PRAYER RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR by Kim Butts

Perhaps you have already set your New Year’s resolutions in committed stone for this year; however, I encourage you to consider weaving one or more of these powerful prayer resolutions into the mix as you seek to be more like Jesus, the One who lives to intercede for us!Write and meditate on prayer resolutions. Utilize them to help you successfully implement your other resolutions. Only our God can give us the wisdom and strength to successfully carry out the desires expressed through the pledges we make each January:

“Be still, and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10

It has been a “noisy” year for me…perhaps for you as well. What better way to begin my year than spending some time devoted to being still before my Creator and allowing His perfect Presence to become more full and rich within my heart, healing my weary soul and renewing me from the inside out. Take some time to shut out the noise and activity that clamors to take the hectic pace of this year and continue it right into the New Year. Instead, begin listening to His quiet invitation to stillness. Allow yourself opportunities to trade busyness and noise with a listening prayer that offers the opportunity to hear from the great I AM.

“…pray continually…” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Would you like this to be the year when prayer becomes like breathing to you? Take time to invite God into your every thought, word and activity so that the likeness of Jesus can become more fully formed in you. As you pray, consider what the prayer of Christ for you, for others, for circumstances, etc. might be in the moments of life you experience this year.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:18

As we pray for other believers, it is important to seek what is on the heart of God for them. As our teacher, the Holy Spirit has such knowledge and will impress upon us how we should intercede – if we look to Him. Lifting up the needs of those who love Jesus is a privilege and an important way to “pray continually.” Ask God to show you believers who need a touch from Him through your prayers.

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Praying for and giving thanks for “everyone” is not an easy task – especially those we don’t agree with who may be in authority over us. I would suggest making a very personal request of the Father: “Lord, place on my heart a burden to pray for those who need to come to a knowledge of the truth! Show me their faces or place their names before me so that I might be aware of their need for you. Give me great love for all those in authority over me so that we may all live peaceful, quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. I want to please you God my Savior.” After you pray, listen carefully for the prayer assignments God gives to you and be faithful to complete them!

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.” James 1:5-8

There are so many times when wisdom is needed in my life and I have forgotten this amazing promise. I try to “fix” things in my own strength rather than through the wisdom that God wants to generously give me…if I will ask. This promise does come with a condition – I am to believe and not doubt when I ask. My pastor put it this way, “When you ask for wisdom, you must believe that it is on its way.” Sometimes I want wisdom immediately, but there may be things God wants to do in me to get me to the place where I can receive and utilize the wisdom He gives me. In this new year, make a habit of asking the Father for His wisdom and then believe that it is “on its way.”

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16

No one likes confessing sin, which is perhaps why it is so important that we do it. Keeping short accounts with God is vital to our spiritual health and to our work for the sake of the kingdom. If you don’t have an accountability partner, or a spiritual friendship that allows for each of you to confess sins and pray for one another, that would be a transformational life goal for this new year. Ask God to connect you with at least one other person with whom you can share the dark places in order to be healed, allowing your prayers to become powerful and effective for His glory.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…” Psalm 122:6-9

Has there ever been a year in recent history when praying for the peace of Jerusalem has seemed more urgent? The nation close to the heart of God is surrounded by enemies and turmoil. Press in “for the sake of the house of the LORD our God” (v 9).

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Matthew

26:41 I am often tempted by things that I could avoid completely if I was watchful! It is when I am not paying attention that the enemy creeps in to mess with me! It is so easy to say or do something that harms another person or damages my own soul when I am careless about watching what is going on in and around me as I pray.

“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. ” Mark 11:25

“…bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:28

I am convinced that a lack of forgiveness is the root of much sin in life! Saying we forgive someone is very different from actually forgiving from our hearts. The redemptive work of God can only take place when we let go of bitterness, anger and/or a desire for revenge. Prayerfully ask God to show you if you are holding anything against anyone as you begin this year. As you pray blessings over them, He may also show you some tangible ways to bless their lives as well.

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2

Is prayer a delight for you…or a duty that you feel compelled to do as a believer? In this new year, ask the Father to give you an extraordinary love for prayer. Again, we are told to be watchful and thankful as we dedicate our hearts to His plans and purposes expressed through our prayer lives.

As you weave one or more of these prayer resolutions into your life this year, you can be encouraged by this wonderfully encouraging promise from God: For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer…” 1 Peter 3:12

Biography
Kim’s passion is to see God’s people recognize that prayer is a creative, continual moment by moment lifestyle as we align our hearts with the plans and purposes of God for His glory and the sake of His kingdom. Her ministry involves writing, teaching and consulting. She also compiles and edits HPM’s free daily devotional, Connection! and blogs regularly on the HPM website).

Kim graduated from Whitman College with teaching credentials and a BA in Psychology. She has a Masters degree in Spiritual Formation and Leadership from Spring Arbor University.

