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(A) Christ is Ascended Far Above All Heavens

Heavenly Father, it is wonderful that today my prayers for your daughter Lindsey can center around you Lord, center around your many facets, so many that I will strive to highlight one for each of the letters of our alphabet in the coming days, beginning today with the letter A. Thank you for revealing so much about yourself to us through you Word. Thank you for all the scribes who painstakingly and meticulously copied manuscripts of your Word as well as the many who carefully translated the Hebrew and Greek into English so that we can read and understand it ourselves today. Thank you Lord! And thank you for the scripture to begin with … the scripture that reminds us that Christ has ascended!

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) (Ephesians 4:7-10)

Lord, today I come before you to begin several weeks of prayers for Lindsey by acknowledging bits and pieces of who you are! You are awesome and amazing. We thank you for sending your son Jesus to earth to atone for our sins. And today my prayer of praise is that Jesus died for our sins, was raised from the dead and then forty days later was ascended up into heaven! Thank you Lord! Let us pause to praise you for this.  And now we give you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. All the glory is yours. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings, who sits on the right hand of God. Amen (more…)

Troubles? Trust in the Lord who is good!

Hello Heavenly Father! Thank you for watching over my family yesterday. I know you will watch over us today as well. Thank you for always being with us and never leaving us. Thank you for being our guide, for lighting a path for us to follow. Thank you Lord. And thank you for highlighting this scripture for me so that I would use it as a basis for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. (Nahum 1:7)

Yes, it’s me here before your throne. I am here again to lift up your talented daughter who puts all her trust in you.  I ask that you care for her in good times as well as days of trouble.  Be her refuge, be her stronghold Lord, for we know that you are good.  And we will give you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen. (more…)

Watch and Wait – God Will Hear You

It’s a wonderful new day Lord. Thank you for waking me up this morning to see what you have for me today. Thank you for always protecting and providing for me; thank you for being my guide today as you always are. Show me the way you would have me go, let me see it clearly, and then give me the courage to actually walk it!  And I will walk it, with this printed prayer in my pocket :) Yes, this is my prayer for today for your attentive daughter:

Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. (Micah 7:7)

Here I am Lord … standing before you on behalf of Lindsey, your daughter! It is with great joy that I draw your attention to her.  She patiently watches for you Lord.  She confidently waits for you.  And she knows in her head and in her heart that you will indeed hear her.  Listen to her prayers this day Lord.  As she looks to you, let her see your answer.  As she waits, let her hear your reply.  I ask that today be a special day where you make it very clear to her that you have heard her prayers.  And we both will give you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. All the glory is to you. I ask this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen.

God uses Ordinary People to do Extraordinary Things

Heavenly Father – Good Morning! Thank you for my breath.  Thank you for the fresh clean air that I am breathing. Thank you Lord. And thank you for showing me the scripture to use while I write out my daily prayer for your gifted daughter:

The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. (Amos 1:1)

Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit: And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel. (Amos 7:14-15)

Lord, I come before you today, just an ordinary man, but confidently coming to meet with you to support and pray for Lindsey. She loves you Lord and she strives each and every day to walk with you. Today I ask that you would remind her how you enjoy taking plain ordinary people and then using them in extraordinary ways. Amos is a good example of this. He was just a common sheepherder who also gathered fruit from sycamore trees. His father was not a prophet, yet God chose him to prophesy to Israel. Now, Lord, I see the many gifts and talents you have given Lindsey and I ask that you open doors for her where she can share her artistic abilities and glorify you at the same time. Yes, we give you the glory, Lord. In the midst of everything Lindsey does, she glorifies you. All the glory is yours Lord. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen. (more…)

Is it not even you?

Heavenly Father come fill my mind. When there is chaos around me, come fill my mind. Thank you for never leaving me. Thank you for being here with me. Thank you for calming my mind when I ask. Thank you for loving me. And thank you for the joyful scripture to base this day’s prayer for your daughter, Lindsey.

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? (1 Thessalonians 2:19)

Lord, here I am again.   I come before you with confidence this day to raise up your daughter Lindsey. For is it not her? Is it not her that is our hope, our joy and our crown of rejoicing? Yes, as she walks with you, Lord, Lindsey is that joy.  I ask that you fill her with even more of the joy of the Lord this day. Let her glow as she remains in your presence! And we will give all the glory to you. We give you the glory Lord.  Yes!  I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen. (more…)

Don’t be fearful!

