Holy Saturday

Harrowing of Hell

Holy Saturday

““Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.” “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.””

Matthew 27:63-65 NIV

The day after, a day like today, The disciples were in mourning. Unlike them, today I am not in mourning for the death of Christ. It is like he warned at the Last supper; “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.””John 13:7 NIV. Today we understand why he went through what he went through. Today we understand how much he loved us. Today we understand he paid the price so we can have eternal life. So today I don’t mourn, I rejoice in his words and honor the traditions of the passover by not just talking of the events that led the Hebrew our Egypt like what is usually done, but I rejoice in talking about the events that happened on the Holy Week, for those events saved us all. Today is day of somber reflection as we contemplate the world of darkness that would exist without the hope of Christ’s resurrection. I am sure back then today was a day they too reflected.

Back then the disciples were mourning. While they mourned at the palace something interesting was being discussed.

“The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.” “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.”

Matthew 27:62-66 NIV

A guard was posted to stand watch at the tomb where Jesus was laid to rest. A guard was posted to ensure that the disciples don’t steal his body or that anything would happen. What I find interestingly enough is that the chief priests and the pharisees paid more attention to what Jesus said than we realize. Jesus warned he would return on the 3rd day.

Remember to that upon the arrest of Jesus the disciples fled. The left, many went into hiding. Scared of the unknown and their fate. “Then everyone deserted him and fled.”

Mark 14:50 NIV.

The day between Christ’s crucifixion and His resurrection would have been a time of grief and shock as the stunned disciples tried to understand the murder of Jesus, the betrayal of Judas, and the dashing of their hopes. Their faith, little did they know was being tested during this pivotal moment. We can’t judge them for that. We are Human, we are flawed. How many times do we face trials and it’s not until we have finished facing them that we realize our faith was being tested. They were going experiencing just that.

Let us rejoice that today, we don’t doubt or question the Holy Saturday for we know that our redeemer lives. Those of us whom live in countries where we don’t need to hide our faith like other christians do can rejoice and celebrate without fears of condemnation or being arrested. Let us all take this moment to pray for our brothers and sisters living in countries where even today in 2021 where being a christian, for praising God, for following his teaching they are subject to persecution. For they understand way more than we do, what the disciples were experiencing on this day. Let us pray God gives them strength to carry on their mission on those lands.

When Jesus arrived to Jerusalem he went to the temple a few days prior to his crucifixion. When he saw that they made a mockery of the house of God he was mad, flipped tables, and told everyone to get out.

“The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.”

John 2:18-22 NIV

The disciples forgot what Jesus said. Yet the priests and the pharisees did not. They took to heart what he said though they didn’t believe he was who everyone said he was. They didn’t believe he had the authority of God. They didn’t believe.

While the disciples worried over their fate…. they were laying low, hidden, out of sight out mind until all the hysteria dies down. Let this pass and settle then I will be lucky and be able to get out of Jerusalem alive, unnoticed. For the record this is my opinion of what I think they were thinking.

this same time, the priests and pharisees were concerned of this man coming back like he said. They did witness him perform miracles though they questioned him and doubted him every step of the way. They were concerned…. yet they couldn’t do much… it was the Sabbath after all. So like mentioned earlier the went over to Pilate for him to assign a guard to be on watch.

Yet what did Jesus do?

Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and most mainline Protestant churches teach that Jesus descended to the realm of the dead on Holy Saturday to save righteous souls, such as the Hebrew patriarchs, who died before his crucifixion.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls the descent “the last phase of Jesus’ messianic mission,” during which he “opened heaven’s gates for the just who had gone before him.”

An ancient homily included in the Catholic readings for Holy Saturday says a “great silence” stilled the earth while Jesus searched for Adam, “our first father, as for a lost sheep.”

Often called “the harrowing of hell,” the dramatic image of Jesus breaking down the doors of Hades has proved almost irresistible to artists, from the painter Hieronymus Bosch to the poet Dante to countless Eastern Orthodox iconographers.

First-century Jews generally believed that all souls went to a dreary and silent underworld called Sheol after death. To emphasize that Jesus had truly died, and his resurrection was no trick of the tomb, the apostles likely would have insisted that he, too, had sojourned in Sheol, said Robert Krieg, a theology professor at the University of Notre Dame.

“It helps bring home the point that Jesus’ resurrection was not a resuscitation,” Krieg said.

But the Bible divulges little about the interlude between Jesus’ death and resurrection. Churches that teach he descended to the realm of the dead most often cite 1 Peter 3:18-20.

Yet I will add a few more verses.

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits— to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.”. 1 Peter 3:18-22 NIV

Christ was put to death as a human, but made alive by the Spirit,” Peter writes. “And it was by the Spirit that he went to preach to the spirits in prison.” The incarcerated souls, Peter cryptically adds, were those who were “disobedient” during the time of Noah, the ark-maker.

What could this possibly mean? How could Jesus “descend into hell?” And what did He do while He was there?

Traditionally, the church has understood this to mean that after His death on the cross, Jesus went into the underworld and proclaimed the message of salvation to those who had died before His birth. This belief has been called “the harrowing of hell.”

There are a couple of Scriptures that may allude to such a harrowing, both in the first letter of Peter: which I just cited.

Peter goes on to tell us that “the gospel was proclaimed even to the dead, so that, though they had been judged in the flesh as everyone is judged, they might live in the Spirit as God does” (1 Peter 4:6).

While these verses can be interpreted in a number of ways, they seem to say that in some way, Jesus offered redemption to people beyond the grave. He has all the power and authority to even do such a thing.

“The Son of God was revealed for this purpose,” John tells us, “to destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8). And the main “work” of the devil is precisely this – creating alienation between people and God, and between one person and another.

This is how Jesus destroyed the work of the devil – by allowing Satan to crush Him spiritually!

Just as Jesus absorbed all the evil on his physical body, taking on our sins and by dying on the cross, He also absorbed all of the spiritual evil by “descending into hell.” But neither death nor hell could hold Him, and in this we rejoice.

Let me say this again: Neither Death Nor Hell could Hold Him Down!!!

Furthermore, the harrowing of hell isn’t a one-time deal. Jesus continues to go into whatever hells He finds, drawing people out of them.

“It was not once long ago that He did it,” C.S. Lewis writes of the harrowing of hell. “Time does not work that way once ye have left the Earth. All moments that have been or shall be were, or are, present in the moment of His descending. There is no spirit in prison to Whom He did not preach” (The Great Divorce, 139-140).

This is great news indeed! If Jesus has preached to all the spirits in prison, this means that everyone will hear the gospel and have the chance to respond to it.

Find comfort in knowing that whatever hells we may find ourselves in, Jesus is there waiting for us – and He has the power to pull us out.

Yes He loves us, He made sacrifices for us, he continues to show Mercy & Love to us whom are not worthy of this.

So today let us not spend this day in mourning Let is rejoice, because come tomorrow, We shall Celebrate the greatness of his resurrection Power!!

Holy Friday

On this day.:..

On this day, with just one kiss on the cheek he was betrayed.

“but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” Luke‬ ‭22:48‬ ‭NIV‬‬

He was betrayed for 30 shekles (pieces of silver), which was the equivalent to two days pay.

The soldiers arrested him….there were plenty of witnesses to see this moment. There were priests, there were officers, The temple Guards, the elders and his disciples. They all saw what was going on.

Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders, who had come for him, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come with swords and clubs? Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour—when darkness reigns.””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭22:52-53‬ ‭NIV‬‬

He was taken away by the soldiers and was tried and treated like a criminal. As forewarned Peter denied him 3 times.

Jesús was mocked, insulted and spat on by the guards while in custody.

“They blindfolded him and demanded, “Prophesy! Who hit you?” And they said many other insulting things to him.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭22:64-65‬ ‭NIV‬‬

He was questioned Before Pilate & Herod. Jesus knew though no matter what they said, what they questioned him, his fate, his sentence was already pre destined

““If you are the Messiah,” they said, “tell us.” Jesus answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe me, and if I asked you, you would not answer. But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God.””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭22:67-69‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Pilate found no guilt, no reason to pursue any charges, yet the chief priests kept on accusing Jesus of various things. Yet Pilate upon questioning realized Herod had jurisdiction over the fate on the man before him, whom he felt was not guilty of any crimes.

“Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find no basis for a charge against this man.”
On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean. When he learned that Jesus was under Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭23:4, 6-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Then they mocked and ridiculed him once again.

“Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭23:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

So the Pilate once again found no bases for their charges against him.

“Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭23:13-14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Pilate pleased 3 times to the people regarding the charges against Jesus. Pilate wanted to release him. Yet the crowd preferred to release a criminal vs Free Jesus.

“Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death. Therefore, I will punish him and then release him.”
But the whole crowd shouted, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!”
Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” For the third time he spoke to them: “Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him.”
So Pilate decided to grant their demand. He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭23:15-16, 18, 20-22, 24-25‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Imagine being in a trial, the Judge finds you not guilty of any wrong doing. Yet due to the provincial regions of your upbringings, you fall under the legal jurisprudence of another Judge. Then that Judge doesn’t know what to do, so he goes on and asks the jurors your peers what they want and they want you to suffer so that Judge outnumbered by the majority rule of your peers condemns you when another Judge would’ve let you walk. Imagine being convicted for a crime you didn’t commit. Imagine facing time while being innocent. Jesus didn’t have to imagine it. He lived it. He was tried and persecuted and condemned so that you and I can join him and the father in paradise. The innocence Project today would’ve taken up a case like this. They would’ve found a way to plea, petition for another hearing to overturn any changes of Judges and any Conviction. We would’ve seen protests, sit ins, hashtags taking over social media…..You would’ve seen grassroots efforts to help am innocent man.
I didn’t mention this earlier but during his arrest there was a little scuffle between the disciples and there soldiers and one of the disciples cut off a piece of the ear of the soldier. Jesus healed that soldier right before his arrest. I can imagine some of these disciples, the ones who didn’t go into hiding or denying him, I am sure like the innocence project they were reorganizing trying to build a case to save him. Yet the events of the day, of today, happened so fast. These events didn’t happen today, where the ACLU would’ve stepped in. This happened over 2000 years ago, to fulfill a prophecy. All the events happened so fast. He went from praying, to being arrested, to being mocked, to being persecuted and tried, to being condemned & finally to die. For a crime you committed. A sin you committed and because the Pharisees and the Saduceas did not acknowledge the fulfillment of the prophecies of thr Messiah before them.

He was beat, he was spat on, he was mocked, he was whipped, he has to bear his cross…. correction…. he bore our cross since he paid for your sins, my sins and the sins of mankind.

Jesús was compassionate, he was kind, he was dying and he pleaded to God for us.

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”. Luke‬ ‭23:34‬ ‭NIV‬‬

They didn’t know who they were mocking, they didn’t know nor did they understand. He pleaded for them, just like he prayed for his disciples and Judas just the night before; right before Judas betrayed him. Before Peter denied him, before everyone scattered to save themselves in the midst of all the chaos.

Beside Jesus were two other men, men whom were guilty of real crimes. One man on a cross to his right, another man hung on a cross to his left. A murderer and a thief. One of them, the their, realized that he was the Messiah asked to make space for him in heaven. He saw in his final moments who was this man being condemned before him. He put his faith in this man, right before his final moments & he was redeemed.

Jesús in his final moments redeemed this man. “Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭23:43‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Aside from being a redeemer, aside for praying for those whom harmed him. He was compassionate He wanted to protect his mom. John was his beloved disciple, John he knew would take care of his mother as if she was his own.

“When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.”
‭‭John‬ ‭19:26-27‬ ‭NIV‬‬

In that moment; on the cross; despite the crowd before him, he has never felt more alone. We feel his pain, we feel how alone he felt with his words. Listen to the cries that Jesus cried;

Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” ).”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭27:46‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Why have you forsaken me?
Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani? How many of us have asked this question when we face hardships?
It is in this moment where we see the humanness of Jesus. Where he feels what we feel. Here he relates to us. Our pains, our sorrows, our fears and when we face solitude. Why have you forsaken me when I have done all that you told me to do? I have loved, lived a humble life, I have performed miracles. Why do you in my most hardest moments leave me here to suffer alone? We have all been there. So has Jesus.

After this Jesus said something that many may not understand but with all that he faced that day.
, “I am thirsty.””
‭‭John‬ ‭19:28‬ ‭NIV‬‬
He knew it was almost time, but he was still in the flesh, he was parched. So he asked for something to drink. He needed to quench his thirst for his final words. He still in the flesh, was loosing blood, was sweaty, was tired after all he had been through today, but he just needed a little bit of something to drink, just to have thr energy to say his final two words.

After he quenched his thirst he said it was done. It was time, it was finished.
“It is finished.”
‭‭John‬ ‭19:30‬ ‭NIV‬‬

He knew the prophecy, what he was called and sent to earth to do, what he was destined for…. to be the sacrificial lamb for all of humanity was finally here and done. It Is finished!

And in his final knowing it was finished with the little bit of energy he had left he shouted once more…. not in angst against God, but instead in committing himself to God.

“Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭23:46‬ ‭NIV‬‬

It was at that moment, where he breathed his last breath. It was that moment where his spirit was released. It was at that final moment, where his blood that was spilled redeemed us all. It was at that moment…. Where you and I obtain salvation through Christ. It was at that moment that the prophecy was fulfilled.

Today give thanks and praise to God.
Give thanks for the sacrificial lamb.
Give thanks for he suffered, Jesus suffered for all of us. Jesus felt our pain, our sins became his sins. God had Mercy. God forgave us. His son paid the price.

Today, Remember how he suffered, remember how he was beat. Remember how he was spat on. Remember how he paid for a crime he did not commit. He was a man free of sin. He paid the price for us. So that we too can have everlasting life. He came became incarnate, felt what we feel. He understands us and our psyche. He accepted this task which God Willed. So we can have a seat at the table. As I wipe away the tears from my cheeks I can’t help but give thanks for all that he has done.

Thank you Abba Padre.
I live to worship you, with a heart filled with gratitude for all you have done for me during my lifetime, what has yet to be fulfilled during my lifetime and for what you did before my lifetime so I can have salvation.

