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Overcomer Praise God for Mondays

Praise God for Mondays. Tomorrow April 23, 2018 Monday. Look forward to it because you are an overcomer. It’s Marvelous Manifestation Monday. Thank God for Monday. You are blessed. Thank God for new opportunities, a new start,……. Embrace it. Believe and make declarations that God is working out your day and the week; that God is working in your favor and that Jesus can fix “whatever it is “ for you.

Why be depressed when Monday rolls around? Don’t focus on the negatives. Look at the positives. Look at the fact that God daily loads us up with benefits beginning with Mondays!!! You are alive. Just that is a blessing! God will work in your favor, and He is your sun and shield. Psalm 5:12 Have a new outlook on life! Keep on praying. God is working it out. Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Speak the Word. Listen. Prayer is a dialogue. Believe. Trust.”Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matt.7:7

So overcomers here is a prayer for you by Tiece L. King

Overcomer!

Father, Your Word says that I am an overcomer because of the blood of the Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the word of my testimony—that in Jesus, all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and I have been given fullness in Christ and share in His authority over every spiritual power and authority! But I confess that I do not feel like an overcomer, and I often give in to the influence of this world instead of submitting to Christ.

O God, save me from myself! May I be full of Your Spirit and Your mighty power—the power of the resurrection! Teach me and use me, that I might be one who sees strongholds demolished in my life and help others to walk in freedom. Thank You, Father, that because I belong to You in Christ Jesus, You surround me with Your presence—that You are a wall of fi re around me.

You, O Lord, are my refuge and my strength. In every situation and struggle, You are with me. I will not be afraid for my trust is in Your name. Like Joshua, may I be confident that You are with me and will never leave or forsake me. By Your Spirit at work in me make me to be strong and courageous, to not be afraid or discouraged, but always mindful that You are with me wherever I go. Use me to take back ground that the enemy has stolen. Help me to be self-controlled and alert, knowing that the enemy of my soul is prowling, looking for an opportune moment.

In Jesus’ name, strengthen me to submit to You, resist the enemy, and to stand firm in my faith! Give me, I pray, Your perspective of the situations I face and may I live victoriously, as a conqueror, because of Jesus and His love for me. May I be full of faith and Your Word, for I belong to You, Lord Jesus, and You have overcome the world!

Revelation 12:11; Colossians 2:9-10; Ephesians 6:10; Philippians 3:10; 2 Corinthians 10:4; Psalm 125:2; Zechariah 2:5; Psalm 46:1-2; Psalm 20:7; Joshua 1:5, 9; 1 Peter 5:8-9; Romans 8:37; 1 John 5:4

–Adapted from Pray the Word: 31 Prayers that Touch the Heart of God by Tiece L. King.

 

Linda Fegins , The  Prayer Leader at ldfaygo@gmail.com

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Pondering and Praying the Word

 

The book of Proverbs is full of God’s wisdom, knowledge and understanding.  Proverbs instructs, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (4:23). The heart is a metaphor for our inner being, the essence of who I really am. It is the dwelling place of my emotions, attitudes and intentions. I am called to be holy, a holy temple in the Lord, according to Ephesians 2:13-22, with Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone. This holiness is a result or by-product of my passion for the Lord, in pondering and praying the Word in passionate prayer. My love and passion for God and His Word awakens my heart and increases my awareness of His presence, restoring the fear of the Lord and my hunger and thirst for more of Him.

I encourage you to press on in pondering and praying the Word of God in passionate prayer, as you walk in the Spirit by faith, not according to the world, but by the work of the Holy Spirit, in the will of God the Father, in and through the ways of the Lord Jesus Christ, with the Word of God in your heart and mind, as it is in heaven upon the earth.

Almighty God, Your Word is filled with all wisdom, knowledge and understanding.  As I pray through all that You have said to me, help me to apply it to my life and to obediently allow Your truth to sink deeply into my heart.  May it transform me from the inside out so that my life will reflect Your kingdom to others.

–Adapted from Giving Ourselves to Prayer: An Acts 6:4 Primer for Ministry (Chapter 21, The Bible and Personal Passion in Prayer by Earl Pickard).

Prayer Points

Praise God, the one whose name is great among the nations (Mal. 1:11). Give thanks that the good news is being preached in so many countries today and that it has been proclaimed to you, too. Confess anything in your life which hinders your own witness to the saving grace of Christ. Commit yourself to regular prayer support of missionaries whom you know. Ask God to open doors for their ministries.

