Pieces of Prayer

Are you a believer in the power of prayer?  Why?  Why not?  I personally have been on the receiving end of countless prayers throughout my life while dealing with chronic health issues.

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I’ve also come to believe that it’s okay, and necessary at times – to pray for yourself.  It’s not selfish or weird!  God wants to hear from you, so share everything that’s in your heart, especially in the areas you are weak; it is there, that he meets you.

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I’ve seen prayer move mountains.  I’ve seen people come to Christ who were nope, no way every gonna change their mind of God.  They were just gonna hang onto their atheism and indifference until the end of time.  But little did they know, someone was praying for them!!  I’ve seen it happen.  A wife never quit praying for her husband, for decades she prayed for his salvation.  Now he writes a column for the church newsletter, he teaches adult Sunday school, he is an active member of the ministry.  He is also sensitive to those walking the path he once did.  I admire his walk of faith.  Prayer did that.  God did that.

Never underestimate the power of prayer!

Pieces of Childhood

If you grew up in a family that attended church every Sunday, you will recall in your childhood, having to memorize bible verses.  Granted, they start you out with very short sentences when you are small, but by the time junior high rolls around, you are memorizing paragraphs plus having to remember all the verses you’ve already memorized.

Now at age 51, I realize that my memory is pretty much shot and were it not for the scraps of paper I keep, I wouldn’t know any bible verses!

Zechariah 1:5-6  Your fathers and their prophets are now long dead, but remember the lesson they learned, that God’s Word endures!
Hebrews 5:14 You will never be able to eat solid spiritual food and understand the deeper things of God’s Word until you become better Christians and learn right from wrong by practicing doing right.
We can adhere to God’s word without having to memorize scripture, but it sure comes in handy in times of need.