Daily Devotional – 2/9/18 “Prayer for the weary”

Our Father in Heaven,

God, today as I come to your throne, I ask for your will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us bread that shall sustain us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the hands and the mouths of evil doers. Forgive us of our sins as we forgive those who have hurt us. Because it is then we live, breath and have our being in you. God, I thank you for everything before I ask for anything. Thank you for a regulated mind, for keeping power and protection. Thank you for the person reading this prayer who may be weary in body and spirit for it is they I need you to touch. It is the person who cannot stop the tears, the nightmares, the night sweats and anxiety attacks. It is the person who keeps looking for their morning joy because their weeping has gone on too long. It is for the person whose pain has become unbearable. It is for the person whose checking account is still in the negative and bills overdue. This prayer is for the person who encourages everybody yet barely holding on. Help today God. For the family who is grieving, the mother who had to bury a child, the child who had to bury a parent and the sibling who had to close the casket on a brother/sister. This prayer today is for the weary because I need you to blow fresh wind of peace. Even if the battle isn’t over, blow on them so they can bear it. Even if the sickness is not yet at its end, send strength so they can go on. Even if they have to suffer a little while longer, let them know their sacrifice isn’t in vain. Help today God for we shall not be defeated, we’ve come too far. Help today God because we shall not give up now. Help today God because victory has to be ours, we’ve been victims too long. Help today God, we shall not lose hope when our break is just beyond the break, our yes is behind the next no, our deliverance is about to delivered and our help is in you. God, I am believing it now because I know what I heard and you said, we shall not lack. I claim these things as though they are, for every person reading this. These things I ask in your name, for the weary body of believers, by faith that it is already done.

Amen

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Daily Devotional – 9/8/17 “Pray more when it is good!”

Pray, even in your hard place but pray more when you’re in a good space. Pray, when you don’t have a dollar to your name but pray in abundance, when you have money in the bank. Pray when you are sick but prayer harder when you’re well. Pray when it looks like your marriage will not survive but pray, even more, when everything is working. Pray when there is no one calling for your voice but pray extra when your calendar is booked. Pray when the car quits but prayer more when it is running. Pray when you are sad but beloved, pray greater when you are happy.

I know you are asking, “Why should I pray harder in the good?” Because this is when the devil is busier than ever. See, when you’re sick, you are weak. When you are going through, you are already thrown off. When death shows up, you are consumed with grief. When the bills are behind, you wallow in self-made pits. When you are depressed, you think bad thoughts. The devil has no reason to bother you AS MUCH then. Admit it. It is during these times you run to the church. It is these times you really pray. It is these times you call on God’s name. Oh but when things are great and you are smiling, when things are going good and you got a little money in your pocket and when things are starting to look like they may work in your favor; this is the time the enemy convinces you not to go to worship. This is when he works overtime to get you to go to margarita Wednesday instead of bible study. This is when he will have you going home late. And this is the time you should be praying harder. The bible says in 1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” The devil doesn’t look for who he already has access too because he knows you’ll be home later. he is looking for fresh faces with smiles and new homes with laughter; you know, those that are void of prayer and praise. This is why you have to pray when it is bad but pray more when it is good.