Psalm 27:8 NKJV — When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.”
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for loving us so much that You died to bridge the gap between us created by our sin. Lord, You are faithful, true, just, right, holy, lovely, and kind. Thank You for Your goodness. Thank You for Your Word. It is true and in it is life. Lord Jesus, great is Your name and greatly to be praised. Lord, wipe away anything which would hinder our ability to seek You today. Lord, wash us clean from the stains of sin and our own flesh. Thank You for all Your wonderous works on our behalf. Lord, thank You for all You have done, are doing, and will do. Please help the helpless, provide for the needy, defend the fatherless and orphan, protect the innocent, thwart the enemy, return the prodigal, and save the lost. Lord, please fill our hearts with Your love, our minds with Your Word, and our mouths with Your praise! Thank You, Jesus. Amen.
I knew of some items on our schedule, which I wanted to pray for, but I didn’t expect our week to be what it was.
In the past seven days, our family has experienced some big things.
(Some of them I will share with you in a later post.)
It’s been a blessing to give extra time to prayer, because we’ve needed it!
My husband’s grandmother had a heart attack and at 93, we thought we were going to loss her.
I am praising the Lord for continuing to sustain her and she’s recovering.
Our truck was in the shop the entire week due to a part not coming in.
This really threw a wrench in our plans as my hubby took time off from work to get it down to the shop and spend time with his parents while in that area.
He did end up spending one night with them after all, but we had to call in a favor to get him back home.
God worked it out perfectly and we were thankful.
Our homeschool schedule has changed and Jase is finding it difficult.
I have peace that he will adjust and although it’s challenging, it will get easier with the passage of time.
Hubby was able to make some changes to our veggie garden and get the pea plant stakes up.
Jase planted the peas.
Once he turns over the soil, we will plant the beans and tomatoes.
I thank God every time I look out the bedroom window for how He’s blessed me with the back garden.
We had a furniture “moment” which we thought was going to equal days of work to sand off and start over.
But God stepped in and it turned out our expectations were off, the piece is turning out exactly as hoped, praise God!
Our friends had their baby!
We’ve been praying for this baby from the beginning.
His parents are thrilled and so are we.
We are so thankful for God’s gift and walking with them through this.
Children are such blessings, a heritage from the Lord.
A newborn baby is such a beautiful testimony of God, our Creator.
Our week has been such a testament to His faithfulness.
My heart can say with the Psalmist:
Psalm 139:13-14 NKJV — For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for all Your blessings and Your faithfulness. Lord, thank You for Your wonderous works are not one week or even one lifetime, but throughout all eternity! My mind can not even grasp that. Lord, You have again reaffirmed to me that no matter what is occurring or how things seem to be difficult or trying, You are God and I should place my trust in You and allow You to direct my steps. For great is Your faithfulness! I can’t always see it at the moment, but I know it is true. You see far more then I shall ever understand and I choose to trust You and Your Word. Thank You for this week. Lord, please continue to guide, direct, and teach me in Your ways and Your truth. Thank You. Amen.
Joel 3:10 KJV — Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
Nehemiah 8:10 NKJV — Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
Dear Lord Jesus, Thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You for Your Word. Lord, great is Your name and greatly to be praised. Lord, let the weak say they are strong, because Your joy is their strength. Lord, let the weak say they are strong because You are our refuge and strength. Lord, let the weak say they are strong, because through Your sacrifice we are saved. Only in You can we truly find strength. Only in Your Word can we understand what true strength is. Lord, You never intended one person to use their physical strength to their own advantage at the cost of others. You intend those who are strong to protect the weak, to provide for the helpless, to use the gift You’ve given to bring You glory, honor, and praise. Anything we can do is a gift from You. Lord, thank You for sustaining us each day. Thank You for Your wonderful works. Thank You for Your continuing love and care. Lord, let those who are called by Your name be faithful, people of integrity, devoted to You, and diligent in following after You. That they might use their strength to honor You and help others. That is why we need to be strong, because it is not easy to do right. Lord Jesus, You gave all to save us from our sins, please help us to daily give all unto You. Lord, please strengthen the weak. Give men and women who are called by Your name the strength to do what it right. Let them choose You. Help me to always choose You first. Lord, please help me to be strong in Your joy and in Your Word. Help me to fully trust in You and to be wholeheartedly devoted to You in all things. In my weakness, let it be known that You are strong. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.
