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In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. – Henry Ward Beecher

What a mighty God you are.  Creator of heaven and earth.  Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the blessed Trinity of the old, the new, and the to comes.  Praise be to God!  Father, Jesus, Spirit I ask today that you lead me as I surrender this day to you.  May your glory shine brightly, may your work be done and may I be a vessel for you to use.  Bless our home, family, community and the leaders.  Bless your church and those you have chosen to lead.  Be with them Father according to your will.  May those who are ill finding healing.  May those who are hungry be fed.  May those who are homeless, depressed and broken find their shelter and strength in you.  Thank you for all the blessings you have allowed me in this life.  You are the Father of nations, yet you are my Father, and look after me as if I were your only child.  Today, may I serve you.  Fill me with the love of your Spirit.  Fill me up, that those may see it is Your love, Your joy, Your peace, Your abundance, Your health that flows from within me and that without you I am nothing.  All glory be yours now and forever.  Jesus, thank you.  Thank you for your love and sacrifice, help me this day to surrender completely and pick up my cross.  Forgive me of my selfish, human, controlling ego.  Forgive me for the absence of love, when love was needed.  Forgive me for not speaking up, when a voice need to be heard.  Forgive me for not writing, not loving, not being compassionate, yet most of all forgive me for leaving You out and missing out on a deeper relationship.  Be with me as I try again today to do my best.  I know my best will never be enough, so I look to you now, for with You, Lord, all things are possible.  God, each day, I hear more cries from your children, more prayers are requested, more help is needed, more feeling lost in this world, help me through your Spirit to know what to pray, what  to say and when to move this day.  It is in Jesus holy name, I thank you for all my yesterdays, for the wonders of today and the beauty of my tomorrows.  Amen, so be it…

John 12: 26  “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.”


What a mighty God we serve.  What a mighty God we serve.  Angels bow before Him,  Heaven and earth adore Him,
What a mighty God we serve. – Hezekiah Walker Lyrics


Good morning God, thank you for this new day.  You are the God of all Creation and I lift my songs to you this morning.  God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, the Blessed Trinity praise be your name.  Thank you for choosing me, so that I can run to you.  You are my Rock, my Salvation, and to you this day I surrender.  Bless my hands that they may serve.  Bless my feet that they may stay on the path You have laid out for me.  Bless my mind that it may be steadfast and true to Your word.  Bless my heart that it may be love, grace and mercy to those I come into contact with today.  Bless my mouth that it may declare Your truth.  Bless my words, thoughts and actions that they may give You glory.  Forgive me, Lord, for my many sins and transgressions.  Forgive me for my weaknesses, my human faults.  May I also forgive as I allow Your grace to flow through me.  Father, be with those I love, those who are ill, those who are in need, those who are lost and bless each one according to Your will.  Keep each one of us strong this day.  Bless us with courage and deliver us from evil.  You are a Mighty God, a Sovereign God, my God and I lift my prayers to you, in Jesus holy name.  In love and light, Amen, So be it…

Luke 9:23  “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me.”

2 Corinthians 9:8 HCSB   “And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.”

Thank you God for this sunny summer day.  As another day begins may I too begin again.  You are an omnipotent God and I lift my praise and worship to you this day.  Father be with me today and bless my family, friends, community and leaders.  Bless your churches.  You know our hearts and our wants; for you are our creator.  May I turn to you this day when decisions arise and for all my needs.  Be with those we love, those we meet and those who are in need.  May today I be your vessel of love, joy, peace and healing.  May I live with your words in my heart, believing with faith that You are in control of all my earthly situations and circumstances.  Forgive me Lord for my sins as I allow your grace to flow through me and forgive others.   God, you are my refuge, my provider, my strength, to You I sing!  Father if it be thy will, please speed up the healing of my body and the healing needed in those around me.  Bless my work, my words and my actions so that they may reflect an example of goodness.  May your grace and mercy be with me.  May your Spirit reside within me.  May your light shine upon me.  Let me be not led into temptation and keep me from evil.  It is in Jesus holy name I thank you and lay my prayer before you.  In love and light, Amen, So be it…

God gives to us a heavenly gift called joy, radically different in quality from any natural joy.  –  Elisabeth Elliot

