I've been praying for a prayer chair since July. I have a corner in my cozy closet that is perfect for a little chair, so I've been asking God to provide a chair for that space. Now you might be asking, "What is a prayer chair?" Simply, it's a chair to place in a space to pray and read in.
It might seem like a silly or trivial thing to pray for, but a prayer chair is something that I've wanted to purchase for a while. Praying for my prayer chair felt like a logical conclusion, so I prayed for a chair that would:
1. Be Cozy
2. Would fit well in my closet
3. Would essentially be free.
The third part of my prayer was answered when I received the funds to purchase a chair as a Christmas gift, giving me a set budget and a parameter while looking for a chair. But since I'm getting married in June, I didn't think I would end up finding or purchasing a chair before getting married. Which is why I was so shocked and delighted when the perfect chair fell into my life at an unexpected time.
I was in Downtown York with a friend, checking out a new donut shop in the area called Glazin' (highly recommend it if you're in the York area). After enjoying some time chatting over donuts and (yes) milk, we found our way into Redeax Marketplace, a vintage and handmade store next door.
We perused the vintage wares and we sat on all of the couches and chairs. I ended up telling my friend about how I had been praying for a prayer chair but didn't think I would find one for a while. We laughed as we sat in chairs with bold patterns and I thought to myself, "This isn't it."
It wasn't until we were getting ready to leave that my friend pointed out a chair that I had originally overlooked upon entering the store. Out of curiosity, I sat down in the chair. Cozy and soft. I thought to myself, "Yeah, but is it within my price range?"
She looked at the tag and read it to me: an Ethan Allen chair for $68. Well below my budget.
I started laughing. It was my chair. I had prayed for it and there it was - exactly what I wanted.
Every time I sit in my chair to pray, read, or journal, I'm reminded of God's provision and His promises:
Jesus said: "Ask and it will be give to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened"
Matthew 7: 7-8
God didn't have to provide a prayer chair, but it delighted Him to do so, and He provided it in a way that gives Him glory and praise. God delights in answering prayers, so what are some things that you've been praying for and waiting for God to answer?
Shalom! I'm Madi, a laughter-loving, movie-going, spontaneous-dancing, follower of Christ. Join me as I seek glimpses of God's grace in the ordinary and everyday.
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