Friday, April 16, 2010

Pray For Us Friday

So, back in 1996, my family went on a mission trip with several other families from our church. In order to raise money for the trip, all the families that went on the trip created a "church cookbook" to sell and my mom was in charge of the whole process. It turned out to be an awesome cookbook and I still use many of the recipes out of it. Anyway, at the beginning of the book, there is a page that talks about prayer. It suggests that when you cook someone's recipe, you pray for them by name. If you know that person, you can pray for them specifically and if they are a stranger to you, you can pray that God will bring blessing upon their family. I think this is just such an awesome concept and I wanted to bring a version of that concept to my blog.

Here's the plan: You email me a recipe, I will post your recipe on my blog (on a Friday) with your name and a prayer request. If you don't have a specific prayer request or you don't feel comfortable sharing one, that's fine too! We can pray God's blessing on your family!

I decided to start with my sister-in-law, Julee Turner. Julee and her husband, Matt, have been trying for a baby for 16 months now. They have tried several different medications and nothing has worked so far. Julee will continue taking the fertility meds for one more month and if they still aren't working, she will return to the fertility specialist for a new plan. Please enjoy Julee's recipe for "Spicy Pot Roast" as you join us in praying that God will grant her the desires of her heart and give her a precious baby.

Here's a picture of Matt and Julee:

And here's Julee's recipe for "Spicy Pot Roast". She says it's Matt's favorite!

Spicy Pot Roast

3-4 lb. beef pot roast
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 oz. package brown gravy mix
1/4 cup ketchup
2 t. dijon mustard
2 t. Dales seasoning
1/8 t. garlic powder
1 cup of water

Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours.

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone."
1 Timothy 2:1

Please email me if you would like to submit a recipe and prayer request for next Friday's post!


Lauren Sullivant said...

I just LOVE the idea of this! That was a great idea! And this definitely won't be the first prayer I have said for Matt and Julee! It will come soon I just know it! Great idea girls!

Ashley Fisher :) said...

cute idea! Glad you are blogging! I always need recipes!