What a week! How I loved spending time with our Father... presenting my requests, praying for so many of you. Deep communion, precious God time... and I took all of you with me! I want you to know that even if I have not had time to personally contact you via email, that I have prayed for you and your requests. I also want to thank you for praying for our group this past Wednesday. We had such a great time... and it was truly a blessed meeting.
I also have to tell you that the prayer chain in the sanctuary is a sight to behold. All those prayer requests represented on those strips of paper! So many of them! And God has heard all of them!
This week we will be focusing some of our workbook time on going into a quiet room and praying. Our Pastor made a comment in his sermon that struck me... I wrote it down quickly on the sermon notes page of my bulletin and I am sure it's not verbatim, but it went something like this. Prayer can be a group activity, but we might not always hear what the Father wants to say to us in group prayer. Not that group prayer isn't important... certainly it is. But we also have to spend some alone time with God to really hear Him! I have so enjoyed my alone time with Him during this "Take it to the Lord" renewal time. I have also enjoyed my group prayers as well. But that alone time... it's so precious. Kind of like when you can spend some alone time with one of your kids, a friend or spouse. You can have a great time in a group... but oh the sweetness of one on one time!
So, here we go... today begins week 3 and again I say that I would love to pray for you, your family, friend, church, work... you name it. Either leave a comment or prayer request by clicking the comment link at the bottom of this post, or feel free to send me an email.
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
~ Matthew 6:6
Much love to each of you...
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