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Advent 2020: Somebody's Prayers by Judith Watkins


“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.”

-1 Corinthians 3:6


6th Day After Christmas

December 31, 2020

Somebody's Prayer

On 9/11, a man and his wife were en route to the airport to visit family and friends in New York. A flat tire delayed them and they missed the flight. Later that evening he received a call stating that his father had transitioned. The man was distraught because he had prayed that his father would accept Jesus Christ as his Savior.

A few months later the couple was informed that the man’s father, a firefighter, had rescued a woman from the Twin Towers. During the rescue he had accepted Jesus Christ. The son was ecstatic to know that his prayers were answered. The son and his wife planted the seed, the family members prayed and God received the glory by making it grow.

When we pray, we do not know when or how the prayer will be answered, but we know God will get the glory. Prayer changes us and then we can change the situation. We are here today because we are walking in the answered prayers of our ancestors. What an incredible power we have during this Advent season to walk through the world making someone’s day by praying for them.

This Dorothy Norwood song summarizes my meditation, “Somebody prayed for me, had me on their mind. They took the time and prayed for me. I am so glad they prayed.”


Dear God, somebody prayed for me.

Let my prayers make a difference.


Sister Judith Watkins



Advent 2020

Join us in a time of reflection, anticipation, and contemplation during the season of Advent 2020.

Each day a new reflection with a scripture and prayer will be posted on the Metropolitan AME Church website and social media to encourage you to hear the words of those reflecting, anticipating, and contemplating with you in community as we thank God for what God has done, notice what God is actively doing and anticipate what God will do next.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline. Chart and journal for yourself what God has done, what God is doing, and what God is illuminating for you in this season.



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