May Thanksgiving for Answered Prayer and Protection.
Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks.
I want to always be the one who sets off in obedience and is cleansed, but who also comes back to thank You and worship You and to be made whole.
Let us never tire of coming back to say Thank You.
For answered prayer in May, I say thank you:
For a special family start to May with ordinary togetherness and fun.
That R. feels happy and blessed on his birthday.
For the new connection and blessing of M.C in B.J.
For the successful visit and connection with C. and P.
For inspiration and ideas to do the 4 sketches for section 2.
For use of the car and amazing first weekend of my new counselling/prayer ministry course and for the provision of books and the special people and learning so far.
For the time and inspiration to do the homework and for all the work of the Holy Spirit in me through the application of the teaching even at this early stage.
For how You teach me lessons that I then can apply to Sunday School lessons, leading devotions, blogs and other areas in life.
For the encouragement from the kids in Sunday School.
For the hard-working team and Your blessing and coordination in all the preparations for venue, food and hearts for the banquet in Your name, and for every one of those beloved guests.
For your glory, Father God.
For the Scripture Deuteronomy 11:23 – that You drive out the opposition only as we advance head on.
For all the new people finding their way into AA and for giving them courage to take the steps towards transformation.
For all the film-and-food nights with C. this month.
For courage to take the steps in obedience to Your leading and the blessing and peace that comes from that.
For blessing S’s heart especially over the last 5 months.
That S. has come off the medication and is making progress in the right trajectory.
For the 1000 people at the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer gathering for Nottingham and for Your tangible presence there and in this city.
For your presence, protection and blessing with me in A&E and for the privilege and opportunity to speak with and encourage G, and to pray for G, M and A.
For the care received by the farm staff and the paramedics and A&E staff.
For the rapid healing of my body after the accident and the concussion shock.
I always want to give You thanks for the countless times You have protected me and my loved ones from dangers that I have not even perceived. That all those we pray for, are in Your arms and Your care. I thank You for the ongoing guidance, transformation, growth and for the constant sowing and growth towards a future harvest in places that maybe I do not see.
But You are faithful.
You ask us to pray and You hear us.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Thank You, Father God, that when we ask for direction, You do lead and guide us in the measure that we are willing to take the time to lean in and listen for You.