Before we jump back into more author interviews, giveaways, and book reviews next week, I thought we would begin this new month with something a little different, something I believe every author needs – prayer.
You all have blessed me so much these last few months by welcoming me and my blog into your world. And while I’ve been praying over the blog – and its visitors 😉 – since beginning in January, this past week the Lord has really been reminding me of the power of prayer. And especially the need for it.
When Ephesians 6 describes the armour of the Lord that we are to put on to protect ourselves against spiritual warfare, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit” is part of that. Prayer will help us to “Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”
All around me lately, God has been working, both answering prayer requests and drawing me before Him in prayer for others. Both present victories and needs abound. Just in the last few days, He’s been revealing some not-so-pretty issues in my heart that need some serious healing and prayer. He’s also been working to show me the needs of others that I should be lifting up.
So I thought today we’d take a moment and pray together. I certainly don’t know every need and every cause, but God knows. I hope you know that I pray for you. I ask that you pray for me. And I hope together we’ll pray for others whom God has placed upon our hearts, including our beloved authors who need our prayers too. 😉
There are SO many beautiful prayers in Scripture, but this one in Ephesians 3:14-21 has been underlined in my Bible for quite some time and I’d like to share it with you today.
“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end, Amen.'”
Have a blessed weekend, everyone!