This week Jennifer Lopez’s 12-year-old daughter, Emme Muniz, published a Christian children’s book on prayer called ‘Lord Help Me.’ With a wisdom beyond her years, she told People magazine that she has been passionate about prayer since she was five-years-old and believes that prayer has helped her get through small challenges like getting along with her brother to the bigger ones like helping to save the planet and its creatures. In her interview, she said, “I really hope children are able to learn to pray, share the book and spread the power of prayer after reading it.”
Of course, prayer is not only for children; many adults have also found help for life’s challenges, peace and comfort, and answers to their questions through prayer. The Christian evangelist, Billy Graham, once said “heaven is full of answers to prayers that haven’t been asked.”
In our world of pandemics, social unrest, environmental crisis, and yes, even struggling to get along with an annoying family member, why not give prayer a chance by asking the Lord to help us? Maybe then, like Emme and Billy Graham, we too will discover the power of prayer.
Have a prayerful week,