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Get Alone! Jesus Often Did!

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for being our provider. My family has everything that we need. Thank you for being so generous and help me to be generous today as well. And thank you for the scriptures for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

Once Jesus was famous, he had to withdraw away from the multitudes:

But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities. And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed. (Luke 5:15-16)

Other times Jesus had to send the crowds away so that he could be by himself to pray:

And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. (Matthew 14:22-23)

And then there were times Jesus would get up early to be alone to pray and left to travel to another town even though crowds had gathered to see him:

And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. And Simon and they that were with him followed after him. And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee. And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth. (Mark 1:35-38)

Lord, it’s me. I’m here as usual to pray for your daughter who loves you. You have gifted her with great talent and skills. And she uses those talents well. So much that she has become famous. And so these scriptures apply especially to you Lindsey! As Jesus became famous we are told that he had to make a point withdraw to secluded places to pray. He needed time alone. And so that is my prayer for you Lindsey. I pray that you recognize the need to get a way and be with alone with your God. At times you may need to dismiss the crowds. At other times you may need to sneak away someplace on your own (though you may want to tell someone where you are going:) Lord, I ask that any time that Lindsey goes off alone to be with you that you would let her know that you are there with her. I ask that you hear her prayers and desires of her heart. I ask that you answer her in a way that she can hear you clearly and know it is you. And we will give the glory to you Lord. The glory is all yours. Glory. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

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Discouraged? NOT! Praying? YES!

Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for my breath. Thank you for my life. Thank you for waking me this morning and being with me this day. And thank you for the scripture to use for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

[Jesus speaking] And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; (Luke 18:1)

Lord, it’s me. It’s me again. I’m here on behalf of Lindsey, your daughter you love. I pray that you fill her with your joy Lord. Let it be her strength so she need to be weary and feel faint. Lord let discouragement be far from her. Surround her with those who will encourage her and keep on on the path you set before her. And most importantly is prayer. Lindsey, remember to pray. Remember to pray often. Actually, Jesus asked you to be always praying! Let the people who are watching you day after day notice that not only are you smiling and joyful as well as talented, but that you also are prayerful. Let some of your prayers be while others are watching. I pray that you would be a good role model in prayer as well as in how to live. And we will 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…)

Get Up and Pray!

Hello Heavenly Father. Thank you for keeping my teeth in good shape. Thank you for how teeth are so essential to eating, which in turn is essential for life. And thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

[Jesus speaking] And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. (Luke 22:46)

Lord, I’m here again as usual. I’m here on behalf of Lindsey, your daughter who loves you. Lindsey, today I pray that you will do all that you can to avoid falling into temptation. Jesus seems to be saying that at times it is good to wake up even while very sleepy.  He suggests waking up to pray! So praying is one way to avoid temptation. Thus I pray for you now Lindsey. I pray that you would not enter into temptation. Draw a line that you will not cross. Maintain your integrity. Many are watching! You are their role model even if you don’t know them. Continue to remind them that you read scriptures daily … that you pray every day. And together we will give the glory to God. The glory is all his. Glory! I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Seeing what God HAS done helps us realize that nothing is impossible for him!

Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for being my provider. Thank you for always providing for my family. Thank you for our meals, our home, our car, our clothes. Thank you for your presence here with us. And thank you for the scriptures for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

For with God nothing shall be impossible. (Luke 1:37)

Sometimes it is hard to see how that can be true. So that is why we need to remember what he already HAS done:

What hath God wrought! (Numbers 23:23b)

Lord, it’s me. I’m here to lift up your daughter Lindsey to you again. I ask that you continue to do wonders before her very eyes. Let her see you do things that she KNOWS just has to be you. Let her say “See what God has done”! I pray that you let these past examples of your wonders and might will help Lindsey to know that there is nothing that you cannot do Lord. Nothing is impossible for you God. And the scripture below sums both up nicely as it something told to the Israelites AFTER they have been delivered out of Egypt through the middle of the Red Sea and after all the miracles performed before Pharaoh. God told Moses that he has seen nothing yet! God told Moses to expect to see even greater marvels and wonders! Lord, let Lindsey see what marvels you have already done. But also let her eagerly expect even greater wonders to come. Let us both say, “See what God will do!” And all the glory is yours Lord. Glory! I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen

NOTE: I paused in the middle of writing this prayer for an hour of reading scripture around a table at Wendy’s and this scripture popped up (seems to consolidate both scriptures for this prayer):

And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the Lord: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee. (Exodus 34:10)

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Be a hear-er and a keep-er! Hear it and Keep it!

Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for the many tiny miracles that are part of each day. Thank you for holding everything together. Thank you for being in control. And thank you for the scripture for Lindsey’s prayer today:

But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. (Luke 11:28)

Lord, it’s me. I’m here on behalf of your daughter you love. God is blessing you Lindsey for reading (and hearing) his Word each and every day. He delights in how you strive to not only hear his Word but also to KEEP IT! Lord, your daughter is a HEARer and a KEEPer! I ask that you bless her for this. I ask that you fill her with your joy so she would be happy indeed. And we will give you the glory. The glory is all yours Lord. Glory! I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Do what is right and good that all may be well with you

Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for the stars at night. It is so amazing to know how far away they are, yet we can see their light even from such a great distance. Thank you for placing Lindsey before the world as a bright flare and for the scripture to use in my prayer for her this day:

And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the Lord: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, (Deuteronomy 6:18)

Lord, I’m here again as usual. I’m here to lift up Lindsey to you. She loves you Lord and tries to do what is right and good in your sight. Help her to realize that many people are watching, see her flare in the night and then look at what she is doing. Lindsey, perhaps doing what is right and good for all to see is your gift to many who are looking at you after noticing your flare in the night. God has gifted you immensely. He has given you much. But much is required from those who have been given much:

But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. (Luke 12:48)

Lindsey, God has not given you so much talent and skill to just drop you in the deep end to let you fend for yourself. He is there with you. Any time you feel like faltering just pause and look around you. Pause and remember that God is there next to you and he promised that all will be well with you… just do what is right and good. Easy to see, easy to understand … but hard to do at times. I ask God to provide you with the protection you need in the midst of all the pressure that is on you as someone caught in the spotlight. And together we can give God the glory. The glory is all his. GLORY! I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Do Good… your reward will be great… you will be a child of the Most High God

Heavenly Father, good morning. Thank you for good friends. Thank you for the way friends can help each other and how it just seems natural, just the way it should be. And thank you for another day to remember how Lindsey is your daughter … a daughter of God as I begin 40 days of prayers based on commands and rewards – on obedience and joy!

[Jesus said] But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. (Luke 6:35)

Lord, I’m here again. I’m here on behalf of Lindsey, your daughter, who strives to do what is good each and every day. Lord, I ask that you continue to show her your favor, which is a great reward, for we know that you are a gracious God. Lindsey, I pray that you will always find ways to love those who do not love you. I pray that at times you will be able to lend to people expecting nothing in return. And Lord, I pray that you would remind Lindsey how she is a daughter of the Most High, a daughter of God. And we will give you the glory. All the glory is yours. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Eagerly look for Jesus. Delight and celebrate his presence with you!

Heavenly Father, good morning. Thank you for walking. Thank you for legs that walk so well. Thank you for the magnificent view as I walk outside. Thank you for walking with me … it is a delight I eagerly look forward to each day. And thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. (Luke 7:27)

Yes, it is written in Malachi:

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 3:1)

Lord, I am here again. I am eager to begin the new prayer for your daughter you love. Lindsey, today I pray that you would eagerly look for Jesus and that you would delight and celebrate his presence with you. I pray that the Lord would come to meet you each time you diligently look for him, regardless of where you are. 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…)

What must you DO?

Heavenly Father, good morning. Thank you for letting me see the many ways that we can help those around us, especially those who are critically ill. And thank you for the scriptures to use for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. (Luke 3:4-6)

And we find that Isaiah did say this:

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. (Isaiah 40:3-5)

But what is interesting is that in the very next sentences Luke tells of how John the Baptist warned the people who came out to him! He did not mince words but came right out and told them that they could not just sit back and do nothing claiming to be a son or daughter of God! They had to DO things too! Their ACTIONS had to confirm their BELIEF!

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. (Luke 3:8)

And so the people ask him … well, just what ARE we supposed to do? And it was interesting that his answer varied depending upon who they were and what they did for their living!

10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages. (Luke 3:10-14)

Lord, I’m here. I’m here on behalf of your daughter Lindsey. Lord, I think that she may be asking you the same thing all these people were asking of John the Baptist! She may be saying, “Yes, I am a daughter of God … so what must I DO?” Lord, I pray that you answer her. I pray that you speak clearly to her, just as clearly as John the Baptist did! He told the Tax Collectors to only collect the correct amount of tax and nothing more (nothing extra for themselves). He told the Soldiers that they must do something different than that. The soldiers were to be content with their wages – and to not extort money nor accuse people falsely. Lord, Lindsey is not a soldier. She is not a tax collector. She is one of the crowd though … and so it seems that one thing she might do is to give clothes and food to those who need them. But what else specifically for a talented touring musician? Lord, I pray for you to sit with Lindsey and to let her know the answer to this very important question “What must I DO?” I pray that you let her know it is you speaking to her. I pray that you take her aside every now and then to remind of of the things you are asking her to DO. And we will give all the glory to you Lord. The glory is all yours. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Things Jesus Said

List of prayers based on Things Jesus Said:

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