Thank you for all of your blessings, all of your provision and of your grace and mercy that you’ve given me and my family in 2018. Lord we wouldn’t have made it without your hand on our lives and I’m just so grateful!
Father God in this new year, in this new season I pray that we would know more of you, that we would be bold and that we encounter a fresh anointing of your presence.
I pray that 2019 would be full of joy and peace not just for my family, but for everyone reading this. That this would be the year where we fully surrender and trust you in every moment of our lives and that hope would arise, that love would arise, that faith would grow deeper and stronger and that we would lean not on our own understanding but on every word that you spoke, wrote down and promised.
Thank you Lord for the miracles that are coming! Thank you Lord for the signs and wonders, for the restoration, for the reconciliation, thank you for the healing and favor, thank you for the new life that will come forth. Thank you Lord for all good and perfect gifts come from you and you will give it all to us! Thank you in advance for those things we are waiting for to come to pass. Thank you Lord for your continued goodness and for every answered prayer, in Jesus name Amen!
This morning as I was driving into work I found out who our next President Of The United States will be. Instead of being sad I thanked God for being in control of all things. I told Him I knew He wasn’t surprised by this outcome and I began to pray for Donald Trump. I prayed that He would have a heart transformation and that he would love his life accordingly. I prayed that he would be surrounded by a good counsel of people who know the Lord and have been discipled and who can speak and be heard by Mr. Trump. I prayed that the Lord would give him wisdom and revelation to do what needs to be done and I thanked God for the plan He has and for the continued protection that we have as His children.
I didn’t pray the whole way into work actually that prayer didn’t take more than ten minutes. I know the Lord heard me and hears my prayers and I know that it’s going to take a whole lot more people than just me to come into agreement for lives to be changed and so I encourage you all to say a prayer for President Elect Trump today and to remember to pray for him and all other government officials often. Let the peace that surpasses all understanding take over you, reach out and be intentional about loving each other and know that God’s got this under control!
In times of uncertainty as such, Jesus Christ is the only certainty we have. And for me that’s more than enough. Be blessed and remember His Love IS Real!
I feel like every time I want to post something upbeat and somewhat simplistic my mood dictates otherwise. How hard is it to blog about my 30 before 30 list? Apparently really hard… but hopefully I’ll make it and just schedule it to go out at the beginning of the year… I also want to do a resolution post for 2015 before the end of the year… but we’ll see… Right now my heart is heavy and I just want it to stop.
It’s not even just about my Kiwi Hannah either… It’s about Ty Sweeney and his family… (They are apart of our church family) He went into cardiac arrest on Christmas Eve and hasn’t made any signs of recovery, I’ve been praying ever since I found out. It’s about Rejoice Sanki and the other 219 other Nigerian school girls who are still not at home with their families. It’s about all the injustice and unrest between the black community and the police, It’s about friends feeling alone and like they don’t belong. It’s about praying for those who have lost loved ones this past year who may not be having the happiest of holidays, It’s everything and it’s so overwhelming! I feel like I’ve been praying for these issues non stop, several times a day and we’re all still believing for miracles concerning each one… It’s exhausting.
I don’t know what to do anymore. I feel like I’m going a bit crazy. I know that I haven’t taken on any false burdens (I know how that feels) this feels different, it’s deeper, and higher at the same time, and full of the Holy Spirit’s presence. I guess I’ve never had a burden to pray for this long before… and that’s why it’s so exhausting and overwhelming and making me feel a bit crazy… Writing it down has made it a bit lighter… I guess with clarity comes the alleviation of pressure and the continued responsibility to pray.
Today is the first Thursday in May… which is also the National Day of Prayer it’s a wonderful time where people all over the nation come together to pray for our nation and cities. The focus is on the seven major areas of influence in our country (in no particular order) Government, Media, Education, Business, Church, Family and Military. Usually I go into the importance of each one but instead I am just going to encourage you all to get up and pray… even if it’s just you praying through these seven areas in whatever way God leads you to pray. If you only have 15 minutes take 15 minutes if you’re city is having a corporate gathering find it and attend… and if it’s just you and a friend that’s fine too; just pray. I had the wonderful opportunity to start my day this morning with praying for these areas and then attending a corporate gathering in my city of Clarksville, TN and it was so refreshing to see everyone coming together to lift our city up! There wasn’t any egos involved and the focus was Jesus moving in our city! What better reason to unite?!
Be Blessed and pray.
The National Day of Prayer is coming up this Thursday May 2nd… it happens every year the first thursday in May to be exact and this year is no different. There are many different ways you can get involved to include day of prayer meetings around your town and even watching a simulcast. There are numerous ways to prepare for thursday some started last year, some started 50 days ago some started 21 days ago and some just start with preparing yourself with the points in order to effectively pray on Thursday.
I didn’t want to just write about The National Day of Prayer on Thursday instead I wanted to provide a couple of days notice so you all could gather the necessary information and participate even if it’s just going over the 7×7 prayers which are the 7 centers of power 7 days a week it sounds difficult but really can be done literally anywhere; in your car, while you’re in line, or right before you go to bed. I wrote about it in my prayer challenge a few months ago. For those of you who have no idea what the seven centers of power are, they are the most influential parts of our lives, military, government, education, business, media, church and family.
If you can even commit to pray through them now until the end of the week that would be a great start. Also check out the official website to find other great things you can look forward to on Thursday and how you can prepare for next years day of prayer now. I encourage you all to not let this day of prayer come and go without any action taken! Challenge yourself and pray…