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Love life? Then watch your tongue, do good and pursue peace
Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for bright sunshine this morning. Thank you for the clean clear crisp air. Thank you for the joy of seeing bits of your glory all around me. And thank you for the scriptures for today’s prayer for Lindsey:
10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. (1 Peter 3:10-12)
This is what the FOR is referring to:
12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. (Psalm 34:12-16)
Lord, it’s me. I’m here to begin today’s prayer for your daughter you love. Lindsey, today I pray that you continue to love life and desire many more good days ahead of you. What should you do? Interesting how Peter is quoting from what David wrote in Psalm 34. It seems like there are three things that both Peter and David say are important for you to do. First, watch what you say; guard your mouth … and interesting how that ties in with my prior prayers that speak to the condition of your heart. Next, turn away from evil and do good! Finally, pursue peace. So, today I pray these over you Lindsey. I pray that in your journey with God, that you would always watch what you are saying, always aim to do good and see peace as a goal worth pursuing. I pray that God would grant you the grace you need in this and that he would always show you the path to follow … for the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears hear your prayers. And we will give the glory to him. All glory goes to God. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for the night sky. Thank you for the many stars … not just hundreds or thousands but millions upon millions of individual stars. And thank you for the Perseid meteorite shower which I just watched. Thank you for the clear sky and the lack of moonlight so that the sky would be best for viewing the “shooting stars”. Thank you for this glorious evidence of your creation. And thank you for the scripture to use for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:
16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. (1 Peter 1:16)
It is written in Leviticus:
44 For I am the Lord your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (Leviticus 11:44)
Lord, I’m here. I’m here as every day. I’m here to lift up Lindsey to you. I’m here on her behalf. Lord, you are telling Lindsey to be holy. You would not tell her to do something that is not possible for her to do, so we know that she can indeed be holy. And so now I ask that you be with her every step of the way. I ask that you would be her strength. I ask that you would surround her with godly people that provide her examples of living holy, being holy. And we will give you the glory. The glory is all yours. I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
Don’t Panic! Just rely, trust and believe in Jesus!
Good morning Heavenly Father. Good morning and Happy Day! I welcome this new day, anew with you. I rejoice in this day praising you. Yes, good morning, happy day and thank you for your precious Word which reminds us how we too are precious as we believe in Jesus who is the precious cornerstone of our life that Peter refers to, as Isaiah foretold about him:
4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. (1 Peter 2:4-6)
Consider this scripture from Isaiah:
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. (Isaiah 28:16)
Lord, it’s me! I’m here! I’m here on behalf of Lindsey, your daughter you love. Lindsey, today I was happy to find out that the button that some people wear is Biblical. “Don’t Panic!” Yes, indeed, as you look around you Isaiah said it … don’t panic and rush around. Don’t panic and make haste! Keep Calm and Believe! Perhaps the button that people are wearing needs the word “Believe” added to it! Lindsey, you have already acknowledged Jesus publicly. I pray that you will cling to him today. I pray that you will believe in him, the precious cornerstone to your life. I pray that Jesus will always be precious to you. I pray that as you firmly believe in him, that he will give you confidence and not allow you to be put to shame. I pray that as you trust and rely on Jesus, that you would never feel the need to panic and would never be confounded! And we will give the glory to God. Glory! I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
Blessing: May God Restore, Strengthen and Place you on a Firm Foundation
Lindsey, today I bless you. God has called you into his glory. May he restore and support you, confirm and make you perfect and may he strengthen and place you on a firm foundation.
