On the Go Prayer

Good Morning Lord,

Good Morning Holy Spirit. Good Morning Jesus. Thank you for new mercies. Thank you for your grace. Thank you for keeping me as I slept last night. Thank you for keeping my loved ones as well. Forgive me for all of my sins. Help me to be like you. Help me to love like you and walk like you. Lord, I invite you into my life. Have your way on this day. Help me to walk in the fruits of the spirit. Help me to be optimistic and look at every situation as an opportunity for growth. Lord, I love you and I thank you.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

Note for Today

Good morning! I pray that your day is blessed. I feel great today, knowing that I have a God that loves me enough to give me another shot at life today. What about you? Yesterday is gone, but today is a new day. Old things have past away, and all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).

As you embark on this new day, walk in love and forgiveness. If you had a bad day on yesterday, walk in joy today. If you allowed the devil to steal your joy on yesterday, then do not let him get away with it two days in a row. I speak joy, peace, and happiness over your life on today. Be encouraged and know that with each day comes new mercies. Move on and allow God to have His way in your life on today.

Switching Seasons

Growing pains seem to hurt the worst, but trust the process. The pain that you are feeling does not compare to the joy that’s coming (Romans 8:18).

As we grow we experience both wins and losses. We have good times, but bad times also. We cry, celebrate, and mourn as well. Ecclesiastes 3, talks about seasons and how there is a season for everything. We must trust God’s timing and believe that the seasons will change. I know that you are tired. I know that you feel like God has left your side. I know that you want to give up, but your time is coming.  Do not give up! Do not be dismayed, because God is able to do all but fail.

Although you may experience the highs and lows of life, you must continue to have joy. You must continue to seek God’s will. By rejoicing during all seasons, you are able to create a smooth transition into the next. There is a season to mourn the death of loved ones, but there is also a time to celebrate their lives. There is a season to hold on, but also a time to let go. There is a time to love, and a time to give. Trust that in God’s timing all things will be made well. Even Job went through a tough season in his life. The devil literally took everything from him, but  he still served God. He learned to be content no matter what the enemy threw his way. Because he continued to trust God, God gave him double for his trouble within his new season.

What season are you in? Are you in Winter where it is really cold, and you need the Lord to bring you comfort? Or are you in the Summer where things are going smooth, and life could not be much better? Are you in Fall and letting the dead things go? Or are you in Spring, and bouncing back from a few losses? Whatever season you are in, just know that you are in the right one. If you never experienced the cold of winter, then you would never be able to appreciate the excitement and joy of summer. God loves you, and He is preparing you for much more. In whichever season you find yourself in be content. One thing that I know for sure, is that seasons always change. Be encouraged!

A Personal Prayer

Dear Lord,

Thank you! Thank you for all that you have done and that you are doing in my life.  Thank you for who you are. Thank you for being a God of second and third chances. Thank you for loving me in spite of all of my sins and shortcomings. Thank you for being the greatest example of love.

Lord, please forgive me for all of my sins. Lord, I ask that you would help me to be the man/woman that you have called me to be.  Help me to walk in the spirit. Allow me to love like you love. Allow me to forgive those who hurt me. Help me to move forward and let the past stay where it belongs. Allow me to be your hands and feet here on Earth. I pray that my light will shine wherever I go. Grant me favor with you and with men.

Then Lord, I pray that you will remove anything from me that is not of you including family, friends, addictions, and habits. Help me to look to you no matter what. Let me put all of my hope in you. Let me seek joy from you, and you only. I pray that you will bring positive people into my life. Bring supportive people into my live. Bring saved people into my life.

Lord, open up doors for me that no man can close. Orchestrate divine appointments in my life. Bless me God. Enlarge my territory, and please never take your hand from upon me. Have your way in my life Lord. Move on my behalf, and do a new work in me. I thank you and I praise you for all that you are doing, done, and yet to do.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

 

Finals

Happy Monday! I hope that everyone is doing well. I know that for many of us the end of the school semester is approaching. Be encouraged! As you begin to study and prepare for finals pray for wisdom. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” I did exactly what this scripture told me to do, and God heard my prayer.

Let me tell you all how good God is. Due to my work schedule I was forced into a few online courses. I really do like online classes. You can take them at your own speed and turn in your homework at just about any point in the semester. They are great, but this one class was a struggle. It was an online math course. Now, math drives me crazy. I think everyone knows that, but math online is another type of crazy. All year I was passing the homework, but the tests were pretty much a lost cause. I was stressed. I had one more test that could make or break my grade. I was even satisfied with taking a “C” at this point, and anyone who knows me knows I do not do “C’s”.

