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Monday, April 9, 2012

Hope: Our Heart’s Strength

I want to teach my children to have a close relationship with our Lord and Savior. Prayer habits that last a lifetime are most often formed in childhood. As adults model meaningful prayer lives, kids will learn how they, too, can talk to their Creator. That’s why each day this month I will be writing a prayer inspired by a different letter of the alphabet and sharing an accompanying verse from the Bible.

He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
Psalm 31:24


Precious Father, I place my hope in You. Life can be so tough. I have read in the Bible about people who dared to trust You, and You never failed them. You even inspired many of them to write down their experiences, so I could be encouraged. Thank You for the hope that comes from the scriptures and from allowing You into my heart. Your presence strengthens me and I am happy to place my hope in You. Amen.

19 comments:

Susan Roebuck said...

I am certain that our Father never fails to listen to us if we talk to Him. Thank you!

nutschell said...

a beautiful prayer.

Great A-Z post!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Maurice Mitchell said...

Great scripture. Very encouraging.
- Maurice Mitchell
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Deniz Bevan said...

He is risen!

Hope you had a lovely Easter weekend.

Pam said...

Another beautiful prayer, Sylvia. I am really enjoying these. They help me de-clutter and focus.

Nicole said...

Thank you for this wonderful prayer to kick off the week. Hope is a powerful force!

Rob-bear said...

Hope is so essential life. With no hope, people really shrivel.

Nel said...

What a beautiful prayer. I am so glad you stopped by and are following. I too am going to join yours. I don't have time to read all your letters right now but I will be back. It is nice to meet you and again I am so glad you stopped by.
until next time... nel

MOV said...

lovely post!

best,
MOV

Mark K said...

Thank you Sylvia for joining me at the hearth - I hope you enjoy your stay there and find something of interest.

Regarding religion - I have to say that I fall amongst the agnostic group. I see it as keeping an 'open mind' to things, which also extends to other intelligent life in the solar system.

But no matter what your belief system, one thing is very true - we all have faith in something or someone. Which is a start.

Angie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've looked around your blog and look forward to coming back and spending a little more time here!

Thank you for the prayers. You write openly and honestly which is very refreshing.

Blessings!

Accidentalwriter said...

Thank you so much for these prayers Sylvia. Sometimes the hope we have in Jesus is all we have....how lucky does that make us!!

Tamara Narayan said...

Yes, hope is wonderful, the opposite of worry in many ways.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Ach du lieber said...

Beautifully written.
Now following!

loverofwords said...

Next Sunday is Orthodox Easter. I miss the services and the tradition which I gave up as an adult. But I will be following your blog for inspiration and hope.

JoJo said...

Thanks so much for visiting/finding me thanks to A-Z! I appreciate the support for my humble bloggy. :)

Leslie Rose said...

Thank you for thoughts of beauty and grace. I appreciate you stopping by my blog.

Lynn Proctor said...

thanks for the sweet prayer

Christie Wright Wild said...

I'm feeling rather complacently lazy lately. I think I need to write gratitude thoughts in my journal and spend an evening immersed in scripture. Thank you for giving my hope that I can pull out of this funk. Others have gone through much deeper problems.