Thursday, January 12, 2012

~Praying~

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalms 100:4-5

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. John 16:23b

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. John 16:14

Praying is a gift!   When I have had the priviledge to pray for others, the Lord has given me such a blessing.  I find each time I lift up a friend in prayer, I become actively seeking the Lord's will in my own life and in the life of those I am praying for. 
How much more do we need to pray for your family.  Our husbands need our constant prayer.  Prayer returns our thoughts into a perspective that we are not in control of our own lives, but that we place them at the feet of God and seek His Will in our lives.
Our Children need prayer as well.  Mrs. June Fuentes has addressed this so well in her post on Praying for your Children prayers-for-our-children describing each of the prayes that they need in their lives for protection, growth and repentance.  I encourage you to read it and pray this for your children.  I am committing to do so as well.
I pray that each of you have a blessed day and a blessing in your prayer life!
Love, Karen





3 comments:

Gail @ The Imperfect Housewife said...

Thank you for this wonderful reminder Miss Karen. Sometimes my prayer life is certainly lacking. You've encouraged me to make it a priority!

Kasey @ TFOMplus2 said...

Praying for specific needs for those in my family NEEDS to be a priority. Often my prayers tend to be more the blanket type. I realy desire to slow down in my quiet time and pray specifically!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

These are great verses and really encouraging to me. I think you've been following my blog the last few days. My dad is getting better, but he's still in the hospital. He can't come home till he can reach certain physical milestones...and continue therapy at home :( :( I'm really clinging to these promises from God!!!! Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather