Thursday, February 26, 2009

thoughtful thurs--prayer

one of my fav things that i love to do every morning is to grab coffee and blog. in an effort to remain faithful to my personal time with the Lord, is to sincerely spend time every day praying for people i don't really know, but have met in blog land.

there are so many prayer needs...and so many blessings...and i can't keep up. i just have to admit it. so here's what i do. i have my index prayer cards...i pray over the names. the lord knows their need...i thank god for his abundance of blessings in my life. i pray for strength and peace and perseverance for those struggling...for wisdom of those making decisions...for a moving of god's people and for the love and sacrifice of jesus to be prevelent in the midst of pain and questions and decisions.
another thing i started to do this week, is send cards to the families i am praying for...i decided that a little uplifting note can go a long way in a time where you sometimes can feel very alone. when my sofie was in the NICU, i swore that we were alone...and we weren't but you are isolated. isolated from the real world, from family, from normal dinners, from well, just plain, "normal". so i know my notes aren't making the world a different place, but i hope it sends a smile where one is needed.


so, my challenge for you...what will you do this week to help out someone? you know, pay it forward in some sort of way. think about it...then do something. come back on next thursday to kayleigh's blog {uber fantastic} and linky up. let's change some sadness to smiles one thoughtful act at a time.


"Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life." philippians 4: 6-7

16 comments:

3 Bay B Chicks said...

A Thorn Among Roses visited me! How much fun. I know that I have probably gushed about your blog design before, but we made our love official on our site today.

-Wenda

PS: Amazing post. Thank you for your inspirational words.

bunchofbull-ers! said...

What a great idea! I love that you are encouraging others to strengthen their walk with the Lord and bless others too. I have had my own blog for awhile and met some wonderful sisters in the Lord, but when I started Andie's blog SO may came forward. Such a wonderful feeling to know Andie (& our family) are being lifted up to our Heavenly Father from all over the world. I want to pay it forward. Thank you for the reminder!

In Him~
Kelly

*Also, do you know who I could contact about making a button for Andie's blog?!

auntie said...

thank you for this wonderful, inspiring post!!

La Familia Garcia said...

Great Card idea!

Jen said...

what a fabulous idea.

Tabitha in Bliss said...

you know I'm all for this!!

lmt1073 said...

I just love reading your blog. You exude hope and patience and understanding... I could go on and on. To put it simply, I think you're awesome!

southerninspiration said...

Thanks so much for the great encouragement this was to me today!!!

Suzanne

daisigirl said...

Your blog is beautiful! I really enjoyed your post. "Paying it Forward" is something I would like to practice doing more often!

Yaya said...

What a great idea! Love it!

Grand Pooba said...

I just found you by following Wenda, amazing the people we run into through blogging (and playing this silly i mean, fantastic game!)

Meredith said...

Thank you for your words today. So encouraging. And they so filled my heart with God's words.

Thanks too for continuing to pray... I do for you too.

Karen said...

You're amazing. And an inspiration to us all.

Keri said...

You truly are an amazing woman! God bless you for having a heart of gold! May your inspiration trickle through others and encourage them to also pay it forward. It's the little things that can make a big difference.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

The only thing on my mind right now...supporting my friend through the funeral of her son. =(

Rebekah said...

that is very sweet and thoughtful. I know when I got some cards from people at church when we had our house fire, it totally lifted my spirits! May some one Pay It Forward to you!