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People-4-People Employment Assistance Program Receives 2016 Best of Silver Spring Award
Silver Spring Award Program Honors the Achievement
SILVER SPRING May 18, 2016 — People-4-People Employment Assistance Program has been selected for the 2016 Best of Silver Spring Award in the Professional Services category by the Silver Spring Award Program.
Each year, the Silver Spring Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Silver Spring area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Silver Spring Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Silver Spring Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Silver Spring Award Program
The Silver Spring Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Silver Spring area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Silver Spring Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Silver Spring Award Program
PEOPLE-4-PEOPLE EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
30 PRAYERS BEFORE THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – MAY 6, 2016
I must say I was totally thrilled with the Spiritual Encounter at the breakfast. It was not a business as usual breakfast but a manifestation of the Sons of God in His Presence.
Thank you so much for your kindness and allowing my husband and I to attend the event which was amazing. What a way to start the day and be inspired by so many church leaders. I also want to thank you for the love and care you have shown our son Yonas. We as parents were surprised and also inspired . We thank God for all He has accomplished. God bless you
Wow! You described our time in prayeryesterday morning precisely…. it truly was an Upper Room Experience! God was right there at Immanuel’s with each of us and we prayed both corporately and individually for all that is going on in our country, our world and in our
personal lives….. thank you so much for personally inviting me; I am still
filled up from taking part in the breakfast yesterday!
The room was so……anointed and I know God is still smiling!
…the hard work that went into planning this event. Great job!!!
my dear Angela. Such an awesome time. Went beyond my expectation!!!! Thank You Lord Jesus, thank you Angela and team!!! You all were His hand extended and richly blessed everyone who attended. To God be the Glory!!!!love and appreciate you much!!!!!! Pastor Dotty
My deepest gratitude to you and your team. You are amazing. Today was beautifully done.
Thank you, thank you! Dianna
Praise the Lord!!! What a great success!
May I thank you for your kind invitation to the People-4-People National Day of Prayer Breakfast.
It was AWESOME!!!! You did a GREAT job! I appreciated everything about the program, but the young man, representing Generation Z, really touched me.
Amazing time of collective prayer and worship for our community and nation.
I first want to thank you for inviting me and my colleagues to that exstrordinary Prayer Breakfast, I know that God was very pleased with the out pouring of love towards him.
Well the results are in. God showed up and showed out as always! To God be the glory! I want to thank each of you who contributed in some form or fashion to the success of this event. It could not have been done without you! I thank God for bringing like minded people together to lift His name on high!
The Day After the National Day of Prayer – Pray Without Ceasing
First I want to thank God for placing on Immanuel’s Church Pastor Dotty Schmitt’s heart to ask the People-4-People Employment Assistance Program Committee to host the National Day of Prayer Breakfast. As members prayed about it, we realized that the “call” was bigger than just an event. When we said “yes” we knew we wanted to acknowledge and honor God our Creator and cry out to Him to heal our Nation, for He is the One who holds EVERYTHING in His hands. He alone is worthy of our praise!
Not only did we want to cry out to him, but for the past six months, He opened our eyes to the reality and state of America, and the need for the body of Christ to take its rightful place on this earth – to be light in every dark place – A Call to Action! The Breakfast was an “Upper Room” experience – no limits. Cries, praises and worships went up while the anointing of the Holy Spirit came down – given to each a reminder of truth of who we are in Christ Jesus.
May we be a people who realize that the National Day of Prayer is every day! Father God, in the name of Jesus, I cry out to you and pray that yesterday’s experience will not fizzle out like a match, but will be the fire that ignites the hearts of Your people to hear Your voice and do Your will throughout the earth! That there will be armies that will rise up for Your name sake. That You will fill them with love and compassion for one another so not only will they see Your glory, but most importantly, those who live in darkness will know Your truth! Oh Lord, Hear my cry! Love Angela
1 Day until the National Day of Prayer – Pray that People Learn to Love One Another
Love is who we are, for we were made in the image of God, and He is love. It is the greatest gift that has been given to us. When we learn to first love God with our whole heart, soul and mind, and learn to love ourselves and our neighbors, only then we will see the fullness of God throughout the earth!
