From Tennyson’s Idylls of the King, King Arthur, on his deathbed voices to his friend some profound thoughts on prayer;

” Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice
Rise like a fountain for me night and day.
For what are men better than sheep or goats
That nourish a blind life within the brain,
If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer
Both for themselves and those who call them friend?
For so the whole round earth is every way
Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.”

I thought this passage was a good one paired with this quote…

I Timothy 2:1-8 (ESV)

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions,that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. I desire then that in every place that men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;”


  1. Hey Steve,
    I don’t know how it happened but I ended up with a new presentation. I was checking all the blog styles out and clicked on this one and it became mine. I like it better. So all is good. 🙂

  2. Hey, girl, it’s like you’re in blog superdrive! I love your blog, and I love your thoughts, and I love the new look. Keep up the good work!

  3. I like it better too…You change it very simply by clicking on a theme in that blog styles section, change to anyone of them simply by clicking, but again, this is a good one. Good job with the categories and I see you have added to your blogroll, and I love the “to honor and encourage”

    You rock!

  4. Lana,
    I love the new look, too. I’ll be rereading your Tamar installment two later this morning.

    I’m so glad you found me and commented. I’d love to be on that path (in my new header) with you walking across that bridge and beyond! Miss our Saturday walks!

    I do like this one better. Thanks for all your encouragement. I just have to learn how to post pictures now.

    love, Ellen

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