Monday Words for the Soul~Heart Broken

Is this maybe as true for you too as it is for me?

A Word From the Sponsor~October 30

He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. ~Psalm 91:4

Psalm 91:4

And see the beautiful rendering at this post from Danielle Burkleo
http://www.danielleburkleo.com/2012/10/for-you.html

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Prayer Changes Things

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Prayer Links Digest

Here are all of the links for the posted prayers.

Through prayer, we can transcend the physical by connecting our minds to our hearts. When you pray, simply acknowledge the truth that lies within your heart.

A Prayer While Waiting, 10/17/11

A Prayer When Frustrated with Others, 10/18/11

A Prayer for a Marriage in Trouble, 10/19/11

A Prayer for Releasing and Receiving, 10/21/11

God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world, the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.
~E.M. Bounds

A Prayer for Reassurance, 10/22/11

A Prayer for Revealing, 10/24/11

A Prayer for Timing, 10/25/11

A Prayer for Security, 10/26/11

A Prayer for Listening, 10/27/11

A Prayer for My Identity, 10/28/11

Prayer Changes Things

A Second Week of Prayers~ A Prayer for My Identity

Continuing to center a second week on prayer postings.

God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world, the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.
~E.M. Bounds

Dear God, Here I am, in awe of Your tremendous love and power. I too am persuaded that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any power, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate me from Your love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (based on Romans 8:38-39). My identity is not in my job, my profession, nor any other thing, but in You. I am convinced that no matter what happens, I am a precious human being in Your sight and Your love, grace, and mercy will always sustain me. Thank you so much. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Source: Prime Time with God

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A Second Week of Prayer~A Prayer to Listen

God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world, the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.
~E.M. Bounds

A Prayer for Listening

As I sit in quiet surrounded by Your blessings, please teach me how to “be still.” Please let me breathe deeply into stillness. I know You are God, please teach me the “be still” part. As I stop my monologues to You this day, may a sit in stillness and listen for Your still and reassuring voice. Please let me recognize your voice, above the noise of life. Please let me be as the sheep Jesus described in John 10:27, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” In Jesus’ name, amen.

A Second Week of Prayers~A Prayer for Security

Continuing to center a second week on prayer postings.

God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world, the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.
~E.M. Bounds

Dear Lord, Thank you for the gift of this day! Your word in James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” Lord, I need wisdom, divine wisdom from You to
fully live out Your instruction in Proverbs 3:5-6 which says to trust You with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding.”
I need to feel secure, Lord and I confess that in pursuing the comfort of worldly security that I have put my trust in people, jobs, thought patterns, and strategies that may not always be from You.

I pledge to remember, Lord that my security comes from You. I claim the promise from You in Jeremiah 33:6, that You “will bring health and healing to it; {You} will heal {your} people and let them enjoy abundant peace and security.”

There, just as You have said it Lord~~~security~~~. I thank you that my security rests with You.

In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

security

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A 2nd Week of Prayer~A Prayer for Timing

God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world, the
better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil. ~E.M. Bounds

“I know God has a special place for you in mind and will reveal it when the time is right.  Until then, keep your chin up and your knees down in prayer. Much love! Sissy”

Dear Lord,

Thank You, Father, for knowing
my needs and for leading me every day. In my world of microwaves and instant
messages, may I trust in You and Your timing. With You, everything happens at
exactly the right time, without rushing, delay, or forcing.

You are Jehovah Jirah-our God
Who Provides. May I release my resistance, yield to your divine timing, and
claim your promise  in Jeremiah 29:11~ “For I know the plans I have for you…plans
to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Help me to trust in Thy will be done instead of My Will be done.
In Jesus’ name, Amen

 

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A 2nd Week of Prayer~A Prayer for Revealing

Continuing to center a second week on prayer postings.

God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world, the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.
~E.M. Bounds

Identity – Create – Hidden – Workmanship

Daily Prayables describes four springboard words for prayer:

Identity ~
“I am God’s child, created in His image.”

Create~
Ask God to multiply the work of your hands and to be fruitful. Not only does God create your identity, but He gives
you the gift to create, every single day.

Hidden~
Search for yourself and your purpose through prayer and reflection.

Workmanship~
The beauty of God’s creation! You are a masterpiece. Your unique life is poetic in God’s sight. God writes it and you walk it out. Rejoice in the day God has made.

prayer for today

In Jesus’ name, Amen

A Word from the Sponsor~October 23

Ephesians316

Thank you, Sue G., for sending this verse to me. It was the first thing I saw
this morning.

