"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Friday, July 31, 2009

FORGIVE ME...


Rebecca St. James 

"FORGIVE ME"


For all the times I've failed You, Lord Forgive me 
For all the ways I've fallen short Lord, forgive me now 
God, I'm so in need of grace I fall upon my face
 Forgive me 
You see the tears fall down my face
Forgive me 
Take my fear, Lord, take my shame
 Lord, forgive me now 
Purify me, make me new Like only You can do 
Forgive me now 
 Lord, we come to honor You 
We are forgiven. We bring our love and thanks to You. 
We are forgiven now 
 God we praise You for Your grace, 
Before You we are raised, Forgiven 
God we praise You for Your grace, 
Before You we are raised - Forgiven, Forgiven. 

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Since my Weekly Bible Verse from
The Power of Your Love
B.I.B.L.E.
is
1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins,
He is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.

I have chosen this song
and
allowed Rebecca's words to speak me.

IF YOU NEED FORGIVENESS,
RECEIVE...
IF YOU NEED TO FORGIVE,
FORGIVE

If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:14-15

"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17
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Be sure to join Amy @ Signs, Miracles & Wonders
for more of
THEN SINGS MY SOUL SATURDAY

For more, check out my Word Filled Wednesday if you missed FORGIVENALL ... we all need some (just click on it)

Today's Prayer (from PRIME TIME with GOD)
"God, please show me how you want me to use the skills, spiritual gifts, resources you have given me and the relationships you have allowed me to have to prepare for the great harvest You have planned. I pray that I will be a tool in your hands to draw people to you. With that in mind, I ask you to please forgive me of my sins, sins that stand in the way of a closer fellowship with you and that would be a hindrance to my living testimony. Please help me start fresh and new again right now. Thank you and bless you, Lord. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."


TGIF ~ Today God is First

THERE IS POWER IN PRAYER!
Forgive me for saying the following; but even though there is POWER in PRAYER, few are praying or sharing the burdens of one another ... we may just say, "Praying for you" ! Sorry, if this seems harsh, but it looks like other "stuff" is a priority over putting prayer on our blogs!
So I wonder, how many actually are "praying"?
I have seen many prayer needs throughout Blog land ... and
Pray for Me, Pray for Others @ The Rigg's Family are just a few that have had an avenue for anyone to PRAY FOR OTHERS and they do! Also Beloved Mama & Women Taking a Stand!
Please set aside at least one day a week, like today and join in PRAYER for one another! I'm joining the many people that Fearless Friday are lifting to Our LORD in prayer and I know that there are more & even unspoken ones. Some are people I've been praying for, and others are new, some have *buttons but many just really need us to PRAY...I am not adding any of my personal requests to this list for already there are many URGENT ones:
*buttons make updates available to you by just clicking on them, some sites have them.
PRAISING GOD but still more prayers needed for ABBY(currently back in hospital)
"Some Light at the end of this tunnel" for Stellan...recent hospitalization update...
Prayers for Stellan
mother of 10
with cancer
function decreased, in Physical Therapy,
radiation going well
Alleluiabelle & Ron
Hear her heart cries here
Humble As I Go
Laurie @ Women Taking a Stand has such a great prayer list of many needs: Cancer (20), Physical Needs (21), Unsaved Children, Addictions, Military Prayers & Sympathy
Praying for Me, Praying for Others had 23 requests on Weds., July 29th.
21 listed on the side of Beth's blog @ At His Feet ... each day is a prayer request & I agree with Angela WOW is she ever a prayer warrior. Her current post is for Kori & Richard.
Michelle (Riggs) @ The Rigg's Family asked for prayer for Anika and her sweet family to be able to enjoy her 9th birthday before they have to say goodbye to her, ending her battle with leukemia.
Continue to lift Debra Kaye @ Clothed with Scarlet in your prayers. (I really wanted her face here)
Clothed in Scarlet
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I've discovered a great new Widget to help you with your own particular prayers. Many of you may be familiar with Prayer Central, and the Pray It, Say It cards but if you go to their site, you will be so blessed by their many anointed prayers, prayer tools and devotional prayer choices:
"Draw Near" (my favorite), "ABC's of Prayers", "In His Name". They also have Prayer Guard & Baghdad Prayer Patrol. Kathleen Dillard shares each week WOW: Word of the Week. Wayne & Kathleen share in this wonderful ministry!
The new widget is "FETCH A PRAYER". You can go there & try it and get the code. It's now available on The Lighthouse of Prayer, one on the right & the other on the left side bars! Please make use of this prayer tool.
Today's Prayer is for Pastors. Check out the topics (by clicking on the arrow).
You can also JOIN WITH OTHERS praying for...

