A Teacher’s Prayer

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Grace and majesty

Praise and adoration

Belong to THE LORD ALMIGHTY

In humbleness and sincerity

I come before Your Holy Throne

Hear my words as they fall onto this page

From my soul through my fingertips

Echoes of Your mercy are everywhere I look

A newborn babe takes his first breath

A toddler raises their hands during a worship song

A three year-old sings Jesus Loves Me

A four year-old begins to pray as the whole room grinds to a hault

Amazed by the prayer this child prays

A five year-old gets baptized

And a six year-old leads her siblings in prayer before bed

A mother stands with tears in her eyes

As she sees her children’s faith grow

I too, have seen these things occur in the hearts of children

And my heart grows ever more with compassion

To teach and reach these little ones

For if we have the faith of a child

We can move mountains

Consider this day how you will reach them

As for me I will continue to mentor, teach and pray

For these little ones for such is the Kingdom of Heaven

Take Delight


Take delight in the Lord’s presence this day. Linger in His presence till your heart overflows with praise and glory for His name. Though you may face difficult choices and circumstances know that The LORD is there to hear your every need. Seek him with all that you are for He desires to spend time with you. The Lord does hear you and when He answers You it may not be in the way that you expect. Sometimes, I cannot see His answers even when the answers are right in front of my face. Why? It is because I expect it one way and God does something else that is not expected. Take a look back over this past week and see how The Lord has answered your prayers. Last week the Lord gave me a verse to read and it was the following:

Deuteronomy 2:7 ESV

For the Lord your God has blessed you all the work of your hands. He knows your going through this great wilderness. These forty years The Lord Your God has been with you. You have lacked nothing.

One of the things that I pray for on a daily basis is that God would bless the work of my husband’s hands. Guess what The Lord used this verse to get my attention to the fact that He continues to provide me. He took me back in my mind through each year I have been married and that has been 12.5 years now showing me that HE has provided for me and I have lacked nothing. He has truly provided all that I need and yet I am not satisfied with the things I do have. Oh, Lord forgive me for not being content with what I have and not what I do not have. Help me to be thankful for what I do have. I think that we all have been there a time or two. When we continually ask God to provide for us in different circumstances and each time we seek a pay raise, a new and better job instead of being satisfied with what HE has given in the here and now.

For me, it was reminder for me to be grateful to the LORD for the things I do have and not to crave the things I do not have that I want. I had to ask the Lord to forgive me for being ungrateful for things that I do have. He has forgiven me.

EVERYTHING WE HAVE IN THIS LIFE IS BECAUSE THE LORD GAVE IT TO US IN THE FIRST PLACE! EVERYTHING WE EXPERIENCE IN THIS LIFE COMES THROUGH THE LORD’S HANDS FIRST.

Dear Father,

If this post speaks to anyone right now I ask that you would use it to glorify YOUR NAME and provision in other lives. Bless those that read this post and speak to them through it that their lives might be changed as a result of reading this. In Jesus Name Amen.

So, if this has been something that has touched your heart today. I ask that you comment on how it has spoken to you and what God is saying to you through it. I will trust the Lord to use this post for HIS glory.

Prayer Challenge 2015

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Here is the challenge to pray for the following everyday of the next year:

1. Peace for Jerusalem

2. Unity within the body of Christ. For The LORD’S presence to be manifested throughout the body of Christ. We would work together as THE LORD to accomplish all that HE desires for us to do in the coming year.

3. For the elected officials and governing official wherever you live. To receive direction from THE LORD in all they do. For salvation of our leaders across the earth.

4. For our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being persecuted around the world. We need to lift them up daily and not just on the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted Church.

5. For the pastors,elders,deacons, teachers within the body of Christ. Your local leaders as well as those around the world. For wisdom to lead us as well as protection from the advances of the enemy of our souls, the devil.

6. For families: spouses, parents and children that we would exhibit Christ in our homes as well as out in the world.

7. The lost, lonely, broken and confused in this world. For salvation, healing and freedom from the tyranny of the devil.

8. Ask the LORD to give you specific countries to pray for in the upcoming year in addition to the one you live in.

9. Pray for THE LORD’s presence to permeate the earth and bring salvation and healing to all those that call upon HIS NAME as well as every nation on the earth.

10. Pray specifically for the children to receive the gospel and participate in ways in accomplishing the great commission both locally and abroad.

October 26, 2014 Prayer/Praise

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God of glory

Here we come

Bowing before Your Throne of Judgement this day

Seeking forgiveness and mercy for each of our lives

God of glory

Here we come

Seeking the face of the Ancient of Days

Come, have Your way in us we pray

Weed out the sin in our hearts

So that we can turn to You

Realizing YOU are THE LORD and we are not

Take our hearts and mold us

Each according to the gifts and talents You have given us

May we continue to see Your hand of Providence

In our lives and across the world.

Amen!

