“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God…”
Acts 16:25a
They were singing. 
And they were in JAIL.
I find myself thinking if they can sing while in jail, then I can sing and praise Him when things aren’t going well for me.
Yesterday, during the message the pastor said, “St. Augustine said, He who sings, prays twice.”  Many times in my life, when I don’t know what to say.  When I don’t know how to pray…I sing. 
Sometimes it is a sad song and I am pouring my heart out to God.  Other times it is a happy song and I am praising God.
Either way, it is my PRAYER.
One of my new favorites, when I am struggling is this song by Laura Story. (you might want to scroll all the way to the bottom and pause the music playing on the blog.)

While the tears stream down my face, I am reminded that I can still thank Him for the disappointments.

For the trials. 

For the hard times. 

For the unexpected.

I continue counting my gifts…

664. feeling better.
665. extra day off work.
666. cars repaired.
667. BOC by Born shoes. So comfy.
668. restful weekend.
669. planning for the holidays.
670. jobs.
671. money to pay the bills.
672. answers to prayer.
673. things that don’t make sense.
674. being encouraged in my writing.
675. the Unexpected.

Have a wonderful day!  I am joining Michelle for Hear it on Sunday and with Ann for Multitude on Mondays.

Have a great day!


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