Before going into that test I prayed, and while taking the test I prayed some more. I felt so confident for the first time ever. I remembered most questions from the homework and I knew that had to be God. After finishing up the test I felt good, real good. I emailed my professor a few days later asking him if I had passed. I got a B on the test and now I have a “B-” in the class. THAT IS GOD! GOD IS FAITHFUL! I cried reading that email. Then on top of that, I do not have to take the final. God answers prayers!

Be in prayer as you are finishing up your semester. If you are struggling in a course, pray for wisdom and believe God to give it to you. I have no idea how I ended up with a “B-” in this class. I was praying that I could make it to a “C”, but God is faithful. Pray, and do your best then watch God do the rest. Be encouraged!

Keep Pushing

One of my favorite acronyms is P.U.S.H. Pray Until Something Happens. Prayer really does change things. Does change happen overnight? Sometimes, but not always. You have to continue to P.U.S.H. 

Mark 11:24 says, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” This means that all you have to do is continue to pray and believe and God will hear your prayers. You must believe! You can not be anxious. You can not try to tell God when to move. Philippians 4:6 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Go to God believing Him. Go to God boldly. Thank Him for what He has already done, and let Him know that you trust Him with all of your concerns. Go to Him, and petition Him for all the things that He has promised in His word. God is able! You have to continue to be patient and trust God. You have to Pray Until Something Happens.

Bearing Good Fruit

What type of fruit are you? Are you tart like an orange or sweet like a slice of cantaloupe? Are you a cactus pear that is prickly on the outside, but nice and sweet on the inside? You see, you do not want to bear bad fruit. I know you are probably wondering why I am asking what type of fruit you are. Easy answer. The fruit that you are determines what type of fruit that you will bear. You want to bear fruits that others can enjoy.

There are several fruits that the Bible references. Not fruits, like the ones we eat but spiritual attributes that everyone should possess. Galatians 5:22-23 lists the 9 fruits of the spirit. They are:

  • Love: 
    • Because God is love, we must always walk in love. By walking in love we choose to be a light in the midst of a lot of darkness.
    • God’s greatest commandments are to first love Him with everything in you, and then to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:35-40)
  • Joy:
    •  Finding joy in Jesus should be your goal. By finding joy in drugs, alcohol, or even sexual desires you cause yourself to go further from the cross. These actions may bring temporary joy, but not permanent.
    •  If we truly believe God’s word, we have plenty to rejoice about.
  • Peace:
    • God’s desire is for us to live in peace and harmony.
    • Be the calm in the midst of the storm.
    • “Blessed are the peacemakers,for they shall be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9).
  • Longsuffering: 
    • We have to be patient with others, just as God is with us.
    • During trials and tribulations we must wait patiently on God’s divine intervention. You can not rush Him because His timing is impeccable.
  • Gentleness:
    • This is being humble and meek, wanting to help other people rather then wanting to be superior to them.
    • Gentleness shows others that violence and acting on emotions is wrong.
    • Gentleness is an effective tool to draw people to you, and then to Christ.
  • Goodness:
    • Goodness means having an upright heart, being genuine. We can only become good with the help of God.
    • James 1:17 says, “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights.”
      • He is the one who makes all things well (good).
  • Faithfulness:
    • Faith is what moves God.
    • Faithfulness to God is loyalty to not only Him, but His teachings as well.
    • Faithfulness to God is believing in what you do not see, and trusting Him even though you do not see it (Hebrews 11:1).
    • By demonstrating faithfulness to God we show Him that we are dedicated to being apart of His family and growing in His grace.
  • Meekness:
    • Meekness can be described as enduring pain or suffering without resentment.
    • When people make you upset, do not get angry. Choose love. Take the jabs gracefully.
    • “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5)
  • Temperance:
    • Another word for temperance is self-control.
    • Temperance is making a conscious decision to walk away from anything that does not uplift the name of Jesus.
    • Temperance allows us to take the high road and keep the peace even when we may want to react negatively.

Although these fruits are not ones that you can simply go and pick up at the store, with the help of God they are just as easy to attain. With God’s help we can be better people. We must pray for the strength to be gentle, and to allow love to abound even in tough times. We have to pray for self control and temperance. We have to make a conscious decision to bear good fruits.

