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Bonnie Gray is the author of Sweet Like Jasmine, Whispers of Rest, wife, and mom to two boys. An inspirational speaker featured by Relevant Magazine and Christianity Today, she’s guided thousands to detox stress and experience God’s love through soul care, encouragement, and prayer. She loves refreshing your soul at...

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  1. Bonnie,
    It is such a comfort to know that Jesus is interceding with prayers to the Father on my behalf – what an awesome gift as a believer. Also, the Holy Spirit interprets our groans that we can’t make into words and takes those to the Father as well. I can rest assured that when, like the poppies in the field, I open my petals and cast all my cares on Him, He hears, He sees, and He sees to it. What wonderful loving promises.
    Bev xx

  2. I know that I truly need to cast all my cares away. Like everyone, I am stressed/concerned about the long term impact of the pandemic. As a single momma, I am fearful of becoming ill and wondering who will care for my daughter.

    I pray that God is with the scientists as they work on treatments and vaccines and that he is wrapping us all in a blanket of protection.

  3. It’s reassuring to read that He hears us when we can’t find the words to pray. That’s been me for some weeks now. I already have Generalised Anxiety Disorder and depression, so the pandemic has made all of that so much worse. I just can’t pray at all, I’m so depressed and have been suicidal. Just feel completely lost. I’m in therapy, for past trauma. So much to cope with and I’m drowning. Please pray that I feel closer to Jesus as I am slipping away xx

    • God loves you. And you are needed here. I’m sorry you’ve been going through such a horrible time. Keep on fighting; keep on resting in God whenever you can.

      Hugs to you!

    • Gillian you sound like we could be twins ! I’m the same here ,going through trauma therapy is tough on the system and I know how hard it is to feel slipping away but I know Jesus is will us we will get through this and he hasn’t abandoned us he’s silently crying with us and holding us ,close your eyes and allow yourself to feel him near ,ask Jesus to show you little things each day like these poppies
      Thankyou @thebonniegray you never fail to speak to my heart ) ,little bits of beauty to remind you to walk one day at a time with sweet Jesus

      • Claire,
        I’m sorry you’re going through the same! It really is just exhausting all the time and I think I’ve just become too tired to set aside time, alone, to pray. My daughter’s boyfriend of 4 years has just ended the relationship and my poor girl is just devastated and lost. So I’m summoning up all my strength for her right now. It’s so hard, because she and her sister leave for university in 2 weeks. So I’ve just started to pray in short bursts today to get through. Pandemic, trauma therapy, anxiety disorder, breakups and an empty nest. Too much all at once!

        I hope you’re getting through ok and I do really appreciate you taking the time to share and reach out to me. I pray you are safe and well. Xx

  4. Thank you for such a beautiful reading Bonnie. It reminds me a song of Jesus love to us. It is ” Jesus love me this I know for the Bible tells me so”. It is so great to that in his word the Bible Jesus loves us and we can through his word the Bible know we are loved and we can stand on so many of his lovely Promises to help us get through what ever we are going through. Jesus will be there to help us get through them along with Prayer and us standing on his word the Bible. One promise I love so much is Philippians 4 verse 19 which says “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all of your needs from his glorious riches which have been given to us in Christ Jesus”. How true is that for us who are his Children. There are many more lovely Promises as well for us to stand on. If we study the Bible. Like the song “Jesus Loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so” So he does. Jesus love me so much and you he went to Calvary for us. John 3 verse 16 tell us that. “For God so Loved the World he gave his only son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life”. No greater love is this. So if we have problem we can take it Jesus. Xxx

  5. Dear Heavenly Father, Joining with Elizabeth in prayers for safely coming through the pandemic, and my prayer for Gillian is that You will make known to her that You are standing by her in her unspoken prayers, that You will not let her slip away from You, that You enfold her in Your loving arms and bring her peace. May You bless her abundantly in this time of trial, so she can know that You are the One True God who will be there for her, always. In Jesus’ Name.

  6. I love that visual of the poppies opening to the warmth of the sun, Bonnie. Might have to find a picture of poppies to remind me: with the petals of my heart open, I can cast my cares into the warmth of God’s loving arms and relax. I can open myself to His loving care and let His whispers of rest bring peace to my soul. Beautiful words and powerful truth. Thank you, Bonnie!