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Love and Peace to You.

Christmas Blessings and peace to all and to your families from my family. Give the gift of Love like  Jesus. May your Christmas be a Day of Love. Give the Gift that keeps on giving… LOVE! Give some and Receive some. May love and peace reign in your heart.


Wishing you peace, joy, health, and prosperity this holiday season and a fantastic New Year.Prince of Peace because You are in me, I ask that You guard my heart and mind and fill me with Your peace. For it is written that Your peace in not like what the world tries to give. This day I choose to not be troubled or afraid.


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”. LdFaygo@aol.com

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“Think and Oh Give Thanks “

Think and Oh Give Thanks”

It’s the Season of Thankfulness. We should think of the Lord’s goodness and “Oh Give Thanks” unto the Lord. Thankfulness means “to express gratitude. We ought to thank God every day all year long. God’s Word says that, “Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God”. (Colossians 3:17).

I challenge you to stop and think and “oh give thanks” to the Lord. Think about how you can thank God during this month and beginning this week of November 11 through November 15 and throughout this Brag on God: Think and Thank series. Some people confuse praising God with thanking Him. What’s the difference? When we praise God we celebrate Him for who He is. When we thank God, we celebrate Him for what He does. For example we praise God because He is great and He is love. We thank Him for loving us so much that He sent Jesus.

Remember to give thanks unto the Lord for all that He has done. Thank God for his timing and faithfulness in provision. Thank God for His peace. Think about His goodness to you and how He has allowed you to see another day. He has protected you from dangers seen and unseen. He has….

Begin to think and thank the Lord. Think and meditate on his loving kindness to you. Then begin to thank God and brag on Him.

During this season let family and friends know you care and show it ( show and tell-Do). During this Holiday Season of joy , celebration and gathering with family and friends(and really all the year) remember those grieving from lost(divorce, death, rejection, failure). Pray for and remember those who are suffering from illness and depression, the poor and lonely . This time of year is often depressing to some. Pray for them and then—- DO. Give a smile, a hug, an encouraging word, a touch, a donation, feed them,give a gift, a visit, support and provide resources. We are God’s ambassadors created to do good works.

Please mediate on the scripture of thanks daily.

Brag on God : Season of Thankfulness Think and Thank.

Be thankful. #seasonofthankfulness #bragonGod #whatareyouthankfulfor

Day 11 Brag on God -Think of the Lord’s loving kindness to you. Think of His goodness to you. What are you thankful for? Now thank the Lord.

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 107:1

Day 12- Brag on God during this Season of Thankfulness – Think and Thank. Think of how you have sooooo much to be thankful for. Thank the Lord. Tell the Lord what you are thankful for. #Seasonofthankfulness #thinkandthankGod #BragonGod

I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise. Psalm 138 : 1-2

Day 13: Brag on God. Think and Thank. Think of how the Lord worked things out. Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136.1 #thankful #bragonGod.What do you have to be thankful for? This month and everyday praise and thank the Lord for His daily benefits. How many of you know that it was God who “did this or that” for you.? Say thank you

Day 14: Brag on God. Think and Thank. Think of how the Lord daily loadeth us up with benefits. Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136.1 #thankful #bragonGod. This month and everyday praise and thank the Lord for His daily benefits. Remember how God made a way, worked it out for you and protected you from dangers seen and unseen.

Day 15- Be Grateful. Brag on God with a grateful heart. Be grateful, thankful and know, walk and talk like you are blessed.Think about the grace of God in your life. So much to be grateful for (in spite of the violence in this world)

O give thanks unto the Lord! Call upon His name; make known his deeds among the people! (1 Chronicle16:8-10) #BragonGod

Day 16- Brag on God with thanksgiving and praise. Think about His goodness to you. Thank Him for all He has done for you. What are you specifically thankful for? Thank Him for all He has done!

Ephesians 5:20 – Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Day 17- Brag on God and be Grateful. Tell Him how grateful and thankful you are. Think of His grace and greatness. Now let Him know you are grateful.

Walter Hawkins Lyrics from Be Grateful

(Be-e-e-e-e-e Grateful) Grateful

(Be-e-e-e-e-e Grateful) Be Grateful

Because there’s someone else who’s worse off than you

Be Grateful (Be Grateful)

Because there’s someone else who’d love to be in your shoes

Be Grateful ( Be Grateful)

Oh yeah!

My God said he’d never, never forsake you!

Be Grateful (Be Grateful) oh yeah!

God said he would, he would never, never forsake you!

Be Grateful (Be Grateful) oh yeah!

Be Grateful Hallelujah!

