I have had this post on my mind for quite some time now, but just couldn’t find the words to express it. I wanted to give you x number of things to pray for our sisters in Christ – like maybe praying that our single sisters in Christ would remain pure, or maybe that our married sisters would submit to their husbands, or that all our sisters would be good stewards over their time, money, and gifts and be the light that God has called them to be.
And although all of these things are great, there is a prayer that would be much better.
It would be better to pray that our sisters in Christ (and ourselves) would sit at Jesus’ feet.
I’m reminded of Martha and Mary.
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help.”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed – or indeed only one Mary has chosen what is better and it will not be taken away from her.” – Luke 10:38-42 (NIV)
As women, we’re often more of a Martha than a Mary. Whether we’re CEOs, teachers, stay-at-home moms, entrepreneurs, or whatever else we may be – we all spend our days marking off our imaginary (sometimes written) to-do-list.
We have a million and one things to do. A million and one things that concern us. A million and one things that distract us from doing the one thing that’s really needed…
Sitting at Jesus’ feet.
And the real truth is, as much as we love our sisters, we can’t always be there for everyone of our sisters’ needs, but Jesus can.
So why not pray that our sisters in Christ (and ourselves) would do the one thing that’s really needed?
If our sister in Christ is hurting, pray that she would find healing at Jesus’ feet…
If our sister in Christ is struggling with her marriage, pray that she would first submit and kneel at Jesus’ feet…
If our single sister is struggling with purity, pray that she would find her worth and validation at Jesus’ feet…
If she needs direction, if she has questions, pray that she would find the answers at Jesus’ feet…
If she is lost and losing her faith, pray that she would find her way at Jesus’ feet…
Whatever our sisters need, pray that they would find it at Jesus’ feet.
For our sisters in Christ have many worries – a million and one things that distract them from the one things that distract them from the one thing that is really need.
So pray that they would sit at Jesus’ feet.
This post is a part of the Sisterhood Series – diving into the importance of Sisterhood for our Christian walk. Check out other posts in the Sisterhood Series, including Our Sisters Need Encouragement, In Her Storm, Be There, and My Fear and Desire for Sisterhood.
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