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Sunday Stillness – Psalm 91 – LOVE

Sunday Stillness – Psalm 91 – LOVE



Continuing with the love theme for February. Psalm 91 is one that I am saying aloud and praying each day for the whole month. Do you LOVE the Lord?

In Junes 2008 I heard the Lord say to start a prayer blog. I said, “Who me? I am not gifted in praying.”

He replied, “I AM”.

So Under the Cover of Prayer was started because I love the Lord. There have been a few hiccups. Once I became fearful that I couldn’t write as well as my contributors and people would compare my feeble attempts to my more polished writers and those who knew more about prayer. So I stopped writing and just posted their words. One night God convicted me. Oh did I hear Him strongly. You can read about that incident at Under the Cover of Prayer in a post called Convicted at 2am.

But through all the ups and downs of learning to post and seeking contributors and guest bloggers, God has been faithful to send me posts to fill my queue. He always rescues me.

Drop over to Under the Cover of Prayer – seek His Face in a close communion through prayer.

God will rescue us if we call upon Him.

I will call upon the LORD, for he will answer me, give ear to me and hear my prayer (Psalm 17:6, NIV).


“Because he loves Me”, says the LORD, “I will rescue him” (Psalm 91:14, NIV).

God will rescue us if we call upon Him.


Today is #SundayStillness.

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I would appreciate if you would link only about God’s Word. If you have a linky party that’s okay if it is about the same thing. Please no sales or prizes. I want this to be friendly but I must ask you to abide by the rules. Others want to read God’s Word – and that is what I would like the links to be about. I must take down the links that don’t follow the rules. Thanks so much.


Please check out all the places I link to during the week. Thanks to everyone who has joined Sunday Stillness. I do try to get to your posts every week but I admit sometimes I don’t have the time.

Here are my favourite links for Sunday Stillness:

The Sunday Community

Still Saturday

 Sharing His Beauty

Missional Women – Faith Filled Fridays

Scripture and Snapshot


The Weekend Brew






How Do I Talk to God?

by Janis Cox

How Can I Talk to God

How Can I Talk to God

The past two weeks have been a little hectic – not stressful but certainly busier than normal. I even missed posting on Wednesday this week. Truthfully, did you notice?

I have been praying for many things lately. Here are three of them.

1.  What are God’s priorities? 

One of the most important requests that I have made concerned priorities.

The answer might surprise you. I believe God has told me that I still need to be encouraging others in their faith; that He wants me to work at learning more about Him through reading His Word and memorizing Scripture and I can aim to build a community but to take it slowly.

“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10, NLT).

But – and there was a big BUT this week in His answer and here it is. I don’t need to be obsessed with social media. We are told as writers that building a platform is the most important thing we can do. But I am told by God that feeding His lambs is more important. So even if I write something for one person I am following Him.

2. How can I get organized?

Another prayer was a prayer for organizing my writing and my painting. God answered that prayer with my daughter’s invitation to come and help me do that. And now I feel confident, relaxed and able to think straight. My room is now set up for writing and painting. I have stored excess stuff in another spot and I recycled a ton of paper.

“A wise woman builds her home” (Proverbs 14:1, NLT).

3.  How can I best organize my prayer life?

This answer is coming slowly. I have a prayer book which I update each week. That works well. But I am on 3 prayer teams as well. There lies the confusion. So I will be listening to Him this week to see how I can serve these teams to the best of my ability without getting bogged down.

“Well then, what shall I do? I will pray in the spirit, and I will also pray in words I understand. I will sing in the spirit, and I will also sing in words I understand” (1 Corinthians 14:15, NLT).

Talking to God about my concerns this week has opened doors to understanding myself and to seeing God at work in my life.

How are you doing in talking to God? 

Janis Cox

Janis Cox - Author and Illustrator

Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters. Janis has completed a children’s book called Tadeo Turtle. She is the author and watercolour illustrator. Word Alive has published Tadeo Turtle. See more information at Janis’s Website.