Call To Prayer / Is It The Least We Can Do?

Call To Prayer / Is It The Least We Can Do?

Many times in the past has my body been laid up because of injury. I finally learned that just because I could not move and do normal daily activities, there was one thing I could still do, and that was pray. It may seem like it is not much, especially to someone who has little to nothing that they can do. Think about the parable of the widow and the two mites.

Luke 21:1-4 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”

There were those who judged her, but Jesus sees that she has given all she had. Prayer is important, and right now I have been reminded that my body has it’s current limitations, and I am not able to to the simplest chores and even having difficulty feeding myself, but I can pray. I am not to think less of myself because I cannot labor in the physical, but in the spirit I can do all. Praying not just for my own needs, but for others through out the world and all of the needs of the people in this world.

Now for those who can do more than pray, I pray that you do all that you can, but please do not look down on those who have only prayer to give.

The Beautiful Meaning and Story of “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep”

From The Darkness Into The Light

“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8 NIV)

Brimming with influence from Psalm 4, “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” is a popular prayer that has been passed down for generations. Although it’s experienced various changes and additions, the prayer reminds us of our humble state in the world. The Lord is the keeper of our souls. God is the Author of every minute we breathe on this earth.

This popular prayer reminds us to “pray continually,” trusting our souls and our lives into the hands of our Good Father as we sleep each night.

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What Other Versions of This Prayer Exist?

The version of this prayer most of us are familiar with reads:

“Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the…

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Intercessor For America

From The Darkness Into The Light

Intercessors for America
News we Need to Pray About
PRAY IN AGREEMENT WITH THIS POWERFUL PRAYER FOR PRESIDENT …
Father, we ask for unity in the Church in America. Thank you for these men coming together …
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ANSWERED PRAYER: COURT RULES UNIVERSITY CAN’T KEEP STUDENT …
Thank you Lord, for this judicial decision, reflecting biblical values and the guarantees of the U.S. …
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MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND ESCAPES ABORTION CHARGE …
Heavenly Father, we ask You to restore our laws to protect life and to work in the …
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COULD THERE BE A LEGAL LOOPHOLE TO ALLOW FUNDING …
Pray for our leaders to work together to secure our borders and the fundamental privileges of U.…
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PRAY FOR THE WATCHMEN!

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Prayer Of Surrender

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by Hazel Straub

Daddy God, holy is your name. I give you all the glory, Daddy God. You are so good and your mercy endures forever. Great is your faithfulness.  I yield and surrender my will, for your will, today. Turning from pride arrogance and idle words and humble myself before you. I ask for and receive your abundant grace, for this day.

Daddy God, I’m desperate for more of you, in all areas of my life. I put everything, on the altar, for you, no longer giving tokens but give all to you. I let go of all the hurts, pain and offenses, of the past. My heart (mind, will and emotions) are yours. All my enemies I bless. I trust you and know you love and care for me. My focus is on you and your Son Jesus and his precious blood and Holy Spirit.

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Praying the Names of God – September 22

From The Darkness Into The Light

From Praying the Names of Jesus Week Fifteen, Day Two

The Name
For at least part of their history, the Hebrews were a nomadic people who wandered from place to place seeking pasture for their herds of sheep, goats, and cattle. To sustain their livelihood, it was vital for shepherds to keep their animals from straying, protect them from thieves and wild animals, and provide them with plentiful pastures. In the ancient Near East and in Israel itself, “shepherd” eventually became a metaphor for kings. The Hebrew Scriptures speak of God as the Shepherd of his people and apply this image to religious leaders as well. The New Testament presents Jesus as the Good Shepherd, who protects the lives of his sheep by forfeiting his own life. When you pray to the Lord your Shepherd, you are praying to the One who watches over you day and night, feeding you…

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Running From the Character of God & Offended By His Nature

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Today’s selected reading is found in the Old Testament prophetic book of Obadiah which he saw concerning Edom, as well as the Old Testament prophetic book of Jonah which describes a prophet who was instructed of the LORD to journey unto Nineveh—the capital city of the Assyrian Empire—and prophesy judgment upon it. WE HAVE HEARD A RUMOUR FROM THE LORD! AN AMBASSADOR IS SENT AMONG THE HEATHEN! ARISE YE, AND LET US RISE UP AGAINATS HER IN BATTLE! BEHOLD, I HAVE MADE THEE SMALL AMONG THE HEATHEN! THOU ART GREATLY DESPISED! THE PRIDE OF THINE HEART HATH DECEIVED THEE! THOU THAT DWELLEST IN THE CLEFTS OF THE ROCK, WHOSE HABITATION IS HIGH; THAT SAITH IN HIS HEART, WHO SHALL BRING ME DOWN TO THE GROUND? THOUGH THOU EXALT THYSELF AS THE EAGLE, AND THOUGH THOU OSET THY NEST AMONG THE STARS, THENCE WILL I BRING THEE DOWN, SAITH THE LORD!…

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Call To Prayer / When The Answer Is Wait

Answers to our prayers do not always come immediately. Sometimes we have to wait. If you plant a seed, do you immediately see what you have planted? It can take a fruit tree 3 to 10 years to grow fruit. If you plant a garden, you don’t immediate see what you have planted. Before you even plant your seed you have to clear the soil and prepare it for planting. Then you put the seeds in the soil, and then you water, wait, remove any weeds. Eventually you will see the seeds sprout, and the sprouts will grow into plants.

I have seen the answer to prayers immediately for some, and I have seen prayers answered years later. There are prayers that seem to have gone unanswered. God’s timing is not the same as our timing, a thousand years to us could be a year or less to Him. So just because your prayer is not immediately answered, does not mean it is unanswered. You just have to wait.

Psalms 27:13-14   I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!

Psalms 37:34  Wait for the LORD and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.

Isaiah 40:31   but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.


The value of prayer…

Beholding Him Ministries

Blessings today! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

On yesterday’s Wisdom Wednesday, our focus was prayerLESSness. I pray we all received the blessing of understanding the importance of humbling ourselves before the Lord in prayer. Today we read 2 Corinthians 1: 3-11 asking God to strengthen us in our prayer lives as He reveals to us just how important prayer was to the Apostle Paul and the work God has assigned to him.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed…

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Peace Of God Filled Prayer

Pure Glory

by Hazel Straub

Anxiety and worry rob us of our blessings that we have in Jesus the Anointed One. Prayer filled with thanksgiving and God’s peace, also known as shalom, will guard your heart and mind, as you rest in him. Shalom means so much more than peace and encompasses wholeness, completeness, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, and the absence of agitation or discord. Jesus is our Prince of Shalom (Peace) and has fully paid for our wholeness, with nothing broken or missing.

Praise God! Rest!

Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayerthroughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ. So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is…

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