Where are your treasures? That’s where your heart will be!
Heavenly Father, good morning! Thank you for revitalized friendships. Thank you for coffeeshops that allow conversations off to the side yet not in private. Thank you for your Word that you gave to us and thank you to all those who kept it intact and translated it into our own language! And thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:
[Jesus said:] Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)
Lord, I’m here again. I’m here as I am every day, on behalf of your daughter you love. Lindsey, I pray a big prayer for you today. I pray that God would help you to see where your treasures really are. Are they a collection of beautiful violins? Are they a throng of people screaming with enjoyment during one of your performances? Is your treasure racking up a billion views on YouTube? All these seem to be a result of God’s favor on your life. Yet, Jesus today seems to be reminding you to take care! Be careful about what exactly you treat as your ultimate treasure! I pray that God would give you many opportunities in the coming week for you to DO THINGS that matter for God’s kingdom. I pray that God would open doors for you in this regard. I pray that you would recognize these opportunities and that you would have the courage to walk through the doors, that you can bravely walk on the path God shows you! Look into your heart today Lindsey. Double-check it. It is following after what you treasure most. I pray that today you would be accumulating treasures in heaven. I pray that you will set out to store up more heavenly treasures this day. I pray that the desires of your heart would be heavenly today, and that it would be evident to all those around you. And all the glory goes to God. The glory is all his. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
When kicked, what comes out? Good? Evil?
Heavenly Father, good morning. Thank you for the rain that is essential for growth. And thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer that reminds me of something I learned a decade ago:
[Jesus said:] For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. (Luke 6:45)
Lord, I am here to sit with you, as usual. I am here to begin another day’s prayer for Lindsey, your daughter you love. Lindsey, today I pray for your heart. I pray that your heart would be filled with good. I pray that whenever you find your heart filled with ill intent, anger, frustration, evil … that God would help you to notice it and give you suggestions on what you can do to remove the bad and refill with good. Perhaps today’s scripture helps point out that we need to monitor our own hearts. A good indicator is what happens when we are kicked. When you get kicked, slighted, put down, insulted … what comes out of your mouth? Yes, your mouth, for out of the abundance of your heart your mouth speaks! If honey comes out, praise God that your heart is doing well. However, if you snap, yell, mumble, insult back … then take note that your built in indicator just lit up it’s red warning light. Your heart has been infiltrated with evil. Your heart has become a bit corrupted. I pray that when your warning indicator lights up that God would help you to notice it immediately and that he would show you what you need to do to refresh your heart, to refill it with good to overflowing and to expel everything that has polluted your heart! This is not easy, so I pray that God would be there at your side and that he would help you. I pray that he would pull you out of any pit you may have fallen into. I pray that he would dust you off, fill you with his joy and send you back smiling. And we can give the glory to God. All the glory is his. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
What do you see? What do you hear? Jesus privately asks you!
Heavenly Father, good morning! Thank you for vision. Vision in dim light. Vision in bright light. Peripheral vision. Depth perception. Vision itself is a wonder. Thank you. And thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer for Lindsey, your daughter you love.
And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see: For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. (Luke 10:23-24)
Lord, I’m here to sit with you again. Look at Lindsey Lord. Look at your daughter who loves you and strives to please and praise you every day and enjoys telling others about it. Today I ask that you bless her Lord. Open her eyes that she may see things that prophets desired to see. Open her ears that she may hear things kings wished to hear. I also ask that you open her mind to understand what she sees and to find meaning in what she hears. Come sit with her and explain it to her. And we will give you the glory. The glory is all yours. Glory! I ask this all in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
Don’t be afraid! Just believe!
Heavenly Father, good morning! Thank you for the new day. Thank you for joy that is evident in your creation. Thank you for cheerful birds singing in the morning. Thank you for the rising sun to welcome the day. And thank you for the scripture as the base for today’s prayer for Lindsey:
While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. (Mark 5:35-36)
Lord, I’m here again. I’ve come to sit with you again today. I am ready to begin today’s prayer for your daughter who loves you. Lindsey, do not be afraid. Do not fear. Just believe in Jesus. What a very simple foundation for daily life. Simple, yes. Easy, no. It is not easy to keep clear of fear. And so today I pray that the Lord would be with you to increase your courage and let you be brave at heart. I pray that he would reduce any fear that may appear before your eyes. I pray that he would replace fear with courage. And I pray that you would strive each day to only believe. Only believe in Jesus. And all the glory is his. All the glory! I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
With Jesus in paradise
Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for breakfast to start my day. Thank you for the tiny group of friends that gather with me weekday mornings to read your word around a table in a restaurant or coffee shop. And thank you for the scripture to use for today’s prayer for Lindsey, your daughter:
And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. (Luke 23:39-43)
Lord, I’m here again and ready to start a prayer for today for your daughter you love. Lindsey, today’s scripture reminds you that there is indeed a paradise because Jesus himself says so. He confirmed that the criminal who repented would be there in paradise after he died. So today I pray that you would hear Jesus confirming to you that he has a place for you in paradise as well. I pray that with that to look forward to, that you may be filled with such joy that it continues to overflow from you and is contagious to all around you. May God’s joy fill you. And may that joy in you that others see be a sign to them of the good news available to all. And we will give the glory to God. All the glory is his. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
Go out into the world… go out there teaching as well as playing violin!
