Thursday, May 7th, is the National Day of Prayer.
The theme for this years is "Prayer....America's Hope".
I have been praying about prayer for a few months now.
I was invited to be the keynote speaker for our local participation in the National Day of Prayer here in Tampa. It is an incredible honor for me to be asked to serve in such a precious position.
I can easily recall days about 15 or so years ago when I was invited to be a small part of the COMMITTEE that put this event together. We would pray and seek God for His program plan, then we would search high and low across the Nation to find just the right keynote speaker for our event.
I never in my wildest dreams imagined myself in that position.
I served on the committee to bring the likes of Janet Parshall, Cal Thomas, Anne Graham Lotz and others to Tampa. I have watched as each one has shared with our auditorium filled house, how God had changed their lives through prayer.
After about 5 or 6 years of serving, my own ministry demands pulled me off the committee but I have continued to be a part of the audience for the past 16 years!
When I was invited to be the keynote for this year, I was speechless, shocked even.
When I think of how God has changed my life since those days THROUGH PRAYER, I am overwhelmed by His goodness.
I am humbled by His Grace and Mercy.
I am excited by His promises.
I am committed to His instructions.
I am submitted to His direction.
I am surrendered to His service.
The scripture verse that has been chosen by Shirley Dobson and the National day of Prayer Committee is
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.
I am a simple woman who has chosen to place all of my hope in God.
He is a Sovereign God who has chosen to rest His unfailing love upon me.
Can you relate?
I would love to hear how Prayer has changed YOUR life!!!
Within a few days of my being invited, God gave me the story He wants me to share.
I am trusting His anointing and His desire to FILL THE HOUSE with HOPE.
I am trusting Him to bless HIS us with His love and His house filling presence.
Will you join me.....better yet, join Shirley and Beth and Tony and many other National leaders, as we corporately reach our hands and hearts and hopes towards heaven?
Will you partner in this National event so that together we can storm the gates of Hell??
The National website has a 7 part prayer guide that I have copied off and placed at my Prayer Chair as a prayer guide for the coming weeks. Maybe forever.
The Tampa 17th Annual First Ladies Prayer Brunch will actually be held on Friday May 8th at the Tampa Convention Center. It begins at 11am and is to end promptly at 1pm!!
I have been given my orders for timeliness and timely I will be!!!
You can Register on the website. Fill a table will you? Let's pray together!!
On Thursday, I will be on my knees.
On Friday, I will gather with my city and with my brothers and sisters In Christ and PRAY!!
Will you join us???
BTW....I will keep the contest going for the secret book, which is not much a secret anymore, just check out the comments for last post. until the weekend!
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