Keep me in prayer

Courtesy: My esteemed School Classmate and Friend, Abdul Malik, who exhibited wisdom at a very young age and awed most of his classmates, and has kept us all in awe for the past over four decades

Since we always say “Keep me in your prayers” to each other, I thought of sharing a small story about the actual meaning of these 5 words. Just go on and read it and I am sure you will start thinking the way I am after reading this story.

A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert-like island. The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agreed that they had no other recourse but to pray to God.

However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.

The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit. The other man’s parcel of land remained barren.

After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife. The next day, there was a woman who swam to his side of the land. On the other side of the island, there was nothing.

Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes and more food. The next day, like magic, all of these were given to him. However, the second man still had nothing.

Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island.

The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island. He considered the other man unworthy to receive God’s blessings, since none of his prayers had been answered.

As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from heaven booming, “Why are you leaving your companion on the island?”

“My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for them, “the first man answered, “His prayers were all unanswered and so he does not deserve anything”.

“You are mistaken! “the voice rebuked him. “He had only one prayer, which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings.”

“Tell me”, the first man asked the voice, “what did he pray for that I should owe him anything?”

“He prayed that all your prayers be answered.”

For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but also those of others praying for us.

This is too good not to share…

My prayer for you today is that all your prayers are answered. Be blessed.

“What you do for others is more important than what you do for yourself”.

KEEP ME IN YOUR PRAYERS

Courtesy: My esteemed School Classmate and Friend, Abdul Malik, who exhibited wisdom at a very young age and awed most of his classmates, and has kept us all in awe for the past over four decades

Cheers.

Vijay Srinivasan

4th September 2016

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Now I lay me down to sleep.

I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

If I should die before I wake,

I pray to God my soul to take.

If I should live for other days,

I pray the Lord to guide my ways.

Father, unto thee I pray,

Thou hast guarded me all day;

Safe I am while in thy sight,

Safely let me sleep tonight.

Bless my friends, the whole world bless;

Help me to learn helpfulness;

Keep me every in thy sight;

So to all I say good night.

Praying is the most effective way to invite God to work miracles in your life. Here are some more of our favorite prayers offering spiritual guidance to help steer you on your path as you grow in your faith.

The Apostles’ Creed

The Serenity PrayerThe Lord’s PrayerA Birthday PrayerPrayer For Help with FinancesPrayer for Inner Peace and Calm

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Dear Father, today I woke up, I’m alive and blessed. I apologize for all my complaining. But I couldn’t help it because You are my Father. Didn’t You say that I could tell anything to You?

You know my heart is heavy and I am so tired. I am weak and lack many things. I am tired of trying to feel invincible and being ignored. Tired of being sad and needing help. I am tired of pitying myself. I am tired of doing things in my own strength.

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Psalm 73:26  My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Hebrews 4:16  Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Feeling Frustrated

Father, can You stop all the tests in my life? I know that not all these tests are because of You, it is all because of my own. I know that some of these trials are for Your Purpose to make me stronger.

But Father, I am your Daughter. If I can choose, can this test be taken away from me?

If You need this test in my life, will You stay by my side while the test is going? I just want to know You are there and stand by me while I am doing this.

Read: Prayer for When I Feel Frustrated

Psalm 4:8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for You alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. 

Isaiah 40:29  He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

Praying for strength

Please Father, I cannot do this alone, I am weak. Though I am tired, I know You are not tired of loving me. I know that all that happens in my life is not about me. It is all about YOU.  I still believe You have a beautiful plan for my life.

Humbly I call out to You: help me to start doing things in Your way. I invite You into my life to feel the emptiness in me. God, renew my heart and soul. I don’t want to feel this way.

Dear Father, I am sorry for my childish prayer. But I know I can tell You everything because You are my Father.

Thank You Father. I  am ready to start my day now. Please lead me, okay?

Only In the mighty name of your Son, Jesus Christ, I pray and give thanks. Amen!

Read: Prayer to Clear My Mind

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Psalm 13:2  How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? 

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