Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church - Corner of 6th and Main Streets - Royersford, PA

Grace Evangelical

Lutheran Church

Growing Together Through God's Grace

 About Prayer

“I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1

November is the month of “thanks” giving. In my opinion, November has the best holiday, Thanksgiving. It’s a time for all of us to reflect on all of the blessings, which we have received. It’s a time to share these blessings with our families and to share our thanks with God. As we pause to give thanks, we appreciate what and who we have in our lives. In the devotional Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer, 2005, Joyce gives us a few tips on being thankful.
- She feels we should also be filled with gratitude for other people as well as God.
- When someone does something nice for you, let he or she know how you appreciate it.
- We should develop a thankful mind, not just accepting that that’s the way things are.
- When you express appreciation it’s good for the other people to hear, but it also releases joy in you.

Ms. Meyers gives two examples of easy exercises for thankful prayer. Don’t get out of bed in the morning until you’ve counted on your 10 fingers and give God thanks for 10 things you are thankful for. At night before sleep focus on three things that went well that day, and relive them.

This November remember the “holiday of thanks” by remembering to thank others for their kindness and especially to thank, in prayer, our most generous God for all of his blessings on you and our world.

“My mouth shall praise You with joyful lips when I remember You upon my bed and meditate on You in the night watches.” Psalm 53:5-6

Prayer Vigil is Sat., Oct. 7th, in the Sanctuary, 10AM - 4PM. Come in the front doors.

Sue Perry, Prayer Co-ordinator

 This Months Prayer Focus

1: Special people (All Saint’s Day)
2: Look for Circles’ Day
3: Homemakers (Housewife’s Day)
4: Caregivers (National Caregiver’s Appreciation Month)
5: Football players (AFL formed in 1960)
6: Saxophone players (Saxophone Day)
7: Those suffering from diabetes (Diabetes Month)
8: Great Chefs (Cook Something Bold Day)
9: The safety of our children (National Child Safety Council founded 1955) 10: All Marines (US Marine Corps Day)
11: Veterans (Veteran’s Day)
12: Variety of food available to us (National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day)
13: Kindness (World Kindness Day)
14: All nurses (Perioperative Nurse Week)
15: Things that give us comfort {National Teddy Bear Day)
16: American Educators (American Education Week)
17: Peace (World Peace Day)
18: Those suffering from lung cancer (Lung Cancer Awareness Week)
19: Those dying in wars (Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address) 20: Children of all ages (Universal Children’s Day)
21: Personal communication (World Hello Day)
22: Thanking God for his Word (Bible Week)
23: All of our blessings this year (Thanksgiving Day)
24: Wise spending (Black Friday)
25: All Native Americans (Native American Heritage Month)
26: Family time together
27: All those afflicted with Alzheimer’s (Alzheimer’s Disease Month)
28: Easy Nutrition (French Toast Day)
29: Our Grace family (Family Week)
30: Safety with computers (Computer Security Day)

Prayer Vigils:
First Saturday of every month from 10AM-4PM in Grace’s sanctuary.
The front door will be open.