Monday, January 17, 2011

Praying God's Word: Week 3

prayingThanks for all of your comments last week. There was an overwhelming response for the “snippet,” so expect to see a post each week re-capping the previous week…and reminding you of the verse that is up next.

Honestly, I’m thankful that y’all wanted the weekly post. I think it will help me to stay committed. So, thank you!

Week 2
Topic: My Boys’ Happiness

A happy heart makes the face cheerful,
but heartache crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:13
Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me." Genesis 21:6

What God showed me this week:
*I feel such a strong pull to pray for my children's happiness. I truly can think of little that is more important that them being happy. So, since I was focusing on praying for this, you can imagine my happiness when I picked up Quinn from school and his teachers said, “Is he ever NOT happy?…He is such a good example for his friends!” My heart leapt…and I thanked Jesus for answering my prayer. May my sweet boy always live such a happy life!

*I loved reading about Sarah and being reminded of the miracle that God performed through her.  And, I love the thought of God doing something so amazing that you can’t help but laugh…and that others will laugh too and be encouraged! May my boys have reasons to be in awe of God…and, in turn, have laughter and happiness in their lives.

*Sadly, the stomach bug bit Quinn at the end of this week. It was miserable. And, in the midst of it, I shared Proverbs 15:13 with him to try to get him to smile. He thought it was silly that that verse was in the Bible! … Also, I was reminded to stay happy during the most horrible moments of his sickness. (and the fear that the rest of us could catch it.) And, I caught myself saying “the joy of the Lord is my strength” {Nehemiah 8:10} many times throughout those days.

Up Next: Week 3:
Topic: My Husband’s Job

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17

***And, know that it’s never too late to join in! If you are joining us, and haven’t yet commented, please do!!! I’d love to know who you are!


Unknown said...

Hello! My name is Mandi Savage (used to be Fauchier) but I am doing this with you. It is so great to have some direction and to know that others are doing this together is so great. Thanks for doing this for others to participate in as well!

RMRR said...

I'm in too... Thank you for supplying the weekly topics & scripture selections. They are perfect fit for me and my family...all 52 of them : )

Catherine said...

hello. i'm new to blogging but i am very excited to start!! especially after reading your beautiful blog!! i'm just wondering if you could please tell me the font you are using on your blog and how you got it? thank you so much !! (p.s your boys are darling!) : )

Hayley said...

I am so excited to do this with you! I think that this will definitely keep me committed, doing it with someone else! Thanks for such a great idea.

Amy said...

Hey Brittany! Love this idea. Excited to join you!!

Marsha said...

I have read your blog for a little while now. I love how you "let your light shine". Thanks for sharing "Praying God's Word" I am doing it with you!

Marsha Hinkle

Katie said...


Super excited to join you! Thanks so much for heading this up! :]


Katie - a Blessed Mommy! said...

Hey Brittany! Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by the huge list of things I need to pray for regarding each of my precious babes - it's easy for me to either then focus on the short term immediate prayer need or else to feel too overwhelmed and result in just calling their names out to God & hoping He will cover the multitude...
This idea makes it easy to focus on one thing when I feel overwhelmed. Love this idea & thanks for doing the "homework" to make it easy to commit to!
Katie Butts

Meredith said...

Hey girl! Just reading this now but am super excited to join in! I'll be a few weeks behind though. :) Great idea and thanks for the organizing of the prayer project!