Hi! I’m Alyssa! I am a graduate from the University of South Alabama. I majored in communications with a concentration in public relations and a minor in marketing. I absolutely loved my department and the professors were wonderful. My likes are sunshines, America, country music, and Alpha Gamma Delta.
If I have learned nothing else, it’s that when life seems shaky that’s when I need to lean on God the most. So, I started these prayers. You can send your prayer requests to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pray with you too!
I started this blog to pray about “those I’ve loved alone the way.” I wanted to pray about the girl I used to be. “She used to tie her hair up in ribbons and bows.” I wanted to pray about the woman I was becoming. I want to sing about big dreams and “wide open spaces.” My prayers are meant to be an open outward reflection of how God’s “amazing grace” changes us. I pray because where I am weak, He is strong. I pray because “I am changed.”
I pray with songs, movies, books, bible verses, quotes, life experience, and anything else I find that inspires me. Philip Vancey said: “To pray is to walk in the full light of God, and to say simply, without holding back, I am human and You are God.” I have been so blessed and I just want to share a little bit of what I’ve learned along the way. C.S. Lewis said: “Don’t shine so others can see you. Shine so that through you others can see Him.” That’s all I’m trying to do with my prayers. “I’m just a small town girl. And that’s all I’ll ever be. I’m just a small town girl. Hey, that’s alright with me.”