God is Always Near


I call on you, my God, for You will answer me;
    turn Your ear to me and hear my prayer. (Psalm 17:6)





Young children

Older children

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Chronic pain

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–I have a prayer ministry. Receiving prayer requests can be an emotional experience.

–Emails, texts, messages, voicemails, calls, encounters: PLEASE PRAY!

–I read. I listen. I hear. I cry. I pray.

–I send out the prayer request if it is meant to be public. The message may be sent as written.

–I am, at times, asked to phrase the request better or not include all the information just shared. I must decide how to do that with discretion, empathy, kindness,  urgency, importance.

— I am there in heart with those involved when prayer requests come one after another after another with updates for the outcome of a surgery, major health  concern, or trauma.

—I must walk away and break temporarily from the situation at times when the    emotional level is too high.

At those times, especially, I think of our Father. He never walks away. How many prayers go up to Him in a second of our time here? How does He bear the load we send to Him moment by moment across the globe?

The Lord is near to all who call on Him,
to all who call on Him in truth. (Psalm 145:18)

He never walks away. He is God.

So, we pray to Him in this manner:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6)



I read. I listen. I hear. I cry. I pray. I send.

The prayers go by email, in the bulletin to the church.

The requests are heard by God, always near.


(Sharon G. Tate blog 07/22/18) teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word


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