to proclaim the year of the LORD’S favor and the day of our God’s vengeance, to comfort all who mourn,
Isa 61:2 NIV
There are times in life when we must say farewell to the old and accept the new. For me it was saying good-bye to my mom and accepting the new norm of truly living life without her. Everyday since her death she’s in my thoughts. Some are fleeting and others linger; but, living without her has its challenges and strangely enough its rewards. With the coming new year I give myself high hopes as her personal representative to give her a strong finish. Her life demands that! As my life beckons me to return and continue to move forwards in all that I started before her life needs interrupted my journey. Let’s pray!
Father God the newest year is hours away. Let us walk into the year of our Lord 2022 with your favor and live abundant lives. Amen
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
Today is a great day for an excellent day! Honestly! Everyday is a great day for an excellent day! And don’t let anyone tell you differently through words and or actions. Always celebrate life, your life. Your value is more precious than silver or gold and it should never be devalued.
I apologize for the quick prayer yesterday. I was trying to gather information for a friend concerning bed bugs, answer emails and organize workers. My plate was full and running over! But! I’m focused today. And! I’m ready to give God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit high praise! Let’s Pray!
Lord thank you for asking the Heavenly Father to give us protection from the prince of this world. Your request makes me fall deeper in love with you. It showed and shows you thought about me, little ole’ me, long before I became a twinkle in my parents eyes. You knew the moment I took my first breath I would be a target and the gift of life could be unbearable at times. It’s because of your prayer and your never ending love I find peace in the midst of life’s storms. Thank you for everything. Amen
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14 ESV
Sometimes people find their thoughts and words changing when facing difficult moments. It’s during those times words can become mean and nasty. And as a result people find themselves plotting how to protect themselves from evil with evil. Let’s just say that’s not good. I remembered a Gunsmoke episode about an evil town. What led to an old man saying, “evil eats itself up” was the most important message. And! It’s true! Evil always consumes evil. So never allow anyone to goat you into doing something mean and nasty that you’ll regret later. Let’s pray!
Father God, ‘Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.’ Lord please become a visible rock during turbulent times and a redeemer when thoughts and words aren’t savory. Amen
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. Luke 6:31
I’ve started a new blog series titled “Reflections of A Personal Representative.” I’m writing to organize my thoughts. The new series isn’t just about settling my mother’s estate but I need to relearn how to live my own life.
I’ve been so engross with living for my mom that I crippled the way I lived. And in doing such I snuffed out the flames of hope for my future and the future of my children. With that said, let us pray.
PRAYER: Father God, thank you for this day and everyday. It’s with great joy we invite you into our lives. We ask that you order our steps. Let your many blessings remind us of your favor. We pray peace and prosperity for family, friends, loved ones and enemies. Amen
Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5
Heavenly Father, thank you for this day. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight. Let me and all that that live praise you for your wonderful works. Let us shout thanksgiving to declare your deeds of love. Amen
I’ve suffered cruelly from the hands of those that claimed they loved me. I wanted to believe the lies. Better yet I needed to believe they loved me. And, so, I did! And time after time when I found my loving and lovely heart broken I blamed God. God, believe it or not, is an easy target for our misguided anger over life’s disappointments.
Proverbs 4:23-27, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”
God gives us a mental health care map to living peaceful lives. In His instructions He tells us how to deal with and avoid hurting people in Proverbs 4:23-27. We must understand staying busy doing good things help us live our best life.
PRAYER: Father God, this is a new day with your new mercy given to us because of your grace. Help us, help me, to live this day and everyday that’s productive in giving our lives value affirming we’re loved. Amen
Lord, thank you for your grace and your mercy. Father, God, the world is still suffering from COVID-19. And, sadly, most Americans feel they are immune to the virus despite CDC’s warnings and government suggestions.
If we, Americans, don’t join together and set healthier boundaries beyond what officials have suggested it will change the face of America and the world forever. And it grieves me to learn that Black communities are being hit the hardest.
I don’t know why so many Black people won’t follow the rules. Including one of my own children. Or could it be that hospital’s are sending infected black people home, and, as a result, they are infecting others. And! It infuriates me to know my son lied to me to gain shelter. And, I allowed him back into the house after being places only you know of.
Please protect me and Michael from Kaleph’s foolishness. Michael and I are following the rules. We’re staying home. We’re practicing social distance. We’re concern about ourselves as well as others.
Lord, Black people are at the bottom of the list when it comes to receiving quality healthcare and barely on that list as being part of the human race. We deserve services to sustain life and lives. Yet, it always seem we’re last to receive fair treatment despite our stations in a world you created.
Lord, quicken the spirits of my people. Deliver those that suffer from delusional minds. Guide us! We need your help. Reports are showing we’re dying at records numbers. Show us how to protect ourselves, our loved ones, our friends and our family during these perilous times. Let there truly become unity in the black communities. Not because we are better or want more than other races but because we’re dying at record numbers. Amen
Heavenly Father, the world is in a pandemic crises. We have a virus that is killing people in days and or weeks by the hundreds. It’s called COVID-19. It’s new to the world but not to you. You know all and see all. And, you know where this virus was created and what it was created with. Lord, help until you can help. Amen
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one. Matthew 6:9 – 13
Lord for many people this has been a stressful week. And I know one of those people personally. She is the reason for this prayer.
Her name is Sandy. My friend Sandy is mentally tired. She has a few medical issues; and, Lord, despite her health challenges she continues to try to work in your vineyard. She has done more than her share in making sure the women in the group get coupons each week. She made sure we knew what stores had the best deals. Lord, she updated her email “free and cheap list” to us everyday! Lord, she made sure to update the coupon log week. And with all that she was doing no one could send her photos of items on sale. She didn’t ask much of us and she gave more than people were willing to give. Please heal her from the spirit of burnout. Give her a second wind of breath for our coupon ministry. Show her you are walking by her side and she is not alone.
Lord this week Christy has decided she would not help us get coupons for our ministry. Christy’s decision is weighing heavy on Sandy’s heart because it has come when our ministry does not have another avenue to collect coupons in abundance. And Sandy is trying to mentally and emotionally accept the door being closed; therefore, in her efforts of accepting our groups fate she has realized she has neglected her professional and personal duties.
I’m not sure why Christy will no longer collect coupons for our group but you do. And when it comes to Christy, Lord, I pray that you bless her for being a wonderful blessing to us. I pray your protection over her newest adventure as I wish her well.
Lord I ask that you help us to keep the group together by opening up avenues for us to get coupons in abundance. Your word says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” Malachi 3:10
Lord, I believe in your ability! I claim the coupon blessings in your Holy name!
Lord, in closing my prayer for this moment, I humbly ask that you please help Sandy and others like Sandy to find a balance between ministry work, professional and personal responsibilities. Amen
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. Matthew 6:1
Lord please comfort the hearts of the lonely. Fill their minds with fruits of Thanksgiving. Do not let them be fooled and fools when it comes to searching for a relationship and love. Let them see those they like as they truly are. And when you show that those people aren’t good for them please give them your strength to move on. But should you send them a soul mate teach them how to love them unconditionally. Give them each what they need to cultivate the perfect love between a man and a woman. Amen