With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: With a Grateful Prayer...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

With a Grateful Prayer...

...and a Thankful Heart. Yes, that is the name of my blog and it is also how we are feeling as an answer to a long awaited prayer has come. We are most grateful and thankful to the One whose promises never fail.
God... acts on behalf of those who wait for him
Isaiah 64:4

I so resonate with this song by Tenth Avenue North. I have had many moments with the same plea as we waited.
Even when it didn't feel like it, He continued to

Hold My Heart



"There are times when things look very dark to me -- so dark that I have to wait even for hope. A long-deferred fulfillment carries its own pain, but to wait for hope, to see no glimmer of a prospect & yet refuse to despair; to have nothing but night before the casement & yet to keep the casement open for possible stars; to have a vacant place in my heart & yet to allow that place to be filled by no inferior presence -- that is the grandest patience in the universe.
George Matheson
March 27, 1842 - August 28, 1906
Joining Mary @Little Red House for Mosaic Monday!
(The pretty hydrangea in the mosaic above was a Valentine's Day gift from my husband)

22 comments:

Mildred said...

Praise God for answered prayer. You remain in my heart and prayers. Thank you for sharing the beautiful hydrangea in the mosaic - that is so pretty!

crochet lady said...

Thanks be to Him who hears the desires of our hearts.

The Watts Family said...

Wonderful God is faithful indeed ~I enjoy Tenth Avenue North also they have wonderful lyrics to their songs!! May you continue to live in the abundance of Gods faithfulness and answered prayers ~Blessings Love Heather

marie said...

"Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom" (Psalm 145:3).

Praising Him with you!!

Your hydrangea mosaic is beautiful!

Sandi said...

That hydrangea mosiac is just gorgeous!! I am also thanking God with you for answered prayer!
Hugs~

Susan Wicker said...

Dear ldh, SO HAPPY your prayer was answered. "All good things come to those who wait." Praise Him! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Tara said...

Hallelujah for answered prayers. Beautiful photo.
I love Tenth Avenue North. So thankful for annointed music.
Hugs,
Tara

kim said...

Great mosaic. I love hydrangeas. My daughter used pink ones for her wedding flowers in place of poppies that weren't in season.

shirley said...

Beautiful Hydrangeas and so glad to hear about answered prayers.

Julie Harward said...

Hi there...I love your blog, I think we have lots in common. I will follow and am adding you to my blog list. Come say hi when you can :D

Stine in Ontario said...

Lovely hydrangeas. How wondrous that your prayers have been answered.

eileeninmd said...

I am happy and thankful your prayers were answered. Lovely hydrangeas, a very pretty color.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

I can't tell you how blessed I am by your post I know what it is like to have long awaited prayers answered. God is always on time, and He has never failed me.

Your mosaic is beautiful, I can't seem to get them right.

Thank you for sharing of your first date on my blog, i have so enjoyed reading about everyones first date.
And I do love the title of your blog.
Hope your week is filled with many more blessings,
Sue

Joy said...

That verse is wonderful... I must write it down and underline it in my Bible. Thanks be to God.

Lisa said...

This is a beautiful post. It is sometimes hard to understand that God is often in the delay.

Laurie said...

It is remarkable to me not that God answers prayers but how He answers them, in His perfect timing and His perfect love. Thank you for reminding us of just how much He loves us and will answer our prayers on our behalf.
In joy,
Laurie

Ann said...

The hydrangeas are beautiful and so is the post. Though the wait is sometimes long and hard, our prayers are always answered.

32˙North said...

Good news of answered prayers.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Rejoicing with you for your answer to prayer! I love that song! I've never heard it before. I'm going to share it with a friend of mine who is struggling.

Love those hydrangeas!!! Growing up we had so many of these plants at our house in Queens. They would bloom with so many beautiful colors. I've always loved this flower.

Enjoy your day!

Suzy said...

Beautiful hydrangea! I'm glad you've got a answer to your prayer as well :-)

Mary said...

Beautiful! So glad your prayers have been answered. Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

Carol said...

Lovely!
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