Thursday, May 7, 2015

National Day of Prayer

bedtime prayers

Hey friends!  As you may already know, or just to serve as a reminder, today is National Day of Prayer. 

And if you don’t already, what a great time to start a routine to pray together as a family.  It’s never too late to make this a part of your day and you’re sure to be blessed by it!

For our family, it’s how we end the day with our children, even though they are now mostly grown.  Developing this habit has become a memorable and special part of life for us.  Usually we include a devotion or something that the Lord has pointed out that day.  It’s an informal time for us, and more times than not our gathering begins with swapping some laughs, all piled in our bedroom.  My daughter’s poodle Navi is so accustomed to the routine that she oftentimes arrives in our room before we do where we find her at the foot of our bed wagging her tail. She is so funny about this!  But one of the dearest memories that I will always store in my heart is my youngest daughter’s after prayer routine of going around the room giving us all goodnight hugs, and yes, even Navi gets a hug and has developed a remarkable ability to stand up on her back legs and literally return the hug.

And speaking of hugs, since I just used that word three times in one sentence :), hugs to you and I hope that you are enjoying spring!  The air is so sweet in our neck of the woods right now that I can hardly stay indoors!



Jazzmin said...

What a beautiful post! Happy National Day of Prayer :) I loved reading about your family's prayer routine and how it has impacted your lives. That sounds so wonderful and that is so sweet that even your sweet little dog gets to spend that special time with y'all at the end of the day. When I say my prayers before bed at night, my dog is already there too and I love having her sit next to me while I pray.

Blessings and hugs!
Have a wonderful day♥

Billie Jo said...

Thank you for the reminder, my friend.
And a very happy Mother's Day to you! Enjoy!!!

Stephanie said...

Sweet friend, it's so good to stop by for a visit! How have you been? I have missed you...

Thank you for the reminder about National Prayer Day {yesterday}. It was such a blessing to hear about your family traditions.

Have a beautiful Mother's Day! Love and hugs to you!

Debbie Harris said...

What a beautiful day with a beautiful post, even though I'm late in reading this. :-)
I wanted to thank you for visiting and leaving a sweet and tender comment on the post of my dad.
I appreciate the prayers, love and concern of others during these past weeks. God in His grace has blessed my heart through dear ladies, such as yourself. May the Lord bless you!

Prayer is such a beautiful thing and a glory to our great God.

Joy to you! Debbie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Mrs. Smith, your post is lovely and your traditions are very special. We too pray as a family and the time together brings us great joy.
Thank you for stopping by and your new following. I am honored and now a new follower here too.
Have a blessed fall! cm

Pam said...

Such a sweet post, and what a wonderful prayer routine! I have missed you and have been thinking about you. I hope you are doing well, Mrs. Smith! I was away from blogging for several months also but have been blogging some lately. I hope you are enjoying your fall!

Pam said...

Hello Mrs. Smith! This is a beautiful post. You have a wonderful family prayer time. I have been thinking about you a lot and wondering how you are doing. Hope everything is ok with you. I've missed you online, dear blog friend.

from our home ✂ to yours said...

Lovely blog!

Mrs. W. said...

My sister Faith called me long distance to remind me it was National Day of Prayer.

What a sweet evening it must be in your home. I love that your daughter hugs you all good night. We have a prayer time every evening, as well.

I have not been blogging much lately, just has not been working out to do so. So, this evening when I opened my blog, I was delighted to see that you have started posting again.

May you have a blessed Mother's Day!

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