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Monday, July 25, 2011

Praise Throughout the Day




“May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long.”

Psalm 72:15 (NIV)



“Whisper a prayer in the morning.

Whisper a prayer at noon.

Whisper a prayer in the evening.

‘Twill keep your heart in tune.”



As I found the scripture for this entry, this campfire song from my youth returned to my mind. Its message is more than a nice little rhyme. We can stay in tune with God when we take time to pray as we see our days unfold.

Most of the times I am out since my prayer walk through our city’s business district and the near west side; I feel the need to pray for our businesses and the neighborhoods where we live. I give praise for the presence of the majority of the businesses. I ask God to find new tenants for the vacant commercial buildings. I noticed a beauty shop down the street has a sign ad for Vacation Bible School at a church on the west side town. I thank Him for the person who placed the sign. I thank Him for His leading the residents who keep their yard mowed and for those who are improving their homes. I ask Him to find the right people to live in the vacant houses.

Our street is a main route to the hospital. When I hear sirens coming toward us, I ask God to be with the people involved in the event that caused the ambulance run.

I believe if people who call themselves Christians will send up prayers of praise, intercession, and thanksgiving throughout the day that our world will be a better place.

2 comments:

  1. This word, "praise," is one the Lord gave me just the other day. He wanted me to focus on that throughout the day. And yes, I do think that if Christians really prayed without ceasing, the world would change!

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  2. Rhonda:
    We are to praise Him when we are in the midst of trying times. Yes, we have times when we need to focus on words God gives us. Several years ago, I kept hearing the word, "trust" go through my mind. And, yes, I was puzzled about a situation I was in.

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