Friday, September 2, 2016

Praying for Others // And a Special Announcement!

Welcome to Good Apples Friday!

Today I'd like to encourage you to pray for others this week.
After a long day of gymnastics on Tuesday my back and legs starting hurting me.
It made me kinda mad because I couldn't do any gymnastics that whole day.
I still haven't totally recovered from my back hurting when I do flips.
Whenever I asked God for me to feel better I felt bad.
There are a lot of other people out there hurting way more than me.
For me to selfishly pray for myself to get better so I can do gymnastics asap.
I could've been praying for little kids who can't even walk.
People who don't even know what it's like to run and play.
I'm not saying that praying for yourself is bad.
I'm just saying before you go and pray to God about yourself, pray for others.
Thank God for your feet, legs, arms, neck, and whole body that you can use.

I was really convicted by that this week when we visited a friend from church.
A lot of the time we were talking they were talking about their back hurting, getting surgery, and all kind of hurt they have to go through. That made me so sad. Every night I've been praying for them asking God to help them.

It says in the Bible,

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Philippians 4:6

I'm not saying don't ask God to help you feel better.
I'm just saying maybe before you think about yourself, think about others.

If you have any prayer requests I'd love to hear them.
Please comment them down below.

Thanks for reading!

bouncing in to say bye,

P.S. Before I leave I will announce the winner of my summer giveaway!
Thanks Courtney for letting me have this giveaway!
And the handler of this beautiful watercolor card set is...............

Congrats Allie!
Thanks to everyone who entered.



  1. Great message! Sometimes I pray just for myself when I'm ill, and not for others so thanks for this post. I'll definitely be praying for your recovery! :)

    1. Thanks Simi! I'm glad this helped you! :) Thanks!