Security

security

Saturday Digest~October 22

This week has been centered on Prayer.

Through prayer, we can transcend the physical by connecting our minds to our hearts. When you pray, simply acknowledge the truth that lies within your heart.

Today: A Prayer for Reassurance

God, thank You for Your comforting promise that
You will never leave nor forsake me. In times like today, I need that assurance.
You are my Rock and my Salvation. I trust You, even when I feel like I cannot
trust anyone else. I look up to You, because I know You will always be there for
me, even if the whole world forsakes me. Thank You, so much, for Your love and
dependability. You are awesome! With love and appreciation in my heart,
in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Source: Prime Time With God

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A Week of Prayers~A Prayer for Release and Receiving

This week has been centered on Prayer.

Through prayer, we can transcend the physical by connecting our minds to our hearts. When you pray, simply acknowledge the truth that lies within your heart.

Today: A Prayer for Release and Receiving

Father,
Help me release.
Lay Your hands over my fists.
Teach my fingers to
relax,
to uncurl and spread wide,
letting my resentment fall away,
and
leaving my palms open to receive
Your waiting blessings.
~Abigail Wurdeman

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Wholehearted Living Thursdays~October 20

For awhile, some Thursdays will provide a Because of Grace Wholehearted Living Story

This week has been centered on Prayer.

Through prayer, we can transcend the physical by connecting our minds to our hearts. When you pray, simply acknowledge the truth that lies within your heart.

Bishop Julius Oyet believes God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that he can ask or think, because of the power of prayer. In 2003, Bishop Julius Oyet felt led by God to lead “Operation Gideon” in northern Uganda against a cult in northern Uganda. For seventeen years the LRA destroyed millions of innocent lives, wrecked the economy, and left thousands of homesteads burned. Almost 80% of the northern Uganda region’s population was displaced.

Through “Operation Gideon” teams of twenty-two people conducted onsite prayer vigils with pastors and leaders. These actions required the protection of the nation’s army to go into these dangerous areas. Bishop Oyet’s story is documented in a video entitled, The Unconventional War.

As a result of these actions, a great turning point in the war took place. Many of the LRA leaders surrendered and gave their lives to Jesus Christ.

A Week of Prayers: For A Marriage in Trouble

This week has been centered on Prayer.

Through prayer, we can transcend the physical by connecting our minds to our hearts. When you pray, simply acknowledge the truth that lies within your heart.

Today: A Prayer for a Marriage in Trouble

Give me the courage to break down the barriers, learn the truth, repair the damage, to rebuild.
I lift up this relationship to You to bless. Give me discernment and strength to separate myself from the past. I release this
burden to You, the architect of my future. In keeping with your Word, “We pray that God will take care of all your needs with the wonderful blessings that come from Christ Jesus… Philippians 4:19.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Source

A Week of Prayers: A Prayer when frustrated with others

This week has been centered on Prayer.

Through prayer, we can transcend the physical by connecting our minds to our
hearts. When you pray, simply acknowledge the truth that lies within your heart.

Today: A Prayer When Frustrated with Others

Dear God, Thank you for having a purpose for my life and for telling me what Your expectations are through the Bible. I know You must be disappointed with me many times, when I fail to meet Your expectations of me. I can identify with that from a human standpoint. When I expect a family member to be responsible and to do something that they do not do, or when they make wrong choices in life, I am very disappointed. Sometimes I feel frustrated or angry and other times heartbroken. Help me to be kind-hearted and long-suffering with them, like You are with me. Guide me to handle those disappointments with integrity; to remain quiet when I should and to speak up when I should. Please give me the thoughts, words, and actions You want me to have. And God, please forgive me for disappointing You. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Source: Prime Time With God

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A Week of Prayers: A Prayer While Waiting

This week will be centered on Prayer.

Through prayer, we can transcend the physical by connecting our minds to our
hearts. When you pray, simply acknowledge the truth that lies within your heart.

