A prayer of thanksgiving

Praying Woman“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

Colossians 3:16

Father God, to me every day is a day for giving thanks. You have blessed me beyond anything I could have ever hoped for.

But, America sets aside one day each year as a conscious reminder of how we are blessed to live in America. You brought us to this country so that we could worship You freely and without condemnation.

So many others around the world do not have this freedom and I want to lift each person up to You for guidance, safety, and fulfillment of your promises in their life. Some will be martyred today, before the sun sets on them, for their belief in the One true God. Others will continue to live in fear as they gather in secret to worship and learn more about You as they study the Bible and pray.

God, I pray that someday, around the world. that each country will have a designated thanksgiving day. A day when they were given the freedom to worship You and share their faith with others.

And Father God, let every American start this Thanksgiving Day on their knees, truly thanking God that we live in America. Let their focus be on all that You have freely given to us and let the Holy Spirit speak to each Christian on how we can give back to You this coming year. Ask us how to live life in a way that is not taking our freedom for granted, but using it as a means to live a life reflecting your Son, Jesus Christ, who provided that freedom. Let us come together as one Christian body. Bring a revival to America, Lord, and let it begin in me.

In Jesus’ Name I pray,



What to pray? What to pray?


“For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.”

Revelation 16:14

This battle belongs to God. We just finished up Thirty Days of Prayer for @realDonaldTrump, but I hope that you care enough about America to use these prayers as starters when you get alone in your prayer room. Please, don’t let the prayers stop, we’ve come too far to back down now.

Instead, let’s start praying for the world! People all around the world follow this blog, and prayerfully, share it with others. Therefore, we need input. I am assuming that all following this are praying Christians. Let’s bind Satan together this year in praying for our respective countries. What do you say?

Comment on this post with what you are concerned with in your country and let us join you in prayer. I pray for Israel daily. I also have Australia in my journal. I have specifics for these, but there are generalities as well. We all need for the Holy Spirit to live inside of us giving us wisdom, strength and direction. As a matter of fact, let me pray with you right now.

“Father God, You alone know the needs of those reading this blog. And You promised in your Word that if two or more pray together, it will be done. We ask only in your will, Lord. Not out of selfish ambition, or worldly wants, but out of true, spiritual need. Bless us as we bind together to bring salvation to this world that You gave to us. In Jesus Name, Amen”


The Battle for Your Life


“…today you are drawing near for battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint. Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them…”                                                                                        Deuteronomy 20:3

Satan is real. Hell is real. The battle raging all around us is real. Spiritual warfare is real.

There is a lot of talk going around about spiritual warfare. The awesome movie “War Room” I believe has some to do with that. My favorite scene is when the wife is walking determinedly through her house and letting Satan know that he isn’t going to get her family and home. And many of us sit back, smile, and say, “Oh, that movie really inspired me.” Tell me, what did it inspire you to do? Follow up with a Bible study? Go to church? Listen to Christian music? These are all good things, but if you are a Christian, chances are you were already doing these.

The battle for our hearts, mind and joy in the Lord has just begun. The closer we get to the return of Jesus, the stronger Satan’s warriors will fight to prevent anyone from wanting to follow Jesus. And he can use you and he can use me in doing this. How? By making us complacent; by being satisfied that we pray enough, read enough, and attend church enough.

But God is calling us to get our knees bloody as we fight for the souls of our children and other loved ones. He is calling us to not back down from what is right and we know what is right. We can’t fear what the world will say if we stand against the homosexual agenda to teach our children that same-sex union is normal. Read the book of Genesis and you will find that there is NOTHING NORMAL ABOUT IT! Do you need to come out of the lifestyle? God can do that with you, just ask Him. Then stand and battle for the lives of those who are still there. Don’t faint! Don’t back down! Give God all that you have!

Abortion has been said so many times that the meaning has diminished. Our children are growing up thinking it is just another form of birth control. It’s not. ABORTION IS MURDER! From the moment of conception, that child (yes, it is a child) has a soul. When that tiny heart starts beating, nothing is added to it to make it any more human. And, hallelujah, God has allowed us women to be a part of His miraculous creation. How can we not see how He loves us? How He loves our unborn children???

There IS a Creator, and He is calling His prayer warriors to wake up and smell the ashes of sin that are burning our homes and families down. Oh, God, deliver us!

Right now, make your decision. Are you going to get serious about fighting on your knees or are you going to keep throwing catch – phrases around the Christian community so that you will feel good? Lock yourself in a closet and don’t come out until you have given God all that you have! Feel the  drops of blood on your brow as you intercede for others then, taste and see that the Lord is good! There IS victory in Jesus!

“…today you are drawing near for battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint. Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them…”                                                                                        Deuteronomy 20:3

Thirty Days of Prayer for My Pastor – Day 28



“For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.”

2 Corinthians 10:4-5

Lord Jesus, You left your Holy Spirit with us to not only comfort us, but also to speak for us. Today, Lord, I pray for my pastor to be open to whatever the Spirit leads him to say. Help him to recognize when the Spirit is leading him to go deeper into teaching us about spiritual warfare and how to use the weapons at our disposal, through the power of Jesus Christ. I know that my pastor is a sold out prayer warrior who recognizes that our fight is not against flesh and blood, but it is a fight that must be done on our knees.

I pray, Father God, that my pastor’s mind would be protected and that his thoughts would be in keeping with the obedience of Christ, that he would have no fear in speaking the truth to us knowing that God is already preparing us to hear it.

Lord, we need the truth in America today more than ever. We have gone our own selfish ways and we are really in a mess. Deliver us, Lord, and use our pastor to bring us to the right fellowship with God that we need. Speak to us, through him. I ask in Jesus’ Holy Name,