Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Scriptures and Prayer

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! I hope some of you were up early enough to see the glorious sunrise taking place right now! Earlier, the crescent moon was making beauty in the morning sky, and now it is painted with lots of pinks and peaches colors. God is Awesome!

Yesterday, I took advantage of the overcast sky and not too warm temps. to walk in the park. Since the sun was hidden, I thought it would be ok for my nose. I enjoyed walking out to the first covered shelter and saw two ibis, one dark and one white go zooming by on a straight line down the canal. I also watched the ripples in the water which turned out to be the giant turtle which has been hanging out there for ages. After I finished my walk, I sat on a memorial bench and read a book beside the canal. Mike came walking along (he has only two more weeks) asking if I had seen any gators. He had a large class and all the kids wanted to see a gator. I think they were probably disappointed. It was a good morning. God is good!

This is a scripture I read each morning for a number of people on my prayer list and also, a prayer that I pray for myself:

Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
For your struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers , against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. In addition to the armor, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Ephesians 6:10-13

Dear Heavenly Father:
We honor You as our Lord. We acknowledge that you are always present with us. You are the only all powerful and only wise God. You are kind and loving in all Your ways. We love you and we thanks you that we are united with Jesus and spiritually alive in Him.

We thank you for the life that we have in Christ, and we ask you to fill us with Your Holy Spirit that we may live our lives free from sin. You are the Vine and we are the branches, apart from You we can do nothing, We take our stand against Satan and command all his evil spirits to depart from us. We ask these thing in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,