Prayers Like Bouquets

Where flowers bloom so does hope.
~Lady Bird Johnson
 Large crowds came to him. 
They brought blind people and those who could not walk. 
They also brought disabled people, 
those who could not speak,
 and many others. 
They laid them at his feet, and he healed them.
Matthew 15:30
Prayers Like Bouquets
Imagine before you a flower cart
overflowing with blooms,
dear to your heart
Unique bouquets
before your eyes-
strangely familiar to your surprise.
Each bouquet
a group of people
for prayers dispensed.
Beautiful bunches
each opportunity,
answered prayers
you’ve yet to see.
Look at the flowers
seeing your friends,
your family and others
on whom your prayers depend.
Pick a bloom 
to hold in hand,
as you do,
answer His command-
to pray without ceasing
and love always…
Prayers like bouquets
lifted up as praise.
©Dawn Paoletta

Prayer, is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings.

~ Chrysostom

At all times, pray by the power of the Spirit. Pray all kinds of prayers. Be watchful, so that you can pray. Always keep on praying for all of God’s people.
Ephesians 6: 18

I have been considering the healing power of prayer. The prayer that lifts continuously and quietly, hidden- before His eyes alone, in the chamber of the heart for the physical and spiritual needs of others . I have been thinking of the many groups of people I know in various walks of life. It’s overwhelming at times, all these needs, and prayers that need to be prayed. I just had the image of a cart with colorful bouquets as I contemplated the many needs. Suddenly, I felt inspired, and close to God’s heart and Beauty as I imagined each bouquet God has presented me with for prayer. Family, girlfriends, Christian friends/Body – near and far, enemies (oh yes, them too-flowers all!), fellow bloggers, leaders, teachers, children. Each one a flower in a beautiful bouquet God has given. 

Consider your bouquets today, and lay each one out before Him, 
then raise them up with thanksgiving, prayer and praise.
All beautiful blessings each bouquet, each flower, to Him.

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