About The Prayer Closet

“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.”

Oswald Chambers

There is so much to consider when it comes to preparing our homes and families for emergencies or those unexpected things in life.  It’s easy to get caught up in the details.  Sticking to the food budget, paying off debts, preparing important documents, figuring how and where to store food, figuring how much food to store, finding healthy food sources, etc.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed, especially when you are also doing a thousand other things–like raising children, being a supportive companion to your husband, keeping your home, running your business, serving in your church, and maintaining all your other important relationships.

Remember, Sister, that our efforts to prepare are only part of the equation.  The most important component is prayer.  As the guardian over your home, dear mother, there is great power when you pray.  Elisabeth Elliot wrote, “Prayer lays hold of  God’s plan and becomes the link between His will and its accomplishment on earth. Amazing things happen, and we are given the privilege of being the channels of the Holy Spirit’s prayer.”

Remember, too, that our preparations are not born out of fear, but out of faith.  Faith in a God who has this whole world under control and who loves us so very deeply.   “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”  Deuteronomy 31:8

In this corner of the blog we will post a weekly prayer focus, excerpts from our own prayer journals, and a video from time-to-time.  Remember to commit your preparations to the Lord and let Him guide you.  When all is said and done the most important thing we can do for our families is to pray for them and with them.

Van Gogh’s Woman Praying

Pray and let God worry.

(Martin Luther)

 

Link to posts in The Prayer Closet.


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