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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.

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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 …