Thursday, 24 January 2013

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #17 - Sweet Hour of Prayer

Hello again, my friends!
I'm back with my final Challenge page for the 2012 Hymn and Scripture Challenge! I have finally caught up for last year, but come Sunday I'll be a page behind for this year! lol That means you'll probably be seeing one or two more pages very soon, so I hope you enjoy them! For 2013 Patter is continuing with the Hymn and Scripture Challenge. I'm really happy about that! However, my 8 1/2 X 11 album is FULL, so I'm going to switch it up a bit and try 8 1/2 inch square pages. Okay, on to today's page!
Sweet Hour of Prayer is a beautiful hymn!  It's all about prayer, and most of you know that is something that I love to do! I typed out all the words to the hymn so that you can read them easily. If it's too small to read, just keep clicking on the picture until it's big enough. For those of you who don't have the time or inclination to read the words I'll summarize: prayer is a wonderful thing! It's our way of communicating with God, and it's so much more. Oh, just read the words of the song because it says so much so well! :o)
Please read the Scripture verse on my page too. Another Scripture I wanted to use but didn't have room for is found in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18:
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

Prayer is not just for asking God to do things for us, it is for praising Him and thanking Him for all His goodness to us! I could go on and on about prayer but I'll save some for the next time! lol Just remember that I pray for each one of you! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollection - Cardstock;
Donna Salazar Designs gcd Studios - Antiquities;
Clock face: Tim Holtz - Lost and Found Paper Stash,
Tim Holtz - Spinner;
MM Slice Design Card: Home Sweet Home;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Basic Gray;
Flowers: Prima - Tasha Frost;
Lace: Gift from Friday;
Decorative Pin: The Nickel Nook;
Bling: Prima - Say It In Pearls;
Pearl Trim - My Stash.

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Linked Up To:

(with Patter's wonderful devotional)

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Here's a beautiful and traditional version of the song by one of my Dad's favorites:


Cindy Haffner said...


Carole Robb Bisson said...

As I listen to GBS sing, (he was raised about 30 miles from my home), I marvel at your page. The delicate pinks are beautiful, it might be the prettiest page I have ever seen.
I want to say THANK YOU for sharing it with us today.
Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

Tracy said...

Awww Nance you really went out with a bang on this one. How gorgeous is this! The pink and gray work so well together and I love the clock images, bling, and flowers. I'm so blessed to be on your prayer list. :-) Hugs!

Jennifer said...

Nancy, this is just wonderful! I love the combo of time pieces you've combined and the lace and pearls are so pretty! I love this hymn, such a blessed time it is to spend with our Lord Jesus in prayer! Thank you for sharing this! I pray for you to!

Creations by Shirl said...

What a beautiful card Nancy.. love the touches of pinks so pretty with the hymn too..

Karen Letchworth said...

Sweet Hour of Prayer is such a beautiful song that has SO MUCH meaning to me personally and I thank you for this wonderful post and beautiful piece of art. Thanks for sharing in our challenge this week, and please come back soon to show us more of your awesome work.
God's blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Geri said...

Just beautiful, once again, Nancy! From the gorgeous embellishments to the lovely and peaceful colors! I love that you incorporated the clocks...such a sweet touch! Just lovely, my friend!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is fabulous! hugs Pops x

marjoleincreatief said...

beautiful colors you used. love it.

hugs marjolein

Jonia said...

Just beautiful and love hoe you showed each verse. So glad you caught up Nancy! Can't wait to see your 8x8 pages.

Christina said...

Wow!! Love your layout Nancy!! Prayer, scripture and girlie girl all in one! LOVE IT!!!!! God is good!!! I pray alllll the time, I have to, otherwise my life would be in ruins! Months can go by and all of a sudden I'll realize that a prayer has been answered!! TFS...
xoxo {hugs}

Kelly Neis said...

I bet your finished book is as beautiful as the Hymms and scriptures. What a great way of glorifying God.
Hugs Kelly

Robyn said...

Beautifully displayed. I can hear my sweet Great Grandma singing those works. Thanks for sharing. Yes, I believe I will look about working on Patter's challenge Triple the Scraps!

Susi said...

So beautiful! What a wonderful way to scrap the love of God. Truly wonderful Nancy. I wub it!

Susan M said...

Nancy ,this is SO BEAUTIFUL ,yes you certainly left the best til last ! [Until the next one ! ] Just love the delicate colours and all the beautiful embellishments.Love the clock face!
Looking forward to your 2013 pages !!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Helo my,what a great projekt. It is just wonderful! The lace and pearls are so pretty! What a beautiful way to scrap your love to God.

I wish you a nice evening and a wonderful weekend, hugs Andrea

Ira Huberts said...

What a beautiful way to use this beautiful prayer Nancy... There´s a real softness and gentility to your creation... Hugs, Ira

Sandy Hentzel said...

Love this Nancy! The soft colors are perfect and I am loving the clocks, it seems to be my image of choice lately too.

Tracey Sabella said...

What an amazing page!! One of my favorite hymns, too!! Love the DSD paper and you used it so beautifully here!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Way of Life said...

Hi Nancy,I lost your blog but I just found it.Your creations are so beautiful.I really like them a lot! Hugs Willie

Inkypinkydelights said...

Such a pretty design Nancy! I am loving your layout and choice of colours. Judy x

Marilyn said...

This is lovely Nancy! Love the pink and gray, the clock, flowers... all of it. It has a very calming vintage feel to it.

Diane said...

What a precious page. This takes me back to some precious moments with my grandmother as she lay dying several years ago. I sang it to her as I sat beside her in the hospital bed. She'd had a severe stroke, couldn't speak and was slowly slipping away. She'd played the hymn on her old pump organ years before when I was a little girl, and I'd sit next to her. It was so special to sing it to her again, and to know that the hours I spent praying for her were sweet indeed. Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing with us this week for our Word Art Wednesday challenge. We love having you share your inspirations there. Beautiful work!
Word Art Wednesday

Jolara said...

stunning ! HUgs joyce

leslieb said...

Oh WOW! This page is fantastic! I love your interpretation of the hymn with the images you have selected, and your flower grouping is stunning.

I had to chuckle because you brought an old adage to mind..."The hurrier I go the behinder I get". Seems to be my daily mantra anyway. You'll soon be caught up. Don't know how you manage to keep track with all the fabulous work you do have going on.

Love you - Leslie

Cindy Haffner said...


TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL LAY OUT NANCY!!!!!!! :) I LOVE this old hymn too! AND I have ALWAYS had trouble with the typewriter!!! Even in my High School typing class! I'M JUST NOT GOOD AT TYPING!!!!!!!!! (The computer helps ALOT! ) My mom used to type on an IBM typewriter at work & type so fast she'd jam the typewriter! AND accurate too! NOT ME! :)

~Tammy~ said...

Nancy this is a beautiful page! Beautiful hymn!

Beady Bom Bom Creations said...

Absolutely gorgeous! As I was reading your entry I had your video post playing....I must say I felt so calm. =)
Hugs, Elizabeth