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Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

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Wednesdays here on the blog are dedicated to prayer for Jerusalem.

 Father, 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 Israel 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--

And not only that, Lord, but that her enemies would have miraculous encounters with you--we pray that You would make Yourself real to them in visions and dreams, in encounters that we cannot even imagine.

Let your blessings flow unbounded--may many come to know You, even today.

Thank you so much for the readers of this blog from that part of the world.

Be gracious and compassionate towards th…

Pray for the Generations

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It's late but it is still Monday and we don't want to let the day go by without bringing our precious ones before the Lord in prayer.


Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day for darkness is as light to you.
Psalm 139:7-12
Oh God, for the beloveds, the precious ones I pray today--
Lord, I pray that your Spirit will go with everyone of them for every day of their lives.  I pray that Your presence would stay close to them--that they would not want to flee from Your presence but will seek You out with all of their hearts for  every day of their lives.

Peonies

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Peonies are one of my favorite flowers.

I featured one shot of them yesterday but just couldn't get enough of their beauty so thought I would show you the rest of the photos I took.













Hope you enjoy--wishing you a wonderful Tuesday!

© ALL ART, PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXT PROPERTY OF ELIZABETH DIANNE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, 2008-2016

I love hearing from you. Email address can be accessed at top left of this page.
Photos edited in lightroom-- camera--old, old, old Canon 10D with Canon 50mm lens

Praying for the Generations

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On Mondays here on the blog we pray for the generations to come after us.

 But I will call on God, and the Lord will rescue me. Morning, noon, and night I cry out in my distress, and the Lord hears my voice. from Psalm 25

 Heavenly Father,
Here I am again asking, seeking, knocking for my children, my grandchildren, my seed, my descendants, my extended family, the children and grandchildren of my precious friends.

Lord, I pray that each one of them will learn to cry out to you in their good times and bad, in their distress, and as Daniel did--praying to you morning, noon, and night.

Lord, you see the things and people I am burdened for and I pray that You will resolve these situations according to Your perfect will.

You are the only answer, Lord, to our deepest heart's cry--we need You, we cannot survive without You.

 Please send Your Spirit to minister to us, to love, comfort, convince and convict us.

We need You as we have never needed You before. Please make Your presence kno…

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

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Wednesdays here on the blog are our special prayer time for Jerusalem and all of Israel.

We are admonished in scripture to pray in this manner.  We want to be faithful to pray for the "apple of God's eye."


Father God,

We come before You today in obedience to your instructions to us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

We pray for all the people who inhabit the land--for their peace, their provision, their salvation.

We pray that You will be honored in the land--that Your Name will be great.

We pray that preparations are being made at this very moment to anoint Jerusalem to receive and bear witness to all the prophecy that You have made over her.

We pray that she will shine for You and that many will come to know You in this remarkable land on which our Savior walked.

We pray that You will protect her from all who would want to wipe her coordinates off the face of the map.

My heart is especially heavy for the lands of Syria and Iraq today, especially for the Christians t…

Pray for the Generations!

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Good day! Or evening or night!

I hope wherever you are that you are walking close with God and enjoying His presence.

On Mondays, here on the blog, we pray especially for our seed, the next generations, and those precious to us.

I pray that you will join me in this prayer or better yet let your own words come from your heart to the heart of God to beseech Him in prayer.


Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.

They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
from Psalm 145
Dear Lord, I pray for the precious ones today--

Pray for the Generations

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Because His faithfulness endures through all generations, I will continue to ask His blessings and favor upon those who come after me.

"Father God, You have been faithful through all generations--You are mighty and have made Yourself known in many wondrous ways.
Today I pray that You will make Yourself known to my children and grandchildren and all those to come from our seeds--mine and my husband's.
I pray--

*first of all for their salvation--that All would come to know You as precious Savior and Lord.

*that above all, they will seek You for there is no greater joy--in fact, there is no joy apart from You.

*that they will experience You in Your fullness.

*that You will send mentors and good Christian friends into their lives--people they can trust, people who will lead them in Your Way.

*that they will learn to discern spiritual truth and will not be deceived by Satan's many and varied tactics to draw us away from living the abundant life.

*that greed, malice, gossip, …

Pray for Your Nation

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Some time back I started praying for my nation on Fridays.

However, as readership has changed and there are so many from other nations--many days more from other nations than the United States, I want us to focus on our individual countries.  So really the above photo should say--"Pray for Your Nation."




It is amazing how many countries are represented here.



I love that--




So, today, I encourage you to pray for your own nation.




And as I go through the list of nations from which this blog has readership, I will pray for your nation also.




I pray that God, through the person of Jesus Christ, will be honored in your nation and in mine.

Have a blessed weekend and a wonderful Sabbath Day.

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Our azaleas are in full bloom and the handiwork of God is something to behold--hoping you enjoy these pictures of them.

© ALL ART, PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXT PROPERTY OF ELIZABETH DIANNE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, 2008-2016

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

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Wednesdays here on the blog we dedicate to praying for the Peace of Jerusalem and all of Israel.  I pray that you will join me in this prayer.

And dear readers I hope you know that when I am praying for Israel, I am also praying for your country.  God is alive and well all over this vast universe and He is more than willing and able to bring peace to your country and to mine.

I live in America and we are experiencing things here that I honestly never thought I would see in my lifetime.

We don't have the overt persecution of beheadings and such, but there is a spirit of hatred towards those who want to follow God's Word and do things His way.

But really we are not to be surprised by this, are we?

The Word of God predicts it!


Father, 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…

What I'm Meditating On Today--

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This is the scripture I am meditating on today and it is all about TRUST!

