Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bible Verse Thursday #15 - How Shall We Pray?

Thanks for visiting for today's Bible Verse Thursday!  This week, it's all about prayer!
Let us lift up our hearts with our hands to the Lord in the heavens. 
                                        Lamentations 3:41

Cardstock:  Bazzill – Natural Kraft, Coconut Swirl, Leaf, Deep Light Blue; Deep Red
Decorative Paper: Handmade
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – Lift Up Your Hands, God’s Hands
Inks, Stains and Paints:  Adirondack Paint Dabbers – Lemonade, Sandal, Cloudy Blue; Versafine – Onyx Black; Ranger Distress Ink – Wild Honey, Stormy Sky
Prismacolor Pencils:   Light Sky Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, True Blue, Light Peach, Beige
Dies, Punches & Embossing Folders:  Fiskars – Small Heart Punch
Accessories & Other Stuff:   Liquitex – Blended Fibers Texture Gel; American Crafts Ribbon; Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Fasteners

What is prayer?
Prayer is the lifting up of our minds and hearts to God.

Why do we pray?

  1. to adore God, expressing to Him our love and loyalty;
  2. to thank Him for His favors;
  3. to obtain from Him the pardon of our sins and the remission of their punishment;
  4. to ask for graces and blessings for ourselves and others.
Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. (Matthew 26:41)
How should we pray?
  1. with attention;
  2. with a conviction of our own helplessness and our dependence upon God;
  3. with a great desire for the graces we beg of Him;
  4. with loving trust in His goodness;
  5. with perseverance.
And all things whatever you ask for in prayer, believing, you shall receive. (Matthew 21:22)

Your challenge this week is to use this verse from Lamentations or another verse that describes prayer.  When uploading your project, please use keyword ODBDBVT15 and then drop by Our Daily Bread Designs Forum to share your creation with us!

Have a Blessed Day!

1 comment:

  1. What a great devotion on this wonderful topic of prayer! Prayer is such a privilege that we so often don't do enough of!!! Love your card... the little heart in His hand is a great touch!


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