Thursday, June 23, 2016

Effective 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 humidity is back and what a difference it makes. Even at 7 AM it feels like a sauna outside as the sun climbs. The prediction is for the nineties by noon. I am thankful for air conditioning. My hat's off to Mr Carrier!.

I stopped off at the Park before traveling out to get a Subway chicken Teriyaki sub for my lunch. There were quite a few people walking or just sitting on benches, enjoying nature in the heart of the city.

After I had lunch, I unloaded the washer and put my clothes in the dryer, and read while I waiting for my cleaning ladies to come. Their business has fallen off due to a couple deaths of clients, so they get another day off. So we chatted while they worked and I got caught up on news and restaurants. They eat lunch out every day, so they know a lot of people. Their favorite place for sandwiches is The Sangwich Place.

I ordered a book from Haslam's book store. Something I never do, because I would rather get books from the library. But I had a delightful conversation with the manager who is the great grandson of the original owners. I am happy to give business to an independent bookstore, because it is difficult for them to stay in business. with the big chains.There are four cats living in the bookstore, now. Last time I was in there, which has been over a year, there was only one. Anyway, I have to wait until the book is published next month before I can get it. When I can get my ipad to keep connected to WIFI  maybe I can learn to download books on it. But there is just something about holding a book...

Well, I am praying for comfort for the family of the people who are currently lost in the Gulf, and hope they find some trace of the three teenagers and their dad. In spite of all the tragedies, God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Matthew 7:7,8
Keep on asking and you will be given what
you ask for. Keep on looking and you will find.
Keep on knocking and the door will be opened.
For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who
seeks, finds. And the door is  open to
everyone who knocks. You parents---if your children
ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone
instead? Or if you ask them for a fish, do you give
them a snake? Of course not! If you sinful people
know how to give good gifts to your children, how
much more with your heavenly Father give good gifts
to those who ask him.

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

Love and hugs,