Monday, March 29, 2010


I'm sure many of you know this prayer format
I don't remember who it was that shared the "children's" version but it has been such a blessing for our prayer time I wanted to share it with you!

Adoration = "God you are...."
Confession = "God I'm sorry for..."
Thanksgiving = "Thank you God for..."
Supplication = "God please help...."
What a blessing to share a special prayer time together , I just start each one and then the kids "pop" in finishing these starters. We did this almost daily last year during school and this year we usually do it at least once a week and just do "popcorn" prayers the other days. Today Eugene was so cute --"MOM ITS TIME FOR OUR FAST FEAST THEN ARE WE GOING TO DO POPCORN?"(meaning prayer) I am so thankful that my 6 year old is excited to be a part of our lent fast and prayer time!

As we begin Holy Week one other pondering thought to share: God is really working on me in areas of diligence, I am so easily distracted its a challenge to finish anything! I am so blessed that our fasting this lent has been something we have been able to remain fairly diligent to. Thanks to some wonderful advice from Kari ~ who encouraged if we missed a day or two just start again not to get discouraged. MUCH NEEDED ADVICE! Thanks so much!!!
Tomorrow we look forward to celebrating Passover with some friends :)

Today's Feast
Isaiah 42:1-7

1 "Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen one in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him
and he will bring justice to the nations.

2 He will not shout or cry out,
or raise his voice in the streets.

3 A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;

4 he will not falter or be discouraged
till he establishes justice on earth.
In his law the islands will put their hope."

5 This is what God the LORD says—
he who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it,
who gives breath to its people,
and life to those who walk on it:

6 "I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness;
I will take hold of your hand.
I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people
and a light for the Gentiles,

7 to open eyes that are blind,
to free captives from prison
and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

John 12:1-11
1Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. 3Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

4But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, 5"Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages." 6He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

7"Leave her alone," Jesus replied. " It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. 8You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."

9Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, 11for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and putting their faith in him.

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