Salt and Light

Salt and Light
On The Wings Of Prayer
Just close your eyes and open your heart,
And feel your worries and cares depart.
Just yield yourself to the Father above,
And let Him hold you secure in His love.
For life on earth grows more involved,
With endless problems that can’t be solved,
But God only asks us to do our best,
Then He will take over and finish the rest…
So when you are tired, discouraged and blue,
There is always one door that is open to you,
And that is the door to The House of Prayer,
And you’ll find God waiting to meet you there.
And The House of Prayer is no further away,
Than the quiet spot where you kneel and pray.
For the heart is a temple when God is there
As we place ourselves in His loving care.
And He hears every prayer and answers each one
When we Pray in His name - Thy will be done.
The burdens that seemed too heavy to bear
Are lifted away on the Wings Of A Prayer!

Helen Steiner Rice
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. “This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen’”--- Matthew 6:7-13

You Can Do Something

Now that I am a senior citizen, I hear a lot of my friends say, "I used to work in the church all the time, but now I am too old and feel too bad." Nonsense! There is something you can do and that is pray. Who do you pray for? Anyone who needs it,including the President and all our troops on foreign soil. A good thing about Christian prayer is that you can pray wherever and whenever you wish. No one can take that away from you. Prayer is a conversation with God and you can do it. If you have a computer with Internet access, you have the perfect avenue for finding prayer chains and people who need your intercession.Just a few thoughts on prayer:TALKING WITH GOD Praying is one dimension of being in love--being in love with God. The metaphor of a love affair may prove helpful to you. A right relationship with God involves falling madly in love with God and nurturing that love to grow and mature. To pray to God is to speak freely and intimately with God within the security of that loving relationship. The conversations of a love affair comprise the content of prayer. How do you define prayer? You don't need to--the Bible doesn't.

As To The One Being Prayed To...

"When you pray, say: 'Father...'"
(Luke 11:2)
Lord, is it alright if I just sort of talk to You like this? I mean, I'm not even sure how to address You because--I'm not used to talking with a God. I'd feel strange saying, "Your Majesty" or "Your Holiness" (although those names are appropriate enough). But those words would make You seem--far away and terrifying. It would feel like talking to a volcano or an atomic bomb, or my boss, or the principal, or a judge who knows I'm guilty. Sometimes You seem like all of those to me. But when I pray to You, I need to see something gentler, kinder, wiser. Prayer begins with God. If He did not exist, there would be neither a reason to pray nor any hope of being heard. Prayer also ends with God. Once we have committed ourselves to His will, the matters about which we pray are out of our hands.