A little side note--

Before Easter I was searching for the perfect Lenten readings to lead me to a meaningful celebration of Easter.

I found some really good ones and shared some of them.

HOWEVER, I didn't find the perfect fit for me until AFTER Easter--

In her book, 40 Days of Decrease, Alicia Britt Chole, leads us so wisely--ON FASTING--she has some wonderful suggestions--

From Day 2--"When fresh beginnings are stalked by the memories of stale endings, a sickly substance can steal our strength: regret. Regret empties anticipation, flattens dreams, and suffocates hope, because regret is a form of self-punishment.. . . . . So for one day (or go for forty), I invite you to fast regret. Do not feed it. Do not give it space. Let it go: God's mercies are 'new every morning' Lam 3:23. And meditate on Jesus' glorious promise from Rev 21:5: 'I am making all things new.'"

Have a g…

Praying for the Generations

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Hello precious friends. It is a beautiful Monday here and I hope it's beautiful wherever you are.

Here on the blog on Mondays we devote ourselves to praying for those who come after us.  What a wonderful privilege it is to pray for them.

I encourage you to pray your own prayer but if you would like, I have provided one for you--

Prayer for April 4, 2016

I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips
I will glory in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.


The LORD is close to the brokenhearted     and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  verses taken from Ps. 34 NIV

Good morning, Lord.  

Here I am again asking, seeking, knocking for my children, my grandchildren, my seed, for others on my prayer list. 

Lord, you see those I am praying for who are brokenhearted and crushed in spirit.  

Only You can soothe the hurt, the heartache, the gut-wrenching pain that racks our minds and souls at …

A Post In Remembrance

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This post is for all the victims' families and friends. I want each of you to know that there are people who really care --people whose hearts are breaking for what you are going through--people who are praying for you.



We, seemingly, are living in a world gone mad.



Our hearts grieve for the fallen--



For those who were in their prime--



For those of the older generation--



and especially for those who never made it to full bloom--



A single life snatched from a family changes the course of history forevermore--



Though our words are weak; We pray that our supplications will be strong--



That the God of all peace will comfort you in His loving arms and in due time bring you deep and abiding joy--


The joy that only He can bring.


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A Spacious Place

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Bbecause of His great love for us, He made a way for each of us to be brought into a spacious place. It is a gift from Him. We must choose to accept or reject this gift--the greatest offering in the history of mankind--

I pray today that you will choose to make Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior of your life.

Have a wonderful weekend--Holy Week is coming up--a few more days to prepare our hearts for the meeting of all meetings--where the greatest cataclysmic (cataclysmic for SIN) event of all time took place and created that spacious place for us--judgement met love and Love won!

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Here is your link for today's lenten reading--
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I love hearing from you. Email address can be accessed at top left of this page. picture taken by my son--

Spiritual DNA

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What does it mean to 'bear witness?'

The online Free Dictionary says this:



Verb1.bearwitness-provideevidencefor;"Thebloodtestshowedthathewasthefather"

This really made me start thinking!

If there were such a thing and I were to have it--a Spiritual DNA test, what would it show?  Would it prove that God is truly my Father?  That I have come to Him through belief in His only Son, Jesus Christ.

From John 14:6:  Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.

Worship Is Not A Place But A Person

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My precious, unsophisticated (by society's standards) mom got on a plane one time in her lifetime and flew to Israel.

There, with likeminded friends, she got to experience the places where her master had walked during His earthly life.

Hearing her tell about it and watching her expressions made me want to visit there also.

I have never made it to Israel and doubt that I will get to since international traveling has become difficult for me--BUT,

this I know--

Worship is not about a place but a person--

This quote is taken from today's Lenten reading at Redeemer.com--

"When the temple curtain split at the death of Christ (Mark 15:38), the barrier between God and humanity came down for everyone. Jesus became the “house of prayer for all nations.” Today there is no need to travel to the temple in Jerusalem to worship. Nor is there any distinction between Jewish and Gentile worshippers. Worship is no longer attached to a place, but a person. Jesus is the temple. He is where w…

The Anointing

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she walks hesitantly but with determination to the door and knocks

leper Simon opens the door

she does not turn and run from the disease

her disease was worse--spiritual leprosy

she enters the house, alabaster jar in hand--the best she had to give

she bows at His feet, tears streaming down

washes the feet of Jesus in rivulets of remorse

anoints his head with perfume poured from alabaster jar

simon refers to her as sinner, questions Jesus about her presence

disciples question wisdom of emptying alabaster jar of pure nard--could be sold, money given to the poor

Jesus explains that she is preparing Him for burial

Jesus is preparing her for burial

burial of a lifetime of sin and shame

He is preparing her for resurrection

resurrection of love that had died

love that will now love much

because it has been forgiven much

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she poured out herself in worship to Jesus

her community viewed it all

will we do any less?


a repost from past pages

thanks to Polly …

The Marvelous Light of Life

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Good Morning to all of you precious people.  I hope that your weekend was wonderful and full of the Light of Life.

Isn't this an absolutely incredible scripture?

Choosing to follow after Him is our part and He supplies all the light we will ever need from that moment on to follow the right path.

This walk with him is a daily thing--really the choices are minute by minute.

I seemingly make better and wiser choices if I start my day with Bible reading and prayer--being alone with Him, spending time with the God of the Universe.

Wow!  How could I ever think I don't have time to do that?

The fact that He wants to be alone with me is staggering but I accept it and know it is true.

He has proven it to me over and over again.

He feels the same about YOU!

His presence is to be more desired than any kind of rare and beautiful treasure.

He is the rare and beautiful treasure.

It's not long until Easter Sunday.

The excitement is growing in my heart for the day we will celebrate Hi…