I can hardly believe that I still haven’t publicly given thanks for all of the answered prayers and blessings for August. And August already seems so long away!
I am surrounded by September’s special flavour, fragrance and occupations…
Also, of course, last week there came such a shift in the carpet of Britain. Our long-serving, gracious and dignified Queen went home to the glorious rest she deserves and our new King has taken on the responsibility of the throne of Britain.
Within less than two weeks we have a new Prime Minister and a new Monarch.
I pray for them all.
And I thank God that He is ever on the throne – glorious in power forever.
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord,
the Creator of the ends of the earth
does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
And He hears our prayers and works all things for good for those who love Him.
I want to thank God for these answered prayers during August:
That at the end of last month you answered R’s prayers and took the faithful lady home.
For the work You have done in me to forgive, repent, release and resurrect relationships in my life and for the healing this is bringing.
For time to catch up and prepare for the course.
For keeping S’s luggage safe and giving good homes for her to stay in.
For the service I was privileged to do and renewed connections.
For S’s smooth and blessed journeys there and back.
For over 400 lunches served in our small community over the 3 August weeks – for meeting the needs and showing Your tremendous love.
For bringing S back to the group.
For C’s MRI results being good.
For use of the car an extra day to accomplish many extra tasks
For good new tyres on my bike.
For inspiration to invite J to Alpha and his acceptance.
For another glorious family picnic in the park.
For R’s increased fitness and signs of growth.
For both T. and A’s hospital test results showing complete absence of cancer.
For immediately answering my prayer for help with trains- in such a blessed way.
That M is getting stronger and responding well to treatment.
That R had a successful operation and is recovering well.
For perfectly smooth journeys and connections for my trip to Ayr and back and for the special opportunity for quality time with my sister and her wonderful family.
For a safe, quality camping trip for the boys.
For a second blessed week with S.
For teaching me how to balance my desire to be hospitable, sociable and available, with my need for alone-time.
For the opportunity to bless K.
For the engagement and blessings on Z and H.
For working in J to answer his prayer.
For so many transforming, healing revelations of acceptance and abundant provision in the spiritual realm.
Lord, like a child, I notice only those gifts in ribbons – especially the ones I have asked for – but I want to thank you for all the ways that you answered my prayers and the desires of my heart that I hardly even noticed. Daily I pray protection, safety and blessing on all my beloveds and I thank you for all the ways that You do that, for all the miraculous interventions along the way of which I am blissfully unaware.
Once You showed me and my children that, on the bus to the party in the park – You showed me the bus that we had missed 10 minutes earlier (and I had been cross about), but which was now emptied and the place where we always sat (and were sitting in that spot on the next bus) it was all mangled and bashed in by a tree. I remember that lesson with such gratitude for Your great love and plans for Your children.
Thank You for abundance!!