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Everyday Reminders — Never Stop Praying

jakeandcorinne

This Christmas card photo of my daughter and her boyfriend will remain front and center on our refrigerator well into the fall season.

Why?

It’s my way of reminding myself to pray for Jake every single time I open the refrigerator door.

While he is overseas serving our country, I never want to forget the sacrifice he (and so many others) are making to help keep our country safe.

And, since I can’t throw a protective force field around him…I pray.

Lots of times every single day, I pray for:

wisdom
protection
discernment
encouragement
courage
contentment

You name it, I’m praying for it.

Still, I wouldn’t pray so often if I wasn’t reminded (and exhorted) to do so.

This Christmas card reminds me to pray.
God’s Word commands me to do so.

Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16

I’m grateful that even when we don’t have the power to protect someone we love…we can do one better.

We can place that person into God’s hands and pray.

Prayer is our greatest form of service.

As Oswald Chambers writes —

Prayer does not equip us for greater works – prayer is the greater work.

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