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Speak To God From The Heart

Posted by letuspraytoday on May 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)
Prayer can be rich when it's simple and spontaneous. In fact, we can pray anywhere, at any time. It doesn't require lofty language in a sacred space. All we need to do is see our ordinary moments as the perfect occasions for communicating with God, then speak from our heart.

Take a few minutes to explore this gallery for some plain and simple ways to pray your way through an ordinary day
While driving to work, to school, or chauffeuring your kids, use familiar landmarks to remind you to thank God, ask God, seek God, and listen to God
 
God loves the delightful things he has created; and when we enjoy them, he enjoys them with and through us. Savor it; as the Bible says, "Taste and see that the Lord is good!"
 
God loves animals even more than we do. In fact, our relationship with them in many ways mirrors our relationship with God. As we are with the creatures under our care, so God is with us. Thank him for your pet, and that you can trust God as they trust you.
 
Use pictures as an opportunity to thank God for the precious people in your life. Ask for God's blessing on them to fulfill their destinies. Ask God to heal relationship rifts, and to help you heal from the grief of loved ones lost.
 
As you tend to your cleaning responsibilities, ask God to tend to his by cleaning out your heart of anything that would compromise His blessed best.
 
Our words create things and tear things down. Pray that your words today would honor God, and that the things you say might cooperate with what God wants to accomplish in your corner of the world.
 
God loves music: it's all over the Bible. Happy songs, sad songs, love songs, and cause songs all reflect aspects of God's heart. Sing your prayer as a celebration, an appeal, a complaint, a yearning or hope expressed to God.
 
The scriptures are our precedent for living, and what was true thousands of years ago remains true and relevant today. When you echo ancient words you connect with the wider human experience and with our never-changing God. Pick a passage like Psalm 23 or Romans 8 and read it slowly. Your words make it a prayer – a familiar prayer – to God.
 
Creation is a window into God's heart. In the woods, by the sea, beside a stream, or in a garden we find aspects of God's nature reflected to us in tangible ways. As you walk, talk with God about what you see; then listen. God will respond!
 
We are small and seemingly insignificant in this vast universe. Yet praying as we look out across the galaxies gives God a chance to show us how special, powerful, and specific his love can be. On a dark night, share with God your "biggest challenges." In that context, God will grant you peace that he is big enough to care for you!
 
In fact, pray loud! There's a great tradition of speaking up – even shouting – to God. Try it. Go off somewhere where no one – no one else but God – can hear you. Speak aloud to God. Let your words ring out so that you can hear them. If you're really bold, give a shout of the things welling up in your heart. The Bible says it: "Shout to the Lord!"
 
Having someone to pray with is a powerful spiritual principle. God cares about relationships and honors in a special way the agreement of his children. Share your private concerns confidentially with a friend, then together take those concerns to God. In the comfort of two will come the power of three!
 
God cares about the world and the pain and suffering affecting all people. Learning the news may make you want to wring your hands, but answer that instinct by leveraging the opportunity to ask for God's intervention in the specific crises at hand.
 
Use the rhythms and cadence to prompt prayer routines and patterns. With every other step on a walk, for instance, recount the name of a friend who needs prayer, or a gift your thankful for, or a fear you need to release. Pushing your body creates a parallel for pushing your soul.
 
Our days are filled with rushed activity. Finding a few moments to sit still can be a great catalyst for prayer. Try sitting still and being silent, allowing your thoughts to move toward God. The Bible says, "In quietness and trust is your strength." In quietness you express a healthy passivity, releasing activity to God, inviting his action.
 
Fasting can be a great spiritual discipline to help us focus on prayer, but feasts can help us pray as well. There's a long tradition of feasts and worship. Use either an ordinary meal or a special occasion to create a kind of edible prayer, perhaps saying, "Lord, we eat this in your honor..."
 
Every day is designated with some special meaning. Check an almanac to find what today recognizes, then use that as a platform for prayer. Perhaps today is the birthday of someone you know or the anniversary of an important event. Use any of these remembrances to focus and prompt your prayer for the day.
 
Whether through a journal, a hand-written letter, an email, a "Tweet" or blog post, or a card given to a friend, putting prayer into written words is a powerful, ancient – and enduring – practice. Write your prayers, then over time go back and review what you've written and consider how God has responded over time.
 
God can handle our feelings. The stories of great souls always include accounts of their emotional connection with God. We are passionate creatures and God welcomes our anger, sorrow, frustration, fear, and celebration. In fact, he wants it! We're to love God with all our heart. God can handle your emotions. Use them as a booster rocket for prayer. Laugh out a prayer. Weep out a prayer. Connecting with God at this level is the very best place to find
 
"Triggers" are memory tools that help direct our minds. We can strategically help our prayer practices by placing triggers in our day to remind us to pray in the middle of our ordinary activity. A Post It on your bathroom mirror, an hourly alarm on your watch, a small stone carried in your front pocket, it can be anything. Get creative and deliberate to place these hallmarks along the regular paths you walk. God will meet you there.
 
