Posts Tagged "Thanksgiving"

Call to Prayer for November 21, 2016

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Call to Prayer for November 21, 2016

‘Am I the One?’ – Growing up, I was encouraged to develop and use good manners – some of those being to always say ‘Please’ when I was asking for something and ‘Thank You’ after receiving what I had asked for.  This reminds me of the story of Jesus healing the 10 lepers in Luke 17:11-19.  There were 10 lepers who recognized Jesus as the Healer and cried out to Him for mercy (please heal us).  Jesus responded by telling them to go show themselves to the priests and as they went their way, they were ALL cleansed.  BUT only one of them after realizing that he was healed (as he had asked Jesus to do), turned around, praised God with a loud voice and came and fell on his...

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Call to Prayer for January 18, 2016

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Call to Prayer for January 18, 2016

‘The Rest of the Story’ – Most of us are familiar with hearing Paul Harvey on the radio as he would share a story and then we would wait anxiously as he shared ‘the rest of the story’.  The climax to his stories would get our attention and make a strong statement about his story.  A few weeks ago we sent out an Urgent Prayer Request asking for prayer for visas needed for 2 young women who would be traveling overseas to serve on the mission field.  Many of you began praying and within days the prayer was answered and ‘the rest of the story’ was shared as a praise of thanksgiving to God for answering our prayers.   A few weeks ago, I was reading the story of Daniel...

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Call to Prayer for November 25, 2013

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Call to Prayer for November 25, 2013

‘Mind your manners! ‘–  As I was growing up I would hear this phrase often to remind me to use words such as ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’.  These were words of respect that I was to use as I asked someone for something and responded with gratitude for something I had received.   So many times we have no problem coming to God with our wants and needs and we often say ‘Please’, but how often we forget to say ‘Thank You’.   We are reminded in James 1:17 that ‘every good and perfect gift comes from God’ – whether they be spiritual, physical, or material – and there are so many.   Years ago, I had a friend who always included in his prayers these words – ‘Thank You for all the...

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Call to Prayer for November 19, 2012

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Call to Prayer for November 19, 2012

‘I give thanks to my God for every remembrance of you!’ (Philippians 1:3).  This week, we all begin to reflect on and give thanks to God for our many blessings from this past year – and there are many – the list is endless.   As I began to think this morning on all that I am thankful for, God continued to bring to me the faces of so many relationships that have become a part of my life over the years – family, friends, co-workers, church family, neighbors, and laborers together in ministry.  We do have much (many things) to be thankful for, but people and relationships are so very special in our lives.  Even Adam needed a companion – someone to share everyday life...

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