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James 5:16  – Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

You know what….I need prayer…

and so do you…

So does she…

So does he…

And them over there, as well.

We ALL need prayer, even if we don’t realize it ourselves.

Even if life is going great…Even if we are healthy, have a good job, blessed with wonderful children, have a happy marriage, and we want for nothing…We need prayer.

Why?

 

1 Peter 5:8- Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

The devil is always around, trying to manipulate…trying to put lies in our minds…and without prayer for ourselves (and each other), he may just start to pull you his way.

Now, I don’t mean that you will go murder someone, or that you’ll commit adultery. 

But, you may feel “too tired” to go to church on Sunday morning (yet we will make it to work no matter how tired we are), then come Sunday night, you have “too much to do”…maybe Wednesday night…

Nope, exhausted from working and have to cook dinner…No time!

You were “too tired” to open up your bible, you were “too tired” to pray when you went to bed.

Then, before you know it, you find yourself drifting away from God (because He NEVER drifts away from us). 

And you start to feel a weight…You don’t know why you feel it…Everything is going great!

But it’s there…

And this weight starts to irritate you.

Then, one day, you finally get your butt to church…You hear the exact sermon you needed to hear…And you realize the weight was you drifting away from God.

Without His word, without prayer…Life is just heavier.

Why?

Maybe because we do less leaning on God, and more leaning on ourselves…Our own weight can be pretty heavy.

Proverbs 3:5-6- “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Well, there you go. Lean on GOD! Let Him direct you. Let Him guide you…That way, you don’t have to be burdened with it.

I am not saying that you are a bad person for missing church sometimes…or falling asleep before praying…or not opening up your Bible as much as you should.

Because then I would be calling myself a bad person, and I don’t feel that I am.

I know what it is when I get “too tired” to do what I need to do for myself (and my family).

It’s Satan. He will make me feel as if I just can not get out of bed on Sunday morning!

Yet, I am up at 7 am on a Saturday. And I get up at 4 am through the week so I can work on my blog.

But I can’t manage to get out of the bed in time to get myself and 3 kids ready for church?

At least 11 am service?!?!

COME ON!

Yeah right!

I am not writing this feeling like I do better than anyone else, trust me.

Because I don’t…I struggle. I don’t pray as much as I should, I don’t read my Bible as much as I should, and I don’t get to church as much as I should. And that weight I was talking about…Oh, I feel it.

But I love God, and He loves me.

And when I do pray, I ask Him for forgiveness for my laziness and lack of serving Him…I ask Him to help me…I tell Him I want to do MORE for Him…I want to be His servant…I want others to KNOW I am a child of God when they talk to me.

And the more I pray…the more I open my Bible…

The more I open my Bible…the more I get to church.

The more I get to church…the more I pray.

See how that works?

It’s a cycle..We NEED it all. The more I do all 3 of these things, the lighter I feel!

Because I’ve given my worries to God, and I feel strong enough to tell Satan to go on somewhere because I am feeling strong today!

You know, we can pray this for each other, too. 

We can pray for anything for anyone because, with God, nothing is impossible, even if our small minds think it is.

Luke 18:27- “And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”

The Bible always has the answer.

So, I didn’t mean for this to turn into what it did, but that’s where God took it, so I am going to leave it as is.

Why I created this page

I created this page for people to put prayer requests in, so we can all pray for each other and support one another.

You can do this anonymously..that’s perfectly fine.

God knows your heart and need.

This will require coming back to the page to see if any have been put in so we can add it to our prayer list.

But it’s worth it!

Matthew 7:7-8- Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

I started this blog thinking more along the lines of doing a “Mom blog”. But then, my very first post was scripture…So I know that God wants me to use this platform for Him, and that’s what I will do.

I will still do mom tips, recipes, etc…But God will be the focus.

So, please, use this page…Ask for prayer…Or use it to pray for others.

Just use it.

Love you all!

By Jesica: The Proverbs Mama

Busy, but BLESSED. Yep, that's me! My name is Jesica (yes, one 's') and I am a wife of a gorgeous, loving husband, a mom of three fantastic, beautiful girls (as well as a HUGE German Shepherd and an adorable chocolate lab). Oh, and I work full-time. So, as you can imagine, I stay pretty busy with a 40-hour work week, cooking, cleaning, gymnastics, ballet, doctor visits, vet visits, grocery shopping...and let's not forget trying to make sure my husband and I make memories other than us running around trying to get work and chores done...whew...So I am sure you're wondering why I started a blog on top of all of that...Well, I am starting a blog to help other moms, not only by giving tips for parenting, cooking, or cleaning, but to let you know that NONE of us are perfect and we ALL do things that we are sure NO OTHER mom does. Well, I am here to tell you that we ALL do that thing that you're sure NO OTHER mom does. So, grab a cup of coffee (or whatever your preference) and start feeling GOOD about your abilities as a mom, dad, wife, or husband. For we are fearfully and wonderfully made by our God, and His works are MARVELOUS.

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Caroline

I thank you for taking the time to write such encouraging words and to let us know your not super mom! So many blogs out there will sound like that person is super woman and we try to imulate them and disappoint ourselves in the process! I so wish I had something like this to read when I was raising my children.