Donna Collins Tinsley is a sister among you, a sojourner, who writes a word of hope for mothers who have been affected by the pain of addiction in their loved ones lives. She prays for them also through Somebody's Mother Online Prayer Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/119408188089314/.
She lives in Port Orange, FL and has been included in 17 book compilations, several magazines and online. She is a lover of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Beautiful Gate of Prayer and a Helping Hand
This is one of my favorite scriptures and stories.
I like this verse best and have felt it can apply to so many things in our
Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but
what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”
One thought is, I can't help you with money but
what I can do is pray for you. You don't have to be down on the ground, you
have support and help in the name of Jesus and your prayer partners. Get up!
Get going! You are blessed! You have more and You are more than someone who is
sitting crippled with afflictions and pain.
“Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up,
and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.”
When we take the hand of a hurting mother, father,
son or daughter we help them up and towards their true calling of life and
health and love. We can't do it for them but we can give them a helping hand
up. Point them to resources. Tell them they can do it. We don't enable by doing
it all for them; we encourage them that they will find the answers and help they
need at the time of their greatest need.
Praying for families today to be strengthened in
the Holy Spirit and to be provided for in every way.
Here is the story in the Message version.
One day at three o'clock in the afternoon, Peter
and John were on their way into the Temple for prayer meeting. At the same time
there was a man crippled from birth being carried up. Every day he was set down
at the Temple gate, the one named Beautiful, to beg from those going into the
Temple. When he saw Peter and John about to enter the Temple, he asked for a
handout. Peter, with John at his side, looked him straight in the eye and said,
"Look here." He looked up, expecting to get something from them.
Peter said, "I don't have a nickel to my name,
but what I do have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
walk!" He grabbed him by the right hand and pulled him up. In an instant
his feet and ankles became firm. He jumped to his feet and walked.The man went into the Temple with them,
walking back and forth, dancing and praising God. Everybody there saw him
walking around and praising God. They recognized him as the one who sat begging
at the Temple's Gate Beautiful and rubbed their eyes, astonished, scarcely
believing what they were seeing.
threw his arms around Peter and John, ecstatic. All the people ran up to where
they were at Solomon's Porch to see it for themselves.
A blast from the past:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCrlyX6XbTU
It’s Monday and we pray for families today; strong
families, intact families, dysfunctional families, happy and sad families
today. Even hot mess families. You’ve got to fit into one of those categories,
and guess what? The Lord loves you all with an everlasting love.
I would love to live with no regrets, show me how
to do this Lord. Show me how to let go and let You do the impossible with
people in my life. Nothing is impossible with You. Each one praying can insert
the name of the loved one or situation and say Lord, __________ is not
impossible with You. You are the God of Possibilities, OUR GREAT HOPE AND HELP!
You may be a mother with a family member that you
don't think will ever get out of the pit they are in. Don't give up. Find a
verse and cling to it. All your children will be taught of the Lord and great
will be the peace of your children. Praying every day, in every way for you:)
Fix us, Jesus, please and let us live to ever serve
You. Put our families on a path that You can bless and humble the hardhearted
in Jesus name we pray. Let’s not only worship today, but praise Him with the
Saturdays to prayers for those who have lost loved ones to death. Many among us
have lost loved ones, mates, parents, children and young adult children. The
most unnatural thing in the world they say is burying your child. Lord, send
your strong father arms of comfort to those who are grieving. And for those
grieving the death of a dream, we pray also.
We are reminded
that there will be a day, don't miss this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtud5pvF08A
Max Lucado says in
Grace for the Moment:
In the Arms of God
We don’t like to say good-bye to those whom we love.
Whether it be at school or at the cemetery, separation is tough. It is right
for us to weep, but there is no need for us to despair. They had pain here;
they have no pain there. They struggled here. They have no struggles there. You
and I might wonder why God took them home. But they don’t. They understand.
They are, at this moment, at peace in the presence of God……When it is cold on
earth we can take comfort in knowing that our loved ones are in the warm arms
of God. And when Christ comes, we will hold them too.
Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never
ever die New Living Translation
I believe He is still an “On-time God” even when the way
looks hard and barren and hope seems far away.
“No prayer is lost. Praying breath was never spent in vain.
There is no such thing as prayer unanswered or unnoticed by God, and some
things that we count refusals or denials are simply delays.”--H. Bonar
On Mondays we pray
for our families and extended family. Some of us are in times of transition and
questioning why our loved ones go through what they are going through. Some
need help for grief, some need provision and jobs. There are times and seasons
for all things and our seasons are in the hands of the Lord. We pray especially
for those in authority and for those grieving for lost loved ones. Lord, send
wisdom, protection and help.
The Morning Prayer comes from Cecil Murphey: “Ever-wise and
ever-loving God, thank You for not letting me choose the season. If I had my
choice, I’d learn only the easy lessons. Remind me that there are difficult and
painful things I need for my growth. You know what I need long before I figure
it out. You choose so that I’ll become more Christlike and loving. Amen.” Cecil
“I wonder if that's the secret of changing people. If we
focus on being who we are and refuse to let another's attitude upset us, we
might actually change them.” Cecil Murphey
Ending with a quote to knock your socks off: “Loving God
show me the truth about myself, no matter how wonderful it may be.” Cecil
morning People! It's Thursday and a great day for recovery in the state of
Florida. Go to a meeting, spread some love and hope and work your program! Make
a gratitude list and truly think about what you are writing down and what you
have to be grateful for, we ask for grace today as we pray for those in
recovery and their families.
is one of my favorite parts in the book, “From Survival to Recovery”:
we willingly surrender ourselves to the spiritual discipline of the Twelve
Steps, our lives will be transformed. We will become mature, responsible
individuals with a great capacity for joy, fulfillment, and wonder. Though we
may never be perfect, continued spiritual progress will reveal to us our
enormous potential. We will discover that we are both worthy of love and
loving. We will love others without losing ourselves, and will learn to accept
love in return. Our sight, once clouded and confused, will clear and we will be
able to perceive reality and recognize truth. Courage and fellowship will replace
fear. We will be able to risk failure to develop new, hidden talents.
Our lives, no matter how battered and
degraded, will yield hope to share with others. We will begin to feel and will
come to know the vastness of our emotions, but we will not be slaves to them.
Our secrets will no longer bind us in shame. As we gain the ability to forgive
ourselves, and our families and the world, our choices will expand.
dignity we will stand for ourselves, but not against our fellows. Serenity and
peace will have meaning for us, as we allow our lives and the lives of those we
love to flow day by day with God’s ease, balance and grace. No longer
terrified, we will discover we are free to delight in life’s paradox, mystery,
and awe. We will laugh more. Fear will be replaced by faith, and gratitude will
come naturally as we realize that our Higher Power is doing for us what we
cannot do for ourselves. (From Survival to Recovery)
video: Oh my Lord! don't miss it;
another version of The Chain Breaker. I'm posting separate and with prayer post
so those who need it will see it. Many moms will relate to this.