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Sunday, October 17, 2010

LOC SSIC Lifted Up

What a great way to spend a Sunday than spending time with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ, it has been so much fun seeing so many players and visiting your Blogs - you are all amazing!!  This week our challenge is brought to us by one of our original Stampin' Sisters, Lisa


"This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'  Matthew 6: 9-13

Lisa has challenged us to make a card/project that features prayer; either someone praying, or a verse about prayer, or a greeting that lets someone know you are praying for them


I have once again  used the Layers of Color Flutterescent art stamp set and am not the only one this week, it is a blessing to me to have some of the LOC Designers playing along today as Laura from Layers of Color is our sponsor this week and is giving away this gorgeous art stamp set to one random winner.  The Layers of Color Design Team are joining us today as we are all Stampin Sisters in Christ, sharing a passion for paper and for God.  You can check out the LOC Blog and see a post by Melisa featuring this fabulous art stamp set!

 By the way - the sentiment on the inside says 'praying for you' - it did not work on the outside so I decided to add it inside!


The Lord's Prayer, it would have to be one of the most well known pieces of scripture, it would be known by those who are of the faith and those who are not.  As children we used to recite it at school, knowing the words by heart, but not knowing them in our hearts!

This powerful prayer was not given for us to repetitively pray, mouthing the words but not thinking about what we are praying, but rather as an example of how to pray!  How often are we guilty of running off our list of needs and wants to God, which are all very genuine, but more like a shopping list than a prayer.  The Lord's prayer shows us that there are many facets to prayer, each one helping us to talk and 'commune with God.

It acknowledges who we pray to, giving Him the honour that is due to Him, acknowledging everything is according to HIS will, not ours both on earth and Heaven.  He is our source of supply - and is the one who provides for our needs, on every level...that it is as important to be forgiven as it is to forgive and to keep us from evil both in action and in the heart.....then one of the most important parts - in whose name we pray in - in Jesus name!!

 I have never been so deeply touched by hearing this prayer prayed than the day my beautiful Nana went HOME to be with her Lord - we were gathered around the hospital bed as she went and as she took her final breath, my uncle who was standing at the end of the bed said that it was only fitting at this time,  that we say the Lord's prayer - the family joined hands and together we bowed our heads and we prayed that beautiful prayer.  I am sure that if my Nana hadn't already gone home, her heart would have burst with pride in the fact that even in her going, she was pointing the family to God!!

May our prayers always echo the Lord's prayer, that touches the very heart of God when it is prayed from our heart!

I am linking this card to the following Challenges:
Craftilicious - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Something Old/Something New - Stamp is old /border punch is new
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - Ink and Edge Distressing
 
For more inspiration make sure you visit each of the Design Team:


You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Stamp CompanyYou are invited to join us on our SNR Group where there is lots of fun and chatter (No surprises there I know! LOL)  There are also discounts and previews that are exclusive for the Group Members - come and join us!!

Thank you for your comments and all of the encouragement you leave me here, it is appreciated!!!  I love seeing that you have visited - it makes my day!  God bless you!
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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful beautiful Linda!!! I love the pretty color combo and so love the words of wisdom you shared on today's Scripture! That butterfly is one of my faves... gorgeous job!

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  2. This is gorgeous Linda!! I just love your pretty colors, paper and layout!1 So soft and beautiful! I loved reading your words on this post on how this prayer was influential in your life! Beautiful! Have a great Sunday!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  3. This is beautiful! Love the butterflies - and especially your sharing! You are an inspiration!

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  4. This is gorgeous Linda..I am loving this butterfly and you displayed it so beautifully. Wonderful gleaming from this verse..

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  5. Linda, your card is simply stunning! Those butterflies look like they are ready to fly off the page - so real!!! Thank you for your wonderful post - your words are so uplifting!

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  6. Lovely Linda creates a perfectly Lovely Card - with some incredible techniques to admire
    Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
    :) Kazan

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  7. I ADORE your card, Linda!! A beautiful blend of pattern and color! One of my favorites!! Marvelescent!!

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  8. Beautiful creation i just love the beautiful butterfly and gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at craftalicious for our challenge. luv gina xx

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  9. Aw that is so pretty!

    I love it, thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

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  10. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

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  11. This is beautiful Linda. Love the colors and desig and the script background is just perfect. What a special memory as well... your Nana is certainly rejoicing with our Saviour now!!

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  12. Oh Linda this is beautiful - and I loved your comments too. Love the colours on that butterfly!
    (I wanted to comment yesterday but there were internet issues at DD's)
    Blessings
    M

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  13. WOWZA Linda! A GORGEOUS creation and beautifully written post! Thanks for that! Thanks too for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge!

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