Good morning and happy Monday! Thanks for joining us around the Throne of Grace today. What better way to start the week than laying our burdens at the feet of our Lord!
• Please pray for the safe and speedy delivery of 20 Blessing Bags on their way right now to the New Jersey Shore! (For more information on Blessing Bags, you can read HERE.) Our sister in Christ, Bonnie Jean, will be receiving these Blessing Bags and, along with others, will distribute them among the hardest hit areas of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction. Please pray that there will be no damage to the articles in transit. Pray for Bonnie Jean to have all the energy, time, and resources she needs to get these bags into the hands of their intended recipients. Bonnie Jean has suffered some infections and health complications as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Let’s pray that she will be blessed abundantly by the Lord for her partnership with us!
• Pray for Shane, a little guy among our church family, who suffered a broken arm this past week as a result of a bunk bed mishap! We praise God for Shane’s bravery and for the Lord’s provisions for healing.
• Thank you for the prayers for my family’s trip to the snow this past weekend! God was so good to us and we had a marvelous time giving our kids their first snow experience! No snow fell…but that gives us something to look forward to for the next trip! 🙂
We praise God also for his protection over our safety as we sledded and hiked. Colin took a snow saucer in the neck (which potentially could have been a very serious injury had it hit his nose or eyes!). Thankfully the external look of it was way worse than it was!
• In light of the Oscar hoopla last night, I’ve been reminded to pray for Hollywood! It is much easier for my heart to go towards judgment of all the ungodliness we see in the media. Rather, it should be a call to prayer! There is so much emptiness and so many attempts to fill that emptiness with everything BUT the Lord! Pick one or two of your favorite actors (or the most notorious!) to pray for today. Pray also for the believers in the media. Pray that God would strengthen them and make them bold in their witness for Christ.
Have a great week! Please don’t hesitate to send us your prayer needs. We would be honored to pray for you! The deadline for submitting prayer requests or praises is Friday at noon, to be included in the Prayer & Praise Monday post the following week. You can leave us a comment here, or email us at: