Thank all of you who have been lifting me up in your prayers. I would like to say that I am healed and have regained complete use of my right arm and hand, unfortunately due to some miscommunication between the doctors office and workman’s comp, I still have not began my physical therapy. The pain has lessened slightly, but my wrist and hand have swollen and still get a sharp pain when I try to use my arm. I do get to go to the doctors today and I pray that I will get some answers and that physical therapy will soon begin. Thank you again for your prayers.
I am thankful for all of the prayers. I have not yet been released to go back to work, and I still am not able to use my right arm. I have a follow up appointment next week to discuss the MRI they have scheduled for me and what the next steps will be. I am trying to not panic not just over my physical condition, but the pile of bills that is stacking up. I keep reminding myself that I am not alone, that God is with me and is going through all of this with me. The isolation and feeling like I have been grounded has been difficult. But I will trust in the Lord and lean not on my own understanding, and let the Holy Spirit be my comforter.
I have previously shared a global prayer request for victims of human trafficking. Today I am requesting prayer for myself. Yesterday, for the third time in the past four weeks I have injured my right shoulder while working, I am going to be seeing a doctor today thanks to workman’s comp. Something I would not be able to do if they were not providing the medical care. My request is not only for physical healing and for the extreme pain shooting through my right side which is now effecting my left arm as well, but for my mental state. Pain is a trigger for anger in me. When I am in consistent pain for long enough my thoughts and then my words go to a bad place that I do not like and the I repent a lot! As the saying goes ‘hurt people, hurt people’. Thankfully I am usually alone when I have one of these episodes, but I do not forget what Jesus taught about even thinking of a sin, is to have committed the sin, like hatred being equal to murder. I also think about what Paul said about doing what he knows is wrong and wanting to do what is right. I want to do what is right and not lash out because of my pain. As a woman who God saved from abuse and the long term physical effects that abuse left both my body and mind to heal from I do not want to go back to being the person I was before I let Jesus into my life.
Morning, noon, and night, I cry out in distress, and He will hear my voice.
There is never a wrong time to pray. I am not a morning person, but I still make sure to pray before I get out of bed, and give God thanks, put on His armor, and ask for His protection and provision for the day. Yet I would not call it my prayer time. It more like a husband and wife waking up and saying good morning, my good morning goes to God. There are the prayers through out the day. On stressful days the prayers increase, mainly to keep me from reacting in a way I know I will regret. My best prayer time is at night. Probably because I am a night owl by nature and I also feel like I was called to be a night watchman, but that could be why I am a night owl.
Another good time to pray is as soon as you are give a prayer request. They don’t have to be long and eloquent, but there are a couple of things that are done when you do this. The first is the need is immediately addressed and then there are the two of you in agreement. Which scripture speaks about concerning prayer. The other thing that you are doing is letting the person who has asked you to pray for what ever they asked you to pray for, that they are important, and so are their needs. The third thing is that you do not have to worry if you have forgotten the prayer request.
So when is your best time to pray?
If you have any prayer requests, I hope you will leave them in the comments section, so that we can pray together, in agreement for your needs.
God bless and protect you always.
When is the best time to pray? I would say any time you pray is a good time to pray. Here is another hymn on prayer, I hope you enjoy it.
Leave any prayer requests in the comments so we can pray together in agreement, and according to God’s will for each other.
God bless and keep you safe.
I wanted to share this hymn with you today, because it speaks of spending time alone with God. Walking and talking. A special time, and even though this song is not about Jesus in Gethsemane praying, being in a garden reminds me of how Jesus prayed there. I hope you take a minute to enjoy listening to this hymn.
Also I hope you will leave any prayer request, for what ever need you may have, or for any one or church, organization or ministry you support, so we can pray together and for each other.
God bless you and keep you safe, in Jesus name.
With so much going on in the world these victims are often forgotten. So many fighting for their rights but forgetting there millions sold through out the world today. No country or state is free from this abomination. Lives sold as you buy or sale anything you could purchase in the store or online. Slaves to whom ever pays for them to be used and abused until their usefulness is no longer desired. It is not just the physical abuse they suffer, but how they are degraded and how their spirits are broken. These are the ones who are always in my prayers. I pray that you join me in prayer for these victims and for the organizations who fight to free them and give them new lives.
