Do you ever wonder how in the ever-living-world it is that we have the ear of Almighty God? The Guy who spoke it all into existence?
My whole being begs to comprehend such mystery—my whole heart searches to contain its gratitude.
My church is doing a prayer and fasting series this month called “If My People,” and I can think of no better way to begin 2017 than in prayer.
So simple yet so complex, I’m forever astounded by this birthright of the people of God.
Question: Have you found yourself thinking: ”Maybe this will be the year?” The year your long-prayed-for loved one will finally join the family of God? Thought: Perhaps together we can pray that 2017 will be their year of homecoming.
Question: Have you found yourself thinking: ”Maybe this will be the year?” The year your long-prayed-for loved one will finally join the family of God?
Thought: Perhaps together we can pray that 2017 will be their year of homecoming.
If you feel comfortable, please share the first name (or initial) of someone you’re praying for. May we join hearts across the world on their behalf, praying them into the household of faith.
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So true that prayer is so simple and yet so complex, but it’s amazing to know that we can go to God at any time and he always hears us. Praying for Carla.
Thanks for sharing, Lesley. ((Prayers for Carla)) xoxo
Becky Hastings says
Something so important, yet I forget about it so often. Praying for so many with your great reminder today. Especially Sam.
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Praying especially for Sam today, Becky. Thank you for sharing. ((hug))
Michele Morin says
Brenda, thank you for this sobering wake up call.
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Please pray for Holly A. Oh, how my heart is burdened for her. XO
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Absolutely praying for Holly A. today, Liz. Thank you for sharing. <3
Bev @ Walking Well With God says
Brenda and Company,
Please pray for “N”…that God would do a radical work in her heart.
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Praying with you, Bev, that God would do a radical work in N’s heart. Thank you for sharing. xoxo
Maree Dee says
Prayer is so mysterious and amazing how it works. Prayer is what got us through many difficult situations. Sometimes it provided strength to get through it and sometimes it was answered prayer. At the beginning of each year when we were weary from the past year my friend, and I would say, “This is the year..” You know in some way that statement always came true in small steps of progress. God is good. He will answer our prayers just maybe not exactly as we had hoped. I am still praying for a miracle, and in the meantime, he is providing much so that I can persevere. Thank you for your post.
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Will join you in praying for that miracle, Maree. Thank you for sharing. ((hug))
Praying for Pattsy. xo
Praying with you for Pattsy. Thank you for sharing, Kristi. ((hug))
Lisa/Syncopated Mama says
Pray for the Bazin family – we’re finally seeing a window crack open, as their middle daughter asked us for a Bible this year for Christmas!
PTL, that sounds promising, Lisa. Prayers for the Bazin family. Thank you for sharing. ((hug))
Angie in Austenland says
Brenda, this is one of my favorite verses and one I have been praying and thinking about this past year and now as we embark on a new presidency. My mom and I are praying for my brother, Luis. He is so close to opening his heart fully to God yet there is something keeping him from saying YES. So, if you can include him in your prayers, I would be so appreciative.
And thank you for stopping by today. I am always thankful for new friends. 🙂
Honored to pray with you for Luis. ((Hug)) Thank you for sharing, Angie. <3
Joanne Viola says
So grateful for the gift of prayer. Praying this morning for “S” – may God’s will be done. Thank you!
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Prayers for “S” Joanne. Thank you for sharing ((hug))
Valerie Sisco says
How powerful is joining together in prayer? Thank you for hosting this! Praying for two friends of mine, that they will know God in new ways this year and draw closer to him!
Will be lifting up your friends, Valerie. Thank you for sharing. ((hug))
Praying for Liz & Margot. Also Jean-François and André and others in their families.
Joining you in prayer for Liz, Margot, Jean-Francois, Andre and all the others on your heart, Ruth. Thank you for sharing. ((hug))
Christine Duncan says
Yes! I love this call to lift up our loved ones! I have had D and A on my heart for SUCH a long time… and am trusting that He is nourishing the seeds planted 🙂 So glad we connected over at Instagram, Brenda! Blessings, and great post!
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Joining you in prayer for D and A, Christine. Thank you for sharing. ((hug))
And, instagram…how fun is that? I’m new to it, but I think I might love it. 🙂
Michele O'Leary says
Brenda, you touched a soft spot for me about a couple of my family members. There is nothing more in my life or world that brings me to my knees than family. God reminded me this week as I prayed about my family: He’s got this. He He placed on my heart the picking will happen when they are ripe and ready. I am holding onto those thoughts and promises from my Father. Beautiful words of encouragement, Brenda. Hugs!
Joining you in prayer for your family, Michele. xoxo
Hi Brenda! Thank you for your wonderful words about prayer. It is amazing the the Maker of the World cares about me.
Please join me in prayer for B. and for M. Thank you!
So nice to meet you, and to be introduced to your bloghop. I’ll catch you next week 🙂
Prayers for B and M, Ceil. Thanks for sharing. ((hug))
And, will be great to have you join along next week! 🙂
Pray for Angie and family! Having God in their life would give them a different perspective!
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Lifting up Angie and family, Julie. Thank you for sharing. ((hug))
I’m so glad you visited my blog. How is it that we are just meeting? On this 1st visit to your blog I am refreshed. So much is communicated in the “feel” of your site. It’s so welcoming and personable. And this POST!!!! Across the body, God has believers united in prayer. I’ve been burdened for weeks with the urgency to pray. But that load is lifting as I see God uniting so many in prayer. Looking forward to getting to know you.
Nicki Schroeder says
“Do you ever wonder how in the ever-living-world it is that we have the ear of Almighty God? The Guy who spoke it all into existence?” In answer to this question, yes, all the time! 🙂 God is soooooo good! I am so amazed at the fact that He desires to have a deep and intimate relationship with ME! It’s so cool when we really think about how amazing and mighty our God is and that He loves each and every one of His children!
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Ginger Harrington says
Love the heart of your blog. I’d love to pull up a rocking chair and visit. I have great joy in that one I have been praying hard for has entered the family of God. Rejoicing.
PTL, Ginger. That’s great news. Rejoicing with you. ((hug))
Yes, indeed I’m often amazed that the creator of the universe bends down to listen to us. Yet I’m not sure I’m taking full advantage of my access to the King. Thanks for the soul encouraging reminder to use what is available to me.