Updated: Jul 15, 2019
My husband and I attend a dinner party every Wednesday night hosted by friends at our church, "C3 NYC." It’s a tradition started by Pastors Josh and Georgie Kelsey, where members of the congregation meet up once a week to catch up on life, trade insights about that week’s sermon and share prayer requests along with "praise reports."
Praise reports are exactly what they sound like — reports of praise-worthy life events. I rarely share praise reports, but I almost always have prayer requests. It’s not that I’m unaware of God’s innumerable blessings in my life; in fact, I try to take time every day to thank God for them while I pray. But I’ve been hesitant to talk about these blessings with other people because I don’t want to appear as though I’m somehow bragging about these gifts, especially knowing I don’t deserve them.