Heavenly Father, good morning. Thank you for the children. Thank you for holding the children up as an example for us. Thank you for letting us know that it is not only OK to be like a child … but it is preferable! And thank you for your word today to speak over your daughter you love… this is the word for your Lindsey:
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20)
Lord, I’m here again. I’m here to begin another prayer for your daughter. Lindsey, today the scripture given to me to pass along to you in this prayer is a powerful one. Jesus is telling you to GO. Yes, I know that you are GOing almost all the time. Jesus is telling you to go to THE NATIONS! Yes, I know that you just got back from going out to the nations around the world. But Jesus is saying a bit more that just GO … a bit more than just go to THE NATIONS. Yes, he wants you to take your violins out with you. He wants you to utilize the gifts, skills and talents that he has given you. But he says it is more than just that. While you are going, while you are in the nations, while you are out there in the world he wants you ALSO to be teaching. Yes, you can be teaching wherever you go because Jesus said you can. He sent you. Teach all the things he has commanded (which means that you are wise to be reading the Bible every day so that you know what God is saying to everyone). So I pray for you as you go. I pray for you as you go to the nations. And I pray for you as you teach there. I pray that you can teach by what you do as well as by what you say. I pray that God will give you the words as well as the opportunities. And we can both glorify God. The glory is all his. GLORY! I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and he is revealing things to you Lindsey!
Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for a day surrounded by the beauty of your creation. And thank you for not just one, but two scriptures to use for my prayer for your daughter Lindsey this day:
Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. (Luke 22:70)
He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 16:15-17)
Lord, it’s me again. I’m here on behalf of your daughter you love. I am praying for you Lindsey. Yes, I am praying for you every day. And today I pray that this truth will resonate in you, because you are not afraid to publicly tell the world that you are a daughter of God and that you are drawing closer to Jesus. And so I pray that Jesus will meet with you as you draw closer. I pray that as you draw closer to him that he will draw closer to you. I pray that he will reveal things to you. I pray that you would clearly hear him when he is talking to you and that any “static” would dissipate. And we will give the glory to God. The glory is all his. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
Know Jesus and do the will of the Father… only then ask in his name!
Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for steam. Thank you for mist. Thank you for wispy clouds. Thank you for showing us how at times there can be something covering our field of vision just a bit and perhaps we might not even notice it. A slight mist or slight fog can alter how the world looks, make it a bit more ominous. Help us to not let the powers of darkness cloud our vision of your world, of your creation, of you … as the scripture for today’s prayer abruptly warns us:
[Jesus said:] Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Matthew 7:21-23)
Lord, it’s me again – as usual. Yep, I’m here on behalf of Lindsey, your daughter who loves you. I am praying for you today Lindsey. I am praying a big prayer for you today. I pray that you will truly know Jesus. I pray that you both can sit and talk today, have a real heart to heart talk. I pray that you will clearly see what God’s will for you and your life is. And I pray that God grant you all the courage you may need to walk in his will. I ask that God remove any fear or lingering doubts that cloud your mind. And I ask that he will always give you the words wherever you go! And we will glorify him. The glory all is his. Glory to God! I ask this all in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings, Savior and Lord, the Anointed One who calms my storms. Amen (more…)
No one can rob you of your joy! Ask! Be an “asker” in the name of Jesus!
Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for the new day. Thank you for peace of mind as I start this new day. Thank you for reminding me that I just need to keep my focus on Jesus and not be distracted by what I see to the left and to the right of me. And thank you for the scripture to use for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:
[Jesus said:] A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: (John 16:21-26)
Lord, here I am! I am ready to start today’s prayer for your daughter you love! Lindsey, today I pray that your heart is rejoicing. I pray that you recognize and realize that no one can rob you of this joy. And right now I pray that you realize that Jesus is telling you to ASK … to ASK … and to ASK IN HIS NAME! And so I pray that you can be an asker this day (yeah, I just made up that word). I pray that you can be someone who asks … who is not afraid to ask in the name of Christ Jesus. And I pray that God will answer… and that you will hear his answer clearly. And we both can give the glory to God. All the glory is his. I pray and ask this all IN THE NAME OF CHRIST JESUS, KING OF KINGS! Amen (more…)
Let Jesus’s words abide and remain in you… then ask for your desires
Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for restoring me, for rescuing me, for replenishing me. And thank you for providing the scriptures to use in my prayers based on things that Jesus said, including the one for today:
[Jesus said:] If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. (John 15:7)
Lord, I’m here again on behalf of your daughter Lindsey. Lindsey, today I pray that you will continue to abide in Jesus. I pray that you will continue your daily reading of Scriptures and ask that the Lord would embed the words within you. I pray that you would continue and remain in Jesus and in his word. And then I pray that the Lord would grant you what you desire, what you need, what you want. And we will give the glory to God. All the glory is his. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)