We are currently in the season we call Lent. It's a time of preparing our hearts for Easter, and it's a good time to make a change in your life. As Ann Voskamp put it, "Lent isn’t about forfeiting as much as it’s about formation." This Lent season (and hopefully the days, weeks and months following), I want to spend more time in prayer, and I'd like to invite you to be a part of it. Sundays on Wild Olive will (at least until Easter) be prayer posts. Please feel free to leave a comment with any prayer requests you have.
When I'm not at my computer to see all of the names and situations though, I've been praying for all of you in a general sense. I know that God knows every need and hears even the prayers that are spoken in this manner. As I was reading through your comments and praying, and as I think about things in my life (I've been feeling especially tired and worn down lately), a verse came to mind. It required a look up, and I found that the New Living Translation put it especially well:
"I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid." John 14:27
With every request (yours and mine!), I feel that peace, true peace from Jesus, is needed. So I'm especially praying for that.
Now...time for more praying.