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
10 Hours Ago

Daily Word - Give Life Meaning

"What is the meaning of life?" This is a question that we all ask ourselves at one point or another of our existence here. It is a question that I have asked myself many times over the years. The best answer that I ever came across was written by the great psychologist, Viktor Frankl who had survived the Nazi Concentration camps in World War II. Frankl wrote that "The meaning of life is to give life meaning."

When I was a young boy I gave my life meaning by simply playing, running, jumping, swimming, laughing, and riding my bike. When I went to school I gave my life meaning by learning, studying hard, getting good grades and trying to make my Mom and Dad proud. When I was a teenage boy I found meaning in playing sports, hanging out with my friends, and trying to impress girls. In college I found my meaning by deciding what I wanted to study and what career I wanted to prepare for. When I was working as a teacher I found meaning in helping to open young minds to new ideas and old wisdom. When I married and had children I found meaning in protecting, providing for, and watching over those I loved. When I found out both of my sons were mentally handicapped I found meaning in loving them, caring for them, and learning so much from them about life, love, compassion, patience, faith, and joy.

As I got older too I began to realize that meaning isn’t something that comes and goes. We can give meaning to every moment of our lives here. We can bring meaning to the thoughts we think. We can bring meaning to the things we do. We can bring meaning to the hearts we touch. All we have to do is love. It is love that gives life meaning. It is love that makes life worth living. Love is our Heavenly Father’s gift to us. Love is our gift to each other. May all of your days be full of meaning then. May all of your days be full of love.

Author: Joseph J Mazzella

Eddie Jordan
12 Hours Ago

Companion Through Our Entire Life

Dear Lord, thank You for giving us Your Spirit as our constant companion.

The Christian heart is the Holy Spirit's home.

He told them He would not leave them alone, but would send the Holy Spirit to be in them.
( John 14:17 )

Dene Mitzel
Yesterday at 12:55 PM

Marriage

My husband and I have been married for 30 years in October. Needless to say we have had our ups and downs. For many years we pretty much just existed in the same household. In the past year we have been getting it back on track, but with struggles. The struggles have escalated in the past couple days. Not sure where it's headed.

Please pray for my husbands recommitment to Christ and our restored marriage.

Thank you!


Eddie Jordan
Wednesday at 6:46 AM

God, Our Lifeguard

Thank You Lord, for seeing my struggles and standing ready to save me.
Help me to trust Your rescuing love more fully.

God delights in saving His children

sallye bates
Wednesday at 6:39 AM

Daily Word - Let Go, Let God

I let go of the past and boldly move forward to my greater good.

When I let go of something, I may feel a sense of relief that I am no longer hanging on to it. Yet worrying and fretting may bring back what I thought I had released.

Today I declare my freedom. I have the strength I need to release. I have the deep, innate awareness of the freedom that is mine. I stand fast in my faith and in my understanding that I can release that which is not for my highest good. I let it go, knowing that God is my comfort and my strength.

God within me propels me forward to new avenues of fulfillment. I am created for a purpose, and by letting go I am moving toward that purpose. I am free to express my true nature. I am free to be me.

Look, we have left everything and followed you.—Matthew 19:27

Eddie Jordan
Tuesday at 8:00 AM

Experiences In Life

Dear Lord, thank You for walking with me throughout my life.
Help me to remember Your faithfulness.

As the years add up, God's faithfulness keeps multiplying.

sallye bates
Tuesday at 5:56 AM

Daily Word - My Gifts

I express and share my unique gifts with the world.

Every person has unique, God-given talents that find expression through a skill or passion. I, too, have natural gifts bestowed upon me, and the choice is mine whether I express them in ways that bless and inspire others.

When I keep my talents to myself, they do not grow or increase. When I actively express and give my gifts freely to others, I show appreciation for my Spirit-led abilities.

As I use my talents to help create a better world for all, I fulfill my purpose. I do my divine job to express the talent God has given me and follow my true calling, in whatever form it takes.

For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.—Matthew 25:29

sallye bates
Monday at 12:06 PM

Daily Word - Caregiver

I am God’s love in expression.

When I care and share love and attention with someone in need, I am God’s love in expression. Putting aside time and finding ways to give is also about making a heart-to-heart connection with others.

I am the eyes that see when there is a need. I am the hands that offer a gentle touch to soothe someone’s pain. I am the companion for someone feeling alone or forgotten. I am an advocate who supports the need for clean air and soil.

When I turn I can into I am, the good that I give returns to bless me. This activity of giving and receiving creates a circle of love. With each caring act, each loving word and touch, I am being a messenger of God’s love.

We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.—1 John 3:16