Joshua 1:9 NKJV — “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Dear Lord Jesus, Thank You for these words to Joshua. Thank You for Your faithfulness to the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Lord, thank You for the stories of so many people, people we can learn from by reading about them in Your Word. Lord, today I humbly request Your provision. There is such great need all around. Lord, people need You and the knowledge of Your salvation. Lord Jesus, please continue to provide for each one’s needs. Help those who are walking in ways contrary to Your laws to realize it and repent. Lord, please release the captive, those in prison for their faith in You, those trapped by addiction, abuse, and lies. Lord, please shine Your Word into our hearts and minds and help us to clearly understand You and Your Word. Lord, please supply the needs, that each of us might look to You with thankful hearts daily. If there is anything which is standing in the way between us and You, please remove it. Lord, please purify us and remove the dross. Thank You for Your Word, Your faithfulness, and Your love. Lord, You are amazing and I praise Your holy name! Amen.
Ephesians 5:22 KJV — Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
1 Timothy 3:11 KJV — Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
1 Peter 3:1 KJV — Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You that there is so much in scripture to guide and direct those who are women. Lord, oftentimes we find it offensive, the words in scripture, but Lord, I know we can trust You with every part of our lives. Too frequent, it is not Your Word at fault but our misunderstanding of it or how to apply it. Lord, You are loving, merciful, gracious, kind, gentle, full of compassion and patience. Help each of us ladies, married or not, to follow You and to live unto You in all things. Help us to be sober, hardworking, thoughtful, caring, diligent, and looking for opportunities to bless those around us. Lord, keep us from the snares of the enemy, lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. Lord, help us to be godly examples to other young ladies. To exhort and encourage girls to be devoted to God and not focused on men. Lord, please help our speech to be honorable before You, clean, wholesome, uplifting, and full of praise. Lord, please help us to take prayer seriously. To be diligent in seeking Your face and Your Word for ourselves and others. Lord Jesus, please make us a generation of women known for our good works, our love of our families, and our devotion to You. Thank You Jesus! Amen.
LORD , who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; But he honoureth them that fear the LORD . He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. He that putteth not out his money to usury, Nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
Psalm 15:1-5 KJV
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Psalm 15. Lord Jesus, thank You for giving us such clear guidance in Your Word. Lord, I humbly stand before You on behalf of my husband and my sons. Lord, please teach them to be men of God, men who dwell with You. Lord, help them to choose righteousness and to speak the truth in their hearts. Lord, reveal anything which is there and is a lie. Uncover an tricks or false thinking which the enemy has ensnared them with. Lord Jesus, purify them, that they might seek You first, most, and best. Remove fear, anger, and anything which would lead them to be self-centered. Lord, guard their hearts from the ways of this world, protect them from the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. Lord Jesus, it is through attacks on our men the enemy breaks down our protection. Please place a hedge around them and give them strength, courage, understanding, integrity, and honor. Please let Your Word dwell in their hearts and minds. Thank You for each and every single one of them. Thank You for Your faithfulness and love. Thank You for creating each of us unique, gifted, and blessed to be one-of-a- kind, yet we need each other and we need You. Thank You for that! Amen.
