Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ten Things to Pray for…..

Your Husband

10 Things to Pray for Your Husband

  1. Grant him more than enough income to provide for your family.
  2. Give him success in all that he puts his hands to.
  3. Recharge him at home more than at work or play.
  4. Help him develop friendships with other men that would encourage, validate, bless, and focus him on who God says he is.
  5. May he will see you as his helpmate and may you be his best friend, supporter, and lover (Proverbs 5:18-19).
  6. Make your image the model of beauty for him. (This is a concept I got from Gary Thomas’ book, Sacred Marriage)
  7. Help him to know that you believe in him, trust his decisions for the family, and are proud of what he is able to accomplish at work.
  8. May both of you take every opportunity to bless each other and allow the Holy Spirit to be the one to convict of sin.
  9. Allow him to truly enjoy time with Jesus and look to Him for direction and life to give to the family.
  10. Open his eyes to God’s plan for his life. May the plan he was created for and would stir up energy and passion in him.
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10 Things to Pray for Your Wife

  1. Make her of noble character (v. 10).
  2. Bless the work of her hands (v. 12-14).
    • Help me to always show my confidence in her (v. 11).
  3. Give her compassion for the poor and needy (v. 20).
  4. Lead her into what is best for the children (v. 21).
  5. Help her love me, even when I don’t deserve it, to encourage greatness in me (v. 23).
  6. Give her confidence in You, O Lord (v. 25).
  7. Let the words of her mouth be wisdom directly from You (v. 26).
    • May the children and I never cease to praise her (v. 28).
  8. Put in her a healthy fear of You (v. 30) and may she experience the joy of the Lord.
  9. May the work she does give You honor and give her joy (v. 31).
  10. May others see Your beauty reflected in her (v. 31).

1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you; 2 May He send you help from the sanctuary, And strengthen you out of Zion; 3 May He remember all your offerings, And accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah 4 May He grant you according to your heart's desire, And fulfill all your purpose.5 We will rejoice in your salvation, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions. 6 Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand. 7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. 8 They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stand upright. 9 Save, Lord! May the King answer us when we call.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Prayer before the last day of the year!

Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

If you are on a social network, look for prayer groups that you can participate in.  God requires and is glad when you come before him in prayer.  This is a special time where you can come to Him, in praise  to Him, in thanks to Him for his kindnesses to you, and to make your requests known to Him.  The Bible says  you have not because you ask not!  But you just can't come to God asking, without your sacrifice of praise to Him.  He cannot hear you unless you're of a contrite (feeling or expressing remorse or penitence; affected by guilt) heart.  

They say Matthew 6 is the model prayer.  This is one of the many prayers that we may model.

Our Father, who art in Heaven.

Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done
in/on earth, as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and 
forgive us our debts as we forgive those who have 
debts against us.
Lead us NOT into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
forever and ever Amen!

Get up early and give thanks for your life, your very breath, your limbs

your voice, the ability to walk, see and hear.
Get up early and go to God in prayer.  Intercede for your family,
your friends, your enemies.  Pray for those who despitely use you.
Only God can and will, because of His promises, deliver you.
He's waiting to take your hand in His to comfort you!  TRUST HIM!

Glory to God

24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
25 To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.

If God treated us the way we treat Him...

Dearly beloved,
Look at all the time that has gone by and I have not updated my page.  My mind is filled with clutter, as is everything in my life!!  I can't focus, even though I do study the Bible, even though I do think of God all the time!  My prayer today is that my mind will calm down and I can dedicate time to carefully and strategically record what I ask God for, what I thank God for, what I do for God on a daily basis.  I will be studying Bible characters in 2014, along with the continue study of the book, Bible Readings for the Home Circle with my friend from South Carolina, Evelyn.  So my prayer is that I will be able to document everything I do daily, which I really have NO excuse.  I'm on this blasted computer every day, all day.
Here's the first character for the year:

Introducing Joshua

Can we count on God to keep his promises?
Thousands of years ago God promised Abraham, "I will make you into a great nation" (Ge 12:2). "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates" (Ge 15:18). These same promises were renewed with each generation of Abraham's descendants, but hundreds of years passed and his children still had no land to call their own. Even worse, they lived as slaves for four hundred years and wandered in the desert forty years after that. They hardly qualified as a great nation!
The book of Joshua is the story of God making good on his promises. It tells how Israel entered and conquered the land God had promised them. In fact, God's faithfulness is so complete that at the end of the book we hear this proclamation: "You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed" (Jos 23:14).
Can we count on God to keep his promises? The answer from Joshua is a resounding yes! God is utterly dependable, and we can trust him completely. Joshua is a book for those whose prayers seem to go unanswered, for those who wonder if God is really alive and active, and for those who desire fresh assurance of God's dependability.
Joshua is also a fast-paced book. In it we share the excitement of the Israelites, who through God's power saw a river dry up and a city wall tumble. We watch them face overwhelming odds and emerge victorious.
The book of Joshua picks up the story of Israel's history after the death of Moses and carries it through the entry, conquest and division of the Promised Land. The events recorded began around 1406 B.C. and ended about twenty-four years later.
Although the author of the book is not identified, the traditional view is that it was written by Joshua himself, with a few additions made by Eleazar or Phinehas (for example, the reference to Joshua's death in 24:29-30). However, some scholars believe that the book may have been written by a younger contemporary of Joshua, and still others think it was not written until the beginning of the monarchy by someone who had access to various records of the actual events.

Individual Studies


So, if you care to follow along with me, welcome!!  If not, pray for my growth in the Lord, as I shall pray for your growth in our God too!  May 2014 bring us closer to the Lord God Jehovah!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Do you hallow God's Name??

What about our lives and words "hallows" the name of our Father? What desecrates and besmirches it? How should we "hallow" the Father when we begin to pray?