This day is a gift. I've learned so much today. I've learned that it is important to spend time with friends, that it is important to confess my vulnerabilities, that every person has a valid opinion, that my own thoughts are not the only ones, and that I can change if I choose to change. I knew these things; but, I learned them today.What about you? I so desire to be the best me that I can be. I want to love my friends and family to the best of my ability in this day. So, I must say this, "forgive me, if I have not loved you well." God is love. God is loving. God is kind. God is gracious. I want to be more like God. This is my prayer, Amen.
Every action begins with a thought and decision to accept and enact a belief. What or who is shaping your thought-life today? At the end of the day, it's ultimately you. You have the power to speak to yourself and to participate in the development and formation of your being. You have the powerful ability to receive information and to reinterpret it for the ultimate expression of God's glory. You can be imprisoned physically and still be mentally free. Yes?! You can be in a region of political unrest, war and famine; and yet, still be fully able to thrive and grow and help others to do the same. God's light in you is powerful. I woke up today reminded of God's light. This light is able to pierce every form of darkness. I woke up determined to think and enact words of love and affirmation--to share good news, to be a higher expression of God's love at work in the world. I want to share more for God and to encourage more people to find complete wholeness in God. God is with you. Continue to trust God and to continually shape your thoughts to do whatever the Lord says. May God's Word forever live in you.
Let us pray,
God, You are good and Your love is amazing. Continue to shine your light in every dark place and to redirect our thoughts to the beauty of Your amazing power at work in us and in the world. You have not left us to our own devices. Cleanse us and cause us to be more like you. In Jesus' Name, we pray. Amen.
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." -Philippians 4:13
May this blogpost find you well! Over the last few days, God has been urging me to pray more for and with others and I have found that prayer increases our strength. Whenever we communicate with God, God communicates with us and the insight that God shares on every matter imaginable is priceless.
We are spirit beings having human experiences. We are flesh with divinity donated. We have been created by a force and power far greater than any human attribution alone. So today especially, please take time to talk with and listen to God. We need divine intelligence to resolve conflicts around the world and in our own communities. We need divine wisdom as we seek to respond to the cries of those in need. We need spiritual sensitivity as we respond to the cries of God's people around us. To whom is God sending you today? May God give you all that you need to complete your assignment. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Break every chain!
Let us pray,
God, you are good and Your mercies endure forever. Engage us and tell us Your desires. We live to worship You. Heal, save and deliver all who call upon Your Name and or need Your help this day. In Jesus' Name, we pray. Amen.
I thank God for this moment to pray together. The world is filled with people and regions around the world in need of healing. To whom /where is God sending you? There are liberating and healing gifts in you ready to be unearthed by God. Talk to God and invite God to use/continue to use you in this moment for God's glory. There is someone who needs to experience the compassion and love of God through you. God is with you. Thanks be to God.
Let us pray,
God, you are amazing and we come to You as the author and finisher of our faith. You are the Creator of universe. You set the stars in the sky and created boundaries for the waters, heaven and earth. You created humanity, animals after their own kind, trees and seedlings, the birds of the air and the fishes in the sea. Every creature belongs to you. The winds obey you. The mountains sing Your praises. The trees extend toward Your light. Let every thing that hath breath praise you.
In this moment, we invite you to fill our mouths with your praises as we seek divine insight for persons in need throughout the world. Most urgently in Malaysia, Africa, Israel, Palestine, and India, Your people are crying out for justice and peace. Missiles have devastated lives, homes, planes, and community. But, you are the God who restores. Persons are crying out for arks of safety in the midst of turbulent tides; and, You are the God who hears every cry. So God, we intercede for them. We intercede for persons around the world who seek Your restorative justice and peace. Teach us how to follow Your will and to love each other. Teach us how to love ourselves as we love You. Transform our hearts and minds until they reflect Your will so that we may perfectly love You. You are the only wise God our Savior. You are the only One with the information that we seek. Thus, we download divine information, spiritual insight and strength to combat every form of evil. Speak Holy Spirit, your servants are attentive to Your voice.
We cast down everything that exalts itself against the will of God. Stir up Your restorative gifts within Your people and cause all to act with a sense of urgency in You. We trust You with every matter and every person. Work Your wonders for we shall forever follow You. Thank You, Holy One. You are great and greatly to be praised! We uplift this prayer in the name of Jesus, our Risen Lord. Amen.
This is a new day! It is a day of blessing, peace, and restoration. Yesterday is over and today is the start of a new moment in history. But, know this, the life-changing power of God's Word is still as powerful as the beginning of creation. God's word is still effective and the sure cure for truly getting unstuck. Psalm 119 clearly explains the power of God's Word in the life of a believer. It has been divided into about 176 verses. But, I invite you to reflect upon a few verses below:
Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my pathway...
9 How can young people keep their way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
10 With my whole heart I seek you;
do not let me stray from your commandments.
11 I treasure your word in my heart,
so that I may not sin against you.
Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes,
and I will observe it to the end.
34 Give me understanding, that I may keep your law
and observe it with my whole heart.
35 Lead me in the path of your commandments,
for I delight in it.
36 Turn my heart to your decrees,
and not to selfish gain.
37 Turn my eyes from looking at vanities;
give me life in your ways.
38 Confirm to your servant your promise,
which is for those who fear you.
43 Do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
for my hope is in your ordinances.
44 I will keep your law continually,
forever and ever.
45 I shall walk at liberty,
for I have sought your precepts.
46 I will also speak of your decrees before kings,
and shall not be put to shame;
47 I find my delight in your commandments,
because I love them.
48 I revere your commandments, which I love,
and I will meditate on your statutes.
49 Remember your word to your servant,
in which you have made me hope.
50 This is my comfort in my distress,
that your promise gives me.
These are words of Life. May these words be our prayer today in Jesus' Name. Amen.