motivational: Prayer for the Day - January 25, 2012 - 01/25/12 09:09 AM
God I pray that you take me out of my comfort zone. I pray that you break my heart to pieces for the poor and needy so that I will be driven beyond belief to look after them like you would. Father, forgive me for being so self centered. Forgive me for being all about me, myself and I. Forgive me for my sometimes stupid, ridiculous, religious opinions about absolute rubbish while people that you love and cherish suffer due to my inaction and selfish, consumer attitude. God forgive me and set me free from mammon and raise me up into … (3 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - January 24, 2012 - 01/24/12 08:11 AM
Dear God, Calm my spirit today. Please forgive me of gossip or worry about the people and circumstances that surround me. Please replace anger with peace. Please help me to keep my focus on Jesus, author and finisher of my faith. Please help me to focus on what I need to accomplish today, and what You want me to do. Put away all wrong thoughts and keep me from wrong actions. I want to be a steady, stable, godly person who is a pleasure to be around and a loving witness of your mercy and glory. May I be an instrument … (7 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - January 11, 2012 - 01/11/12 08:57 AM
Dear God, please forgive me. I sometimes look at those I see and get frustrated by the way they are. Some are angry and act ugly and even curse. Others have no desire to do what is right. Some just want to "party" and live like the world all the time. Some are lazy. Some are hurting and holding on to bitterness. I don't always understand why they are that way. Then I, in my frustration, become angry and grumble. Forgive me for my ungodly attitudes and complaining. I am sorry. Help me to see the potential in others and to … (4 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - January 9, 2012 - 01/09/12 11:35 AM
Dear God, Today I want to ask Your special cover of protection and blessing upon the people who work in Children's Ministries around the world. Please continue to work through them to spiritually nurture the children under their care. Help them all to remain faithful to You, to their purpose, and to the welfare of these children. I pray also that you would weed out those who do not belong in this place of authority and ministry; those who do not have the gift or compassion and those whose motives are not pure and would cause harm. You have all the … (1 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - January 7, 2012 & A Challenge to YOU - 01/07/12 10:29 PM
God, thank you for all you do and all you have given and continue to give. Please help me to have a servant spirit and to be a faithful steward of all you have entrusted to me. I pray that you would give me grace today to walk through the tests ahead victoriously--that I may prove a faithful servant and a godly witness. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
 
I'd like to challenge anyone who has never sown a "first fruits" offering with this testimony.  Last year I decided to sow my first commission check of the year - the … (5 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - January 5, 2012 - 01/05/12 12:09 PM
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8). God, You have warned me...and I have listened. I have recognized how the devil tempts people and turns them down the wrong path. I have seen how he manipulates people to do his will and unknowingly take part in his plan to destroy families and destroy lives. Please, through the power of Your Holy Spirit, keep me alert and watchful against the devil's plots. Help me to recognize and resist his efforts, and to turn to You for … (2 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - January 3, 2012 - 01/03/12 11:14 AM
Dear God, I praise you and lift up your name for you are great and greatly to be praised. Today I am reminded of the many and awesome responsibilities of my country's President and leaders. I pray that you will work in their lives to bring about your will. I pray that you will provide wisdom and knowledge and unction from on high for each day, each decision, each challenge they face. I pray for protection from harm and from evil influences. I pray for your intervention where needed. Please bless those who serve you and seek your will. And may … (4 comments)

motivational: Praying for the Next Generations - 12/27/11 10:31 AM
Please check out this link and see a bit of the amazing worship that I'll be immersed in with my family beginning tomorrow afternoon through the ringing in of the New Year at the Onething 2011 Conference in Kansas City, Missouri  
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRiT9Ds4ch4 -- This clip is Misty Edwards who is among the many worship leaders that will be there along with speakers Mike Bickle, Lou Engle and more.  This event is geared toward young adults and had almost 30,000 in attendance last year.  Please be praying that lives will be touched this year and that everyone in attendance will carry … (1 comments)

motivational: Onething 2011, Kansas City - 12/26/11 09:22 AM
I will be attending this event beginning Wednesday so I won't be blogging until I return.  I know this is going to be an amazing encounter with the Lord!  check out the link!
 
