Friday, October 8, 2010


Prayer is talking with God and it is about getting close to Him.It is not just about asking for things although this is part of prayer. When we pray it is good to tell the Lord how much we love Him,a time to thank Him for all He has done and how dependent we are on Him. We cannot do anything without Him!
Prayer is a perfect time to tell Him everything that is in our hearts and to give Him our requests. Confess anything that needs to be confessed.Praise Him for working powerfully in our lives.
Some reasons to pray:

To speak to God. 1 Peter 3:12 
and I love this one:
To have peace. Philippians 4:6, 7
To hear God.  Proverbs 8:34
To have joy John 16: 24
To resist temptation. Matthew 26:41
To make your requests known to God.  Matthew 21:22

I remember so well when I was ill and facing major surgery many people prayed for me and it is here that the bible tells us that "where two or three are gathered together in my Name, I am there in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20

Throughout I learnt that I can lay my burdens at His feet and He will always answer. Perhaps not in the way I expect or in my time but He is ever faithful.  
And-a beautiful and thought provoking quote by Corrie Ten Boom:
"Is prayer your steering wheel or spare tire?"
And sharing some photos taken on a day out to the ocean.



  1. I enjoyed your thoughts on prayer.
    Good scriptures to keep close and
    meditate on.
    The pictures are lovely.

  2. Wonderful post helping us to remember the importance of prayer. Blessings!

  3. Oh Yes Linda! Prayer is so vital to our walk with the LORD! How precious that you included verses to back up your thoughts...God's Word is so rich and powerful, isn't it?

    Your photos are gorgeous! I especially like the one of the ocean beautiful.

    Blessings to you!

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed it and will return. I would have written you sooner, but have been out of town. I like your blog a lot and really enjoyed your thoughts on prayer. I will check your other blog out also and will definitely be returning.

  5. Hi: A great message today. One that we all need to remember. Thank you and blessings, Martha

  6. Hi Linda, I certainly enjoyed your post today! You are so right! Isn't it amazing, when you think that we can talk to 'God'!!?? Amazing! Even more amazing, is that He 'wants' us to, & He listens & answers. Precious grace! Loved the pics too Linda. I so love the ocean. Love you too!

  7. ACTS
    Good way to remember what to pray!

  8. Thank you for sharing your heart-thoughts Linda.

    The revelation of Jesus Christ is the foundation of my Christian life. Prayer is the foundation of my life in HIM. Prayer is a beautiful privilege we've been given by GOD and I'm so thankful.

    Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Hello Linda! Thank you for visiting my blog!! Your kind words were certainly appreciated. But visiting your blog today has been a blessing for me. You have helped me to remember that because I feel I need something, Gods plan is always the best.

  10. Wonderful thoughts on prayer, Linda! Prayer IS such a vital part of our Christian lives. Wow! To think that we have access to the very throne room of God! How sad that I often take it for granted.

    Loved the pix you shared, too! I love spending time at the ocean. Have a blessed day!

  11. Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

    I enjoyed reading your thoughts on prayer. Also, I love the quote from Corrie Ten Boom, it's certainly something to think about.

  12. Hi Linda! Thank you for reminding us how we should pray. Love your photos! Are those morning glories (the purple flowers)?

  13. A beautiful reminder of why and how to pray. I really like all the scripture picks, and the ocean picture!

  14. Indeed -- and also prayer is an opportunity to listen to God. I like the steering wheel vs spare tire image!

  15. Hi, Linda~

    I just finished a great book, "Get Off Your Knees & Pray" by Sheila Walsh. I am one that struggles at times, with setting aside a specific time of day to pray, so I now will pray continually throughout the day about whoever/whatever it is that God lays upon my heart.

    It had also been difficult for me to pray out loud, always had. I had worried about what/who I should pray for or what to say. I thought, if God knows everything from beginning of time till the end, and he knows my prayers before I even pray them, what is the purpose? But in this book, there was a quote by Soren Kierkegaard that really struck me....

    "Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays!"

    I have never heard it put quite that way, but how true that is!

    PRAISE GOD that prayer changes me!


  16. I love that saying from Corrie Ten Boom. Her perspective always encourages me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on prayer. Your words meant a lot to me today.
    Dorothy :)

  17. Hope you have a wonderful weekend too, Linda!

  18. Corrie Ten Boom has been an inspiration to me. What faith!!!

    Lovely pictures :)

  19. what a wonderful blog entry!! I could not exist without prayer. I actually could use some prayer. I have found myself experiencing a lot of medical issues lately. I have to have a root canal (the third for this tooth) this week, then I have to see an opthamologist for a consult on getting a cataract taken care of which I am sure was caused by my statin drug for cholesterol, which also is causing me horrible muscle pain in my leg and arm. I have been praying for answers and could use some extra help. This is really getting me down, as I never feel good anymore.

  20. Hi Linda! I just wanted to pop over and thank you for visiting and leaving such a nice comment on my blog...I hope you'll visit often!

    What a lovely family you have - your grandbabies are so beautiful!

  21. Hi Linda, I came by to say hi. I added lots of pics. I am always blessed by what you share. Have a great week. Hugs

  22. Hannah prayed in 1 Samuel 2 - and didn't ask for anything.

  23. Hi Linda...just checking in...thought I'd let you know I stopped in today.

    Sending you a Canadian hug today!


  24. Hey Linda!

    Great words on prayer.....thank you!!

    I also love Corrie Ten Boom's inspiring quotes.....this is a great one!!

    Blessings to you this week!!



  25. Hope you're having a great week Linda! Rich blessings to you too!

  26. I love the quote by Corrie Ten Boom .. it was nice visiting your blog today. Your seaside pictures are so beautiful.