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.

sallye bates
18 Hours Ago

DAILY WORD - CHILDLIKE WONDER

All things are possible, for I am a child of God.




What is it like to view the world with childlike wonder? It is to put aside my grown-up skepticism, doubt, or fear, and instead live in unconditional love and trust. It is to live in the moment, to experience life with enthusiasm, anticipating only good. It is to be fascinated by everything, to question and to listen for answers with unwavering faith.

With childlike wonder, I am awed by the beauty of the stars. I watch with fascination as an ant carries its prized crumb off to its anthill. I listen with joy to the song of a lark.

I tap into an inexhaustible source of energy and ideas. All things are possible, for I am a child of God.




Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father ... because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants …”—Luke 10:21

sallye bates
Yesterday at 7:03 PM

TODAY'S THOUGHT - DREAM CATCHERS

On the wall above my bed there are two very beautiful dream catchers that my wife bought. They are red and brown willow hoops decorated with feathers, horse hair, and beads. They have a wonderfully delicate, spider web design in the middle of them. At the very centre of the web in the very middle of the dream catcher there is a round hole. The Native American Lakota Tribe believes that the dream catchers represent the web of life. Their people believe that hanging them above your bed or in your house will sift your dreams and visions. The good in your dreams will be caught in the web and carried with you, but the evil in your dreams will pass through the hole and no longer be a part of your life.


I enjoy looking at these lovely dream catchers, because they always remind me of what I want to do in my own life. I want to catch only the good within myself. I want to capture only the highest, wisest, best, most loving, most giving, and most joyous part of myself and let the rest fade away. I want to become the person that God meant for me to be and live the way that God meant for me to live. I want to become a wonderful part of the web of life and share only love and joy with others and the world.


The glorious truth is that you, I, and everyone else in this world can do this too. God loves us all so much and God gives us the strength and ability to become our highest selves. We can choose to be the person God meant for us to be. We can fill ourselves with love, joy, and light and then share them with the world. We can capture the angel within and allow the worst parts of ourselves to fade away. We can live as a true Child of God sending smiles, giving love, offering joy, scattering sunshine, and creating laughter wherever we go. We can catch the dream of the person we always wanted to be and make it a reality.

sallye bates
Saturday at 7:48 AM

DAILY WORD - HOME

Centered in Spirit, I bring a sense of home to wherever I go.




The poet Maya Angelou wrote that “the ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” I cherish the people to whom I have consistently been able to turn to for a sense of security and unconditional love. I also appreciate those special places where I feel a greater sense of unity with all life.

With profound gratitude, I acknowledge how my spiritual growth has significantly impacted my sense of belonging. The more I abide in God’s love, the more often strangers and foreign places begin to feel like family to me. No matter where I am or whom I am with, I carry with me a sense of unconditional acceptance as a refuge not only for myself but for all whom I encounter.



God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.—1 John 4:16


Eddie Jordan
Friday at 9:46 AM

Wonders Of God

Dear God, I thank you for all You have given me. Help me to truly rest in You, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

We do not rest because our work is done, we rest because God commanded it and created us to have a need for it.

sallye bates
Friday at 8:18 AM

DAILY WORD - JOY

I breathe joy into my life.




Any ordinary day has the potential to be one of extraordinary joy and contentment when I breathe faith into every moment. To do so, I begin my day with prayer and meditation.

As I quietly turn within, I focus on my breath. I inhale, slowly and evenly, with my thoughts on divine life within.

My mind and body relax into the blessed serenity of oneness with my spiritual center. There, in the tranquil presence of the Divine, I experience the calm peace of my soul. I savor this time, grateful for the blessings I will receive during the day ahead.

During every moment, I feel contentment in my heart when I breathe joy into my life.



I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.—John 15:11

Eddie Jordan
Thursday at 10:38 AM

Spiritual Activity

Loving God, our Father, Help us to recognize our busyness and distractions for what they so often are, disobedience and inattention to the work You have given us to do.

Obedience pleases God.

sallye bates
Thursday at 8:54 AM

DAILY WORD - SAFE AND SECURE

I take refuge in God’s protecting presence.




A mother lovingly shelters her child. A first responder courageously assists the community. A teacher nurtures a student. A nurse cares for a patient. These are examples of ways individuals provide help for the basic needs of others. This is the everyday reality of how people work together to provide the elements of safety and security for all.

There is also a spiritual reality of security I experience when I trust God. With God, I am protected. With God, I am at peace. With God, I am assured that my needs are met.

I take refuge in my moments with God and feel the security of divine love. This allows me to go about my day, trusting the protecting presence of God to go before me, ensuring my safety, and helping me make wise choices.



Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.—Psalm 16:1

sallye bates
Wednesday at 11:02 AM

DAILY WORD - GUIDANCE

Guided by divine wisdom, I live fully and freely.




Just as a map or GPS guides me to a physical destination, I have an internal guidance system that directs me to my right and perfect path. Divine wisdom guides me to the unfolding of my soul’s purpose.

I pay attention to my inner wisdom through prayer and meditation. Spending time in silence and centering my mind on God allows me to clearly see the next steps I should take.

As I move along my life’s journey, I use my feelings as signposts to help me gauge whether I am on course. If I feel joy, courage, peace of mind, or contentment, then I trust that I am on the right path.

As I follow the guidance from divine wisdom, I fully express my highest and best self.




If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.—James 1:5