I created this gallery to share my prayers and my thoughts. I may even have a few quotes of inspiration. I know I have several pages, but whenever I get an idea to add something new, I always try to do it. I just enjoy sharing God’s Word however I can. Stay blessed.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for every blessing large and small. Thank You for watching over us and protecting us from danger that we do not see with our eyes. Thank You for always providing for us just as You provided for Your children who walked in the wilderness for forty years. They complained every day, I can say that we sometimes complain about a lot of things, but we are grateful to You for all of the things You do for us. Thank You for being an AWESOME FATHER! What would we do without You? We would be lost souls wondering aimlessly on this earth alone. Thank You for sending Your Only Son, Jesus into this world to die for our sins, you did not have to do it but You did because You love us just that much. You could have let us die in our sins, but You didn’t. We who know YOU, AND ARE CALLED BY YOUR NAME! are grateful to You always and forever. What would we do if You were not who You are? I just want You to know that I will always remember what You did for us. I will one day get to tell my grandchildren about what You did for us. I hope to have some grandchildren soon from my children. I give You all praise, glory, and honor with thanksgiving, in Jesus’ name, Amen!
Where am I in my prayer journey? Where are you in your prayer journey?
How does prayer help me?
How does prayer help you?
Where will I be this time next year in my prayer journey?
Where will you be this time next year in
your prayer journeys?
These are questions that we ask.
These are questions we really don’t
have the answers to. These are a
few questions we can think about.
Help us to know where we are in our prayer life, and on our prayer journey. Help us to know we can always come to You and talk to You about anything that is on our heart. Coming to You is our ultimate prayer journey. Thank You Jesus for always being here for us.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, please help us to be humble. Teach us how to not think that we deserve everything. We should be humble and content with what we have of most importance, such as food, clothing, and shelter, and out life. It could all be taken away from us in a snap. Help us to know that You are all that we really need here in this world. Help us to be more like Your Son, Jesus. He was humble in everything He did, even to death on the cross. Help us not to complain about everything that goes on. We may not like what is going on, but we can still be humble in all that we do. I ask this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, our LORD and SAVIOR! AMEN!
Miracles happen every day. No one knows when they may have a miracle happen them. The way I see it, life is a miracle because it takes nine months for a life to be born. It is a miracle that a child can be carried for nine months inside of another human being. Art is a miracle because it takes a human to create it. We all were created by the Master Artist, the Creator of the whole Universe.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for every miracle that You have given to us. Thank You for all that You do for us, and most of all, Thank You for Your Son Jesus Christ. Where would we be without Him? What would we do without Him being in our life? You are an awesome Father. There’s not anyone like You. Thank You for being just who You are. In Jesus’s name, Amen!
When I think about being thankful, I think about what God has done for me. I really think about how He made my dream come true. I still feel like I am dreaming. When I look at my dream and hold it in my hands, my eyes well up with tears. My heart overflows with joy at what the LORD has done. This is something that I thought would never happen, but it did. I can see more of my dreams coming true. I know it is going to take a bit of time, but it will happen.
When I think about being thankful, I think about how my children encouraged me when I had nothing. I think about how they lifted me up and told me that I could do anything. I believed them when they told me I was smart and beautiful. They lifted me up whenever I was down and encouraged me not to give up on myself. They are such a blessing to me. They are the best children in the world in my eyes.
When I think about being thankful, I think about every trial I have been through in my life that God has brought me through. I think about How He has never left me alone. I think about how He has given me gifts and talents that I did not know I had until now. I think about how He cares for and loves me. I think about how He has forgiven me of all of my wrongs. I think about how He has taught me so many things to do that I did not know I could do. I thank Him for everything.
Being thankful is a blessing. It shows God that we are thankful for the things He has done for us. It shows Him just how grateful we are to Him. How can we ever forget the things He does for us? For us to forget what He has done is being ungrateful, and unthankful, and unappreciative to Him. God does what He does for us because we are His children and He loves us. So, the next time one feels unthankful, take a look around and see all of the beautiful things God has given us to enjoy and be thankful for it.
THE NARROW AND WIDE GATE: MATTHEW 7:13-14
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Help us to know the way to go, because we do not always know the way. Sometimes we get side tracked along the way in life and we go the wrong way, we lose focus on the path we know that we are supposed to be on. Help us find our way back to You. Help us to turn to You when we do not know in which direction to turn. Lead us by Your Spirit, with Your mighty right hand. Help us to know that You are always with us wherever we are in life. Help us to know that You will never leave us nor forsake us. When we are feeling doubtful, strengthen our faith in You. Help us to always look to You even in the good times just as well as in the dark times. Help us to know that You want to hear from us every day not just when we need or want something. Help us to stay on the narrow path although it can get hard sometimes because of the things we face every day. Let us always remember that there is nothing on that wide road but hell and destruction. Help us to stay on the road that leads us to you. Thank You Heavenly Father for everything You have done, doing, and will do in our life. Thank You for every blessing that You give to us. Thank You for the gift of life, and most of all, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ into this world to lay down His life for us so we no longer have to be separated from You. Thank You for adopting us back into Your family. I give You all praise, glory, and honor, in Jesus’s name Amen.
