Monday, May 24, 2021

Prayer is Enough

 


One day Jesus was praying in a certain place.  When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples." ~Luke 11:1


Restless, sleep escapes her

When most, she needs it

To comfort, assuage

Worries overtaking

Heart, soul, mind

Until the dam breaks

Thoughts flood unchecked

Sweeping all away

From her perspective bleak

All that's left is prayer

Prayer is all that's needed

Prayer is enough, enough

And ever will be

Amen


Post Script:  My mother fell at her home on Monday and fractured her knee.  Danny and I are leaving today (Tuesday) to be ready to get her out of the hospital.  When it rains, it pours, doesn't it?  Yes, all that's left is prayer, and it's the best gift we've been given by our Lord.  My Mom needs yours, and you are all prayer warriors, par none!  I know you will come through, and so will our loving Father.  Danny isn't supposed to travel, but is willing to make this journey out of love for Mom.  May all of our journeys be made with that same faith, trust and hope.  Blog on Friday?  I'll try!  We will see how this all unfolds.  Blessings to all of you, dear friends!

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  1. You most certainly have my prayers for your mom, Danny, you and as you travel.

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  2. Praying for your mom, Martha.

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    1. She needs them. Thanks, Glynn!
      Love and blessings!

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's fall. When it rains is pours is right! You two be very careful on your trip. Hugs and prayers!

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    1. We will be careful, Martha, and thanks for the prayers!
      Love and blessings!

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  4. How perfectly you've described my own feelings when anxieties run unchecked and sleep won't come. Praying right now -- for all three of you! 💛

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    1. Thanks so much for your prayers, Myra!
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Dearest Martha Jane,
    Not to worry about a post and just keep Danny as much stress free as you can. Sure, prayers are the very best remedy. Wishing you Mom the very best and you too; you're covered in prayers and lots of love.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  6. So sorry, Martha. I will be praying and hope your Mom and Danny are okay, and you, too.

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    1. Thanks for your prayers, Cheryl!
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Prayers lifted and will continue for your dear mom and for your travels. God is in control!! xo

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    1. Yes, Terri, God is in control. Thanks so much for the prayers!
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Martha, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. Lifting up prayers!
    Father God, You are the Great Physician. We trust You to take care of Martha’s mother in ways only You can. Guide all the medical staff and we ask for complete healing. Protect Danny and keep him healthy. Give them safe travels. Guard everyone with the peace that surpasses all understanding. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen

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    1. Oh, what a beautiful and heartfelt prayer, Beckie! Thank you so much, my friend.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. I just this minute prayed for you and Danny to be safe on your journey, and your mother’s recovery to be an easy one. So sorry about her knee. Love and blessings to you all.

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    1. Yes, Nells, we are so sorry this happened, too, but God will go with us. Thanks for the prayers!
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Oh dear, Martha, yes it seems that way, or so Satan would like us to think.
    This scripture comes to mind, dear Sis. Think prayer is that banner (or standard) we lift up!
    Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.
    Lifting up that standard, banner of prayer with you. God bless and keep all of you, in all your journeyings with our sweet Lord.
    Thanks for Sharing, God indeed bless and keep you safe, and all those you love,
    Prayer hugs Shaz in Oz.x

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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    1. Yes, Shaz, prayer is that banner we raise high, trusting in the Lord.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Covered in prayers my friends. And yes, prayer is always enough.

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  12. Oh, Martha, I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I will be interceding for her speedy recovery. Your poem was preciously beautiful! HUGS to you, Martha.

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    1. Thanks so much, Diane, for your kind words about the poem and for your prayers for my mom. So needed right now!
      Love and blessings!

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  13. I am sorry, Martha. I didn't see this until today. I hope and pray all is well with your Mother. I know that had to be scary for her and for you. Praying she will heal well. Will you stay with her a while? I will be praying for you all. God is with you.

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    1. Thanks for continued prayers, Pamela. Yes, Mom is in the hospital and will be moved to a rehab facility on Friday, we hope. We are staying at her house in Oxford for the time being. Very stressful times for everyone.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. Oh my, Martha. I'm so sorry about Mom's fall. I'm praying for peace and serenity as you walk through this season with her.

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    1. Thanks so much for the prayers, Linda. This is, indeed, a trying time for all of us.
      Love and blessings!

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  15. I'm late to see this. Praying right now that the move to rehab will go smoothly and Danny won't be any worse for the wear so soon after his own hospitalization.

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    1. Thanks so much for the prayers, Nancy, and you're not too late in offering them. We will need them in the days and weeks to come.
      Love and blessings!

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  16. Powerful poem. Straight from the heart. Lord, encompass Martha and her family during this trial. Touch and heal her mom, fill her with your amazing grace and comfort. May she and all concerned be filled with your holy presence both now and always.

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    1. What a lovely prayer you've offered here, Debra! I so appreciate it, and boy, do we ever need prayers right now.
      Love and blessings!

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  17. Oh, your poor mom! You are a good daughter, Martha. and Danny is a good son-in-law. I am praying for your family. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks so much for your prayers, Laurie! Every single prayer makes such a difference.
      Love and blessings!

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  18. Comment is late, Martha, but prayers are not. You're so right that when challenges rain, they seems to pour. The piece you shared is perfect for a situation like yours, and prayer is, indeed, not only enough, but sometimes it's all we have anyway. Ours continue to be with you and our confidence, like yours, is always totally in the One to whom all healing belongs.

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    1. Thanks so much for the continued prayers, Ron! It is truly a stressful time for all of us, and only God can see us through.
      Love and blessings!

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