As I was reading…

Praying Scripture for the Kids

I was reading Psalm 119 this morning and I began to pray scripture for my family.

“Teach me good judgment for I believe in Your commandments.” Psalm 119:66

Lord, I fall short every day but I can’t live in my bed under the sheets weighed down with discouragement feeling like a failure. I would never leave me sweet solace also known as my bed if that were the case!!

bibleTeach me good judgment when it comes to circumstances and people who I don’t know how to handle. Give me the knowledge that I need to process and deal with the things that come into my life. Give me the wisdom of Solomon as I train my children in Your ways.

Help me to guide them for You and into Your kingdom. My heart’s desire is for them to love You. My prayer for them is that they walk in Your path. I ask that when they rise on the wings of the dawn, if they settle on the seas. Even there Your hand will guide them. My hope is that Your right hand will hold them fast. (Psalm 139)

I pray that You would teach them O Lord the way of Your statutes, and give each of them and understanding so that they can keep your law and observe it with their whole heart. Father, please lead them in the path of Your commandments. May they truly delight in them. Incline their hearts to Your testimonies. You have done so much in their young lives, may they see and understand that. Help them not to do things for selfish gain. Lord, please turn their eyes from looking to worthless things that won’t fill them with lifelong peace and joy, but let them see Your abundance. Give them life in Your ways Sweet Jesus.(Psalm 119:33-37)

Bless my children with the fruit of the spirit. (Galatians 5:22-23) With love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and especially self-control. That one God has been a challenge for all of us lately!

Father reign us all in to be aligned with Your will so that we can honor You. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

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I had spent my grocery money for the week and I was egg rationing until Friday to get some more. I was down to 3. 🙂 

What would you have done?

A. Cry

B. Pray

C. Wait until the next week’s cash to flow in.

D. Ration

E. Go buy more eggs even though you didn’t have cash.

F. B, C and D

Well I did F.  We have a pretty tight budget so I just waited, prayed and rationed. I never thought I would get eggs delivered!  My husband came home from work with 3 dozen eggs today not knowing that we were in an egg drought. So I thought it was pretty cool that God heard my not really request, He saw that I was honoring my husband by not using the debit card to buy anything until next week and now we have been given eggs. Pretty stinkin cool!!

Thank You for always providing our needs!

Philippians 4:1

You are the One

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You are the One
By: Tara Young

You are my King and my Lord
Gracious forevermore.
You are the one
You are the one.

You the Savior, Son of the King
You are the One
You are the One

I lift my voice to You
You are all that’s good and true.
You are the One
You are the One

My heart cries out to you
You are deliverer too
You are the One
You are the One

Finding solace there
You’ve counted each and every hair
You are the One
You are the One

For every tear I’ve cried
for every lie I’ve lied.
You are the One
Yes, You are the One.

You are the beginning and the end
Alpha Omega without sin
You are the One
Oh, You are the One.

Lord You are the One
Yes, You are the One

Creator of everything
Life giving Holy God
You are the One
Yes, You are the One

Joy giving, heart healer
Mind blowing love revealer
You are the One
Yes You are the One

Jesus your mighty hand
Delivers me from sinking sand
You are the One
You are the One

Soiled and forgiven dove.
I am one You dearly love
You are the One
You are the One

God my heart you mend
When my clothes I have rend
You are the One
You are the One

Peace washes over me
Giving me hope in Your great mercy.
You are the One
Yes You are the One

Gladness unleashed
My life restored
You are the One
You are the One

You are my love
The One I adore
You are the One
You are the One

Love spilling out my heart is full
You’re so awesome. I am Your jewel.
You are the One
Yes, You are the One

Praying for my spouse.

As a youth I attended a church camp. The leader encouraged us to pray for our mates. That they would know the Lord and even for specific characteristics, those we hoped they would possess.

I was in class on August 8, 1988 and I remember that day vividly as it as 8/8/88 on the calendar. The day before my birthday! I asked God that day for my husband’s salvation. I prayed that if he were not a believer, God would allow him to accept Him for his Savior.

After meeting my husband years later, I talked to him about when he accepted Christ. He told me that it was on that exact day 8/8/88!

Wow! God answered a very specific prayer that day! God hears us when we pray.

We don’t always hear His answers immediately, but He always answers.

Don’t give up hope! God hears.

A baby, a dragon or a tree?

My 2 youngest children were saying their prayers tonight. My 7 year old said, “Dear Lord, thank you for mommy and daddy and be with Sierra at camp help her to have fun at camp… AND LORD NO BABY BROTHER!” My 3 year old prayed, “Dear Lord, thank you for mommy and daddy, have fun for sissy at camp and give me a baby brother, sister, and a dragon and a tree. In Jesus name, Amen!” Hmmm which one do I choose… dragon or baby or a tree?? I have never had a dragon! I think I will choose that!! 🙂

God does answer our prayers. To some He says yes. To some He says no. To some He says not right now!

The Betrayal (idea taken from Luke 22)

I am Judas. I was one of His twelve, but I avariciously wanted more. 30 pieces of silver would compensate me just fine.

Jesus was on the Mount of Olives. The disciples were supposed to stay alert while He prayed.

He wanted them to pray avoiding temptations. Not sleeping so soundly nearby on the ground!

Here I came with my new gang ‘cuz I switched sides remember. I drew near to Jesus to betray the King of the Jews.

After the kiss I placed upon His cheek, an extraordinary and remarkable feat ensued.

Peter with ferocity hacked off the ear of the servant just there. The crowd stood in awe at what Jesus He did next!

He repositioned the ear onto the servant’s head. He restored what was injured and repaired what was beyond repair.

He died on the cross with two others remember? I died alone hanged in my shame.

So my friends you choose whom this day you will serve.  I made such a despicable mistake in the end.

He Is alive! Thank God for His Son! His sacrifice was made for every person alive.

(for each of us to pray) 

Jesus forgive me, this day I’m a sinner. Help me to stride with you all my days.

You are the shepherd; I am your lamb. I ardently follow you and humbly do stand.

(hope for the future) 

Come meet Him dear one eyes up, sins forgiven. You are His creation. You are set free.