Feature photo from Greene County, Indiana, Courtesy of Nick Schneider, a faith-based social media blogger and photographer. “Morning Greetings” on the Times is a column featuring his recent and past devotionals and inspirational photos. Follow Nick Schneider on Facebook where he posts his newest devotionals early in the day.


Greetings on July 19

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Spending time with God puts everything else in perspective. We all think we have bad days or unpleasant situations to face. But in our prayer time it all seems okay.

Most of us underestimate the power of prayer so much. Prayer can move mountains if only we would let it. If  you understand just how powerful prayer can be, you would never feel hopeless, at the end of the rope, or ready to give up.

With prayer there is hope, always.

Did you know that no one ever prays alone? God is there and he hears our petitions, our problems, our needs every time. 

Realize that nothing is too trivial or too big to pray about.

At times, we are overwhelmed by a situation and feel we can do nothing to help. We can pray. 

In recent weeks, I have been in contact through my Facebook daily postings with a number of individuals from all over the world - counties like Kenya, Uganda, Pakistan, Haiti, Germany, England, Australia,  India as well as all parts of the United States – all needing and asking for prayer.

These are brothers and sisters in Christ who recognize and know there is power in prayer and aren't afraid to ask for prayer.

We all need to expand our circle of prayers out from ourselves, our family and friends. We are being called upon to pray for other people – including people in the world whom we have never met.

It's been humbling for me to know that God loves us all so much that he would put us together with individuals thousands of miles apart with one common bond – prayer.

In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT) we are told, “Always be joyful. Never stop praying.  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”

In Philippians 4:6-7 we read: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Prayer does put everything into perspective.

Be blessed.