Holy Thursday

I want to take a moment to reflect and marvel of the importance of today.

On a day like today, over 2000 years ago, what to many though was just a normal day. Paving way for the festivities and celebrations of the Passover week.

Jesus sat with his disciples. He washed their feet, he said “, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.””
‭‭John‬ ‭13:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

He humbled himself.
Here was Jesus son of God, the epitome of perfection humbling himself before his disciples to wash their feet. Yet there is more to why he did what he did, at the time they didn’t understand.

Jesus anoints the disciples for their new role as priests in the new temple that God will raise up.

Jesus ordains them so they can serve His church when He leaves this world to return to the Father. Through the act of purification, Jesus imparts His holiness to the disciples so they will be set apart from the world even though they will remain in the world.

Jesus teaches His disciples that his holiness, salvation and purity will all come through Him and His suffering, which little did they know was merely hours away.

Through this simple act of foot washing, Jesus demonstrates to His disciples His eternal role as God’s High Priest and Mediator and their part in the priesthood.

Even though He must suffer and die, the disciples can by faith be certain that He will never leave them or forsake them.

He prayed over them…. every single last one of the 12 disciples. He warned them of the betrayal that was to come by one of their own. He said , “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.””
‭‭John‬ ‭13:21‬ ‭NIV‬‬

He forgave the one who was going to betray him and prayed over him…before he could betray him. If Jesus could forgive someone who knowingly would betray him….why can’t we forgive those whom have offended us.

I have forgiven those whom have offended or hurt me. I have forgiven you. Even if you didn’t know that you have offended me. I also ask for forgiveness for the actions or words I may have said that may have unknowingly offended you. I do so because I want to strive to be like christ as much as possible. I want peace of mind and peace of heart. He has taught us by his examples and we are to following them. This is something I do periodically because one never knows when we have offended… or hurt someone in the midst of our own hurt.

Back on the events of today…..

He broke bread with them, which was customary during the Passover feast. Traditionally you would recount the story of Moses & the Plight from Egypt. How God spared the Hebrews and their first born sons from exile because they followed the commands of God & were spared by their faith and trust in him.

(“Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt. “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord —a lasting ordinance. For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast. On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from Israel. On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day. Do no work at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat; that is all you may do.” Exodus‬ ‭12:7, 13-16‬ ‭NIV‬‬)

Jesús took a different approach during this Passover Meal.
Jesús forewarned the disciples he was departing but gave a clear instruction.

““My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
‭‭John‬ ‭13:33-34‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Love one another. Love one another because he has loved us. He has loved us from before our conception. He has shown love to all whom has encountered him (Jew, Samaritan, gentile etc). So today I profess I love you all in christ.

He comforted his disciples before the events unfolded

“““Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”
‭‭John‬ ‭14:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

We all face hardships and difficult moments, but having faith and trust in God in the midst of it all is key. It’s hard, we are human, but we cannot let our hearts be troubled; that effects our spirit, it effects our psyche, it can impede in God using you to work when your distracted by a troubled heart. They didn’t realize he was paving the way for their ministries to flourish and grow. He was setting the stage this night. Almost like an HR rep at an Employment orientation giving you the Handbook so you can do your designated tasks. Here he was in the flesh verbalizing the tools and resources you will need to your next promotion.

He reminds them that, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
‭‭John‬ ‭14:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

He tells them that no matter what happens he will send refuge to help them:

“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
‭‭John‬ ‭14:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

You are not alone, I am here with you, and in my place we send the Holy Spirit. Who needs siri or alexa when you have the Holy Spirit?

He set the stage…. he prepared the disciples for their upcoming promotion. He went to pray….. He knew tomorrow was going to be a very busy day.

Today is significantly symbolic on so many fronts.

Jesús knower of all things.
Anointed, prayed, continued to teach, comforted, gave warning & promised to send help.
Miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness That is who he is.
Today I pray for all of you, I pray you have been blessed, have been moved, have been touched, have been inspired to have faith and hope. Today I ask God to forgive us all for all our sins, we are humans, we are imperfect. I pray that whatever your facing, whatever is troubling your hearts, that God gives you the peace, comfort and strength you need to proceed. I want to tell you that I love you, Just as he has loved us. I pray you can open your hearts and be receptive to the Holy Spirit as it transcends before you. Allow the Holy Spirit to move you, guide you and counsel you. Allow the Holy spirit to Comfort you, give you peace in the midst of your angst and grief, Allow the Holy Spirit give you Hope, Knowledge and will power to make the next necessary moves, Now I don’t know who needs this prayer, But the Holy Spirit is telling me you will know this is for you when you read it because you will. But I pray that those pain you are feeling, that concern for your health, that you submit yourself humbly before the presence if the Lord & allow The Holy Spirit to Heal you with his mighty Healing touch. In the name if the Father the Son & Holy Spirit. Amen.

Do Not Look Back

Genesis 19: 12-26

Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

12 The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, 13 because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.”. 14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry[a] his daughters. He said, “Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking. 15 With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.”. 16 When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them. 17 As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away! 18 But Lot said to them, “No, my lords,[b] please! 19 Your[c] servant has found favor in your[d] eyes, and you[e] have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can’t flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I’ll die. 20 Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it—it is very small, isn’t it? Then my life will be spared. 21 He said to him, “Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of. 22 But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.” (That is why the town was called Zoar.[f]. 23 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. 26 But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

Do not look back.  When we are in the midst of storms or situations and when we overcome them; we tend to have a habit of looking back, we reflect, we wonder what we could’ve done differently.  We look back at what we learned from those circumstances; and how we even got into those situations.

What I am telling you today is Do not look back.  No matter how tempting it is.  No matter how difficult the challenges we face, Do not look back.  Looking back can come with consequences far greater than we know.  In the case of Lot’s wife, when Lot and his family were fleeing; she looked back and the consequences were that she turned into a pillar of salt.  

Here is what we know about Lot;s wife.

Lots’ wife was an unnamed woman mentioned in the Bible very few times. First in Genesis 19:15-16, her husband was told to take her and her daughters out of the city of Sodom. Then while they were running, in Genesis 19:26, Lot’s wife looked back as the city burned. Last, Jesus referenced her in Luke 17:32 saying, “Remember Lot’s wife!”  Jesus referenced her when discussing the coming of the Kingdom.  He said  vs 31-32 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything. 32 Remember Lot’s wife! 

But I will come back to what Jesus said.  Let us go back to Lot’s wife.

We know more about the story surrounding the death of Lot’s wife than anything else about her.

For example; we know that these angels were sent by God because this city was filled with sin; the Lord was going to destroy this city.  Before the Angles fled to Sodom; God was talking to Abraham; and Abraham interceded for Sodom; Abraham asked God if he was also going to destroy the righteous in that city?  God replied to him stating if there were 50 righteous or even 45 he would spare the city, Genesis 18. Abraham & God agreed that if they would atleast find 10 righteous people God was spare Sodom. When the angels arrived; they met Lot; who offered them lodging, who fed them and made a feast for them.   Yet the wicked men of the city wanted to get to know these men carnally; they had bad intentions for Lot’s guests; yet Lot did not let them.  The angles only found 4 people whom were righteous.   Later on the Angels tell Lot to grab his wife, his kids, his  family and flee the city; for the city will be destroyed. As they were fleeing Lot’s wife looked back.  Her punishment was that she was turned into a pillar of salt.

Why was Lot’s Wife turned into a pillar of salt?  So I did some researching.

Jewish teachings suggest Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt because Lot requested salt from his wife to be offered to the traveling two angels. His wife told Lot it was bad custom to offer the salt from their household, so she went house to house in the neighborhood informing the men of the houses of the two travelers while she looked for salt. This idea is not expressed in the Bible, only in Jewish teachings.

According to Bible commentaries in the NIV Zondervan Study Bible, Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt as she looked back, “for disobeying the instruction not to look back.  We see her disobedient hesitation became proverbial in later generations (Luke 17:32) when Jesus talking to his disciples of the kingdom of Heaven, reminded them to not be like Lots Wife.

Today, grotesque salt formations near the southern end of the dead sea are reminders of her folly.  It reminds locals of her disobedience. 

Lot’s wife disobedience caused instant punishment.  The agreement between God and Abraham was that if they can at least find 10 righteous people in Sodom and Gomorrah that the land would be spared; but they only found 4; Lot, his wife and his daughters, so God spared them.   Yet God gave a command via these angels.  Their instructions were clear, Do not look back.  She looked backed; something within her; something stirred in her; that when she was instructed not to look back.  As they were fleeing the city, once they got far enough to be spared, the punishment began to fall down upon these lands, Lots wife looked back.  There is more to this story which we do not know of.   Like I said earlier; we know more of her disobedience than we do about her story.  Yet Still I urge you; Do not look back.  

Adam and Eve were instructed to eat from any and every fruit in the Garden of eden except  for one.  In Genesis 2:17 GOd says: “But you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”  We all know what happened there; that disobedience of them eating from that fruit is where the first sin of mankind came.

The angels warned Lot and his family not to look back; to flee so they can be spared from God’s wrath.  Lot’s wife looked back.

We are from this world but not of the world.  So I repeat Do not Look back.  NYC and the USA as a whole is like the city of Sodom with so many immoral things taking place. Hatred overtaking the hearts of many.  Selfishness over taking the hearts of many.  Racism, misogyny, bigotry, and all the phobias one could thing of is at an all time high.

Please heed the warnings of everything we have seen going on especially how 2020 went.  Fill yourselves with knowledge.  Research and Study the word.  Be careful what you read on the internet and the many, many stories you come across because in this digital age where we have access to so much information; we also have access to a lot of misleading information. 

 Pray that in all your research God gives you the wisdom to discern the truth in the midst of the propogandas that can come up..

Yet still I urge you; Do Not Look Back.  

As I mentioned before, the name of Lot’s wife is not given in the Bible even though her life provides a good life lesson. We are not told the specific reason she looked back to the city as it was being destroyed. Some commentators believe she was looking back to see if her daughters were following behind or if her father’s house was surviving the wrath.  Yet what we learn from her  story is that this story warns believers of the consequences of looking back on their previous life of sin before salvation. Such pondering will usually return us to past sins. There is no room or time to worry about the things we leave behind in our journey forward with Christ.

 In order to grow spiritually, we must place our trust in God, not dwell in our past. We must follow God knowing his will is perfect and He will be present with the believer each step of our life’s journey.   

Our Past lives are good to reference in testimony because that testimony can help someone on to their path to salvation; but not to dwell on ones past.  But once we share our testimony; Do Not Look back, We are all better than where we were the previous day. 

2020 taught us a lot of things; 2020 is one I do not want to look back to. 2020 is filled with so many losses, so many struggles, so much pain. My 2020 was filled with pain, losses, health complications, so many unknowns, so many lessons learned, a new norm, lots of social and emotional distancing, personal battles, and so much more. My plan going forward is to do just that,regardless of who is with me in this journey I am moving forward. As we commence this new year; I urge you; do not look back. Jesus warned about it; He couldn’t have been even more clear; Remember Lot’s Wife. Do not Look back

Where have I Slipped up Lately???

Where Have I Slipped up Lately?? ….

“Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.” Revelation 2:5 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Thank you for allowing me to see another day. Lord you have been amazing & continue to bless me and my family & I am eternally grateful. Today I come to you thanking I know throughout my life I have fallen, and you have always been there to pick me up. Today I find myself asking and even answering where I have skipped up lately? I have always looked at how far I have fallen and how far I have made it. I am not the same person I was during my days in that dark rabbit whole. I was surrounded by darkness, my pain, by depression and even battled vices. I know I have come a long way. I have repented, I have made changes and I have made my way home. I do not want my lamp stand removed from its place. Things may not always be picture perfect. Yet unlike my days where I was at my worst, Today when pained and troubled I turn to you, I turn to you so my lamp stand don’t move or turn off. I turn to you because in all reality there is no one else to really turn to. I turn to you because you provide the answers. I say this proudly. If anyone reading this is going through something do not fall down that rabbit hole of despair, depression, fear and isolation. Turn to God who will guide you. Repent of any sins keeping you in the dark tunnel and find your way home. Today I pray for my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors. No trial one faces is too big or too small for God, whatever trials, pains, heartbreaks or griefs one is facing I pray that God moves his hands and helps you in the trials. Whatever provisions and healing is needed that God provides the provision and healing. I pray that you all continue to Turn to God no matter what one faces, for look how far we all have come, and look how far we all can continue to go.

Amén

God is Faithful

God is faithful ….

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Thank you for allowing me to see another day. Lord you have been amazing & continue to bless me and my family & I am eternally grateful. Today I come to you thanking you for being faithful, for being loving and merciful. I come to you confessing any and all my sins before you, seeking forgiveness and redemption for any sins conscious or unconscious. Knowing that only you can purify us from all our ways. Today I pray for the needy, for those in despair, for this who need healing, for those needing forgiveness. Today I ask that grieving hearts are comforted, that strength are given families, I ask that health and healing be restored in the many who are sick, whom are facing this battle with sickness, illness and the virus. Today I pray for my pastors, my church, my family, my loved ones, my friends and anyone reading this in need of prayers. Lord you know the hearts, the necessities of each individual and I ask you provide what has been declared by your will what they need. Thank you again for all you do.

Amén

God is patient

God is Patient …. November Repentance Challenge Day 16

“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.”. 2 Peter 3:9 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Thank you for allowing me to see another day. Lord you have been amazing & continue to bless me and my family & I am eternally grateful. Today I come to you repenting for any sins and offenses knowingly and unknowingly. I come giving thanks for your patience with me. For I know I would’ve lost patience with me a long time ago and here you are still giving us reminders that you love us. Just like he has been patient with me he has been patient with you reading this. You are reading this because there is something in your life you still need to work on. We all do. There is work we need to do within ourselves. He is being patient. He is being loving. He is being merciful. Now is not the time for grudges, for hatred, for judgement, for divisions. That this nation is divided in political thought and morals is one thing. Yet the church should always remain united in the things of God. we are living times we thought we would never see. God put the whole world on a pause and people still didn’t use that time to call out to him and seek him. He has been patient…: but the time will soon come when we will face judgement. When we will see the destruction of the world that is something he does not want us to live and suffer through. Now is the time to get things in order he had been patient. Yet the signs of the end are near.

