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April's Blog Theme: Petitionary Prayer

This month’s theme here at Rebecca Writes will be focused on the things we are asking of God. On Tuesdays and Fridays throughout April, I’ll be posting one petition I have made that day, and I’m asking you to join me in posting your petitions if you like.

Just send me the links to your posted petitions and I’ll link to your post. You don’t have to restrict yourself to posting petitions only on Tuesday and Friday. Post whenever (and as often, and with as many petitions) as you want, and I’ll include your links in the next petitional post I make.

If a petition is one that is best kept private, consider explaining it in general terms. “I am praying for a friend who is in a health crisis” or “I am praying for one of my children who has an important decision to make” will often be wiser than going into more detail on the world-wide web.

Oh, and if you don’t have a blog, don’t let that stop you. I want your petitions, too. Either email them to me or put them in the comments of one of the petitional prayer posts and I’ll include them in the next scheduled prayer post.

I’m hoping that posting our petitions will be an encouragement in at least two ways: 
  • It will encourage us to keep track of what we ask from God so that we notice and are thankful when we receive from him.
  • It will encourage us to bear one another’s burdens.
[I meant to post this yesterday, on the first day of April, but my internet provider has been under the weather over the last two days. One of the disadvantages of the satellite internet service I have is that it has periods of unreliability. Grrrr.]

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Reader Comments (2)

Great idea, Rebecca!
Please pray for a friend of mine who is currently in intensive care. He is very sick. I have no words, only tears. I ask that God heals Him physically and draws close to him spiritually. Also thank God for my precious niece and her safe delivery on the first day of April. I ask that she will grow to love Him always!! I ask this for my children too. :) I ask that God blesses you and your petitionary prayer month and all who come to Him with their requests.

April 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermissmellifluous

Please pray for little Mario while he is in the hospital.
look here (" http://araujomario.blogspot.com/ ") for more info about him and his struggle. For one so young to endure so much is heartbreaking.

Chris

April 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris Roath

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