This morning, like every other morning, I started my day in prayer, and then I went the Five Doves site to get some positive thoughts for the day.
Today was different: I was overwhelmed by what I read in the posts. There were so many posts in response to my request for prayers, that I was caught off guard. I had sent a Thank You note to John, but more is needed. I would like to thank EVERYONE who has prayed, or is praying for me. Those prayers are felt, they give me strength and courage, and I carry them through the day. THANK YOU
The power of prayer is usually subtle, but sometimes it is also revealed in glorious splendor. However it presents itself, the power of prayer is real, and cannot be dismissed. In an irony I do not understand, the prayers of others are often more powerful than our own. When others pray for us, there is no ego, or baggage of doubt surrounding the prayer. That does not mean that I do not pray for myself, but rather that I when I pray, it is in, and through the name of Jesus Christ. I have no doubts about our Lord, but at times I doubt myself.
With that, I thank everyone again, and ask for their continued prayers as I go through a most difficult year.
"6 But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed."
"23 For most certainly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and doesn’t doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them."