Sunday morning prayer

It has been a long time (last Monday) since I have been here.  I guess part of it is that early in the week the weather was so beautiful that I tried to spend time outside.  Then the cold and snow hit…reminding me that I live in Minnesota.  I also had a funeral this week, which went very well.  And (as I mentioned last Monday) my secretary, Vicki, returned to work.  That meant we had a lot of catch up…which is going very well.  So this past week has been a good one over all, just not a good one for blogging.

But…to get you up-to-date in very quick fashion, here are some (very) random updates for you:
(1) My running is going great.  I am feeling stronger and stronger all the time.
(2) I went to an awesome concert on Thursday by a group called "Naturally 7".  I will try to post a You Tube video of them.  They were truly amazing.
(3) I killed one of my cacti the other day.  I know they don’t need much water over the winter, but they still need some. 
(4) Did I mention we got snow.  Stupid weather.

Anyway…that should about do it for the random updates.  How about a little prayer time?  Yes?  Great.  First…here’s a reading, from 1 Peter 3:15-16, that I will be focusing on today:
"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander."

Now…let us pray…
Heavenly Father, you give us life and hope.  You give us a reason to live.  You give us strength to endure life’s pains and sorrows.  You give us a future of joy and happiness.  Lord God, please give us opportunities to share with others this hope.  And when these opportunities come our way, give us the words to say so others may come to know you or know you better.  In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.

I hope and pray that you have a very blessed day.


3 thoughts on “Sunday morning prayer

  1. PS

    I’ve never liked to complain about the weather, but this April has been a test, which I flunked on that subject. Three snow storms in April! And we had no snow “storms” between December and April. The early Easter made this feel even worse than it would have.

    There are hundreds of birds in our yard, all puffed out. They are migrating, I think, and desperate for food.

  2. Pastor Eric

    I hear you.

    I am one of those strange people who like winter (the more snow and cold the better), but right now I do not want snow and cold. My lawn just started turning green and now it is just going to get confused.

  3. Diane

    I am so ready for spring… it’s terrible! I like winter for awhile, but it was such a cold and icy one (hard to walk the dog this winter) that I’m ready. And I really am more of a spring and summer lover anyway. Used to spend a lot of time at the lakes in the summer.

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