FINDING BEAUTY IN MANY THINGS and PLACES
When we look at things, do we try to find the beauty in them. When we go to different places, do we try to find the beauty in it. When we look at a big body of water, do we see the strength in it? Do we see the beauty in the life we live each day?
There is beauty all around us in everything we see, we just have to find it. We have to look deeper into things instead of just looking on the surface.
Prayer for Today: Ecclesiastes 5:2-Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore, let thy words be few.
We should not be quick to make vows to God; but if and when we make them, we should keep them. If we cannot keep them, we must plead with Him to forgive us and learn to not make foolish vows again in the future. It is better to open our mouths but little, to “let our words be few“, than to promise much and deliver not much.
Teach us, O Lord, to weigh our words and to speak in wisdom, not folly. If we would make a vow to you, let it be only if it is according to your will. Teach us to watch our words when we pray to you and to speak reverently and rightly. Teach us also to speak only truth with our neighbors that we may be men and women of our word. Amen.
Luke 19:5-7: Zacchaeus- Remember that don’t do to others what you don’t want them to do to you.
When Life Feels Like a Desert Place
Often times we feel like our life is in a desert place because of the things we go through. Whenever I feel like this, I think about Jesus when He was baptized and went into the desert for forty days to be tempted by the devil. During that time, Jesus used the Word fight the enemy, and that is what we have to do.
When life seems to be hard, we must turn to Jesus. We must keep our mind focused on Him. He is the only one who can give us the strength to make it from one day to the next. We can give Him our burdens and let Him carry them for us. We must know that we are not to worry about tomorrow or what it holds for us because it hasn’t come yet. Only God knows what tomorrow will bring for us.
Life may feel like a desert place when we are feeling down and depressed, stressed, and anxiety is just running rampant in our life. It may seem like the whole world is sitting on our shoulders, but we must know that we have a Savior to turn to when these things start happening to us. We try our best to be happy, but it is hard. Sometimes we may cry at the slightest things. We are very sensitive to certain things, and we wear our heart on our sleeve.
We who struggle with depression know that it can rob you of your happiness. It causes you to lose interest in the things that you once enjoyed doing, and the world is seen in a different light. It robs you of your sleep because your mind will not settle down so you can relax. It robs you of energy. Life isn’t normal, but we work through it the best way we know how. Depression, stress, and anxiety are silent killers. You can never tell when someone is struggling in public, or behind closed doors. We have ways to cover up what we are really feeling and going through. I guess you could say we wear an invisible mask that no one knows about except us. It’s hard every day. It is when we are by ourselves when we take off our invisible masks so we can be free even if it is just for a little while. Depression will try to make you do things that you wouldn’t normally do, such as things I do not care to talk about, but you must have a general idea of what I am talking about.
We have to try to think happy thoughts. We have to think about the things that made us happy. We have to look at life in a different way, but in a positive way instead of gloom and doom. When struggling with those three factors we have to try to find something to occupy our minds to keep us busy, and happy. With that being said, when you feel like you are having thoughts you shouldn’t, call and get the help you need. Admit yourself in a rehab center to get the help you need to feel better, and stay there until you feel you are ready to leave.
Don’t let what you are feeling inside of your mind control you, but sometimes we don’t pay attention to the symptoms and give in to what we know isn’t right. We have to remember that God’s Word will help us as we read and study it. We can find comfort when we are hurting in knowing that Jesus loves us unconditionally. We do not have to be afraid of our thoughts because those bad thoughts can be cast back down from where they came from. Life can seem like a desert place, but we never have to walk alone.
A Special Prayer
This morning I prayed for a couple whose going through a roughpatch in their relationship. They are two of the most kindest people anyone would ever want to meet. Just by looking at them, you would never know that they are having problems. They are Godfearing people who loves the Lord. I want to ask the Lord to help them in their situation. I hope this will help them.
Dear LORD Jesus,
I am asking You to be with this beautiful couple in this situation they are going through. You know all about them and what they are going through, and only You can fix this problem. LORD, please step in and do an intervention that they so desperately need. Keep this couple together for always. I know that they must still love one another. I know that there must be still memories that they have of falling in love when they met. Father God, give them wisdom, knowledge, and understand that this will be alright. They have been through so much. Heavenly Father, please show them the way to go, and what to do. If You have to have them read together to become close again, then by all means do just that. I do not want to see them fall apart because they have grown apart. Your love can bring them back together again. They can fall in love again as if it were their first time falling in love. Touch their heart, mind, and soul so that they know you are bringing them back together. Help them to see that life is beautiful because You created it,and them. Help them to understand that we only get one life and we should enjoy it. Help them to know that it will not always be this way. Thank You, Heavenly Father, In Jesus name I pray Amen.