WELCOME TO THE PORCH'S
PRAYER PLACE !
Folks ask me a lot on the porch about how much I pray.   My habit is to do 30
minutes morning and evening.
  I've found that if you give God that  1 hour a
day?   He'll give you everything you need to get through the other 23 !!
So here's a collection of yours, mine & ours from all over the place :
Internet,  magazines, Dusty's own prayer book, friends, the Bible,
you-name-it?  I found it!!    And I'm still looking...so if you have a favorite that's
not here?   Email it to me and we'll share it with the world!  The author of the
prayer is listed if I know it and we'll start it off with the most famous prayer of
all!!
THE LORD'S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in Heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
Now and forever.
For thine is the kingdom and the power
and the glory, Almighty Father, forever and ever
Amen.

~Jesus
GOD'S PROMISES

God has not promised
Skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways
All our lives through...
God has not promised
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow
Or peace without pain...
But God HAS promised:
 STRENGTH for the day
REST for the weary
LIGHT on the way
GRACE for the trial
HELP from above
 unfailing SYMPATHY
and undying LOVE!!

( I didn't write this one, but
it's been in MY prayer book
for years! ~D )
PRAYER OF JABEZ

Oh Lord, that You would bless me indeed.
And enlarge my territory.  That Your hand
would be with me and that You would keep me
from evil
Amen.

( say this prayer daily for 1 month and your life will
change!!
)
THE MORNING PRAYER

Good morning, Lord...it's me again     
My day's about to start
Help me spend it wisely--  
Help me keep YOU in my heart
I'll search for every single chance   
To brighten someone's day
And do my best to share Your love     
With those I meet along the way
Help me to only speak the truth
No matter what the cost
Remind me I can turn to You
Whenever I feel sad or lost...
I'll enjoy each and every moment
And always do my best
To solve the problems that I can
Trusting You to do the rest
So thank-you Lord, for this new day
Watch over me and those I love
Let Your peace surround us all
From Heaven there above.      Amen

                           ~Dusty
GOD'S WILL

Dear Lord, I do not know what will
happen to me today.   I only know
that nothing will happen that was
not foreseen by You and directed
to my greater good from all
eternity.

I adore Your holy, unfathomable
plans and submit to them with all
my heart for love of Yourself and
Your Son, Jesus Christ, my Savior.
Amen.

( Another author unknown that's been
in my book for years! ~D )
HE IS

When I am the neediest.....He is the most sufficient
When I am completely helpless....He is the most able
When I feel totally dependent....He is absolutely dependable
When I am the most alone....He is intimately present
When I feel I am the least....He is the greatest
When I feel the most useless....He is preparing me
When it is the darkest....He is the only light I need
When I feel the least secure....He is my Rock and my Fortress
When I am the most humble....He is the most gracious
When I can't?     He CAN !!!

~from Dustys book, author unknown
USE ME...

Father, make me an
instrument of your peace :

Where there is hatred,
         let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt,  faith
Where there is despair,  hope
Where there is darkness, light
Where thereis sadness, joy

O divine Master, grant that I
may not so much seek to be
consoled as to console;  to be
understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we
receive; It is in pardoning that
we are
     pardoned;
It is in dying that we are all
born to eternal life.             
Amen.

( Dusty's book / author unknown )
ALWAYS

IN HAPPY MOMENTS...PRAISE GOD
IN DIFFICULT MOMENTS...SEEK GOD
IN QUIET MOMENTS...WORSHIP GOD
IN PAINFUL MOMENTS...TRUST GOD
IN EVERY MOMENT...THANK GOD!

( Dusty's book / author unknown )
THE OLDER ONES

Father, here's a special prayer
For the older ones we love
As they grow ever closer
To Your kingdom there above...
Touch their souls with comfort
All their aches & pains erase
Show them our families & our hearts
Will always bear a loving trace
Of diapers changed & lessons taught
Years of toil & little rest
Even though they were not perfect?
We still know they did their best!
The lifelong circle never ends
Family means no one's alone
As they reach for Heaven & prepare'
To welcome us all home!
Grant to their final days Your peace
And allow their souls to fly
Knowing everyone who believes in You
Will never really die!
Amen.

~Dusty
THANK YOU

Thank you Lord for everything
Gifts too numerous to count
Home, employment, healthy kids
Blessings that daily mount
My sense of humor, many talents
Lifelong friendships still alive
The times You saved me from myself
And helped me to survive!
For lessons learned & answered prayers
For faith that's still unshaken
Thanks for the courage to admit
That sometimes?  I'm mistaken!
For helping me to find the strength
When it came time to forgive
And refusing to let bitterness
Dictate the way i live!
Without You & Your guiding light
I'd have never come this far
I need Your assistance always, Lord
Until I get to where You are!
And when I finally reach my goal
Standing in that Heavenly place?
I will kneel before You, Father
And say my "Thank you" face-to-face!
Amen.

~Dusty
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POWER OF GOD

I gird myself today with the
power of God:

God's strength to comfort me
God's might to uphold me
God's wisdom to guide me
God's eye to look before me
God's ear to hear me
God's word to speak for me
God's hand to lead me
God's way to lie before me
God's shield to protect me
God's angels to defend me
&
God's grace to sustain me.
Amen.

( My Aunt Teresa gave me this
wonderful prayer a few years
ago...D )