Friday, November 16, 2012

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 in it! Once again, we have overcast and very cool weather. I am sure it will warm up a few degrees by later this afternoon, but I am not used to having such overcast days! 

The weather was so perfect yesterday, I went for a walk in the park around 2:30. I didn't plan to, but it seemed like a good idea, so I got my walking stick that Terry gave me out of the back, and took off over the bridge and walked to the first shelter. The sun was bright, and the air was cool, so it was just right. No other people were there, at least not where I was walking, so I had the short space to myself. The only gator I saw was on the way in. The big black shiny gator was sunning on the bank of the lake again, all stretched out. I saw a brilliant white egret at the edge of the canal, looking hopefully at the fish. And lots of ripples from said fish swimming around. It was a glorious day! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

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 power at 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 to 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,