Intercessory Prayers

Intercessory Prayers

My friend and Sunday School teacher, Wayne, has given me a great idea to incorporate the verse “Pray without ceasing” into my life.  He informed me that as he drives, he sees places that bring people to mind, and he prays for them.

A few years ago I stopped in at a local donut shop after my evening hospital shift to pick up some goodies for breakfast the next day.  Lo, and behold, there sat several men from my church, enjoying coffee and donuts, Wayne included. I chatted with the guys while my ordered was filled.

 Wayne told me later that the donut shop reminds him of the Murphy family because of that chance meeting that night.  He prays for us when he passes it.  I love that idea!!

I have incorporated this into my own life.  For example, my friend Charisse has a buck-eye tree in her back yard.  I picked up a few the last time I visited her.  I keep one on my nightstand and when I see it I’m reminded to pray for her.   

As for Wayne, he loves fudge!!  I never make it that he does not come to mind…and he generally gets a few pieces set aside just for him.

Since I moved back to the Dayton area, I have passed a street often in my shopping expeditions.  It brings Wayne and his family to mind every time, & I pray for them!  The name of the street….Fudge Drive, of course.

I have an easy 5 Minute Fudge Recipe I’d like to share with you.   Five simple ingredients, 5 minutes, sweet results.

Research tells us the average Christian prays about 5 minutes per day.  I’d like to be above average, wouldn’t you?

Next time you see something that brings someone you know to mind, PRAY for them.  Then when you see them, TELL them you prayed for them.  Pretty soon, ‘praying without creasing’ will become a way of life, not just words on a page.

Confectionately Yours,


Five Minute Fudge


1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate morsels
9 ounces (3/4 of a 12-ounce bag) butterscotch morsels
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8-ounce) can walnut halves


Place a heavy pot on the stove and preheat it over low heat. Add chips and milk and stir until chips are melted and milk combined. Save the empty condensed milk can. Stir in vanilla and remove fudge from heat. Add nuts and stir in immediately.

The fudge will set up almost immediately. Garnish can only be added in the first minute or 2 the fudge is in the pan, so work quickly.