Amén

I am Set Free

I am set Free …. November Repentance Challenge Day 16

“But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:22-23 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Thank you for allowing me to see another day. Lord you have been amazing & continue to bless me and my family & I am eternally grateful. Today I come to you knowing you have set me free from the bondage if sin. It’s from the freedom where I seen eternal life from you. Today I pray for those in circumstances beyond their control to come to you… to seek you… to trust in you so they too can be liberated and freed from sin. I come to you with continued prayers of strength, healing, health, wellbeing, wisdom for my loved ones, my church my pastors & my family. I continue to ask that you protect and cover each one with their respective trials. Once again thank you for setting me free and allowing me to seek a path that allowed me to remain firmly planted in that freedom you give.

Amén

We are commanded to Repent ….

We are commanded to Repent …. November Repentance Challenge Day 15

“God overlooked people’s ignorance about these things in earlier times, but now he commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to him.” Acts of the Apostles 17:30 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Thank you for allowing me to see another day. Lord you have been amazing & continue to bless me and my family & I am eternally grateful. Today I come to you filled with praise, seeking forgiveness for any sins and offenses committed consciously and unconsciously. Thanking you for being merciful & compassionate. Today I want to remind others that repentance is important. You have commanded us to repent. You have commanded us to right our wrongs. You have commanded us that in all things to turn to you. Today pray for those in situations looking for guidance that these words guide you to what you need. Turn to God and confess your sins. Nothing is more beautiful than being able to confess your sins to God & seek his redemption. Seek his love and peace. Nothing is will soothe you like turning to God and giving him your all. Today I pray for my family, My friends, My loved ones, My church, My Pastors & anyone reading this. Times may be rough. Times may be overbearing. Your anxieties, your fears that enable you to sin… those don’t control you. Turn to him. seek repentance you have been redeemed, but you need to turn to him to fully accept his love and redemption. Today I pray for the broken-hearted, the confused, the sick, those in grief, that whatever is causing you pain, that God brings you the love and comfort you need. Seek him, trust him , remain faithful to him.

Amén

Repentance is Important Because ….

Repentance is Important Because …. November Repentance Challenge Day 14

“From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near. ” Matthew 4:17 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Thank you for allowing me to see another day. Lord you have been amazing & continue to bless me and my family & I am eternally grateful. Today I come to you filled with praise, seeking forgiveness for any sins and offenses committed consciously and unconsciously. Thanking you for being merciful & compassionate. Today I want to remind others that repentance is important. It is i portent because look at the times we are living in. Look at the chaos in the world. The Kingdom of heaven is most certainly near. The time has come to repent, to seek God with all ones heart and soul, to seek redemption, to right ones wrongs. People are living in fear, people are becoming desperate, people are pained, people are losing jobs, this virus is is still no where near a stage where we can fully control its contagion. People we love are sick, people we love have gotten infected, people we love are dying, people we love are or will be without work, people we love are hurting. Lord today I pray over everyone in this nation, especially my family, my loved ones, my friends, my pastors and my church. I pray that you spirit moves in this land, I pray for healing, for repentance, for people to seek you dear lord, I pray for peace, I pray for comfort, I pray for mercy I pray for provisions being met whether financial or food, I thank you for all that you do and hope that more people can repent and turn to you, for the days are not getting better, and the kingdom of heaven is most certainly near.

Amén

You Are a Compassionate God…

You are a compassionate God…. November Repentance Challenge Day 13

“That is why the Lord says, “Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.” Joel 2:12-13 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Thank you for allowing me to see another day. Lord you have been amazing & continue to bless me and my family & I am eternally grateful. Today I come to you filled with praise, seeking forgiveness for any sins and offenses committed consciously and unconsciously. Thanking you for being merciful & compassionate. So I turn to you, while I still have time. I turn to you before judgment & condemnation comes before us. I continue to pray & share my prayers to give those an opportunity to turn to you while we still have time. These past few months I have turned to you like no other time before. I have turned to you weeping, pained, with a heart filled with pain & worry. I have turned to you in praise, in fasting & in adoration. I have turned to you with a grieving heart & a torn heart. I give you my heart, which is already yours. Today I pray for my family, my friends, my pastors, my church and anyone reading this, may you turn to God, who is compassionate & merciful not only with praise, not only for guidance but with a heart of repentance. May God guide us all throughout all the difficult moments we face. Through the pain, the grief, the mourning, the uncertainty & to overcome our own guilt, sin & insecurities. He is a compassionate God. Turn to him while we still have time. Thank you Lord for all you do & continue to do.

Amén

Ángels are Rejoicing in Heaven…

Ángels are Rejoicing in Heaven…. November Repentance Challenge Day 12

“In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away! “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and sweep the entire house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.”Luke 15:7-10 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Thank you for allowing me to see another day. Lord you have been amazing & continue to bless me and my family & I am eternally grateful. Today I thank you for never giving up on me. I was once the one that got away. I was once the lamb that strayed, I was once that lost coin, I was once that prodigal child. Yet when I came back, not only were your arms wide open ready to embrace me, but you reminded me you never ever turned your back on me. Today I pray for my family, my loved ones, my friends and all the lost sheep, the lost coins& the prodigal sons. Know he had never turned his back on you. He is still waiting for your return, he still has his arms wide open. Just like he rejoiced when I turned back to Jesus, he will rejoice when you turn back to him. I pray for those feeling lost, feeling alone, I pray for those battling depression, those looking for a sense of belonging. May the lord give you the comfort you need, the strength that you need and the ability to turn to the Lord in these difficult moments because you are not alone. The father is seeking you to truly feel him so he can embrace and help you though this. The heavens will rejoice upon your return, the father will rejoice upon your return and those whom love you will rejoice upon your return. Today I extend my prayers to my pastor may God continue to give them & their family strength, may God continue to guide them, provide wisdom, may god. God continue to give them comfort for the challenges my pastoral family are facing . They carry my burdens, our burdens, their burdens and those of their families. Lord let us help reprieve them of their burdens, Lord let us all rejoice in your comfort, let us all do our share, Let us all continue to ask for healing for you are a God of wonders and we believe in your power. Thank you lord once again for your word. Let us turn to you and keep bringing back those whom have strayed so they heavens can fully rejoice in harmony.

Amén

Thank You God for Your Forgiveness..

Thank You God for Your Forgiveness…. November Repentance Challenge Day 11

“When God saw what they had done and how they had put a stop to their evil ways, he changed his mind and did not carry out the destruction he had threatened.”. Jonah 3:10 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Thank you for allowing me to see another day. Lord you have been amazing & continue to bless me and my family & I am eternally grateful. Today I thank you for your forgiveness. You have forgiven me for many things in my life and I am just so grateful for that. For your love and your Mercy. Today’s verse brings us to the book of Jonah. Nineveh reminds me where we are at at right now in this world…. Filled with Sin, corruption, lies, deceit, filled with people spreading propaganda, confusion, spreading hate and sinning. That is unfortunately where we are at. God chose Jonah to go and teach them salvation. Jonah didn’t want to go, those people killed his father, those people where barbarians in the eyes of Jonah. How many of us do that now, Looking at others, looking at the other side falling them barbarians, without knowing their hearts? Jonah did, we all do if we will be honest. Jonah tried to go elsewhere (Tarshish), then while enroute on a boat to Tarshish the winds picked up, waves got rough and the only thing that calmed the waters was throwing this man overboard. When Jonah landed in the water a Big fish swallowed him and kept him in the belly for 3 days and 3 nights. Jonah prayed, asked for redemption & forgiveness. The fish spit him up at Nineveh, the place he was avoiding. God still sent him, because he still had a mission to fulfill. To teach them about salvations. The people changed, their hearts changed, their behavior changed, on the day God’s wrath was supposed to fall down on them, he sent love, redemption Mercy & Forgiveness. Today we are the Jonahs, some of us run from our responsibilities some of us are there speaking and declaring that we repent and seek forgiveness and change our ways. Some can confirm we are living in times similar to Nineveh, Babylon, Sodom & Gamorrah. One thing I know for sure, the signs of the times are among us. Yet let us not partake in judgments that is not our job. Let us not crucify others for their sins, for who they voted for, for what they believe in. We need to separate ourselves and rely on God and amongst the people spread the gospels, not engage in propaganda. We must preach, we must speak truth. Not listen to the naysayers….we must teach by example….. that example starts with spread love not hate, show mercy and kindness, speak the word, help those in need, Show that God still has people who can guide those willing and able to salvation. Remember God forgave us all for all of our sins. He knows our hearts, our intentions better than anyone else. Today I pray for God to continue to guide, protect, heal, comfort, give strength to my family, my friends, my church and my pastors pastors. You have forgiven us all for all our past transgressions, guide us to be the light, to reflect your love and grace upon those whom need it most. Thank you for forgiving us, As we know you forgive them too.

Amén

I confess to you…. November Repentance Challenge Day 10

“People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.”. Proverbs 28:13 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Thank you for allowing me to see another day. Lord you have been amazing & continue to bless me and my family & I am eternally grateful. Today I confess my sins, my pains, my thoughts, my problems my fears, my anxieties all to you. I confess to you what is within the depths if my heart. I love starting my mornings with just you. I love ending my days with you. To be able to pour out my heart and soul to you & I know that it will stay there…. knowing that you will let your will be done and handle the things I cry out to you. Knowing there are no intermediaries just me and you. Lord you know my desires. Yet I trust in you that you know what is best. So I will accept what resolution you bring when you do. Today I pray for those who need to be reminded to let go and let God do the wonders that you do. Today I pray for my family, my friends, my church and my pastors. We all are facing our own respective battles and challenges, whether spoken or unspoken I ask that they are reminded to Let go & Let God. Today I pray that they too confess to you not just any sins, but their pains, their problems, their fears & their situations. May you guide each and every one of us as we walk through the valley, as we deal with the process, as we await for an answer respectfully and respectively. To praise you is easy when all is going well. To praise you in the storm…. now that is where warriors arise. To not give up, to not lose sight in what you have in store for us. To remain firm knowing that you are always working, even when one doesn’t see it…That my lord is key. Once again I say I shall continue to pour my heart my all to you, confess to you what my heart needs to confess & seek your guidance, so that your hand & words can guide my steps, my thoughts, my words & my actions. Letting go and letting God.

Amén

I am so sorry God

I am so sorry God…. November Repentance Challenge Day 9

“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”. 2 Chronicles 7:14 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Thank you for allowing me to see another day. Lord you have been amazing and continue to bless me and my family snd I am eternally grateful. Today I am so sorry God. Sorry for all and any sins. Sorry for any sins and offenses whether intentional or not. Lord I rebuke and repent those sins today. Not many can acknowledge Lord that we too need to apologize to you for our conscious and our unconscious actions. As humans we all look at every aspect of our actions as good because of the walk which we walk. Yet sometimes our actions and our words hurt and offend others. Sometimes our actions and our words hurt and offend you. Today I acknowledge that there may be actions or words which might have offended you or others and for that I am sorry for. You have revealed many things dear Lord within the past few days, weeks & months. You have revealed the end of times are near. a you have revealed that people still challenge your decrees and what you have allowed. Yesterday’s sermon said it perfectly, there are still those who rebel against you knowing full well what the signs are showing. Today I thank you, and give you praise, I shall continue to worship you, seeking you to guide my steps. Regardless what challenges I face. Regardless any pain. Regardless of any issues, Regardless of any turmoil and battles…. I Turn to you so you can Guide me from this darkness. I turn to you to guide me from this pain, I turn to you to guide my steps, my actions and most importantly my words. Today I am determined to continue to trust in you in the midst of all the chaos. I continue to seek and find Joy in you in the midst of the sorrow. I turn to you to seek peace in my heart. Today I pray for my family, my friends, my loved ones, my pastors and my church we all have our battles and challenges we are facing. We all have good days, we all have bad day. We all are imperfect yet loved perfectly and unconditionally by you.Today I ask you to forgive us all from our sins, redeem us all from any sins we have committed and like My pastor said yesterday Guide our steps dear Lord.

Amén

Lift Up A PRAISE TO GOD

Lift Up A PRAISE TO GOD …. November Repentance Challenge Day 8

“When the others heard this, they stopped objecting and began praising God. They said, “We can see that God has also given the Gentiles the privilege of repenting of their sins and receiving eternal life.” Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭11:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬‬

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you have been amazing and continue to bless me and my family snd I am eternally grateful. Today I plan to lift up my greatest praises. You have revealed many things dear Lord within the past few days, weeks & months. After all this we all need to accept what has happened and continue to praise and Glorify your name. You have given opportunities for many gentiles and christian alike to repent so we can all receive enter all life. God you know the hearts if your children and you know where we stand as your children respectively and individually. Yes you know even among the churches nation wide there was division on political issues. Politics aside…. You are the true living God and King. as what is decreed in The book of Romans….chapter 13 where you said YOU elected the government officials. YOU knew the outcome before it happened. It is because if this verse I am happy with Whomever would’ve won, Because YOU declared the winner. Not I, alone, not those who voted for the candidate I voted for, Not those who voted for other candidates… but YOU. Your will is going to be fulfilled, whether this team will be used as a vessel to motivate the church to more activism on behalf of your doctrines which I will gladly facilitate and continue to engage in civic action in accordance to your words. My job is not to question or ask what your Will shall be…. just like it says in the book if Habakkuk. Your response seem slow but it will surely come. All the unrighteousness and injustices that we have been facing will be fixed in your name. It may not be today, it may not be tomorrow, it may not be within the next 4 years but it will be done in your timing. God thank you. For being merciful and trustworthy at all times. Thank you for all you do and provide. Today I ask that you pour your hand of healing & comfort over this nation. Let us spread love and not hate. Let LOVE, TRUMP HATE. I pray for my family, my pastors, my friends, my loved ones and my church, I pray that you continue to provide for us, continue to guide us, continue to give us wisdom and understanding. I also pray for this nation. I pray for peace and I pray for a more United Nation, I pray for the division to end on all fronts. We all have a lot of work to do.
Amén

I am redeemed

I am redeemed …. November Repentance Challenge Day 7

“I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free.” Isaiah 44:22 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you have been amazing and continue to bless me and my family snd I am eternally grateful. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. I repent for any offenses. I repent for any bad thoughts. I repent for anything that is not pleasing to you. Thank you for your redemption, that in the midst of my sins, you still forgive me and redeem me. Lord I know I am not perfect. I have flaws. I have sinned and I am here repenting seeking forgiveness for all and any sins committed. Today I ask for you to redeem once again this land and this nation. We are in constant peril, and your guidance and substance is what we need more of. Fill me with your love, your light and your presence. Illuminate my path, Guide my steps and my ways. Today I lift up my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors in prayers. keep proving them the strength, support and healing they need Keep providing the provisions they need. Keep them all in good health. Once again thank you for forgiving us of all our trespasses and redeeming us with your love and favor.

