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The Prayer of Perception


I love hearing people who normally never talk about God or religion suddenly say we all need to pray right now about this virus. How refreshing! How different from times when everything seems like smooth sailing, and people put awareness of God a bit on the shelf. But when there is an emergency, millions still turn to a divine source outside of themselves for comfort and guidance.

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31 Responses to The Prayer of Perception

  1. Bonnie Phemister March 18, 2020 at 10:59 am #

    Thanks again for the right message at the right time.

    • Faye March 20, 2020 at 10:35 am #

      This reminded me of BSF we I was younger It is such a help for me in getting to know the scripture understanding the word more closely Bring Christ closer to me . IT IS ALL SO WONDERFUL THANK U SO MUCH

  2. Lona ingwerson March 18, 2020 at 11:00 am #

    So good…I hope you send it to the periodicals.

    • Lily March 19, 2020 at 11:10 am #

      Yes! Agreed.

  3. Sandi March 18, 2020 at 11:11 am #

    Thank you, so insightful and practical.

  4. Barbara Nichols March 18, 2020 at 11:21 am #

    Dear Madelon,
    This is a wonderful expression of God’s presence no matter what the picture looks like in the world right now. You mentioned two things that came to me: 1) mirages- how they appear real but aren’t and 2) God’s phone number in Isaiah 65:24 which gives comfort to know God will answer that call. I’m grateful for all the videos you are doing. Thank you so very much.

  5. Douglas Eastman March 18, 2020 at 11:21 am #

    Thank you Madelon! Talk about human/divine coincidence—this vlog came as I was/am still standing in line at Costco, NOT to get TP, bleach, paper towels or water but hickory smoked bacon! Others within a 6’ earshot got to hear this.

    BTW do you know the old southern hymn Open Mine Eyes That I May See? Really fits with your message.

    I awakened this morning hearing an old Southern Baptist hymn called In Times Like These. What an inspiration! The lyrics are available online. I emailed Glenda to request that she play this hymn tonight and she just replied in the affirmative.

    Many thanks!

  6. KARENLEE MANNERINO March 18, 2020 at 11:41 am #

    Thanks Madelon! Knowing we are loved, protected and cared for, removes fear!

  7. Susan Krevitt March 18, 2020 at 11:43 am #

    My spiritual sense tells me you and your podcast are angels, uplifting world belief with hope and logical (!) messages from God! Thank you, Madelon😊💕

  8. Shelley Reed March 18, 2020 at 12:23 pm #

    Thank you for this wonderful message of God’s constant presence and protection

  9. Jackie March 18, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

    I have been working on “what we see.” This is very helpful, Madelon. I am so glad you said that the world is hearing our prayers. Thank you.

  10. Dennis vitarelli March 18, 2020 at 12:47 pm #

    Thank you for a positive line of thinking to brighten our day and help us through this time of unfamiliar situations.

  11. Louise March 18, 2020 at 1:07 pm #

    Thanks for the vlog to help us through this shelter-in-place. Listened to it all and will replay too.

  12. Scheila March 18, 2020 at 1:52 pm #

    Thank you!

  13. Margaret Harrison March 18, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

    Thank you for this message. It is a great help.

  14. Pamela Scott March 18, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

    Thank you so much Madelon. What you shared in this Volg reminded me of a solo I sang years ago when I was a soloist. The title of the solo is “Right where I am” and the first verse says “Turning to God in prayer, I find good everywhere. I see God’s loving care, right where I am.” And that is what Elisha saw right where he was. He saw God’s loving care and that is what we need to see, right now, right here.

    And I agree with what Lona said, hope you send this to the periodicals.

  15. Sue Clark March 18, 2020 at 3:29 pm #

    Thank you for taking the time to do this second vlog. These are great ideas and I appreciate your comments.
    Blessings to you. Sue

  16. grace March 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm #

    Just amazing work, Madelon! Blessings to all!

  17. Bill Foresman March 18, 2020 at 3:33 pm #

    Hello, friend. Good piece. As I said before, it’s very nice to see and hear you through this manner. Love you.

  18. Liz March 18, 2020 at 5:15 pm #

    I loved the idea of prayer of perception. The vlogs have been so helpful. Thank you!

  19. Karen B. March 18, 2020 at 5:22 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story. We all need to turn to God and feel his ever-present Love and guidance.

  20. Nesit March 18, 2020 at 5:32 pm #

    Thank you so very much! Great ideas and references not only for myself but to freely share with others.

  21. Carol Rounds March 18, 2020 at 6:14 pm #

    Thank you. I loved this inspiring vlog.

  22. Cheryl Weese March 18, 2020 at 8:38 pm #

    Madelon. I really enjoyed seeing what you see. I am a servant! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Laurel Johnson March 18, 2020 at 11:13 pm #

    This was just what I needed to hear today. I am about to go to sleep for the night and can ponder on your story about Elisha and his servant and how we need to see what God sees today, right now.

  24. Marion Harding March 18, 2020 at 11:35 pm #

    Thank you so much Madeline. That is very appropriate and helpful.

  25. mary e bistline March 19, 2020 at 7:37 am #

    Thank you! This one of my favorite Bible stories!
    I really needed to listen to it at this time!

    Be still and (know) that I am God! A lot of chatter going
    on, need to be still and know God’s love touches all!

  26. Arline Collins March 19, 2020 at 1:09 pm #

    So great to see and hear you especially at this disconcerting time. I loved the idea that the army doesn’t need to be a real human army surrounding us, but a “virus” army and that through that “prayer of perception” that Elisha exemplified, we too can really “see” the truth that surrounds us. We are spiritual and not material. We can change “things into thoughts” especially when we are given the gift of “seclusion” to study and ponder God’s laws.

    Thank you for this vlog.

  27. Tawny Cleveland March 25, 2020 at 12:50 pm #

    Oh Madelon, what a treat to carve out time to sit with you and your vlog today as Gary and I pray for ourselves, our church, our nation, and our world. Prayer of Perception is a wonderful description of what Elisha was asking and will inspire our prayers. Thank you for taking the time to share your inspiriation.

  28. Gordon Wlliamson March 30, 2020 at 9:04 am #

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