Prayer – an action of the heart

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Okay.  It has been a while since I have posted.  We all know how that is.  We start out with the best of intentions and then life gets in the way.  A lot.

But I keep getting the nudge to write, to share, to reflect, to spread a message and to encourage you all to keep speaking up  too.  So, I promise to keep this up in my bookmarks where it is visible, a reminder that we have work to do together.  What is that work, you ask?  Prayer, my friends.

Do not roll your eyes. 🙂   Let me tell you right now that you are a powerful being.  You are the child of the Most High God who knows you and loves you and wants to create with you.  Together we can create miracles.

I just checked on the chapter and verse for “anything you ask in my name” and this is what came up.  Most gospels and more:

19 Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.  Matthew 18:19

22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”  Matthew 21:22

24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.  Mark 11:24

13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  John 14:13

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  John 15:7

16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and
bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.  John 15:16

23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in
my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.  John 16: 23,24

5  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the
one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. James :5,6

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of l
ights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17

22 and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and
do what pleases him. 1 John3:22

14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything
according to his will he hears us.
 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask,we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. 1 John 5:14,15

So, are you getting the picture?  Are you getting a sense that we can do so much good in the world by combining our intentions and prayers? Are you getting a sense of your holiness and invitation to make a difference?  I think it is exciting!

Even though I see things through a Christian window, I believe that everyone of every faith has this connection with Creator.  Let’s all work as one family to heal and bless one another and the world.

So, let’s begin with this prayer:
Gracious God,
Thank you for the gift of this day filled with promise and blessings.
Send your holy angels to guide and protect us and those whom we love.
Help all who are in any need or trouble
Heal and bring relief to those who are experiencing illness
Comfort are who are feeling hopeless, lost and afraid
May we know your goodness and loving kindness in our lives.
And reach out to all with love and gentleness.
In your holy name we pray.

Have a great day, everyone.