These last several months have been hard, some of the most trying times I’ve had in my life relationally. I feel bruised and weak, beaten up spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. I didn’t heed warnings, and for that, I won’t apologize. There’s no apology warranted when you’ve chosen to give people the benefit of the […]
I speak against confusion, frustration and division. Lord, would you bless our baby steps of growth? Would you show yourself faithful in the sacrifices and soften our hearts as we grow through this next season? We desire to live in the abundance of what you have called us to, help us to not get in the way of ourselves, but let our life, our choices and actions reflect you and be for you.
Lord, I lift up the couple who physically can’t have children. Whether that’s in carrying to term or conceiving, God I pray you would surround and comfort them. Lord, I pray for the woman’s heart. I know she feels broken and useless. She feels forgotten and worthless. She feels stuck. God, I pray against all of these things and against the things that she is feeling and thinking but not saying. God, I pray against the enemy’s whispers and lies.
Lord, I lift up those who are dealing with obstacles right now. Whether that’s a home being remodeled, or an affair, or financial troubles, or problems at work, or infertility. I pray for the husbands and wives who are making improvements to their home, but are stuck in the mess, the dust, the chaos. I pray that they would have patience and grace for their builders and one another. If they have children, I pray that they would have peace to pass on to their children. God, I lift up the spouse who has just discovered their partner is having an affair. Lord, would you comfort them?
Father God, fear seems to be what haunts me these days… God, I ask for your forgiveness… in my weakness, I am fearful in my pregnancy, I am fearful in my job and I am fearful for the future. I listen to the song, “No Longer Slaves” and I weep because it’s true, You split the sea so I could walk right through it. You drowned my fears in perfect love.
Lord, I know that you work all things together for good. (Rom. 8:28) so I trust that you have opened the door for the house we live in the community we are part of. God, please give us direction and wisdom as we move into this next season. Give me sensitivity and insight to my husband’s needs and direction for where you would have us to go. If we are to remain in place, please give us a unified peace and a refreshed sense of strength and purpose to stay. If we are to go, give us a unified peace and clear direction as we trust your leading.
Lord, in the stillness of my quiet time this morning, I felt like you prompted that my soul felt busy. I know this feeling all to well, the adrenaline rush, the fleeting thoughts of a present list. God, strip the busy away. Show me what is important, my best “yes”, where I need to focus and align my responsibilities. I don’t want to be so busy that I don’t hear you or that I even forget to converse with you.
Deuteronomy 31:9 says, “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
“Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is unhealthy, your body is filled with darkness. Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.” Luke 11: 34-36