Hello my bloggy friends,
We are asking for everyones prayers for my Grandma Maria who is in the hospital. She has been there since last Thursday with heart problems, chest pain, and an episode of a seizure. She is a diabetic and has heart problems. She is in her 80’s and she has lived a long life! She is such a strong woman that I just know she can pull thru but this is the weakest I have seen her. Right now they are testing her for many things. We know there is a valve in her heart that is slowly closing. They are afraid of doing an open heart surgery because of her others medical problems and because of her age.
Please pray for all of us for strength and comfort as we go thru all of this…
Thanks in advance for your prayers!
Today is the anniversary of my grandmother going to be with Jesus. it’s only been a year but I thought I would bring back the video that I think is so very telling about so much in our world even today! Grandma, you will be missed and I know you are in Heaven, having a blast with all the others that have gone before us.
This video of grandma praying 2 weeks before going to heaven, is both insightful and foretelling!
This is just one of the many prayers that my grandma prayed and kept all of her family safe with each and every prayer she said. I remember, as a child, going to grandmas house on saturday night to spend the night. One of the things that stood out in my memory is that we always prayed before going to sleep, and we always prayed for others to be blessed.
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep…
and then we could go through all the names that we could remember to make sure they were blessed. Of course in my mind at the time, that also meant to be protected in every way.
I hope this video and post has blessed you and if it has, please leave a comment below. It would mean a lot! Also, in your comment, tell me if you’re going to heaven too!
Sinners Prayer to Know You’re Going to Heaven
If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your personal savior and aren’t sure whether or not you are going to heaven, then simply pray this prayer:
I know that I’m a sinner
I’ve done many things that have not pleased you
I ask that you would please forgive me
I want to be sure that I will get into heaven for eternity
I do not want to go to hell for all the sins I have committed.
So, I want to accept Jesus as my personal savior!
Please come into my heart, Jesus!
I need you and want to build a relationship with you.
Thank you for saving me and I can now expect to see you
in heaven with all of the saints!
If you have prayed this prayer, be sure to let me know. I’d like to welcome you into the kingdom of heaven! Also, be sure to read your bible – if you don’t have one, I’m sure that I can get one to you as long as i have your information!
If you have ever had a document notarized, you’re familiar with the purpose and process involved. I have had to do this a few times related to legal matters and documents; when purchasing a home, preparing a will and executing my grandmother’s estate. The notary has been granted the legal authority to acknowledge and verify the information I have presented. Their seal or stamp and their signature confirm that they are in agreement with me regarding this specific matter. The process is not complicated or lengthy and when completed it is legally binding.
In my thinking, this purpose and process held only earthly significance… until I read this statement by pastor and author Mark Batterson, “Agreeing with someone in prayer is like getting your prayer notarized.” And then that proverbial “light bulb” went on in my brain. That new insight and revelation which we know comes from the Holy Spirit, caused me to recognize that this is exactly what is happening when we pray in one accord in our Moms in Prayer groups.
Throughout my years of introducing women to our prayer format, I have focused on Matthew 18:19-20 as noted in our Ministry Booklet. These beautiful words of Jesus promise: “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst.”
This promise is combined with Matthew 6:9-10 knowing that Jesus had interwoven our earthly prayers with our heavenly Father, “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
But the verse that caused this new insight was Matthew 18:18, just prior to the promise Jesus made about praying in agreement. It reads, “Truly I say to you, whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” It was that word “bind” which so perfectly illustrated for me the image of getting my prayers notarized.
When I come before God with my sisters in Christ, asking Him to mercifully deal with the sins, flaws and failures of my children and grandchildren, I am asking God to bind those. When I come before God asking Him to graciously impart His attributes into their character and life, I am asking God to loose on earth what is loosed in heaven. And when my sisters agree by adding their Spirit-led prayers to mine, the notarization is complete because God has given every believer authority through Jesus Christ!
So I go forth this week with a renewed inspiration for the purpose and power behind our Moms in Prayer time. As we join together in one accord, we are moving heaven and earth.
Be encouraged. Be courageous. Press on in prayer! And invite the women God brings across your path to share in the blessing of joining a Moms in Prayer group. You can also forward this email to a friend by clicking below.
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