Thank you God, Holy Trinity for a new sunrise each morning.  You are an awesome God, holy, holy, holy is your name!  Be with me this day as I begin again.  Father, bless my family, my neighborhood, my community, your churches and the leaders that are in place.  Bless us all according to thy will and mercy.  You know each of us, Lord, you know our needs, our desires and each prayer we lift up to you.  This is the day that You, O Lord, have made; I will rejoice and be glad in it knowing that You are my refuge and strength and that all things are provided by You.  Today may you bless my words, thoughts and actions.  May they serve Your highest purpose.  May I have eyes to see the wonders and miracles You send my way.  May I have ears, Father, that I may hear You, your Spirit, your guidance.  Bless those that I run into this day.  Bless those I met yesterday and those I will meet in the future.  I pray God for love, joy, peace and healing to be with all of us.  I pray for your mercy and grace to embrace us.  I pray that through each circumstance or situation that we remember You give us the desires of our hearts when we delight ourselves in you.  Fill us, Father, each one with your joy.  Forgive me Lord for my sins, my transgressions, my unfaithfulness, my human behavior.  As you forgive me, may I also remember to forgive and have mercy on those who trespass against me.  May today I step aside and let your Spirit shine through me that your glory, God, be seen.  Thank you Jesus for saving me, carrying me and holding me.  Help me as I pick up my cross to remember your sacrifice.  It is in your holy name, Jesus, I come before our Father in love and gratitude, Amen, So be it…

Psalm 37:4  Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Luke 19: 9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.  For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

Good morning to you, Lord, on this first day of June!  You know I love the summer, thank you for the sunshine and flowers.  Father God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, the blessed Trinity, thank you for this day.  My mind and heart sing your praises as we begin another day together.  God, thank you for your love, mercy and grace that help me through each day.  May today Father, you bless my family and friends.  May each one, during their experiences and through each circumstances, know that you are there, that they are not alone.  God, bless this community, your churches and the leaders that are in place.  Instill in each one your Spirit of love, joy and peace.  Be with those who are hungry and thirsty.  Be with those who are scared and lost.  Be with those who are sick and captive.  Bless each one with the strength, courage and light that comes from only from you and your words.  You know each of us, our purpose, our hearts and our actions, help each of us to know you better.  Be with me today, let your Spirit shine forth from within.  Shape and mold me into the unique vessel you created me to be.  May I have eyes to see and ears to hear this day, your wonders and messages.  May I demonstrate love, joy, peace and healing to those I come into contact with as I continue this path.  May my words, actions and thoughts be from your blessed Spirit, not from my own acquired knowledge.  May I see you, God, in all things, circumstances and experiences of this day.  May I remember that you, Lord, have plans for me and may I demonstrate patients as I am still, knowing you are a God of your word, a God that will prosper me, give me hope and a future.  God, I am who you say I am, what you need me to be, yet I feel lost, weak, untrained and I look to you for the strength and power to do your will in my work.  May my hands and feet this day serve you as I let go and let You do.  Forgive me this day for my sins and trespasses.  May I also forgive others that trespass against me.  Encircle me in your loving arms, protect me from evil and let me not be led into temptation.  Thank you again for this wonderful, miraculous first day of June.  In Jesus holy name I lift up my praises as I surrender my will and pick up the shield of faith.  Have mercy on me, as you, my Omnipotent God, pour out your grace upon me, in love and light, Amen, So be it…


Psalm 128: 1-2 “Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways!  You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.”


Thank you, thank you, thank you is all I can say.  What an awesome journey to Florida and back.  Thank you Father God, Infinite Spirit and Jesus our Savior, for all the love, joy, peace and healing you provided in our yesterdays.  We thank you for all of your wonders in our todays and we give thanks for your plans of tomorrow.  All glory be to you, our provider, our shelter, our God.  Bless this day as I lift it up to you.  Your will be done as I give up and surrender to your love.  I give this life up, and lift it up so that You, Lord may bless it up according to thy perfect way.  May I have eyes to see this day your works and wonders.  May I have ears to hear your messages in the winds.  I ask for strength Father, mercy and grace as you shape me into your vessel.  Forgive my selfishness, my stubbornness and my disobedience this day and in the days to come, for I am only human and bound for failure.  May I remember this also when I deal with others who have offended me.  My face glows of the joy you have given me.  Please watch over and keep my family safe, warm.  Let your loving arms enfold them in your grace.  Have mercy on each one while your fill each with your love and Spirit.  May your hands be with us, Lord.  Keep us from evil and may we have discernment that may not be led astray, towards temptation.   Bless our communities, our churches and the leaders.  May they, along with me, be blessed with a heart of unconditional love, compassion and fairness.  May our joy in you flow forward as we proceed on our own paths.  It is in Jesus holy name I come before you this day.  In love and light, Amen,  So be it…

Micah 7:  18-19 “Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance?  You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.  You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.”

