Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Power of Prayer - Romans 8:26-27

Quote of the Day
"Want to worry less?  Then pray more.  Rather than look forward in fear, look upward in faith.  This command surprises no one.  Regarding prayer, the Bible never blushes.  Jesus taught people that "it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit" (Luke 18:1 MSG).  Paul told believers, "Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart: (Col.4:2 NLT).  James declared, "Are any among you suffering?  They should keep on praying abut it" (James 5:13 NLT).
Rather than worry about anything, "pray about everything."  Everything?  Diaper changes and dates?  Business meetings and broken bathtubs?  Procrastinations and prognostications?"  Pray about everything."
taken from his book entitled Grace for the Moment Volume II by Max Lucado

(26) In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.  (27) And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.

As I write this message, my pastor and his wife are in the hospital.  We were all at a church function tonight when he got the call that she had called 911.  It's too early to tell if she had a stroke, a heart attack or a seisure, because right now, she can't speak.  I believe in the power of prayer of one and I believe in the power of prayers of many.  Please pray with me that the doctors will get to the root of Debbie's health issues and that the almighty hand of God is upon Debbie and Pastor Mike and those professionals caring for her needs tonight. 
This special lady has had many health issues in the past several years and she needs our combined prayers tonight and in the days ahead more than ever.  It's too early to know exactly how serious this is, but I will keep you informed as I am given updates on her health.
Likewise, I want to know your prayer needs.  I believe in the power of prayer.
Love, Nan

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