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God in my life

One night I had a dream -
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lnrd
and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand.
One belonged to me and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life.


 This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you would walk with me all the way,
but I have noticed that during the most troublesome times
in my life there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why in times when I needed you most,
you should leave me."


The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child
I love you and I would never, never leave you
during your times of trial and suffering
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you in my arms."
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    Suggested approach to Prayer

    Graphic Prayer :

    Take a blank sheet of paper. Draw three horizontal lines, the first an inch from the top, the second in the middle, and the third an inch from the bottom.

    Divide your age by ten, and accordingly divide the middle line, Putting a dot to mark a space of ten years. Reflect on the first ten years of your life, taking each year in succession. Indicate the times when you felt close to God with an arrow pointing upwards, at the spot indicating how old you were then. The length of the arrow will indicate your extent of closeness. For example if you were very close to God, then the arrow will rise up and touch the line above. For the times you strayed from God draw an arrow pointing downwards, using the bottom line as the limit.

    Ask the Lord to give you a deep desire for him and a greater show of love and trust in his presence.