I've been sensing a call from God to step up my prayer life. I know, that seems kind of obvious, right? I've just felt like God was saying to me this week that I need to think on all the prayers He has answered even over the last several weeks and remember that when I am tempted to NOT bother to pray over something that I am concerned over. (Those words "not bother" hurt...ouch!). He's asking me to "ask" and just wait and see what He will answer!
I have people in my life that I care about deeply who are hurting, who have some deep struggles, or who need some sort of provision from God. Some are embarking on new and exciting adventures and need prayer. Then there's Japan...it's hard to even watch the news yet there are flesh and blood PEOPLE suffering in the middle of it: mothers, fathers, grammies and grampies, sons, daughters, orphans, widows...
I'll be spending time today updating my prayer journal. Maybe it's time to post a list of names in areas of the house where I can pray as I work, like over the kitchen sink.
"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people." Ephesians 6:18
I have picked my next memory verse for the year. It stops mid sentence but I am committed to not biting off more than I can chew so in two weeks I'll choose the next verse that goes with it to finish the sentence!! ;)
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us," Ephesians 3:20