Do you like lists? I need them – every day. In fact, I wouldn’t function very well without them. What groceries do I need at Safeway, Trader Joes, and Costco this week? What errands do I need to do when I go in to town? What calls do I want to make? And, of course, if I’m going on a trip, what do I want to pack and take with me? Recently I made some lists that would help me to remember the people for whom I really want to pray – daily and weekly. Here are my categories – family, friends, missionaries, church and organizations, need Jesus, and urgent. Now when I tell someone that I will pray for them, there is a confidence that as I look at the cards (1 for each category) most mornings, I really will do it. I will faithfully remember to pray for them by name. My “Urgent” card for this month is growing and it is bringing me a new sense and awareness that when I pray for others intentionally, God draws near and listens and cares and will keep His promises. Try it – you just might like it, too!