This morning I woke up in a house that was colder inside than it was outside. We need a new house.
Your word says that we must be anxious for nothing but, in prayer and supplication submit our requests to You.
I think of the many people who need You desperately.
I think of Leonie, who is trying to do everything without the physical presence of the person she most needs. Please be with her Lord, you know her heart, please give her hope.
I think of Tracy, whose life has become something she never dreamed it would. I pray restoration to her soul and strength for the years ahead. Give her the oil of joy Lord.
I think of Lynne, who is starting a new chapter in life and yet facing the closing of a chapter - help her Lord. You know her future, prepare her heart for it Father.
I think of Liana, whose struggle is similar to my own. Release Your blessings into her life too.
I pray for Lisa. Also faced with trial. Give her peace Father - the peace that passes all understanding.
And Lord, there are many others to pray for, whose trials I don't know. You know each and every one of them. Give them peace.
I also want to thank you for the amazing people you have put into my life. The Whangarei Bloggers group, who all see each other's needs and show astonishing support.
Thank you for the people in my life who are so obviously operating in Your will, specifically a certain teacher and doctor who go above and beyond their jobs and minister to those in need.
And thank you that you see all of us Lord, you know where we are and what we need. Thank you that you are always listening. Thank you that you always answer prayer according to your will. Thank you that you love us, that you have good plans for us, to give us a hope and a future.
Release that hope please Lord.