Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Peace of Prayer

Prayer is one of the most powerful ways to find inner peace, yet sometimes we may forget to use that blessing to the fullest advantage. In this hectic, fast-paced world, we may find it difficult to pause and pray. Here are some times we can pray and experience the serenity of that wonderful gift from our Heavenly Father.

--in the shower

--while driving

--while on hold for a phone call

--while cooking dinner

--while waiting for a business client

--while getting dressed in the morning

--while waiting in line at the supermarket

--when we see a stranger who is struggling

--while we're reading a blog

--when we are seeking to say just the right words while talking to a friend or family member

Jesus asked us to pray always. These are just a few ways we can.

There is power in individual prayer and in community prayer as well. If any of you dear readers would appreciate some extra prayers, please let me know. I promise you that I will, and I believe others who read this blog will pray for you as well.

This week, would you please pray for my sister-in-law, Dorothy Rich. Her dear husband, my brother George, passed away on Monday, and I know she would appreciate your prayers.
Thank you!

© Carol Brown


  1. I am asking for prayers for my boyfriend's mother Paula, she was diagnosed with terminal cancer and does not have much time left. There are siezures almost everyday now. Her son is in the United States Air Force and is unable to be with her during such a difficult time. Her medical bills are now too high and the doctors have refused treatment until paid. Paula and her son need all of our prayer to help make this transition easier.

    Heavenly Father

    You have given us so much. Thank You for the gift of life, for all the treasures we received, through the wealth of those who’ve loved us and those whom we’ve loved.

    This body You have given is frail and damaged. And now we ask You to grant Paula peace, as she begins her next journey, to a new life, free of pain and suffering. Ease the sorrow of those she leaves behind, knowing that she will always live on in their hearts.

  2. Prayer is not a passive activity. Prayer alters us. It awakens us. Our eyes begin to notice beauty where we never noticed it before. Our hearts begin to feel compassion we never knew we had. Our priorities shift. As we talk to God, we receive the encouragement to live up to the potential inside us. Soon we start to see beyond ourselves into the world that is waiting for our help.

    ilchi lee best selling author


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