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You are being renewed day by day

Good evening Heavenly Father. Thank you for another day, another day anew. Thank you for the friends you have provided me. And, yes, thank you for hair! What a marvelous concept! Hair can bring out the beauty in people as it flows here and there accentuating various facial features. While I may not be able to see some of the details of a face as most people, I do see hair. And it is so amazing! And to think … each strand of hair is “alive” in that it grows and over the years can change color (without any assistance of hair coloring). Thank you for this very interesting part of the people you create! And thank you for the scripture to use for this prayer:

13 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, 14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. (2Corinthians 4:13-20 ESV)

Lord, I’m still here. I am ready to pray for your daughter you love. I am here to pray for Lindsey! Lord, I ask that you grant her a spirit of faith… that you would increase her faith. I also ask that since she believes that you give her many opportunities to “speak”. Give her the words Lord. Remind her of things she already knows. Remind her that just as Jesus was raised … and so shall she. Yes, Lindsey, that is God’s promise and he is faithful to keep his promises. Always! And I also pray for you Lindsey that you never lose heart. There will be momentary afflictions … likely MANY of them. But each one is preparing you for a weight of glory! And it is this unseen aspect of our lives that is so important. I pray that you would grasp how the unseen are what is important. Things you see will pass away, but the unseen is eternal. Continue to take hold of that Lindsey. And together let’s praise the Lord. Let’s give all the glory to him. Yes. I pray this all in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen.

King James Version for your reference:

13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Overcoming, persisting and never giving up

Good Morning Heavenly Father. What a wonderful morning. Such a bright sunny day, with wisps of clouds here and there and a gentle breeze. It reminds me of how marvelous you created this world. It is amazing. Your fingerprints are all over it! Thank you for loving us so much that you would go to such lengths to make this world so wonderful just for us. Thank you. And thank you for the scripture that talks about your daughter you love, your Lindsey!

We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed, 10 always carrying around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our body. 11 For we who are alive are constantly being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our mortal body. (2Corinthians 4:8-11 NET)

Lord, it’s me. I’m sill here. Now I am here on behalf of your daughter Lindsey. Lord, your Word seems to be talking about how she lives … how she lives for you! And so I pray this over you now Lindsey. Yes! Lindsey, you have experienced trouble on every side, but you have never been crushed. You have been in many perplexing situations around the world, yet you do not fall into despair! You have felt persecuted, but you know that God has never abandoned you. You have been knocked down more than once, even during a performance, but you always get up. You are persistent! Nothing has been able to destroy you. And in the midst of all this, you continue to always carry Jesus around within you. Everywhere that you go around the world, Jesus can be seen working in you. Yes, you are fully alive and energized even while constantly being delivered unto death for the sake of Jesus! And that is how Jesus is so visible in your mortal body. And so I pray now for you Lindsey. I pray that you could sense the presence of the Lord around you every day and that he would daily fill you with his joy. I pray that his joy within you would be a basis for your strength. I pray that the thousands of people who see you during your tour would see something special in you and wonder just what it it. And I pray that the Lord would open the eyes of those who find themselves wondering just that. I pray that they would want to live like that themselves. And we give the glory to the Lord. The glory is all his. All the glory, all the time. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen.

King James Version for your reference:

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

God loves YOU!

Good evening Heavenly Father. Thank you for clarity! Thank you for bringing clarity to my mind. Thank you for giving us your Word and bringing meaning and understanding each time we read it. Thank you for all the scribes who so diligently, carefully and accurately copied it to new manuscripts over and over again until just 560 years ago when Bibles were being printed with the new printing press! And thank you for allowing me to actually have some Bibles that were printed almost 300 years ago! Thank you for letting me how 150 years ago Bibles were published that were not only accurate but also beautiful, even the front and back covers! (see My Old Bibles). Thank you for your Word and for this scripture to pray over Lindsey, your daughter you love:

Each one of you should give just as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, because God loves a cheerful giver. (2Corinthians 9:7 NET)

Lord, I’m here.  I’m here to praying this truth over your daughter Lindsey. Yes, Lindsey, I am praying this promise over you now. I see this as a promise for you because I see you giving of yourself to others with such joy and enthusiasm. I see you stirring the hearts of those who see and hear you. I see you sharing your story about what is important to you. And I see you doing all this because it is in your heart … you can’t help but share your joy with others. And others see this. They see a cheerful GIVER (focusing on you rather than on the giving).  And that is a delight to the Lord … he sees this too and he loves YOU just as this scripture promises. Lord, I ask that you shower your love over Lindsey this day. Fill her with your love to overflowing. Let your love in her over flow to others where ever she goes. Let her feel your love just bubbling up within her. And I give you the glory Lord. The glory is not on us but on on you. All the glory. All the time. It all is yours Lord. I pray and ask this all in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen.