Join with Others

  • Praying for the Jobless
  • Praying for Prodigals
  • Praying for My City
  • Praying for the Lost
  • Praying for the Troops
  • Praying for Afghanistan
    I really DO realize that many of you are limited in time: time for blogging, time for PRAYER, time for family, etc. but
    TODAY GOD IS FIRST!
    I LOVE EACH OF YOU & PRAY FOR YOU
    as you cross my path
    or
    God brings you to mind.
    When I read your blogs or even your comments, I offer a brief prayer to a long prayer for you, depending on what I read.
    Thank you! TO ALL OF YOU FEARLESS PRAYER INTERCESSORS and WARRIORS!
    Thanks to the heart of Angela for praying for others & hosting this each Friday!
    Together in prayer, there is power, as we enter the Throne of God, we receive His bountiful mercy and grace. Prayer Changes Everything (book by Stormie Omartian)
    I believe this and I believe in praying God's WORD - for
    “They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.” ~ Psalm 112:7-8 NLT
    "Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14 NLT
    Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16
    Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their hard work. For if one of them should fall, the other one can raise his partner up. But how will it be with just the one who falls when there is not another to raise him up? Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
    And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12
    Matthew 18:20
    FOR WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED
    TOGETHER IN MY NAME
    THERE I AM IN THEIR MIDST

    Blessing Over My Household (from FETCH A PRAYER)

    Scripture: Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue for ever in your sight; for you, O Sovereign LORD, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed for ever. -2 Samuel 7:29

    Prayer: Who among the gods is like You, O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? You alone are worthy of all our praise.

    Lord, You are the God who loves to bless, so I come before You now and ask for a mighty blessing on my household this week. Extend Your scepter Lord, and decree a blessing for me.

    May my heart be overwhelmed by Your blessing and mercy. May I be surprised by Your goodness and humbled by Your generosity. Grant me Lord, another reason to testify that You do all things well, and more than we could ever hope or imagine.

    Lord, I lift all the people above to You and ask that You hear their need, attend to them & be at their side. Bring them closer to You, meet them wherever they are today, give them Your Comfort, Peace, Strength, Joy, Mercy & GRACE! Your grace is so aMazing! Each day, people need You & these sweet people above have some very heavy, urgent needs that we join together and lift to Your Throne now.

    Touch their lives & shine Your Loving face upon them. May they sense Your Presence as You fill them today with all power, so that all glory will go to You! Thank You for each one.

    Bless me Lord with a testimony that honors Your name. I give You all glory, honor & praise In Jesus name.

    Another great prayer site is PRAYERS THAT AVAIL MUCH ministries. This was the name of my first book that started me on fire to pray!
    NOTE: THERE IS NO COMMENTS AVAILABLE TODAY...ONLY PRAYERS LIFTED TO THE THRONE PLEASE!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

