Skip to main content

#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.

 photo visiting2_zps6d4521f3.jpg

 photo ThankfulThought4_zps7d9599c2.jpg
Thanks for the power of prayer.

 photo signature3_zps16be6bca.jpg

Pin It


  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 truly makes a difference. Thank you.

    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.


Post a Comment

Conversations are so much nicer when more than one person does the talking. :-) Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts; I'd love to hear from you!

Popular posts from this blog

Ten Things of Thankful: Even in Times of Uncertainty

  A railroad switch point on the tracks at the Golden Spike National Historic Park There is a lot I don't know. I don't know who will lead the United States for the next four years (at the time I'm composing this post, that hasn't been determined yet.) I don't know when covid cases will stop rising in my state and start decreasing. I don't know how challenging situations will turn out. There is much uncertainty in life. Living in limbo-land is hard. It's emotionally exhausting. It can be immobilizing. My body seems to think chocolate is the answer, but I know that isn't a long-term solution. What do I need in times like these? I need to REMEMBER . 1. R esilience. People are resilient. I am resilient. I'm thankful for resilience. 2. " E ach Life That Touches Ours for Good." So many people, both those I know in "real life," and those I have only met virtually, have taught me, encouraged me, and been examples to me. I'm thankful

Ten Things of Thankful: Another Trip Around the Sun

  A mixed bouquet of pink and purple flowers sits on a round table Last weekend, I celebrated another birthday. I think the earth moves around the sun faster and faster each year, but I can't prove it. Before another minute goes by, let me share my Ten Things of Thankful list for this week. I'm thankful for family: A birthday dinner with my daughter Birthday calls/texts from family members Beautiful flowers from my children A Facetime call with grandchildren. (My grandson repeated three words the entire time: "I am three!" At one point, I told him I would call him Groot.😉)  Drexel and his laid-back nature (The following video shows Drexel on the floor, while the robotic vacuum repeatedly runs into him and starts up his hind leg and tail. Drexel never gets up.) John and his engineering skills. Yesterday, the bishopric of our ward (church congregation) drove around the neighborhood and (taking care to observe covid recommendations) passed out doughnuts to everyone. Eac

Ten Things of Thankful: Short and Sweet

  A yellow-orange sunset behind mountains, as viewed from my front porch. Red geraniums in white planter boxes line the porch rail. I'm thankful for: 1. Beautiful sunsets. 2. Snowfall. 3. Friends. 4. Flowers. 5.Online shopping. 6. Easy returns. 7. Organized rooms. 8. Prayer. 9. Family. 10. John. What are your ten things this week? Joining me this week: IThrive3:20 The Prolific Pulse messymimi's meanderings A season and a time Artistic Mystic Soul the Wakefield Doctrine Backsies Is What There Is Not Her Headache You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter