Monday, May 9, 2016

some more #STOPandPRAY


Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.

It still holds my attention and something I am passionate about.  When someone asks you to pray, stop at that moment and pray.  When you see or know a need, stop right then and pray.  When someone comes to your mind and you feel a tug on your heart to pray for that person, don’t wait but pray now.

James 5:16  NLT
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

This is nothing new.  This is actually the thing that Jesus kept on teaching His followers.  To stop and pray often was vitally important to their lives, the ministry and to their connection to the father.  Prayer does make a difference.

Prayer often changes the one who is praying.  We could be praying that someone else changes or moves out of our way only to find out that God does what He does best by changing us to be more like Jesus.

So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.

Jude 1:20  NLT
But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,

Welcome to a new week.  Welcome to a new opportunity to pray.

My prayer, for you and me in this new week, is that we will be people of prayer who are ready to be shocked by the answers to prayer and to enjoy our time with the Father.  It is a big deal.

#STOPandPRAY much today!

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