God is down to earth, here and now. He comes to meet us, where we live, to prepare us to meet him, where he lives. Communicate with him now, simply, directly, personally.
 

 
“I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord” But is this it? Is our dream to walk with the Lord? Probably not. But maybe, just maybe, God is telling us in this poem that it should be. That our heart’s desire should first be Him and we should desire His presence by our side. Why is this, because He’s God who wants to come first in our lives for the sake of it? No. It’s because He knows we need Him. He wants us to know it too.
“Across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to me, and the other to the Lord” These are the good times. Things are going well, sometimes really well. These are the most special moments of our lives, times we feel close God, the birth of our child, the promotion at work, the news that we don’t have cancer, times when we know God is there and we don’t hesitate to thank Him.
 
When the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that many times along the path of my life there was only ONE set of footprints. I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of my life”. This is where we feel God’s absence in our lives. Times are tough and we call out to Him but the silence is too loud. We feel alone, abandoned, overwhelmed and yes angry that God would decide to split now of all times.
“This really bothered me and so I questioned the Lord about it: Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most, you would leave me.” Here, some of that anger comes out. The author assumes the prints belong to her, and she carried the burden alone and now questions God. What I love most is that God doesn’t seem to be the least bit bothered by the fact she is angry with Him or questioning Him. He understands her doubts and answers them.
 
 

 
The Lord replied: “My child, my precious child. I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you” Here is where the truth comes out. Our walk with the Lord always breeds truth and the truth sets us free. He carries us. He holds us. His Love is not dependent on whether we love Him back. He allows these trials but doesn’t abandon us during them. Suffering is a mystery but it’s also Holy. He is there. He always has been. We must, however, believe this. Everything that contradicts this is just a feeling, not faith.
This poem also shatters our pride. This is where the healing finally occurs! Sometimes we may feel that we have gotten through a struggle on our own, that when we overcome adversity it’s because we fought hard, we worked hard, we suffered through it and we tend to pat ourselves on the back for being a strong person and having overcome it all by yourself. They Lord most tenderly and lovingly says to us here... “no you didn’t”. We got through it because the Lord held us up. He didn’t let us drown, in fact in this poem, He doesn’t even let the waters touch our feet. He carried us through it all.
 
We all wish to be carried at times, to be taken care of, to give it to someone else to handle. Great news! We have someone who wants to do just that!

Miracle Report Submitted 05/16/2013

Posted by letuspraytoday on May 19, 2013 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On the Morning of March 31st 1987, around 3:00 am, as I slept alone in my apartment, I was aroused by three very gentle tugs of my bed covers, by the foot area of the bed. I had my bed covers up around my neck, which is always how I sleep. I did not awaken, but was aware of SOMETHING. I guess I fell back to sleep, but the same three gentle tugs came again. I again was aroused, but again did not open my eyes. The third time the tugging happened, I was aroused enough to turn around to my right, and open my eyes.
What I saw was a most BEAUTIFUL man standing, now away from my bed, by the side of my bedroom wall. A white light surrounded him from head to foot. All I could see of his skin, were his hands and face, which was a dark bronze type color, but not real dark. He was not looking at or facing me now but was facing my living room door, which was open. As I stared at him I took in his garment. He was wearing the most beautiful white long robe .He had a sash around his waist of the same color, but about 6 inches high. The white robe was a color white that I remember as so beautiful that I had never seen such a beautiful cloth before. He had a white turban wrapped around his head, which covered all hair. Like I said, all I could see was his face and hands. He stood very straight and his arms were straight down by his side. What a BEAUTIFUL FACE he had. He had to have been almost 8 feet tall. I say that because my ceilings in that apartment were at least that high, and he almost reached the ceiling.

He said " DO NOT BE AFRAID, IT IS THE VOICE OF GOD, READ ISAIAH, MAN OF THE PATIENT REALM. " At this point, I do not know how he got from the wall to the side of my bed, but somehow he was right there. He reached out his mighty arms as he bent over coming down, as if he were going to pick me up. Which is exactly what he did. All of a sudden I was cradled in his arms, but I now felt as if I was just a little baby, cradled in the arms of her mother, wrapped in a warm blanket. Then I heard a noise that sounded like a whizzing sound, and we were moving in that sound. Then, we were standing on a very rich and beautiful earth, which somehow I could seem to feel with what seemed now to be BARE FEET. We were in some sort of what seemed like a market place of some kind. There were others walking around like him, in the same white robes... some were alone and some were walking in twos. We were facing a booth, which resembled a booth at a carnival.

Inside the booth were three rows high of the largest vessels, hand crafted, in type... He then said to me, standing on my right side, "choose something". I said, " I don't have any money". He then answered, "YOU DON'T NEED MONEY HERE, EVERYTHING IS FREE". At this point I remember hearing that same whizzing sound and remember that we again seemed to be moving at a great speed. Now we are again standing by the same side of my bed. He very slowly begins to lean over, with me in his arms, again feeling like a child cradled in a warm blanket, he begins to lean over and carefully and very gently places me back into my body. I could now feel my body in the bed, and he was gone. I thought about it for a while, because it all happened so fast.

