I have a new baby granddaughter! Her name is Anya Elizabeth.
As she grows I will play with her, sing to her, read with her, write her letters and tell her about Jesus. I will give her gifts to show my love.
But the best gift I will ever give is this: I will pray for her as long as I live.
God’s Word reminds us why we say thank you.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever (1 Chronicles 16:34).
Here’s another reason to give thanks to God:
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness (Psalm 7:17).
Take time to give thanks to God.
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name (1 Chronicles 29:13).
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe (Proverbs 18:10).
God listens to the crying heart in the secret place.*
*Samuel Chadwick, God Listens.
A habit is an act repeated so often it can be done without stopping to decide to do it each time.*
Make prayer your habit.
*adapted from S.D. Gordon, How to Pray, p.47.
Our intercessory prayers for our loved ones become transformed when we learn to leave it all in God’s hands! They become quiet, confidential conversations with Him about those we love so much.*
*adapted from O. Hallesby, Prayer, p. 54.
Dependent prayer “is necessary because we are engaged in mission against immeasurably superior forces.”*
We wrestle “against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).
* Richard F. Lovelace, Dynamics of Spiritual Life, p. 146.