There are 25 Bible Scriptures on love; I have only listed a few. I pray that we meditate on them day and night. I pray that we not only read them, but live them, that they become every fiber of our being. With the help of God, all things are possible! Amen.
1 John 4:7 – Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
Ephesians 5:25 – Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
1 John 4:8 – Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Luke 6:31 – Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Luke 6:35 – 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
Matthew 6:24 – No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
Matthew 22:37-39 – 37 Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Deuteronomy 11:13-22 – 13 So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today–to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul– 14 then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and oil. 15 I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied. 16 Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them. 17 Then the LORD’s anger will burn against you, and he will shut the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the LORD is giving you. 18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth. 22 If you carefully observe all these commands I am giving you to follow–to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways and to hold fast to him—
Psalm 18:1 – 1 I love you, O LORD, my strength. Love Angela
2 Days until the National Day of Prayer – Prayer for Peace
Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you,”
We are all aware of the tragic cycle of violence in America. As we sort through the complex maze of inner feelings, it is good to know that we are not alone in our struggles or in our hopes. Tragedies and sufferings have occurred since the beginning of time. There have also been passionate voices calling for peace and healing. May we be a people who cry out for peace in America and abroad.
“Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.” Love Angela
Source: Pope Francis Visits Assisi.
Oh God, “Thank you for your presence during the hard and mean days. For then we have you to lean upon. Thank you for your presence during the bright and sunny days, for then we can share that which we have with those who have less. And thank you for your presence during the Holy Days, for then we are able to celebrate you and our families and our friends. For those who have no voice, we ask you to speak. For those who feel unworthy, we ask you to pour your love out in waterfalls of tenderness. For those who live in pain, we ask you to bathe them
in the river of your healing. For those who are lonely, we ask you to keep them company.
For those who are depressed, we ask you to shower upon them the light of hope. Dear Creator of ALL things, You, the borderless sea of substance, we ask you to give to all the world that which we need most—Peace.” Source: Maya Angelo
3 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Prayer for the Lost
Why should we pray for the lost?
Acts 26:18 – To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. 2 Peter 3:9 …not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Luke 19:10 – For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Matthew 9:37-38 – Then said he unto his disciples, the harvest truly [is] plenteous, but the laborers [are] few. 1 Timothy 2:4 – Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1 John 5:14 – And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us.
We should pray for the lost because of God’s cares about those who don’t know him. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” (John 3:17).
1 Timothy 2:3-4 tells us God our Savior wants all men to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth. He is patient, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance; he means all without exception. As a gospel song says, “the vilest offender who truly believes that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.” God loves ALL of His children and wants the lost to be saved through his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus died to provide a way of salvation for the whole human race. “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men” (I Timothy 2:5-6).
“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (II Corinthians 4:4).
We should pray that unbelievers might “escape from the trap of the enemy, who has taken them captive to do his will” (II Timothy 2:26).
“Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son” (John 3:18). – Love Angela
4 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Prayer for the Missing
We ask of you, ALL who are mission safe and sound, let no harm come before they are found.
They are lost from their family and from the ones they love. Oh God hear our cry, return them home, and protect them from all evil. Place your loving arms around them today, guide them safely back home. Give them a sense of hope in the midst of their hopelessness. And heavenly Father, for those who have left this life, bring closure and peace to the families. To You this we pray, Amen. – Love Angela
5 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Prayer for America
Father, once again we are reminded that any security we have as individuals and as a nation comes only from the abiding hope and trust we have in You.
Heavenly Father, we are cut to the heart at the loss of life and damage to peace that we have suffered as a nation. So we come to You and seek Your peace for the families and victims of the horrible tragedies that have occurred all across our nation. We pray for those consumed by worry and fear, and ask for the comforting presence of Your Spirit.
We seek Your peace for the emergency workers, that You would guard their lives as they seek to guard the lives of others. Give them the wisdom they need to perform their duties above and beyond the levels of their training.
