Saturday, July 3, 2010

Prayerful Encouragement

I received the best gift yesterday evening....prayer. My pastor asked if there was anything that he could pray for Jeremy and I about....just the usual is my common response...but he knew exactly what was on my heart and mind as many people do these days. He said to me "we are wearing out our knees in prayer for you". What a visual...wearing out our knees, physically getting down on the ground to pray to the only one who is in full control of our lives. What a blessing and an encouragement. So of the simplest things that we can do anytime and anywhere but often we forget to...myself included. Here are a few verses that I hope to commit to memory when it comes to prayer...

Philippians 4:6-7 "Don't worry about anything, instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."

Romans 12:10-13 "Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When Gods people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality."

Romans 8: 26-28 "And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don't know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that can not be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."

Have a blessed day... :)

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