Thursday, May 5, 2011

National Day of Prayer

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! The wind is blowing and the air is a little cooler, so I guess the "cold" front came through, or is coming through with dryer air. That means it will probably be a good day to get the van washed. I like dry days because the water usually evaporates before I get home then all I have to do is clean the windows.

I have not heard from the media saying this is the National Day of Prayer, which Pres. Bush always mentioned, but that is what the calendar says , so I prayed for all the government leaders this morning, which , honestly, I don't usually do. I know I should....just have such a long list, I don't take time.

Yesterday I watched a pretty yellow butterfly flitting by outside, and unfortunately, lots of love bugs in the air. There must be some birds or some animal that like to eat them, but I don't even think frogs like love bugs. That old joke about "you can tell a happy motorcyclist by the love bugs on his teeth" is true right now. Speaking of that, last night I heard the whine of the bikers as they left the Quaker Steak place on 49th. They were speeding up the interstate! Must have been a lot them gathered there.

Lots of people at the park yesterday on a beautiful, sunshiny day, Dog walkers, children and  older folks enjoying  the outing. God is good!

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.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.

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.

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

Love and hugs,