Here a few links to such organizations
Tim Tebow Foundation – https://www.timtebowfoundation.org/get-involved
Save the Children – https://www.savethechildren.org/us/charity-stories/child-trafficking-awareness
Destiny Rescue – https://www.destinyrescue.org/us/
There are many more who are doing all they can to set these modern day slaves.
Our attitude in prayer is as important as what we pray. I have heard people tell me I have to remind God-________, or God has to do this. Another prayer I heard was, ‘God make them so sick they change _____. Now let us look at how Jesus prayed, and see the difference.
Matthew 26:39 And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.”
Here and in the example of prayer Jesus taught, He who is One with God, did not demand a thing, but prayed the will of the Father. In 1 Corinthians 13 it states love does not demand its’ own way. Demanding of God is not according to His will or His way. Boldly approaching the Throne does not mean we should come in and start telling God how to do His job, it is like a child telling a parent what to do, it doesn’t work that way. However in todays society we see this happening to frequently and the children are rewarded, yet does getting their way really help them out in the long run? Given something just because you throw a fit and make demands may get you an immediate result but does not prepare you for when things do not go your way.
One commandment is to honor your mother and your father, does this not include our Heavenly Father? Do we honor him when we start demanding our own way?
Jesus taught a parable on prayer
Luke 18:9-14 King James Version
9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Humility is an important key to prayer. It is a good attitude to have when speaking to God, no matter what your request or needs may be.
Please leave any prayer requests in the comments so we can pray for each other and for the needs of our homes, cities, states, churches, ministries, for our leaders, and for any other need we can come together and pray for all these needs.
Here a few local ministries I hope you will pray for, Far Above Rubies, Victory Temple Ministries, W.A.R.M.(Wise Area Relief Mission, Decatur TX) Bridgeport Methodist Food bank, And First Baptist Church of Bridgeport Food Pantry, and Wise Hope women’s shelter and domestic violence task force.
1 Samuel 1:10-16, ESV
She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord and wept bitterly.And she vowed a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head.”
As she continued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth.Hannah was speaking in her heart; only her lips moved, and her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli took her to be a drunken woman. And Eli said to her, “How long will you go on being drunk? Put your wine away from you.”But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman troubled in spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord. Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for all along I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation.” – 1 Samuel 1:10-16, ESV
Here you see that Hannah is thought to be drunk because when Eli saw her, he only saw her lips moving but could not hear her. How often are we judged when we pray not as another? Has this kept you from coming to His alter and laying down your request, afraid of how others would perceive your action? While serving on our church’s prayer team, we would stand at the end of the service to pray with anyone who wanted prayer, but there were many services when no one approached us. On service God spoke to me and said, ‘Why is My alter empty with so many needs within this body? Pride and fear keep them away. There are so many suffering and who will be willing to come together and lift them in prayer. My House is to be called a House of Prayer, yet there are so many here and in other places where my alter is empty. Cry out and tell them to come, and left nothing keep you from coming to Me.’
Since this day, I have repeated this message and too often I feel like it has fallen on deaf ears. How ever your pray, and what ever you need to pray for, let nothing keep you from joining together in prayer. Pray in agreement and according to His will and see the mountains be moved, see healings through this land, see people freed from abuse and addictions. See all the Lord has for you and me.
Read Isaiah 56:7
Leave any prayer requests you have in the comments and let us pray together, and for each other, in Jesus name. God bless and keep you safe from all harm.
Praying together and for each other.
15And the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick. The Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail.
Praying for each other to bring healing across not just our nation but around the world. For all who are ill, suffer from disease or cancer, or any other sickness, including mental and emotional health.
4Surely He took on our infirmities and carried our sorrows; yet we considered Him stricken by God, struck down and afflicted. 5But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
Leave any prayer requests in the comments, so we may pray for each other and in agreement.