One Sunday our dear Bro. Brad gave us a lesson about the Lord’s Prayer. He made some wonderful points. He talked about prayer & how important it should be to us. Since my One Word for 2014 is Pray, I was all in on this message! He made us look at how special prayer really is.
Prayer is a way to get involved with things, you otherwise would not be able to be involved in. Take for instance, my daughter just went on a mission trip to Nicaragua. I was not able to go on this trip with her. However, I felt like I could be a part of it by praying for her & the work our church group would do. I could not go on the airplane with her. But, I could pray for her to have a safe trip. I could pray for the pilot of the plane & all the attendants on the plane. I could not be with her as she worshipped with the church in Nicaragua. However, I could pray for the church family there. I could not be at the hotel where she stayed or the city she went to. However, I could pray for her safety & the safety of all of those with her, as they traveled around the city & as they slept. I have never set foot in Central America. However, with the avenue of prayer, I have been involved in many things there.
Prayer is where you start, not where you end. We should not say,
”I have tried everything I know to do. I guess I could pray about it.”
Let prayer be your first choice, not your last resort. Be proactive in prayer. Pray about things before the need ever comes along. Always, always, always remember there is power in prayer.
Matthew 21:22New King James Version (NKJV)
22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
I am so glad you came by today. I wanted to share this thought with you about prayer. I hope you are doing good & having a blessed day. As for me, I have to be going because I should be washing clothes.
Oh and by the way, this sweet girl had a birthday this weekend.
And this sweet boy really enjoyed the ice cream…..to the last drop!
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