THANKFUL THURSDAY ~ TRUST

IRIS IS BACK
and will be hosting
starting in August
this week is with sweet LYNN
one more time as hostess at
But Iris chose this and I'd like to share her choice of scripture:
“The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you,
O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.” ~ Psalm 9:9-10
because
I just really felt that her choice goes well with my other post
so I just had to share
The Hunger Site
to read more, please join me at MISSION4MONDAY
LORD...
There is so much for us to bow & give YOU THANKS daily
...from the simple to the complex!
I thank You that I can TRUST in You!
I thank You that I also have Your Word,
in which I can place my TRUST.
I thank You for WATER...
how I treasured the moments back in Minnesota
when I could turn the faucet and have a fresh, clean glass of water
or brush my teeth with clear water
unlike here where I never know if the water will be "brown" or dark
and the water I drink must be bottled
and who knows about whether I will have water for a shower or when
but in this heat, any water is better than no water...
I TRUST in YOU who provides me with
LIVING WATER
I thank You for the air I breathe...
when it is fresh & cool
even if that is from air conditioning
or
after a heavy downpour of rain,
I'M SO THANKFUL
that it isn't as polluted as other places
that
I can inhale & exhale
(I love this quote I recently received & can't share it enough)

"Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling the spirit of God."

Edwin Keith

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So I THANK YOU

FOR

PRAYER

ANSWERED or UNANSWERED

I STILL TRUST YOU

(and Father knows best)!

I THANK YOU

for the privilege of prayer and that I do know Your Name

and this week

I PRAY IN THE NAME of

Jehovah JIREH

from Praying the Names of God by Ann Spangler

"The Hebrew word raah (RA-ah, from which yireh is derived) means “to see.” In this case, it is translated as “provide.” Since God sees the future as well as the past and the present, he is able to anticipate and provide for what is needed. Interestingly the English word “provision” is made up of two Latin words that mean “to see beforehand.” When you pray to Yahweh Yireh, you are praying to the God who sees the situation beforehand and is able to provide for your needs."

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So like Iris,

I am TRUSTING God,

WHO was, is and will be.

for the "seen" and "unseen"

SEEKING HIM FIRST!

JOIN OTHER THANKFUL HEARTS

@

Spiritually Unequal Marriage

Trusting & believing...

In Christ,

Peggy

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Updates added because I received them in my email today

1st) Prayer from PRIME TIME which I felt led to share:

Today's Prayer

Dear God, People can be so mean to one another through their thoughtless words. It has happened to me...and at times I may have caused pain on others through words I've uttered. Please help me to think before I speak. I pray that I will always think of others and their needs, their hurts, their circumstances, even their personalities in the way I speak and respond. I pray that every brother and sister in Christ would speak words of encouragement, exhortation, and the truth in love. If there is a need for confrontation, may it be through following biblical principles that the name of Jesus be lifted up and that you will be glorified through it all. May I never be rude or uncaring and may I never say words that leave that impression. Thank you for helping me and for blessing me. In the name of Jesus I come to you. Amen.

2nd) VERY IMPORTANT

JOIN US to Pray Live for the U.S. Economy all day Thursday, July 30.

Go today towww.presidentialprayerteam.org to participate.

Look for this there & click to write your prayer for our ECONOMY!

Yesterday was the 29th...and our prayers were to FOCUS on "community and the ministries involvement, as well as our government and leaders." I daily receive prayer emails & devotionals from
"Deeper With God"
SO....
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Here's today's for example:
Craving the Best

Some people are good at ignoring the signs of hunger. Sadly, others do so because their circumstances demand it. Either way, hunger pangs are a gift from God that drive you to replenish your body with the nutrients it needs. This is His loving protection and care, meant to keep you strong and healthy.

"Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." - Psalm 34:8

You can also experience spiritual hunger pangs -- the longing for God that can only be satiated by feasting on His Word and by spending satisfying moments in prayer. When you gratify your spiritual appetite with anything besides the Lord, you risk addiction, spiritual disease or worse. Only God satisfies this craving!

As you pray for the nation, ask God to send a churning, stirring hunger into the hearts of the nation's citizens and her leaders -- the kind that will drive them to seek God and desire His will

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I hope that is what you see
this is why I am



To my faithful visitors;
all of you who spend your valuable time here with me
I do appreciate you so much!

Thank you for taking your time to visit!

Love, Sweet blessings & Hugs!

DIOS TE BENDIGA
GOD BLESS YOU

always

Peggy