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Pray for Peace

It is amazing to me how fast the weeks are passing. Our lives are made up of moments that turn in to minutes, hours and days.

It is my desire to have a life that counts in the prayer department.

 Every Wednesday here on the blog we take the opportunity to pray for Jerusalem and all of Israel.  I usually add one other country that I have a burden for.  So today we will also be praying for Germany.


We come before you today to ask your blessings on Jerusalem and all of Israel.

We pray that in the days ahead you will burden our hearts more and more for Israel and teach us how to pray.

In your Word we are told to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and we know that you are peace--the only true peace comes from you--

We pray that you would protect Israel from those who would want to destroy her, who would want this country wiped from the face of the map.

When her enemies stretch forth their bows, may their arrows fall short--Psalm 58:7b

And not only that, Lord, but we pray that her ene…

Circle of Strength

The following is an entry from my journal of 2001. While praying for my family tonight, I went back to reread some of my old journal entries. I hope these excerpts bless you and gives you hope and strength for whatever your family may be facing at the present.

Oh God, what do you desire for my family today? That they may be one, that they glorify you--that they have peace? You said, "My peace I leave with you." Grant us Your Peace.

Father, I thank you that you have blessed our family with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus.

I pray that all of our homes will be built with skillful and godly wisdom--that by Your understanding each couple will establish their home on a sound and good foundation and that by Your knowledge all the chambers will be filled with rare and priceless treasure.

Our homes are securely built on the Rock--revelation knowledge of Your Word, Jesus is our cornerstone. Jesus is Lord of each household. Jesus is our Lord--spirit, soul, and body.

Whatever ma…

Praying for the Generations

Every Monday here on the blog we pray for our descendants, those who have come and will come after us. What a privilege, what a responsibility.

These are the precious names I will call today--the descendants of my parents and my husband's parents--

Larry, Jeff, Kim, Kailey, Josh, Kendall

Michael, Traci, Katelyn, Caroline, Kennedy

Chris, Andrea, Ashton, Noelle, James

Mary Jane and Mike

Lindsay, David, Colby, Dawson, Lilly, Dax

Phillip, Jacob

John David, Addison, MacKenzie

Johnny and Gay

Jay, Valera, Turner, Peyton

Jud, April, Aimsley, Cooper, Abby, Jud

Mike, Betty Kai

Mika Beth, Matt, Addison, Turner Grace, Sophie

Mary Kate, Mike, Cooper, Hadley

Kyle, Becki, Annie Kate, Drew

 Heavenly Father, It is our desire to be faithful to pray for our children and grandchildren and all those to come after us in our lineage. It is also our desire to be diligent to talk to them about you--to talk of your unfailing love and promises, to let them see the ways you work in our own lives--to make …

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Every Wednesday here on the blog we pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.

I capitalized Peace because Jesus is Peace.  He is the answer to all the problems in the middle east and elsewhere.

I pray that people in Israel will turn to Him in growing numbers as well as people all over the world.

I especially have one other country on my heart today and that is Japan.  Every time the readership in a certain country goes higher than normal, it touches my heart and gives rise to the responsibility and privilege I have to pray for the precious people of that country.

Heavenly Father,  Our hearts are filled with thoughts and prayers for our brothers and sisters in Israel and Japan--also for those who do not know you and are not members of this great family of God by trusting in your only Son, Jesus Christ.  Lord, I pray today that You will make Yourself known to them--show Yourself mighty and strong and the answer to every one of their needs. May Your Holy Spirit move upon those nations and natio…

Praying for the Generations

Praying for our descendants is such a wonderful privilege.  So today I am praying for all of them and for all of my parents' descendants.  Through the day today I will name each of them by name--the ones who have been born--God knows the names of the others yet to come.

I will pray that each one comes to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.  A very intimate relationship with the Creator of the Universe is what I desire for them and what I know God desires for them.  There is a whole chapter about this in John 17.

When I was going through my fall pictures for a photograph to use today, the one above reminded me of our three sons--Jeffrey, Michael, and Christopher.

Since our three have already grown to 15 including our daughters-in-law and our grandson-in-law, it won't be too many more years before our heritage will look like the picture above and our lineage won't fit on one sheet of paper.

