“O [mothers], pray; in spite of Satan, pray; spend hours in prayer; rather neglect friends than not pray; rather fast, and lose breakfast, dinner, tea, and supper–and sleep too–than not pray. And we must not talk about prayer, we must pray in right earnest. The Lord is near. He comes softly while the virgins slumber.”– Andrew Bonar
“The potency of prayer hath subdued the strength of fire; it hath bridled the rage of lions, hushed the anarchy to rest, extinguished wars, appeased the elements, expelled demons, burst the chains of death, expanded the gates of heaven, assuaged diseases, repelled frauds, rescued cities from destruction, stayed the sun in its course, and arrested the progress of the thunderbolt. Prayer is an all-sufficient panoply, a treasure undiminished, a mine which is never exhausted, a sky unobscured by clouds, a heaven unruffled by the storm. It is the root, the fountain, the mother, of a thousand blessings.” –Chrysostom
I was just going around the house cleaning, thinking, and praying, and some of these quotes came to mind. I have been feeling a burden to call you all to intercede for your children, and especially your daughters as we come up to the next Bright Lights meeting. There is a major battle going on for the hearts of these girls (and boys), and we must be fighting on our knees for them. The next meeting is about lies vs. truth–and if I know anything about our Enemy, he will do all he can to twist our words, prevent the girls from really hearing, bring in more lies, and generally ruin things. Please, please pray–for us, for them, for you.
Also, Purim is this Saturday, starting at 4:00pm at Grace Bible Church. So far I know that the Dixons are bringing salad, the Clarkes are bringing Challah bread, and the Supples are bringing brisket. We need some Hamantaschen, and and more of the other dishes. Again, the recipes are here.
Besides food, please bring any costumes you may have that would work for the Esther play (pretty much anything can be used… we’re creative. ;)). Also, this time we’re going to do a family “basket” exchange, as is tradition. It doesn’t have to be fancy at all–just some sort of basket or box with fruit, sweets, things like that. Fun snacky stuff. 🙂
Let us know if you can come and what you’ll be bringing! See you there!! 🙂