Saturday, January 23, 2010

Prayers & Promises Week #4

I have enjoyed the weekly verses on thankfulness. Thinking about thankfulness this week, I'm wondering if you ever write thank you notes. We got two in the mail this past week. This is one of the things mentioned in the book I read recently Choosing Gratitude. Many times we do not take the time to write thank yous. Saying thank you is nice when you receive something but going an extra step and jotting a thank you note to acknowledge a gift is especially meaningful. I must say this is something my Mom taught me to do and something I want to teach Caleb to do. It is such a simple thing really and just takes a little time. Think of someone this week that you need to thank and take the time to do that! It will probably make their day!

This week's verse is Psalm 28:7--

"The Lord is my strength and shield; my heart trusts in him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song."

Do you have any prayer requests to share this week? I realized last week I forgot to post prayer requests. It seems I'm forgetting one right now for this week, but please remember the following in your prayers:

~ Denise and Eddie. Continue to pray for healing as well as their financial needs.

~ Charlotte. She shared about her upcoming surgery and asked for prayers.

~ Steve--recently diagnosed with kidney cancer.

~ continue to remember Haiti and the efforts going on there to help the people.

~ my boys! My son woke up sick Thursday morning. I thought it was allergies but in the afternoon he was running fever. I thankfully was able to get an appointment with his doctor Friday afternoon and he felt he had the flu. He started on Tamiflu and was so much better on Saturday. My husband though woke up in the night with a major ear ache. He went to the clinic and has an ear infection.

Thank you for visiting today on Spiritual Sundays.

Have a day of blessings!

14 comments:

Debbie said...

the book Chosing Gratitude sounds good. I will look for it next time I'm out. I think a grateful heart is a happy heart. I will lift your family's health in prayer. Blessings, Debbie

Pamela said...

I'm a card person and my mom also taught me to write thankyou notes.
I am teaching my two kids to write them too.

Denise said...

Praying over all these needs sweetie, love you.

Maisie in Maine said...

Good suggestion. My mom taught this to my sister and I. You don't see too many thank you cards these days.

sarah said...

praying in agreement for all those you mentioned. Hope your family is doing well - no more sickness!!!!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I need to be better at sending cards. It is a on again off again thing with me. I need to just make it on all the time. I will join you in prayer for all of the people you listed. I'm glad your son is feeling better.
God Bless,
Ginger

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for this,Bethany.

Anonymous said...

"Thank You" and yes I think gratitude is something everyone needs. I myself have been taught Thank You cards.

Prayer request for my 92 year old grandmother Bertha that is suffering broken hip and trials of nursing home care. Pray the Lord is watching over her in her time of need!

God Bless-
Karyl

Clif said...

We are always being blessed by God. We need to remember to thank HIM.

Charlotte said...

Showing gratitude is a very important thing to do. My husband is great about writing thank you notes and sometimes just notes of encouragement to people. He does such a good job that I have come to rely on his writing them for both of us.
Thank you for sharing the prayer concerns and I especially appreciate you including me in that list.
Blessings,
Charlotte

For Their Future said...

Thanks for the comment Bethany! Great to find your blog too!
I am following now!
I am really glad you have posted the prayer request on your blog! God bless you!

~Hannah

Rhodema @ MommyLife said...

Thank you notes are a lost art but should not go out of style. Thank you for this reminder.

Cathy said...

Thanks for the reminder about thank-you notes. I am falling behind in as I grow older, it seems. Praying for those needs ~

eph2810 said...

I really need to write more thank you notes. Thank you so much for the reminder that a little note goes a long way :)

Love & peace,
Iris