Prayer for Monday 2/17

03-Abraham-ThumbnailCoverAh, Lord God, when I look at the mountains, I see you standing on top of them with laughter on your lips, power in your legs, protection in your arms. When I look at the animals in winter, I see you with determination, resilience, and strength against the winds, the sleet, the snow. One of these days I will see the crocuses peeking their heads through the snow and saying to the world, “Hi! Remember me? You’ve almost made it through the winter. See I’m proof.” Oh, the beauty of your universe and all the promises it reflects of their Creator.

Thank you for life and love, for peace and freedom, for family and friends.  And, well, it’s hard for me to do, but well, here goes.  Thank, you for people who talk mean to me, are impatient with me, who mock me, who hate me even though they do not know me.  Thank you for people who misrepresent me, gossip about me, and do not see things the way I do.  Thank you for all these opportunities you put in my path to love those who do not love me.  Like you. Just like you. Thank you for the opportunities to smile when I want to frown, sing when I want to cry.  As you once said long ago, “What does it profit me if I love only those who love me?”.  And, yes, the biggie:  You loved me before I loved you.  I guess it’s my turn now, Lord.  But what’s this forgiving 490 times the same person for the same thing over and over?  Oh, that’s me. I think now I understand.  I am most blest.  Thank you for forgiveness and all those second chances you have given me. How can I ever thank you?  Hmmm… Looks like I’ve gone full circle, my Lord.

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03-Abraham-ThumbnailCoverABRAHAM is Bible storybook #3 in A CHILD’S BIBLE HEROES series.   Sometimes Abraham would go see old Noah. But when he was 58, Noah died.  The city of Ur went wild after that. A few years later, God told Abraham to leave that city.  Come along with me to learn all the unexpected twists and turns in Abraham’s life. “Think & Do” at the end of each chapter.  To BUY NOW, click a book cover or paste this……….  https://amzn.to/38wmroy

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Prayer for Thursday 2/13

Bible Puzzles-Cover-ThumbnailI praise you, king of my life, enthroned on my heart, crowned with my love, armed with my devotion. Make my mouth my hands, my feet yours. You alone deserve all honor, admiration, and esteem.  You alone made the world, made mankind, then placed in us your very breath of life. You, my Maker, are my beginning and ending. You are my eternity.

Thank you for loving me and going through all you did to save my eternal soul from hell.  Nothing was too much for you to save me. May I never take it for granted. As I grow older, I ponder it more and more.  Such love is as far beyond my understanding as the trillions of galaxies out there.  It is deeper than all the oceans.  Your love is so complex, I will never be able to comprehend even a corner of it. Such wonder. Such unconquerable love! My heart is full of gratitude. I do not deserve it. I bow at your feet and worship you.

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Bible Puzzles-Cover-ThumbnailBIBLE PUZZLES FOR YOUNG AND OLD offers crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blank, secret code, and word search on Bible topics.  Great for personal enjoyment, homeschoolers, church bulletin fillers.  To BUY NOW, click a book cover or paste this………. https://amzn.to/2ON0Pg0

 

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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 Thursday 2/5

00-LUKE-KINDLE Cover-ThumbnailI am thrilled with you, my Always-Present One. You are most powerful, yet gentle, most gigantic, yet minute. You are the roar and silence, the silk and sackcloth, the laughter and tears. You are light but never dark, life but never death,  love but never hatred. You are all that is good and right. You are my all and I worship you.

Thank you for being my Warrior King and conqueror of Satan. Thank you for attacking Satan in that hidden realm where I cannot go and driving him away from me. For fighting so many of my battles for me. For standing over me protectively and being strong for me when I am weak. I cannot imagine life without you. Thank you for my loving spouse, the church, the Bible, and your amazing grace.

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00-LUKE-KINDLE Cover-ThumbnailLUKE: SLAVE & PHYSICIAN is orphaned in a battle and becomes the slave of the Most Excellent Theophilus, Tribune of the 8th Roman Legion, who raises him, educates him, and loves him.  Then they meet the apostle Paul, become Christians, and Theophilus frees Luke. For the rest of Paul’s life, Luke is there to doctor his numerous wounds inflicted by the many who hate Paul. When Paul dies, Luke heads out to find all Jesus’ original Twelve, now scattered around the world, and interviews them. In between all this, Luke falls in love and encounters many challenges in his travels.  To BUY NOW, click a book cover or paste this………   https://amzn.to/2ugNPrY

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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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