I'm going to try something today, and I wanted to see if you want to do it with me.
Every time I catch myself having a negative thought, a worry, a whine, every time I start to throw my own pity party, I'm going to:
1. Stop. Tell myself to stop.
2. Immediately say a prayer for somebody else.
I have actually made a list of names - people whose name I am going to call out to the Lord. Who knows? I may run through that list a hundred times today. And, God may put more names on my heart/list as the day goes on. I think this is going to be exciting! You wanna do it?
"Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective". (James 5:16)
Did you catch that? Sounds to me like you pray for somebody else and you get healed, too!! Now, that's what I call a BOGO!