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Thankful Thursday ~ Prayer

Thankful Thursday is being hosted this week by my good friend Lori of Lori's Reflections. Our theme for this Thankful Thursday is prayer.

What a timely theme that is for me! With all of the challenges at this time in life, I wonder how anyone could get by without prayer. It's times like this that cause me to reflect and realize how dependent I am on God.

I have a confession to make. I like to be in control. My human nature likes to think I can make things happen. If I work hard and do the right things, then good things will happen. But it doesn't always work out that way. So much is outside of our control. I guess God uses challenges and circumstances to show me that He is the one in control. And so by faith, I need to place my trust in Him.

But the great part is that ...He is trustworthy.

And He invites me to come to Him and talk to Him. That's what prayer is ...talking to God.

I found the best cartoon to illustrate the concept of bringing my burdens to Him. Saija had posted this one on her blog and I loved it. Joyful Toons is a great resource.

So, on this Thankful Thursday, I want to encourage you to unburden your heart and pray. Pray for our country, President Obama, and the many people who are without work and in financial difficulties.

I'm so thankful that I don't have to carry all the burdens of the world on my shoulders. I can come before Almighty God and talk to Him and tell Him about my concerns and needs. And for that I am so thankful.

You can visit other blogs who are participating in Thankful Thursday by visiting Lori's Reflections.

Debbie Petras
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  1. Oh Debbie that cartoon says it all. I too like to be in control, or at least in the know! But I have to release that over to God (daily). Have a wonderful Thursday.

  2. I am joining you in prayer sweetie.

  3. I wondered the same thing in my post today about how people can live without prayer.
    That cartoon is so perfect. I will have to check out Joyful Toons. I had wondered where those good cartoons came from!

  4. Debbie,

    What a great cartoon! What a great post! I enjoyed reading your thankful heart!

    Blessings to you today, sweet friend.

  5. What a great post and so true. I try to be in control and think I can change, but God always pulls through for me. Thank you for the reminder.

  6. Awesome post on prayer! That cartoon says it all, too. Thanks so much for sharing your heart. Have a Happy Thankful Thursday!

  7. very encouraging post! Thanks so much :)Sometimes we all feel like that-handling things on our own while in fact someone up there can handle it for us. I just needed to hear that. thanks again!

  8. thanks debbie for the comment :) that's why I am thankful for the blogging friends I have here in Thankful Thursday -I know these are people I can always ask for prayers too.

  9. Great post Debbie!

    The cartoon was great.

    Hmmm....unfortunately, know what you mean about "control!" :)

    Blessings, Sister!

  10. Oh that was really a good cartoon.

    I think we are ALL guilty of trying to be "in control"...

    I just read your post below, oh my!! What special memories!

    Blessings to you this TT♥

  11. It is so liberating to let go of all control and pray. I like the way God works it all out when we do!

  12. The cartoon is cute Debbie. I am grateful that His yoke is light and we don't have to carry our burdens.

    Bless you!

  13. Prayer is our powerful privilege...one that I take very seriously. I had an awesome time of prayer last night and felt a huge cloud lifted as I awoke this morning.

    I, too, struggle with control, but I am learning to relinquish it as each day goes by and I grow closer to Jesus.



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