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loss of a prayerful friend
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Joan was faithful in prayer
She believed in the power of prayer
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turning needs over to God
in prayer and “letting Him take over”
accepting His will not hers
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……………..cherita form
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Joan would show me how she learned
to pray, clasp hands in prayer and open
the fingers of one hand one finger
at at time ~ a reminder of each
prayer petition:
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1. Praise
2. Thanksgiving
3. for Someone Else
4. Confession
5. Request for You, last, maybe for strength, comfort
the right words, thoughts, emotions in a situation
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TPOS prompt: November 8, 2014
the loss of a friend
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originally written for
May 3, 2018 National Day of Prayer

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For myself, giving prayers of thanks
for when Joan,
~ way back in the last century ~
Joan invited me to be on a prayer chain.
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Back before the internet,
and before cell phones,
an ongoing confidential list
was kept and updated by Joan.
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I kept my list in a small notebook …
that I still have with my journals.
Then the list kept
on an e-mail kept a special file.
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With the discovery
of computer post-a-notes
my prayer partner, and I,
keep each othersfriends and family,
the needs of the world
in lifted prayer each day.
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I call it “Joan’s Prayer list” still.
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photo: free use image from internet

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