Prayer for Sunday 2/16

02-Noah-KindleThumbnailI praise and adore you, God of all heaven and earth and all existence. You are greater than death, for you are the life-giver. They couldn’t kill you.  They thought they did; but you were just resting for those three days.  Then you tricked them.  You are Life. Life is stronger than death. You are a user.  You turn death into the glorious doorway to life more glorious than imagination. You are Life. You will be there when I die, welcoming me into a realm of joy and beauty and peace that I cannot even begin to imagine. Life here is like living in a cave compared with heaven or being blind and trying to understand color. How I long to leave this cave and to open my blind eyes. How I long to be in your world and before your throne.  I think when I get there, I shall try to sing to you louder than anyone else. Would that be a sin, Lord?

Thank you, God, for being close to me in prayer. No other god has done that. No other god loves because no other god exists. Those so-called gods stay at a distance from mankind with no love, but only instilling fear. You are my Maker and the Lover of my soul. Thank you for your Words in flesh and the pain you willingly endured in my place for my sin. How could you have done it?  Well, it is morning again. Morning when I can greet the day you brought me. Morning when I can once again greet you, though in my sleep, I know you never left me. Morning when I can face my griefs and pain and let you smile and lift my burden so I can walk free, knowing you have everything under control.  With you, it is always morning. 

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02-Noah-KindleThumbnailNOAH is book 2 in A CHILD’S BIBLE HEROES.  God promised he would save Noah and his sons even though they weren’t born yet.  He began work on the big boat by himself. People laughed at him.  As his sons grew up, the kids at school teased them about their crazy father. Eventually, the rains did come. The water rose and fell.  Then the rainbow! To BUY NOW, click a book cover or paste this……….  https://amzn.to/2SODJqn

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Prayer for Friday, 2/14

OldOldTunes-ThumbnailMy soul lifts up praises to you day and night. As my Creator, you are the God of my life, my soul, my being. You are all I need to exist. Without you, the world is formless and empty just as it was at the beginning.  You give my life form and substance. You give me a reason to be, to live, to die. You are beyond the finiteness of my comprehension. Oh, how I wish I could understand you more.

Ah, thank you, my Lord, for your simple Word. You never leave me guessing what you are doing or wanting or saying. I can just follow your Words with simple, childlike faith. When I read it and meditate on it, I feel as though I am sitting at the foot of your very throne. You are reading to me, and looking down at me to make sure I’m still paying attention. And you smile.  Thank you, too, for sleep. When I awake each day, I am full of gratitude for chances to start all over again. You are, indeed, the God of second chances. Keep smiling, Lord. I am smiling with you.

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OldOldTunes-ThumbnailTHE OLD OLD STORY SET TO OLD OLD TUNES is songs for children beginning with Genesis 1:1 and ending with Revelation 22.  It offers 40 songs about the Old Testament and 40 songs about the New Testament.  Pick the book up and begin singing the songs immediately. If you don’t know one of the old tunes, find it on the internet.  Great for Bible classes and singing at Gramma’s and Grampa’s house. To BUY NOW, click a book cover or paste this  ……….  https://amzn.to/37sut0g

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Prayer for Tuesday 2/11

0-Titus-Cover-Lg ThumbI praise you, Lord God, for your marvelous Plan for the universe and for mankind. Though Satan is always around trying to thwart your Plan, he is not strong enough. He thinks he is because his ego is so large. But, even with his most masterful plan to destroy, you laugh at him and say, “Do your best. You will lose.”  Your Plan to save mankind from him is firmly in place. May more and more people realize they are in danger from Satan who is always lurking in the shadows of everything they do.  May they open their eyes and understand your Plan.  May they draw close to you and your great light of safety. May they happily bow at your throne of majesty. It is not cowardice to run to you; it is wisdom.

Thank you, my Lord, for putting your Words in flesh so we could see you, hear you and walk with you a while, just as you did in the Garden of Eden at the beginning.  When you spoke, that was God speaking.  When you entered a home, that was God entering the home.  When you laughed and cried, that was God laughing and crying.  Though not now, someday you will let me once again walk with you in the garden of heaven. How I long for that day. Keep the door open for me, Lord. Keep it open. I’m walking your way. Do you see me?  I’m headed home.

