I originally shared this article as a post on my personal Facebook profile on September 24, 2017.
I’ve shared this story to some friends but also want to share here on FB. This is a lesson I learned on being specific in prayer.
True to being part of the Intercessory Ministry, I don’t pray for myself much because I don’t really want anything for myself. But when I do, I only ask God for wisdom, guidance, and not much else.
A few months ago I kept getting the message over and over (via conversations with godly friends and my devotionals) that I had to be more specific with my prayers for myself (prayers for other people weren’t a problem, though). It was a recurring message so I took note of that and decided to “challenge” God and try it out.
On June 29, 2017, I wrote a journal entry to God in my journal app. I thought of asking for something really specific, difficult, but INCONSEQUENTIAL in the grand scheme of things— something not out of greed or gain.
I wrote, “I want a blue, pink, and yellow cotton candy in the shape of an elephant. I want it in real life. Something I can hold in my hands and eat.”
(Haha parang bata lang, candy ang hinihingi 😅)