Spread this call for prayer


If you love to pray,
You are wise;
share your love for prayer;
That it may help others to pray too.
If our world becomes a praying world,
We have won.
Let’s get up in the morning every day,
With a prayer on our lips;
Let’s go to bed every night,
With a prayer on our lips;
And talk to him as often as we can,
Even as we go about our daily lives;
Many times in the night,
As we turn our body in our bed,
Let a word of prayer shake our lips as well.
Drawing ourselves close to Him in prayer,
Is the best thing we can do;
The smartest thing to do;
The wisest thing we must do.
He never gets tired listening to us;
Let us not get tired talking to Him;
And there is no prayer
That He does not answer.
If you knock…

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773. Oft when the still, white dawn lifted the clouds and pushed away the darkness, I felt it like a glory in my heart. ~adapted excerpt from “Joy of the Morning” by Edwin Markham

When the first light of sun dawns, bless you.
When the long day is done, bless you.
In your smiles and your tears, bless you.
Through each day of your years, bless you.
~Irish Blessing


I saw the first light, fore-running the sun,
gather in a cup of the eastern cloud,
gather and grow and brim, till at last it spilled like milk
over the golden lip, to smear the dark face of heaven from end to end.
From east to north, and back to south again, the clouds slackened,
the stars, trembling on the verge of extinction, guttered in the dawn wind,
and the gates of day were ready to open at the trumpet…
~Mary Stewart

The flower in the photo is one of my Angel Trumpets. They only bloom at night, but sometimes I can still catch them fully open at dawn or shortly thereafter. When I’m lucky enough to find one at first light, I love the way it looks and feels like God’s glory is aglow in its heart.

He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. ~Psalm 37:6  ✝