In yesterday’s blog post I talked about relationship breakdowns. As I went about my day, one of my errands was to stop by the church and drop off this month’s newsletter. Almost immediately upon arriving I was handed a booklet from the previous nights centering prayer group. The booklet was called “A Circle of Prayer: The Anglican Rosary for All of God’s People”. (For those of you who don’t know the Anglican church in Canada is similar to the Episcopalian church in the US.)
Can you guess what the first prayer in the booklet was about? Opening yourself up and showing God’s love to those around you. It was a prayer for the very thing I wrote yesterday that I was struggling with. I wanted to share that story with you because I want you to know that God is always with us. He will always answer our prayers, even if sometimes it’s in unexpected ways. We just have to be open to seeing him acting in our lives.
So today I’m going to ask something from all of you. I just received news that a family member of one of our readers has been diagnosed with cancer. I’m asking all of you to pray for that person and his/her family. I’m asking that we all pray for God to lift them up and strengthen them in their time of sorrow and to help them remember that even though they are walking through a tough time right now, God is with them. He is always faithful and his love will never fail.
If you have words of encouragement or scripture you would like to share with this person, please feel free to include them in the comments section.
2 thoughts on “He Answers Prayer”
Deuteronomy 31:6 …Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
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Yes Meredith God is all around us. He is not some distant uncaring deity but a loving God active in our lives lifting us up and strengthening our bones and hearts. I will definitely pray for your fellow church family during this difficult season of their lives.
Here’s a verse for them.
fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV