Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I'd like to share with you how this blog came to be.

I pray daily--many, many times a day. I pray for others, for myself, for situations, thanks and praise. I was visiting someone else's blog one day, and I saw that she had a prayer journal, and I thought to myself, "What a good idea!"

As I thought on this, the idea flourished into inviting others to share in this experience. Thus, the beginnings of "The Power of Your Love".

This will be a blog where you can address prayer requests, praises, what are your concerns, joys, sorrows. You could contribute a poem that you may have written, a picture that you love that depicts your love of our Lord, a video, a scripture that is particularly meaningful to you and why, anything that is given to the glory of God.

I have several people who have expressed interest in this, and I am going to be inviting them as authors. If you happen to come across this and would like to be included, please let me know.

And now--my first prayer request:

My Father,

As we begin, I ask your blessings upon this venture. Please utilize this spot to glorify your name, and your name alone. All things have come from you, and I lift up my praise and love to you on this day and everyday of my life.

In Jesus' precious name I pray,


~ written by sailorcross 9/13/08

I recently went back and read what 'sailorcross' wrote upon starting this blog. Isn't it beautiful? Doesn't it just about cover so much of the Power of His love.

I did not come on board until much later (the last of the crew here) and then she and I started "The Lighthouse of Prayer" together to do just what she had hoped to do here. 
I found out back at this time, that she is particularly fond of lighthouses and so our Lighthouse was launched together. There is so much power in God's love and in His Light. He shines His Light in our darkness and reveals, if we listen, to how we can go forth in His Light and escape the darkness. A lighthouse has a purpose to guide the sailors to a safe place. Our Lighthouse of Prayer also has that purpose to guide the lost, the broken, the hurting, the sick, to a Safe Place, the Light of our world - Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He came to be a Light to us and hoped that we would be a light to others, when they may be lost, may be shipwrecked, may be going through a storm or when they just need to find the Rock, a Safe Place, a Refuge to wait it out. 
I just felt that it is important to reflect and be His light and lead you once again to read about the beginnings of "The Power of Your Love"! Because although the Power of God's Love is the most important, He calls on each one of us to share that power that comes from His Love and His Light with others.
This is the importance of the Power. We all must be connected to the Source which gives us this power. The power is given to us through Jesus Christ and by His Spirit. But as the words to the song say, "Lord, I come to You..." we must first come to Him. Surrender to Him completely. Let go of whatever is hindering us or being an obstacle in us to move ahead in our journey. FORGIVENESS is the place where this LOVE is released and shines best (as you can see this word with the folded hands of prayer in this blog's header). 
The next line in the song is "let my heart, be changed, renewed
..." which is only possible by the grace found in Our Lord (the next part of the song). We must change, we must be renewed, but if we could do this on our own, why don't we? Because we need Him. We need the Lord and His grace to change us and free us from anything and everything that is hindering us from walking by faith, in His power, authority and strength daily. Yes, daily we must say, "Not my will, but Thine." I surrender all to You this day! Let's start fresh! 

And we can, and we do, BY THE POWER OF HIS LOVE and Grace as we "come to know" Him and His Grace, "the weaknesses" that He sees in us "will be stripped away" by the POWER OF HIS LOVE!

We (I) have posted this song many times on this blog with different videos. Yet, I will share for my last time, my most recent favorite of "The Power of Your Love" ... and let's allow His Spirit to melt these words into our hearts as our prayer every day... until we see Him "face to face" may the knowledge of His Love as He "lives in us, renew our minds" as His "will unfolds in our lives" in LIVING EVERY DAY BY THE POWER OF HIS LOVE!
done by  

Thank You Lord
for the Power of Your Love!

Thank You Lord
for holding me, surrounding me

Thank You
for bringing me near to You
Drawing me to Your side

And as I wait
I'll rise up like an eagle
I will soar with You
Your Spirit leads me on

Thank You LORD!

With all my love and Yours
I bid 'adieu'



Karen said...

I like this video, how your closing prayer uses the lyrics...

Thank you for sharing the origin of this blog...I know many lives have been blessed by the witness here...

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