We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
I am thankful for the love of family and friends. I’m grateful to have such wonderful people as part of my journey. Each person God has put in my life adds something unique and special to it and I love and appreciate them all. I’m thankful for the love we share between us, for the experiences we go through together and for the memories that will be in my heart forever. As I thank God for you I pray that He would continue to bless and protect you always.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
At times we come before the Lord feeling defeated to the point where words cannot convey what we want to say to Him. Tears stream down our face as we humble ourselves before the almighty God. It’s okay if we don’t have the right words, the Holy Spirit will intercede for us and step in to interpret what is in our heart.
And going a little farther, He fell on His face and prayed, saying, my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me, nevertheless; not as I will, but as you will.
Jesus gave us the example of how to pray when going through something difficult. He prayed to the Father saying, if it’s possible let this difficult situation pass from me but let it be what you want, not what I want. God knows everything from the beginning to the end we just need to trust Him and His will.
I urge you first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them, intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.
Take time to pray for your family, your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors and while you’re at it, pray for your enemies as well. We don’t always know what they are going through but one thing is for sure, they can always use our prayers.
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
How encouraging to know we serve a God who hears our prayers. Through His love and mercy God promises that when we call on Him and pray to Him, He will listen. Whatever the answer may be, we can be assured that God hears our prayers and know that He will answer them in his own time and way.
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
The only way to know God is to seek Him with all of your heart. Spend time with Him in prayer, read the Holy Bible, really make an effort to understand who He is. The more you seek God in faith, the more you will come to know Him, the more you know Him, the more you will trust Him. When you experience God’s love, grace and mercy for yourself, you will come to completely trust in Him and realize that He will never abandon you.
Every child is a blessing and a gift from God, unique and special in their own way. It is up to us to guide and protect them and to teach them the ways of the Lord. Inspire and encourage your children by being an example of what it is to be a child of God. Pray for your children and ask God to bless them and don’t forget to thank the Lord for this special blessing.