8.16.17 Prayer Prompt: When You Hit Rock Bottom, Look Up

PRAYER PROMPT ••• The phrase “hitting rock bottom” has a certain connotation to it, don’t you think?  I tend to associate it with a person dealing with substance abuse, but in truth, “hitting rock bottom” can relate to many situations.  It’s for anyone who has no where left to go.  They are at the point of desperation and despair.  Know anyone who has been (or … Continue reading 8.16.17 Prayer Prompt: When You Hit Rock Bottom, Look Up

8.15.17 Prayer Prompt: God is Bigger Than the Storm

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last night, we had a storm.  It woke me up and I remember that I started to pray about it (especially since I knew that a storm would keep my husband on the back porch to watch it!), but I fell back asleep.  I don’t remember the prayer beyond starting it.  When I woke up to see the sun breaking through and … Continue reading 8.15.17 Prayer Prompt: God is Bigger Than the Storm

8.10.17 Prayer Prompt: Trust God

PRAYER PROMPT ••• When they say God speaks to us through His word – they aren’t kidding.  So here’s what happened – last night, I went to my church’s women’s Bible study.  When it came time for prayer requests, I didn’t speak up.  Mostly because I literally cannot tell anyone my prayer request without crying and I hate to cry in front of people.  But … Continue reading 8.10.17 Prayer Prompt: Trust God

7.21.17 Prayer Prompt: Friends with Others; Friends with Jesus

PRAYER PROMPT ••• We are social beings.  God always intended for us to enjoy companionship of friends.  From the beginning in Genesis 2:18 when the Lord said, “It is not good for man to be alone,” to later, in Romans 5:11, which says, “So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of … Continue reading 7.21.17 Prayer Prompt: Friends with Others; Friends with Jesus

7.16.17 Prayer Prompt: Circle of Life (and Choices)

PRAYER PROMPT ••• If I refer to the “Circle of Life,” you may immediately begin humming the song from “The Lion King,” and picture Simba being lifted in the air.  There’s truth in that phrase – there is a circle of life.  The spring arrives every year, followed by summer, fall, then winter.  The sun rises.  The sun sets.  Then it does it again.  There’s … Continue reading 7.16.17 Prayer Prompt: Circle of Life (and Choices)

7.15.17 Prayer Prompt: His Faithful Love

PRAYER PROMPT ••• There are some words that are used so frequently, their meaning gets watered down from overuse.  A common one is “love.”  We love our spouses, but we also love pizza and ice cream.  In the church, there are a few watered down terms as well.  This morning, as I read Psalm 136, the phrase, “His faithful love endures forever” was repeated 26 … Continue reading 7.15.17 Prayer Prompt: His Faithful Love

7.14.17 Prayer Prompt: Grace and Mercy

PRAYER PROMPT ••• The word “grace” means many things and conjures images ranging from a ballerina to a family praying at dinner to a disheveled cockney referring to a Duke or Duchess (I envision a scene from Audrey Hepburn’s “My Fair Lady.”)  But of course, we’re going to talk about the divine grace that is generously given from God our Father.  Psalm 130:3-4 says, “If … Continue reading 7.14.17 Prayer Prompt: Grace and Mercy