Your family can be a missionary family right in your neighborhood! Ask for opportunities for your family to be a witness among your neighbors and friends. (And then be ready when God answers!)

–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend

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Rejoice! Jesus is A Way Maker!

Rejoice during this Holy Week. God is a Way Maker. When Jesus decided to march forward to death the cross, He was making a way for you and me to have eternal life and an abundant life. Glory! In John 14:6 Jesus declared Himself to be the way. “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” Jesus died on a cross for sins He didn’t commit so God could turn His back on His Son for three days to pay the penalty for our sins. Then Jesus rose from the dead securing a place for all of humanity in heaven if we will confess with our mouth Jesus is Lord [Matthew 26-28; Mark 12-16; Luke 22-24; John 13-21 and Romans 10:9]. He is a Way Maker.

God is a good God. REJOICE! Praise His name! Hopefully during the 40 Day Prayer journey you have repented from the things that displease God. I pray that you have striven to rise spiritually in study of the Word, in love for God and others,in faith, in walking in the Spirit and have increased in your personal and corporate prayer life.

Rejoice! During this Holy Week look forward to Resurrection Sunday.Seek the Lord , in the spirit of repentance and self examination , forgiveness and prayer for our city, families, and the nations. Praise His name that we know that we can be victorious as we celebrate Holy week with a heart of thanksgiving. Praise God for Victory.

Rejoice! God has made a way for you! He is working out every situation. Hold on and praise your way through it anyhow.  Keep you eyes on the “Way Maker”. He is able. He has a way. Surrender to Him so He can implement it. Cry out to the Way Maker today. He is able! Rise Up spiritually by worshiping God in the beauty of His holiness and greatness.

DAY 40 – March 29 Seeking to Rise Spiritually by Worshiping God Together Forever
Scriptures: 1 Chron. 16:7-36; Psalm 96

Pray:
• Pray for the church to have a Christ-centered worship experience in spirit and truth that will please the Father.
• Pray for sincere and honest exaltation of the name of the Lord, born of the Holy Spirit and the Word.
• Pray for humility and unity among believers that will give rise to worshiping the Lord in the beauty of His holiness throughout the church.
• Pray that the people of God will see themselves how God sees them.
• Pray that you will be able to share an encouraging word today with someone.
• Pray for people to be saved this day.
• Pray for believers to be filled with expectant love for Christ and that He would manifest Himself in such a way that rocks the church and the nations.
• Pray that you and members of the church will worship the Lord in spirit and in truth.
• Praise God – that He reigns now and forever. Amen!
• REJOICE!!!——–March 25 was the last day of the 40 Day Prayer Journey (Technically there are 46 days this year until Resurrection Sunday). Rejoice that God, the Exalted One, gives us the privilege of celebrating and honoring His rightful place as the Almighty Lord and King of Kings. Praise God that His name is above every name and that at His name every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Hallelujah! Jesus is alive and is our soon coming King.

Spiritual Rise Act
Stand up and Praise the Lord for at least 7 minutes by telling Him how worthy and great He is. Tell Him about His attributes and characteristics. Now thank Him for the things in your heart for which you are thankful.

Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” serves as prayer leader and teacher/trainer on the “Prayer Boot Camp” with the Global Missions Prayer Force and as a guest intercessor and volunteer for Girlfriends Pray a global prayer ministry. She served as Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years( later Director over the Prayer Ministry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over a dozen prayer boot camps, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa and was on the prayer team of a medical missions trips to Jamaica under the leadership of Rev. Jackie McCullough.

 

 

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Renew by Mind

Renew My Mind

 

Father God, You who make all things new through the power of the Holy Spirit, renew my mind, I pray! May I not conform to the things of this world, but instead may I be continually transformed by the renewing of my mind with Your Word.

Lord in many ways I have been lazy and undisciplined in regards to the use of my mind. Forgive me, I pray, and renew my mind. I lay before you my use of my computer and technology, my TV and DVD viewing, the things I read . . . (Pause and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you.)

I have entertained philosophies of the world that are contrary to Your Word. Lord, forgive me and renew my mind. I lay before you the way that I have rationalized behavior or condoned values of this world. . . (Pause and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you.)

I have watered down the truth of Your Word in order to condone my sin. Lord forgive me and renew my mind. I lay before you the excuses that I have made for my thoughts, attitudes, and actions that are contrary to Your Word . . . (Pause and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you.)

I have allowed fear and anxious thoughts to overwhelm me. Lord, forgive me and renew my mind and make my heart steadfast. I choose now to cast all of my cares and fears onto You and ask that Your peace be poured out on me . . . (Pause and allow the Holy Spirit

to speak to you.)

