Monday, November 5, 2012

A card and a call to pray!

Hello friends! I hope you enjoyed your weekend and that your week is off to a wonderful start!  If you are in the US, I hope you have been praying for this vote tomorrow, and that above all, you will get out and vote!  If you are not in the US, I hope you will join us in prayer for the outcome of this vote as well... as I don't think ever before there has been a race so close, and with sooooo much at stake!  We know that God puts men and women in positions of leadership, and He takes them down, according to His unfathonable will.  We may differ on our viewpoint of who would be best for America, but ultimately, we need to be praying for whoever He allows to hold this office and for all our leaders that they will turn back to God and seek His face in all decisions they make!  I received an email this morning that listed Scriptures to use as the basis for our prayers, and I decided to share it with you here.  I hope you'll indulge me as I feel compelled to add this to my post today:

It is critical that Christians pray for the coming presidential election. The power of prayer can overcome any obstacle or ungodly influence and, indeed, do great things!

II Chronicles 7:14 - If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, will heal their land.

Acts 17:30 - Pray for repentance for yourself and for our nation.

Proverbs 16:13 - Pray that our nation will listen to the truth and not be led astray.

Psalm 125 - Pray that those who trust in the Lord will not be shaken.

Psalm 86:14-17 - Pray that the Lord would defeat those who have no regard for Him in this election.

II Kings 13:16 - Pray that the Lord would put His hands on the man of His choice for president (and his team) and guide them.

Daniel 2:20-22 - the Bible tells us that God sets up kings and God deposes kings. God is in control.

Luke 12:54-57 - Pray that God's man and our nation will be discerning and do what is right.

Psalm 16:7-8 - Pray that the Lord would give wise counsel and guidance to His choice for president in this campaign.

Proverbs 1:5-6 - Pray that God's man will listen with discernment, add to his knowledge, and receive wise counsel in this campaign. 
John 16:33 - Pray that the man of God's choice would be given wisdom and ability from the Lord to overcome any obstacle or difficulty during this campaign.

Philippians 4:13 - Pray that the Lord's choice for President will have special strength and unusual ability from God.

Psalm 18:32-36 - Pray that the Lord would arm the man of His choice with strength; would guide him in battle (this election); and would sustain him and give him victory.

Hebrews 11:32-34 - Pray that God's man could, through faith, persevere and maintain his courage throughout this election.

2 Corinthians 12:9 - Pray that the Lord would empower and enable his man in any area of weakness.

Habakkuk 1:5 and 3:2 - Pray that the Lord would do something that would utterly amaze us and give His servant victory. 
Thank you for praying!  May God be merciful to sinful America and forgive our land for all the ways we have turned our back on Him!  
Now for my card today....

I created this card with this month's release from Our Daily Bread designs, The Babe.  It's really a precious image, and although I feel very uncomfortable and unworthy to color any image of my Lord and Savior, I did attempt this one.  The image is stamped with Memento and colored with Copics, then highlighted with Spica glitter pen.   The embossing folder is Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes folder, and the Spellbinders used are: Labels 8, Grommet Tags, Petite Ovals Large.  The peeling paint wood dp is a scrap from my scrap box and I don't know the name.  The twine is from the jewelry dept. of Hobby Lobby.

I hope you've enjoyed my card today, and thanks for your prayers!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
 Word Art Wednesday- use their free word art or any Scripture or encouraging sentiment, Penny Black and More - no digis  Any Die will Do, Great Impressions -  Celebrating the Season, Card Makin' Mamas -  Anything goes, Cards by Lady Anne - Sentimental For Friday - Anything Goes, Christmas Stampin All Year Long- must be Christmas- Anything goes, Delicious Doodles -   Embossing, Crafty Catz -  Add texture    


Karen Letchworth said...

Grace: I fell SO in love with this sweet ODBD stamp set when I first saw it, and now...with your card, I'm even more smitten. I am asking Santa for this set! LOL
Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday and for sharing the talents God has given you. Have a blessed week, and thanks so much for blessing us with your art.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

marion said...

Such a gorgeous card, hugs, marion

kathi17 said...

Beautiful card Grace, and Amen to all those prayers.

It's just impossible to believe the way so many things are going in this country. I pray for my grandchildren every day that they remember what they learn in church, and have the strength to follow the word of God.

Heather said...

Beautiful card!! I love the rustic feel to it; so perfect for the rustic setting of the birth of Christ! Thank you for the reminder to pray for the country and for the next president, whomever he turns out to be. God is in control and the result will not catch Him by surprise. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

seamom said...

Your card is beautiful... AND your words of encouragement to vote, and postings from God's word will not fall on blind eyes. THANK YOU. I am printing them for my husband.

Jenny said...

This is lovely and a great tribute to our Savior! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

kiwimeskreations said...

Grace this is beautiful - you have really made the most of the beautiful stamp set by crafting this amazing card.

Marda said...

Thank you for posting the Words of God today.

Prayers are definitely needed for this country!

I wish I could post your post on facebook to reach people before they vote so that they may pray for help from God!

lorrayneingram said...

Well side Grace, thank you for taking time to post these scriptures. Thank you for willingness to encourage all to vote for a man who upholds scripture.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning card! And so are HIS words and thank you for your leading us in all of them...AMEN to them all and God help our country to be lead by you!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Amen to your post...may God Guide us in this future election and may people vote for the man who upholds His word!! Thanks for posting these scriptures...I have been meditating on these same scriptures all day.

Your card is perfect!! I just love your coloring of the image and your use of the gold paper and wood embossed brown accents it perfectly!!

scrappingnana said...

Your card is beautiful.
Yes, we deinitely need to pray for our nation and the election and for guidance in the voting.
Thanks for sharing the scriptures.

Mary Ann said...

Awesome card...Love the stamp...Have a Bless One...

PaperDaisies said...

Beautifully coloured image. Love the embossed panel. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Conniecrafter said...

Praying for tomorrow.... your card is so sweet, love the rustic feel and soft coloring!

Miranda said...


Anonymous said...

Love your message this morning. I still believe there are more good people than bad in this world and one of my prayers is that we will elect a moral man this time.

Jan D.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

brenda said...

I really like how you have used this beautiful image with the rustic feel with the embossing and peeled paint effect.

Thanks so much for joining our 'Any die we do' theme at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Debby said...

Thank you Miss Grace for the Word...prayer is needed now more than ever...thank you also for your standng in the light. Your card is beautiful as always, sweetie

carol said...

what a wonderful card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Berni Cuttino said...

Adorable, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne. We look forward to seeing you again.

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card and such a precious image.
Thank you for joining the Any Die Will Do challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Thanks for sharing your talent. Good luck with the challenge. Hugs Desíre {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Mary Marsh said...

such a beautiful christmas card Grace-loved your thoughts on the election and all the scriptures-Psalm 125 certainly ministered to me when I was reading through and especially with the outcome not being what I expected-our Lord is in control

Evelina Wikberg said...

Gorgeous card. LOVE that embossed back ground. FAB! Thanks for joining us over at CMM. Hugs Eva xx.

Angela said...

Grace, what a beautiful card! Love the sentiment and the scriptures you shared. Thank you for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!