Daily Devotional – 3/22/13 “Prayer for life!”

Our Father in Heaven,

As I petition your throne this morning I must first thank you. Thank you, God, for breathing life into my body so that I may see this new day. Thank you, God, for giving me a reasonable portion of health, for renewing my strength, for regulating my wandering mind, for uplifting my soul and for refreshing my spirit. Thank you for not treating me like I sometimes treat you and thank you for continuing to forgive the sins I sometimes repent for over and over again. Oh God, I just thank you even for the hell I sometimes go through, the setbacks that don’t take me out, the temptations that don’t ruin my life, the enemies that mean me no good, the sickness that tries to weaken me, the doors that have been closed in my face, the no I sometimes hear and even the obstacles that I have to climb over. Thank you for the bad times because they make me appreciate the good times. Thank you for the good times because they make me strong enough to endure the bad times. Now, God, I need you to touch the person reading this. I don’t know what is going on in their lives but I don’t have to in order to pray for them so I ask that whatever is ailing them, give them the strength and the courage to get through it. For the person struggling with their marriage, help them today. For the person dealing with grief over the death of a love one, comfort them today. For the person whose account is still in the negative even on payday, provide for them today. For the person whose body is racking with pain, heal them on today. For the drug abuser and alcoholic, deliver them on today. For the person who is in an abusive relationship, set them free today. For the person sitting at the bedside of a sick relative, speak to them on today and let them know they are not alone. For the person who cried all last night, dry their tears today. For the person who paced the floor due to heartache, mend their broken heart today. For the sinner who has yet to repent for their bad ways, cover them today. For the backslider who feels too ashamed to come back to you, whisper in their ear that your arms are still open to welcome them back. For the person who is angry over things of the past, release those demons today. For the person waiting on a heart, liver, kidney or whatever kind of transplant they need to live on, be all they need until it’s their healing time. For the child or person being bullied, surround them with your protection and then repair the heart of the one who feels the need to be the bully. For the child or person who is missing now, send them home safely. For the person lying on their bed of affliction, send their healing whether it is on this side or your side. Lord God, I need you to hear this prayer and heal, deliver, set free, release chains, open doors, rain down blessings, restore hope and increase joy. Somebody is calling on you in the midst of their storm, be their strength and light to go on. Do it God like I know you can. Do it God like I know you will. Bless right now. Heal right now. Deliver now! I know that you’re able to do it because you’ve never let me down. Thank you God, in advance, before the blessing comes and even before this prayer is answered. I believe in you and your infinite power because you’ve done it before. I submit this prayer now on the faith that you’ve given me believing that it shall be done.

In your name, I pray. 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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