Give me, I pray, a fresh hunger to study Your Word, that I might be equipped for every good work. And Father, in a world of watered-down truth, empty philosophies, and hopelessness, empower me by Your Spirit to be prepared to answer everyone who asks me to give the reason for the hope that I have. May Jesus be seen clearly in my daily living. Strengthen my faith, Father, for Your Word says that if I do not stand firm in my faith I will not stand at all. O God, help me to stand. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Romans 12:2; Colossians 2:8; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 2:15; Philippians 4:7-8; 1 Peter 3:15; Isaiah 7:9

–Adapted from Pray the Word: 31 Prayers that Touch the Heart of God by Tiece L. King

Prayer Points

Praise God for being perfectly just in all his works. Thank him for loving righteousness and justice (Ps. 33:5). Confess any ungodly bias you harbor toward any people. Commit yourself to viewing others with a loving, Christlike attitude. Ask God to help you value justice more highly in all relationships of life.

Pray for the uprooting of governments which oppress their citizens and withhold justice from them. Ask that justice will “roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing

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Celebrate the Women in Your Life

 

This is Women’s History Month. We have a great history. Today let’s think about and pray for the women in our lives who have influenced our lives even in small but impactful, endearing and /or life changing ways. The woman may have influence you to be or to strive to become a successful entrepreneur. She may have shown you the loving example of what is true friendship or is a woman who models the message of Christ. She may be a marketplace influencer in her niche or mountain God has assigned her.

This woman may be someone who has poured into you and inspires you to follow your dreams with action. You love this woman’s spirit of excellence. She may have a kind loving spirit, she may be someone who inspires you to run on or who in love and with the right spirit tells you the truth and stretches you to excellence.

This woman may be someone who is unassuming, but is there when you need her, can be trusted and will step in when needed. She is the woman who has a praying spirit and is a faithful intercessor that bears fruit in the Kingdom. You may admire the way she manages her household, raises her children and loves her family. The fact that she is a faithful steward and a Doer of the Word in action inspires you. She may be the woman who always support you, knows all about you, yet loves you anyway, yet tells you the truth and what is right to do, and lets you know you can do all things.

You may have little contact with this woman, but you take notice of her spirit of excellence and what she is doing and you respect her. You may even just want to encourage this woman to keep the faith and not to grow weary in well doing.

Take action: 1. Pray for her, her business and family. 2. Tell her why and how you admire her or take note of her 3. Ask her what you can do to help her,

On the first day of Women’s History Month PRAY.

Pray for families, children, women and against human traffking(modern slavery) . Pray that women will be honored in their unique, God created glory; that every kind of injustice toward women will cease; for pornography to be stopped; for protection from sexual violence; that hope be renewed for the beauty of marriage and children; that single women will lay hold of God’s full purpose in their lives

Linda Fegins ” The Prayer Leader” ldfaygo@gmail.com

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Dream Big and Do Big.

As we honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ,”the Dream” and reflect on what he achieved that many thought was impossible we know that faith makes things possible.”With God, all things are possible.” -Matthew 19:26. Praise the King of Kings that downloaded “The Dream” into the great dreamer, Dr. King’s heart.

What dreams have God poured into your heart? What do you know that  you need to step out in faith and do. Pray and ask the Lord. Seek His face. Listen. Prayer is a dialogue not a monologue. Then DO what He tells you to do.

Ask.  Seek. Knock. Luke 11:9

Ask the Lord for the vision and His wisdom to achieve the dream He has placed in your heart. We don’t have because we do not ask. James 4:2  Listen and write the vision down.

Seek the Lord through His Word and prayer. Seek help from wise mentors and others. Keep a seeking attitude as you continue to pray.

Knock when your asking and seeking has not brought the answer. When we knock we are trying to get someone’s attention. Preserve in prayer and do not let go of the request. Do not give up. Stay persistent when you know God’s heart on the subject. It took Daniel 21 days of pressing prayer to  receive an answer that was sent on the first day. (Daniel 10)

” For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks , the door will be opened.” ( Luke 11:10)

Keep the dream -the goal- the mission alive.

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Dream Big. Believe. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”Matthew 21:22. Pray without ceasing. 1Thess. 5:17 . Do/Act. Faith without works is dead . Walk by Faith. Faith make things possible , not easy. Don’t quit or grow weary.

Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be discouraged, for the Lord God , my God, is with you. 1 Chronicles 28:20 NASB

The Pray Leader. Linda ldfaygo@gmail.com

 

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Let God Direct Your New Beginning in 2018

Let God Direct Your New Beginning in 2018

Publication Date: 12/30/2017
Author: Evangelist Rose Watson
When we allow God to close doors from our past, we enable Him to open doors which provide us with our New Beginnings!

“Behold I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” ~~Isaiah 43:19

This New Year, 2018, is a year, which brings about the opportunity for beginning anew; it opens a new day and provides a chance for each one of us to collect ourselves and redirect ourselves.

We now have the privilege of allowing God to close one chapter in our lives, as He opens yet another. However, we must understand that this is a two-fold process. When we allow God to close and open chapters in our lives, we must also allow Him to reveal to us what He has already perfected in us, as well as what He desires to perfect in the new chapter. In other words, He has to show us our progression from the past so we can see where we faltered, where we missed it, and where we prevailed. It is important that we learn how God has guided us and intervened for us in the past, so that we are more familiar with the methods He chooses to direct our present and future paths. He is the only one who can direct us to New Beginnings, because, it is He who has ordered our footsteps (Psalms 37:23).

Moving ahead to a New Beginning, means recognizing and forgoing what impeded us in the past. We need to be able to identify the areas in which we met with obstacles, traps and stumbling blocks so that we can overcome them in the New Year.

An obstacle is a hurdle which challenges us to overcome it, go around it, or remain stymied and perplexed before it…and we cannot move forward! A trap is a snare, which closes in on us, then grips, entangles and immobilizes us…and we cannot move forward! A stumbling block (in this respect) is something placed in our way to trip us, cause us to fall, or lose our footing…and we cannot move forward! We cannot move forward towards that which is new, because we are stagnated in that which is old—our past holds our present hostage, and we cannot move beyond either to our future.

We, in and of ourselves cannot find the way, but in our opening text God declares, “I will make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:19). Wilderness is symbolic of desolation, wandering and testing; and desert symbolizes hopelessness and an inability to produce fruit—God is telling us, that He will make a way through all that ‘stuff’ to bring us to a New Beginning. Not only will God make a way, He will show us the road map, and lead us through it; all we have to do is say “Yes I will follow You Lord, I will keep moving forward as You lead me into a New Beginning!

New Beginning means we get a ‘do over’ for the things we did not quite master; for the things we were afraid to attempt because of lack of confidence and doubt, and the things we just missed altogether or failed to complete.

God says that which impeded you will be no more, And He who was seated on the throne said “Behold I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:5). He gives us the opportunity to boldly declare ‘The past is over!’ We have the privilege and the power to embrace this “New thing” which the Father is doing in our lives. The year 2017 and all of its impediments, disappointments and setbacks is behind us now. It is finished, the Lord, God JEHOVAH says “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth” (Isaiah 43:19). Let us all move ahead, and spring forth to our ‘New Beginning’ in the year 2018.

Evangelist Rose Watson is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana now residing in San Antonio, Texas where she serves as Church Administrator and Prayer Ministry Leader at Victorious Kingdom Living Christian Church. Rose is a writer who has written curriculum for Sunday school and Vacation Bible School as well as short plays and skits for Christian Education and Evangelism. You can contact her at rellen.watson@gmail.com, or rosewatson@ministers.com.

Found in Prayer and Praise Magazine Editor and Publisher Sheila Thomas

 

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Marvelous Manifestation Monday New Year 2018

On this Marvelous Manifestation Monday 2018- As you walk in this New Year on this Marvelous Manifestation Monday the first Monday of 2018 do so with great expectation of new beginnings, new opportunities, blessings , favor, renewal and victory. Know that God is going to do great things through you. May God grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans that line up with His will for you and may we shout for joy over your victory.( Ps 20:6 RSV).

Praise God for His unfamthonable love for you!! Praise Him for daily loading you up with benefits. This is the year of victory and favor for you. Praise Him for the fact that you are still here and looking forward to GREATER in 2018. God is amazing and can “ fix it”, bring you through ,will never leave you ,will help see you through and He listens and answers prayer. Believe and obey His Word. Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Keep praying, pressing forth and pursuing the dreams God has placed in your heart. Don’t be afraid to shine with love and the spirit of excellence.

