Hey Friends —

disappointmentI received disappointing news last week, and it has left me all off-kilter.

Now in the big scheme of things, please know my disappointing news isn’t like a job loss, health scare, or relationship challenge. But instead, I’ve been very excited about something, and now I’m confused by the change of direction, and it has left me feeling discouraged, sad, and unsure of what to do.

And so I pray.

For YOU.

I’ve learned that one of the greatest ways to discover joy in the midst of disappointment is pray for others.

When I’m feeling let down, instead I intentionally lift up prayers before the Throne of behalf of my friends and family members — taking my eyes off of me and my circumstances, and gazing instead on the One Who sees, Who knows, Who cares.

Sweet friends, it works. every time.

Thus the reason I posted this on FB today:

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Before long, my FB page and MSG box were filled with prayer requests. Each one received a precious spot in my prayer book.

Some needs were easy to pray for: back pain (yep, been there, done that — know how to pray!), speaking opportunity (check!); and then some needs were heart-breaking, gut-wrenching and left me in a puddle of tears.

How do I pray for such pain, devastation and despair?

templatesoftbackbookcopyThankfully, last year my mentor Mary introduced me to a wonderful book called, The Sword of the Spirit, The Word of God by Joy Lamb.

This book is an amazing handbook for praying God’s Word. Whether you are praying for:

  • Relationships
  • Wisdom and Guidance
  • Physical Healing
  • Forgiveness
  • Comfort for those suffering from loneliness
  • Prayers for your city, state, & nation
  • Prayers for healing for those who have had miscarriages or abortions
  • and more….

The Sword of the Spirit, The Word of the God is always by my side.

Sweet friend, do you ever wonder about how to pray? what to pray? what to say? Then you will love this book. (You can even take a peek at the inside here.)

And good news! I’ve been given a copy of this powerful book to giveaway to one blessed blog reader!

To Win my “Favorite Prayer Book” Giveaway:

Leave a comment in the comment section answering this question:

Why would you like to win The Sword of the Spirit, The Word of the God?

RULES: Starts today, Monday, March 30th, 2015 and ends Saturday, April 4th at 9 PM. Winner will be notified the week of April 13th.

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Sweet friend, my prayer book is still open and I’m fired up and ready to pray! How can I be praying for YOU?!

Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! Have a blessed, prayer-filled week!

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Disclosure: I was not provided with any financial compensation for this giveaway, and as always, all opinions are 100% mine.

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