Oh! Be Grateful

Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader” ldfaygo@gmail.com copyright 2019

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Think and Thank the Lord for 30 Days of Thanks

November is the Season of Thankfulness. This month November Think and Thank the Lord for his many blessings. Brag on God for 30 days of thanks. Everyday give thanks. Of course we should always give thanks unto the Lord every day of the year. Every Praise is to my God , my Deliverer , my Healer, all of my worship. When you see me dancing.( I love to dance -praising Him ( and in the natural too )……… every Praise is to our God!!! Of course we should have grateful hearts all the time. Giving thanks is remembering what the Lord has done for you and to you , your family and the community. Praise is honoring the Lord for who He is – the Lord of Lords, the everlasting King.

Therefore, we should have thankful hearts for the great things God has done in our lives. In Psalm 107 some verses state:

“ O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever”. Psalm 107:1

“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so” .Psalm 107:2a

“Oh, that men would praise the Lord for His goodness and loving-kindness and His wonderful works to the children of men! Ps. 107:21

“And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and rehearse His deeds with shouts of joy and singing! Ps 107: 22

Accordingly, remember to give thanks unto the Lord for all that He has done. Think about His Goodness to you to you. The Lord has allowed you to see another day. He has protected you from dangers seen and unseen. God has done so much so tell it.

In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”  1 Thessalonians 5:18

Can you remember a time when you did something wrong but it worked out for your good?” Carol, a Christian friend shares her story that one day she was reading from the book “Power of Praise” while driving. She realized this was a NO-NO – reading while driving. She said, “It was like I was drawn to keep reading. When I stopped at the traffic light on 7 Mile and Hubbard on my way to tutor some children at a home school, I was still reading when the light changed and I didn’t take off. There wasn’t anyone behind me so no one blew a horn. I just kept on reading and the next thing I knew a car came speeding by going through the green light. I yelled, “Thank You Jesus!”.

Carol explained,”I still had time to go, but I just sat there through another red light and thanked God. Also, I had to give my heart time to slow down because it was racing a mile a minute.  Just the thought of what might have happened If I had not been reading, “Power of Praise” scared me. l would have been hit”.

Carol remembered to thank God for protection for dangers seen and unseen and for protecting her from her own negligence. She wrote this prayer of Thanksgiving.


A Thankful Prayer

Most grateful Father, thank You for opportunities to be able to give You thanks and praise even when I am not following You according to Your Word. I thank You for being God by Yourself for there is no other God like You. “Oh that men would praise the Lord for His mighty Acts.” I praise You for being a God that never slumbers nor sleeps. Amen by Carol Turnbough

So right now begin to think about the Lord’s goodness and thank the Lord. Think and meditate on his loving kindness to you. Then begin to thank Him and brag on God. Tell the Lord how grateful you are and then tell others about Jesus Christ and His goodness to you. Brag on God.

Here are 3 to 7 Days of my “Thank You” to the Lord.

Day 3 Brag on God. Think and Thank Jesus ( all month long and every day) He is good . Meditate and think on all He has done for you and give thanks.

“And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and rehearse His deeds with shouts of joy and singing! Ps 107: 22

Remember to give thanks unto the Lord for all that He has done. Thank God for His loving kindness to you. Thank Him for his grace, gentleness, greatness. God is good all the time.#Godisgoodallthetime.

Day 4 Brag on God. Praise Him and tell the Lord how thankful you are for Him. Think and Thank. Think of how He came to your rescue time and time again. Give thanks to the Lord all month long.(all the time) #BragonGod #thinkandthank

We are commanded to enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise ( Ps. 100:4). The giving of thanks and praise is the key that opens these gates more quickly than anything else. Try it.

Think and Thank. Praise His name .What are you thankful?

Day 5 Brag on God. It is a Season of Thankfulness-Think and Thank. Think and Thank. First, think of how he has forgiven you, blessed you anyhow in spite of you, worked out situations etc. Second, begin to thank the Lord. He is good . Now say why and give thanks.

“And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and rehearse His deeds with shouts of joy and singing! Ps 107: 22

Remember to give thanks unto the Lord for all that He has done.

#BragonGod #GiveThankstotheLord

Day 6 Brag on God. Think and thank Him in the season of thankfulness. (All this month and everyday throughout the year)

The Lord, God, the Everlasting Father would love to hear from you. Think about how He delivered you from a situation or habit , picked you up out of depression, forgave you for your sins, and blessed you anyway in spite of you. Say thank you and why.

And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and rehearse His deeds with shouts of joy and singing! Psalm 107: 22.

Day 7 Brag on God– Think and Thank. In this Season of Thankfulness, think about how many times the Lord has worked out a situation for you that seemed impossible to do, gave you favor, showed mercy to you, delivered you, forgave you…. Count your blessings. Name them one by one. Give Him thanks all this month and as you should every day.

