Wednesday, 27 November 2019

What to ask for ...


We sometimes pray for other people. Our spouse, children, grand-children, other relatives and friends. We pray for good health, a happy life, a good job and marriage, and many other good things we wish for the people we love.

But then ... God knows the needs of these people. It is good that we pray for them. It shows a generosity of spirit on our part and a love for others.

Would it not be far better to pray for something that is also God's wish for these people?

This way our prayers and God's wish would be in tune; and it would be perhaps more likely that our prayers may be answered.

God's wish is that everyone of us should get to know and experience His love. But He has given us free will. It is our choice whether we respond to His love or not. To experience it or not.

So let us pray that everyone we love and care for should get to know the Lord and to experience His love.

Some may have gone astray, like the lost sheep. Others perhaps not. But our prayers that they may focus their lives on the Lord our Saviour would be the greatest gift we could possibly give them.

I thank you, dear friends and readers, as you gather with your families to celebrate Thanksgiving, for all the support and encouragement you have given me.

May God be with you always and bless you and your loved ones.

22 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful prayer! In the final days preceeding my mother's passing, I remember my son amending his prayer for healing to one asking for God's mercy.

    Only a few hours ago I saw something out on Facebook: "Grandma's Prayers are the reason a lot of us are still here."

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    1. What a wonderful thought Mevely. If we pray for others, they will pray for us when they are with Jesus.

      God bless you and yours my friend.

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  2. You are so right. I have a list of people I pray for every day for their salvation.

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    1. Sadly, Happyone, we all know people who have moved astray from our Lord, and they need our prayers.

      God bless you.

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  3. Thank you, Victor. We all need prayers and I thank you for yours. Blessings to you and your family.

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Rest assured that I pray for you and your family, as well as for all those who visit and comment here.

      God bless you and your family always.

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  4. Thank you for your posts, your blessings and visits to my blog. It is very much appreciated. Have a Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones Victor.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kindness Alexandria. Although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK, it is an opportunity for me to thank God for all we have been given, and also to pray for all my visitors here.

      God bless you and yours always.

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  5. Misty eyed here. Joy for those who are waiting in Heaven, Sorrow for the ones I know who rebuff His love. Thank you.

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    1. Sadly you are right, Susan. We feel so sorry for the ones we love who turn their backs on God. We should continue praying for their conversion.

      God bless you.

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  6. Wonderful words …
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Thank you, Victor. God bless YOU!

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    1. God bless you and your family, Chris. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  8. This is exactly my prayer for everyone i know. The greatest joy is knowing Him, and i want them to know that joy.

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    1. An honest and wonderful prayer, Mimi.

      God bless you and yours.

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  9. Victor, your words here say everything. May the joy of the Lord abound in us and those we love. Blessings!

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    1. Amen Martha. Amen indeed.

      God bless you and your family.

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  10. Thank you for this timely reflection. Wishing you a wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you so much Cathy.

      Happy weekend. God bless you and yours.

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