King James Version for your reference:

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Do not grieve. Wipe away the tears. Let joy be seen in your eyes again.

Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for creating us and for saving us through Jesus. Thank you for giving us this scripture regarding your promise of eternal life for those who leave this world to be with you:

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14)

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We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. (2 Corinthians 4:13-14)

Lord, I am here. I am here on behalf of your daughter Lindsey, who has lost a very dear friend. I ask that you be with her and be her comforter. Lindsey, just as Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, I write my prayer for you to remind you of things you already know, for you are not ignorant concerning how everlasting life is waiting for each of us. You read God’s Word each day, so you are not uninformed about those who sleep in death.

Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. (2 Peter 1:12)

Lindsey, today I remind you of the faith and the hope that you already have. So, don’t be concerned about your good friend Gavi. Paul reminds you to not grieve for him. For we know he has eternal life as his hope is fulfilled. So, be comforted. I pray that once again God would fill you with his joy so that you could celebrate how Jesus has brought Gavi to him. I pray that the joy of the Lord could be seen in your eyes again. And in this we give the glory to God. All the glory is his. Glory. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Qualified? YES! With Integrity!

Note: “savour” can also be translated as “fragrance” and “aroma” – refer to the original Greek words (yes KJV validly translates two different words as “savour”, but both are slightly different words)

* Strong word G3744 ( ὀσμή ) – a smell, aroma, fragrance – From ozo; fragrance (literally or figuratively) — odour, savour.

** Strong word G2175 ( εὐωδία ) – a sweet smell, fragrance – From a compound of eu and a derivative of ozo; good-scentedness, i.e. Fragrance — sweet savour (smell, -smelling).

Hello Heavenly Father. What a world! What a wonderful world you created for us. A world full of wonders, full of amazing things. Birds that fly backwards, squirrels that glide smoothly through the air, spiders that  seem to float across to where they want to go. Thank you for the many unique parts of your complex creation. And thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer for your daughter, Lindsey, that speaks of having a character that is like a sweet savor** (fragrance or aroma):

Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour* of his knowledge by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet savour** of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour* of death unto death; and to the other the savour* of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. (2 Corinthians 2:14-17)

Lord, I’m here to pray for your daughter again today. Lindsey, I am one of those who while shopping look for “fragrance free” products. Fragrances bother my eyes and even affect my breathing, even if it is just a faint fragrance. So I totally understand the power of a fragrance. The fragrance is noticeable even when I am not looking for it so to speak. When someone with perfume is nearby, the fragrance just seems to be all around me when I am near them. Others may find sweet smells pleasant but still are affected by “bad” smells (a stench). What scripture seems to be saying is that we can live our lives so that we are sweetly noticeable wherever we go. And so that is my prayer for you today Lindsey. I pray that you would continue to live your life with integrity, and that would be sufficient.  I pray that your character and sincerity would have the same effect as a sweet aroma, and that would qualify you to not corrupt the Word of God, but to speak it in truth, in Christ. And the glory all is to God. Glory. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen

 

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Don’t look at what you are lacking. Look at your abundance while guarding your heart.

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for taste. Thank you for letting us taste the things we eat and drink. Thank you for your creation filled with such a wide variety of tastes. Thank you for things that taste sweet as well as bitter or sour. Thank you for both hot and cold tastes that can differ. Thank you for all these things that we tend to take for granted every day. And thank you for the scriptures to use in today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.
12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:
15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack. (2 Corinthians 8:11-15)

Yes, it is written in Exodus:

17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating. (Exodus 16:17-18)

