• The Power of Prayer
    Beliefs

    The Power of Prayer

    I’ve talked about prayer before but I feel it bears repeating. I don’t think we, as Christians, truly understand the power of prayer. Prayer is how we communicate with God. It is a conversation, just as you might sit and talk to your husband or your mom or a friend. Even Jesus prayed to God by going off on His own and spending a quiet time with Him. For me, personally, I find that I need to write out my prayers that way I can focus my thoughts and not be easily distracted. I have a document on my computer and every morning I write my prayers to the Lord,…

  • Beliefs,  Love

    A Few Thoughts

    I know I already posted today and this post won’t be long, I just wanted to share some thoughts and things I learned just this morning while I was volunteering. Justin and I have been praying for a very long time for God to bless our finances. We need a financial miracle, to be perfectly honest, and we’ve been praying for 9 months and don’t really seem to have had any answers. I was beginning to think that maybe God wasn’t listening to my prayers anymore. But then, just today, He reminded me that He is still listening and He is always faithful. It was a small thing, but it…

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    Sunday’s Prayer: Open Doors

    Heavenly Father, We know that Your will, Your plan, and Your timing are perfect. As Your children, we ask that You will open the right doors in our lives so that we know which path You want us to take. Close doors we shouldn’t go through, and leave only one open – the one You want us to enter. Help us to see these doors, to have an open mind not clouded by personal wants and desires or fear, and to be obedient to You in all things. We love You, Abba! In Jesus’ powerful and faithful name, we pray. Amen Please Share:

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    Monday’s Encouragement: God Hears You

    We all wonder, sometimes, if God is actually listening to our prayers. Maybe we’ve been in a trial for a long time. Maybe we’ve been sick or barren or single or without a job or our financial situation is grim – and nothing is changing. Human nature is for us to wonder if God is hearing our prayers at all. And then, sometimes we even wonder if God is real or if we’re believing a lie. We all have times like this, especially when life gets really hard. Today I want to encourage you (and myself) that God always hears us. Throughout His Word, He shows that He hears the…

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    Sunday’s Prayer: Our Nation

    Lord God, I pray for our nation today. I pray that the people in our nation will turn back to You, that we will be a nation of Christ-followers. I pray that You will make us strong and mighty and that You will use us for Your glory. I pray that You will place the right people in power across the nation and that You will use those who are in power for Your plan and purpose. I pray that You will forgive us for our sins and make us righteous in Your sight. I pray too that we will always side with Your people, Israel, and never turn against…

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    Sunday’s Prayer: Our Mouths

    Today I am going to pray over our mouths because what we say is so very important. It is all throughout God’s Word that what we speak will come to be – we create reality and especially our own lives, whether good or evil, through what we say. Holy Father, I pray that You will place a guard over our mouths today. Help us to guard our tongues and be very, very careful of what we say. If we shouldn’t say something, please close our mouths and make it impossible for us to speak. I pray that every word that comes from our lips is full of wisdom and righteousness,…

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    Sunday’s Prayer: For Peace

    Today is my 30th birthday! Yay! We all have fears, stress, worries, and anxieties that try to take over our lives and we all need peace. God says that He will give us His peace that surpasses all understanding. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27) “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with…

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    Sunday’s Prayer: For Children

    Although I don’t have children of my own yet, though I will in God’s timing, I have plenty of friends and family members with kids and wanted to write out a prayer for them. This prayer is for children of any age. Father God, I pray that You will surround our children with Your protection. Keep them from the dangers of this dark world and surround them with Your angels. I pray also that You will surround them with Your favor. Cause them to prosper and succeed at whatever they do and to have favor with God and man as Jesus did. Finally, I pray that You will bless them…

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    Sunday’s Prayer: For Marriage

    Every Sunday I am going to write a prayer for specific areas of our lives. Today’s is for those of us who are married and it’s from a wife’s perspective, but if you happen to be a husband you can just replace certain words in your mind! Dear Lord, I lift up my marriage to You today. I give You my husband and our relationship together. Make me into the godly wife You designed for me to be. Help me to see my husband through Your eyes of love. Help me to trust in You, to be obedient to You, and to follow You in all things. Help me submit…

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    Hearing from God

    I’m going to take a break from my series on sin because God has been speaking to my heart and gave me some things He wants me to talk about on my blog for the week. Today’s topic: Hearing from God. In my quiet time this week I heard the Lord say to my heart that He wants to speak to all His children, but that many of us just aren’t listening. Maybe we don’t take the time to really sit down and have a daily quiet time with Him, or when we do have a quiet time we’re focused on speaking to Him ourselves (prayer) but we don’t just…