Sunday, March 23, 2014

Prayers - Worship

The first time I heard Rochelle Frazier speak, she spoke about a time on retreat where she let go and worshipped God!  I heard shawl, dance, praise - I was fascinated, wondering what that looks like. 

Several years ago I was looking for a church home and asked my friends, the Sanders, why they chose their church.  And they answered that worship was a big part of their choice.

Last year our church had a great service - Awestruck.  Leading up to that night, I wondered how that would be for me... It was a time of worship like never before!  I experienced pure JOY!!

My cousin Courtney is the Worship Leader at her church.  She can sang! All her life she's been singing for the Lord.

My heart is full today as I think of what freedom in worship would be like for us all.  I can just see us praising and worshipping our God with love!  If every church in every nation praised Him in worship with an abundance of love - what would it look like?  I tell you it would be PURE JOY!!!

Dear God!  I praise your name!  I am so excited just thinking of YOU!! God my prayer today is that we worship you in spirit and in truth.  Lord, I pray that we call out your name, that we raise our hands, and that we humble our hearts!  Lord, I pray that we bring all that we are!

In Jesus' name.  Amen.


Lift up your hands in the holy place and praise the LORD! Psalms 134:2 HCSB

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Prayers - Love and Loss

For the past several years, we've seen loss in our families.  We've seen enough to last us a lifetime, and there's more to come.  I know that our loved ones have gone on to Heaven, which gives us peace in the pain.  I know that God has a plan and a purpose for us all and we should seek Him with all that we are. 

Praise God for all that we are in Him.  I am thankful for the time that we had and the times to come.  Lord I ask that you be with us as we go through these tough days.  I ask that you wipe every tear from our eyes, Lord.  Remind us that you will destroy death forever.  We know that you will make all things new.  Lord, please remind us that we will neither suffer or fear.  For you are with us through the end of the age.  Lord continue to comfort us through our tears.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.


Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy Psalms. 126:5


I've been thinking of my prayer life....I talk to God through my prayers.  I share my thoughts, although I am sure He already knows every single one.  I let it all out.. my fears, my wants, my needs, everything I hold close to my heart, I share with God.  I used to pray for it all to go my way.  Don't get me wrong, I still do pray for it all to go my way.  I am just not as concerned about me as I am about Him.  I don't know that my way is always the best way for myself or others.  I am learning to pray that His will be done.  I must admit it's tough.  I don't know sometimes if it's what I may choose, but I do know that in the end, it all works out for my good because I love Him. I  trust Him.

I love my prayer journal.  I love filling those precious pages with prayers for my loved ones and friends.  I also include requests I receive.  I love to pray immediately when I receive a request, but I also love to write your names in my journal.  I can go back and read the prayers again and also offer another prayer.  It feels good to go back and see where He's brought us. 

There's a closeness to Him that I cannot explain when I pray.  I've had it on my heart this past week to pray through social media.  I've seen Him move more than a few times through our prayers, many through social media.  If it is His will, we'll see answered prayers and the will of God in our lives like we've never seen before in our lives!!!

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ, keep me in your prayers and I'll keep you in mine.

My prayer is that I will be used by God for His glory!


Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.  Amen.  (Matthew 6:9-13 KJV)