Daily Devotional – 12/4/11 “Sunday Prayer”

Our Father which art in Heaven; I come petitioning your throne of mercy today. Lord, I’ve got to first thank you because when I laid down on last night you protected me, my family and my home from the dangers lurking outside and even those that were possibly on the inside. Lord, even though I was too tired to kneel and say my prayers you gave me peaceful rest. When daylight broke you put breath back in my body, you gave my eyes sight, my arms and legs movement, my mind thoughts and strength to get up. When I heard my spouse get up, I was blessed. When I heard the kids moving about, I was blessed once again. When I flipped the switch I had lights, when I turned on the faucet I had warm water, I had food in the refrigerator; oh God, blessings too numerous to count and for that Lord, I just can’t thank you enough. You continue to bless me even when I’m not worthy. Even when I do wrong and sin, as I sometimes do, you still bless me. When I’m too mean to tell you thank you for keeping me, you keep me still. Oh Lord, I can’t make it without you and I’m so thankful that I never have too. When I forget about you in the midst of my busy day, you don’t forget me. When I forget to bow my head before eating, you still give me an appetite. When I forget to pray before bed, you still send rest. When I forget to thank you for my day, you still see me through. Oh Lord, I thank you.

Now Lord, I ask you to bless the person reading this today. I don’t know what they are going through or what they are praising you for, but I thank you for them. Lord, guide their hands to be the best at whatever they choose to do and make them the best person they can be. Lord, send them the answers to the prayers that they are waiting on. Heal their bodies from whatever ails them. Protect their home, job, children, spouse and family. Oh Lord, raise the head of the person who feels defeated today, wipe the tears of the person crying now, comfort the person that’s grieving now. I know that you’re able to do it Lord, because I trust in your word that say you’ll never leave nor forsake us. Lord, you are worthy of all the praise and I will lift my voice to praise you every day.

Thank you for entrusting me with the gifts you allow me to use daily. Lord, I’m praising you in advance for future blessings. I’m storing up my praise for things that are not even in my possession yet but you said if I ask, I’ll receive. I thank you for your word on today. I thank you for giving me what you will have me to say on today. Lord, if one person is touched, if one that use to doubt now believes and if one that sins now repents by your word through this devotional, your work through me is not in vain. Lord I thank you! Bless all on today with the blessings they stand in the need of. I don’t know their concerns, prayers or requests but I know that you’re able to hear them all and after hearing them you can do them! For that I’m grateful.

Thank you for being with me, God, even when I don’t deserve your mercy. Thank you for granting me grace even when I shouldn’t have it. Praise your holy name God! Oh Lord when you shall decide to kiss me to sleep on this side, I shall rest until you call my name to serve eternally with you in the place you’ve prepared for me. God I’ll go for you even if I have to go by myself. I bless your name father for your name is above all names!

This prayer I humbly submit to you on today. Amen

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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