This praying mantis was in the grass near a spot where I was watering animals. I didn't see it, as I was quiet and listening. I was counting blessings.
As I was playing & watering and thinking "I wonder what these silly animals think when I walk out here to love on them" I walked back into the yard to find this fella. I smiled.
Well played Jesus, ohhh well played.
I felt Him whisper, "why do you worry? Look! I am able to create an insect who reflects the beauty in prayer, why do you doubt the beauty of your own prayers?"
Oh Lord, THANK YOU!
Thank you for the reminder, you are so incredibly faithful.
You are full of abundance. You hear each and every word which passes from my heart to your presence. You meet me in my needs, you encourage me in my desires, you make my path straight. Thank you!
Google tells me, "Because of the “praying” hands, some Christians say that the praying mantis represents spiritualism or piety, and if found in your home, may mean that angels are watching over you."
God tells me in His word:
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."Philippians 4:6-7