Posts Tagged ‘prayers’

Will you be Persistent?

I recently started my 21 day Daniel fast. If you have never tried it, I would encourage you to look into it. I have had a amazing things happen in my life and in the lives of friends and family members that I prayed for. When we fast and pray we see quicker results. Remember God hears all of our prayers and His timing is perfect. But as we will see in scripture even God has to battle the enemy on our behalf. Daniel 10:12-13 “Don’t be afraid, Daniel,” he said to me, “for from the first day that you purposed to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your prayers were heard. I have come because of your prayers. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me for 21 days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me after I had been left there with the kings of Persia. (Daniel 10:11-13 HCSB) You see, Daniel had a terrifying vision and started praying about it constantly. 21 days later, the archangel Gabriel showed up and told Daniel that he was treasured by God and that God’s answer went out immediately – but was detained for 21 days due to spiritual warfare. (Literally angels and demon struggling against one another.). Gabriel told Daniel twice that he was a man treasured by God. Remember God is working according to his time table. But he works in this world and his ministers and angels face real opposition. God is active. God responds. God sends help. But even for God, it can take time! Daniel was beside himself with concern for his people. He was deeply moved and was going without food or comfort for days, nearly a month! God sent an answer on day one! Daniel persisted in prayer for another 20 days!!! And help was on the way with an answer and comfort and hope! But evil forces keep that answer from arriving for 20 days!!!! Think about that. God too works in this fallen world and battles against evil forces. Sometimes he responds immediately and your answer is kept from arriving immediately. Don’t give up. Whatever it is you are waiting on, know that your prayers have been heard and an answer is on the way. But will you persist and choose not to give up? We can miss our blessings, when we become impatient and choose to do things on our own, rather than waiting on God. Stay persistent, stay strong and know that your day of victory is near.
PRAYER: Father God, thank You for treasuring me. Thank You for treasuring those around me. I pray for Your Spirit and Your angels to strengthen and encourage friends around me who seem to be losing their spiritual warfare battles right now. Let them know they are treasured by You, and assure them You are battling on their behalf and Your answer is on its way. Keep assuring me that You’ve sent Your answers to my prayers. I pray that encouragement and constructiveness will spread through Your people, and that small pockets of negativity will be battled and overcome by Your angels, Your Spirit, and Christian maturity. Be blessed my friends.


A Prayer For You

You know most every day I try and put something encouraging on my Face book page. I usually get a few comments, some more than others. However the other day I felt compelled just to write a prayer out for my friends and family. To my surprise, many people responded. It wasn’t anything very special or so I thought. But it was something that they apparently needed. I really think we underestimate the power of prayer. Many of us wonder if our prayers even make a difference. Let me tell you that they absolutely do! Sure He is the God of the universe and can do whatever he wants right? Of course He can. But he did not design creation that way. He chose to co labor with us. That’s why we must pray the Lords will be done.

Even though something may be his will and his desire and timing, it only comes to pass when we pray it into fulfillment. So I felt impressed today to pray for all of you.

Dear Heavenly Father, I come humbly before you and I ask that you bless each and every person reading this. Where there is confusion; I speak clarity. Where there is fear; I speak courage. Father where there is discouragement and despair; I speak hope and strength in you. Father for those that are hurting in body; I speak healing and restoration in Jesus mighty name.

Father we give you all praise, glory and honor this day. Be blessed and encouraged my friends, we are on the verge of breakthrough, but it is going to take all of us praying together to bring it to pass.

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