Wow!  Praying for a host, a multitude in one prayer is quite an awes…

Jesus' Prayer for People Everywhere & Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

'Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.
 My prayer is not for them alone.
I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.
May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me.
May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."
Portions of Jesus' prayer from John 17
 When I first started this blog, I remem…

Praying for the Generations

Praying for kids, grandkids and kiddos to come to God is such a great privilege and responsibility.

I do remind God frequently of my desire for all of my descendants to come to know Him in a very personal way, but I am really starting to look forward to Mondays when I know I will be praying with others and we will be joining together in corporate prayer (I was very redundant in that sentence but I'm not gonna change it because.......) and corporate prayer is so very wonderful and effective.  Where two or three are gathered together in His Name..........

I painted three angels recently that this our lovely granddaughter, Katelyn,  took to college with her to decorate her apartment with.  She has twinkle lights hanging over them and it looks so sweet.

And this is Kately and me when she was just a few months old--

 Heavenly Father, It is our desire to be faithful to pray for our children and grandchildren and all those to come after us in our lineage. It is also our desire to be …

Political Science 101 and What's Happening In Our Yard Today

Iam not an expert in politics--in fact, very far from it.  However, I don't think it takes an elite intellectual to know that our country is veering further and further from what we were founded on--namely the principles of God.

God has blessed us so tremendously and now we are leaving Him out--

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

This verse seems to tell us that the state of our land depends upon the condition of the heart of the people of God.

What we need to do

humble oursleves
seek His face
turn from our wicked ways

What God says He will do

hear from heaven
forgive our sin
and heal our land

This has to begin at the grass roots level--right in our own backyard, or front yard, our very own turf wherever that may be.

We must earnestly pray.

We must seek His face.  What do you think it means to …

Too Preachy? and Late Random Acts of Poetry Day

It's a beautiful sunshiny day here in Arkansas but a wee bit hot--we are supposed to get to almost 90 today and I am wishing for a nip in the air.

In a couple of weeks we should be having some cooler days--will look forward to those.

I hope your day and your weather are wonderful wherever you are.  When we are in the presence of God all of that is really just superficial however.

Yesterday I mentioned "too preachy"--and I wanted to explain my position on this.

Some years ago when I first started my blog and was wanting to help disciple those who would read it, I started doing research about writing magazine articles for Christian mags.

You must remember I am old and from the "old school" so to speak but I was somewhat disappointed when I kept coming upon information that stated we shouldn't be "too preachy" in our writings.

I kept going back in my mind to those early days of marriage when I had just changed denominations. I had a w…

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

While driving through a neighborhood the other day, I did a double take when I saw these gorgeous flowers spilling over a mailbox and out into the street.

Even though I love this photo, it doesn't begin to do the flowers justice.

What is it they say about Autumn?--the year's last most beautiful smile--something like that--anyway these made me smile and made me drive in a loop to come back so I could stop and take a picture.

Speaking of seasons--I am in a season of transition in my life and I wish I was dealing with it better.  For those of you who don't know--I am 71--albeit in many ways a very young 71 as far as thinking etc.-- and have just come through my second total knee replacement.

That part of my body is healing pretty nicely although total recovery can take up to a year and I am never unaware that I have a big piece of metal and plastic in my leg.

My other adjustments include a bad back and joints trying to deal with advancing arthritis.  To put it mildly, I am…

Praying for the Generations

Wow! It has been almost two months since my surgery. I never dreamed it would take me this long to get back to posting regularly but I hope that is what will happen very, very soon.

 I am especially thinking about the victims' families of the college shooting in Oregon this past week. My heart bleeds for those who lost family members and those who were severely injured whose lives will never be the same.

None of us have the promise of tomorrow.  And so it is with heavy heart that I am drawn back to "praying for the generations."

We know only that we have today to pray for them.

For he says, "In the time of my favor I heard you,and in the day of salvation I helped you."I tell you, now is the time of God's favor,now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2 

And so it is Father, that we come to you today, while we still have the opportunity, while the generations behind us still have the opportunity to choose YOU and we ask that you would start even TODAY,…

My Hiding Place

Surely He is our only Hiding Place. In these days of uncertainty, global unrest, and crimes against God and humanity that some seem to be turning a deaf ear to--God is our only Hope.

You are my hiding place  You protect me from trouble  and surround me with songs of deliverance Psalm 32:7


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