Saturday, August 18, 2012

Learning About Another Country

It's humbling to know that this blog has been read in sixty countries.  Something we decided as a family to do was to pick one country each night to learn something about that country and pray for them in our nightly prayer time together.  Benjamin was so excited about doing this that I let him choose the first country.  He looked over the list of countries who've visited this blog and came back to me as I was fixing dinner.  "I've picked one," he said.

"Okay, which country did you pick?"


So I told him, "After we eat, we'll go look it up on the computer and learn something about Singapore."

Before we Googled Singapore, we went to our globe and I let Benjamin find Singapore on it.  Then we went online and read about this island country. 

Each night we pick a different country to read about and to pray for.  It brings the world into a different perspective when we, as a family, do this.  Our prayers become focused on something other than ourselves and our own needs.  As 1 Thessalonians 3:12 says, "May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else . . ."  It's true. As we've begun to do this, we feel more connected to other places and people.  And we count it a privelege. 


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