Uff da! After I moved to western Minnesota, that became an exclamation that I use frequently. You may even have heard me say it. If things are icky, you can say “uff da.” If things are especially good, you can say “uff da.” If things are tremendously bad or surprising, you can say “uff da mai.” It’s a wonderful, all-purpose exclamation.
There is another wonderful, all-purpose saying that I use a lot: “I’ll be praying for you.” It’s a true statement. I’m not just saying it. I pray for individuals who need and have asked for prayer. I pray for our church. I pray for our community. I pray for our world!
In Ephesians 6:18 it says, “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
So, here’s my challenge: keep on praying. Pray for our church. Pray for me. Pray for one another. Pray for our community. Pray for our world. Keep on praying—even if you are unable to be in worship, keep on praying!
Who knows what might happen if we all really take that seriously and don’t just use it as an all-purpose saying. Hmmm! Let’s all pray.