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I Said a Prayer for You Today

I Said a Prayer for You Today

by Joan Y. Edwards

Listen to me reading this prayer.

I said a prayer for you today.
I know God heard it fine.

I prayed your fears disappear from view.
I prayed God’s love encompass you.
I prayed that peace be in your heart.
I prayed calm fill your day at start.

I said a prayer for you today.
I know God heard it fine.

I prayed you have the best of health.
I prayed you have abundant wealth.
I prayed love follow you near and far.
I prayed you realize the gift of God you are.

I said a prayer for you today.
I know God heard it fine.

I thanked God for sending you as my friend.
I prayed you know God loves you without end.

You saw the answer to my prayer.
I know you saw it fine.

You saw the beauty in the face of a child.
You saw the wonder of an animal in the wild.
You saw a mother protecting her young with her life.
You saw the unselfish husband providing for his wife.

You felt the answer to my prayer.
I know you felt it fine.

You felt God’s presence within you.
You felt God’s warmth in your heart and soul.
You felt God’s energy and power from above.
You felt confidence from God’s acceptance and love.

You tasted the answer to my prayer.
I know you tasted it fine.

You tasted the absence of hunger.
You tasted the hope of compassion.
You tasted the healing of forgiveness.
You tasted the guidance of wisdom.

You smelled the answer to my prayer.
I know you smelled it fine.

You smelled the scent of friendship.
You smelled the sweat of employment.
You smelled the leather of toughness.
You smelled the woods of safety.

You heard the answer to my prayer.
I know you heard it fine.

You heard the voice of the needy.
You heard the music of kindness.
You heard the cries of the lonely.
You heard the footsteps of courage.

You heard God whisper in your ear.
I know you heard him fine.
He said, “I love you, my dear child.
I’m glad that you are mine.”

Copyright © 2002-2011 Joan Y. Edwards


Thank you for reading my poem.  I hope you liked it. I started writing it in 2002 and finished it in April 2011.

During the Christmas holidays in 2012, Lucille P. Robinson sent me a beautiful turquoise prayer beret and scarf. Her ministry is so wonderful. She makes prayer shawls and gives them to the sick or those who need comforting. She also sends them to say “Thank you.” I know the people are healed and their burdens made lighter by the love that Lucille puts in the making of the shawls, berets, and scarfs.

She sent the beret and scarf to me to say “Thank You” for writing the poem and for writing my blog. Isn’t that sweet?

Thank you, Lucille for warming the hearts of God’s people. Thank you especially for warming my heart with the prayer beret and scarf you gave me.

Thank you, Lucille Perkins Robinson.


Celebrate You.
Never Give Up!

Joan Y. Edwards

Copyright © 2013 Joan Y. Edwards


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God’s Emergency Phone List

“God’s Emergency Phone Number List” 

Since you have such a busy schedule this month, below are some emergency numbers you might need in the upcoming days. Keep this list posted where you can access it if necessary!

When in sorrow….. Call John 14
When men fail you….. Call Psalm 27
When you have sinned….. Call Psalm 51
When you worry….. Call Matthew 6:19-34
When you are in danger….. Call Psalm 91
When God seems far away….. Call Psalm 139
When your faith needs stirring….. Call Hebrews 11
When you are lonely and fearful….. Call Psalm 23
When you grow bitter and critical….. Call I Corinthians 13
For Paul’s secret to happiness…… call Colossians 3:12-17
When you feel down and out….. Call Romans 8:31
When you want peace and rest….. Call Matthew 11:25-30
When the world seems bigger than God….. Call Psalm 90
When you want Christian assurance….. Call Romans 8:1-30
When you leave home for labor or travel….. Call Psalm 121
When your prayers grow narrow or selfish….. Call Psalm 67
When you want courage for a task….. Call Joshua 1
For how to get along with fellow men…..Call Romans 12
When you think of investments and returns….. Call Mark 10
If you are depressed….. Call Psalm 27
If your wallet is empty….. Call Psalm 37
If you are losing confidence in people…..Call I Corinthians 13
If people seem unkind….. Call John 15
If discouraged about your work…..Call Psalm 126

The “Good Book” has the answer to all our problems, if we take the time to look. Are you really familiar with its contents? If not, perhaps this telephone directory will be of great assistance. It’s worthy a try! What are you going to lose? A little time?

ALTERNATE NUMBERS I found in other sources:
If self pride/greatness takes hold.. Call Psalm 19
If you want to be fruitful.. Call John 15
For understanding of Christianity.. Call II Corinthians 5:15-19
For a great invention/opportunity.. Call Isaiah 55
For dealing with fear.. Call Psalm 347
For security.. Call Psalm 121:3
For assurance.. Call Mark 8:35
For reassurance.. Call Psalm 145:18


Emergency numbers may be dialed direct. No operator assistance is necessary. All lines to Heaven are open 24 hours a day!
Feed your FAITH, and DOUBT will starve to death! Pass it on and on!
If you’re feeling down, do something good for others. I don’t know who wrote this originally, but it was sent to my Mother, Ethel D. Meyer in a bulletin in 2000 from Armenia Christian Church in Kinston, N.C. The men and women of this church sent Mother the bulletins every month from 1995 until she died last year…for 14 years. They also sent her “Get Well” cards and “Thinking of You” cards every month, too. One year they sent Mother a big, beautiful poinsettia for Christmas. This was the church that Mother went to when she lived in Kinston. All the cards and notes were sent while she was living with me…226 miles. If you’d like to learn more about Armenia Christian Church and their wonderful ministries you can contact  them at

Armenia Christian Church
Kinston, NC 28501 US

I found a listing similar to the one Armenia Christian Church sent in 2000 at the following link:,,PTID34418_CHID207185_CIID443248,00.html

These same emergency numbers with links to the readings in the Bible can be found at and

Never Give Up

Joan Y. Edwards