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Struggling?


Father, we face struggles each day. Some of our struggles are great and some are small. I come to You now on behalf of all who are struggling right now. I pray Your peace be within them, Your mercy upon them, and Your favor over them. In Jesus name I pray, Amen 

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Special Needs Parent Prayer

Father, it’s hard being a special needs parent. It is so stressful to Fight the system tooth and nail for just a little help for the children we stand for. There are many nights that I have cried myself to sleep with worry and pain for my son. I know that I am not alone in this. I pray You reach out and touch the parents and care givers that are fighting this fight. Let them know that they are not alone. Give them strength to go on even when they feel like they cannot. Give them Your peace. Let Your love and presence pour over them and soothe them. Bless them. In Jesus name I pray, Amen

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Siblings

I have 2 siblings. I have an older brother whom I talk to occasionally. I love him dearly and I couldn’t help but think of him when I saw this prayer. 

I have a younger sister who has a different mom than me. She is beautiful and although we don’t speak, I will never stop loving and praying for her and her family. 

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Prayer

Father, I pray your blessings, grace, mercy, and favor rain down upon each and every soul in this nation. I pray that hearts are softened towards You and minds are opened and strengthened according to YOUR WILL. Let the peace that surpasses all understanding blanket Your people! In Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

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Keeping on, keeping on

2015 has been steeped in grief and its not even December. In February my mom passed, May brought the passing of my 47 day old nephew, June brought the passing of my father in law, and August brought the passing of my dad. I have been struggling with depression, having had so much hit us has taken a toll on us. I am doing my best to focus on God.

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Father, I need strength to hold on to you. You are able. I do not understand but sometimes we do not have to understand the parts of your will that are happening, we just have to trust you and do what you guide us to do. I trust you, I love you. Lead me and guide me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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How Great

1 John 3:1  See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

 

Great is uses to describe the manner/quality of the love he is lavishing/bestowing upon us. To grant/supply such a magnitude of love! See it! See what great love! This love he gives us, no he lavishes us with it, that we are called children of God! He called and invited us to be his children! And we are.

The magnitude of such love that he gives, I am overjoyed. The sheer magnitude fills the heart and bounds happily over its borders, covering everything else. Fall into the great love the Father has lavished on you, it’s yours and mine.

Precious Father, I thank you for such a magnificent gift, the gift of your love. Thank you for bestowing it upon me and for letting me be your child. I pray that those who read this will feel the sheer magnitude of love that you lavish on your children. Let it fill up their hearts so full that it overflows and is visible outward in their actions and words. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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A Prayer For the Day

Abba, Be with me and my family. They tell me it’s normal, my grieving process. Everything I am feeling is normal….I haven’t felt normal, I do more now than before though. I went numb for a bit, autopilot kicked in. Still doing some paperwork. It’s hard to grieve her when I am constantly handing in her death certificate and talking about her assets. Please be with me as her birthday and mother’s day are 5 days apart this year. Thank you for holding me up and carrying me. Thank you for giving me a husband and family and friends who have been with me through it all. Thank you for the peace you left with me in knowing she went to you softly and not in pain. Thank you for sending angels to stand round her bed, and thank you for her words to let me know that they were there. In Jesus most Holy name I pray, Amen.

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The Faith We Need to Have

Matthew 9:22 – 22 Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart,(A) daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.”(B) And the woman was healed at that moment

I love this verse (I say that a lot lol.). This woman knew that if she could just touch the hem of Jesus’ garment that she would be healed. Wow, the faith she had in that. Can you imagine a sick woman with one determination to touch the hem of someone’s garment? I can see it in my head, her focus on his garment as she tuned out everything else around her.

I wanna be that single-minded in my faith. Faithfully and joyfully following the Lord. I strive to have faith in all times, but I find sometimes I get down in spirit and mind. This verse reminds me to not be down, but be of courage and have faith. The more I feel down the deeper I need to dive into God’s word and pray and meditate.

Psalm 84:11 –  For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

I have faith because He will not withhold good things from those who walk uprightly. I am not perfect, but I love the Lord with all my heart and I strive daily to walk more uprightly than the day before. God has truly blessed me, he continues to bless me. All He asks is that I have faith in Him, lean on His understanding, and follow His commandments. 

Heavenly Father, I come before you this day uplifted by Your word. I love you, I thank you for the multitude of blessings you have bestowed upon my family. I devote myself to loving and following you faithfully, to having faith like the woman in Matthew 9:22. I pray for renewed strength and faith for your children this day, no matter where they are in their walk with you. Pour your spirit over them in a renewing of their whole being. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.