Amén

Thank you for the gift

Thank you for the gift…. November Repentance Challenge Day 6

“Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”. Acts of the Apostles 2:38 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you have been amazing and continue to bless me and my family snd I am eternally grateful. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. I repent for any offenses. I repent for any bad thoughts. I repent for anything that is not pleasing to you. Thank you for the gift of life, for my life is a gift. Thank you for the gift if my children, for they are treasures greater than anything on this planet. Thank you for the gift of the loved ones in my life, my family, my friends, my church, my pastors because they each serve a specific purpose in my life and each of them are gifts I treasure. I thank you even more for the gift of Jesus for he brings me salvation. The gift of being able to repent for all my sin. The gift of baptism which allowed me to turn. new leaf be born again and embark on this journey with you. I thank you for allowing your sons to be sacrificed for my sins and the sins if mankind. I thank you lord for my salvation and my redemption. I thank you lord for your forgiveness and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I thank you Lord …. for so may thing; I could never thank you enough. Today i ask that look over my Senior Pastor, my pastors, his family, my church, my friends my loved ones and my family, keep giving us the provisions we need, keep giving us the love and understanding that can only come from you, keep guiding us and being the light. Keep protecting us and bringing forth healing. For I know there is one thing we all agree on, and it is how much we love you, thank you, and adore you. Thank you Lord again for all you have done. Please bring forth peace over this nation and guide our leaders and even our prospective leaders since in many states certain positions have yet to be called in specific races, that you provide all these candidates wisdoms, love, understanding and peace in their hearts. This is a stressful time for them and their families; a stress I know all to well and have personally experienced, a fear I know all to well and have personally experienced… Lord you know and what I mean. Yet Lord I ask for peace and calmness in all of their hearts.

Amén

The Gospel is….

The Gospel is…. November Repentance Challenge Day 5

“The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!”. Mark 1:15 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider of all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. I repent for any offenses. I repent for any bad thoughts. I repent for anything that is not pleasing to you. I believe in the Gospels and your teaching. I believe in loving my neighbor, in helping the poor and the downtrodden, I believe in helping the sick. I believe in respecting everyone. I believe in your virtues & teachings. Your word reminds us to not live the way of the wicked. I am thankful that I have found peace in you, hatred does not live in my heart. We are living the days you have warned us. There are so many wolves in sheep’s clothing among us. There are many who with their words and actions are contradicting your teachings in the Gospels. Lord I will pray, and pray some more. Lord you know my heart, you know my intentions, you know dear lord offending anyone is never my intent and if i have offended i seek forgiveness. I also forgive those whom have offended me with their words, their lies. I know your time is near and I cannot and will not let them block what you have for me. I will not or try not to judge as I have been judged. Yet I ask you to forgive them. Forgive them for their sins for they too are entitled to redemption. For we are all mere mortals who need you. For sometimes we react vs letting God. Lord this nation needs healing. This nation needs hope. This nation needs a leader who will represent us all. Lord we need your guidance. We need you to sustain us. Today I ask that we all with a clear conscious look at ourselves, what we have said, what we may or may have enticed and have reverence based on our teachings. Have reverence because this nation need it. Ask for forgiveness and forgive others because we have all intentionally or unintentionally offended. None of us are perfect. none of us are without flaw. The Gospels teaches us to love one another, the Gospels teach us to help the downtrodden, the gospels teach us to helo those lost in peril and show them the way. I pray for everyone today. Many families are nervous, because our brown skinned babies are nervous, are scared and have realized at a very young age that they are not liked in the country. Lord it breaks my heart heart to constantly have the talk. To constantly remind my brown babies to still love and respect even those who do not love nor respect you. I have to remind my brown babies that they too are beautiful in your eyes. I have to remind to brown babies that they are destined for greatness. I have to remind my brown babies that LOVE TRUMPS HATE. I have to remind my brown babies that they can be the change they wish to be kn this world, that starts with your teachings, your guidance and knowing how to exercise your rights without denouncing, without judging, without questioning the walks of others. Lord we all do not know what others around us have lived, experienced and demons have been battled. What I do know is I will trust in your word… to maintain my peace in the midst of all of this chaos we are living in.

Amén

The Gospel is….

The Gospel is…. November Repentance Challenge Day 5

“The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!”. Mark 1:15 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider of all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. I repent for any offenses. I repent for any bad thoughts. I repent for anything that is not pleasing to you. I believe in the Gospels and your teaching. I believe in loving my neighbor, in helping the poor and the downtrodden, I believe in helping the sick. I believe in respecting everyone. I believe in your virtues & teachings. Your word reminds us to not live the way of the wicked. I am thankful that I have found peace in you, hatred does not live in my heart. We are living the days you have warned us. There are so many wolves in sheep’s clothing among us. There are many who with their words and actions are contradicting your teachings in the Gospels. Lord I will pray, and pray some more. Lord you know my heart, you know my intentions, you know dear lord offending anyone is never my intent and if i have offended i seek forgiveness. I also forgive those whom have offended me with their words, their lies. I know your time is near and I cannot and will not let them block what you have for me. I will not or try not to judge as I have been judged. Yet I ask you to forgive them. Forgive them for their sins for they too are entitled to redemption. For we are all mere mortals who need you. For sometimes we react vs letting God. Lord this nation needs healing. This nation needs hope. This nation needs a leader who will represent us all. Lord we need your guidance. We need you to sustain us. Today I ask that we all with a clear conscious look at ourselves, what we have said, what we may or may have enticed and have reverence based on our teachings. Have reverence because this nation need it. Ask for forgiveness and forgive others because we have all intentionally or unintentionally offended. None of us are perfect. none of us are without flaw. The Gospels teaches us to love one another, the Gospels teach us to help the downtrodden, the gospels teach us to helo those lost in peril and show them the way. I pray for everyone today. Many families are nervous, because our brown skinned babies are nervous, are scared and have realized at a very young age that they are not liked in the country. Lord it breaks my heart heart to constantly have the talk. To constantly remind my brown babies to still love and respect even those who do not love nor respect you. I have to remind my brown babies that they too are beautiful in your eyes. I have to remind to brown babies that they are destined for greatness. I have to remind my brown babies that LOVE TRUMPS HATE. I have to remind my brown babies that they can be the change they wish to be kn this world, that starts with your teachings, your guidance and knowing how to exercise your rights without denouncing, without judging, without questioning the walks of others. Lord we all do not know what others around us have lived, experienced and demons have been battled. What I do know is I will trust in your word… to maintain my peace in the midst of all of this chaos we are living in.

Amén

My Sorrow Leads to…,

My Sorrow Leads to …. November Repentance Challenge Day 4

“Now I am glad I sent it, not because it hurt you, but because the pain caused you to repent and change your ways. It was the kind of sorrow God wants his people to have, so you were not harmed by us in any way. For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.”. 2 Corinthians 7:9-10 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider of all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. I repent for any offenses. I repent for any bad thoughts. I repent for anything that is not pleasing to you. Today I will Turn to you because my sorrow from all my trails, from all my troubles, from all my fears and worries brings me at your feet. The sorrow I have experienced in my life have led me to you, have led me to grow closer to your. My sorrows have led me to trust you; trust in you and still some how remain with some joy. Today I pray for anyone who is in sorrow, anyone who is going through a trial or tribulation, anyone who is pained, worried and in fear. May they turn to you during this process and time. May they grow in you and continue to trust in you as they pass through this. I pray over my family, my friends, my church, my pastors and my loved ones…. whatever sorrows and trials they are facing, whether they disclose or not, that they continue to find comfort and strength in you. Give them the peace they need, the healing they need, the word they need, the reminder they need that they are not alone. For in ones Sorrow….let us continue to turn to the Lord.

Amén

A prayer for healing …. November Repentance Challenge Day 2

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider of all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. I repent for any offenses. I repent for any bad thoughts. I repent for anything that is not pleasing to you. Today I will focus on praying for healing. Heal my soul snd my spirit for any of my actions, thoughts or words which are unpleasing to you. Heal my for any sickness fear lord. Heal my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church snd my pastors in the same fashion. Heal us all from any thing that has been tarnishing our spiritual walk as our physical walks. Heal us from any sickness and any evil. I extend this prayer if healing to our nation. On this election day eve, an election unlike any other where tension is high, groups from both sides are threatening about revolts, Today I ask for healing. Heal this Nation from corruption. Heal this nation from the wicked path it’s on. Heal this nation from hatred. Heal this nation from racism, heal this nation from bigotry, heal this nation from sexism and all the ism. Heal this nation from the financial duress it’s in. Heal this nation from hatred both from the left and the right. Heal this nation from creating a pan nationalism state which is the road it seems to be headed to. Heal this nation from dictatorship. Heal this nation from Communism. Heal this nation from the sickness of over sexualization. Heal this nation from pedophilia. Heal this nation from its own government which have abused the people far too long. Our nation is top heavy with leaders who are driven more by their capitalistic gains vs the needs of the people. Lord we need a shift. Not just a political shift. This nation needs a shift in their hearts. Starting from the top all the way down to the average Joe. On this election day Eve Lord I rebuke any form of impending violence being planned. I rebuke an form of unrest that invokes damaging property. This nation I can see will be mourning on Wednesday regardless who wins. Right now I don’t care who wins the elections because I know you already know who wins. Right now I care about the safety and well being of all Americans post the elections. This years political races (all across) have been filled with attacks physical and tactical, have been filled with sabotage, have been filled with so many deceits. Lord you know what I am referring to specifically and I know you will right every wrong that has been done. I don’t believe in vengeance, but I do believe that God will right any and all the wrongs of this nation and how disgusting many have led their campaigns. Today, tomorrow, this week I pray for this nation.

Amén

I am Forgiven

I am Forgiven…. November Repentance Challenge Day 1

“He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.” Psalms 103:12 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider of all our needs. This month Is about Repentance. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. I repent for any offenses. I repent for any bad thoughts. I repent for anything that is not pleasing to you. Today I ask you for forgiveness for my sins once again. Today I ask you to forgive me as I humbly repent for my actions and thoughts. I ask that you forgive me for any offenses which were mad knowingly or unknowingly. Though I come before you with a heart of repentance I also ask for forgiveness. I know I am forgiven, and I know my redeemer lives. He paid the sacrifice and paid the price of all my sins so I

can one day join him. His unfailing love allowed him to send his only son to live like us, to redeem us, because he loves us. He knew my name, he loved me, he forgave me and he redeemed me for all my sins before I was even born. He did that for you too. So today On my half of my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors, I ask you to forgive us for any and all if our sins. I ask you to continue to love, have mercy, pour out your blessings over us, to continue to guide us, to cover us with your blood and protection, continue to bring forth healing and providing for our needs. You have forgiven us, you have forgiven us time and time again. You continue to love us despite our flaws. Despite our imperfections, despite our carnal ways. I ask you to once again continue to guide us so that we can walk our walk in a way which is pleasing to you. Yet today I once again ask for your forgiveness and your guidance. Thank you Lord for all that you do.

Amén

You have taught me over all my years….

You have taught me over all my years…. October Wisdom Challenge Day 31

“Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old.” Job 12:12 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider of all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I thankful for all the things you have taught me in all my years. As I reflect on my life, my life choices, I can pinpoint areas where your hand moved even when I thought you were being dormant. I can pinpoint the turning point and the lessons learned from each struggle, each test and tribulation. I can also pinpoint the times I have turned my back, rejected your guidance, shut off your warnings which led me to stumble. Yet while I stumbled…. You were still there making sure I got back up. Making sure I learned….and then I can pinpoint each embrace you embraced my life with. You have taught me to share more of my testimonies and experiences, and share less of the details while going through them. For sharing with the wrong people can only lead to more harm than good. You taught me who to turn to in my times of necessities, in my anguish and in my pain. You have also taught me to rejoice in you and continue glorifying you regardless of what is going on. I have made many mistakes. Many and all which I have come before you about. You have taught to me keep smiling, keep fighting, keep searching, keep mociona forward regardless of what I face. Each time you remind me that the great I am is always here. Most importantly your love has never ceased. You have taught me a great of many things even forgiveness. Yet there are things I still have not forgiven myself for. I know for you have taught me that apart of the healing and part of the growing includes forgiving myself. We weigh down ourselves with our thoughts and our guilt. When I shouldn’t for I know you have redeemed me. I am still a work in progress. I am a daughter of a King who is wiser beyond comprehension. I have learned much from your wisdom, grace and words and I do know that I have much more to learn. Today I pray for my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors. I know we have all respectively in our own walks have learned from what you have taught us throughout the years. I ask that as we continue to age, as we continue in our walks, may we continue to seek your wisdom, your grace, your love and your mercy. May we continue to see, where we didn’t see before. May we be able to testify of your greatness even in the midst of our suffering. May we be able to lift your name in praises regardless of the obstacles. May we Raise a Halelelujah with everything inside of us….. even when we feel we have nothing to give. May we continue to find strength in you, guidance in you, provisions in you and wisdom through you. Let your hand cover us and continue to give us the love and protection you offer. Fill me with your wisdom oh lord!