O give thanks unto the Lord! Call upon His name; make known his deeds among the people! (1 Chronicle 16:8-10)

“The Prayer Leader” Linda Fegins ldfaygo@gmail.com copyright 2012, 2019

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School Prayers for Praying Parents

School Prayers For Praying Parents

Your child, grandchild ,niece etc from Pre-K through college need united school prayers for praying parents, church members and the community for the issues they face at school and on college campuses. School prayers for praying parents united in prayer along with others can transform our schools and deliver them from violence, disorganization, and poor administration. See Days 10 to 17 below for Praying Parents for their children. Read the prior posts for Days 1-9.

Through united school prayers by praying parents that is consistent , God will give us the power, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity to solve the many school problems that plague our city schools and school board. Through prayer the right leaders will arise to enable the community to come together to take productive and strategic action to transform our educational system and our schools.

Accordingly we want to encourage our parents and pray for their strength to meet the needs of their child, grandchildren etc. to prepare them for school and to help with homework. Let us pray and put as I always say “put hands and feet” on those prayers and take strategic action to make a difference in our school systems.



Here is a short prayer for parents written by Moms International Prayer for Moms but is applicable to all guardians, caregivers and family members:

Dear Praying Mom and Dad,

May you know that God’s divine power has given you everything you need for a godly life through your knowledge of Him who called you by His own glory and goodness. From 2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

May our Loving Father bless you as you bring each concern for your child and school to Him in prayer. May you delight in His presence as you draw closer to Him, trusting in His goodness toward you and your family.

Moms in Prayer International

Pray for the school your child attends as you drive your child to school. Pray for a school in your neighborhood. Encourage your children to pray for their school and teachers.

God will surely hear and be pleased at the unity in His Body and for united praying parents.  Through prayer, families, our children’s lives, and our world can be changed.


Praying Parents join with PROJECT PASS-Praying Always for Students and Schools lead by the Intercessory Prayer Ministry of Messiah Baptist Church in Detroit, MI . We want you to provide the name of your child, grandchild, niece, nephew etc and their school/ college (Pre-K through college) We will be praying for them all school year long Last week we sent you Prayer Points for  Students (Day 1 through 9) read prior blog post.

Parents and the community need to unite in prayer in our neighborhoods and on the school grounds to serve as prayer warriors who battle in the spiritual realm for the lives of children and teenagers as they go off to school and colleges for at least a half hour to one hour each day.Through united consistent prayer, God will give us the power, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity to solve the many school problems that plague our city schools and school board.
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Welcome to Days Ten(10) through Day Seventeen(17) of PROJECT PASS: Praying Always for Students and Schools ~ September 1-30, 2018.





Daily Prayer Points for praying parents are as follows: PROJECT PASS-Praying Always for Students and Schools Back to School Prayer Campaign
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Day 10- Grace-
Pray that your children will grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ; that each student will hear of and accept God’s forgiving grace and learn of God’s great love and provision for them. Pray that God’s grace will reflect in their behavior at school and in their desire to learn and gain knowledge in the classroom. (2 Peter 3:18)

Day 11-  Desire to learn-
Pray that your child will have a desire to learn, develop a love of learning and desire to be a life-long learner. Pray that he/she will be motivated to do their very best academically. Father, I pray that _______(name children) will be motivated to seek wisdom and gain understanding from the school books and his/her teachers.(Proverbs 4:7)

Day 12- Learning
Pray that your children will be serious minded and work hard to acquire both secular and spiritual knowledge. Pray that the Lord will bless ______ with clarity as he/she studies. Pray that the Lord help him/her to be diligent in doing his/her homework and school/college assignments. May _____ avoid procrastination and may he/she do his/her work as unto the Lord. (2 Timothy 2:15)

Day 13- An Excellent Spirit-
Pray that your child will be confident in his/her abilities as a student. Pray, Father I ask that you give my child(ren) knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom that _________(name child(ren) may be excellent in all his/her school work and activities and in her/his college courses and class papers and projects.( Daniel 1:17, 5:14).

Day 14- Help with Learning Issues-
Lord you are a very present help in a time of trouble. , I pray that any learning issues or learning disabilities of a student will be brought to light and overcome by the right help from teachers, parents and counselors. Lord, I pray that students that are struggling with their studies will be encouraged and their minds strengthened. May they not feel shame or worthless. (Psalm 46:1)

Day 15- Excellent Education
Pray that with parents, teachers, and administrators working together that the educational system will provide your child(ren) _______ and all students with sound training and an excellent education to equip each student to meet the challenges of life. Pray that students will acquire character, knowledge, and skills to become godly productive citizens in a global economy and will fulfill their God given purpose in life. (See 1 Tim 4:8)

Day 16 – Integrity

Pray that those students who tend to be overcome with pressure to get good grades, will not compromise right values and fall into cheating. Pray for those who have challenges with their studies not to cheat as well. Ask God to strengthen the character of your child(ren)________ to do what is right, to overcome the temptation that comes to him/her in every situation at school and in the community. Pray that your child(ren) will walk in integrity. (Prov. 11:3; Prov. 10:9)

Day 17 – School Systems

Pray: Father, we bring before You the _______ school system(s) and all educational systems and the teachers, principals, school boards, and administrators who are in positions of authority within the school systems(s). We pray for skillful men and women full of godly wisdom to oversee the school system(s) to provide the right learning environment, and that will overthrow detrimental business and educational practices and will execute sound educational practices that are fair and just for all students no matter their economic status or race. We plead the blood over the school systems and schools and declare they are free from the way of evil and free from evil persons in authority and corrupting influences. (See Proverbs 2:10-12, 21-22; Proverbs 18:10;2 Corinthians 2:14)

#PROJECTPASSPrayingAlwaysforStudentsandSchools #Back2SchoolPrayers

Add your child’s, grandchild, nephew, niece name and school/college here:

Action Plan:

1. Join us in praying for our school age children, youth and college students this month. Write the name of your child, teen, and college student, age, and the name of their school and college.

2. Pray daily for our children for salvation, protection, academics and more. Follow the daily prayer focus.

3. Adopt a school to pray for in your neighborhood or in any place throughout your city. Pray for the school of your child ‘s school or colleg

Pray fervently, “The Prayer Leader”, Linda D. Fegins  copyright 2017, 2018, 2019

     

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Back 2 School Prayer:Project PASS

Back 2 School Prayers: Project PASS by Linda Fegins

Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children” (Lam. 2:19)

We begin Project PASS Praying Always for Students and School on September 1 and started the prayer points for Days 1-5 in the blog post earlier this week. Please encourage others to pray along with you for our children. Let’s unite in praying Back 2 School Prayers and follow the prayer points for Day 5-9 of Project PASS below.

We need to consistently pray united back to school prayers for the protection of our children, parents, teachers, the school board and the entire school system. PROJECT PASS-Praying Always for Students and Schools want to partner with you so we can unite in praying for our children, teen and young adults. Through prayer, families, our children’s lives, and our world can be changed. God will show us how to use the power that believers have within through the power of the Holy Spirit to transform our schools and deliver them from violence, disorganization, and poor administration. Through united consistent prayer, God will give us the power, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity to solve the many school problems that plague our city schools and school board. Through prayer the right leaders will arise to enable the community to come together to take productive and strategic action to transform our educational system and our schools.

Here is a short prayer for protection. If you read Day 1-5 prayers we prayed for the protection of children, for teachers, peer relationships and wisdom. Review those prayers too in our previous post on September 1, 2019

Prayer of Protection

Lord in the name of Jesus be a very present help to my son/ daughter__________________ (state their name) as he/she goes out to play, goes to school, walks on the school ground and sits in the classroom , attends college and faces the challenges and responsibilities in our society.

Lord build a hedge of protection all around the school building, playground, bathrooms, classroom and hide them under the protection of your wings as in Psalm 91 in the name of Jesus.

Lord in the name of Jesus we pray that you cover my children and the children and youth around the world through the blood and “stay the hand of violence against the children and staff of the school. Dismantle any plan to bring harm to them. Expose any weapon brought on the school premises and render it harmless”fn.1.

Keep our home safe from all fear and dispatch your angles to protect my children at school, on campus, on the playground, on the bus and walking home from school. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Join  PROJECT PASS-PRAYING ALWAYS FOR STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS~ September 1-30, 2019.
Join PROJECT PASS – Praying Always for Students and Schools  for our month-long prayer campaign for all students from pre-K to college and other educational institutions and schools. We will pray all year long for your student and their schools.  State your child’s name, school, college, and age and we will pray for you. You can send them to me at the email below and/or you can also add your child’s name and school/college for the lives of children, teens and college students attending schools and colleges around the world. Let’s begin to cry out to the Lord for the students, teachers, educators, and school staff in our communities. Cry out today “Lord bless our schools”, See Lam 2:19 and then also specifically and scripturally pray daily.

Pray for the school your child attends as you drive your child to school. Pray for a school in your neighborhood. Encourage your children to pray for their school and teachers.

PROJECT PASS –Praying Always for Students and Schools will daily provide you with prayers for your child . Below are prayers for four days that you can pray for each day or pray each of them daily. Please submit your child’s name and school.

Day 6- Intimacy with God
Draw my children in a personal relationship with You that they may taste your goodness and long for you. Let them know you will watch over them at school and that they are not alone at school when mother and father cannot be there. ( Ps. 27:8 ;34:8; John 14:16-17).

Day 7- Obedience and respect
Lord I pray that my child shall walk in obedience to me as a parent and will be obedient and respectful to his/her teacher, principal and to authority. I pray that he/she will obey the classroom and school rules and procedures. Lord grant my child____________ a wise and obedient heart that will appropriately obey You, me, school authorities and lawful authorities that it may be well with my child.

Day 8- Self-control
Pray that your child will learn self-control and have the discipline to use it in even the toughest of situations. Even a child (________) is known by his/her acts, whether (or not) what he/she does is pure and right. (Prov 20:11 AMP)

Day 9- Purpose
Pray that God’s plan and purpose will be manifested in the lives of your children at school and in the world; that _______ (name child) will do good works at school and in the community. Pray that the learning abilities, skills, and talents will be recognized and nurtured by teachers, administrators, and parents. (See Micah 6:8; Eph 2:10)

Action Plan:
1. Join us in praying for our school age children, youth and college students this month. Write the name of your child, teen, and college student, age, and the name of their school and college.
2. Pray daily for our children for salvation, protection, academics and more.
3. Adopt a school to pray for in your neighborhood or in any place throughout your city. Pray for the school of your child ‘s school or college.
4. Pray daily- I pray in Jesus’ name that every child and every school throughout the world will be covered in prayer.


Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader”  ldfaygo@gmail copyright 2019, 2019

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Students-Project PASS

Welcome to the First/Second Day of PROJECT PASS: Praying Always for Students and Schools ~ September 1-30, 2019. 
Join us ( Messiah’s Intercessory Prayer Team-Attend our Back to School Rally September 28) for the all year long prayer initiative Project PASS for students and schools with a special kick off for our month-long prayer campaign for all students from pre-K to college and other educational institutions and schools . Add your child’s name and school/college . We will pray for your students all year long. We plan a special project of Project PASS for college students.


Parents and the community need to call for united prayer for the lives of children, teens and college students attending schools and colleges around the world. Let’s begin to cry out to the Lord for the students, teachers and school staff in our communities.
Cry out today “Lord bless our schools”, See Lam 2:19 and then also specifically and scripturally pray daily.
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Action Plan:
1. Join us in praying for our school age children, youth and college students this month. Write the name of your child, teen, and college student, age, and the name of their school and college.

2. Pray daily for our children for salvation, protection, academics and more.
3. Adopt a school to pray for in your neighborhood or in any place throughout your city. Pray for the school of your child ‘s school or college.
4. Pray daily- I pray in Jesus’ name that every child and every school throughout the world will be covered in prayer.
5. Prayer Focus for today Day 1 and Day 2
Day 1- Protection and Spiritually
Lord we pray a hedge of protection of our children, teens and young adults as they return to school grounds and college campuses.( Psalm 91)We pray for a productive school year in a safe environment for our children and youth. Stay the hand of violence, evil and bullying. We pray that your child will understand the Gospel and learn to apply biblical principles to every aspect of life. Lord, lead my/our children to trust in Jesus for his or her eternal salvation so that they can be a light at school, the community and everywhere they go. ( John 3:16, 10:28-29)


Day 2- Relationship to the teacher
Pray that your child will develop a deep respect and appreciation for his/her teacher and will act respectful of all authority figures. Father, may the student, staff, and teachers experience a positive respectful relationship and Your love in profound and authentic ways ( John 13:35)

Day 3- Relationship to peers

Pray that your child will develop a close bond with his peers at school and at college and that he/she will choose friends wisely. Lord provide my children with friends at school and in the community who are supportive and truthful. Keep them from relationships that provide negative peer pressure and would draw them into temptation and away from You. ( Prov 27:5-6; 1 Corn 15:33)

Please add your children names so we can pray for them and their schools and colleges.

Blessing to parents, students, and the community. Prayer fervently, Linda D. Fegins #PROJECTPASSPrayAlwaysforStudentsandSchools LDFaygo@gmail.com

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Praying in the Midst of Mass Shootings by L. Fegins

The evil and senseless mass shooting tragedies of El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio mark the 22 mass killing of 2019 in the U.S., according to the AP/USA Today/Northeastern University mass murder database that tracks homicides where four or more people were killed — not including the offender. The 20 mass killings in the U.S. in 2019 that preceded that weekend claimed 96 lives.

Shootings and killings at our schools , churches and in our community have broken my heart, pricked my heart and raised some controlled righteous anger, as it has others also. Lord have mercy. Pray for the families. How can we pray in the midst of mass shootings?

Call upon the Lord “Lord we need thee and we call upon you”. Psalm 145:18. Then after we pray and continue to pray, arise let us take righteous action to stop and address this evil.

We want to pray proactively  using the Word of God as a source of our prayer. So how can we pray when such senseless tragedies arise? I have prayed, read some articles written by great intercessors such as Sandra Higley and Lani Hinkle , and others and sought God’s Word.

How can we pray in response to the mass shootings in the midst of death, pain, shock and anger? What do we do to address this evil? Sandra Higley and Lani Hinkle in their article “ Praying in the Middle of Senseless Tragedies” copyright 1999 stated:


“When we hear about yet another random act of violence, our first response is usually to pray away the pain or pray that this will never happen again. But how can we pray beyond the fear and shock, beyond the most obvious needs, for the issues of the Kingdom?” Id.

In the wake of evil mass shootings and senseless tragedies that are becoming more and frequent here are prayer points that can lead us to the throne of grace. In the midst of pain , heartbreak and actions that defy human understanding we still must pray and seek the Lord. The following prayer points will serve as a guide for your prayers in the wake of the evil we see.


Praise

Though it is difficult, start with praise. Focus on God’s character.

Praise God that He is sovereign, that He has ultimate control over it all, and that nothing takes Him by surprise (Is. 45:5-7). ( Sandra Higley and Lani Hinkle supra),


Petition/Intercession

Ask God to use this situation to bring unprecedented spiritual openness to people affected by the tragedy, and ask Him to show His face to them.
Ask God to bless the ministry that will be thrust upon the church(es) or community affected by the tragedy. Ask Him to empower them with a powerful witness when they are called upon to speak about or reflect on the situation.
Ask God to stand against the enemy’s attempts to make families experience unresolved anger or guilt over the loss of loved ones.
Ask God to focus the minds of public officials on the need for prayer and to provide people who will continue to pray for the situation.
Ask God to equip leaders who will be called upon to mentor and minister to people in the aftermath of tragedy (Heb. 13:20-21).
Ask God—for yourself and others—for a passion and love for Christ that drives out fear (1 Jn. 4:18).( Sandra Higley and and Lani Hinkle)

Thanksgiving

Thank God that the enemy has made a tactical error since persecution/trial has always strengthened the Church, and that God will use for good what Satan has intended for harm (Gen. 50:20-21).
Thank God for the people who will be drawn to seek God’s face because the overwhelming nature of the tragedy leaves them nowhere else to turn (Jon. 2:1-9).
Thank God for a vivid reminder of your own mortality and vulnerability, asking Him to prepare your heart and spirit for a faithful response when you are faced with tragedy personally.
In the case of martyrs: thank God for the blood of martyred victims, whose number will reveal God’s ultimate glory (see Rev. 6:9). (Sandra Higley and and Lani Hinkle)

Furthermore, pray as follows:

1. Pray for God’s peace and comfort to fall upon all affected. (Pray Psalm 86:17)

2. Pray that this trend of school and church shootings would cease, via the power of God and wisdom of police and security experts. (Pray Psalm 11:5)

3. Pray that American politicians would unite in the midst of this tragedy and work together to lead a safer country instead of fighting and blaming. Pray that politicians would not seek to destroy their “political enemies” in the heat of this proverbial summer. (Pray Psalm 32:3-4)

4. Pray that Christians would respond to this in compassionate ways instead of using this event to merely push opinions of gun control. (Pray Psalm 116:5)

5. Pray for a sweeping revival to come to America. We must come back to God. (Pray Psalm 9:9) (5 Ways Christians Should Pray Following a Mass Shooting Dr. Jeremy Roberts, Pastor)

Fervently pray,
Linda Fegins “The Prayer Leader”copyright August 2019
ldfaygo@gmail.com

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Marvelous Miraculous Manifestation Monday

Most people dread Mondays. I encourage you to have a new attitude about Monday’s. I love Mondays. I call it Marvelous Miraculous Manifestation Monday. Why celebrate Monday?I see Monday as a new day of opportunities for the week and a new start for you this week.

It’s Marvelous MIRACULOUS Manifestation Monday. On this Marvelous Monday, praise God for His unfathomable love for you!! Praise Him for daily loading you up with benefits. Know that God is your Provider . Expect Victory. Expect a burst of overflow. God specializes in things that seem impossible. “For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37:ESV. 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.

Remember to seek the Lord daily and to pray without ceasing 1 Thess 5:17.

So this Marvelous Monday take heed of this Word and remember Christ is praying for you and making intercession for you and others.

David Chotka from his book quotes the scripture below and writes below as follows: The Living Christ is praying for you now: “Consequently he is able for all time to save those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25, RSV).

A primary reason Jesus lives is to pray—for you, for me, for everyone who calls on His name. R. A. Torrey sees this as the motive to pray: “I know of nothing that has so impressed me with a sense of the importance of praying at all seasons, being much and constantly in prayer, as the thought that that is the principal occupation at present of my risen Lord. I want to have fellowship with Him, and to that end I have asked the Father whatever else He may make me, to make me at all events an intercessor, to make me a man who knows how to pray, and who spends much time in prayer.”

Jesus, I am in awe of the fact that You live to intercede for me!  Help me to join in Your ministry by being a faithful intercessor.  Give me a deep desire to spend time seeking Your face on behalf of people and situations around me and across the world. 

