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.

Testimony Thursday

August 28th, I was in first car accident. It was around 9 pm when I was travelling home from working the late shift. I had my phone on speaker, so that I could listen in on a master class. I have a 40 minute commute to and from work. I had everything set up before I even drove off of campus, because a distracted driver is a dangerous driver.

The master class had just begun as I was merging into the far right lane. I stayed back a bit in case the semi that was in the southbound lane needed to go northbound instead. After a minute, it seemed as though the semi was truly going southbound, so I felt comfortable speeding up. I was almost up the ramp, when the semi changed its mind, and merged into my lane.

I was terrified, but so thankful to God that my son was not in the car, and that I was not hurt. My car was deemed a total loss by insurance, and while I had gap insurance, my car had previous damage to it, so gap informed me that they would not be covering the difference.

I was distraught.

Not only was I shaken up by the ordeal, but I now had to get a new vehicle with no money to put down. I also still owed money on my old car. I could dwell and dwell on this, so instead I made the conscious decision to take my problems to the Lord. My circumstances were telling me that I was in a worst position than before. The enemy was trying to stop me from getting the message from the master class. The enemy took my car, but my cousin had a spare that I was able to use. I stayed prayed up, and God blessed me with a better and safer car for my family. God allowed me to get a much better deal on the car loan than my previous one. God pushed me to sign up for the program that resulted from the master class, and I’m already seeing results. I put in some more hours at work to cover what was left to pay on my old loan, and to my surprise, God blessed me again.

I received a letter from the car loan company telling me that my account was closed and paid in full. Hallelujah! I thanked God because I knew it was by His will. This was all a couple of weeks ago, so I had thought that the previous car loan was done. This morning when I checked my mail, I had a note from the loan company. One letter was telling me that my account was paid in full, And that they owed me money! The second letter was a check from them. I began to weep as I was reading the letter because it was so unexpected, and I am just so grateful for our Provider.

Today, I urge all of you to stop and give thanks to Him. He takes care of all of our needs, and makes sure that we are not without.

I just wanted to share with you all, that staying steadfast in your faith, is the greatest peace of all.

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month Does Not Have To Be Sad

October is national pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. If you have been following this blog, then you know that in February of 2018, my son Troy was stillborn. My husband and I do not know why we lost him and unfortunately, that is the case for a lot of infant deaths. At the beginning of my grief, I blamed myself because I carried him, and my body failed him. It took a lot for me to not blame myself, work, or God.


Yes, God. I was very angry with Him because I did not understand why He would allow something like this to happen to my family. Why would He allow a child that was so loved to die without any cause? Once I admitted out loud to Him just how angry I was, I suddenly began to heal. I began reading my Bible more, trying to understand more about this God that I was taught to believe in. I realized that He was grieving with me and that He too knew the pain of losing a child.


I look at Silas sometimes and wonder if Troy would have been as happy and boisterous as him. I do not dwell on these thoughts for long, and instead, I tell myself how lucky Silas is to have an older brother that is always watching over him.


In honor of Troy, I will not be spending this month sad. I will instead make the conscious decision to uplift others in his name, serve others, and give thanks. You can choose to dwell in your remorse if that is your desire, but as for myself and my family, we are choosing to bless others and to show one another how much we love and appreciate each other.


If you do not want to honor your child’s memory with sadness, then join me in uplifting others. Send a loved one a simple text message about how grateful you are for them. Volunteer in your community or spend the afternoon going on a family hike. Whatever it is that you choose to do, do so in a way that you feel your child would love. And if it is okay with you, I would like to pray for you.


Dear Heavenly Father,
Please watch over your children Lord. This is a difficult month for many Lord, and I just ask that You help to relieve them of some of their pain. Lord, I ask that You watch over those rainbow babies and I ask that You bless those that are scared to try again. Lord, I declare that this month will be one of healing and not one of sadness. I declare that these precious mamas will know that it is okay to celebrate their angel baby. That while they may not have had the opportunity to raise them here on earth, they will be with them again. That no matter what some may say, that they are parents, and no one can take that away from them.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

If you would like to support me, I wrote a seven day devotional specifically for us loss mamas. I know for me reading loss books and joining Facebook groups, helped me in my journey of healing.

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.

Monday’s Prayer

Lord,
Thank You for waking every one of us up this morning. Thank You for watching over us through the night while the enemy prowled around. Lord, this morning, I want to declare that no harm shall come on Your people.

I pray that when Your people awake this morning, that they will not groan or whine about it being Monday, but instead they will wake joyfully, for they have been provided another day to make a change. That they can start their week off right by glorifying You. Lord, I declare that those who are in need will see a breakthrough.

That, they will receive a call or an email today telling them that they have the position that they have been praying for. That when they go to check their accounts or pay their rent, that there will be an extra credit. Lord, I declare that those who seek You will have peace on this day.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.