JAP Prayer Chain

Hosted by Dana Ramsey
Group active since Mon, Dec 20, 2010

After reading some of the comments on other discussion groups I thought it would be a great idea to have a group dedicated to a prayer chain. This group would be an outlet for those in need of support, love and prayers during difficult times in their lives. This way they can come to one place, and other members will have their names and be able to add them to their prayer list. In these troubling and difficult times that we are all facing I think it is needed.

Eddie Jordan
14 Hours Ago

God Walks With Us

Dear Father God, help me not to be afraid when I encounter difficulty. Help me to believe that Your goodness and love will follow me.

Lord Jesus. just as the magi sought You and bowed before You as the coming King, help me to yield my will to You and follow where You lead.

When we find Christ we offer our worship.

sallye bates
16 Hours Ago

Daily Word - Dream

I am divinely inspired as I pursue my goals and dreams.

When Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke the words, “I have a dream,” he opened a dialogue, encouraging us to live in harmony with one another. His dream was a powerful one, and he followed that vision with dedication and faith.

For any dream to be fulfilled, there must be action taken. I cannot hope that the Universe will transpire to bring about my goals. I must act, pursue, and above all else, live in faith-filled awareness. I am dedicated and purposeful toward achieving my goal. When I include God in my pursuit of dreams, I can be assured that I am guided to the people, places, and circumstances that ensure success.

But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing.—James 1:25

Eddie Jordan
Yesterday at 2:57 PM

Of Course He Loves Us

When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of glory died, my richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride. ( Isaac Watts )

Every loss leaves a space that can be filled with God's presence.

sallye bates
Sunday at 8:30 AM

Daily Word - Let Go of the Shore

New discoveries await when I listen to the Divine and move out of my comfort zone.
A boat in dry dock will never experience the waters it was built to sail upon. Likewise, I must release myself from the shores of limitation in order to fully experience the life God created for me to live. The waters of my life ahead may range from turbulent and uncharted to safe harbors of stillness. How will I know unless I let go of the shore?

I begin by inquiring within. Are there instances when I am clinging to the comfortable and safe rather than moving forward? I will know when it’s time to cast off when remaining anchored to the shore becomes less comfortable than launching into the unknown.

I let go and, in the words of the Karen Drucker song, “Let Go of the Shore,” I “float into the mystery.”

Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.—Luke 5:4

sallye bates
Saturday at 10:00 AM

Today's Word - Pride

The world is dominated by pride. People will lie, cheat, steal, and spend their time and their fortune in its service, to buy mammoth houses and unneeded corporate jets for unconscionable prices, to gain power in a corporation or government. It causes divorces and murder. World War 1, where millions died miserably, was largely the result of the egos of a few monarchs.

Christ advises us to avoid pride and seek humility, time after time. He goes even further: “The meek will inherit the earth.” Yet, the lesson is so contrary to nature that even His disciples struggle with it.

Sometimes life will deal our pride a blow; we might lose our money, or our beauty, or talent. In fact, whatever earthly benefits we have, we are bound to lose eventually. The issue is not how to keep them, for they will eventually be lost no matter what we do. The issue is: How will we react? Will we see this as God's love for us, to correct our pride? Or will we spend our days bemoaning our fate, trying to cover it up, trying to regain it? Pride is such a powerful temptation that it often remains even when the source disappears.

Pride distorts both our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with God, and we can know neither until we see through appearances. The way to happiness, the way to Christ, is to understand the power of humility and seek it as a prize. Pride is a strong instinct and often reinforced by society. But humility is a treasure; if we try, and pray, we can taste it during our lives.

Eddie Jordan
Saturday at 8:53 AM

Protective Bubble

Father in heaven, please help me to remember that anything that frightens me comes with an invation to find the strength of knowing and trusting You.

God never sleeps.

Eddie Jordan
Friday at 3:16 PM

His Love And Kindness

Lord, thy mercies how tender, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend.

When we cannot see God's hand, we can trust His heart.

When you think of all that's good give thanks to God.

sallye bates
Friday at 3:17 AM

Today's Word - The Rose

A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully, and before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw the bud that would soon blossom and also the thorns. And he thought; ‘How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns?’ Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and before it was ready to bloom, it died.

So it is with many people. Within every soul there is a rose. The God-like qualities planted in us at birth grow amid the thorns of our faults. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns and the defects. We despair, thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us. We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies. We never realize our potential.

Some people do not see the rose within themselves; someone else must show it to them. One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns and find the rose within others.

This is the characteristic of love, to look at a person, and knowing his faults, recognize the nobility in his soul, and help him realize that he can overcome his faults.

If we show him the rose, he will conquer the thorns. Then will he blossom, blooming forth thirty, sixty, a hundred-fold as it is given to him.

Our duty in this world is to help others by showing them their roses and not their thorns. Only then can we achieve the love we should feel for each other; only then can we bloom in our own garden.