Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I am Praying when I run the Hood to Coast...Can I pray for you?

When I ran the Helvatia half marathon my buddy Steve suggested that I pick different people to pray for during each mile. I loved that idea. I was already praying as I was running, but this game me some tangible times to actually pray for different people. Of course my family members all get a mile (including my son and daughter in Ethiopia) and John Stumbo gets a mile as well. John was the inspiration for our Hood to Coast team we call Stumbo's Prayer Warriors, or as someone on another team last year said "St. Umbo's Prayer Warriors."

It has been truly inspirational and encouraging as I run (which until 2 years ago I hated, but have now found joy in it) to pray for people. It keeps my mind focused on loved ones and on running.

So here is the deal: On Friday and Saturday I am running 3 legs of the Hood to Coast "The Mother of All Relays" which, with 197 total miles, is the longest relay race in the nation. I will be running approximately 18 miles total. I would love to pray for you. I will give the usual people on my list a mile, but I want to commit a portion of the race to you in prayer. Depending on how many people reply I want to give you 1/2 mile or 1/4 mile to your prayer needs.

     * Do you have a major life change coming up?

     * Do you have a decision to make that could affect your future?

     * Do you have some issues you could use some wisdom from God on?

What do you need prayer for? Feel free to comment here (on the blog or facebook) or send me an email, or a message on facebook (if it is not for everyone else to know about). I will be carrying a list with me as I run so I don't forget who and what I am praying for.

So there you have it. Let me know. I would be honored to pray for you.

6 comments:

Adoption Mission: Possible said...

I would love for you to pray for us. Pray specifically for our daughter waiting for us. Pray she is safe, healthy, touched, cared for, and loved. Pray her heart is prepared to be adopted by our family. And pray Eph 3:20- that God would work a miracle, do "immesurably more" than we could ask or imagine, and have our daughter home by Christmas. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hey Erik you probably dont remember me at all but we met at Delta Lake Bible Conference Center a few years ago and i have been at LIFE the past two times. Could you possibly pray for me. I just got to college and i am going for Pre-Med to be a Missonary Doctor in Africa, and i just really need to focus and keep my life on track for God. I am at Liberty University if you wanted to know. I havent been doing devos everyday either and i want that to change. If you could pray for those things it would be a big help.
Thank you!!
Brendon Kunker

Anonymous said...

Please pray for Ron, Sheena, and Justin. A mile each if you got enough... also run slow during those miles.

Glaze The Donut Man said...

Erik; I would appreciate your prayers for complete restoration of my eye. Had to have surgery 3 weeks ago due to a detached retina. Recovery is going very slow. Thanks, Man!

Anonymous said...

I sent you a message on Ask me a Q. Thought I'd post this so that you can check it if you don't check it regularly.

Thanks,

Bitsy

Angela said...

This is just awesome!

Our adoption for sure!

Have a great time...

Be blessed!

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