Lord, as usual, here I am. I come to sit with you every day… many times during the day. But right now I wish to begin a new prayer for Lindsey, your daughter you love. Lindsey, these short scriptures say much, and I will pray them over you now. First I pray that you will not worry about what you don’t have. Scriptures clearly say that God is looking at what you do with what you DO have. I pray that you will be able to cease worrying about what you are lacking so that you can focus on what you have in abundance! Finally, I pray that God would guide you in your abundance. When you have an abundance of something I pray that God would show you ways to help others with it. I pray that you will always find ways to share your talents and skills with others, but also I pray a bigger prayer. I pray that greed would not tempt you. I pray that you would always see ways to share your abundance with others and that the Lord would reward you with joy in your heart. I pray that you would never lack joy in your heart. I believe I also can share something God told me seven years ago. Yes, this was a word for ME, and not for anyone else. But it did come to mind as I was writing this prayer for you today. “There is no need to fear what we are lacking. Rather fear the hardening of our hearts.” I pray that you would watch over your heart Lindsey. Watch for signs that it is hardening and then take action to keep a soft heart. I pray that God would be your guide in this each day of your journey. And we will give the glory to him. All the glory goes to him. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

God dwells in you, lives with you and walks with you every day

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Good Morning! Good Afternoon! Good Evening! Good Night! What word is common to all these things that many of us say each day? Good! And it is indeed a well placed word! The very first chapter of the first book of the Bible speaks of creation and over and over it mentions how it was GOOD… until the sixth day when God created man … after that day God thought it was VERY good! So, thank you Lord for creation and for reminding us that it indeed good. And thank you for the two scriptures for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (2 Corinthians 6:16)

God had indeed said it in Ezekiel:

27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (Ezekiel 37:27)

As well as in Leviticus:

12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people. (Leviticus 26:12)

Lord, I’m here to pray for your daughter again as I do every day. Lindsey, today I join with you in acknowledging that we are God’s people, something Paul echoed from Ezekiel. But today I pray for you as being the temple of the living God. Yes, God dwells in you, lives with you and walks with you every day. I pray that knowing this would be so obvious to you that it becomes part of a normal day of life for you.  Whether you are home having fun with your family or on the other side of the globe inspiring thousands with your music, I pray that you always would sense God’s presence there with you. I pray that those around you would see this in you as well. 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…)

Blessing: May You have Everything You Need to Excel in Every Good Work

Lindsey, this day I bless you and ask that God make all grace overflow to you so that you will have enough of everything in every way at all times that you may excel in every good work.

Hello Heavenly Father. I welcome another wonderful day. I acknowledge an amazing day set before me. Thank you for my life. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for the many things you do for me that I don’t notice. I am glad to be on this journey with you Lord.  And I am glad to pray another blessing over your daughter Lindsey with this scripture you gave me:

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8)

Lord, it is time to add another blessing over your daughter you love. I have been looking forward to this and so now I bless you Lindsey. I pray that God would make all grace overflow to you so you will have everything you need every minute of the day and that you thus can excel in many good works this day. And we will give all the glory to God. All the glory is yours Lord. Amen (more…)

(A) You are an Ambassador for Christ

Heavenly Father, hello … come welcome this new day with me. Thank you for this new day that I can spend anew with you. Thank you for the sunshine, for the light that lets me see the many parts of your creation around me, the many things you created just for us! And thank you for this scripture to kick off 26 days of prayers for Lindsey regarding how you see her … from A to Z, starting with A:

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20)

Lord, with great joy I lift up your daughter Lindsey. You have placed her in a position where she can be your ambassador to so many people. I ask that you be there with her whenever she speaks for you or about you with others, be it one person or millions. Be her guide as she is your ambassador, she gives you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Praying for a Daughter of God

Heavenly Father, thank you for creating this wonderful world. Thank you for creating beauty around us. Thank you for creating all the multitude of stars in the sky. Thank you giving us eyes to see and ears to hear so that we can see the beauty and sing about it. Thank you Lord.  And thank you for the scripture to base my prayer for your daughter who loves you so much:

I will receive you,  and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters,  saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:17-18)

Yes, Lord, Lindsey is indeed your daughter.  She knows this and has taken this truth to heart before the world around her.  I pray that you would be with her this day, just as a loving father longs to be with his daughter.  Remind her how much you love her today. Let her feel your presence around her wherever she goes.  And we will give you the glory Lord. All the glory is yours.  I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of Kings. Amen. (more…)