Heavenly Father, thank You for the psalmist’s affirmation that the earth is Yours - all of it. You created it out of nothing. You sustain it with a power too great for me to understand. You govern its ongoing with Your perfect plans. And You provide for all the needs of Your creation through the resources of land, sky, and sea. I am richly blessed, Father, by the abundance You’ve placed all around me. Sometimes I don’t notice it because I’m so busy or because I’m so preoccupied with the things that come from human hands rather than Your divine hands. Help me to always have a right perspective…and to begin and end every one of my days by acknowledging that ultimately, everything I have comes from You.

Prayer

We humans have a tendency of praying only when in need, infact the term “praying” means asking, begging etc. I consider praying as an act of faith where I’m chatting with someone on a daily basis without me knowing whether there’ll be a response. But it’s kinda calming and soothing to the soul.


Its just been a while
Last i offered my prayers to thee
Waiting to hear from you
Impatiently

Faith ain’t weakening
Light of hope is slowly fading
Am I ignored or just unanswered
Belief is degrading

Is it cause I only pray when in need
Or is it that i feel I dont owe u,
Cause i only plead when its not in my power
Or cause in sadness, i dont have anywhere to go to

They preached to thank you each dawn
Didnt take it seriously, that much
A friend in need is a friend indeed
But a friend who remembers only if u stay in touch..

-frncs

27th Aug, 2016

@ those who pray

ive been having a hell of a time getting my license as of late bc the first company that i took my first three tests w is super shady and scummy n failed me for my money (there’s many accounts of that on a FB page) n i failed my fourth try bc of smthn entirely my fault,,

my mom took the keys to my car so im going g to somehow get to work n classes start on Sept. 6th n im having the worst time scheduling another test bc of schedule clashes,,,

if u pray pls include me in ur prayers im rly rly needing it rn id rly appreciate it

Today we celebrate the Holy Great Martyr Phanourios the Newly Revealed. Saint Phanourios was unknown to us until recently when excavations were taking place in Rhodes, Greece. The workers came upon an icon which the name Saint Phanourios was inscribed. Around the icon were 12 scenes depicting the life and martyrdom of the Saint, giving us all the information we know about his life. He appeared to various people healing them of diseases and performing many miracles. Because of his name (which means “the revealing one”) he is often invoked in prayers when one is looking for a lost item or person. The one making the entreaty bakes a sweet cake in his name and shares the sweet with others as a sort of offering to the Saint. Through this simple dedication, the Saint more than often reveals what the faithful person is looking for. May he intercede for us always + #saint #phanourios #greatmartyr #great #martyr #newlyrevealed #new #revealed #prayer #phanouropita #lost #found #intercession #orthodox #sophia

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Reeling.

Everything seems to happen at once.
My husband is struggling professionally, and I feel helpless to do anything to make him feel better. He’s such a good guy, and to see his talent wasted and his self-confidence trod upon is both heart-wrenching and frustrating. He’s been under a cloud lately, one that won’t seem to leave him alone.
A dear friend of my sister’s, a woman I didn’t know as well, but was fond of, died this week after a life-long battle with Cystic Fibrosis. She met my sister in university, and was only 34 years old when she died.
And then this morning my mom called to tell me my dad’s back in the hospital. The stent isn’t working, so depending on what the doctor finds, it’ll either get removed or another, smaller one get put in. His blood work is normal, thank God. But he was hoping to avoid major surgery, and this will probably make it more likely.
If you could send prayers for Mister, S’s grieving family, and my dad, they would be very appreciated.
I’m okay, just struggling under all the rocks that have been thrown this week, and am looking up, wondering what’s coming next.

Sahih Muslim, The Book of Prayer - Travellers Book 6, Hadith 53

Narrated ’:
Nafi’ reported that when Ibn ‘Umar was in a state of hurry on a journey, he combined the sunset and 'Isha’ prayers after the twilight had disappeared, and he would say that when the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) was in a state of hurry on a journey, he combined the sunset and 'Isha’ prayers


Sahih Muslim, The Book of Prayer - Travellers, Hadith 53/378