onething 2011 
http://www.ihop.org/onething/ Transforming hearts and cities with God’s justice through encountering Jesus
I count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus. (Phil. 3:8)
The apostle Paul proclaimed that he gladly sacrificed all things to position himself to experience more of the excellence, or majestic beauty, of Jesus and to bring His transforming power to others. Paul was so dedicated to Jesus, because … (3 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - December 26, 2011 - 12/26/11 08:51 AM
Dear God, please fill every heart with your peace and the hope you have given us through your son--our Savior--Jesus Christ. I pray that you will lift the spirits of every person praying this prayer; that they will experience your joy and feel the warmth of your presence. Father, thank you for the gift of salvation through Jesus and the comfort of the Holy Spirit you sent to seal and guide us. Thank you for your Word, the Word who is the true Light..."And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as … (6 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - December 24, 2011 - 12/24/11 11:53 AM
Dear God, This morning the Holy Spirit brought to mind my pastor. He faces so many decisions and burdens that I know nothing about. He has such great responsibilities and weighty decisions. He has personal family to care for as well as church family to shepherd. I pray that as he comes to you today...and every day...that you will refresh his spirit, enlighten his mind, and strengthen his body. I pray that you will grant him wisdom, anointing, and openness to receive the message you want to deliver through him and to deliver that message when and to whom you want … (2 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - December 23, 2011 - 12/23/11 09:20 AM
Dear God, This is such a busy time of year. People are traveling, finishing up year-end business records and reports, visiting friends and family, celebrating Christmas and the New Year. I pray that during this time of preparation and cheer, You will cover us with a blanket of protection. I pray that you will grant safe travels to those who are driving, riding, flying around their neighborhoods, across the country, and throughout the world. I pray that you will give peace, comfort, and joy to all who are your children and fill our hearts with praise and rejoicing in the spirit … (6 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - December 22, 2011 - 12/22/11 09:50 AM
God, Your Word tells us to love our enemies, to pray for those who spite or persecute us. That's quite a "tall order" for a human, but through the enabling of your Holy Spirit, I can do it. Please remind me to pray instead of complain, to pray instead of get angry, to pray instead of feel sorry for myself. I pray for all the people I have relationships with in my family, neighborhood, workplace, church, school...wherever I live, work, and play, that you would help them to focus on you. If they do not know you, draw them to you. … (2 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - December 21, 2011 - 12/21/11 09:32 AM
Dear Father in Heaven, This day I lift up families to you. There are so many distractions in life. People get sidetracked by their own desires, the quest for more, what others think, trying to 'climb the ladder' of success, activities and more activities, working too hard, illness, challenges and problems, and so on. We often become consumed with all of that and distracted from all that is most important. God, I pray that every person spending this time with you right now will see the need to make time for family, to acknowledge and show love for their loved ones, … (2 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - December 20, 2011 - 12/20/11 09:36 AM
Dear God, I praise you and thank you for who you are. Please guide me and help me when I face conflict and disagreement with others. Help me to follow biblical principles. Sometimes I'm just "hard-headed" and do not want to give in to compromise, even when either view, decision, desire is biblical. Help me to carefully consider the other person's perspective and situation. And if someone has wronged me, give me courage to confront them in a spirit of love and reconciliation. If they will not hear me, show me who should go with me to talk with the person. … (2 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - December 17, 2011 - 12/17/11 09:36 AM
"Hear my cry, O God: Attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to you. When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been a shelter for me; a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of your wings" (Psalm 61:1-4). Please calm my soul and be my shelter always. I praise you and worship You, Almighty God and loving Father. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for who you are and all you have … (1 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - December 16, 2011 - 12/16/11 01:06 PM
Dear Father in Heaven, my hope is in your unfailing love. I acknowledge that you are the source of all that I am. You are the one who gives me the ability to work, plan, and execute. Help me to keep my mind on your abilities, not my abilities. Please show me how to maintain this balance of your abilities and desire to do for me and through me and my abilities that you have given me to use in work and ministry. I pray that, with your guidance, I will use my abilities to the fullest at home, work, and … (1 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - December 15, 2011 - 12/15/11 09:42 AM
Dear God, I pray for teens and for adults who may be trying to live in "Never, never land" and not grow up, that you would guide them to become mature, to remain or become pure, and to serve You in daily life and ministry. I pray for the proper nurturing environment and spiritual enlightenment to come their way. May they grow stronger in their faith each and every day, and may that faith always be in You, "Abba" Father. In Jesus' name, amen.
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motivational: Prayer for the Day - December 14, 2011 - 12/14/11 08:51 AM
Dear Father in Heaven, Thank You for Your loving hand of guidance. This is hard to do from a human standpoint (even a "child's" viewpoint), but thank You for Your chastisement. I know that You love me because You care enough to bring about or allow things to happen to stop me and redirect my priorities and my paths. When things don't turn out like I expect, it's usually because I'm not doing what You want me to do or I'm doing something that would not bring about the best results for me, my loved ones, or those in my circle … (6 comments)

motivational: Prayer for the Day - December 13, 2011 - 12/13/11 10:03 AM
Dear God, Sometimes I feel like I have poured myself into something or someone, and worked and fought for a cause, only to see no fruits for my labors. It all seemed in vain. But I know that You can work in all of that to fulfill a greater purpose. Please, don't let the labor of my heart and hands be in vain. I pray that all I do would be as unto You and for a good purpose and eternal value. Please bless the works of my heart and hands for Your glory. Please empower me with wisdom and insight … (5 comments)

 
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