Prayer For Monday

Dear Heavenly Father,

I ask that You are with us today as we go about our morning routines. I ask that You are with us as we are preparing to start our work week. As always, let no weapon formed against us prosper, let no lies whispered in our minds take root. Lord, we cast out fear and any negative talks about ourselves. Those lies, we cast down to our feet, and we step over them, Lord.

Lord, we also pray for those alerts that we keep receiving on our phones and in the news. Lord, we pray for the safety of our children, and that lost children will be found unharmed. We pray for this nation. There is so much sin and corruption going on Lord, but we put on our armor of protection, and drown out all the noise.

Today, Lord, I am declaring that it will be a joyful day. I am declaring clarity for this week. I am declaring that miracles will happen, and that more will turn towards You.

Amen.

Let’s Get To Know One Another

Last month I made an Instagram post sharing some fun facts about myself. I blame mommy brain, but for some reason, I never thought to share some fun stuff about myself here. So, without further ado here are some fun facts about myself.

  1. I am an animal lover. I graduated from Purdue University back in May of 2016 with my undergrad in Animal sciences. I had a concentration in animal agribusiness. Growing up I always thought that I would be a veterinarian, and own my own practice. Well, chemistry and I never got along, and I found that enjoyed the business aspects a lot more than I thought I would.
  2. Anime is amazing. I grew up watching Digimon, Pokemon, InuYasha, and Dragonball Z. I could go on and on about the shows that I have watched. Anime for me was a gateway into Japanese culture. I even took a year of Japanese in my high school, just so I could listen without reading the subtitles.
  3. Let’s go back to the animals. Siberian huskies are my favorite dog breed. This is a bad trait of mine, but I can get a bit snobby when it comes to them. They do nothing wrong in my eyes, except for tearing up the couch, being escape artists, and sometimes all the times derpy.
  4. My mother in law was my elementary music teacher. You should always be nice to your teachers, not only are they helping you develop, but you never know who your in laws will be. It may introducing me to his family super easy.
  5. I am a proud mother to my angel baby, Troy, and my rainbow baby, Silas. Not everyone wishes to acknowledge the babies that they have lost, and that’s okay, but I love to talk about Troy. I love to share how loved he is, and how I’ve become a better a christian because of him.

What are some fun facts about yourself? Comment below, I really enjoy interacting with you guys and building a tribe 🙂

Beginning Of The Work Week Means Prayer Time

Lord today I just want to pray for everyone that is starting their workweek. Mondays are usually meant with dread and annoyance, but today Lord, today, Mondays are to be celebrated. I declare that today, those who have been seeking, will have clarity. There will be promotions and callbacks on this day. I cover us all in Your holy spirit and let no attacks formed against us prosper. For the enemy will surely try to sabotage this week, so I declare that the enemy will not win. Today, I pray that all will seek You first thing in the morning. That they will turn to You, Lord, before leaving their homes. This will be a confirmation day for many of you, and some of you will be getting some clarity as to what your purpose is. I declare that those who are sick will be healed. I declare that this will be a day of new beginnings. Q4 does not mean that we can not start a new, Q4 does not mean we need to wind down. No, today is a day of rebirth. Today, there will be supernatural healing, there will be supernatural pay, there will be supernatural relationships. This is just the start. Lord, we thank You for all that You do and continue to do for us. We thank You for the grace You show us, and we are forever grateful for You. Lord, we never want to walk out of alignment with You, and we surrender to You.


In Jesus’ name, Amen.


If you are struggling with something, then I urge you to seek Him and ask for his strength. I am also a resource and will be more than happy to do a private prayer for you.

Maybe The Problem is You

My favorite thing to do is to read. I’m on my bible app first thing in the morning, I scroll through Facebook and read the posts and the comments. Sometimes, I scroll on websites and read the comments there. I’m constantly consuming something, and I’d say 90% of the time, the comments are negative. There was an article that discussed how actress Lisa Raye was planning to marry some pastor. One of the comments stated, that they felt that it was wrong for a pastor to drive a car that was better than the members of the church. I have seen other comments or had people even say to me, “if God is so great, why am I in this situation”.


