As I continue seeding my new garden, I look to the most important nutritional source for growth...water. Without water we all perish, so I am gathering my watering bucket to nourish my newly planted seeds. Watering with the power of Holy Spirit guided prayer. Only prayer will bring forth the harvest in my life that I am seeking.
The blogging world ignited a fire in many areas of my life. Pray flames burst forth from my blogging. God fanned my passion for intercession again through visits to many blogs and emails I have received. Lifting others before the throne of God, as He places them on my heart, has become second nature.
A passionate blaze for my family arose through prayer. I began praying through Stormie Ormartian The Power of Praying for your Adult Children. In November I joined Dianne at Everything Else Thrown In for A Legacy of Prayer...praying for your decedents. Dianne's 30 days of prayer were life giving and inspiring.
Today I leave you with a prayer from Taste and See by John Piper. As I water my garden with the Holy Spirit guided prayer I will be posting prayers that I have read and lifted before the Lord. Thanks to so many of you who have allowed me to enter your world and pray for you. I have also been blessed by your prayers for my family and I as well.
Oh, Lord, by the truth of your Word, and your Word, and the power of your Spirit and
the ministry of your body build men and women in the Body of Christ.
Who don't love the world more than God,
who don't care if they make much money,
who don't care if they own a home,
who don't care if they have a new car or two cars,
who don't need recent styles,
who don't miss steak or fancy fare,
who don't expect that life should be comfortable and easy,
who don't feed their minds on TV each night,
who don't measure truth with their fingers in the wind,
who don't get paralyzed by others' disapproval,
who don't hold grudges,
who don't gossip,
who don't twist the truth,
who don't brag or boast,
who don't whine or use body language to get pity,
who don't criticize more than praise,
who don't hang out in cliques,
who don't eat too much or exercise too little;
who are ablaze for God,
who are utterly God-besotted,
who are filled with the Holy Spirit,
who strive to know the height and depth of Christ's love,
who are crucified to the world and dead to sin,
who are purified by the Word and addicted to righteousness,
who are mighty in memorizing and using the Scriptures,
who keep the Lord's Day holy and refreshing,
who are broken by the consciousness of sin,
who are thrilled by the wonder of free grace,
who are stunned into humble silence by the riches of God's glory,
who are persevering constantly in prayer,
who are ruthless in self-denial,
who are fearless in public witness to Christ's lordship,
who are able to unmask error and blow away doctrinal haze,
who are tough in standing for the truth,
who are tender in touching hurting people,
who are passionate about reaching the peoples who have no church,
who are pro-life for the sake of babies and moms and dads and the glory of God,
who are content with what they have and trusting the promises of God,
who are patient and kind and meek when life is hard.