devotions

So glad they prayed!

June 12, 2017

“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

There’s a song that blesses my heart every time I sing it…

Somebody prayed for me
Had me on their mind
Took the time to pray for me
Somebody prayed for me
Had me on their mind
They took the time to pray for me
And I’m so glad they prayed
I’m so glad they prayed
I’m so glad they prayed for me

There’s no demonstration of love that is more powerful than to pray for someone else. I mean really pray from the heart. There was a time when I was lost and confused, but someone prayed for me. There was a time when I was depressed and suicidal, but someone prayed for me. I am the result of heartfelt and fervent prayers that have gone up for me through the years.

Don’t ever underestimate the power of your prayers to God on the behalf of someone else. Don’t ever think you’re wasting your breath, wasting your time, or wasting your efforts. Don’t ever think someone is too far gone for God to change them and do a great work in their life. Keep praying. Keep fasting. Keep travailing. Keep reaching heaven with your words.

I believe when we get to heaven, we will see the result of our prayers and will wish we had prayed more often.

Prayer: Father God, you are my God. Thank you for the power of prayer. Thank you for the access I have before your throne through Jesus. This is not a waste of my time or my breath. I know you are ready to hear me and work on my behalf. I pray you bless my loved ones with an encounter with you. Bless those who are lost in this world to see their need for you. Bless our nation and all countries with a mighty move of your Holy Ghost. Guide our leaders and elected officials. Let the knowledge of you cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. Thank you Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

devotions

A Prayer for You, My Sister

June 11, 2017

Father God, I take a moment to pray for my sister who is reading this right now. I pray You will minister to her mind and heart. Let her know that You are in control. Everything is going to be alright. I ask that You establish Your Kingdom in her life and bring divine order where there’s been confusion and chaos. As she humbles herself before You and submits to Your will, I pray You will take Your rightful place on the throne of her heart. Help her take her rightful place in being seated in heavenly places with Christ. Help her to put the enemy under her feet where he belongs, and help her to walk in her spiritual authority in Christ. I pray that You supernaturally strengthen her heart. You are able to do exceeding abundantly above all that she can ask or think. Help her believe that not only are You able, but You are willing. Help her get to know You better and get to know Your character. You said, they that do know their God will be strong and do great exploits. Father, deepen her understanding of You. Help her not to live out her faith in her mind alone, but from a real relationship with You in her heart. I pray for true conversion of her soul. You promise as we seek Your kingdom and Your righteousness, You will add to us and enrich our lives. You will always do Your part, help her to do her part of trusting in You. I pray You lift every burden and destroy every stronghold off of my sister. Deliver and heal, God. Anything that is preventing her from seeing You clearly, I pray You will remove it. You know everything she is facing in her private life and You have not, and will never abandon her. If You allowed her to face a test or trial, it is because You will be glorified in the end. Breathe on her Father God a fresh wind and give her a fresh fire for You. Fill her with your Holy Ghost and with anticipation of You. Be glorified in her life in a great way. I pray this with all of my heart, and I thank You in advance for answering my prayer. In the name of Jesus, Amen.