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I met my friend in London. She walked into the design studio of the Independent Magazine where I worked. I thought she was just a loud American. Funny thing is, now I’ve lived in the USA, and she has been in the UK, she sounds so English to me.

Sail boats are the trigger that reminds me to pray for a special friend.

We became firm friends and discovered we both had a love for boats, in particular boats with sails. So, we bought a sailboat together—a Laser Fun. And it was fun, too, although a little bit tippy. Neither of us liked getting wet.

Most weekends in the summer we would drive to the reservoir where we kept our sailing dinghy. We’d drag it down to the water’s edge and then tack across the lake with the wind in our sails. We sold our boat when I moved to America.

Every year, though, when we exchange birthday cards they invariably have a nautical feel.When I see a boat, in particular a sailboat, I am reminded to pray for my good friend in England. What do you notice that triggers you to pray for a good friend?

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  • What a beautiful story of friendship! I’m not sure I ever considered triggers to remind me to pray for a friend. I’m thinking this through because certainly there are triggers! I am reminded of triggers for my family (my husband and adult sons). Memories of baseball games, Boy Scouts, field trips, and vacations are triggers for me. Thank you for sharing. I’ll forever see triggers in a different light!

  • How neat! I don’t think I have any certain thing that makes me think of one of my friends, let alone pray for them. Love the idea though 🙂

  • This may sound stupid to some, but for me it works. When we were at a Cowboy church gospel singing one night, my group of 3 plus me were talking and the lady who played the piano that night came up to us and called us “girly biscuits” and it kinds stuck and we are now known as the girly biscuits. So when I see a biscuit it will reminds me to pray for each of my special friends because we are there for each other, we go out and eat and try different restaurants, we laugh and cry together. We go to church together and to gospel singings together. We have a very special bond. So this idea of triggers was great.

    • Betty, this doesn’t sound stupid at all. It sounds wonderful. What a great prayer trigger for your special friends. What a fun name for you and your girlfriends. Thank you so much for leaving your comment.

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