Hello Father … right now I am thankful for hot and cold running water. Help me to not take for granted such things as not everyone is as fortunate as I am. Thank you for loving me. Thank you Lord. And thank you for showing me the scripture to use for this day’s prayer for your daughter who tries to walk with you every day:

And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? (Mark 4:40)

Lord, it’s me again. I am persistent in coming to you each day to lift up Lindsey and pray both big and small prayers for her.  Today I pray that you increase her faith so that she need not be fearful. If a feeling of fear comes over her, I pray that you show her a better way. If she is ever afraid, strengthen her faith so that she remembers that she can totally rely on you Lord. Totally!  You love her and so she can confidently walk with you without fear. And as she walks with you this way, we will give you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord.  I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen. (more…)

Where are the nine? Be the one!

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for allowing me to walk with you another day. Thank you for my breath and for my life. Thank you for being my protector and my provider. Thank you Lord. And thank you for this multifaceted scripture to form the basis of my prayer for Lindsey, your daughter you delight in:

And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?  There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. (Luke 17:11-19)

Lord it is with joy that I take time now to lift up the daughter you love. And this scripture seems to bring forth two kinds of prayers. And so this day I am praying two big prayers for Lindsey.  First, I pray that you clearly show her the way you would have her go this day. And give her the courage to quickly go that way, just as all ten lepers did.  They were not healed at first, but they all did begin going to the priests and only after they had gone part of the way were they healed.  I pray that as Lindsey walks with you, that along the way you would give her tangible results… results that make her smile… results that put joy into her heart.  And then I pray that she would be like the one who comes back to give all the glory to you Lord.  As she accomplishes great things, I pray that she always will turn to give you the glory.  Help her maintain a thankful heart Lord.  Let thankfulness be a natural part of every hour of every day.  And we will turn to you Lord to give you the glory. We will give you all the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen. (more…)

Who Encourages the Encouragers?

Heavenly Father, hello again! I come before you today on behalf of your gifted daughter. But first I must thank you for being her provider and her protector.  Thank you for being her guide and for watching over her both day and night. Thank you Lord. And thank you for providing the scripture to use for my prayer for Lindsey this day:

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. (Romans 12:6-8)

Lord, I am so proud of your daughter. You have bestowed on her the gift of music and the ability to perform well.  And it seems that she is not merely entertaining her audience. Rather she is inspiring them and encouraging them. She is a role model for many young women today. Both her music and her life is uplifting to those around her.  One of her many gifts is to encourage others and she is using that gift well. However, Lord, she in turn needs encouragement. And so I pray that you would let her path intersect with people who will encourage her.  Open her ears to hear words of encouragement spoken over her.  Lord, let my prayers be an encouragement to her. Help me to encourage the encourager! And we will give you the glory. All the glory we give to you Lord. All the glory is yours. I ask this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen. (more…)

Beauty in the Night Sky

Heavenly Father … this day I ponder the glory of the heavens, the majestic beauty of the night sky. When you created the stars, you did not create just enough that the sky looked pretty.  You did not stop with merely a couple hundred stars, nor a couple thousand stars. Even a million stars was not enough.  You created billions … and all this for us as part of your creation that we have before our very eyes. Thank you Lord. Thank you for caring for us so much that you would create such a vast universe for us to see – both with our eyes and with our telescopes. Thank you! And thank you for the scripture that goes with this for me to use in my prayer this day for your artistic daughter:

Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth (Isaiah 40:26)

NASA butterfly nebula

Butterfly Nebula (2009 NASA Hubble photo)

Lord, I pray that you would grant Lindsey time one night this week to simply gaze up at the starry sky. Grant her time for this Lord. And while she lifts her eyes to the sky, let her see your majestic beauty unfold before her very eyes. Let it be her inspiration for the next day. Yes!  Lord, show Lindsey a bit of your glory as she lifts her eyes on high. And in turn, we will give you all the glory Lord. All the glory is indeed yours! I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen. (more…)

Do what is right

Thank you Lord for another glorious day.  Today I especially thank you for my good health. I can hear and appreciate the music that is playing. Thank you for my breath, for my life. I choose to walk with you this day Lord. Thank you for being my guide. And thank you for the scripture to use for today’s prayer for your daughter who loves you so much:

Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the Lord God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.  (Amos 5:14-15)

Lord, it is Lindsey’s goal to always choose to do what is right. She seeks good, so I pray that you will be with her this day, just as your scripture promises. Help her to love the good Lord. And I pray that you will be gracious to her and to her family.  And we will give you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. All the glory!  I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)