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Friday, May 30, 2014

Pray for Families (May the Spirit move!)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

The Spirit is moving.  You only need to be quiet or filter out the noise that is so prevalent in this world to sense it.   Take a moment, be still, and feel His presence.

As a volunteer in a local hospital, I have the opportunity to visit with patients at different crossroads in their lives.  Some are facing their own mortality, some are dealing with a major illness, and others are rejoicing over a new birth.  It is at these crossroads that I sense the Spirit move and these beloved children of God, soften.  They have been blessed with new Light in their lives, even amidst their cross.  Just as one would look around the room if a light was suddenly turned on, they too begin seeking something or someone.   Whether they realize it or not, they are seeking Him.  He arrives in the hug of a family member, the unexpected visit of a friend, the kind words of a stranger, or in the caring smile of the medical staff.  It is in these times that one understands the gift of family, either biologic or spiritual. Whether a medical crisis or new birth, the family is brought together and new stronger bonds form. 

Spend the weekend praying for your family, friends, and all your brothers and sisters in Christ who are in the hospital.  Pray that those hearts closed to Him will be opened.  Pray that those who experiencing anxiety or worry are filled with His peace. Pray that the lost sheep will be found and those caught in the thicket will trust His gentle assistance. Pray that all will be open to accepting the peace, love, and healing that the Lord wants to give them.  He may heal them in ways never imagined!

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. John 14:27

Finally, pray for the caregivers of the sick. May they be blessed and renewed daily in their loving service.

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Prayer time is peace-time.  Pass it on!