Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Teaching About 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! Except for a thunderstorm now and then, it was a good long weekend. The sun was really hot when Brian and I went to Bay Pines cemetery on Sat.but I am glad we drove out at that time, because Sunday was rainy.

We had lunch at Panera and then stopped and bought flowers and took them out to Louis' grave. It was such a moving sight to see the hundreds or more flags waving in the wind; some with flowers but many of the older ones, with no one left to remember them. Sen. Bill Young's grave always has a special remembrance marking it. That cemetery is a special place and is always taken care of.

Sunday, as Pastor Kevin was preaching, the rain started coming down on the roof, which gets very loud; so much so, that it stopped his preaching momentarily, as that is the first time since he came that we have had rain during a sermon. It was funny how he was distracted, but it did not take from his message and he carried right on!  It had not completely stopped when it was time for me to go to the car, It is difficult to wheel the walker and hold an umbrella, so I never carry one. I was parked under the oaks, and of course, they were dripping, but I did not get too wet! At least the car got washed!

I watched the salute to Memorial Day program on PBS Sunday evening, and even though it was raining in Wash. D.C. it was a tremendous presentation!

After doing a few chores around the house yesterday, I decided to be bold and go to Sonny's for a barbeque dinner. They have a drive thru, so I ordered chicken and pulled pork with sides, and have so much left over that I will have a couple more meals. Beans, cole slaw and pot. salad!
Yum! And garlic bread, of course!

As I was on my way to church, Sunday, I drove around Lynch Lake and saw a roseate spoonbill in the middle of a couple ibis. So Pretty and pink! My favorite! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Matthew 6:24-33
When you pray, don't babble on and on as
people of other religions do. They think their
prayers are answered only 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 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.

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

Love and hugs,