Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Teaching about Prayer and Fasting

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! Sunshine and cool temps make for a beautiful day! I just saw a gorgeous tiny bird in the hedge outside my bedroom window! Bright yellow breast, black band around the neck, black head and black top feathers! I will have to consult my bird book to see what kind it was! It was about the size of a canary...

Well, I got to the library yesterday, and came out loaded down with books! There is a new librarian who looks like the least likely candidate for that particular occupation that I can think of. He is scruffy looking, wears baggy jeans, a scuffy bearded face, but who knows what lurks behind the outward appearance? Not my idea of" Marian, the librarian"!

After I left the library, I headed for the park, where I had to avoid a mother with two small children. I have found that moms with little ones try to keep them under their wings, but one cannot be too careful when driving by. I noticed the water was up from all the rain, when it was down last weekend. Lots of hydrilla washed down from the lake and was floating everywhere.
But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Matthew 6:7-15

"When you pray, don't babble on and on as people
of other religions do. They think their prayers are
answered by repeating their words again and again.
Don't be like them, because your Father knows
exactly what you need even before you ask him!

Pray like this:

Our Father in heaven,
may your name be honored.
May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done here on earth
just as it is in heaven.
Give us our food for today
and forgive us our sins,
just as we have forgiven those who
have sinned against us.
And don't let us yield to temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one."

If you forgive those who sin against you,
your heavenly Father will forgive you. But
if you refuse to forgive others, your Father
will not forgive your sins.

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

Love and hugs