Archive for October, 2012

Thank God for His Love for You

Praise God for all His spiritual benefits. Thank God for His unfailing love for you. You can trust Him not to forsake you. Seek His face. No matter what you are facing this Monday morning or this week you are an overcomer and an achiever. You can make it through, around, and over because “Jesus” can work it out for you. You take care of the possible and trust God for the impossible. “God’s Little Instruction Book for Women”.”They that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.” Psalm 9:10

Praise Him in the middle of your mess or problem. Pray. Listen. Hear. Prayer is a dialogue, not a monologue. Believe. Trust.
Walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thess 5:17. ” We can do more than pray after we have prayed ,but we cannot do more than pray until we have prayed” A.J. Gordon.

Prayer focus points:
Pray for protection and covering for those who are facing Hurricane Sandy.
Pray for those sufferring from domestic abuse.Pray for deliverance, self esteem , way of escape, renewed mind. http://www.ladyofprayer.com/?p=958
Pray for your buisness and your sister’s business in honor of Women’s small buisness month. http://www.ladyofprayer.com/?p=935
Pray for fairness, integrity and no voter suppression during this election.
Pray for our children -against bullying and suicide.

Linda Fegins October 2012

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Praying for Women and Girls Who Suffer Domestic Abuse

Prayer Points:
Pray for women and girls who are suffering domestic abuse.
Pray that their eyes are opened to know that they are worthy of good treatment and to build their self esteem.
Pray for a safe way for them to escape out of the situation and to be delivered from evil.
Pray for their protection. Pray for them to know their identity in Christ and to walk in the purpose that God has for them.

A Prayer for Domestic Violence posted by Mark Herringshaw on his blog Prayer Plain & Simple

“God of peace, there are many places and many people who do not experience your peace. Right now there are many, many women and children who live under the dark weight of the fear of violence right in their own homes. We pray for your protection, and for wisdom for friends and officials to help bring that right protection to them. We pray for the many men who themselves feel powerless and confused about their relationships. We ask that you would help them find healthy ways to work out their frustrations and to find hope without resorting to destructive impulses. God, work in our country to stem this epidemic. We ask for your perfect peace…”

http://blog.beliefnet.com/prayerplainandsimple/2009/10/a-prayer-for-domestic-violence.html

Unfortunately we are seeing the rise of abusive relations in young teenage girls as well as adult women. As we pray for them let us teach them to love themselves as God loves them. Review Karla Downing’s article below.
How To Teach Your Daughter Not to Tolerate Abuse
http://www.godlywoman.co/2012/08/how-to-teach-your-daughter-not-to_11.html

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Be A Praying Marketplace Influencer by Linda Fegins

God has created man to rule, reign and have dominion in the earth which includes the marketplace and workplace. “God wants the believer to dominate in every area of the marketplace. It’s time to rule, reign and dominate in all areas of society with Kingdom power and authority!” expounded global entrepreneur, missionary, evangelist known affectionately as “Sister Everything” Minetta Hare. Addressing three other Christian women entrepreneurs she a provided scripture to support that God wants to use businesspeople for His Kingdom agenda on earth. As October is the National Women’s Small Business Month, Minister Hare challenges all women worldwide to establish and register a business during this month.

Believers in the workplace and business should have a key practical and spiritual influence and impact in the community and society as a whole. Lydia is an example of a business woman in the Bible, Acts 16:9-15, 40, who was a seller of purple dye and an influential woman. While Lydia, who worshipped the one God of the Jews, and a group of others were praying by the riverside, they encountered Paul and Silas. Paul related to them the Gospel. Lydia opened her ears and heart and became the first Christian convert. She was baptized and then her household. She became a Christian and a marketplace influencer. The Bible states that she urged Paul to abide in her home and opened her home to Christian missionaries. She opened her doors when Paul and Silas came out of prison for healing a demented girl to her right mind. Acts 16:16. While doing work for the Kingdom, Lydia continued to carry on her business. God can use business people to impact the world for the glory of God, just as Lydia did.

Minetta Hare, owner of the The Hare Group International, Faith at Work Ministries and the visionary for the Lydia Circle of Christian and Professional Business Women, handed the small group of women a prayer log which allowed one to write their marketplace prayer requests only. The log included a place to write the date God answered the request. Each of us shared our prayer requests for our businesses and or workplace. The others listened and wrote the prayer requests down. We promised to pray for each other’s business prayer requests.

Believers should pray for entrepreneurs and people God has strategically placed in the marketplace. ”Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 (NIV). One of the most important things you can do for your business is to pray every day. As we have observed during these turbulent economic times, the business practices of corporations and employers affect our economy and workplace. We want God to move powerfully in the lives of business owners and employers who operate in integrity and excellence. Of course after you have prayed, listen. Prayer is a dialogue, not a monologue. Hear. Do in faith what the Lord leads you to do. “Faith without works is dead.” James 2:26 (KJV) Melinda Emerson , “SmallBizLady” , is a veteran entrepreneur , Small Business Expert and Social Media Coach and author of the book “Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, exhorts that “you can’t just pray for success. Develop a plan and work your plan. If you can do something about your situation, then do it. Stop making excuses, stop procrastinating, and do it! “Ouch” I will say that for many of us.

So today I challenge you to:
1. Write your marketplace prayer requests down and find a scripture to support and affirm your business prayer request.

2. Write the name of a friend’s business and pray for them and the business as the Holy Spirit leads you.

3. Also contact a friend who is an entrepreneur or who you know desires to start a business and ask the person what is/are their specific prayer requests. Iron sharpens iron. We need each other and it is good for women to gain strength and inspiration from one another.