Amén

Help Me Choose the right Path…

Help Me Choose the right Path… October Wisdom Challenge Day 30

“A wise person chooses the right road; a fool takes the wrong one.”

Ecclesiastes 10:2 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider of all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I just want you to Help me. Help me lord Choose the right path. Help me choose the right path in my personal choices, help me choose the right path in my spiritual walk, help me choose the right path in my home and all that I do. King Solomon was right about who we are when we make our choices. A wise person chooses the right road, the righteous road, the road most pleasing to God. A fool takes the wrong road, the popular road, misguided by others, misguided because they didn’t pray over their situation, their paths or their options. Last night my pastor said something that resonated and I can link with this prayer. We don’t often enough pray about our choices. We don’t often enough come to you with the decisions we need to máke in our lives. A wise person will seek you lord for guidance and direction and even answers. I too have made decisions without consulting you; yet I have made others, that because of your guidance brought me to a better place than I previously was. So today I pray over my family, my loved ones, my friends, my pastors, my church, and anyone reading this… May you seek the Lord with everything presented before you, regardless of how big or how small, and before you choose ask the Lord to Help you choose the right path. Help you chose a path that will not only bless you, but glorify his name. A path filled with his anointing and guidance. A path which will not only edify your life, but will make you wiser than before.

Amén.

Fill me with your understanding …

Fill me with your understanding … October Wisdom Challenge Day 29

“Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined by these trials. But the wicked will continue in their wickedness, and none of them will understand. Only those who are wise will know what it means.”. Daniel 12:10 NLT

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider of all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I just want you to fill me with your understanding. We are living in the beginning of the end of times. All the signs are reflecting that your great hour is approaching. Many are passing through trials and tribulations. Many will overcome them, many will be made anew by them, cleansed and even purified by their experiences. Others though will continue in their ways which are not pleasing in your sight. Today many are being awakened and seeing what is going on and drawing closer to you. Others are still blinded unwise and not realizing what is going on is of the supernatural warfare going on. There are forces far greater than comprehension stirring up strife, tension, hatred and animosity…. even amongst the churches. Lord let us be wise with our words, let us be wise with our expressions, let us your children not stir up hatred, for hatred is a sin, let us not stir up more animosity nor tension in the very tense time we are living in. I ask that you provide my family, my friends, my loved ones, my pastors, my church, this nation and all your churches to be filled with your wisdom and understanding. Lord I pray for this nation as we fast approach the elections. Tensions are at an all time high. Lord I placed my vote and you know why I voted the way I did. You know my heart and you know how passionately I feel about certain issues. Yet regardless of the outcome I will accept what you have ordained. I pray that many of your children speaking out on the issues and even the politics refrain from spreading hate. My heart hurts when I see the hatred from within. I have seen your children boldly decree hatred Lord and for them I pray. For Hatred is not something we should be promoting. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and I will always respect that; but lord give us all the understanding to reflect and not spread hate. Everyone has their reasons to why they are voting which way. Lord you know the hearts of every person in this nation. Hate seems to be extremely rampant in this nation….Lord I ask that help us all love one another as you have called us to do so that LOVE can overpower the HATE. America get on your knees and pray because no matter who wins many will be mad. Pray for this nation. Pray for the hearts of the people. Pray for understanding for I feel regardless who wins there wills be a huge upset. Pray, pray, pray and may God give us the understanding we need to accept the things we cannot change.

Amén.

How can I please the Lord today …

How can I please the Lord today … October Wisdom Challenge Day 28

“To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” Ecclesiastes 2:26 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider of all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I just want to focus on pleasing you. I want to focus on giving you all thanks and praises for all the things you do in my life. I want to honor you for you truly give me happiness. I want to continue to seek your guidance and wisdom so I can continue walking in your ways. I just want to please the lord, and ask that you continue to guide me in a path which is pleasing to you. I just want to be in a path which honors you. I just want to be on a path where I can glorify you for the many blessings your have given me and my home. Today I ask that my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors all remain on a path which is pleasing to you. I pray that we remain on a path where we can rejoice and glorify your holy name. I pray that we continue to seek you with a pure heart and be examples for others. I pray we as imperfect as we can still make you happy. Give us the strength to ward off sin, give us the strength to ward off temptation. Give us the strength to ward off doubt. Give us the strength to ward off the deception and tricks of the enemy. Give us the strength and wisdom to make wise choices so we can stand firm in you, rejoice in you and do only things that are pleasing to you.

Amén

Instruct my steps today

Instruct my steps today … October Wisdom Challenge Day 27

“The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.”. Psalms 19:7 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider of all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask you to help me by instructing my steps. Your law is perfect, your words are refreshing to my soul. You and your statues are trustworthy, make me this simple minded person more wise. Today I invoke your presence, I invoke your spirit. Look at my family, my loved ones, my friends, my church, my pastors and guide and instruct our steps. Revive our souls dear lord with the instructions of our steps. Revive our souls oh lord with your guidance. Revive our souls oh lord with your presence. Revive our souls oh lord with your mercy. Revive our souls oh lord with your love. Revive our souls oh lord with your healing hands. Today I have a special request, There are people I love who are sick right. is , there are people I love who have huge burdens on their plates due to taking care of their loved ones who are suffering a from of illnesses. There are people I love right now who are grieving, and are about to say their final goodbyes to the flesh of their loved ones. There are people I love

who are about to travel today and I ask you cover and protect them as they head to their destination, when they reach their destination and join their return. There are people I love who are battling fears, anxiety & depressing. There are people I love who right now are battling mental illness. There are people I love who are in situations they need your help to get out of. There are people right now dear lord in a lot of pain, unbearable pain, deep rooted agonizing pain. Today I invoke your presence to these people who’s Names I did not mention but lord you know who they are. Lord I ask you to guide their steps, give them the instructions and guidance they need, the word and support they need as they are in the midst of this process, this battle, this season in their lives. There are too many to name, but lord even any one reading this who fall in any of these categories, Lord let this prayer resonate in their lives so they too can find the instruction they need to guide their steps to nourish their souls. Bring forth healing, bring forth strength, bring forth guidance, bring fort love, bring forth mercy, bring forth grace and let them see that you are still working. That you are not silent, so that when their process or season ends, your name can be glorified.

Amén

Keep me from EVIL

Keep me from EVIL … October Wisdom Challenge Day 25

“And he said to the human race, “The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.””

Job 28:28 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask to help me shun off Evil. Today is National day of Prayer and Fasting. Lord I know this scripture was not chosen for today as mere coincidence for your timing is oh so perfect. When you inspired this challenge you know this word would appear on this day and the many of us doing this prayer challenge will be resonating in your word and fasting today. So today with all the political corruption we are facing in both sides of the fence, with all the corruption and lack of humility we are seeing in our nations. Today I ask not just for my self, my family, my friends, my loved ones, my pastors and my church, but also for every inhabitant on this planet… Lord today I ask that you guide us all away from evil. May we all shun evil and it’s understanding. May we all bow down at your feet and humble ourselves before you not only to seek atonement, not only to seek forgiveness for any wrong doings or thoughts, but to seek and invoke your presence like never before. I come before you today invoking then holy spirit; to wash over us, to wash over our families to wash over this nation and world. I am invoking your holy spirit to move among us, to give us the understanding, wisdom and knowledge we need to go about our walks. I am invoking your presence to deliver us from this pandemic oh Lord, I am invoking your presence to bring forth healing to anyone who is injured, sick or in need of emotional healing as well. I am invoking your presence to help us right the wrongs in our lives, starting with me. I am invoking your presence to rid this word of the pestilence that has arisen. I am invoking your presence to send a revival for lord we need it. I am invoking today a move of your presence dear lord. I am invoking today for your spirit to come down and cover this land, this planet. Lord today I am invoking your presence my lord to fill me lord, with your. For you fill every void I need to be filled in my life. For you have done and continue to do great things in my life. You have been nothing but truly a loving father looking over his child Lord. I will never be able to fully thank you for how merciful you have been. I see you working and I see you moving in my home with my children. Lord you know my silent pleas and my prayers I don’t share Lord, though I do not see some of them answered I know you are still working because of how you have worked in my life this far. I know you are working because of what you have revealed to me in dreams this far. I know you are working because you have given warnings lord…. and I take heed to those warnings. My God no one is greater than you. Once again today on this day of national fasting and prayer today I ask that your spirit manifests in a way that we have not seen in a long time. Thank Abba Padre

Amén.

Forgive my words Oh Lord

Forgive my words Oh Lord … October Wisdom Challenge Day 24

“The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.”. Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask you to Forgive me for my words. There have been times my words have made incline to the left and say foolish things or even things not just in your eyes. Yet the remainder of the time I incline to the right, and my words are wise and just in your eyes. Some days I slip and when I speak a foul ball is hit. I am not perfect. Yet I strive to right my ways and lean more and incline more towards your directions. I like this chapter in Ecclesiastes; when King solomon wrote this and those from Ecclesiastes 7-12 with a purpose; the purpose is to have the Wisdom for living a joyful life. Solomon shares that wisdom with us so we can learn from our past, our mistakes, our sins, even our words. How every thought, word and action can direct your path on this road you are traveling on. What Solomon tells us is the same that God tells us, the same that Jesus tells us & the same that My favorite poet tells us. “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay. In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Do you incline right or incline left? Lord I know I was set apart, and my mouth would be what would get me in trouble. Yet lord here I am taking the road less travelled by; inclining to the right, so you can forgive me for my words, and my faults and especially my sins. So I can fully continue my journey with you. Today I ask to forgive the words of my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors. Forgive Whatever it is in their lives that has them inclining to one direction or another, today I ask that with your guidance, wisdom and strength they too can start off their morning inclining to the right. The times we are living are surely a test of the times. We can not be lukewarm. Amen

Your ways are not my ways .

Your ways are not my ways … October Wisdom Challenge Day 23

“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!” Romans 11:33 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask you to teach me to be more in tune with your ways. For your ways are not my ways since your ways are rich, pure and whole. My ways at times are filled with doubt, with despair and fear. May ways are riddled in sin; yet in a path to seek more of you, your wholeness, your ways and your purity. To have an ounce of your wisdom and depth of your knowledge is still much more than us mortals can withstand. Yet is not riches that I seek; I seek your guidance so I can walk my walk with you as wholesome as posible. I seek you to help me withstand the desires of the flesh. I seek you to cast away the doubts, despair and fears. I seek to you above all things because you are the answers to all my questions. Your ways might not be my ways, but each day i yearn to continue to seek you, so that your ways can be embraced and a part of my ways. Father God today I ask that you take me, my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors. You know the ways of our respective walks and our hearts, and you know our ways are not your way. Yet here I am pleading for all of our respective behalf’s that you illuminate our ways which need more adjusting so that are ways are not aligned to your ways. That whatever is causing a drain, a distraction, a tamper in our walks, may you steer us away do that we can walk more aligned in your ways. Help us all work on ourselves so that even though your ways are not our ways; but that in our self reflections, in our embrace with you, in our re-alignment of our selves that our ways can be more like yours.

Amén

Teach me to grow in my grief.

Teach me to grow in my grief… October Wisdom Challenge Day 22

“For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.”. Ecclesiastes 1:18 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask you to teach me to grow in my grief. There are various forms of grief. Grieving the death of a loved one, grieving and end to a relationship, grieving an end to a situation, etc. It is in these various stages of grief where we learn our true self. It is in the midst of these various losses where can seek you more but also get the strength we need for the next chapter. Dealing with grief is not easy. There is pain, their is heartbreak, there is sorrow. Yet as your word says joy comes in the morning. When we overcome our grief and realize the strength within ourselves. Today some may be grieving, the loss of a loved one, These past few months have been filled with news of losses since covid. Yet we pour out our pains to you dear lord to supply the strength, the wisdom and knowledge needed in this process. Today I extend this prayer to anyone feeling any form of grief. May you intercede on their behalf and give strength, comfort, love and resiliency during this difficult time.

Amén

Fill me with the Spirit of Wisdom …

Fill me with the Spirit of Wisdom … October Wisdom Challenge Day 21

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” Ephesians 1:17 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask for the spirit of your wisdom. I invoke your presence and your spirit to fill me with the wisdom and revelation I need. I invoke your presence and your spirit of wisdom to bring forth the wisdom and revelation I need to know you better. To be able to discern what is around me better. I submit myself to you so that your majesty and blessings can downpour. Lord we are facing difficult times, times of turmoil of persecution, times of immortality and immense corruption. I plead to you and invoke that your spirit of wisdom can resonate with my family, my friends and their families, those I love and their families, my church and their families as well as our pastors. Let the spirit of your wisdom guide us with each step.

Amén

Fill me with the Spirit of Wisdom …

Fill me with the Spirit of Wisdom … October Wisdom Challenge Day 21

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” Ephesians 1:17 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask for the spirit of your wisdom. I invoke your presence and your spirit to fill me with the wisdom and revelation I need. I invoke your presence and your spirit of wisdom to bring forth the wisdom and revelation I need to know you better. To be able to discern what is around me better. I submit myself to you so that your majesty and blessings can downpour. Lord we are facing difficult times, times of turmoil of persecution, times of immortality and immense corruption. I plead to you and invoke that your spirit of wisdom can resonate with my family, my friends and their families, those I love and their families, my church and their families as well as our pastors. Let the spirit of your wisdom guide us with each step.