–Adapted from Power Praying (Hearing Jesus’ Spirit by Praying Jesus’ Prayer)by David Chotka. This resource is available

Linda Fegins “The Prayer Leader” ldfaygo@gmail.com August 2019

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Encourage and Reflect on Father’s Day

“Encourage one another and build each other up” 1 Thess 5:11

And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, Malachi 4:6

Father’s Day does not get the same overwhelming celebration as Mother’s Day. Fathers have an important role in the family and in the lives of their children. This month as we celebrate Father’s Day let’s honor reflect and encourage the father figures in our lives. Pray for fathers, who may not be perfect, but who love their children, train their children, protect their children and have good relationships with their children. I challenge you to share positive comments and reflections about the father, father figures, grandfathers, uncles, mentors and committed men in your life. Please share your story and comments.

Whether we’re celebrating our dads, stepdads, brothers, sons or other father figures in our lives, these men need to hear what a difference their lives and love makes.1 Thessalonians 5:11 CSB reminds us to “encourage one another and build each other up,” and Father’s Day is a chance for us build up the men in our lives.. Lift those dads up; celebrate their unique calling; remind them how much they’re appreciated every single day. This Father’s Day we can pray for the special men in our lives spend time with them and remember those who are no longer here.

Reflection

Fathers can be protective strong and stern, yet heartfelt and gentle. Let’s share precious stories so that we can encourage them. A couple of years ago on Radio station 1200 AM in the city of Detroit, John Mason, of Mason in the Afternoon, was asking for positive reflections and comments about one’s father, grandfather or a father figure. One reflection, by a man who called into the radio station to comment, touched my heart. He stated that his father taught him many things by his actions. He said he learned how to be a father and the protector of his family from his father. “When I was about 7 years old I went “trick or treating” on Halloween with some friends”, said the caller. “ A bigger boy stole our bags. All I could remember was seeing a flash go by and jump the fence. Next thing I knew I had my Halloween bag back. It was my father who jumped that fence. He had been watching and covering me all the time”. That story brought tears to my eyes because the actions of the father symbolized the love the heavenly Father has for us in that he watches over us and protects us. For the now grown caller it taught him how to watch over his family. Another gentleman called in and stated he “learned how to respect women because of how he saw his father respect and treat his mother”.

Prayer

We should pray for others. Prayer is a simple gift we can pray for the men in your life anytime and anywhere. Pray for their strength and guidance , spiritual growth , protection and health. Thank God for that father , grandfather or uncle’s presence in your life. Pray for grace and encouragement in their brokenness and in their daily lives.

A Prayer:

Lord in the name of Jesus, we thank you for fathers who love, train, provide for and protect their children. We pray that fathers will look to God as their ultimate spiritual father of their household, serving and caring for their children and families; Lord may absentee fathers change their mindset and lifestyles to nurture a relationship with their children. We pray that the Lord will turn the hearts of the father toward their children and the hearts of the children toward their fathers. Malachi 4:6. Lord may our children see the godly character of the heavenly Father in the lives of their dads.We pray for single fathers who are raising their children without a spouse to share the love and responsibility for their upbringing. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

You can also pray for:

-Salvation

-Strength and Spiritual Growth
-Men would seek God and honor His faithfulness, wisdom and truth
-For fathers identity to be centered in Christ-like servant leadership
-For vision in their lives that would serve family and serve and advance God’s purpose
-To be the honorable priest and leaders of their homes
-We call fathers back to their children to love, nurture and teach them.
-That fathers will look to God as the ultimate spiritual head of their homes.
-That absentee fathers would change their lifestyle to nurture their children and wives
That children will see the character of the heavenly Father in the lives of their dads.
-Fatherless children- that loving and nurturing father figures and mentors will arise in their live
-Men’s Health- June is Men’s National Health month pray that fathers and men will obtain prostate cancer and other physical examinations.
-Boys who need father figures ; may they find mentors and father figures.

Remembering:

Honor the memory of fathers who have passed on.. Proverbs 10:7 CSB says: “The memory of the righteous is blessed.” Spend time reflecting on the legacy your father left-how did they honor or show the love of God? What did they teach you about life, and how can we pass that wisdom along to others.

Jeanette Johnson’s father has been dead for many years but she talks about her father frequently with love and respect. Her honor and respect for his wisdom radiates from her heart for this man who only had a third grade education, but was full of wisdom , strength, and integrity who provided for his children and adored his wife and owned land and property and feed neighbors who were poor. When she speaks of him you can hear and feel the respect and honor she has for him.

Again I challenge you to share and leave your positive comment and reflections about your father, grandfather, stepdad or father figure. Share the color of the loving, positive, supportive relationship you had with the father figure in your life.

Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader copyright2019 LDFaygo@gmail.com

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