Do you find it easy to ask people to pray for you?
Sometimes I do, if somebody’s sick or has a job interview or something. It’s easy to ask for prayer for when things are outward. And probably kind of mild.
But, I find it hard to ask for prayer for inward things. My own sins.
And then it’s one thing to ask for it once. But what about for the 10th time when it’s like “yep, I’m still struggling with this.”
Maybe the other reason I don’t ask for prayer is because I don’t really believe it will help. I think I’m self-sufficient and it’s up to me to navigate and fix the problems of my life.
Well, that’s all wrong and having a quite tiny view of God and big view of me.
The other day, I was having such a hard time with something, I was completely shameless with asking others for prayer. Like, call David at work and ask him to pray. Then text him later to confirm, “Wait, did you? ‘Cause I’m really needing this.” I hope to grow to be like that all the time to some degree, not just when I have an emotional crisis.
I want to be that desperate for God. Even just for the same ol’ (yet still urgent) prayer request that I would not depart from a simple and pure devotion to Christ.
Baked Smores Bars
Serves 9 bars
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 king-sized milk chocolate bars
1 and 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, and vanilla together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into butter mixture. Press half of dough into a greased 9×9 pan. Set chocolate bars on top. Spread marshmallow fluff over chocolate and top with remaining dough.
Bake for 30-35, or until golden. Don’t worry if the marshmallow oozes out the top. (When is oozing marshmallow ever a problem?)
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 and ⅓ cups flour
- ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 king-sized milk chocolate bars
- 1 and ½ cups marshmallow fluff
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, and vanilla together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt.
- Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into butter mixture.
- Press half of dough into a greased 9×9 pan. Set chocolate bars on top.
- Spread marshmallow fluff over chocolate and top with remaining dough.
- Bake for 30-35, or until golden.
Modified from Sugar Cooking.