Friday Five: Wait and Pray Edition

Today's Friday Five from Sally:
Part of the Ascension Day Scripture from Acts 11 contains this promise from Jesus;"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”Then he was taken from their sight into the clouds, two angels appeared and instructed the probably bewildered disciples to go back to Jerusalem, where they began to wait and to pray for the gift Jesus had promised.Prayer is a joy to some of us, and a chore to others, waiting likewise can be filled with anticipation or anxiety....So how do you wait and pray?
1. How do you pray best, alone or with others?
I pray best with a mix. That silent time alone with God is so precious, but my very closest friendships have been based on regular shared prayer. (Actually, I miss that like crazy right now.)
2. Do you enjoy the discipline of waiting, is it a time of anticipation or anxiety?
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!! *wipes tears from eyes* Oh, that's a good one. As my husband and I joke, I like "now" best.
3. Is there a time when you have waited upon God for a specific promise?
I've waited for answers, but never for a specific answer. I don't think I've ever felt promised.
4. Do you prefer stillness or action?
I'd like to refer the court to response number 2...
5. If ( and this is slightly tongue in cheek) you were promised one gift spiritual or otherwise what would you choose to recieve?
Nope, this one's too dangerous for me. Be careful what you ask for!


  1. First, I love this template with the flowering tree!
    Love #2...

  2. Wish we were not states away....tea, conversations, praying....it would be good!

  3. You actually made me laugh with your #2 answer! :-)

  4. I'd LOVE some regular prayer time with you!

  5. I like "now" best.

    You and me both, sister! You and me both!!

  6. ROFL on "Now". Yeah. I'm right there with ya. I was thinking of making up fake pills that say "patience" or "wisdom" and putting the bottles on my desk. Just in case I get the urge to whop someone...



  7. Some of my closest friends have been prayer partners. I miss that too, right now.

  8. totally adore your answer to #5! now i'm a little concerned about what will be coming my way!


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins