My husband and I prayed that God would direct where we’d sit and the conversations we would have at a donor appreciation banquet.
An elderly couple was sitting alone, so we joined them. Conversation flowed smoothly, and almost instantly became spiritual and very encouraging.
At one point she leaned over towards me, and said, “When I can’t sleep at night I quote the psalms.” She started quoting Psalm 23, “The Lord is my Shepherd.”
I continued, “I shall not want.”
She took over, “He makes me lie down in green pastures.” We went back and forth until we had quoted the entire psalm.
For us, that night, God-directed conversation meant “speaking to one another in psalms,” just like Ephesians 5:19 says.
As the end of the dinner, she said, “Such rich conversation is rare, especially between strangers.”
I said, “We prayed that the Lord would direct us.”
She said, “So did we.”