525,600 Prayers

Based on the title, is anyone singing the Rent song, “Seasons of Love”? 525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes – how do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee. In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife. In 525,600 minutes – how do you measure a year in the life? How about love? How about love? How about love? Measure in love. Seasons of love.

I don’t think I’ve actually seen the musical, but I have heard the song. This post actually has nothing to do with the song, but I couldn’t help but relate the amount of minutes and moments to all the prayers that God has heard for our babies. God just leaves me awe-struck some times. It’s amazing to me that He has blessed us with 3+ years of praying over our babies. For their conception. For their delivery. Their health. Their sleep (yes, I often ask they would be good sleepers). Most of all that they would fall in love with Jesus at a young age.

Thousands of prayers! Not just from us, but from so many other prayer warriors too. It amazes me that we wouldn’t have had this opportunity had we conceived in 2012 when we originally wanted. I feel so blessed that He has chosen us to be on this journey. It amazes me that one day we will get to tell all of our children our journey of praying, hoping, believing, and declaring. It simply just overwhelms me.

I always try to look for the blessing. I always try to focus on the good. Focus on LIFE. Even though this journey is so hard, I can now add all the prayers I have been blessed to pray to the list of things I’m thankful for. Hundreds and thousands of prayers for THEM! It truly is a privilege to partner with the Lord and share my heart’s desires with Him.

Whether you have asked 1 time or 525,600 times, keep asking! Press into the Lord and keep praying. He acts on EVERY prayer. None of your prayers are being wasted. He isn’t tired of hearing your desires. Keep asking until He fulfills your request!

“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.” 1 John 5:14-15

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  • Sarah J
    Posted at 07:31h, 17 July Reply

    Beautiful post friend! Made me tear up a bit thinking about what an amazing story of prayer you all will be able to tell your kids one day. Such faith!!

  • Elisha
    Posted at 07:38h, 17 July Reply

    Amen! As always, praying for you sugars! xo

  • Lisa
    Posted at 07:42h, 17 July Reply

    Wow I have NEVER looked at it that way. I’ve been so angry with God for not “hearing” my prayers, maybe I will change my prayers, and pray for my future baby. Thank you!!

  • Sharlene
    Posted at 08:55h, 17 July Reply

    Me & my husband pray for our babies too, by their names. Always ask God to bring them on His time as His will is perfect. I would love to be a mommy now, but have trusted the Lord that it will happen when they are ready. In the meantime we cherish and give thanks for ALL of His blessings.

  • Jasmine Nicoson
    Posted at 09:00h, 17 July Reply

    LOVE this.

  • Jonathan Key
    Posted at 09:22h, 17 July Reply

    This is beautiful. I also feel so blessed that He has chosen us to be on this journey. We try to pray with the kids every night. A good reminder to double up our efforts in making this a priority. We are all on this journey of life together! God bless!

  • Jojo
    Posted at 09:33h, 17 July Reply

    Always! Even if it seems like he isn’t listening.

  • Mary Collins
    Posted at 10:10h, 17 July Reply

    Nice story of pray. We can never spend to much time talking to the Lord.

  • Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    Posted at 10:10h, 17 July Reply

    This is such a beautiful way to look at anything we’ve prayed for for years. Count me as one of your new(ish) prayer warriors. Praise the Lord who listens even before we speak a single word!

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 10:49h, 17 July Reply

    That’s just what my message was on with the youth kiddos… never give up.
    & imagine if you spent ALL THAT TIME talking to God? How YOU are changed! 🙂

  • Kristan
    Posted at 11:01h, 17 July Reply

    Hey! We are definitely in the same heart place this week bc I also posted about being faithful in prayer!

  • Kara
    Posted at 11:19h, 17 July Reply

    love this!! so true!! and now this song is stuck in my head! haha

  • Tiffany
    Posted at 11:21h, 17 July Reply

    Beautiful post….prayer is so intimate and it’s also not just about what you want or expect from God. It’s about giving Him the opportunity to reveal to us what He expects of us. Awesome.

  • Kelly @ SoKo Blog
    Posted at 12:14h, 17 July Reply

    Yes yes yes! I love how when we pray and ask in His name and for His glory, He happily provides.

  • Erika B.
    Posted at 12:18h, 17 July Reply

    You totally have that song stuck in my head now!! 🙂 So awesome, though, to imagine all of the prayers for our babies!!

