Sunday morning prayer – 02/10/08

Grandma update:  She is STILL hanging in there.  Mom tells me grandma is getting weaker and weaker and thinner and thinner all the time.  Everyone is blown away by her resiliency.  As for the misunderstandings that were going on in the family a little while ago, about the nature of hospice care, things seem to have been cleared up.  Talking and open conversation has prevailed.  Praise the Lord for answering that prayer and for bringing us closer together!

Evangelism blog:  I know I have not done much with this in the past week or so (maybe starting a new blog right before Lent was not such a good idea).  But I do plan to post something early next week.  I still desire to continue our conversation about evangelism; discussing, encouraging and searching for better ways to proclaim this awesome message of God’s love.  I have so many things running around in my head right now…I just need to "catch them" and put them in print.

Deep freeze:  It’s -11 degrees F right now (wind chill is much colder).  Need I say more.

Prayer: As we begin our days (in whatever way that looks like), lets join together in a word of prayer…

Loving and merciful Father, we enter this Lenten season with heavy hearts as we ponder and reflect on our sinfulness and mortality.  We know that we have let you down.  We have not lived up to your expectations.  We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  But gracious God we ask that you would hear our cries and soften our hearts so we can see and begin to understand our rebelliousness.  We want to serve you.  We want to please you.  Dear God…grant us healing, grant us understanding, grant us discipline so we can better serve you and others.  And God…thank you for sending your Son so we may live.  In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.

God bless your day and take care!