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0-Titus-Cover-Lg ThumbTITUS: THE ARISTOCRAT is the last novel in the INTREPID MEN OF GOD SERIES.  Titus was raised in Antioch where the elite lived. Everyone spoke pristine Latin, not the sluggish Greek of the commoners. Titus and his father, become estranged at the sudden death of his mother.  When grown, he married his ice queen from Nordlands and becomes a famous lawyer solving unsolvable crimes.  Then he meets Paul, becomes a Christian, and Paul sends him to congregations with problems as an arbitrator. But when Paul sends him north to barbarian territory, the unexpected happens.  To BUY NOW, click a book cover or paste this……….https://amzn.to/3bwh4Yk

 

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Prayer for Monday 2/10

00-Stephen-Cover-Kindle-ThumbnailGod of Glory, Truth, Life, Love. You made the world with all its wonders.  Satan tried to take it from you. He tried to take over the world you made. You said, “Just try it and I’ll destroy your destructions.”  You are so strong. You destroy darkness with light. You destroy evil with good. You destroy nothingness with creativeness.  You destroy death with life. Such a warrior. Nothing stops you!

It is morning.  The night dew has fallen and cleansed your world. Fresh. Newborn. Full of exciting unknowns for the rest of the day. Ups and downs like a bird hopping on the snow.  What shall today bring?  You are the God of second chances. Of starting over. Of being reborn. Yes, come sweet morning. Oh, and thank you for the church, my family, the Bible, friends, Christian radio and TV and films and music. And yes, the songs. The wonderful, glorious songs too. I am so happy there will be singing in heaven. Somewhere in your Word, you admitted you sing.  Oh, glorious thought. Powerful anthems and gentle strains. Thank you for all this and for you being you ~ my loving God.

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00-Stephen-Cover-Kindle-ThumbnailSTEPHEN: UNLIKELY MARTYR is biblical historical novel #7 in the INTREPID MEN OF GOD series.  It begins with Stephen being 17 years old, his best friend, Abraham, being crucified and running to save his own life.  It ends when he is 28 years old with a wife and two children.  What happened those eleven years to turn him from a teenage coward to a selfless, mature, and lofty young man willing the give up the rest of his life here on earth voluntarily.  Heroes are not born.  To BUY NOW, click a book cover or paste this……….  https://amzn.to/37gDrh8

 

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Prayer for Wednesday 2/5

00-PAUL COVER-Thumbnail-I praise you all mighty God. Oh, how you have spoiled me. You placed diamonds in mountain-top snow, rubies in the flowers, emeralds in the meadows, and delight in the birds that daily sing to me. As I climb the mountain of my life I think back of all the enormous opportunities I had as a youth. As I grow older and climb higher, my choices are narrowing and I am glad. My focus is more and more on you. Someday I will reach the mountain top, and you will be there. You will smile and say, “Welcome home.”

Ah, thank you, my Lord, for all you have done for us through the history of mankind. I, along with everyone else, travel a wilderness, often not making good choices. The frustrations you must feel when I don’t pay attention to you but they do not stop you from loving me. You have been too patient. But you also give me your Word map in my wilderness to show me just where I am. And give me work to do in order to make sense of life. Thank you for entrusting me with that work. I will do the best I know how. I know you smile and reply, “That’s all I ask: Do your very best.” I will always thank you for this.

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00-PAUL COVER-Thumbnail-PAUL: THE UNSTOPPABLE tells of a stubborn, strong-willed, out-of-control man who charged right into the middle of the unbreakable and broke it.  Over and over, Paul was beaten for teaching the gospel, then got up and did it again.  He faced angry pagan and Jewish priests trying to protect their power and income. Why?  An unstoppable love.  He could never do enough to make up for torturing and killing Christians in his youth.  Each time he was whiplashed, he called out, “Jesus!  This is for you!”  This is biblical historical novel #2 in the INTREPID MEN OF GOD series.  To BUY NOW, click a book cover or paste this……….    https://amzn.to/36UhPag

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