  • Andi
    Posted at 13:32h, 17 July Reply

    ah, behold the power of prayer… 😀

  • Danielle
    Posted at 13:32h, 17 July Reply

    Beautiful post and a true testimony to the power of prayer! I’m so glad I read this because I’m currently praying for another little one. Another blessing, and I must remember to keep praying, no matter what. Thanks for sharing!

  • Evangeline
    Posted at 16:20h, 17 July Reply

    This is another great post. So touching!

  • Brandi @ penguinsinpink.com
    Posted at 18:50h, 17 July Reply

    This is beautiful. What a blessing to be able to pray over them for so long.

  • Renee Kinlaw
    Posted at 20:26h, 17 July Reply

    Thank you for giving us a new way of looking at unanswered prayers. Keep praying. We prayed for 10 years before our daughter was born. I was 37 my husband 45. We had wanted a house full but God knew best. She is a blessing above all blessings. She has taught us so many things and taught us so much about God. I will be praying with you and for your children!

  • Melanie Pickett, Flying Blonde
    Posted at 22:10h, 17 July Reply

    What a great analogy. How many dozens of times during a single day do we whisper a request to Him? Thank you for this beautiful post!

  • HilLesha
    Posted at 22:34h, 17 July Reply

    Beautiful post! Some of us may feel like God is not listening when our prayers are not answered immediately, but it’s important for us to still have faith and continue praying. He may not answer our prayers when we want him to, but he’ll answer them at the times that he knows is the best time.

  • Cindy
    Posted at 22:51h, 17 July Reply

    Beautifully written. I love your unwavering Faith in Him. It is an inspiration and it is something I strive to do myself. Thank you for this beautiful post and sharing to us.

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 23:44h, 17 July Reply

    That is a LOT of prayers, so they are going to be so abundantly blessed babies!! 🙂 I can’t wait until God sends them to you!!! Praying often for you, sweet friend. 🙂

  • Susan B Mead
    Posted at 07:37h, 18 July Reply

    Love the prayers for your babies. That they will know Jesus. Indeed and amen!

  • Marie with spreading-joy.org
    Posted at 08:45h, 18 July Reply

    Many many times I feel like I do nothing but ask for miracles. praying for you guys

  • Síochána Arandomhan
    Posted at 10:55h, 18 July Reply

    Ha! I thought of the song “50 000 Watts of Common Prayer” by Roseanne Cash, which I always associate with our daughter 😉 (It played on the radio the day we discovered that she was with us).

  • Marissa
    Posted at 12:58h, 18 July Reply

    What a great way to think of just how many prayers you’ve prayed! We keep a family prayer journal, and we also discuss how God is answering those prayers regularly. it seems to really help our kids see prayer in action. I love seeing just how many prayers we’ve said as a family… I can only imagine how the prayers of my heart compare in number….


  • Danielle
    Posted at 19:48h, 18 July Reply

    Thank you so much for this post! Sometimes I wonder if my prayers are doing good!!! This is a wonderful reminder of God’s faithfulness!

  • Melanie
    Posted at 08:09h, 20 July Reply

    What a wonderful way of looking at it. Thanks for this post.

  • Chari
    Posted at 11:41h, 20 July Reply

    Pray pray pray! God is always listening! <3

  • Kyra Faulkner
    Posted at 23:41h, 20 July Reply

    This is the best. Thank you for sharing your heart! I’d never thought about praying for my dauhhter’s to love Christ at an early age. What a sweet idea. Now thinking about what other desires that I forget to pray over.

  • Rach @ This Italian Family
    Posted at 12:16h, 21 July Reply

    I left the longest comment here, but then it all got deleted, haha! But suffice it to say: I love this post. I love your hope and faith! Beautifully written!

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 15:14h, 24 July Reply

    I found this encouraging. I think I have almost quit praying for a baby because I am too scared of being disappointed if it’s not God’s will for us to have a baby.

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 15:15h, 24 July Reply

    I found this encouraging. I think I have almost quit praying for a baby because I am too scared of being disappointed in case it is not God’s will for us to have a baby.

  • Laura @ Making Baby Provence
    Posted at 13:50h, 06 August Reply

    “It’s amazing to me that He has blessed us with 3+ years of praying over our babies.” Your perspective never ceases to amaze me. I love it! You’re so refreshing!!

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