The Gift of Prayer

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"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20"


As I sit here tonight, my heart is so heavy for a number of my friends. So many are hurting --family problems, illnesses, out of work and on and on. My prayer list seems to grow daily as I learn of more and more needs.

Prayer is such a precious gift from God. Because of prayer we can take our cares and concerns straight to Him. We know He will listen. We know He will answer.

Even more powerful? When many of us come together in prayer. Whether we pray together in the same room or just bring the same concerns before him from wherever we are, there is power in those prayers.

I am thankful tonight for prayer. I am thankful to be a part of a community of believers that all feel prayer is real and that it is mighty. I am so thankful to be one of many to know and act on the fact that so much is found when we collectively take it ALL to the Lord in prayer.

Can I pray for you today? If so, please leave me a message in the comments or send me an email. I would be honored to pray and take your cares and concerns to the Lord today.


To join us in sharing our thanksgivings this week, visit Iris at "Grace Alone...".


9 Thoughts Shared:

Pia said...

you have a beautiful heart, melanie. i have also been praying for my friends on top of my own requests because so many people are in need and are hurting. i do believe in the power of prayer. God said that the prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.

yes, please pray for me. salvation of my husband and healing/restoration of my marriage.

blessings...

Denise said...

You are so sweet, praying for you.

Kristi said...

I love your post and thank you for your prayers for Rachel and our family. May the Lord bless you today!

Debbie said...

Your right..what a wonderful thing to be thankful for, the power of prayer...

And yes, I would soo appreciate your prayers today. My niece is in labor and I am headed for the hospital (on only 4 hours of sleep) my poor sister had none and needs some support. A couple of problems have developed with the labor. Thank you soo much. Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Debbie

IRENE said...

May God lift your burdens and the burdens of all your are praying for. May He restore health, hope and happinesss. We all need each other's support in the name of Jesus Christ. Thinking of you and praying with you.
May your weekend be filled with God's grace.

bp said...

You're right, prayer is such a gift. I'm glad we can go to God anytime and know He'll be there.

Lynn said...

Melanie,

Girl, I agree with Pia. You have such a beautiful heart.

I have been thinking about the same thing as you. So many are hurting and broken. Lately I have been all fired up about praying Psalm 91. What a powerful prayer. Love you girl. Hugs.

Serendipity said...

Bless you, Melanie! Will be praying along with you.

LisaShaw said...

I so love your heart of care and prayer Melanie. I agree with you wholeheartedly. Prayer is a beautiful gift and privilege given to us by the LORD.

Blessings and I'm praying for you!