On this Marvelous Manifestation Monday, praise God for His unfamthonable love for you! What is your expectation for this week, month , and year? Think Big, Do Big and Think Victory! Praise Him for daily loading you up with benefits. This is the year of victory for you. Praise Him for the fact that you are still here and looking forward to GREATER in 2018!! Even if things are not what you want for now, shout for joy with Praise now, because you have a God that can “work it out” by working all things –good ,bad and ugly together for your good (Rom. 8:28-30) if you believe.

New Year Blessings from Linda “The Prayer Leader” ldfaygo@gmail.com

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Joy to the World

Merry Marvelous Manifestation Monday! Joy to the World the Lord has come. Let the earth receive her King!

Christmas Blessings to all and to your families. May your Christmas be a Day of Love. Give the Gift that keeps on giving… LOVE! Give some and Receive some. Wishing you peace, joy, health, and prosperity this holiday season and a  fantastic New Year.

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
During this Holiday Season of joy , celebration and gathering with family and friends(and really all the year) remember those grieving from loss(divorce, death, rejection, failure) and suffering from illness and depression. Have compassion for the poor and lonely. This time of year is often depressing to many. Pray for them and then—- DO. Give a smile, a hug, an encouraging word, a touch, a donation, feed them, give a gift, visit them, and provide support and resources. We are God’s ambassadors (workmanship) created for good works. (Ephesians 2:10) Put hands and feet on your Love and prayers.

Look to the manger and the resurrection to find God’s gifts for you. Love, Life, Faith, Peace, Joy, Power, Favor, VICTORY!

Fervently, Linda Fegins “The Prayer Leader”.

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What Shall I do, Lord? By Song of Joy

“What shall I do? What steps should I take? What moves should I make? Oh, Lord, what shall I do?

About two years ago, the Lord allowed me to become acquainted with a family  which were having hard times.  The mom had become a member of the church body and immediately cried out for “HELP.”  Stop, right there! Judge not that ye be not judged (Matthew 7:1). Well, isn’t that one of the reasons God has established the Church – to help?

Back to the story…The dad was on disability and the mom was unemployed.  They were going through many troublesome situations. There was car trouble, house trouble, furniture trouble, refrigerator trouble, food trouble, clothing trouble, money trouble, etc. Trouble.

 

The Lord placed me in the position to get the car out of the shop, get a refrigerator, find furniture, purchase food, be instrumental in getting a small job and the list could go on and on.  My desires for the family, which were shared with them, were to thank the Lord for making a way for them, husband and children attend Church, and that the wife would stay in fellowship with our church body.  Promises were made, but very few were kept.  In fact, most of the time, there was never any fellowship at the church, unless there was a need or we were giving away things.  The job didn’t last but for a very, very short time.  My desires never came to pass.

 

Request for prayers were being asked, along with money and material items, but when those last two items ceased, the calls became less frequent. Eventfully they stopped.  I had peace because I was a doer of Ephesians 4:32a, “Be ye kind one to another…”

 

But recently, I received a text that said, “Mrs. Turnbough, would you please pray for me.”  Three days later, late that night, another text came asking if I knew of some place to get some food.  It’s the holiday and there was not enough food in the house for the family, and her sister who had just moved in.  She had left her husband and she and the children had no place to go.

I pondered about how to handle this situation. Struggling question began to flood my soul. What shall I do? What steps should I take? What moves should I make? Oh, Lord, what shall I do? Should I get involved again? I had said to myself, “I am not helping them anymore”. 

 

Why go back on my word? They didn’t appreciate it.  Are they just using me again? I don’t want to be foolish and lean on my own understanding.  So, it’s the holiday weekend and she wanted certain food in the house.  Is that my responsibility? Is this a test for me to see if I will listen to my flesh or the Spirit? Or, is this a prayer being answered, that I have prayed to be used by You? Is this Your hand at work and You’re inviting me to see what you are doing? It’s not that I can’t do it – do I want to help? What would you do Jesus? Please guide me Holy Spirit.  I need wisdom.

 

After having these thoughts for an hour or so, I opened my bible and began to read Psalms 47, 48, and I stopped at 49.  It spoke about not trusting in your wealth and when you perish you won’t be taking any of it with you.  I got my answer! Give the family some money for food.  That’s what Jesus would do.

 

Prayer:

Father God, for whatever reason You allowed her to text me, I can’t let you down because of my flesh questioning the whys and why nots of men.  Amen.

 

By the way, a day later, the Holy Spirit whispered to my heart why the text was made to this vessel – I needed a fresh testimony in helping someone who I had said I wasn’t going to help again.  “Someone will follow the “Me” in you because you followed “Me.” You passed the test!”

 

Carol Turnbough is also known as ” Song of Joy”.