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The Lord trains your hands and your fingers!

I welcome another new day with your Heavenly Father. Thank you for giving us your Word as our guide. Thank you for all the people who kept it intact and those who painstakingly translated it into English so we could read it. And thank you for this scripture to use for my prayer for your daughter Lindsey who you have given great skills in her hands and fingers:

Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: (Psalm 144:1)

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And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. (Exodus 35:25)

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Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work. (Exodus 35:35)

Lord, I am excited to be here with you now so that I can pray these scriptures over your daughter Lindsey, who you have gifted with great skills with her hands and her fingers. Lord, she is using your gifts. She practices to perfect the skills you gave her … even while riding in a car (see 6 second video clip below). And now I pray for your Lindsey. I pray that you would continue to find ways to use the many skills that God has given you. Use them to inspire others. Be a role model for other girls and young women. Don’t be afraid to tell them that your skills are those given to you by your gracious and generous God. And we will give the glory to him. The glory goes to God. Glory! I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen

NLT: Praise the LORD, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle. (Psalm 144:1) [resources]

NETEvery woman who was skilled spun with her hands and brought what she had spun, blue, purple, or scarlet yarn, or fine linen, (Exodus 35:25) [resources]

ESV: He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of workman or skilled designer. (Exodus 35:35) [resources]

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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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You are a peculiar and special treasure to God

Heavenly Father, good morning. Thank you for my life. Thank you for my breath. Thank you for my beating heart and my mind that is functioning so well. And thank you for your scripture for this prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: (Exodus 19:5)

Lord, it’s me. Yep, I came to sit with you again. And right now I’d like to lift up Lindsey to you. She loves you Lord. She strives to obey your voice and keep your covenant. I ask that today you would show her how she is a peculiar treasure to you. Show her how special she is to you today. And we will give all the glory to you. The glory is all yours Lord. Glory! I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Continue loving God by keeping his commandments and he will lavish his love on you!

Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for my breath. Thank you for my life. Thank you for watching over me so diligently. And thank you for the scripture to use in my prayer for your daughter Lindsey this day:

And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (Exodus 20:6)

Lord, I’m here. I’m here on behalf of Lindsey, your daughter who loves you with her whole heart. Lindsey, I pray that you will always remember that keeping God’s commandments is not a suggestion. Obeying his commands is not just a good idea. God tells us that if we love him that we must keep his commandments. But in the same breath God also said that then he would lavish his unfailing love on us, that he would show mercy unto us. Lord I ask that you show mercy to Lindsey. I ask that you lavish your unfailing love on her. Lord, I ask that intertwining her obedience to your love and mercy would take root in your daughter. Let her see how they are interconnected and tied together. And we will give you the glory. The glory is all yours Lord. Glory! I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

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…)

Know the commandments (and DO them :)

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for eye-hand coordination. Even more … thank you for the amazing ability to type quickly without even seeing my hands or the keyboard. Thank you for the many wonders that are part of my life constantly that I often take for granted without thought. And thank you for the scriptures for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

19 [Jesus said] Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. (Mark 10:19)

Those commandments are written in Exodus:

12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
13 Thou shalt not kill.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15 Thou shalt not steal.
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. (Exodus 20:12-16)

Lord, I’m here again. I’m ready for another day lifting up Lindsey to you. I’m ready to begin another daily prayer for your daughter who loves you. Lindsey, today I pray that you would remember the commandments. They must be important since Jesus referred to them as such, quoting what was written in scriptures, in Exodus! I pray that remembering them would only be the start for you. Actually obeying them is what Jesus wants. And so I pray that more than just knowing them, that you would do them. I pray that doing them would just be natural for you, that following these commandments would be a no-brainer for you. And we, in turn, 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…)

(Z) Zipporah – saved the life of Moses!

Lindsey, you too can save someone’s life just like Zipporah saved the life of Moses!

Heavenly Father, good morning. Thank you for my lungs which are designed so well to take the oxygen I breathe and provide it to all my body. Thank you such a well designed body! It is amazing! And thank you for the final woman of the Bible for these last 26 prayers for your daughter Lindsey:

And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the Lord met him, and sought to kill him. Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me. So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision. (Exodus 4:24-26)

Lord, I am here again. It is so nice to come and sit with you, especially today for my final prayer of this 40 days of prayer for your daughter you love! Lindsey, I pray that you would keep your eyes and ears alert for people God sets in your path.  Many people can at times need someone to step in to save them… even Moses!  Scriptures tell us that it was his wife who somehow knew what was needed, and bravely stepped up and did it! God showed her and God can show you too. I pray that you would continue to be alert to all that God shows you and that God would then give you the courage to step up to actually DO what is needed. 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…)

(U) Unnamed Musical Women – the many happy women of Israel

Lindsey, I pray that you would be just like the many unnamed women of Israel who came out of the cities singing and dancing to the Lord. They played instruments and danced with all their hearts. I see this in you and pray that the Lord would show you ways to continue in this!

Heavenly Father, good morning! Thank you for the beautiful trees. Thank you for the bushes. And thank you for the flowers and plants. Thank you for all that you set in front of our eyes! And thank you for the scriptures regarding the MANY unknown, unnamed musical women for the letter U today:

And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick. And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. (1 Samuel 18:6-7)

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And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. (Exodus 15:20-21)

Lord, here I am, ready to begin the prayer for today for your daughter! Lindsey, I thank the LORD for the talent and skill that he gifted you with. I thank YOU for knowing to go out and use those gifts. And I pray that the Lord would provide you with many more opportunities to sing, dance and play music to him on your own, with your family and friends and for crowds of people. I pray that you would have the courage to play to him then.  I pray that he would give you words when you need them and that he would relieve any anxiety that may try to creep up on you. And all the glory goes to God. The glory is all his. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

May the Lord give you rest and go with you on all your journeys

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for thunder and lightning. Thank you for the awesome display in the sky. Thank you for the beauty in the flash of light across the sky. Thank you for the power in the clap of thunder. And thank you for the scripture to use as the basis for my prayer for your daughter you love:

And Moses said unto the Lord, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight. Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people. And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me,carry us not up hence. For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth. And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. (Exodus 33:12-17)

Lord, it’s me again. I enjoy being with you. And now I’d like to pray for your daughter Lindsey. I pray that you would show her your ways. I pray that you would teach her your ways so that she can continue to find favor in your sight. I pray that you would speak to her today and tell her that you know her by name and that she has found favor in your sight. I pray that she would feel your presence  with her where ever she goes. And I pray that you would give her rest. Lindsey, rest in the Lord today. 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…)

(S) God is my Strength, my Song, my Salvation

Heavenly Father, good morning! I welcome the new day with you. As always, I can start this day anew, start it fresh, with no worry about where I was yesterday. Thank you for the sun that rises each day. Thank you for the moon and the stars at night. Thank you for the world you created! I praise you… I exalt you!  And I thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer:

The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. (Exodus 15:2)

Lord, yes, it is me. I am here  to pray for Lindsey, the daughter you love.   You are her strength and her song. I pray that today you remind her that you are her salvation.  Fill her with even more strength directly from you. Lord, be a sweet song for her today. Be the melody and give her the harmony. Let the room around her reverberate with your joyous music. And we will give you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen. (more…)