And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?
Is anything worth more than your soul?
(Matthew 16:26 NLT)
After sharing my prayer collage for my friend, Kelly, a couple days ago, it gave me the idea to pray for YOU!
I had a lot of fun seeking GOD on your behalf through ART. I skimmed through a Better Housekeeping magazine to see what I should pray about for YOU and me.
I hesitated to choose the “stop worrying” phrase, but it seemed like the message our Father wanted to send today. See the phone; that’s Him calling us! I dare you to take His call, and see what word He has for you today.
My prayer for YOU and me is that we will practice “uncompromised gratitude” in all things. And that as we journey along this month, we will develop the desire for continual conversation with GOD, just like Brother Lawrence.
Here’s a prayer he prayed before he started the “business” of his day:
That, when he began his business, he said to GOD, with a filial trust in HIm, ” O my GOD, since Thou art with me, and I must now, in obedience to Thy commands, apply my mind to these outward things, I beseech Thee to grant me the grace to continue in Thy Presence; and to this end do Thou prosper me with Thy assistance, receive all my works, and possess all my affections.”
Praying for one another and even for ourselves is a powerful way to love God and each other.
My gift to you today is permission to print any of the collages that I have been posting for your own prayer journey. (Let me know if the image prints well or not, if not; then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email you a copy.)
As I chose the trampoline to put on the page, it reminded me of three things:
1. God invites us to play . . .
2. And pray! (Feel free to write in a prayer on the trampoline, if you print out the collage.)
3. Laura Boggess recently released her first book: Playdates with God!
What desire is humming in you today?
Feel free to finish this journal prompt: “Stop worrying and instead ____________.”
I would love to hear how this collage prayer resonated with you.