Unfailing Love

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Christ’s unfailing love

He shed for me

On the cross of calvary

How could I ever think that He did not love me

And yet there were many times in my life

Where this was the case

However now I stand in His presence

In complete awe and wonder

Of Christ’s love for me

Praise HIM who was crucified

So that I would life in HIM

Praise HIM for HE is alive

And now I can live

In His presence His love flows free

So come drink of His love that sets the captives free.

Oppression FROM The enemy of our Souls

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For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world and against evil spirits in heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 New Living Translation

During this week I have struggled to find and receive physical rest at night. Sunday October 12 was the first night where I could not find rest. I would get taunting images of my past to try to make me be afraid. I prayed and read the WORD that night. The next morning I felt drained but did sleep a short time that day. I felt and still feel a huge heaviness in my spirit to the point that I can physically feel but God is faithful and I did not feel any fear what-so-ever but I continued to pray. The same thing happened to me on Tuesday night where I did not sleep and images continued to bombard my mind. I continued to pray. Wednesday morning I wake up at 6:00 am and I barely had a voice and my throat felt sore. I continued to feel a weight on me and around me. I found out later that day that my parents had been not sleeping as well and they also experienced the same thing I did as far as feeling a heavy weight. My grandmother experienced this last week and now we all were. I have continued to pray and give God the glory not only for myself but also for them. The last time I went through this was when a former Sunday School student died after playing the choking game and lost his life. His death struck me hard but I had images bombard me then and felt the same heaviness as I do now.

I am reminded of God showing the army of Angels to Elisha when he was going to battle. It is a battle we fight in prayer but the actual fight is God’s and we petition Him to move on our behalf and on the behalf of every living person here on earth.

The definition of OPPRESSION is as follows: noun

1. Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment

Synonyms include:

Persecution, subjection, maltreatment, abuse, tyranny and suppression.

While nothing was physically harming me, I felt it in my spirit. If this has been the case for you as well I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU DON’T SUCCUMB TO IT. Persevere, stand strong, and PRAY. PRAY for not only for your pastor, elders and deacons but pray for their whole household. They need and covet your prayers as much as they pray and minister to you.

Remember that God did not send Jesus to make us safe but to make us brave. It is through relying on the HOLY Spirit that one can be brave and live this life. Take courage for JESUS has overcome the world. HE IS IN CONTROL!! HALLELUJAH!!!

October 11, 2014 Prayer/Praise

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AS the chaos surrounds me

So does the unfailing love of My God

There is an emptiness

In my heart this day

I feel sadness pouring out me

Like a pitcher of water

Lord, replace the sadness with Your strength

Although I know strength is given through adversity

It is the only thing that sometimes gets me through a day

As I look back at what You have done in my life

I know that You won’t leave me in the condition that I am in

Help me, to see what You see

Help me, to change what You desire for me to change

I know that all things are possible with YOU

For You are the one who lights my way

Help me to sit still and hear Your voice today!

Amen!

In The Midst

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In the midst of the raging seas

You are the anchor that holds me secure

You are the God who gives life

You are the God of miracles

You are the God I love

In every sickness and disease

You are the God who heals and restores

Your Words are life to my soul

I praise You for I am fearfully and intricately

Made into Your image as I continue to pursue YOU

With all my heart, with all my mind and with all my strength

I want to be wholly devoted to you

So, take this heart of mine

And continue to mold me as You see fit.

Encouraging Declaration and Praise 10/3/2014

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In the light of The Lord

I will abide

In the light of The Lord

I will rejoice

For He is The Ancient of Days

He is The Alpha and Omega

He is The ONLY wise GOD

Who inhabits the praises of His people

Bless The Lord

Bless The Lord, Oh My soul

For in HIM I live

For in HIM I move

For in HIM I have my being

Yes, bless The Lord

For He is good and HIS faithfulness endures always

A thousand fiery darting arrows

May be aimed and fired at you

But THE LORD is the impenetrable fortress around you

And you will not fear them

For The LORD will fight for you

So, Rejoice all you people

All who are called by THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

FOR THROUGH HIM YOU HAVE THE VICTORY!

Keep Me Broken


This morning as the sun rays

Breaks apart the clouds

The Heavens open and bring forth its light

I ask dear Father in Heaven

That you keep my heart broken

Keep me always in need of Your grace

Your mercy, compassion and love

Never fails to bring me through each day

Strengthen and encourage me as I go through

Bring constant reminders of love and redemption in my life

May I never be too far from Your throne

For I know that You hear me

So, keep me broken in humble surrender to Your Will

I also ask this for all those that read this as well

Bring wholeness and healing

Where there is suffering and shame

Bring brokenness where there is pride

Bring joy where there is sadness

Bring hope where there is disappointment

Above all else bring life to all those that are in death

May this prayer be a reflection of a humble and broken heart

Who relies on You for all her sustenance today

In Jesus Mighty Name I pray, AMEN!

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