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October has been a very busy month…
house guests, helping with a wedding,
and now doing a little caretaking for a friend’s mother in West Palm Beach,
which gives me the joy of spending time with my daughter,
son-in-law and grandson everyday for a week! 

Daily life is filled and it is hard to find time to blog,
but I ran across this prayer and want to share it with you.

O God, our heavenly Father,
we your children come now to you with our requests.
We cannot live without your blessing.
Life is too hard for us and our task is too large.
We get discouraged, and our hands and head hang limp and despondent.
We come to you with our weakness, asking for your strength.
Help us to rejoice always.
Let us not be disheartened  by difficulties.
Let us never doubt your love or any of your promises.
Give us grace to be encouragers of others, never discouragers.
Let us not go about with sadness or fear among people,
but may we be your blessing to everyone we meet,
always making life easier, never harder, for those who come within our influence.
Help us to be as Christ to others,
that they may see something of His love in our lives and learn to love Him in us.
Please hear us and receive our prayer, and forgive our sin, for Jesus Christ’s sake, Amen.
A.R. Miffer

5 responses »

  1. That’s how I want to live… as one who never doubts HIS love or promises. And I want to be an encourager. I find myself failing in that department at times.
    Thank you for sharing that awesome prayer, Ruthi… I pray that you will be blessed as you minister to that woman in WPB and that you will have a doubly sweet time with Jesse, Amber and Jaxson…

  2. oh thank you my precious friend ..
    such confirmation ..
    i’ve been camping around Proverbs 3:5-7
    Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
    don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
    Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
    He’s the one who will keep you on track.
    Don’t assume that you know it all.
    Run to GOD !!!
    thinking of you with much love ..
    jackie 🙂

  3. Thanks Ruthi – I needed to read those words today. My life right now is full of trial & discouragement, and wondering why God makes things happen the way He does…
    Love you!

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