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Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem III and Vietnam

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Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is such a great privilege as well as our Christian responsibility.

 We are reminded several times in the Bible to pray in this way.  One of them is found in Psalm 122:6.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
I am grateful for the privilege of continuing what I hope to be a long tradition here on my blog--the faithful prayers from God's children lifted to Him for the peace of Jerusalem.

I also wanted to include one other country each week to pray for--This week my heart is especially connected to Vietnam.





Father,

We come before you today to ask your blessings on Jerusalem and all of Israel.

We pray that in the days ahead you will burden our hearts more and more for Israel and teach us how to pray.

In your Word we are told to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and we know that you are peace--the only true peace comes from you--

We pray that you would protect Israel from those who would want to destroy her, who would want t…

Praying for the Generations II

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The photo above shows three generations of our family.  I am to the left, then my grandson-in-law, Josh who is Kailey's husband (Kailey is not pictured), my daughter-in-law, Traci, who is a breast cancer survivor (remember, you prayed for her last year), and her daughter and my granddaughter, Katelyn.

Last night we had the great pleasure of hearing our granddaughter give her testimony about her mission adventures in New York City for a month and in Asia for a month this summer.

As I sat and listened to her, tears rolled down my cheeks as I recalled the many prayers I have prayed over the years that my lineage would take the gospel to the nations.*  How faithful God is to answer our prayers when we do not pray amiss.  James 4:3

It is my desire to not waste my prayers by asking amiss. And I admit it is easy to get caught up in prayers of selfishness--

5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.6 These commandments that I give you to…

A Desperate Faith

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--a repost from past pages and a prayer request at the end--

Her pain was great. Her misery engulfed her and had for twelve years. She had exhausted every avenue of medical knowledge, Spent her life's earnings. She had an issue--an issue of life-taking blood. His presence was great. It engulfed and enveloped everyone around. He had used but not exhausted the vast knowledge of His Father. He was soon to have an issue--an issue of life-giving blood. In the meantime He went about doing good-- healing those who were hurting, comforting those who were mourning-- Feeding those who were hungry. In her meantime, she went about searching For the one she had heard so much about-- She heard that He had set free a demon-possessed man, And the winds and waters of nature obeyed Him, yes, that's what she had heard-- Even heard that He had raised up a paralyzed man, And cleansed a leper's spots. She believed the stories she had heard about Him. She knew her faith came from God. Her faith…

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

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Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is such a great privilege as well as our Christian responsibility.

 We are reminded several times in the Bible to pray in this way.  One of them is found in Psalm 122:6.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
I am grateful for the privilege of continuing what I hope to be a long tradition here on my blog--the faithful prayers from God's children lifted to Him for the peace of Jerusalem.

I also wanted to include one other country each week to pray for--This week my heart is especially connected to Algeria.





Father,

We come before you today to ask your blessings on Jerusalem and all of Israel.

We pray that in the days ahead you will burden our hearts more and more for Israel and teach us how to pray.

In your Word we are told to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and we know that you are peace--the only true peace comes from you--

We pray that you would protect Israel from those who would want to destroy her, who would want t…

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary!

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When Larry and I were dating and starting to get serious, he sent me a dozen red roses. That bouquet contained a white orchid. Now, it just so happened at this point in time that there was a popular song by Wayne Newton entitled "Red Roses for a Blue Lady."



Also, the lyrics contained the line, "and one white orchid for her wedding day," and it also talked about "a silly quarrel," which we also had had.  The only one we had in over a year of dating--




I thought Larry was starting to allude to marriage about this time during our courtship so when I got the flowers, I wrote him a letter and said, "Yes, I will." He was working out of town at the time. He wrote back and said, "Yes, you will what?"

I don't remember when I got up the courage to tell him that I was answering "yes" to what I thought was a marriage proposal. We found out later that Cabot Florist in North Little Rock (the greatest florist anywhere) automatically put …

Praying for the Generations

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On Mondays I would like for us to concentrate on praying for the generations that come after us--our descendants.

A number of years ago I was reading the Bible and came to this verse--


For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?  Mark 8:36
That hit me so hard especially in the area of my family and the generations to come after.  I can leave a lasting legacy by praying for them now.

and this scripture--from Psalm 78--

5He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, 


6so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. 


7Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.  (accents mine)


Heavenly Father, It is our desire to be faithful to pray for our children and grandchildren and all those to come after us in our lineage.It is also our desire to be dil…