Thursday, October 16, 2008

prayers

i notice that my b and jk both pray for what is on their minds.  brooke never prays with out being thankful for all the puppies and kittens and animals in the world and asking the Lord to be with them all.

at first, that seems a little off...praying for kittens?  but brooke prays her heart...why don't we?  sometimes i think it's b/c we aren't sure what's really in our hearts...sometimes it's fear of being exposed...sometimes we just don't pray...and sometimes we are too wrapped up in our own wants and needs to know what to pray.

i got an email today from johnie...abigail's dad.  you might remember her from the Mitochondrial Disease walk we did a few weeks ago.  She's not doing well...and that just gets me.  it hurts.  i pray for her and then i want to pray again...and i pray for nicole (mom) and i want to pray more.  

days like this remind me that we are totally living in a fallen and sick world...and that is totally not now it was suppose to be.  death and illness and hate and fear and pain and anxiety are not what God wants...and we won't see any of that gone until we're with Jesus.

so, today, i'm asking you to pray.  i won't ask you what to pray for...just pray your heart...that's all God ever asks us to do.

if you don't know what to pray for, pray about that (not knowing...).
abigail and her family can always use your prayers.
millions of children are dying because of hunger; it's world hunger awareness day today.
children are watching their parents die of AIDS.
homeless men, women and children are being ignored and overlooked and ignored.
children are being abused.
wives are being beaten
families are separated fighting for our freedoms.
there are 3,700 abortions every DAY in the US. That equates to 1.37 MILLION per YEAR. Worldwide, there are approximately 46 MILLION per YEAR.

i urge you...and i plan to do this too btw...just pray.
then, let me know how this changes you.

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

13 comments:

angie said...

I definitely have a testimony of the power or prayer!

Candy said...

sometimes I am SO AFRAID and anxious about living in a fallen and sick world. It brings me depression and hopelessness at times, but I have faith that this is all working together for good.

all of it.

(Romans 8:28)

Kimberlie Rose said...

**praying**

Kel said...

So well said - I will keep her and her family in my prayers!
~K

Susan said...

The reminders of the fallen world we live in are so overwhelmingly evident these days. I feel like I am surrounded, both in my life and the lives of those around me.
I will pray...I am praying. It is all I know that works. It is the only thing that brings HOPE.

BTW, my son prays for monster trucks every night.

Wep said...

Never underestimate the power of prayer...

Wep said...

Never underestimate the power of prayer...

AVT Coach said...

My special blog friend Caroline has added a blog called Zen Prayers. www.zenprayers.blogspot.com
It is a nice site and you can go to her site and email her prayers. She posts a prayer every day. It is a site for all faiths. I did this for my husbands surgery (see this wednesdays post on zen prayers.)and I find her blog very peaceful. I will continue to pray for Abigail and her family. Thank you for this post!

Tinabean said...

Beautifully said.
Don't even get me started on the whole abortion thing. I am 100,000 % against it in any way.

Mamarazzi said...

prayer is a wonderful thing.

gotta have faith.

beautiful post!

Carrie said...

I didn't comment on this?? I must be losing my mind!

Beautiful post. And staggering abortion stats...I suppose I avoid knowing those things because it disgusts me.

Thank you for the post and for your prayers for all these things!

Michelle said...

I'm sorry to hear about Abigail not doing well; I will definitely pray for her and her family.

auntie said...

just reading this post has changed my heart today. thank you!