Realizing that SOMETHING happened, I got up out of bed and turned on a nightlight to write down "Isaiah, man of the patient realm". For the next few days I read the book of Isaiah. I found out that God is REAL, and that he heard all my cries for help and proof that he was indeed there.

Pray Here Daily

Posted by letuspraytoday on March 19, 2010 at 10:48 AM Comments comments (0)

I want to welcome you all as well as Welcome New Members! Join me here as I visit this website to pray daily -- I may not be on video when I do. Listen to the music, read Psalm 23 and/or say the Rosary. Read some of my past messages.

 

Blessings, Ming

Still sick...no broadcast today...

Posted by letuspraytoday on October 11, 2009 at 10:31 AM Comments comments (1)

I am sorry for the inconvenience, but I am still sick and not able to do a live broadcast today. I hope you each take good care of yourselves.

 

Blessings, love always, Ming

Pray the Rosary and Psalm 23 Today!

Posted by letuspraytoday on October 4, 2009 at 11:19 AM Comments comments (1)

I am still not well having had a very bad case of the flu. I am not well enough to do the live prayer program today. Please pray with me today The Rosary and Psalm 23. Next week we will begin with the Stations to The Cross.

 

Blessings, Love always, Ming

Prayer Message Today..& thank you, to Ben Wyatt

Posted by letuspraytoday on September 13, 2009 at 10:54 AM Comments comments (2)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

What about us?

Peter said to Jesus, "We left everything we had and followed

you. So what will we have?" Jesus said to the followers, "I

tell you the truth. When the new world is made, the Son of

Man will sit on his great throne. And all of you that

followed me will also sit on thrones. You will sit on twelve

thrones and you will judge the twelve family groups of

Israel. And every person that has left houses, brothers,

sisters, father, mother, children, or farms to follow me will

get much more than he left. And that person will have life

forever. Many people that have the highest place in life now

will have the lowest place in the future. And many people

that have the lowest place now will have the highest place in

the future.

-- Matthew 19:27-30 (ERV)

KEY THOUGHT:

At first glance, Peter's statement and question seem very

self-promoting. The question, however, is more his looking for

re-assurance that they have indeed tried to follow him. They had, in

fact, left everything to follow him. While they had not always

understood or chosen the proper course, they had sacrificed everything

to follow him. We must not discount the great sacrifices these 12 had

made. When Jesus is crucified, it had to make their devastation all the

more severe. Jesus does not rebuke Peter. Instead, like he had done for

so many others who were desperate for his care and cure, he affirms

him. In the same way, if we truly surrender our lives in obedience to

Jesus Christ as Lord, he promises us very much the same kind of

blessing. Just as we cannot out sacrifice God, neither can we begin to

imagine his ultimate blessings for us who loved him and sought to

faithfully follow him!

TODAY'S PRAYER:

Almighty and gracious God, I trust in your promises. Please give me the

courage to live with radical faith in Jesus as Lord knowing that any

hardship here will not go unnoticed and unrewarded by your grace. In

Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Please Pray With Me Today...

Posted by letuspraytoday on September 13, 2009 at 10:51 AM Comments comments (1)

We will not be broadcasting live today. In the meantime I ask that each of your pray the Rosary and say Psalm 23 as well as Psalm 91. Yes we can do this even without me being on live broadcast. So, join me in prayers.

 

Blessings, Love always, Ming

No Broadcasted Prayer Today!

Posted by letuspraytoday on September 6, 2009 at 11:46 AM Comments comments (0)

On this day I ask that you pray with me. Follow last week's prayer and just please pray along with me.

 

Reason; I have visitors this morning for the next three hours. I will be in prayer after this.

 

Blessings, Love always, Ming

Todays Prayer Begins at 12:00 Noon EST

Posted by letuspraytoday on August 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (5)

Join us in prayer today beginning at 12:00 Noon EST.

 

Blessings, Ming

Posted by letuspraytoday on July 26, 2009 at 11:13 AM Comments comments (0)



Good Morning to Each and Everyone,

 

Believe me, this was not at all planned. I had awaken early even though I and my daughter seem to have caught a bad cold. I seated at my desk was in the midst of responding to many emails before signing on. Suddenly, my ears began ringing ? I knew I was about to receive a message. I stopped what I was doing and placed pen to paper. The following is the message I received;

 

Praises be unto the God.

Mankind must now accept God the Father in their lives or the cleansing will take place.

 

The Holy Spirit has been witness to the onslaught of madness, the killings, the hate from one unto another and God is very grieved.

 

Should mankind continues the path, doomsday will be very real and this will take place through the anilliation of mankind.

 

The man of pride, the man of greed, the man of corruption has cast a wide net and many people are suffering even unto death. God is not pleased.

 

God is calling you to prostrate yourselves unto Him to cleanse your hearts and souls before its too late. He is reminding us to love each other instead of hate, for hate brings about miseries and wars.


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