Daily Devotional – 4/30/14 “Prayer!”

Our Father in Heaven, you whose name is sweet upon my lips and Holy upon my ears, you who comforts me in my lonely hour, who wipes my tears when no one can, who allows His spirit to abide in me when I can’t find words to say, whose hands can heal me and arms can hold me without touching my flesh, who gives me new mercies every day even when I’m not worthy, who puts life back into this body I sometimes take for granted, who gives me strength to stand when I should have fallen, who gives me joy when I should be sad and depressed, who feeds me when I should be hungry, who protects me when I should be in danger, who uses me when I am just a filthy rag, who guides me even when I don’t follow direction … God; Holy is thy name! Oh God, as I petition your throne right now, I’ve got to thank you for being just who you said you would be. I’ve got to thank you for the folks who look to me for encouragement and for the gift of encouragement that you give me daily to share. God, I must thank you because without you, I am nothing.

Now, Father, I need a specific blessing for your people who are struggling in a battle that’s not even theirs to fight. Someone is still trying to change somebody who is not willing to change themselves. Someone is still tied to somebody who is unequally yoked and it’s killing their spirit. Someone is holding on to some mess from their past and it’s tormenting their present. Someone can’t see the doors that you’ve opened because they are too concerned with the ones that have closed so God, I need you to deliver them now. Someone has been bound with the chains of depression, suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem, low hope, non-existence joy, overbearing guilt or grief, should haves and would haves; God, I need you to destroy them now. Someone is looking at what they’ve been through instead of realizing they’ve been released. Someone has tied themselves to the rock of past mistakes, issues and sickness, the name they used to answer to, the person they used to be and the things they used to do; God, destroy the ropes. Then God, anoint their head and eyes in order to see, understand and accept the change you’re making in them. Strengthen their shoulders and the muscles and bones in their body to handle the weight of the world. Guide their hands and feet so they no longer do the same thing. Anoint their tongue so they no longer talk the same. Anoint their heart so they love better. God, wash them clean so even though their outer appearance doesn’t change, it’ll be evident in their work. Oh, God; do it now. Someone is calling on you to change their situation, their circumstance, to calm their storm, to dry their tears, to remove the hurt, to break down the walls they’ve put up that keeps ruining their relationships and to remove the blinders from their eyes so that they can see the evil that has surrounded them. God, do it now. I decree and declare that on today burdens will be made lighter, heartache and broken spirits will be healed, enemies will be made footstools, backbiters will be changed, finances will be made better, debts will be lowered, sicknesses will be healed, paths will be smoother, strength given to go over obstacles, climb the mountains and swim through the valleys, fake friends will find fake friends, true friends will find true friends, robbers & murderers will be caught, whoremongers will be changed, liars will be delivered, false prophets will be brought down, molesters and rapists will be found, missing children and adults will be brought home, abusive spouses will be held accountable for their actions, wayward children will act right, depression will cease, bullying will be no more, suicides will stop, soldiers will be brought home and our president will be safe and able to lead. God, I speak these things now and I believe they will come to pass because you’ve given me the power to do so. Please, God, continue to allow your gift to manifest within me, continue to guide me so that my walk gets better every day, continue to use me God so that my gift open doors to the many that needs to hear and read your word. I submit this pray to you as if it’s already being answered, in your name, God. 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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