One of the songs by Steven Curtis Chapman that has really convicted me (pretty much since I heard it) is called "Let Us Pray". The lyrics, in part, say:
I heard you say your heart is aching, you've got trouble in the making
And you ask if I'll be praying for you, please
And in keeping with convention, I say "yes" with good intentions
To pray later, making mention of your needs
But since we have this moment here at heaven's door
We should start knocking now, what're we waiting for?
Let us pray, let us pray, everywhere in every way
Ever moment of the day, it is the right time
For the Father above, He is listening with love
And He wants to answer us, so let us pray
In case you didn't get the news, Steven and MaryBeth's youngest daughter, Maria, was killed in a tragic accident yesterday. (News report here.) They really, really, really need your prayers right NOW. Not later, in your quiet time, when you get to send it on your prayer chain, but RIGHT NOW.
One thing I have always admired about my mom, Denise, is when people ask for prayer, she listens to their needs, and ALWAYS says, "Let's pray right now."
The need for prayer is so desperate. The loss of a child is unimaginable to me.