Micah 6:8 NKJV — He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for making it clear what You want for us daily, to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with You. Lord, thank You, for Your Word is life! Please, teach me daily how to live righteously before You. That my words, my deeds, and my thoughts might align with Your Word and Your will. Lord, please guide our family, and help us to see Your truth and to obey it. To walk with integrity before You. Lord Jesus, thank You for providing for the needy, healing the sick, saving the lost, returning the prodigal, and protecting the innocent. Lord, in this world we will have trouble, but we know we can look to You and trust Your Word. You give us life. Thank You! You give us salvation. Thank You! You give us a home in heaven which we could never earn. Thank You! Lord, for those things we are walking and trusting You in today, please help us to never stop praising You! For You know what is best and our lives are safe in Your hands no matter the circumstances. I love You, Jesus. Thank You for first loving me! Amen.
Malachi 1:11 NKJV — For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; In every place incense shall be offered to My name, And a pure offering; For My name shall be great among the nations,” Says the LORD of hosts.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your love. Thank You for shining Your truth beyond one area of the world or one time. Thank You that You came to save the world from their sins. Thank You that we can offer the incense of praise and prayer to You all day, every day. Lord Jesus, please purify our hearts and minds that we might not sin against You. Lord, please help us to live unto You in all things, that those around us may know the truth of Your love and salvation. Lord, please open Your Word to us, help us to learn daily from it, that we might walk in Your ways, without adding or taking away from it. Lord, bring us a clear understanding of You, not filtered by our sin, not tainted by other’s, not twisted by the enemy. Please speak clearly to our hearts and minds, that we might walk in Your ways and be guided by You in all things. Lord, sometimes I struggle with fear, failure, and doubt. Sometimes I’m stubborn, bitter, and angry. Lord, in those times please help me to be obedient to Your truth. To walk in Your ways and to be self-controlled. Thank You for Your patience with me. Thank You so much for Your love. Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness, mercy, and grace. I love You, Jesus. Amen.
I wanted to write and let you know that for the next seven days, beginning tomorrow, I’m going to simply post my daily prayer and scripture.
Sunday I normally post this, but I feel the need to set aside a week.
Many things have been occurring in my life.
My health has been a bit more trying lately.
And in times of stretching, I find I need so much more time with the Lord.
So, instead of blogging, I’ll be praying.
I hope you will join me.
Also, please feel free to let me know of anything I can pray for you.
It’s a pleasure to lift others in prayer.
Ezekiel 22:30 KJV — And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for today. Thank You, that You want us to stand in the gap for others. To lift up our friends, family, neighbors, and even our enemies in prayer. Lord, thank You for speaking so clearly through Your Word. I do not understand everything, but I thank You for what I do understand and I praise You for what You have taught me. Lord Jesus, I am lifting up my husband today. Please be with him and help him. Lord, please provide for all he needs and shine through him to those around him. Help him be the man of God, You created him to be. Place a guard around him and keep him from the snares of the enemy. Lord, I lift up our children. Please speak with and guide each one. Let their hearts cling to You alone. Watch over them and help their Dad and I to encourage and be a godly example both of people who love You and of people who live one another. Lord, I lift up the sick, the hurting, the needy, the broken, the fatherless, the helpless, and the hopeless. Please, touch each where they are. Bring them closer to Yourself through their circumstances. Let them turn away from anything which would come between them and You. Thank You Jesus for Your faithfulness, mercy, grace, and love! You are incredible! I love You. Amen.
Why should a living man complain, A man for the punishment of his sins? Let us search out and examine our ways, And turn back to the Lord ; Let us lift our hearts and hands To God in heaven. Lamentations 3:39-41 NKJV
Dear Lord Jesus, Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for teaching me through it. Lord, please help me to be mindful that what I’m complaining about is probably the result of my own sin. Lord, thank You for opening my heart and mind to this. Please help me to follow these words, examine my ways and lift my heart and hands to You. Lord, please place a guard on my mouth, that I might not sin against You. Please keep me in Your borders, that my feet might not wander into the snares of the enemy or the folly of my sinful nature. Lord, thank You for walking with me daily. Thank You for Your truth and understanding. Lord Jesus, how great You are and greatly to be praised! Please heal the sick, return the prodigal, provide for the needy, purify Your church, stop the liar, thwart the wicked, and save the lost. Thank You. Amen.