Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Power of Prayer

Never underestimate the power of prayer.  When we tell someone, "I'm praying for you", we should really mean it.  It only takes a moment to pray for someone, and if we say we're going to do it, then we should.  Why?  Because God answers prayer.  He hears us when we pray to Him, and He will always answer our prayers.  Yes, we are to praise Him and thank Him, but to "pray" means to "ask" literally.  Let Him hear you ask for the things you need, or for the needs of others, and NEVER underestimate the power of prayer.

I made this mini layout for a friend of mine who was recently hospitalized.  I want her to know that it's not just a sweet saying, and that I really am praying that she will soon be well.  I use these mini layouts to attach a photo on the back side so that the recipient can always remember the occasion for which it is given.  I will be including a photo of the two of us from when I visited her in the hospital.

Here's my supply list for this card:
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye
Sentiment Stamp - Our Daily Bread/Get Well Set
Diecut:  Spellbinders
Ink:  Ranger
Pearl Swirls - Zva Creative
Flowers - Jolee's
Leaves - Prima
Cardstock - Bazzill
Charm - Maude & Millie
Mini Tag - Office Depot
Machine Stitching, DMC Floss

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/3rd-tuesday-odbdlyls15-scrapbook.html - Use Our Daily Bread Stamp and Fruit and/or Flowers

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/03/simon-sayslets-play-bingo.html - Let's Play Bingo
My BINGO is Flowers, Pearls and Charms

http://craft-roomchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/03/bling-and-glittersparkle.html - The Craft Room Challenge - Bling and Glitter/Sparkle

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.  I would encourage you all to remember to pray/ask for yourself and for others' needs, and to NEVER underestimate the power of prayer.

My Cup Runneth Over,
Karen

18 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful I love everyhting about it. I'm sure your friend will to.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  2. You are sooo right, never under estimate the power of prayer... sometimes the answer is not what we want, but God always knows whats best for us, even better than we do. I've been searching and praying for a different job closer to home. (I drive 90 miles a day). But God feels like I need to be where I am now for a reason, and so I will stay. Prayer and knowing that God is in control gives me great comfort in all I do. Your card is very beautiful, and I know your friend will enjoy it. Have a wonderful weekend, my great friend in Christ. Hugs, Dawn

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  3. Hi, Karen! I am so glad that I found your dear blog - thanks for your sweet note.I love it here and will return often. It is most inspiring. There are so many lovely details on this lovely pink card. I especially love those wonderful leaves and how you used the pearl flourishes.

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  4. Wow this is such a lovely card in such lovely colours and the flower is superb !! Hugs, marion

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  5. I agree with you Karen! Prayer is a very powerful and wonderful thing! Your card is absolutely stunning! Love that sentiment and those beautiful flowers!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  6. What a beautiful card! And, what an important message!
    You are so right...in fact, I believe there is a Scripture that speaks about when we tell someone we will pray them...that God takes that as a promise...a commitment. (I'm sorry, I can't think of where it is.) And, we certainly don't want to break our word.

    I just love all of the pearls on this card. The flowers are so full, and the charm adds another aspect of dimension or texture to this lovely card! Beautiful!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

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  7. Hi...Sorry, I should have asked before. Where did you get your buttons like, "I am really glad you're here." Or the Scripture tags. I have been trying to find out forever. I would appreciate your letting me know, if you remember. Thank you so much!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

    You May Receive 1-5 Cards Weekly!
    http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

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  8. What a beautiful card!! I'm sure your friend will be blessed by it!!

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  9. Lovely graceful card, those flowers are scrumptious thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

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  10. Karen, your mini layout is so pretty. I know your friend will love it. Thanks for playing along in the Our Daily Bread Designs scrapbook challenge.

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  11. Hi Karen, thanks for your kind and lovely comment,it's been very appreciated!

    Your card with soft colours is very sophisticated, absolutely beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

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  12. Such a beautiful card, those flowers are stunning and I love the beaded swirl. So very elegant, and I'm sure your friend will really appreciate it. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at the Craft-Room, and good luck.

    Maria x

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  13. beautiful card Karen, pretty and elegant with meaningful prayers, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

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  14. A really beautiful card, so stylish and with a beautiful message. Thanks for playing over at Craft Room Challenge. Julia xxx

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  15. Such a gorgeous card, lovely embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp.

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  16. This turned out so beautiful! Love the colors, and I am sure your friend will be blessed by this! Thanks for playing along with the ODBD Let Your Light Shine Scrapbook Challenge. Blessings,

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