Monday, May 3, 2010

Prayer for the Week

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

Such a simple scripture.

Be joyful in hope
Hope according to the dictionary says:
to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.
to believe, desire, or trust:

Today I am joyful in the possibilities. I am trusting God in our future.

Patient in affliction
The definition of affliction:
a state of pain, distress, or grief; misery: They sympathized with us in our affliction.
a cause of mental or bodily pain, as sickness, loss, calamity, or persecution.

Today I am reminded that I need to be patient when the answers I am seeking are not clear.

Faithful in prayer
The word Faithful has many definitions:
strict or thorough in the performance of duty: a faithful worker.
true to one's word, promises, vows, etc.
steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant: faithful friends.
reliable, trusted, or believed.
adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate: a faithful account; a faithful copy.
Obsolete. full of faith; believing.

My prayers for God's leading and direction need to be daily, hourly a part of every day.

So thankful today that I worship a mighty God that hears my prayers. Even though some days my prayers are sloppy, I lack patience and I forget to be joyful. God is so Good.


Wendy Paine Miller said...

I've always considered myself a faithful person, but reading that definition makes me realize I could become stronger there.
~ Wendy

Sheri said...

This is an excellent reminder for me, because I know I have been lacking in all of these lately. Thank you!

Stacey said...

Memorizing this now...really need it!

Anonymous said...

oh how i love this!!

Flamingo Mama said...

where in the world have i been? you have other blogs? too funny! i ended up on gather in the spirit and saw a picture of you! lol

uugh. i used to be so cool in blogging. i'm losing my savvy:) i need to get back over there and get to know the other bloggers going to relevant!

sorry..i know this has nothiing to do with this post! lol