Twenty for Prayer — March 2008

As always, only of interest to those who want to join in praying.


For this month (which is almost over ;-), let’s just be grateful!
For years, I’ve been hearing stories about people in my church who, when asking for help through prayer, were told to list twenty-five things they were grateful for, and how some of these people were healed of their problem – whether physical, relationship, or whatever – just by doing this simple exercise.
Just recently, I came upon another example. I fear I cannot recall the particulars, but the person who was suffering was a well known writer. I believe it was Maya Angelou. Someone gave her the same advice, and she, too, was healed of her troubles by the time she finished her list of twenty-five things she was grateful for! I particularly enjoyed this as it is always nice to see the same ideas from other sources.
So, for the rest of March, let us be grateful that Thy Will Is Done! And count our blessings rather than our troubles!
Some applicable quotes:
“Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;” Psalm 30:11
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.” Psalm 28:7
“Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.” Psalm 149:1-5
“Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven:” Matthew 5:12
“Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.” Revelations 19:7


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