Amén

I praise you Lord …

I praise you Lord … October Wisdom Challenge Day 20

“I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.” Daniel 2:23 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I praise you Lord. I will shout your name, glorify your name and give you thanks. I thank you for my ancestors who make me who I am. I thank you for the wisdom and power you have given me. I thank you for the times you have used me via the dreams, the dreams I have shared with others about what you have placed in my heart. Lord I thank you for trusting in me with those dreams. Today I am also blessed and relieved with the confirmation of this word and today’s lesson. Today I will be teaching about Daniel. Today you being me back to Daniel. There are no coincidences in this matter. Today we will praise you regardless of the obstacles we face. I ask that my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and even my pastors dear lord remain under your covering and protection. May you continue to guide them and provide for all their needs and provisions they say you continue to do with me. I ask that they to praise you without ceasing. I ask that they too find the strength to praise you in their storms. I to ask that they find the strength they need to praise you regardless is any obstacles, pain, torment, circumstances and fear. That they are reminded that you are a mighty God. That even when we are thrown into the lions den, that we shall fear not, we shall continue to praise you, that you will still be there by our side. Lord thank you also for this word this morning just gave me another perspective of my lesson. May word you just resonated in me be a blessing to my littles later. May they too hold on the story we will be discussing and the projecting we will be working on reminding them how great you are in all circumstances…. to teach and remind our littles the importance of remaining firm in our prayers. To remind them nothing can stop an unstoppable God. Not even a hungry lion. Not even someone filled with greed and malice, not even someone who is mean. Thank you Jesus for always working. For always hearing the many silent prayers and praises I exalt to you. Thank you for this strength you have given me to stand up and face my day, my challenges, my lions while I am sitting in the middle of my den.

Amén.

Help me understand your ways .

Help me understand your ways … October Wisdom Challenge Day 19

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.” Isaiah 40:28 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask that you help me understand your ways lord. You are the lord most high and everlasting. You are the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, your understanding is beyond our comprehension. Lord all I ask is for a fraction of your understanding. Enough for my carnal mind to sustain. Today I once again thank you, thank you for all you have done, thank you for your word, thank you for your blessings, thank you for your guidance, thank you for allowing your presence to be felt. Lord you are good and your mercy endures, your wisdom endures, your love endures. Today I ask that you provide me, my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors the ability to understand your ways. We are all respectively facing challenges where we need your guidance, your wisdom and understanding. We are all finding ways to seek you more… so we can gain my strength through you in our respective circumstances. Today I ask that you illuminate our paths with understanding as we continue to submit our trust in you. I ask that not only we understand but accept the things you have is understand. Once again I thank you for all you have done, all you continue to do and ask that you continue to bless, guide, protect, show mercy, love and cover us with your blood.

Amén

Help me understand your ways .

Help me understand your ways … October Wisdom Challenge Day 19

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.” Isaiah 40:28 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask that you help me understand your ways lord. You are the lord most high and everlasting. You are the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, your understanding is beyond our comprehension. Lord all I ask is for a fraction of your understanding. Enough for my carnal mind to sustain. Today I once again thank you, thank you for all you have done, thank you for your word, thank you for your blessings, thank you for your guidance, thank you for allowing your presence to be felt. Lord you are good and your mercy endures, your wisdom endures, your love endures. Today I ask that you provide me, my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors the ability to understand your ways. We are all respectively facing challenges where we need your guidance, your wisdom and understanding. We are all finding ways to seek you more… so we can gain my strength through you in our respective circumstances. Today I ask that you illuminate our paths with understanding as we continue to submit our trust in you. I ask that not only we understand but accept the things you have is understand. Once again I thank you for all you have done, all you continue to do and ask that you continue to bless, guide, protect, show mercy, love and cover us with your blood.

Amén

Teach me today oh Lord

Teach me today oh Lord… October Wisdom Challenge Day 18

“All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent.” Isaiah 28:29 NIV

Today I want to open up and make a slight confession. I made some choices in my recent past which now Has me in a bind emotionally. Yet those choices came because of some other external factors. I have a lot on my plate and I know it. I love all those around me and the last thing I want to do is cause anyone any harm. I am also tired of the pain I am feeling, the pain that led me to the decision that led me to this bind. I told someone this weekend (well the only person I opened up and had a conversation with) that I can’t do this any more the situation I was facing at home. Yet there are reasons I am still there in that situation. I don’t know how long I can truly hold on. On camera things are peachy and perfect. behind the lens is a whole other ball game. A whole other world. I need the strength and confidence to do what I need to do. I had a onset of a panic attack yesterday and thank God I was not alone. I thank God I was with the person I was with at the time I felt that onset coming along. Who knows what would’ve happened when we would’ve parted ways had that person not been there and kept asking what I wanted to do. That persons presence helped calm me. So this morning I repent of any of my decisions and self wrong doing. Today I also ask for forgiveness. Today I ask for guidance to face my pain, my heartache, my situation, my own insecurities, my strength to come for I am weak. I feel trapped, I feel alone, I feel I am swimming upstream yet sitting in the same spot swimming idle. I feel I have no where to go due to the current market. I need the Lords guidance. I need his wisdom.

my prayer:

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask that teach me today Lord. May your word today provide the wisdom and guidance I need with all that I am facing. May your spirit overflow today and guide me and teach me what I need. May your wisdom guide me and resonate in me. Lord you know all things. All ones pain, ones thoughts, ones worries, ones fears, what strikes ones anxieties and panic. Lord teach me. Guide me, for I trust all I need today you will give me. Today I ask you look into the hearts and situations being faced by my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors. May your word today teach them, guide them, give them strength or the wisdom they need, to proceed with anything they are facing. May today we find peace and comfort in you. May your love and mercy over flow and cover all of us in your embrace. Please protect those mentioned, continue to guide us, to give us strength, to give us health and healing and to keep us covered in your blood. Once again I submit myself to you, I repent of all my sins. I repent of any pain. I repent of any wrong doings. I repent of any bad thoughts. I seek your forgiveness for any offenses made, knowingly and unknowingly. For today I want to be fully embraced in your presence dear lord. I want your wisdom and understanding & most importantly your guidance to over flow. You know the answers I need, are much more needed than the answers I want. You know the questions in my heart lord….You Know… more than anyone anywhere lord…. you Know. Today I fully submit myself to you, to seek your answers for my questions, the ones I have only shared with you.

Amén

Where am I lacking wisdom…

Where am I lacking wisdom… October Wisdom Challenge Day 17

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” James 3:17 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask that you help me in the areas where I lack wisdom. Lord like socrates I knows I am not wise. Socrates always claimed that he did not know anything. Wisdom is a sort of recognition of your own ignorance, thus Socrates knows that he is not wise; therefore he has a type of wisdom. James speaks of two types of wisdoms, the wisdoms of what we know, and the wisdom that comes from heaven. Both James and Socrates knew that they are no where near as wise as they could be. I too know I am not wise, my wisdom is gained from my experience my limited knowledge here in my flesh. Yet lord today I ask that you supply me with the wisdom I need. Continue to bless, heal protect and guide my family, my friends, my church, my pastors and my loved ones. Also I ask that you give us the wisdom we need in the areas we lack.

Amén

Lend me your thoughts…

Lend me your thoughts… October Wisdom Challenge Day 16

““For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.” Isaiah 55:8 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask that you lend me your thoughts My God so I can walk this walk if mine thinking more like you, reasoning more like you, understanding and comprehending more like you. My thoughts I am sure are not your thoughts. My thoughts are filled with worries, my thoughts are filled with possibilities, my thoughts when troubled are negative, my thoughts are not always pleasing to the lord. My ways lord are not your ways either. There are things I do that I know I do not fully put in your hands, and it leads me to stray from what you want done. Teach me lord to think like you. So that my thoughts, my ways, my walk and my understanding are more intune with you. Lord I am by far not perfect, and I know that is ok, you have accepted me for who I am. Yet I know you appreciate that I seek you for growth, so though I am not perfect, though I know the struggle I go through, and the areas I need to work on in my life. You know I turn to you, instead of the vices of my past. In my past i literally drowned in my sorrows, today I consume your word for strength. My thoughts have changed, so have my ways. Yet lord I know they can change more. Lord today I ask that you continue to cover me, my family, my loved ones, my friends, my church and my pastors. You know us all collectively and individually. You know our struggles, our fears, our thoughts, our ways and our hearts. You know where each of us respectively need more work. Our thoughts may not always be pleasing in certain circumstances, our ways in handling things might not be either. Yet today aside from asking you to cover us in your love, protection, mercy, healing and grace, I also ask you that you help us with our thoughts and our ways. May our thoughts be more like yours. May our actions and our ways be more like yours. For we know our thoughts and our ways are not like yours. Yet today someone may be struggling with a thought, a feeling, a decision they are about to make. This presence I have right now is mighty and strong. They may or may not read this; but today I ask you to intercede on behalf of someone struggling with their thoughts and their way. I ask you to intercede and guide us all to think more like you. Let us not let the enemy cloud our judgment with his chatter. Let us not give the enemy an opening to take us astray. Let us tune out these chatters and focus on what is before you, who is in you and who is with you. Let us focus on letting the lord guide us, our actions and our thoughts.

Amén

Teach me your ways oh Lord…

Teach me your ways oh Lord… October Wisdom Challenge Day 15

“Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.” Ecclesiastes 7:12 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask that you Lend Teach me more of your ways My God so I can walk in your path and continue to grow in your spirit and word. I want to be embraced with the wisdom you offer and provide. I want to be sheltered by your wisdom to protect me from any thoughts and wrong doings. I want to be preserved by your wisdom and it be reflected with all that I do so your name can be Glorified. Continue to teach me your words and your ways so I can holdfast and hold tight the wisdom you are teaching me. Today I pray for my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my Pastors. May we all seek your words more; may we learn from the words you place before us, may these words you offer give us the wisdom we need, may we all find shelter and comfort in the daily doses of wisdom you offer and once again seek more of this wisdom. Each day is a lesson we learn from, continue to teach us in the ways you want us to walk in our walks with you so we can one day join you living in all eternity with you. I pray for any of those mentioned, give us all the wisdom we need not only during our walk, not only during our good days, but even in the midst of pain, heartbreak, and the storms. May anyone in pain find wisdom and comfort in your words. May solace and peace be found in your words. May understanding and even appreciation in the midst of it all be found in your words. i extend this prayer to the family of my loved ones in Mourning. May in the midst of this period of grief, you supply them the strength, the understanding, the wisdom, the words, and the peace they need to get through this difficult chapter.

Amén

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Lend me your wisdom

Lend me your wisdom… October Wisdom Challenge Day 14

“For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” 1 Corinthians 1:25 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask that you Lend me your wisdom.

I can admit I am foolish, I am weak and your are not only wiser but stronger than me. Today I ask that those foolish moments, those moments where I am weak and do not make the right decisions. That in those moments you lend me your wisdom, you lend me your strength to not be foolish and unwise. There are many of us like that, where there are certain things we are still foolish and weak in our lives. So today I ask, that you take me, my family, my loved ones, my friends, my pastors and my church dear lord and thoroughly look into our hearts, our minds, our lives, our strengths and our weaknesses. Lend us your strength and lend us your wisdom to not be foolish in areas we tend to still be weak and foolish.

Amén

Some changes I need to make in me life … October Wisdom Challenge Day 11

Some changes I need to make in me life … October Wisdom Challenge Day 11

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” James 3:13 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I My prayers will focus on humility and understanding which comes from your wisdom . Give me, my family, my loved ones, my church, my friends and my pastors humility and understanding . Give us the humility and understanding we need to live during the times we are living in. Give us the humility and wisdom that will help us grow in our spiritual walk. Give us the humility and understanding that we need while in the flesh to not stray from your path. Give us the humility and understanding we need to council our youth. Give us the humility and understanding we need to face our daily struggles, our daily battles our daily process. You know my heart, you know my situation, you know what my heart cries out to you. There are some changes I need to make in my life. There are some changes I need to make to for various reasons. There are changes I need to make to grow spiritually. There are changes I need to make for myself and we’ll bring. There are changes we all need to make dear lord personally & spiritually. Today for myself I ask that you give me the humility and understanding to be able to take the steps needed to make the changes I need to make, to give me the courage and confidence to take the steps I have to make. To give me the humility and understanding to deal with the changes I need to make. I also ask and plea that for my family, my friends, my loved ones, my pastors and my church that you guide them all with as well with any changes they too need to make, that you provide the resources, the strength, the courage, the humility and understanding in anything they are facing to make whatever changes they need to make in their respective lives. You know what each person is going through and as I invoke the spirit this morning I ask you to intercede on all of our behalf’s and give us what we need to make the changes we need to make. Thank you once again for all you do, all you have done, all you have provided and continue to provide.

Amén

Prayers for Wisdom … October Wisdom Challenge Day 10

Prayers for Wisdom … October Wisdom Challenge Day 10

“Wisdom makes one wise person more powerful than ten rulers in a city.” Ecclesiastes 7:19 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I My prayers will focus on Wisdom. Give me, my family, my loved ones, my church, my friends and my pastors Wisdom. Give us the wisdom we need to live during the times we are living in. Give us the wisdom that will help us grow in our spiritual walk. Give us the wisdom that we need while in the flesh to not stray from your path. Give us the wisdom we need to council our youth. Give us the wisdom we need when we vote for the leaders of this nation. Give us the wisdom we need in all areas of our lives. Now i am going to extend this prayer to the leaders of our nations. Lord our leaders world wide need your guidance. They are in a place where you can see the hatred spewing from them when they talk. Many leaders their hearts have hardened and have lost sight of what it means to truly be a public servant because of greed, because of corruption and because of the power trip they are on. Many leaders have turned away from you. Many leaders have used you as a way to gain support of specific groups. Many leaders have forgotten to help the people they aspired to help. As our elections continue. Whether voting early, whether voting via mail, whether voting in person, give the people of this nation the wisdom to make the right choice. Now I know you know who the winner will be across every election despite the polls projections, despite theories of man. You have chosen a winner. A winner for these various positions to be filled. I trust in your judgment. I pray dear lord that whomever the new leaders are that your pour out wisdom to them, may they receive this wisdom with open hearts. May they help steer this nation to a better direction than where we are currently at. May Bigotry, Hatred, xenophobia, racism, sexism and discrimination end from the top. Many of our are leaders are filled with this isms; these isms which are enticing violence. Whom are encouraging and enticing Violence and uprisings like never before and persecuting some whom are standing up. Give them the wisdom lord not to entice such actions with their words or action. To aspire to mend the brokenness of this nation. We need a leader lord who can bridge the gap and actually lead, we need a leader who will not tear this nation down. Yet Lord regardless what happens in election night; I will accept your will and decree and continue to pray for our people, people facing persecution, people living in fear, people being oppressed, people being innocently killed, and people being judged by this whom have no reason judging for our judgment day is approaching. I thank you lord for all that you have done and continue to do for me and my loved ones; I thank you lord for the provisions you have give and continue to give. I thank you lord for the lessons you taught me. I thank you lord for all you do.

