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.


By sallye bates
7 Minutes Ago
I am one with Christ and I am at peace.

Spelunkers explore and descend through underground tunnels and vertical shafts to reach the depths of a cave. They find secret places and absolute quiet. They discover the mysteries of the earth.

In a similar way, I descend to my core to connect with my Christ Self. I discover pure tranquility. I receive understanding, love, and peace. I find this center of my being through my spiritual practices of prayer, meditation, and silence. I find the way on my own—it is my journey to peace.

Once found, I return often. Inner peace comes through regular connection with my inner core of love. I find answers and comfort in knowing God is always there.

The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds.–Philippians 4:7


By sallye bates
Yesterday at 9:13 AM
I am rich in friends.

A friend is a precious gift. We laugh and cry with friends. We support them, love them, and share their joy. They do the same for us. Whether I am wishing for a friend or cherishing the ones I have, I give thanks for all I receive in friendship.

Being a good friend is one of the greatest gifts I can give. Today I express the qualities I most appreciate in a friend. This may include humor, attentive listening, or an adventurous spirit. I watch with curiosity how others respond to my friendliness and my day is filled with joy.

Ultimately, my greatest friend is Spirit within me. As I allow Love to express through me, new friends enter my life, and old friendships deepen. I am rich in friends.

Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people.—Ruth 1:16


By sallye bates
Saturday at 11:00 AM
I am strong, healthy, and vigorous.

Healing is natural. With each breath and each heartbeat, the healing presence of God is doing its mighty work.

I allow and encourage my healing without getting in the way of God. I do this by remaining optimistic and dismissing any negative or doubtful thinking. I trust the restorative power of God is working in me in the best way right now. If I am feeling less than whole, energized, or complete, I take a deep breath and envision my body responding to perfect healing energy.

I affirm: I am strong, healthy, and vigorous. I bless each part and all of my body temple and feel the love of God filling me from head to toe.

Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well.—Matthew 9:22


By sallye bates
Friday at 5:40 PM
Don't Assume or Judge without the Facts

Have you ever jumped to a conclusion about someone or something that has been totally wrong? We all have, but hopefully we have learned from that experience.

Assuming or judging is one of the worst things that you can do in your personal or business life. I figured out pretty fast that I would live a much fuller, satisfying life if I didn't project my thoughts or feelings on others.

Let's look at it in a different light. If I keep an open mind in every situation, receptive to whatever happens, adjusting to the circumstances, I place myself in the strongest possible position for a good outcome.

We cannot control every outcome, but we shouldn't prejudge or predict what will happen. Other people don't necessarily feel the way you or I do. People believe things or do things for their own reasons.


How to "Not Assume or Judge without the Facts"

1. Realize you can't read minds and it is difficult to read a book by its cover.
2. Play the devil's advocate and constantly ask yourself, "What if?"
3. Use multiple qualifying questions to get the real deal.
4. Things aren't always as they are presented by others; make your own decisions after you've determined all the facts.


By sallye bates
Monday, July 27 at 9:02 AM
Brilliance guides my thoughts and actions.

Light as brilliant as a diamond shines from my heart. This flame has the power to heal and change my life and the lives of others. What a gift!

I take a moment to imagine sparkling light surrounding me. Radiance shines forth from my heart and extends far beyond me, reaching out into the world. As this visualization becomes stronger, it energizes me and raises me into a new state of mind.

I am a shining center of light, lifting up all people and conditions in my world. I illuminate my environment. Brilliance guides my thoughts and actions. Connected to my own power, I am a healing force—a conduit of energy and light for all humanity

No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.—Matthew 5:15


By sallye bates
Sunday, July 26 at 4:40 AM
Discipline brings me joy.

Discipline is part of an enjoyable life. Meditation teacher Stephan Bodian defines discipline as “the capacity to do something again and again.” What is worth repeating? Certainly those things generating joy, peace, love, and clarity. I celebrate my discipline by noting its benefits in my prayers, writing, and conversations.

A musician strives to move from the mechanics of practice into the timeless, creative flow of Spirit. As an instrument of the Divine, I attune to Spirit through disciplined practice. I reflect on what I most want to experience, engage in activities that support my goals, and set my intention to repeat them daily. Discipline brings me joy.

Put these things into practice, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.—1 Timothy 4:15


By sallye bates
Saturday, July 25 at 10:33 AM
I am a joyful expression of God.

Children joyfully use their imaginations as they play and explore their environment. They exude boundless enthusiasm and curiosity! I consider adopting this approach in my own life. I look for something pleasant in each situation and open my mind to new ideas. Where I once saw an obstacle, I ask God to transform my fear to joy. It may be a change in perspective, a new solution, or a releasing of a certain path.

In my prayer time, I connect with the joy deep within me. I know this is yet another way Spirit expresses as me. Even in the most difficult of times, there is something to smile about because I am an expression of God and so is every person I meet.

Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.—Matthew 18:3


By sallye bates
Jul 23, 2015
The power of God protects me. I am the power of God.

If ever I feel uncertain or uncomfortable with what is happening in and around me, I affirm the truth: The power of God protects me. I am the power of God. I am then able to think clearly and act with confidence and poise.

In my prayer times, I build on a consciousness of God’s power and presence in much the same way a mason builds a strong wall. I affirm the power of God in any moment of stress and know all is well.

Spirit within me enables me to be strong in every circumstance. Fear has no place in me because I maintain constant contact with God. I am courageous when others need reassurance. I am protected in every situation.

He said, “Do not fear, greatly beloved, you are safe. Be strong and courageous!” When he spoke to me, I was strengthened.—Daniel 10:19