Friday, June 27, 2008

Power of Prayer

Good morning, dear friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cloudy day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Well, we had another doctor's appointment yesterday in the rain, but this time the doc's office was only a short distance away and the rain was light. Due to the weather they had a lot of cancellations, so we were able to get in right away.

We drove through the park in the rain and only a couple cars were there; the canal is full and all the trees and shrubs are very green. We saw ibis, they are everywhere, and herons, no anhingas drying, because the rain was falling., but we saw a bedraggled peacock on the way out. They are not so regal in the wet! But God is good!

Matthew had a huge fun day at Busch Gardens yesterday and didn't come home until just before ten. He is still sleeping, but told me last night about all the rides he went on, including the one that thoroughly wet him down. He was soaked! He will be leaving us tomorrow. :o( Pray for a safe trip home for him and Brian as they go halfway and Daryl meets him just south of Atlanta!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can I know God hears my prayers?

Psalm 145:18 The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him sincerely.

The Lord invites us to make prayer our first response rather than our last resort. He always listens to those who are honest with him.

1 Peter 3:12 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil.

Since prayer is a conversation with God, we must approach God with the same love and courtesy we bring to any relationship we value. We must be humble, not arrogant. We must admit our sin and seek God's forgiveness.

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. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

There is no limit on prayer. Big requests, small requests, and all sizes in between are welcomed by God. If something bothers us, it should be brought to God.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,