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You Are a Dear Child of God – A Child of Light!

Good Morning Heavenly Father! Thank you for my good health. Thank you for all those who watch over my health. And thank you for providing scriptures for my prayers for your daughter Lindsey each and every day especially today as I start another 40 days of praying for your daughter with special prayers!

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.  But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (Ephesians 5:1-8)

Lord, I am here on behalf of Lindsey, your daughter who loves you. Lindsey, you are a dearly loved daughter of God. And today’s scripture reminds you that as such, you need to walk in love! This is not always easy, so today I pray that the Lord would walk with you and fill you with his joy as your strength so you can walk together in love wherever you go!  Just look where God is leading you and follow that path! Avoid all the things that you know are wrong and walk with integrity. Lord, I ask that you protect Lindsey from any deception that she may encounter. At those times remind her of your truth. Shine your light on her Lord, so that she can walk as a child of light. And we will give you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. GLORY! I pray and ask this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

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Jesus is the light within you. Let it shine brightly everywhere you go!

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for good friends. Thank you for the friends who are there with us year after year. And thank you as well for friends who are with us for just a season. Thank you for reminding us that it is Christ that is the light in us, and when others see a light in us, we can tell them the source is Jesus!

13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. (Ephesians 5:13-14)

Yes, this was said in Isaiah:

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. (Isaiah 60:1)

Lord, it’s me. Yep, I am here again as usual to lift Lindsey up to you. I am here on her behalf. Lord, I pray that you would be the light in Lindsey. Wake her up whenever busy-ness clouds her day. And then let your light shine through her Lord so that it is evident to those around her, let it be so evident that many ask her about it! Give her these opportunities to tell people that she is not the light, but that Jesus is the light within her. I ask that you give her the words then Lord. Show her the way and give her the strength and courage to walk it (with you right beside her the whole time!) And we will give the glory to you. The glory is yours Lord. I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Receive the gift of grace. Take hold of it. Make it yours.

Heavenly Father, good morning. Thank you for sunshine. Thank you for sunlight. Thank you for the warmth of the sun. And thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer and for calling to mind how it correlates to what your daughter Lindsey was just thinking about!  Because, while I was preparing this scripture for today’s prayer, I remembered that she had just posted something on facebook about God’s gift of grace! Yep, here: Lindsey’s Facebook Post

And here is the scripture about the gift of grace:

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
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. (Ephesians 4:4-8)

Yes, this was said in the Psalms:

18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them. (Psalm 68:18)

Lord, I am here! I’m here to begin today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey, the daughter who loves you. Lindsey, today I pray that God’s gift of grace be yours. May you take hold of it and make it yours. May you receive it with a loud Thank You God! And together we acknowledge all that this scripture says leading up to that grace. Within your calling there is one body and one Spirit. There is just one faith and one God who is in you. And thus we praise him now. We glorify him. We give all the glory to him. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Make Melodies in your Heart to the Lord

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for the night sky. Thank you for the moon as it cycles night by night for 28 nights. And thank you for the many points of light in the dark sky. Thank you for being an extravagant God who didn’t create just a few hundred stars for us to see at night … but billions of stars! Thank you for letting this be just one example we can follow as we also try to be extravagant towards others. And thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; (Ephesians 5:18-20)

Lord, I’m here again as usual to begin another day’s prayer for your daughter who loves you. I pray that you would fill Lindsey with your Spirit as your scripture promises and that she also would find new melodies in her heart. Melodies that she can turn into beautiful uplifting songs. And Lindsey, remember to always give thanks for everything to God and the Father in the name of Christ Jesus. And we will give the glory to you Lord. The glory is all yours. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Blessing: Live Long and Prosper (including Spock YouTube clips)

 

Lindsey, the 40 consecutive days of blessings ends with one you should enjoy since it was made popular by the Spock greeting on Star Trek saying “Live long and prosper!” (see YouTube clips after the prayer). And so I bless you once more Lindsey. May you live long and prosper!

Heavenly Father, good morning! Thank you for another day, another new day, another new day with you! Thank you for my breath and for my life. Thank you for being with me always. And thank you for these blessings from scripture that relate directly to today’s blessing for your daughter – from Ephesians, 3 John and Deuteronomy:

  • Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, for ever. (Deuteronomy 4:40)
  • Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. (Deuteronomy 5:16)
  • Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess. (Deuteronomy 5:33)
  • Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (3 John 1:2)
  • Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. (Ephesians 6:2-3)

Lord, it’s me. I am here again to conclude 40 days of blessings prayed daily over your daughter you love. Lindsey, today I pray that you would live long and prosper. I pray that it may go well with you and that you would have good health. And we will give the glory to God. All the glory is yours Lord. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen

And background to the hand gesture (today’s blessing already covered the background to Star Trek’s Spock saying “live long and prosper”):

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Blessing: May Your Inner Man be Filled with the Fullness of Love, Faith and Understanding

Another special blessing for you today Lindsey! I ask that the Lord would strengthen your inner man (or shall we say inner woman) through his spirit. I ask that Christ would dwell in your heart and that you would be grounded in love. Finally, I ask that you would know the love of Christ and that your entire being would be filled with all the fullness of God.

Heavenly Father, good morning! Thank you for another day with you. Thank you for the godly friends you surround me with. Thank you for granting me more of your wisdom this day. Show me the way to go and give me the courage to walk it, and words when I need them. And especially thank you for this special scripture that is the basis for my blessing over your daughter today:

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. (Ephesians 3:14-19)

Lord, I am here to bless your daughter Lindsey again today. Lindsey, it is a joy to bless you today with another special blessing! I pray that from his unlimited resources the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth would empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. I pray that God’s love would keep you strong and that you would grow to understand how wide, how long, how high and how deep God’s love for you is. May you experience the love of Christ and be made complete with the fullness of life that comes from God. And we will give all the glory to you Lord. The glory is all yours. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

(S) You are Strengthened Within by the Spirit

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for all that is unique. Thank you for showing how you value uniqueness. Thank you for the many many kinds of birds, of dogs, of trees. Thank you for making each one of us in your image but unique at the very same time. Thank you for all that you have instilled into your daughter Lindsey and the scripture for the letter S that speaks about her:

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; (Ephesians 3:16)

Lord, I am so happy to have you at my side every minute of the day. I am pleased that you are here when I come to sit with you. And now I lift up your daughter you love. I ask you to strengthen her with might by your spirit in her inner man, her inner being. I ask that she can feel your strength within her. I ask that she can know that you have filled her with might by your Spirit. I ask for big things today. I ask knowing that you hear me and that you do answer our prayers. I ask this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. And we will give all the glory to you Lord. The glory is to you. Amen (more…)

(K) God is Kind

Heavenly Father, thank you for this wonderful night, for the moon in the sky, only a crescent but still bright enough to light up the street for me to see where to walk. Thank you for the stars – not just dozens of them, nor hundreds of them or even thousands of them. You created stars in the billions just for us to see when we look up at the night sky! You did this all for us! Thank you Lord!  And thank you for the scripture that speaks of your kindness for the letter K:

That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:7)

Lord, let me just pause to sit with you this time. Let me just rest here with you.  And after I rest a while, then let me speak on behalf of your daughter Lindsey. She is your daughter and I ask that you shower her with your loving kindness. Let her feel your kindness upon her this day as if it were exceeding riches, immeasurable riches, incomparable riches! Make it plain to her that this is all from you. Let your kindness and grace be her riches and wealth. And we will give all the glory to you Lord. The glory is all yours! I ask this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen. (more…)

(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…)