Friday, March 14, 2014

The Power 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! We got our chilly weather as predicted but it will soon warm up and at least we have lots of sunshine. It is a beautiful day!

I swept off the porch late yesterday. It was full of leaves and oak seeds, but the wind had been blowing so strongly, that it would have been useless earlier to sweep. I noticed that the chairs were covered with a fine, yellow dusting of pollen just as  cars that sit outside are. A bad time of the year for allergies.

My amaryllis have not shown signs of blooms yet, although the leaves look strong and healthy so far. I drove by a house in the neighborhood which has a nice circle of amaryllis blooming. Sigh. Maybe one year mine will do better. I know they are planted too deep. They need the tops of the bulbs to show, which mine do not.

I got over to the Park yesterday and saw a line of people looking over the entrance bridge down into the water, with the teacher in the middle. They were from Benedict Haven..a nice outing for them. I also saw a flock of ibis on the muddy bank, looking pristine in their whiteness against the mud. So graceful when they take off! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

James 5:13-16
Are any among you suffering? They should keep on
praying about it. And those who have reason to be
thankful should continually sing praises to the Lord.

Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders
of the church and have them pray over them, anointing
them with oil in the name of the Lord. And their prayer
offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make
them well. And anyone who has committed sins will be

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other
so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous
person has great power and wonderful results.

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

Love and hugs,