Today: A Prayer While Waiting

God, I have heard that you are never late, seldom early, but always on time. When I think back through the experiences of my life, I can see the truth in that statement. Thank you for always being on time. Thank you for the lessons you have taught me through waiting, through suffering, through the storms and valleys and for your faithfulness always. Thank you for the rays of sun that peaked through the clouds in the way of a praying spirit and helping hand from other Christians.  Thank you for the sun that shone brightly after the storms and cloudy days, and for your son who is my sun and shield, the Lord Jesus Christ. If you had always been on my time schedule, I wouldn’t have learned much in life, so I am thankful that you are always on time according to your schedule. I praise you for who you are and all you’ve done. May I be found worthy in your sight through the blood of the Savior. In His name I pray, amen

Source: Prime Time With God

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A Word from the Sponsor~October 16

By yourself you’re unprotected.
With a friend
you can face the worst.
Can you round up a third?
A three-stranded rope
isn’t easily snapped.
~ Ecclesiastes 4:12

heart in leaf

Saturday Digest~October 15

Picture a hopeful, smiling little red heart, tattered but mending, the “sticky” from old bandaids still visible on a few scars from old wounds. “He healeth the broken in heart.” Psalms 147:3  From Chris Shea @ LifeSighs

Great point in The Butterfly’s Struggle:  the cocoon was intended to create the struggle necessary for the butterfly to fly.

A New Concept for me: Faithgazing When I focus on my own abilities and my circumstances, I easily get locked into fears of the bad that could happen. The stars of faith disappear right along with the city lights of fear and self-reliance. It’s times like these, we remember the art of faithgazing . From Bonnie in Faith Barrista

Question of the Week for me: Is it ok to confront another? “It is God’s plan to use each of us to speak His truth, His healing words, His comfort to a world that is spinning out of control.” By Jody Neufeld in this thoughtfully crafted post

After a particularly troubling night, I clicked over to the Faith Barrista blog and read the following, written, it seemed just for me: There’s no shame in feeling soul-weak when we find ourselves in the crossfires of life’s traffic. But, I don’t stop there. Start Focusing I tell myself to start focusing. Remember God’s benefits. Remember God’s goodness. Have a talk with Jesus. Really get into the details. And tell Him you really need Him. Perhaps you might minister to yourself and read the entire post?

A Stunning Movie, sent to me in email by my childhood friend, Donna:

Video of the Week by Skillet, One Day Too Late

a little louder than the usual videos posted here but so necessary to blast this message in to my head.

Wholehearted Living Thursdays~October 13

For awhile, some Thursdays will provide a Because of Grace Wholehearted Living Story

“Make it about Him, not you. Enjoy every second. Choose joy.” Sara Frankl

 Sara Frankl lived her life Wholeheartedly.

 I began to learn from Sara by visiting her blog called “Gitizen Girl.” It is one of the links on the blogroll to the left. As Sara’s friend Shannon wrote, “This {blog} has always been one of honesty. Gitz is all about real. Even when there’s pain mixed in.”

“When I stopped dreaming I could run, I knew for sure my life had changed permanently. The disease I have is called Ankylosing Spondylitis …” Sara Frankl, Just A Part of the Whole

And it was for me too a place to be real. To feel every feeling and give every pain to the Lord. Sara was an example to me, although we never met. She introduced to the empathetic Counselor. I had believed in the mighty God, but it was Sara who introduced me to the Prince of Peace and Accepting Counselor.

As her friend, said in tribute, “Sara did everything full throttle, both feet in, filled with intention and limitless enthusiasm, shown by the sparkle in her eyes for what most interested those she loved. She told me that the most important gift you could ever give someone was your full and undivided attention. Sara got it. She knew that to live well meant to treasure moments and seem them as gifts. She chose joy. Not happiness, which is as flimsy as a shirt blowing on a line in the breeze, but true heart joy which sustains through obstacles, disease, death. She made the hard choices.

 Every

Day

She chose community. Using her words to a build a life when her body failed her. She shared her faith boldly. She was real. Alive. Present in every moment. She made those around her and those who shared her world via her words desire to enjoy their days as she would have…

 No going back

No regrets.”

 

Sara Frankl died Saturday, September 24, 2011 with her mother and brother by her side. Sara was quite passionate about World Vision, Relay for Life, and St. Stephens Catholic Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

“So, we’ll walk together on this road, surrounding each other, lifting Sara and her family up, celebrating her life. We’ll do it for her, because she’s amazing. We’ll also remember that it’s okay for us to feel, to cry out, to lean on each other. She’s taught us that. Who knew that as she was posting on her grief she’d be giving us a guidebook to what our lives may look like just a year later? He did.” Sara’s Friend Shannon

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