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Worldly pleasures and advantages may try to entice you … don’t consent to them!
Heavenly Father. Thank you for how extravagant you were in creating this world for us. You created many kinds of plants, not just one. You created many types of trees, not just one kind. You created many kinds of fish, not just one kind. You created many kinds of animals, not just one kind. And you called all of them GOOD. Then when you created man, You created him in your image … no two alike, but all declared to be VERY GOOD. Thank you for all this GOOD that surrounds us. Thank you for all the VERY GOOD that we meet today. Thank you for being a gracious, generous and glorious God. And thank you for your scriptures for my prayer for your daughter who bears a striking resemblance to You (in Your image!):
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. (Proverbs 1:10)
Define entice: attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.
Lord, I’m here on behalf of Lindsey, your daughter you love. Lindsey, the scripture for today’s prayer is quite simple, but profound. Simple, because it is telling you something that you already know from experience over the past years. Profound because what you actually do has consequences. So I am praying for you today Lindsey. I am not praying that you never are tempted by the pleasures of the world. Rather, I am praying that every time worldly pleasures try to entice you that you would not be persuaded. I pray that any time situations are before you that offer you a way to take advantage of others to get ahead yourself that you will resist. I pray that God would increase your wisdom and your self control. I pray that you would stay so near to Jesus that these worldly temptations are not quite so tempting because you know the joy of the Lord from experience. You know that your heart can delight in the Lord. And so we can give the glory to God. The glory is all his. Glory. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
Love Wisdom! Seek It Diligently and Find It!
Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for books. Thank you for language that lends itself to writing. Thank you for reading. Thank you that I can read something that someone else wrote. Thank you for how this writing and reading process works to allow us to see and hear things of the past in our own mind based on written accounts. And thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer for Lindsey based on something Lady Wisdom says:
[Lady Wisdom speaking] I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. (Proverbs 8:17)
Lord, I’m here again. I’m here on behalf of your daughter who loves you. Lord help her to also love Wisdom, for then Wisdom will love her right back! Lindsey, I pray that you will seek wisdom with all your heart. Seek wisdom every day and God promises that you will find it. Lord, since so many people are watching her, I ask that you give Lindsey an extra helping of wisdom from your Word as well as godly advisers. And we will give the glory to you. The glory is all yours. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
Desire a Good Name and Good Reputation More Than Great Wealth
Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for my breath and my life. Thank you for hands and fingers that work so well. Thank you for my knees and my feet that I can get around so easily. And thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. (Proverbs 22:1)
Lord, I’m here again as usual. I am here on behalf of Lindsey, your daughter who loves you more than silver and gold. Lindsey, today I pray that you review your life again. Watch that your desire is to maintain your good name and good reputation rather than accumulate wealth and riches. This scripture indicates that it is a choice that is before you. I pray that God would help you make the better choice. Follow his way and watch your reputation soar. And the glory goes to God. All the glory is his. Glory! I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
Guard your mind and heart from the corruption in the world around you
Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for sending your Son to be our savior. Thank you Jesus for dying for us. Thank you God for raising Jesus from the dead. And thank you for the scriptures for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. (2 Peter 2:20-22)
Yes, the book of Proverbs does say this:
11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. (Proverbs 26:11)
Lord, I’m here as usual to begin another prayer for your daughter Lindsey. I’m here on her behalf Lord. And today I pray that you would protect Lindsey from getting entangled in the corruption of the world around her, especially since she is in the public eye and is seen as a role model for many. Lord, I ask that you guard her mind and her heart from all the defilements that the world sets before her eyes. I ask that you continue to place godly people all around her. I ask that you show Lindsey some of your plans for her. I ask that you bring clarity to her vision Lord. And we will give you the glory. The glory is all yours. Glory! I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
Grace and Favor are Yours When You Remain Humble
Heavenly Father, good morning! Thank you moonlight. Thank you for moonlight so bright that you can see all around you. And thank you for the moonless nights once a month where the stars just glitter and shine… where “shooting stars” are so visible and amazing. And thank you for the scriptures for today’s prayer for Lindsey:
6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. (James 4:6)
He said it in Proverbs:
34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. (Proverbs 3:34)
Lord, I’m here again. I’m here to sit with you. The world seems a bit out of focus today, but I know that I can sit with you regardless of my situation. And now I ask you to look upon your daughter Lindsey. She loves you Lord. And now I pray for you Lindsey. I pray that you would always see a way to remain humble in spite of being set high by thousands of your fans. I pray that you would feel a pang* in your spirit any time you begin to feel arrogantly proud. I pray that when you sense this, that you’d look to Jesus and be proud that you are his friend and delight. Lord, I ask that you watch over Lindsey on the journey you set before her. It is so very tempting to become proud when continually, day after day, people are telling you that you are the greatest, the the most talented, the most inspirational. Lord, you gave the exceptional talents and skills to Lindsey and you want her to use them to the fullest. And so I pray that you also grant her exceptional grace and favor as she strives to remain humble amidst the mountains of praise heaped on her every single day. Grant her your favor Lord. Grant her your grace. Show her how to properly react to praise she receives. And we will give you the glory. We will give you the praise. All praise and glory is yours Lord. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (*see note at the end of the prayer scriptures)
*NOTE: I wasn’t sure if I was using “pang” correctly, so I did a DEFINE: PANG in google and look at what was at the very top of the results (true – I did not edit this at all – the example used the name Lindsey):
a sudden sharp pain or painful emotion.“Lindsey experienced a sharp pang of guilt”synonyms: pain, sharp pain, shooting pain, twinge, stab, spasm
Never forget that you are a child of God!
Heavenly Father, good morning! Thank you for loving me. Thank you for loving me as your son. Thank you for reminding me how you delight in me, even when I need some correction! And thank you for the scriptures to begin this next 40 days of prayers based on New Testament scriptures quoting from the Old Testament that reminds Lindsey that she indeed is a daughter of God:
And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. (Hebrews 12:5-6)
The “exhortation” appears to be from Deuteronomy and Proverbs:
Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth thee. (Deuteronomy 8:5)
My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. (Proverbs 3:11-12)
Lord, I’m here to pray for your daughter Lindsey this day. She has not forgotten that she is your daughter! I ask that you show her how much you delight in her. I ask that as you correct her in her ways, that you also remind her that such correction is to be expected if she is indeed your daughter. Remind her that if you didn’t correct her, you also then would not be treating her like your daughter, for you correct those you love just as a father corrects his children. We will rejoice that Lindsey is your daughter. And we will give the glory to you Lord. All the glory is yours. I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)
(W) Wife of Noble Character
Lindsey, today, for the letter W, I am reading and rereading about the characteristics of a Wife of noble character. Many of these characteristics would be good to imitate, and you already are doing so for many of them. I pray that you would continue to be a virtuous role model for the young women of this age!
Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for opening my eyes and my ears as well as my head and my heart to what you are doing in the world today. Thank you for the many godly people you have surrounded me with. And thank you for constantly being with Lindsey and encouraging her to continue to be a role model for young women today, with many of the characteristics mentioned in Proverbs 31:25-31:
- Strength and honour are her clothing;
and she shall rejoice in time to come.
- She openeth her mouth with wisdom;
and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
- She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.
- Her children arise up, and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praiseth her.
- Many daughters have done virtuously,
but thou excellest them all.
- Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain:
but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
- Give her of the fruit of her hands;
and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Lord, here I am. I am ready to start my next day’s prayer for Lindsey, the daughter you love. Lindsey, I pray that God would gift you with more than mere entertainment talents, more than dancing skills, more than musical giftings. I pray that God would gift you the many characteristics that Proverbs speaks of referring to a wife of noble character. I pray that you would have the courage to remain virtuous in the midst of a culture that often is not. I pray that God would give you strength and honor as your clothes, and that you would look to the future with great joy and rejoicing. I pray that wisdom and kindness would be what others hear when you speak. I pray that your example will help those who are idle and bored to see that there is a better way. I pray that the young women today would call you blessed and that young men would praise you. I pray that you would excel in virtue ignoring favor and beauty but clinging to a reverent fear of the Lord. I pray that you would be rewarded for all that you do and that your deeds would bring you praise. 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