Thursday, May 7, 2009

NDOP(Gotta love Abbrevs)

Today is the National Day of Prayer. It's a day set aside for our country to pray for our leaders and other various things. Great idea. However, as a christian, everyday should be a day of prayer. In 1 Thessalonians Paul commands:

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
OK, I was just going to include v.17, but I really like the verses 16 and 18 as well. Give thanks in everything? I may not like, but God tells me too. But, that's another post for another day.
I have a few prayer requests for you guys. Some are "serious", others aren't as "serious", and then I have a personal praise I want to share with you. Here we go.
  • My friend "Simply Donna" is on her way to NYC for a vacay. She despises flying, so she needs a little comfort right not
  • My SIL "What A Blessed Life" is working her way towards nursing school. I say, more power to her.
  • My SIL "Jamie Lynn" graduates high school this year, and is of course facing adult hood full force. She needs wisdom and direction.
  • "Lil Red Momma" is pregnant, a little further along than I am, and has had some blood pressure issues. Obviously pray for her and her baby.
  • "A Stirring Life" is a fellow T18 mommy in waiting with Ms. Olivia. Obviously a prayer request dear to my heart. They need peace, guidance, wisdom, and comfort.
  • My dad "Thoughts and Ramblings" is a very, very busy man. He's a fantastic minister, and a wonderful friend.
  • My brother, a non blogger, is also a pastor. Churches are always in need of prayer, and therefore their pastors are always in need of prayer.
  • There is a family in our church that needs prayer for their son, and themselves.
  • We have a busy summer at church, that's topped off with a mission trip to Wyoming. Pray that our church would be able to minister to many people, and spread God's love.
  • Last, but not least. Remember our family, and Johanna. We want the Lord to work and be seen in everything that we do, and in every decision that we make. After all, it really is all about Him.

Here's my praise object. In casual conversation with my Mom this morning, the Lord answered a need that we may have related to Johanna. It's a need that hasn't come to fruition just yet, but my Type A, obsessive, planning, personality requires that I have answers to as many things as possible, as soon as possible. I am choosing not share the specifics related to the need just yet, because I don't people to think that, because I plan way ahead, that I have given up on a miracle that God could do. I have not. God is able to do abundantly, exceedingly, above all that we ask or think(paraphrased). God is working in our lives. I can see somethings already, other things I may not see until I bow in front of Him in Heaven. He has done more Chad and me already than I could ever have asked for.

I'm outie. I'm off to lunch with my brother. He is so much fun, you should all be jealous that I get lunch with him, and you don't. HA!!


<----- That's me... said...

I went to lunch with Chad once. He picked up early from school on like my 13th bday and took me out.

It was so much fun..

Anyways: I was thinking that this morning that everyday should be a day of prayer. True dat, true dat!

Lil Red Momma said...

Thank you for remembering me in prayer. I love you guys!