30-Day Prayer Challenge, Day 12

"Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD" (Psalms 27:14 ESV)! Thoughts On This Week's Challenge and The Verse I generally try to work hard. But sometimes in the monotony I get distracted. I have been diagnosed with ADD and OCD, but I refuse to use that as... Continue Reading →

30-Day Prayer Challenge, Day 11

“And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them" ‭‭(Luke‬ ‭18:1, 7‬ ‭ESV‬)? Thoughts On Yesterday's Challenge And The Verse It can be... Continue Reading →

30-Day Prayer Challenge, Day 10

“Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness” (Hebrews‬ ‭3:7-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬). Thoughts on Yesterday's Challenge  Yesterday was a blur of activity at work. I'm not going to lie, most of the day was gone before... Continue Reading →

30-Day Prayer Challenge, Day 9

“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving”    (Colossians‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬). Thoughts On Yesterday's Challenge  For the last couple of weeks I have been working in a warehouse. It has been out of my comfort zone, quite literally--I normally work in the coldest part of the building, but this task is in... Continue Reading →

30-Day Prayer Challenge, Day 8

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you” (John‬ ‭15:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬).  Week 2 Challenge  For the next seven days, your challenge is... Continue Reading →

30-Day Prayer Challenge, Day 5

“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart” (‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:12-13‬ ‭ESV‬‬). Thoughts on Yesterday's Challenge Yesterday was a difficult day. We buried a friend that was taken from us by cancer... Continue Reading →

30-Day Prayer Challenge, Day 4

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears” (Psalms‬ ‭34:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬). Thoughts On Yesterday's Challenge I went to bed late last night because I could sleep in this morning. As a result, I was again late for my "appointment". But my prayer time was good. I haven't found... Continue Reading →

30-Day Prayer Challenge, Day 3

"Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always" (1 Chronicles 16:11). Thoughts On Yesterday's Challenge. I learned today that I am often a slave to convenience. I had a set time for my prayers, but it wasn't convenient; so I pushed it back half an hour. After all, what is a half hour... Continue Reading →

30-Day Prayer Challenge, Day 2

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words” ‭(Matthew‬ ‭6:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬). Thoughts on Day 1 I'll be honest. Even though I have experienced extended times of prayer in the past, I was slightly intimidated by 5 minutes.... Continue Reading →

30-Day Prayer Challenge, Day 1

Convinced that one of the best and fastest ways to draw closer to God, to know Him heart to heart, is through prayer, I determined to change the course of my prayer life. I want to evaluate my current prayer life, find where I could make improvements, scriptural changes, and implement those changes. Doing so... Continue Reading →

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