I watched a video of a man waiting to board an airplane but the flight was delayed. He wasn’t sure how long his delay would be so he purchased multiple cookies at the airport cafe. He proceeded to go and take a seat to finish reading his newspaper while he waited. He placed his belongings in the chair next to him and started reading the paper. On top of the table was a box of cookies so he proceeded to take one. There was a man sitting across the table from him and he too reached in and grabbed a cookie. The man got a little irritated with the other man that grabbed a cookie but didn’t say anything because he didn’t want to make a scene. Every time the owner grabbed a cookie the other man would grab one also till it came down to the last cookie. The man across the table grabbed the last one, looked at the owner, broke the cookie in half and gave it to him. The other man grabbed the empty package of cookies and took it with him when he left. The man couldn’t believe the nerve of this guy. All of the sudden over the intercom his flight had reconvened. So the man folded up his newspaper reached over grabbing his belongings from the seat and realized there was a full package of cookies under his things! Here he had been so upset at this other man who was taking his cookies when ultimately he was taking his. The other man shared and was happy about doing so, even sharing the last one. We can all take a note from this we should all be sharing with others the way that the other man did. Will you have an opportunity today to do the same? Hebrews 13:16
“The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”
Proverbs 18:10 NIV
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for your Promise of protection. If we Call upon your name, you are faithful to surround us with your shield of protection. Amen
Do you ever feel like no one understands you or what your going through in your life? Death in the family or nasty divorce. Illness, maybe cancer or some other deadly disease. Depression or anxiety stricken every day to where you won’t leave your house. Are you lonely and unable to make friends, or when you do do they seem to fail you? Do you have some addictions, alcohol, drugs, pornography, gambling, shopping or eating. There is only one who knows it all, someone who understands what we are going through a million times over. God has heard, seen, felt and been through it all. He knows the devils tricks inside and out, the same ones that has been used on humans for many years over. Have you confessed your sins to Him today. Lay you problems down at His feet this morning before you start your day and see how you feel. Sometimes I forget to do this and my day ends up crummy. When I do lay it at his feet my day goes a lot better. Pray with me now. Dear heavenly father thank you for yet another beautiful day. Please forgive us for any of our sins and trespasses Lord known and unknown. Lord we give you all of our stresses worries fears problems and addictions this morning, we lay them at your feet. Today we do not want to be burdened with these things so that we may be better disciples for you to others. Help us to stay on your righteous path The road less traveled. And if we happen to fall please pick us up and dust us off Lord in Jesus precious name amen.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for waking me up so early this morning. Thank you for being on my mind. Lord, you are the Alpha & Omega the beginning and the end. Father, you know the future and what it holds. Teach us and guide us to draw closer to you. Let us depend on you, for you are faithful, merciful, and full of grace. Let our faith grow like a corn stalk that stands out in the field. May you shine like a brilliant light through us drawing people to you. Father, give us wisdom and knowledge, as we share you with the world. Father, I lift up our church family. Draw them nearer to you dear, Lord. Give them the desire to share your word with others. Pour us out and fill us with the outpouring of your Holy Spirit. Let it bubble up and overflow to others that you place on our path.
Father, I pray for the sick all over the world. They need your healing hands to reach out and touch them. I ask you also, Lord to protect and save our families. If they are saved help them to endure to the end. If they are not living for you, please massage their stony hearts and lead them back to you. If they have not experienced you please continue to reveal yourself to them. Place someone in their lives to mentor them along the way. Father, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. I ask this all in Jesus’ name amen.
“He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out. This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth.”
1 Timothy 2:4-7 MSG
Good evening Father,
There are so many people and situations in need of prayer. Father, I don’t want to leave any of them out. Holy Spirit please lay each one on my heart and mind. Keep me from any distractions, my mind wandering, or being preoccupied. Help me to sit quietly in your presence so I can hear your voice. Help me to remember control and pride is from my sinful nature. All sin was carried to the cross by Jesus. He bore my debt and gave me the freedom to not be a control freak or live with pride. Thank you, for being in control and leading me on your path. In Jesus name amen
“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”
Proverbs 16:9 NIV
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”
Proverbs 19:21 NIV
Dear Kind Heavenly Father,
Teach me true thankfulness. To be thankful for everything that is not only good, beautiful, and benefits me, but for the troubles, sorrow, and struggles that we have in life. Help me to remember that you own everything, all our worldly possessions. Lord, You’re the creator of all things including me. You love me and bless me with each breath that I take.
Why do I forget to thank you?
Why do I take so much for granted? Yes, Father, it is my sinful nature. Please forgive me! Open my eyes to see you throughout my day, fill my heart with love and gratefulness.
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
Psalms 119:105 NIV
Thank you, Father, I ask that your will be done, and may my life glorifies you. In Jesus name, amen
Dear Heavenly Father,
The sun has gone down and another day is completed.
Father, did I accomplish your plan that you had set for me today? Or did I get caught up with my wants and desires? When I replay my day Lord, my focus was not always on your loving presence. I know you will equip me throughout the day, so I can handle whatever comes my way. Please forgive me Father for not surrendering my full day to your plan and will. Thank you, Lord, for your words that fill my heart with joy.
“Examine and see how good the LORD is. Happy is the person who trusts him. You who belong to the LORD, fear him! Those who fear him will have everything they need. Even lions may get weak and hungry, but those who look to the LORD will have every good thing. Children, come and listen to me. I will teach you to worship the LORD. You must do these things to enjoy life and have many happy days. You must not say evil things, and you must not tell lies. Stop doing evil and do good. Look for peace and work for it. The LORD sees the good people and listens to their prayers. But the LORD is against those who do evil; he makes the world forget them. The LORD hears good people when they cry out to him, and he saves them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, and he saves those whose spirits have been crushed. People who do what is right may have many problems, but the LORD will solve them all.”
Psalms 34:8-19 NCV
Father, help me to surrender everything to you big or small. To walk with you every day in your loving presence knowing that your way is much better than I could ever imagine. May my life glorify you, Father. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus name, amen
We’ve all had that day where nothing is going the way we feel it should. The coffee pot stopped working, the car ran out of gas, husband or wife isn’t pleased no matter what you do. Your boss has a bad day and is taking it out on you, or what you grabbed out of your pocket to pay for lunch was a sock instead of your wallet that was placed there during the laundry process. Then you’re sitting down thinking about your day and how bad it was and it’s like God speaks right to you. Turning on the TV you see a kid suffering from a terminal disease and could die at any minute, but has a smile on his or her face beaming with life! I always feel very unthankful after that. Here I am having a pity party about how bad I thought my day was. It can be extremely difficult at times to be thankful during days like these. I can get another coffee pot and afford gas because I have a job! I’m so thankful that God blessed my wife and me with a beautiful daughter that that sock belongs to. We have the opportunity to pray for our family when they aren’t having a great day. No matter what your day holds always remember that you have multiple blessings in it and all we have to do is look! Don’t let the bad keep you down there is so much better in this world than we think. Praise God! Psalms 100 verse 4- 5 enter into His gates with Thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Be thankful to him and bless his name. For the Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.