RELIGION COLUMN: The power of prayer can helpBy Staff Reports Published 7:24pm Thursday, September 20, 2012
By Emily Agee
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore” (Psalm 121:1–8).
Thought for the week: The power of prayer
The power of prayer can do wondrous things; it can heal the sick, and peace of mind it brings; it can remove your doubts and ease your strife; it can lift your spirit and promise everlasting life. The power of prayer can save your soul; from the depths of sin, it can make you whole; from the shadow of death, strength you will receive; if only in the power of prayer you believe. The power of prayer is simple and plain; talk to God, whatever your pain; though many will scoff, do not despair; just trust in God and the power of prayer!
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Mrs. Nellie Cole in their time of bereavement. Arrangements will be announced later by Agee Funeral Home.
On our sick list this week, we ask you to remember in your prayers: Sam and Vivian Hicks, Rena Dickerson, Lee Anna Worthey, Harold Frazier, Latora Allison, Evelyn Austin and Robertha Lee. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.
-Emily Agee is a religion columnist for The Clanton Advertiser. Her column appears each Thursday.