Amén

Open my eyes to any deception … October Wisdom Challenge Day 9

Open my eyes to any deception … October Wisdom Challenge Day 9

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”. 2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask that you guide me by opening my eyes to the deception around me. My carnal eyes cannot see what my spiritual eyes can see. Sometimes we let ourselves be swayed by what we see around us, but I know we need to look deeper. So I ask, take my eyes dear lord, my eyes which in the flesh could barely see…. for in the flesh I am blind. Take my eyes and make them knew. Take my eyes and make them see in the spirit. Take my eyes and let me see what these carnal eyes cannot see. Today I ask that the eyes of my family, my loved ones, my friends, my church and my pastors are corrected, may we be able to see with the spiritual lens. May we take off our carnal glasses and put on your glasses to see what the holy spirit wants us to see. I also I ask that you continue to guide and protect my family, my loved ones, my friends, my church and my pastors May we remain covered under your wings, under your blood, with the protection of your angels, surrounded by your love, mercy and grace. May we be vessel’s of spiritual growth to others while we too continue to grow. Lord I ask that those in pain, those troubled, those with a physical need and those with a spiritual need needing healing or even a breaking my lord that you go ahead and let us intercede on their behalf this morning so that you can manifest and help them in their need. May their eyes be opened and realize that the Lord of host continued to provide at all times. May all of our eyes be opened not to be deceived and together and even respectively we shall glorify your name for your guidance, your love & the provisions you provide fulfilling your will, while guiding us.

Amén.

Give me the right words to handle … October Wisdom Challenge Day 8

Give me the right words to handle … October Wisdom Challenge Day 8

“For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.” Luke 21:15 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. Today I ask that you guide by giving me the right words. Give me the right words for tonight. Give me the right words to address certain situation provide me with the words needed the way you provided the words to Moses. Moses himself was afraid, Moses stuttered, Moses didn’t think he would be capable of such a task because of his speech impediment. Yet you qualified him and he fulfilled his portion of your mission. You provided him words and his brother Aaron to do what you needed him to do. You provided Solomon with all his words, for his words come from the wisdom you gave him. Today I submit to you and ask you in all I do, even in situations I need to be extra cautious of what is said. Today I ask you to please give me the words I need. Today I am asking you Lord to look out for my family, my friends, my loved ones, my pastor and my church. Take these people I have mentioned and keep them covered under your protection, your mercy, your wings, I ask you continue to provide them with their necessities. I ask you keep them healthy and safe. I ask that in any circumstance they face, that they turn to you so you can fill their mouths with the words you deem right. Guide them in every situation with the right words, with the right attitude, with a humble heart. May they continue to seek your love and peace, and may that love and peace be reflected in them.

Amén

“Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? At the highest point along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; beside the gate leading into the city, at the entrance, she cries aloud: “To you, O people, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind. You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, set your hearts on it. Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse. To the discerning all of them are right; they are upright to those who have found knowledge. Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. “I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power. By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just; by me princes govern, and nobles—all who rule on earth. I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me and making their treasuries full. “The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be. When there were no watery depths, I was given birth, when there were no springs overflowing with water; before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, before he made the world or its fields or any of the dust of the earth. I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth. Then I was constantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind. “Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it. Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord. But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death.””
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭8:1-36‬ ‭NIV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/111/pro.8.1-36.niv

Help me to understand …. October Wisdom Challenge Day 7

Help me to understand …. October Wisdom Challenge Day 7

“God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.”1 Kings 4:29 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. I ask for forgiveness; please forgive me for my past. Today I ask that you guide me to understand with your guidance. Help me understand your works, your love, your mercy, your greatness, your word, your spirit, your doings. I am human and when things happen I am guilty of crying But why God. Just like John the baptist questioned why am I baptizing the messiah. Sometimes I am like thomas and there I things I doubt and i need physical proof for. Gideon in his natural state balked at the words and the call when Israel was in trouble. Just like many of us, and I am guilty of He wondered, if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? When God asked Moses to deliver the hebrews, Moses wrestled with this thought of what if they don’t believe me or listen to me? Jonah ran, when he was supposed to go to Nineveh, he didn’t feel worthy enough with all the emotions he felt towards them to be merciful, he didn’t understand Gods plan. How many of us can relate, we run from solutions, instead of amending them. We let our emotions take the better part of us. Jonah didn’t understand the bigger picture, neither did John, Peter, Gideon, Moses nor I. God your plan, your work is far greater than my comprehension. Help me to understand Like Solomon understood. King Solomon was the wisest man in Biblical and secular history. A man I love studying on both sides of my studies. A man who God said he could have absolutely anything and it would be his, he choose Wisdom. He chose wisely. I am seeking your wisdom. I am seeking your guidance, wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. Lord I know I have at several times cried out and questioned, today’ I understand and accept what I faced in my past, for it brought me here back to you and back where I belong. In stead of but Why? I scream BUT MY God…. because MY GOD can make the impossible possible. instead of running, hiding, doubting, seeking proof I submit myself to you. Today I pray that my family, my loved ones, my friends, my church and my pastors. That no matter the circumstances they face, that they receive the wisdom and understanding needed to face their circumstances. That instead of crying out buy why God that they cry out But My God!!! But My God is mighty and powerful and get us all through this. May we continue to submit ourselves at his feet regardless of our situations.

Amén

October Wisdom Challenge Day 6 Fill me with grace oh Lord….

October Wisdom Challenge Day 6 Fill me with grace oh Lord….

“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:5-6 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. I ask for forgiveness; please forgive me for my past. Today I ask that you guide me to be wise in all my interactions with people. Let your words flow from within these conversations. Let my words be your words, may my words be filled with grace. May you supply the words to help mend a broken heart, soothe a crying soul, provide hope for someone in despair. Let the words you provide comfort someone in need of your comfort. Fill me with grace but with your words and wisdom to help someone in need. Fill me with words and wisdom to also help myself to walk a better walk in your path and in your sight. Have mercy on me for I too am flawed. I am far from perfect, but I come to you in my most vulnerable and humble state for you to always guide me and remind me of what I need to be reminded of. I pray we can all be vessels to fulfill your will today, tomorrow and always. I pray for my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors. May they too be filled with your grace. May they too be provided words and wisdoms to those whom they speak with so their answers can be answered with your word. May they too be guided and reminded of your glory to share in their encounters. May the splendor of your grace shine through us all today, tomorrow and always.

Amén

October Wisdom Challenge Day 5 Forgive me for my past

October Wisdom Challenge Day 5 Forgive me for my past

“Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.” Ecclesiastes 7:10 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. I ask for forgiveness; please forgive me for my past. My past like the past of many is filled with questionable choices and actions. My past does not define me. My past is something I have learned from. My past may have had amazing moments, but where they ever truly better than the present?

Today’s verse warns about reminiscing of the past, especially a wicked past, especially a dark past, especially a past where God was not in ones life because you left him out. Today I reflect on today’s verse. I reflect on my current situation. I reflect on the things I need to work on in myself. I reflect yes on the memories of the old me. A me that has long died. A me that I no longer recognize. A me I no longer know. So much has changed throughout the years. So many different factors to consider. My days are different than the old. I cannot truly say they were better; because I know what was missing during those days. Though I lived, I experienced amazing things, there was a void in my life then, a void I no longer have. So when Solomon says it is not wise to ask these questions of the old day better than these, it’s because things were different in ones past than they are in ones present. Today I pray if anyone is feeling afflicted of ones past and ones present. Remember of what you have today that you didn’t have then. Remember of his mercy and grace. Remember It may have seemed better; but the path your on; despite the challenges yields a better reward. Today i put all my circumstances all my thoughts in Gods hands, I ask God to guide those reminiscing on the days of old because they feel better than today. May God guide you, illuminate your path, and remind you what is best has yet to come.

Amén

October Wisdom Challenge Day 4 Thank you Jesus

October Wisdom Challenge Day 4 Thank you Jesus

“It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.” 1 Corinthians 1:30 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. You provide wisdom, understanding and guidance in your word. For that and for all that you have provided and done for me I exalt your name and give you Thanks. King Solomon provided us your words in proverbs 4. He wrote these words to give us wisdom and understanding and guidance. He reminds us to embrace and cherish wisdom, for the wisdom you provide will love and protect. So God I turn to you to for the wisdom and understanding that can only come from you. God I come to you for guidance. I turn to you to help me right my wrongs. So I lean on to you with all my heart. I ask you to guide and provide wisdom, protect my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors. May you guide us all with all the wisdom we need to continue walking in your path. May you provide us understanding so that we are able to fully discern and understand all that you want us to understand. Our minds are feeble, easily corruptible. Protect us Lord so that our minds are free from corruption. Thank you Lord for all you have done, all you continue to do, and all we have yet seen you do for those days have yet to arrive. I love you lord with all my heart. Once again I ask for your forgiveness for any sins committed. I submit myself to you and thank you for your Love.

Amén

“Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother. Then he taught me, and he said to me, “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live. Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.” Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble. They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence. The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:1-27‬ ‭NIV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/111/pro.4.1-27.niv

Help me teach your truth

Help me teach your truth ….

“Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,” 2 Timothy 2:25 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Thank you for allowing me to see another day. Lord you have been amazing & continue to bless me and my family & I am eternally grateful. Today I come to you for guidance in helping me teach your truth. We live in a time where it easy to falsify information. We live a time where lies outrun truth. We live in a time where the bad outweighs the good. We live in a time of hatred, jealousy, of people getting mad. We need to remain firm and united in your truth. The truth that comes from your word. Dismiss the negativity of the enemy. Our actions should be a reflection of your love and splendor. We need to rely on the voice of truth, because his voice tells a different story. Today I pray for anyone having a difficult time. Anyone who needs to be reminded to not listen to the voices of negativity and instead seek the voice of truth that only God could provide

Amén

I Turn to You God …

I Turn to You God …. November Repentance Challenge Day 3

“But God was fulfilling what all the prophets had foretold about the Messiah—that he must suffer these things. Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.” Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭3:18-19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider of all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. I repent for any offenses. I repent for any bad thoughts. I repent for anything that is not pleasing to you. Today I will Turn to you. I will turn to you to not only forgive me lord for any and all of my trespasses. I turn to you on this final day of election. I turn to you pleading and asking if I made the right choice. I turn to you to calm these nerves. I turn to you seeking your hand to wave across this nation. I turn to you asking that things do not get carried away. I turn to you…. praying and pleading that this nation too turns to you. I turn to you dear lord asking for healing…. for many hearts need to be healed from the rage growing inside. I turn to you asking for healing from this national divide. I turn to you my lord praying that no matter what…. I will accept your decision and not question it even if it makes me feel some type of way. I will turn to you whether to rejoice or to soothe an aching heart. I will turn to you! For I know God neither are qualified to make the people happy. Yet this isn’t about making the people happy but on fulfilling your will. Neither candidate are capable of bringing forth what this nation needs….Yet you who calmed the sea, qualifies those whom are unqualified. I pray that they both are humbled today for they need to be more humble than ever. I pray today for my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors… that regardless which way anyone voted we all can see the hand of God throughout this election and process to come. For now more than ever we need to turn to you as one church, one body, and pray. Political differences aside even amongst the churches we have the same agenda. We need a leader who embodies the virtues you guide us in the bible. A real person of faith 2Peter 1:5, Matthew 26:36-39; a person with moral excellence 2Peter 1:5, John 8:46; A person with knowledge 2Peter 1:5, Luke 2:40-47; a person with temperance and Slow to Anger 2Peter 1:6, John 2:14-15; a person who is patient 2Peter 1:6, Matthew 26:65-68, a person who embodies godliness 2Peter 1:6, Matthew 26:65-68; a person who shows brotherly kindness to All Americans and All it’s inhabitants 2Peter 1:7, John 21:1-14; A person who loves all… 2Peter 1:7, John 19:26-27, a person who is honest Proverbs 11:3; A person who is not sexually immoral 1 Corinthians 6-18-20, a person who is trusting Titus 2:7; a person who is kind Galatians 6:10; a person who can bring hope to a nation that lost all hope Romans 12:12 ; a person who is responsible for his or her actions and words instead of deflecting or bending their actions and words Galatians 6:5, and a leader who is compassionate Galatians 6:2. Though I know dear lord that neither candidate embodies all these virtues. there is one who carries, embodies most of these better than the other. Lord, I though long to honor you in everything I say and do. I long to treat those around me as You would. Yet, sometimes I struggle in some areas and I need Your help. I also know those running for office need hour helo as well. Whomever wins I pray you would help them in their struggles in the areas they lack. I long to be a good example for those around me and sometimes I fail. Lord, I ask that You will help me in all these areas so that I can grow and become the role model in You that You want me to be. The role model in You that I want to be. Please guide my mind and emotions from here on out. Please guide the mind and emotions of everyone in this nation especially in this climate from here in out.
Amén

October Wisdom Challenge Day 3 Give me Wisdom in the area of….

October Wisdom Challenge Day 3 Give me Wisdom in the area of….

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”James 1:5 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Today I repent for all my sins, for all my missteps and any wrong I have done knowingly and unknowingly. You provide wisdom. Give me o Lord wisdom in the area of my family and home. Lord we can always use wisdom to discern the dealings of home. Lord give me the wisdom to help my family. Lord give me the wisdom to guide and provide for my kids. Lord give me the wisdom to explain things clear and concise when they ask questions. Give me the words, give me the strength give me the wisdom needed for my day to day dealings. Lord I am flawed, I am imperfect and I rely on you for the wisdom I need. Lord King Solomon mentioned in prob 3 to trust in you with all my heart and understanding. So I lean on to you with all my heart. I ask you to guide and provide wisdom, protect my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors. May you guide us all with all the wisdom we need to continue walking in your path.

