The first time I saw this sentiment, I teared up. I believe that prayer is my FIRST, best line of defense or offense, as the case may be. I'm not one of these people who get up at 5am to spend an hour in prayer, but I do respect people who have that discipline. I'm still tired at 5am, and since I want to come joyfully before the throne of grace, I start my conversation with God when I am rested. I tend to be a little grumpy and don't make much sense when I am tired - my children are witnesses to this fact. Some days, I just need a nap!
This sentiment says;
I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. - Abraham Lincoln
There were many times when I was nursing my children as babies I experienced promptings to pray for certain people or things. I have witnessed the power of prayer and it never ceases to amaze me.
I am one of those people with a constant conversation God happening. Some days it can be pretty one sided - that is never a good thing, those days that I talk so much that I don't listen enough or those days that the Holy Spirit is busy growing me. I don't always like being stretched. I don't like exercising either, but I know it's good for me too.
This card ended up a little heavier with the sponging than I intended, so if I case it, I'll go lighter around the sentiment. I think it's a genderless card which is good for me because I feel like I never have enough masculine cards.
Have a wonderful day!
stamps; Lift up our Hands (ODBD)
paper; brown, reed (bazzill), blue awning (K& Co), not quite navy (SU!)
ink; pearlescent chocolate (brilliance by tsukineko), tea dye, vintage photo (distress ink by ranger)
accessories; small and large ovals, labels two nestabilities (spellbinders IHP), brown satin ribbon (offray), chocolate brads (doodlebug), clear detail ep (ranger), cappucinno baubles (stampingbella), miscellaneous bead findings