Grace Prompts Prayer

“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.” (Ephesians 6:18, NLT)

Author Susie Larson writes, “To be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God, to be filled to the spilling-over brim with the all-surpassing love of Christ, is to be transformed from the inside out; it’s to dare to come boldly into God’s great presence and to ask Him for the impossible, unachievable, inconceivable, and unbelievable. Because this is what heirs do. … Prayer links us in fellowship with almighty God. His promises belong to us” (Your Powerful Prayers, p. 69). 

Bold Strength Flows From Prayer 

But you say that you don’t know how to pray. Use different patterns to prompt your prayers until you are comfortable having a heart-to-heart conversation with our loving Father. Pour out your heart to God. He’s listening. He’s waiting. Then listen to Him … wait for God … bask in His presence.

A prayer prompted by Grace.

G

racious.

Gracious Father, You gave all to give eternity.

Rejoice.

I rejoice in Your gift of salvation and peace with You.

Adore.

I adore and stand in awe of Your lovingkindness.

Cherish.

I cherish and cling to Your precepts and teachings.

Exalt.

I exalt You, for You are the Creator of all. You are holy, all-powerful, all-knowing, eternal, loving, and much more.

Amen.

What’s your prayer?

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Are You Free at Last?

“He [Onesimus) is no longer like a slave to you. He is more than a slave, for he is a beloved brother, especially to me. Now he will mean much more to you, both as a man and as a brother in the Lord.” (Philemon 1:16, NLT)

Today, we remember Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and the freedom from racism and prejudice of any type that the movement and the American ideal represents. What does it mean to be Free at Last?

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51 Years of Delight

“As an apple tree among the trees of the forest,
so is my beloved among the young men.
With great delight I sat in his shadow,
and his fruit was sweet to my taste.”

Song of Solomon 2:3

Sweetness in Unity

My Beloved, my Darling, my delight is in you.
Throughout our 51 years, you have given me rest in the shade of your presence.
You took my hand, and we danced through numerous
adventures and the unknown.
You bid me to close my eyes to the world and
taste the sweet fruit of your selfless labor.
I am captivated by your love.
You have abundantly blessed me

I love you from the depth of my very being.

Karen

New Beginnings in 2022

“Steadfast love and faithfulness meet;
righteousness and peace kiss each other.
Faithfulness springs up from the ground,
and righteousness looks down from the sky.
Yes, the LORD will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before him
and make his footsteps a way.” Psalm 85:10-13 (ESV)

May the steadfast love of our faithful God bless you with new beginnings.
May the righteousness of Jesus kiss you with the peace of God.
May faithfulness fill your heart and mind
as our righteous Savior smiles upon you.
May our LORD pour out His goodness upon you
and heal our land.
May the righteousness of Jesus go before you
and lead you in the way, the truth, and the life.

May the Son rise and shine upon you.
May He bring you new beginnings in 2022.

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