My friend, Barbara from rubber stamp club sent me this today and I surely thought about it all day:
"Our Pastor asked us a rhetorical question about our prayers during last Wednesday's Bible Study that really got me thinking. He asked us were we selfish in our prayers ... do we only pray for ourselves (it's me, it's me, it's me, oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer) or do we also pray for others? Ouch! I had to admit to myself that I normally pray selfishly, and I agree that is not the behavior Jesus modeled for us and taught us (Matthew 6:9-13). Prayer is a powerful tool the Lord has bestowed upon His Children. Are we using all the tools/talents He has given us to be about His business? Lord Jesus, please forgive us of our short-sightedness and continue to shine Your favor upon us all"
My Father Knows Lyrics Performed by- Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of Chicago Written by- Maurice Carter & Aaron Lindsey
Looking back over my life,I've seen His promises are true.
I've never been forsaken,He's always seen me through.
This hope that I have within meis knowing that He's always there.
Healing all my heartaches and calming all my fears;my Father knows,
My Father knows every heartache.
My Father knows every joy.
Oh yes, He knows every moment of my life.
I have nothing to fear, my Father knows,cause He's with me.
Oh yes, He knows every pain that I feel.
One thing I know, my Father knows.
I've seen strugles all around me,and my heart is filled with peace.
My father walks beside me and I feel such a sweet reliefknowing His hand is holding my life.
And He helps me when I fall,He inclines His ears to hear me every time I call.