August 31, 2010

Back to School Power Hour

My friends have just left; my Bible is still open to the passage in James that we read. A month ago, I sent an evite for some friends to come over today, to drink coffee and to pray about the school year. We did all of that. But more importantly, we each asked God for something that seemed BIG to us. We prayed for each other and our HARD stuff. 'BIG things' are the things that probably won't just work out on their own (or they would have already). They are situations and relationships that need a healing from the Lord.

We will pray in faith. Not just hoping in hope that life will improve. We place our hope in Him, because we know Him so well.

We will be studying Proverbs 15 to make a list of specific things to pray for our families. We will get to know Him better and therefore strengthen our faith to believe for these things. Join us as we pray for our families this year. Pray for BIG things for your family too!

Other verses to ponder:
James 5:15-16: The prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise Him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Mark 11:20-25 : Therefore I tell you anything you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.

I am starting with forgiveness and faith, because I am eager to see what God is going to do with my BIG requests.