Amén

October Wisdom Challenge Day 2 Open my eyes to opportunity….

October Wisdom Challenge Day 2 Open my eyes to opportunity….

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 NIV

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Your provide wisdom. You provide understanding. Lord day after day you provide opportunities. Opportunities to right our wrongs, opportunities to seek you. opportunities to pray. You give us opportunities to repent. Opportunities in abundance is what you give. Many claim to be wise in this worlds but have proven unwise. Many take for granted the opportunities you give. Many abuse the opportunities that you give. No longer should we sit idle, as we see what is going on around us. As we see the signs of the times. As we see you moving and speaking. Open my eyes spiritually to see the opportunities you have laid before me. Open my eyes spiritually dear lord to be able to discern which path to take. Open my ears spiritually to be able to hear the wisdom that you have been pouring out. I will do as King Solomon days in proverbs 2. I will accept your words and command dear lord, i will store up your wisdom, for you are our shield. For you guard and steer us into the right path. Today i ask you to open the eyes of my family, friends, loved ones, church and pastors. Let us all be able to see the opportunities before us, let us all not only be protected, guided, and healed by you but may your wisdom transcend in us. Let your wisdom guide us in our walk.

Amén

“My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding— indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways. Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words, who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God. Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead. None who go to her return or attain the paths of life. Thus you will walk in the ways of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭2:1-22‬ ‭NIV‬‬

October Wisdom Challenge Day 1 Let my words be….

October Wisdom Challenge Day 1 Let my words be….

“The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.” Psalms 37:30 NIV

How many of us if were asked By God what we wanted, knowing we could truly ask for anything and get it at that given moment, would’ve taken the path Solomon did and asked for Wisdom?

Let’s be honest? I probably would’ve asked for a home, near a warmer climate, close enough yet far enough from a beach, more money or just enough to survive my life time, a place where I can provide for my kids and also invest to become my own boss.

Many like me would’ve asked for material things, things that would give us temporary happiness. Solomon was smart. He asked for wisdom. With Wisdom he knew all else would fall into place. He knew God’s wisdoms is far greater than anything else we could ever dream of. He knew … with God’s wisdom all else would fall into place. So like Solomon let us ask for the wisdom needed to face anything we are dealing with.

my prayer:

Lord thank you for all that you have done and provided. Lord this months challenge is a combo study of The wisdom in proverbs. Lord you are a provider for all our needs. Your provide wisdom. You provide understanding. Lord just like you helped Moses when he couldn’t get the words together you guided him with the holy spirit and used Aaron to help him. Proverbs 1 lord is full of wisdom; which you have given to your servant Solomon. He had an opportunity to ask for absolutely anything, he could’ve asked for more riches, more land, more wives and concubines, more of whatever his heart desired. Instead, he asked for Wisdom. This month I too ask for Wisdom, wisdom for my personal life, wisdom for my spiritual life, wisdom for my loved ones and family. May you provide my church and pastors wisdom….and even this Nation. We are living in times where everything is a mockery. We are living in times where people are not taking things seriously. Lord today aside from health, protection and guidance to those mentioned I ask for Wisdom. Give us the wisdom we need to move this nation forward and fulfill your will. Give us the wisdom needed when we make decisions. Give us the wisdom we need for every area of our lives.

Amén

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 30- You help me

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 30- You help me

“I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.”. Psalms 66:17 NIV

Praying my scriptures

Father God I lift your name up high, and worship your great and holy name; I thank you for all you have given me, all you have done for me, all you continue to do for me. Today I repent for my sins, and ask for forgiveness for any thoughts that are not deemed worthy by you. Lord thank you for always helping me. Even when I feel I have it together, you remind me hey not quite right do this. I thank you for helping me especially when I don’t have it together. You interfere and send ángels to guide my steps when I am about to step incorrectly. You saved and spared me from so many things because of your guidance. Lord this week we spoke about Free Will. How we have the free will to make our choices. I learned about Naaman how despite his leprosy, because of his condition society outlasted him, that was the norm, and how he went from someone who was used to giving orders; a man of authority, and soon enough he humbled himself and took orders himself to be healed and saw your mercy and your life and help . We saw it wasn’t easy for Naaman, he fought back and forth, was offended, bad certain expectations, as we al do in our respective situations. When those messengers of elijah spoke to him, elijah and even were your helpers helping Naaman. He chose whether or not to listen. He listened. Lot and his wife were guided by your Angels, they were given specific instructions…. yet Lots wife chose to turn around and a pillar of salt is what she turned into. You constantly help us, and we have the free will to do what we want with the help you send. God you always send the help we need. whether we chose to take or not is one thing. I though and mmmm thankful for all the help you send. I am thankful for all the help you provide. Your help has saved me, your help has spared me, your help has done so many wonders In my life I cannot begin to even count. Thank you lord for all that you do. Today I ask that you cover with protection, help in their storms, continue to show mercy and grace, continue to heal in the pains facing and cine know to guide my family, my friends, my loved ones, my pastors and my church. May we always recognize when you send help, may we abide by your guidance and in all we do may we Glorify your holy name.

Amen

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 28- You bring Justice

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 28- You bring Justice

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.” Psalms 105:1 NIV

Praying my scriptures

Father God I lift your name up high, and worship your great and holy name; I thank you for all you have given me, all you have done for me, all you continue to do for me. Today I repent for my sins, and ask for forgiveness for any thoughts that are not deemed worthy by you. Lord thank you for always Bringing forth Justice. You are a just God, you are merciful but you also bring Justice. Many today might not see it, because your timing and hour is different than ours. Sometimes we get anxious, sometimes we feel unsettled about certain situations. Yet I know justice will come. I know the truth shall overcome the lies and corruption we are surrounded with. I know that your hand is in everything. I know that you move at your time. So while we wait..:: We proclaim victory in your name. While we wait we sing your praises. While we wait we speak of the just things you have done in our lives. Father God today I lift my hands up to you and I ask you to cover, bless, protect, provide wisdom, heal, mend any pains, to my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and My pastors. I pray that while we are in the waiting of any of our circumstances that we all continue to praise your holy name. I ask that we are comforted in knowing that you are just, you bring justice and in time we shall see all your glory from this season. In the meantime we thank you for the justice you will bring. We thank you for always being just. We thank you for what you have provided and we shall keep glorifying you while we wait.

Amen

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 27- You are near me

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 27- You are near me

“Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.” Psalms 43:4 NIV

Praying my scriptures

Father God I lift your name up high, and worship your great and holy name; I thank you for all you have given me, all you have done for me, all you continue to do for me. Today I repent for my sins, and ask for forgiveness for any thoughts that are not deemed worthy by you. Lord thank you for always being near me.

Lord you are with me with every step I take. You are with me in my greatest hours and even in my darkest. I thank you for not only how you provide but how you console. So today we go to the alter and rejoice in what is your majesty, your love and mercy. Today we will shout your praises for all to hear. Lord thank you once again for all you do. Once again continue to protect my family, my friends, my loved ones, my pastors and my church. You have been amazing with us all and have shown us you are with us.

Amen

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 25- You are the creator

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 25- You are the creator

“I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.” Psalms 69:30 NIV

Praying my scriptures

Father God I lift your name up high, and worship your great and holy name; I thank you for all you have given me, all you have done for me, all you continue to do for me. Today I repent for my sins, and ask for forgiveness for any thoughts that are not deemed worthy by you. Lord thank you creating me, creating my family, creating the heavens and the earth. Thank you for creating the things and people I love. Thank you for being our creator. Lord without you we are nothing, you have continued to provide regardless of our circumstances. Things align and fall into place when your hands are involved. I thank you for your guidance your love and your mercy. I thank you for the people near and dear to me. For you hace a reason why they are in my life; to fulfill whatever purpose you have for us. Today i pray over everyone I love. I ask that you continue to guide, bless, protect, provide, have mercy, and cover under your wings my family, my loved ones, my church, my friends and my pastors. May they always remember to praise and thank the creator for all you have done for us. may grey alway give you all the glory for you are worthy of it all.

Amen

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 24- You are slow to anger

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 24- You are slow to anger

“From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.”Psalms 113:3 NIV

Praying my scriptures

Father God I lift your name up high, and worship your great and holy name; I thank you for all you have given me, all you have done for me, all you continue to do for me. Today I repent for my sins, and ask for forgiveness for any thoughts that are not deemed worthy by you. Lord thank you for being slow to anger: Regardless of what is going on in this world, regardless of what we do. You have always been slow to anger; you give us our chances to right our wrongs. I thank you for your unfailing love and mercy. I worship you because you provide regardless of the circumstances. I praise you from sunrise to sunset my lord; from east to west for you are worthy for the amazing things you have done in my life. From taking my out of situations, places, and relationships which were binding and hindering me. Lord knows what would’ve happened had you not sent those ángels in my life when you did. I don’t speak often of the trouble you have gotten me out of Yet I should… for it shows your love, your mercy, and your greatness. Today I Lord I lift your name on high; I ask that you guide, protect, bless, keep healthy, show mercy, cover under your wings, provide wisdom to my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my Pastors. May we all praise you from sunrise to sunset to as far east to as far west. May your splendor shine in us, may we testify to your greatness.

Amen

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 23- You are righteous

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 23- You are righteous

“The earth is filled with your love, Lord; teach me your decrees.” Psalms 119:64 NIV

Praying my scriptures

Father God I lift your name up high, and worship your great and holy name; I thank you for all you have given me, all you have done for me, all you continue to do for me. Today I repent for my sins, and ask for forgiveness for any thoughts that are not deemed worthy by you. Lord thank you for your righteous ways. Regardless of what is going on in this world I know you will act righteously to undo the wrongs of the world. I know you will at your time fully give the justice we need. Throughout the Bible we have seen your hand fix and resolve the issues of the world. Even when many of the prophets like Micah, Habakkuk & Nahum were bothered and called you out on all the injustices going on during their times. You told them all the same thing. You are God, You see all, and all those invoking injustices will pay their price. We may not always understand what is going on during the days we are living, but you always righteously and mercifully help your children. I ask that you continue to guide, protect, cover, shower with mercy, bless and help my family, my friends, my loved one, my church and my pastors. You know the individual needs of every person I am asking you to cover. You know their hearts, you know their desires, you know their wants, but most importantly you know what they need. Help them to righteously over come any trials and tribulations, any hurdles. Help them to uplift their faith. Guide them to always seek your presence as they pass whatever obstacle they pass. May they be comforted in knowing that your hand will righteously and rightfully intervene in their lives.

Amen

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 22- You are powerful

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 22- You are powerful

“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” Psalms 59:16 NIV

Praying my scriptures

Father God I lift your name up high, and worship your great and holy name; I thank you for all you have given me, all you have done for me, all you continue to do for me. Today I repent for my sins, and ask for forgiveness for any thoughts that are not deemed worthy by you. Lord thank you for your powerful ways. Through you I find strength; through you I recenter myself. Through you all things are possible. You have always been my refuge, my protector and my defender. For that I shall sing your praises for the way you love and protect us. Lord you have been so good through the ages with all of us. How can we not sing your praises. In these days we are living in your strength, refuge, power and protection is what we rely on. We have faith in you, trust that you shall continue to guide, love and be merciful. Lord I ask you to take care of my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors and I ask that may we always fall under your covering and protection. May we always seek you as our fortress for shelter, may you remain a prominent in our lives so we can continue to gain strength in you, May you continue to guide us, provide us wisdom, continue to inspire us, continue to love and show us mercy. May we continue to be used to fulfill your will. May your splendor and love reflect in all that we do. Thank you again for your power, your strength, and protection.

Amen

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 22- You are powerful

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 22- You are powerful

“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” Psalms 59:16 NIV

Praying my scriptures

Father God I lift your name up high, and worship your great and holy name; I thank you for all you have given me, all you have done for me, all you continue to do for me. Today I repent for my sins, and ask for forgiveness for any thoughts that are not deemed worthy by you. Lord thank you for your powerful ways. Through you I find strength; through you I recenter myself. Through you all things are possible. You have always been my refuge, my protector and my defender. For that I shall sing your praises for the way you love and protect us. Lord you have been so good through the ages with all of us. How can we not sing your praises. In these days we are living in your strength, refuge, power and protection is what we rely on. We have faith in you, trust that you shall continue to guide, love and be merciful. Lord I ask you to take care of my family, my friends, my loved ones, my church and my pastors and I ask that may we always fall under your covering and protection. May we always seek you as our fortress for shelter, may you remain a prominent in our lives so we can continue to gain strength in you, May you continue to guide us, provide us wisdom, continue to inspire us, continue to love and show us mercy. May we continue to be used to fulfill your will. May your splendor and love reflect in all that we do. Thank you again for your power, your strength, and protection.

Amen

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 21- You are gracious

September Challenge- Hear my prayers: Always Rejoice in Praise- Day 21- You are gracious

“Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.” Psalms 34:3 NIV

Praying my scriptures

Father God I lift your name up high, and worship your great and holy name; I thank you for all you have given me, all you have done for me, all you continue to do for me. Today I repent for my sins, and ask for forgiveness for any thoughts that are not deemed worthy by you. Lord thank you for always being gracious. On a day like today, my second child was born, it was by your grace and mercy he came to be. I was told I would never have one, yet on a day like today I was delivering my second child. I suffered for years with the torment of not being able to be with child, I suffered Losses of children who never came to be. It is a pain I always carry. Even on this glorious day where you were gracious with us and had mercy. I glorify your name and exalt it forever because my son was born without being able to breathe. My son was born blue, and you allowed him to have life. You allowed him to come back to me. My Emanuel returned once you allowed life to re-enter his little body. Why wouldn’t I be thankful for all that you have done. Thank you lord for my blessing for my child whom today I get to celebrate with thanks to your love and your mercy. I ask that you forever guide my children,I pray that you forever protect them. That you give them wisdom and understanding. I extend these prayers to all of my family, friends, loved ones, church and my pastors. May you continue to be gracious to us all, and may we continue to glorify you and your name.

Amen