Heavenly Father, thank you for being so very near to me these past few days, helping me to collect 40 blessings pulled directly from scriptures to pray over your daughter you love. I now eagerly anticipate each day when I will get to pray each of these blessings over you Lindsey. And today’s blessing comes from this scripture:
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. (1 Peter 5:10)
Lord, I am exceedingly happy to be here with you so that I can begin my next blessing over your daughter Lindsey, for you have called her to your eternal glory by Jesus Christ. Lindsey, you may suffer a while (actually it is a promise, not just a maybe), but afterwards you will be restored and strengthened as God makes you perfect and establishes you. I pray this blessing over you today and we can give the glory to God. All the glory goes to him. Amen (more…)
(P) You are Precious
Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for memories. Thank you for a reasoning mind that I have used constantly for well over half a century and it is still working :) I don’t know where all the memories go, but somehow they are there when I think back to what once was. What a miracle. Thank you Lord. And thank you for the scripture for the letter P which I have been looking forward to so that I can pray it over your daughter who loves you so much:
If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, (1 Peter 2:3-4)
Lord, here I am. It’s me! I’m here on behalf of the daughter who is so very precious to you. I ask that you let her see herself the way that you see her. Open her eyes and her mind so that she can see as you do for a brief moment. Let her see how she is precious to you Lord. As she travels around this wonderful world, help her to always remember that you know her by name and that she is very precious to you. And we will give you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. I ask this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
(J) Rejoice with Unspeakable Joy
Hello Heavenly Father. Thank you for letting me start anew. Thank you that every day I can start anew. I can start each day fresh. I can rely on you each day. Thank you for being my guide today. And thank you for the scripture for the letter J for your daughter Lindsey’s prayer today:
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: (1 Peter 1:8)
Lord, here I am … what a joy to come sit with you today – as I have each morning now. And now it is great that I can say that I come with joy on behalf of your daughter Lindsey because though she has not seen you, she loves you! She loves you and believes in you! And so I ask that you be with her today more than ever and fill her with joy that is inexpressible, that she can’t put into words, totally unspeakable. Let her rejoice with this wonderful joy today Lord. And we will give you the glory. All the glory is yours. I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
(C) God Cares for You
Good Day Heavenly Father. Thank you for all the many things that I can drink! Thank you for water, but also for tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soda and milk shakes! And thank you for the scripture for the letter C for my prayer this day for your daughter Lindsey:
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
Lord, I am here with you now to pray for your daughter you love and care for. Help her to know that she can indeed cast all her worries and cares upon you because you care for her! Lift the weight of those worries and cares from her Lord. Let her feel lighter as she walks with you. And we will give you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
You are a royal priesthood to proclaim praises of the God who called you from darkness into his marvelous light
Hello Heavenly Father. Thank you for the dexterity and quick coordination of my fingers as they type this prayer. My fingers seem to know exactly where to go to type the words to match the thoughts as they run through my mind without my needing to even look at them or at the keyboard. What a miracle this is. Perhaps it is similar to how your daughter can play the violin as if it were all part of her. While I can’t seem to understand how it all “works”, I can say thank you for it, as it points to your wonderful design when you created us. And thank you for the scripture to use for my prayer today for your daughter:
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light (1 Peter 2:9)
Lord, it’s me again, coming to sit with you to rest a bit as you take me on this wild ride, from tears, to excitement, to royalty and prayer. Yesterdays scripture for your daughter was from royalty. Today’s is to royalty as you remind Lindsey that she can sing and play praises to you for she is called into your marvelous light. And so I ask that you open her eyes to see this marvelous light. Let it be her inspiration for her praises this day. Provide her with the opportunity to show praises of you. Yes, let all the glory be to you Lord. We give you the glory. I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen. (more…)
(Z) God is Zealous
Good Morning Heavenly Father! What a wonderful day, for today I use the letter Z for my daily prayer for your daughter Lindsey … and it is the end of the first 40 days of prayers for her! Thank you for providing a scripture for me to use each of those 40 days. Thank you for giving me words for the prayers. Thank you for helping me each day as I come before you to lift up your daughter you love so much. And thank you for the scripture for day number 40:
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6-7)
Lord, it is me again … and if you are asking who will go and pray for your daughter Lindsey, I say “I will”. And when you ask where are you, I say “Here I am!” And for this day, I enjoy praying about your zeal, for Lindsey also is zealous for the good! She takes up each project that you set before her, and WITH YOU she knows she can do it, so she puts her whole heart into it. She is zealous to perform the projects you set before her. And so I ask today that you would help her to keep her zeal aimed only for the good. Peter wrote about this:
Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? (1 Peter 3:13 ESV)
And who is he that will harm you, if ye be zealous of that which is good? (1 Peter 3:13 ASV)
And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? (1 Peter 3:13 KJV) (interlinear of Hebrew/English)
So, Lord, I ask that you help Lindsey stay zealous. Yes, help her to stay zealous for what is good! And we will give you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. Glory! I ask this all in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen. (more…)
(H) God is Holy
Good Morning Heavenly Father. What a marvelous creation you have created for us. There is beauty everywhere if we look for it. I just was amazed at a huge flower that blossomed right here before me. It was far larger than my entire hand. Thank you for creating such beauty … such a beautiful blooming flower that lasts only a few days. How much more can we be sure you will take good care of us! Thank you Lord! And thank your for the scripture about yourself for the letter H for today’s prayer:
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. (1 Peter 1:15-16)
Lord, I am back again. I’m here to pray for your holy daughter, Lindsey. She wants to be holy just as you say that she is. I ask that you help her in her quest to be holy. I ask that you keep her on track this day and that you find ways to let her know how well she is doing! And we will give you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, Lord of lords. Amen (more…)