4. Take up the challenge of Minister and entrepreneur Hare for all women worldwide to establish and register a business during the next 31 days. Then, join the WE-3 global project. The WE3 project is a global initiative of women empowerment through education, entrepreneurship and economics. Our goals and objectives are driven by our vision and mandate to create “1000” Women Millionaires around the globe. For more details on the initiative contact globalwomenconference2013@gmail.com.

5. Support another sister in her business or ministry endeavors. I’m helping Minister Jacqui Showers for her “O Breakout Retreat Experience: Integrating Spirituality with the Reality of the Marketplace” on November 30, 2012. As the founder of The Showers Group Ministries, Minister Jacqui Showers endeavors to shower the world with the rich life transforming blessings of the Word of God; thus empowering people to live an abundant victorious passion in Jesus. Contact her on facebook or at showersblessings@theshowersgroupministries.com.

6. Pray specifically. Use the prayer below to get you started. One prayer example is as follows.
I praise You, Creator God for making men and women in Your own image. Give creativity and good ideas to Your children who serve you in the marketplace. Fill them with your Holy Spirit, granting them the skills, abilities and knowledge needed to accomplish their tasks and goals and to glorify You. (Gen 1:27; Ex 21:3) Give them decision making wisdom. God give Christians in the marketplace a spirit of wisdom and revelation so they can know and follow you in their work. ( Eph 1:17; Prov 3:5-6; Is 30:21). (Excerpt from Strategic Prayers for Marketplace Influencers by Arlyn Lawrence copyright 2006).

7. Pray for business women and men of integrity, fairness and courage.

8. Pray that God will raise up His ambassadors in the workplace.

Linda Fegins

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Prayer is Just a Call Away by Linda Fegins

O Lord, I call to you; come quickly to me. Hear my voice when I call to you. May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:1-2


Linda Fegins and Minister Jacqui Showers in downtown Detroit at 7am praying for the City of Detroit, the marketplace, the educational system, children and standing in the gap for others with other women of the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women( visionary and founder Minetta Hare) , Faith At Work Ministries and other ministries.

“Prayer is the key that opens the storehouse of God’s infinite grace and power.” R. A. Torrey
Pray. Seek His face. Ask. The Lord invites you to ask. Ask with confidence. 1 John 5:14 This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”
Pray for families and household salvation.
Pray for schools, teachers and the administration.
Pray for entrepreneurs, businesses and the workforce.
Pray for the election process for safety, fairness of the process and the dismantaling of voter suppression.

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Back to School with God Part III: Praying for our Teachers by Linda Fegins

Each week for the last three weeks I have been discussing about the need to pray for our schools and children and providing specific prayer points for our children. We need to continually uplift the entire educational system and all those involved in it which includes our teachers and administrators. We need teachers who are committed to effectively teaching our children. There is no doubt there are some committed excellent teachers. Schools must be safe for teachers as well as students. Last year (2011) a student hit a teacher in the back with a stapler, hid in a closet and started hitting the teacher in the chest when the teacher opened the closet door. On the other hand we must guard against negative attitudes of teachers that adversly affects how and what they teach children. We cannot tolerate teachers such as Jennifer O’ Brien who made negative remarks about a group of largely Black and Hispanic first graders when she complained that she was a “warden for future criminal’s”. The prayer of agreement is powerful and we must join our voices and hearts to consitently pray for those involved in educating our children. Below are specific prayer points to pray for our teachers and adminstrators.

Teachers
Pray:
• Pray for our school teachers to have the wisdom needed to effectively impart knowledge to their students. A wise teacher makes learning a joy… (Proverbs 15:2a)
• Pray for our school teachers that God will give them the grace to deal with day-to-day frustrations and problems.
• Pray that our school teachers would exhibit the life of Christ before our children. That they would be filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness.
• Pray to the one in charge of the harvesting, and ask him to recruit more effective teachers with integrity for our schools. ( See Matthew 9:38)
• Ask God to rise up Godly educators who are dedicated to their field and can capture the hearts and minds of our nation’s youth on each level of education. (Colossians 1:9-10)
• Pray our educators will pray unceasingly for guidance and wisdom to become the examples to their students. (I Peter 2:21) Pray they will know how to pray for their students.
• Pray that teachers will impart godly wisdom to form godly character in their students. (Luke 6:40)

Administrators
• Pray for the standard of excellence to be restored in our educational institutes and that our educators will pass on that spirit of excellence, requiring excellence, rather than sloth and ignorance. (Ecclesiastes 2:13-14)
• Pray for the needed tools and proper facilities to teach our children.(Philippians 4:19)
• Pray for the election of godly leaders on our school boards and in the administration of our schools. (I Timothy 2:1)
• Pray for the support staff in the schools to treat the children with dignity and respect.
( Many prayer points for teachers and adminstrators were adopted from From Power-Packed Prayers for Public Schools by Ida Rose Heckard)

Pray Fervently,
Linda D. Fegins
Former Prayer Coordinator and Director(12 years), Lydia Circle of Christian Professional and Business Women
Intercessory Prayer Leader for Messiah Baptist Church
Writer in the Anthology -“Tali Cumi: Daughters Arise”
Writer in the Anthology -“It’s Worth the Struggle- Inspiration for Contemporary Writers”
Christian Dramatist, “Sojourner Truth”, “Eve” etc.
Sunday School and Christian Education Teacher
Linda’s Report Blog http://www.thefeginsreport.com
The Prayer Leader http://www.ladyofprayer.com

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