Category Archives: Prayer

“When you pursue God with all your heart, soul, and body, He will turn to meet you and you will come out of it ruined for the world.” ~Tommy Tenney

Jesus, capture my heart. Help me to seek Your face and Your will above all else. Teach me in such a way that day after day the only thing I see in the mirror is You. Help me to love like You do, to see people the way You do because when that happens I know that more and more You have captured my heart and I have captured Yours. Thank you Lord for the ability to study and to know You more and more. You said in Your Word that if I sought Your face You would show me You. Drawing closer to You is the most important thing that I can do. Because when I am captured by You then everything else will work out the way that You desire it to work out in my life. To be captured by You is the ultimate goal. To capture You is what life is all about and the desire of my heart. I will praise Your name for ever. Amen.

…a Reason for Prayer?

Romans 8:26 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
     Sometimes when I pray, my mind gets lost or is not in focus and I have no idea why I am on my knees.  I remember to thank God for all His blessings and to pray for the ‘normal’ things I do each day.  But sometimes I have the overwhelming feeling of ‘is God really listening’ to me.  Or I wonder if I am praying selfishly – should I be praying for something else.
     That’s when I try to stop and listen to the Spirit inside me.  He knows what I need long before it comes to my mind.  He will intercede for me when I am too drained to think of anything myself.  And as He prays with me and through me, I am refreshed and comforted by His Spirit.
     We all need refreshment…some days more than others.  God will refresh us if only we will stop and allow Him too.
     My prayer is that I allow the Spirit to pray through me…that my prayer life grows and grows…that people around me can see I have been in the presence of God.  How about you?
I pray everyone has a GREAT and BLESSED day.
Psalm 59:17 (AMP) 17 Unto You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; for God is my Defense, my Fortress, and High Tower, the God Who shows me mercy and steadfast love.
     When God put this verse on my heart I couldn’t quite get what He wanted me to say.  As I was praying about it, He told me ‘Pray for your brothers and sisters around the world.  Pray that they will wait on My strength…My mercy…My love.’
     We here in the ‘western’ world have not yet seen the kind of persecution that Christians elsewhere have seen.  Churches attacked and its members killed, missionaries murdered, people told if they worship Christ they will be imprisoned or killed…these things have not touched us in the United States as they have in other countries.  But spiritually – they already have.  How, you ask?  Because these things are happening to our brothers and sisters in Christ.
     We need to pray for those in countries where worshiping Christ is a crime.  We need to stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters in Christ.  We need to remember that with our prayer and fasting…we are affecting the lives of people all over the world.  We need to pray that their strength is renewed, that they wait on the mercy and love of Christ.  That no matter what, they hang on to the hand of our Savior, Jesus.
     My prayer is that I never forget what others are going through to worship God…that I never take for granted my freedom to worship the Lord as I please…that my prayers reach the throne of God for those being persecuted.  How about you?
I pray everyone has a GREAT and BLESSED day.     walk 1