TGI Saturdays # 59- The Power of Prayer

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TGI Saturdays # 59- The Power of Prayer

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Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Hi Friends,

Hope all is well with you all today. I wish you many blessings. Another pre-cooked post has come down from the “virtual freezer.” What am I talking about? Well, on this 59th week of TGI Saturdays, you’re reading a post I prepared well in advance. Why?

Here’s why. At this time, I should be either, at home waiting for baby to arrive, in the hospital having baby or have already had baby. Nevertheless, I didn’t want to cut off contact with you guys all together, or pause TGI Saturdays during this time. So I decided to cook up a batch of 19 pre-scheduled post, in a series I called “Saturday Inspirations.”

My purpose for “Saturday Inspirations,” is to leave you with tidbits of blessings, inspiration and encouragement every Saturday or whenever you drop in. It is a bit of a spiritual pick me up. So I hope you enjoy reading and at the end feel uplifted.

By the way, please feel absolutely free to drop me a comment of encouragement and prayers during this time. I’m really going to need it.

power of prayer

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)

I have always believed in prayer from the time I was a little girl. It may be because of the simple act from the grown ups in my life who prayed for me  and with me when I was very little. They taught me the “Now I Lay Me Prayer,” which I say every night with my children, “The Lord’s Prayer,” and many bible verses and bible songs. Throughout my life, I have been in and out of “the Church,” but all that was hidden in my heart about prayer and worship, never left me.

In fact, prayer has kept me, even at times when I made poor decisions and put myself in unsafe situations. Prayer has brought me forgiveness of my sins. I haven’t been a saint, I haven’t always been wise, but because of prayer I have been blessed more than I am worthy.

Sometimes, my prayers have come out beautifully, as though God took control of my tongue, and I say it exactly the way I wanted to. Then other times I have felt like my prayers weren’t clear enough, and I couldn’t find the words to say it how I wanted to. Did God understand what I’m trying to say? Does He understand me when I don’t have the words at all, only tears? Then one day those unspoken or inarticulate prayers are answered, in a way that could only be God. Then, I realize He not only hears my well spoken words but He also hears my heart.

Time and time again. I have seen God answer my prayers, calm my fears and silence my worries. Do I believe in the power of prayer.

YES!

My Prayer

Thank you Father

For my now and all my yesterdays

For my accomplishments, successes, failures and mistakes

Thank you for victories and my family

Thank you for my siblings, my mommy and daddy

Thank you for all I have now and all I had

Thank you for protecting me from the things that are bad

Thank you for adventures, wind, trees, snow and rain

Thank you for so much, for your deliverance time and time again

Thank you for today, and a chance at another tomorrow

Thank you for being there through my challenges, pain and sorrow

Thank you for good health, sound body, mind and soul

Thank you for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmases and other celebrations that unfold

My heart is filled with gratitude for all I have and I am

My prayers are filled with hopefulness for all I will gain and who I will become

I pray for blessings and protection of the world I am in, blessings and protection over those I care for with my entire being

I pray for a future that is shinning bright,

Bless our lives Lord and let everything turn out alright

Written by L.J.G.B (me)

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Peace, Love and Blessings to you.

With love,

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8 Comments

  1. Michelle March 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    The power of prayer…yes to your question. Without prayer, there is no hope. We all need something bigger than ourselves to believe in, to pray to and to find peace with. Prayer is the communication between God and ourselves. It is the purest devotion to Him. Hope all is well with you Latisha.

  2. Debbie W. March 12, 2016 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Latisha you hit a memory this morning. I have heard controversy on that little prayer, but you know it’s what my Mom and Dad taught us too. That little prayer in a blue background and lots of glitter was hanging on our bedroom wall. Never forget it will we? Thanks for sharing. Hope all is going well. Love the blog post and it’s like you are here posting it this morning.

  3. Jed March 12, 2016 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Hey Latisha,

    What a beautiful prayer of gratitude, and yes, I absolutely believe in the power of prayer. Hoping your and your family are having an incredible week, and thank you for being such an incredible, virtual host :)

  4. Mommy Muddling March 12, 2016 at 9:07 am - Reply

    It’s amazing and wonderous how prayer works. I take great comfort in know that God always hears my prayers but also knows the yearnings of my heart and soul without having to utter a single word! So happy to have found you and your link up!

  5. Gayl Wright March 12, 2016 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Latisha, this is a great blog hop! So glad I found you through someone’s tweet. I really believe in the power of prayer. God commands us to pray even though He knows our prayer before we even speak. I have seen many answers to prayer, maybe not always the answer I wanted or in my timing, but in God’s timing which is always best. We prayed for several years about a better place for my my to live and to have her house sold. Then at just the right time He provided a buyer and a place to live all within a couple weeks time. What a great God we serve. Blessings to you!

  6. Gayl Wright March 12, 2016 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Correction: We prayed about a better place for my mom to live.

  7. Sharilee March 12, 2016 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    I certainly believe in the power of prayer! I’m so grateful to be able to have a one on one relationship with God and know that He is mindful of us. Please forgive me for linking posts that don’t really meet your guidelines. I should have read your rules before posting. May God bless you!

  8. Lisa March 12, 2016 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Thank you for continuing to host during this season of your life!

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