Recently I was bemoaning my current household vehicle dilemma with a good friend:
- A mini-van that is draining us not by nickels and dimes, but by twenties and $100’s. Continually. For months.
- An 18 year son that has started college (good) but now needs a method of transportation to get to classes (bad).
- Reworking our current expenses related to the almost $2000 that we recently spent to replace our daughter’s car engine. You know, the one she blew out because she forgot to put oil in it. (“Oops, sorry.” She said)
- My husband keeps mentioning that if we are going to get a new car, he wants a sports car. He is using the following angle: “Remember, you DID forget our anniversary again this year.” (“Oops, sorry.” I said)
Of course, the solution to my problem is to get more money. And the easiest way to do this is to win the lottery. So I told my friend that I was going to start praying every day for “financial blessings.” To which my friend responded: “No offense, but let me do this praying for you.”
Which confused me. I mean, am I doing it wrong? Am I not prayer worthy enough for our Good Lord to hear? Does God, as a general rule, listen to my friend’s prayers more than mine? Should I confess my sins and ask for forgiveness first and then ask for money?
At any rate, I will continue with this plan of action until something better comes up. Unless someone else wins the lottery and would like to donate a couple of cars to pitiful me. I would be open to that idea as well. And in return, I will make sure to have my friend pray for special blessings in thanks for the donation.