A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Power of Prayer in My Life

The power of prayer is what we Christians hold on to. I find that there is peace in my life by trusting in God. I can talk to him like a best friend and share all my troubles and joys. No lofty prayers from rote. Mine are simple prayers from the heart.. I can pray anytime during the day and night. I just have to start by saying, "Father." I may pray while working in my garden, giving thanks before and after a meal, while watching my kids and grand kids on a special day, when a fire truck or ambulance goes by...I pray for whoever is needing at that time, seeing an old person struggling, thanking for my eyesight...to be able to read, paint, watch birds ...to many things to list. I pray for our marriage and for Joe's health. I give thanks for my family and pray that they are safe, healthy and happy. I pray for people who are hurt and in trouble. It might sound like I'm always on my knees...not so. These little prayers take only minutes, but those minutes get me through each day.
I wrote about a baby needing prayers yesterday. I read his Mom's blog for the first time on Sat. I read the tragic story and the need of prayers. This story touched my heart, maybe because he is just a baby.I wrote a comment that I would pray for him...and then I thought, how many of us say, "I'll keep you in my prayers?" You might wonder if we really do that. Well, I think that just saying those words is a little prayer... whether or not we follow through. With this story of baby Truman....we are seeing the power of prayer working. People from all walks of life are praying for his recovery. It's giving his loving family the strength that they need to get through this....just knowing that we are all praying. I sometimes have kind of a simplistic view of religion..I imagine my God standing there and hearing all those prayers coming up for this little one and Him thinking....."Who is this child that everyone is praying for? He must be special."
Please just say a simple prayer for Truman today.


Marydon said...

Yes, these are my kinds of prayers, throughout the day for the same kinds of 'things' that occur daily ... troops, fire trucks, medivacs, etc., but more often just to thank Him for today & blessings for us all.

When it comes to children tho, my heart melts. I am the Mother of an angel wee son who drowned.

Have a great day ~

Balisha said...

Marydon...Did you read about what happened to this baby? His family is going through a near drowning in a bucket with just inches of water in it....he was revived and now in NICU holding on.

Sue said...

Balisha, I agree that just saying I'll keep someone in my prayers is a type of prayer, in itself! The power of prayer can never be underestimated.
:-) Sue

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, no way could I make it without praying continually.
I need to be alone to have all this time for prayer.
There are some words to a song that goes over and over in my mind "Who have I in Heaven but you"

Barbee' said...

I can't imagine what a life without prayer would be like.