Thursday, December 8, 2016

#LightTheWorld: Pray

When loved ones are sick or experiencing great trials, we sometimes feel helpless to do anything except pray.  And while prayer might be our only option, I think we are remiss if we believe that prayer is somehow a second-rate course of action.  Jesus taught us to pray, and the greatest, most defining event in history--His atonement--was accomplished with prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane.  

Today's #LightTheWorld topic is: "Jesus Prayed for Others, and You Can Too."  Prayer for others helps us develop charity.  God hears and answers prayers--not always in the way we want, or in the time frame we want, but He does listen and care.  

In your prayers today, take time to pray for someone.



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Thanks for the power of prayer.

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this today, Kristi.....I really needed the reminder! My brother-in-law passed away yesterday, and my sister's frantic and painful phone call had me feeling helpless. They had been married for 27 years, but divorced last year, and his horrible family would not let her in the hospital room to even say her goodbyes! She was near hysterics, but we talked, we cried, and we figured out some plans, and she was stronger when we finished talking, but I still felt I wasn't doing enough for her in that moment. But you are right....prayer is not a second-rate option....it truly makes a difference. Thank you.

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    1. Regan, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm glad that this post helped you remember that prayer is powerful and makes a difference. I will keep your sister and family in my prayers, as well. Hugs.

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