Here’s the thing, it is naive for anyone to believe that they will go through life without some type of sacrifice or tribulation. There is always something going on in the background, there is always some type of burden, there is always some type of inconvenience. How you react to those situations determines the outcome. God gave us free will. If you are having financial hardships, maybe ask yourself what did you do to get in this situation. Yes, pray to God to help you manage what you already have, and ask Him for financial freedom; but do not blame Him for the choices that you made. God did not tell you to go out and buy a brand new car with a $500 car note. This belief that if you do not have something, then no one should is absurd. In Jeremiah 29:11 God tells us, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.


Going into quarter 4, there needs to be a mindset shift now. Do not wait until January to declare that this is a new year, new you. No, you need to make a change today. Stop worrying about what others have, you have no idea of their circumstances. I’ll be transparent, I had a friend who I had to stop hanging out with because they made me feel so uncomfortable. Every hangout, they would make comments about how much money they assumed I had based on my decent car, apartment, or because I feed my dogs ‘expensive’ food. I finally got so tired of the ‘digs’ that I told them, I have student loan debt, I have no work-life balance because I can not seem to get ahead. I am the sole provider for my family, and I also have to take care of my mom. I have to drive 60 miles a day for work, so I try to take care of my vehicle because I need it to last. I do not have it all together.


Instead of worrying about what others have or blaming God for what I think I lack, I intentionally choose to keep my head down. I intentionally ask Him to help me manage what I already have because I can not expect to be blessed with more if I don’t know how to manage what I already have. If you are serious about making a change, then do so today, do not wait until the new year. No, be intentional today and check yourself.

Five Prayers To Get You Through The Week

Marriage Prayer

Please give me the strength to grow stronger in my marriage, Lord. The devil is trying to gain a way in, but Lord, I declare that he will find no victory. I rebuke any ill will towards my marriage. Lord, I ask that You work on me, through me, and within me. I ask that You help me to change so that I am a better spouse. I pray that You open my spouse’s heart, so that we may live more peacefully. I declare that we will see many years together and we will do so happily.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Finance Prayer

Dear Lord,

I am praying to You for a miracle, Lord. The bills are piling up and the money that I worked so hard for, seems to be for naught. I turn towards You, so that I may have everlasting peace, and so that I may enjoy my time here on earth. Lord, I ask that You help me to manage what I already have. I ask that You bless me abundantly. Even though I have little to give, I will still pay my tithes to You. Lord, I realize that if You are to bless me, that I need to give my dues. So, Lord, as I give You my tenth- Your tenth, I ask that You see fit to bless me this month.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Family Prayer

Lord, please watch over my family every second and every moment of the day. I anoint myself and my family in Your holy spirit, in the blood of Jesus Christ, and in Your grace. I pray that my child will continue to grow stronger and healthier. I pray that my spouse will remain steadfast and healthy. Let no harm find us. Let us not react in anger, but to give each other grace. But more importantly, Lord, let us worship You with grace and dignity.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Grief

Lord, I ask that I can lean on You as I process the loss of my loved ones. Lord, the holidays will soon be approaching and with them, they seem to shine a light on those that are no longer on earth with us. Lord, I pray for your strength and guidance, so that I can uplift those that I have lost. I pray that I will be able to honor them and spread joy to others because I know that I will see my lost one again. So, today Lord, I draw in closer to Your embrace, and I ask that You help to share some of the pain that I am feeling. I ask that You take some of the pain away so that instead of mourning my loved one, I instead celebrate the life they lived while they were here.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

WellBeing

Heavenly Father,

There are three months left in this year. Some would say not enough to make a change, but I serve a living God. So, Lord, I pray to You today asking for Your help. I ask that You help me to make a change. Lord, I declare that I will eat healthier and lose weight so that I am physically strong. I need to be able to endure this task that You have called for me to do. Lord, I declare that any negative thoughts about myself will cease because I know that I was made perfect in your eyes. Lord, I declare that my patience will increase and my anger will not be so quick to ignite. Lord, I pray that You will open my heart to these changes and that I will know that it was through Your grace that I will be anew.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.