My Prayer for Today

Dear Lord,

Thank you for this day. Thank you for another opportunity to call on your name and to give you praise. Thank you Lord for starting me on my way this morning. Thank you God for another chance to get things right with you. Lord, forgive me for ALL of my sins. Forgive me for every thought, deed, or act that was not of you. Help me to walk in the fruits of the spirit. Let me walk in love, peace, joy, and gentleness. Let me be patient and kind no matter what. Let me overcome evil with good, no matter how hard it may be. Let love abound in every area of my life. Supply every need Lord. Grant me favor not only with you, but with man as well.

Then Lord, I come asking that you will bless my family and friends. I pray that you will save them Lord. Deliver them! Send healing if they need it. Send deliverance if they need it Jesus. Lord, I pray that you would bind us in love Oh God. Let us leave the past in the past. Let them seek you first God. I pray that you would break generational curses on today and bring about new beginnings.

Lord, I pray that you would go into the hospitals, nursing homes, and rehab facilities. Lord, pass through the ICU and the NICU. Send your healing power on today. Let your will be done Father. Your Word says that by your stripes we are healed so Lord I speak healing in the name of Jesus. Send comfort for all those whose family members are fighting for their lives. Lord, I cast out cancer on today. I cast out Lupus on today. I cast out Diabetes and high-cholesterol on today. I speak against Aids and HIV. I speak against sickle cell anemia on today. Lord you are able! You can do all but fail God. Break addictions Oh Lord. Send mental healing, spiritual healing, and physical healing. Have your way Lord.

Bless the homeless Lord and those without jobs. Lord, I pray that you open up doors on today. I pray that you would give them a warm place to lay their heads. I pray that you would supply their needs and help them to be encouraged. Provide homes Lord. Provide jobs God. Bless those being sold into slavery in Libya. Vindicate your people. Hold those in charge of this mess accountable. Send help Lord. Bless the United States Lord. Let us truly be a nation under you. Remove those in office who are not doing your will. If it is not your desire to remove them, then Lord please save them. Bring world peace. Bring unity. Let the leadership of this country seek you for guidance and for wisdom.

And Lord, I pray that you would even bless my enemies on today Oh God. Lord, you said you will make my enemies my footstool so Lord, do what only you can. I pray that you would forgive them Lord, and build them up. Let your love rule supreme. And allow me to let love trump hate.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

Giving Thanks

Everyone has different thoughts on different holidays. When it comes to Thanksgiving I simply look at it as a day of giving thanks. It’s a way for families and friends to come together and celebrate each other and the goodness of God. As I have gone throughout this particular day things have been different. I just felt peace all day today. I found myself resting in God and just thanking Him for what He has done, doing, and yet to do.

I just knew that today would be a great day. I started off this morning serving food and helping out at a homeless shelter. I met so many amazing people. We talked, we laughed, we sang, and we served. Coats were passed out and people were able to eat all they wanted. One man told me that the pie was so good that it had to be one of Patti’s pies. I’ve never had one of her pies, but I would imagine that the pie was pretty great. Then as I talked to other people I learned that many of them all had one thing in common. They all loved God. So many homeless people told me that they thank God. Now these people are praying for an extended stay at the shelter. They do not have money for clothes or food. They are tired, but they still could thank God.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In all thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” It says in ALL things, not some but ALL. As I continued on with my day all I could do was thank God and as I continued to thank Him He continued to show up. He just allowed me to have such a smooth day. He gave me clear directions, allowing me to be able to really sit back and reflect on His glory. So yes, today I am thankful for God and all that He has made. Be blessed and be encouraged!

Submit to God

The devil is always busy. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy, BUT God (John 10:10). God comes to give us a life of abundance. Unless you submit to God and are under His hand you give the devil free reign in your life. By submitting to God, and accepting Him as your Lord and Savior you remain under His covering.  Submitting to God means giving Him full control over your life, obeying His commands, and following His instructions. It means putting on the “full armor of God”  so that you can withstand all of the enemy’s tricks (Ephesians 6:10-18).

Resisting the devil is necessary, because once you truly resist him he HAS to flee. James 4:7 reads, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Now resisting the devil does not just mean saying, “Satan you have got to go!” Resisting means to withstand or to strive against. It means to make conscious efforts of opposition.  By submitting to God you already have the upperhand on the enemy. The devil can not stand in the presence of God. By praying against the enemy and verbally proclaiming the Word of God, the enemy has to flee. The enemy can not have victory against those prepared to fight! Stay in your word. Submit to God! Resist the devil! He will flee.