A 21 Day Spiritual Journey Day 19

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

“The saddest prayers are not the ones that go unanswered but the prayers that go unasked.” Mark Batterson

I have used this month to set a host of prayer goals and to seek vision regarding the things I think God wants me to work on. I started with about 10 items on my prayer list but God grew my  list as I sought Him these last three weeks. Some of the goals have been met and some have gone through changes. Here I’ll show you:

1. I started out praying for direction and provision for my son as he heads toward graduation. I asked God to help him quickly pay off his college loans because he was called to the mission field not to loans.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

My son unbeknownst to me has begun applying for a Masters program in PA. He has also applied for an assistedship which would pay for his schooling and leave him with a small stipend to meet expenses! So my prayer for him has changed. MAy God grant him entrance into the Masters program and the assistedship. God has clarified my prayer.

2. I have been praying for my daughter Melanie direction and provision as she heads toward graduation. I asked God to help her quickly pay off her college loans because she was called to the mission field not to loans.100_1077Since I started praying Melanie has been suggested for a position as a children’s minister at an inner city church and possibly for a teaching position at the elementray level in a private school near Boston. She could then pursue her Masters in counselling through one of two schools she is looking into. Again God has clarified how I should pray.

3. For my daughter Amanda who is two years from graduation I have been praying the God dream. One of Amanda’s professors just happened to give her an assignment this semester to present her vision to a class of fellow students. She has found an accountability partner who is helping her to clarify and follow the dream.

Three Ladies In A Fountain By JE Lillie

4. I started out praying for a new car. God told me to fix my old one. So now I am praying for money to refurbish what I have. The first $300.00 was provided this week.w1

Has God turned any of your prayer directions lately? How?

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6 thoughts on “A 21 Day Spiritual Journey Day 19

  1. I have been praying that God would use me as His intercessor even more than before and He has given me a vision on how I am to accomplish this. The vision is to pray in an upper room in the church while service is in session and I am to intercede for God’s people. This is the verse I was given in prayer today
    Isaiah 62:6-7 (NLT) O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray day and night, continually. Take no rest, all of you who pray to the Lord. Give the Lord no rest until he completes his work, until he makes Jerusalem the pride of the earth. I pray that many will join me.

    • This is fascinating Deb because it is the third time I have heard God calling people to do this for our congregation. you need to speak with Tom Murphy, Janet Girouard and Lesley Stewart!

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