Daily Devotional – 9/10/12 “A prayer because it’s Monday, again!”

Our Father in Heaven,
It is me once again, petitioning your throne. God, I know that I don’t always do or say the right things, yet you still listen to my pleas and for that I must first thank you. Thank you, oh God, for giving me a fresh anointing this morning and thank you for giving my eyes sight when you opened them. Thank you for giving my hands, arms, legs and feet power to move and for putting strength in my body when I got up. Thank you for giving me my mind back, better than it was on last night. God, I thank you that I didn’t wake up to find my spouse gone from this world, thank you that I found my children alive and well, thank you that my home was still in working order, that my car was still parked where I put it last night and that no voicemail/text was on my phone delivering bad news. God, I must thank you because even when I was too sleepy to pray on last night, you still kept me well. God I must thank you because when I was too mean to thank you on yesterday, you still gave me back everything I had and more. Oh, what would I do without you? Now, Father, as you listen to my prayer, I ask that you comfort the grieving families now. Wrap your arms around the mother that has to prepare to bury her child, around the children that is about to lay their mother or father to rest, the brother who has to say a final goodbye to his sister or the sister who is saying her final goodbye to her brother. God, give strength to the friend who is standing behind someone who is going through turmoil in their own home today. Bless that person who is looking for a job and yet they can’t see their way because of their tears. Bind that taste for drugs or alcohol that has a hold of that teacher who is standing before a class of students right now. Bind the stronghold of sexual desires on the mind of adults who may be lusting after a child now. Bind the peer pressure that has a child thinking suicide is their only way out. Bind the mouths and hands of the bullies who make living for a child harder than it already is. Bind the wandering mind of the child who needs to focus in class. Bind the social networking that is taking over our children and even some adults. God, this world is in need of your guidance now. Father, I pray for the men, women and children of this world. I pray for the deliverance of the man who finds joy in hurting his wife, for the wife who finds joy in sleeping around, for the children who finds joy in stealing from others and even for those who don’t see the error of their ways when they are being disrespectful. God, right now, I am praying for your deliverance on this mean world. Some young lady is going through hell because she is young and pregnant yet afraid to tell somebody. Some young man has an STD yet he is afraid to tell and still passing it around. Somebody is still driving drunk even after the numerous times you’ve allowed them to make it safely home. Somebody is still shooting crack or heroine in their veins or swallowing prescription pain medicine even after you’ve stopped them from overdosing. God, for that pacing mother now, replace it with praise. For that single mother who can’t seem to make ends meet, replace her crying with shouting through her storm. For the daddy who is doing his best to raise his children with the woman who is making it hard, increase his finances. For the woman or man doing their all, bless everything they touch. For the student who is doing all they can, increase their knowledge. God, I know that sometimes it seems like bills are increasing and money is decreasing but I am asking for a special financial blessing for each one reading this now. I ask because you’ve given me power in my tongue to do so. God, decrease the balance of the electricity bill, credit card balances, student loans, pay day advances, title loans, bank loans, car loans and mortgages. God rain down blessings on those who stand in need on today and although I don’t know every situation, you do, so I ask that you fix it now. Send healing where it is needed. Send love where hate now resides. Send peace in the midst of somebody’s storm. God somebody needs protection in their own home, send it now. God somebody needs deliverance in the midst of them shooting death into their body now in the back of an alley. God do it now! I know that I am just one somebody but I stand in the gap for all those who don’t know how to pray for themselves, for all those who feel like there is no hope and even for those who feel like they can’t go on. Today, I stand for them, God and I am asking all these things as though they are. Do it for me as well as for them. Continue to strengthen me, on this journey, so I can continue to strengthen them. Thank you for hearing my prayer and thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to swell in me because I surely do need Him. God, do these things that I ask in your name because without you there’s no me. Bless, heal and deliver your people now because I am asking in your name. AMEN.

Published by Pastor LaKisha

Lakisha Johnson, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

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