Thursday, June 3, 2010

Paul's Prayer

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad n it! I was struck by how warm and humid the air is when I stepped outside this morning. Whew! Looks like today will be a scorcher! Thank God for A/C!

I'm later than usual this morning, because I just took a pecan pie out of the oven. I am having a friend over to work on a toilet that seems to be leaking, and yesterday he asked for a sour orange pie. Problem is, the trees have all been cut down at the park because of too much work cleaning the fallen fruit, I guess. No one is around to clean up and besides, they are out of season. So, I thought maybe the pecan pie would be a substitute. I don't bake much any more because there is no one here to eat dessert but me, and I sure don't need the calories!

Yesterday, after running some errands, I bought a swirl cone from Checkers and drove to the park to enjoy it. Well, I was slurping along the way, because they melt so fast! There was still some left when I got to the Park, so I pulled over and rolled the window down to finish it off. I was watching about seven squirrels racing and chasing each other up and down the trees, when I looked down at the street and there were a couple, sitting up and expectantly waiting for a bite. I told them I was not supposed to feet them, and off they ran for a while, but then they were back to try one more time. They are used to being fed, now, because no one is around to tell people not to, and, of course, the signs don't mean much. But, God is Good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Paul's Prayer for Spiritual Empowering

Ephesians 3:14-21
When I think of the wisdom and scope of God's plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God's marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Now glory be to God! By his mighty work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages.

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

Love and hugs,