Sunday, March 15, 2009
On Saturday night our CONNECT group met and right now our study is on prayer. O' how important prayer is in our daily lives. Its so vital that we have constant communication with God! Saturday night we learned about Family prayer. We got several good ideas to help us build a family alter so that prayer becomes more consistent in our lives. As for my home, we always pray at bedtime. That's been something that we've done since the kids were really small. Jacob and Madelyn won't even go to bed by themselves and they certainly wouldn't think of going without us having our time of prayer. They are so sweet, they always remember everyone. One of the ideas that we learned was to have a "fishbowl" prayer. When I told the kids about this...they thought it was the BEST idea. You simply take a fishbowl and everyone writes down a prayer/prayers and place them into the fishbowl. During prayer time each of you pulls a slip out and prays for that need. You place the slip back into the bowl when done and if that slip gets pulled out another time...its NOT by coincidence!! So we started out "fishbowl" prayer tonight. We put our requests into the bowl and before bed we prayed for the needs on the slips. I thought it was so great that Jacob requested that we pray for our church to grow and for us as a family to reach more people and tell them about Jesus! God has done so much for us as a family and I'm so thankful that he is in our lives. I can't imagine going through this life without HIM!!