Thank you God for another day.  Thank you for all the blessings of yesterday and all the wonders  you have in store for today.  Thank you for taking upon yourself, God, my worries and burdens that I  may move through this day in faith, knowing my tomorrow is already prepared (including my trip to FL next week).  You are a mighty Father and awesome provider.  You, Lord, are my refuge.  God, I ask that you bless this community and it’s leaders.  Bless Your churches and those that take forth your messages.  Bless each with the knowledge that you are in control.  Bless each one according to thy will.  Bless them with mercy, grace and a heart filled with peace.  Bless my children and grandchildren, keep them safe, warm and away from evil.  Bless my relationships here on this planet and with You.  Father, I call upon you and all your heavenly Angels for strength and courage this day as You shape me into your vessel of love, joy, peace and healing.  Without you, God, I could not be!  God, help me today to let go of my temper that often swells inside me until it erupts.  Help me to watch my words, thoughts and actions this day that they give  You glory, not sorrow.  When I feel someone has offended me, help me to forgive.  When my “control” issue kicks in, gently remind me, You are in control and I must let go.  God, please have mercy on me, shower me with grace, because this stubborn child will mess up again and again.  Thank you Jesus for being our example and for your enormous sacrifice that I may again, today, start new.  It is in your holy name, Jesus, I come on bended knees this morning asking for guidance though this day.  Thank you God, for listening, answering and providing the way.  In love and light, Amen, So be it…

1 Timothy 2:1-2  –  1I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— 2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

Wow, what an eye opening day you blessed me with Father God.  Hallelujah to our God, praise His holy name.  Your word Lord is like water to my soul.  Thank you for filling me with your Spirit. Thank you for preparing my day.  Thank you for this day’s bread, for yesterdays experiences and for tomorrow’s joy.  Your plans and will be done.  Father I am not sure the next steps, I leave the details up to you.  Yet, you are expanding my knowledge and relationship with you and I am overjoyed with your affection, love, grace and mercy.    Thank you for this time with me and with friends today.  Thank you for providing supper.  Thank you for the help you give, unconditionally.  Forgive me for my selfish, possessive attitude, my “things have to be my way” mind-set.  Forgive this stubborn heart.  Instill in me Lord a heart of  unconditional love, joy, peace and healing.   Be with our families.  Keep us all from evil throughout this day.  May my faith stay strong as. Walk this, journey together.  You, O God are my refuge, my life is in you.  It is in Jesus holy name, in love and light I life up these requests and praises.  I love you, God.  Amen. So be it…  P.S.  Oh yeah, Florida next week, if it be thy will.  Love you.

Ephesians 2:8  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God

Good morning Lord, another beautiful day you’ve laid out before us.  Thank you God for this creation.  Thank you Holy Spirit for filling my heart with joy and my soul with praise for our Everlasting King.  Bless our families, communities, churches and leaders, that your will be done.  Have mercy on each individual circumstance, shower your grace on their lives and fill them with your unconditional love.  Bless us Father with our requests and desires if they align to your will.  Bless our day with all the provisions necessary to continue our journey.  Bless our words, may they be uplifting.  Bless our actions, may they be the actions you need to further your kingdom.  Bless our thoughts, may they be thoughts of peace in this world of chaos.   We lift our voices to you in praise, for the plans you have for us, thank you, thank you.  Forgive us, cleanse us, make us new, as we forgive others.  Thank you Jesus.  We ask for strength and courage to pick up our cross and surrender to your will.  May we have the eyes to see and the ears to hear this day, your message, your calling, your voice.  It is in Jesus holy name we ask you Father to guide our day and keep us from evil.  Thank you for our answered prayers of yesterday, today and our tomorrows as hold to your promises in faith.  In love and light, Amen, So be it…


Psalm 100: 1-3  “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  Know that the Lord is God  It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”

I lift my praises to the God who was, who is and who will always be.  Thank you Father God, Holy Spirit, Jesus our Savior for your many blessings on this land.  Thank you for the teachers, mentors, friends, neighbors and leaders that you have placed here to guide each of us.  Thank you for all that you did yesterday, are doing now and will do in my tomorrows.  Father, be with those we love, keep them safe, bless their lives and open their hearts towards you.  May your grace and mercy flow abundantly in each life.  Lord, bless my works, my words and my thoughts this day that they may reflect a minuet resemblance of your unconditional love.  Shape me, mold me into your vessel of love, joy, peace and healing.  Pour out your Spirit of discernment and hope.  I ask this day for your strength and courage, that my faith not waver, that my feet stay planted on your rock.  You are my refuge, and in you I trust.  Forgive me for my sins and transgressions as I forgive those who trespass against me.  Let me be not let into temptation and deliver me from evil.  In Jesus holy name, I raise my appreciation and prayers.  May your will be done.  In love and light, Amen, So be it…