And Father, we seek Your peace for our nation and our world. In the midst of our questions and uncertainty, we recognize that the unknown details of this day are already in Your grasp. We know You sent Your Son as the Prince of Peace and even this day falls under His command. Help us to find the strength and comfort we need as a nation to continue to humble ourselves, pray, and seek Your face for a new day in America and a new hope for our world.- Love Angela
6 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Healing between Policemen and African Americans
Oh Lord, I thank You for the privilege of living in a nation governed by the rule of law. For that reason, I pray for all persons involved in the law enforcement that protects our communities.
Please prosper their endeavors. Give them wisdom in crime prevention as well as prosecution. Bring persons of integrity and dedication, who are filled with love and compassion to the force. Grace them to do their jobs efficiently and effectively.
Send Your Holy Spirit upon them, giving them insight and wisdom for justice and righteousness. Grant them Your Divine intervention in finding kidnapped and lost persons. Help them in their searches and rescues, so that more people will be recovered safe and alive.
Oh God, in the Name of Jesus we come against police brutality, excessive force and racial profiling. Heavenly Father, may the policemen who are abusing their authority as law enforcers be filled with compassion and love for their fellow man regardless of the color of their skin. May you break down EVERY barrier that the enemy has built in our society to divide your people. May your children who are called by Your Name receive revelation of Your truth; may You etch on their hearts that You are no respecter of persons, and we were all created equal. May they may know the truth that the truth may set them free.
Heavenly Father, as we go forth, may You grant opportunities of dialogue between our law enforcers and the African American community. May healing take place in Jesus Name. What the enemy set out for evil, in Jesus Name, You oh Lord will turn around for God! Amen. Love Angela
7 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Praying Against the Spirit of Divorce
“Father, I pray that You will deliver your children from self-centeredness. Grant that they will have a servant’s heart (Ephesians 2:3; 2 Timothy 3:2; Matthew 20:28; Philippians2:5-11). Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that You would bind the work of Satan from marriages. He would love nothing more than to destroy marriages and break up the family structure. I ask You to stop His work in their lives and destroy his attacks (John 8:44; Genesis 3:11-13). Lord, I ask You to convict and deal with any unconfessed sin in marriages. Enable them to deal with any sin that is hindering their marriages (1 John 1:9).
Father, I plead for marriages that are on the verge of divorce; May they speak the truth to one another in love. Cause them to honestly share their feelings without being arrogant or spiteful. Through love and honesty, enable them to work through their differences (Ephesians 4:25; 1 John 4:7, 11).
Holy Spirit, I pray that You would create a spirit of forgiveness in hearts of marriages that are on brink of divorce. In the name of Jesus, I plead that they will put away all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and slander, along with every form of malice. In the place of these unglodly feelings, I pray that they would be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven them (Matthew 6:14-15; Ephesians 4:31-32).
Father, I plead that You would bring those who are contemplating divorce into a more intimate relationship with You. Cause them to long for You as the deer longs for water. Grant them a hunger in their soul for You. Create within them a spirit of prayer, especially for each other (Psalm 42:1-2, 63:1; John 17:3; Colossians 4:2). Holy Spirit, I plead that You will convict them about the problems in their marriage. I pray that Your conviction would be deep and sharp. Deliver them from being defensive and self-righteous about the problems in the marriage and Your conviction concerning these things. Grant that they would humbly accept Your conviction and will change as You deal with him or her (John 16:7)
Father, I ask that You would deal with any past problems in their lives that is causing trouble now. Your Word declares that You heal the brokenhearted and that You bind up their wounds. In the name of Jesus, I ask You to be true to Your Word and heal the emotional wounds and baggage that we/they have in our/their lives (Psalm 147:3).
Father, in the name of Jesus and by the power of Your Holy Spirit, I plead that husbands and wives will love one another as Christ loved the church. Cause them to have a sacrificial and serving love toward each other. At the same time, in the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I plead that they will be loving and submissive to one another. Cause them to support and minister to one another (Ephesians 5:22-33). Father, I pray that You would rekindle passion and desire between them. I ask You to bless their relationships and cause them to rejoice in them. I pray that they would be satisfied and exhilarated with one other’s love (Proverbs 5:15-23). Lord Jesus, You have declared that what God has joined together, let no man separate. You have declared the will of the Father. It is the Father’s will for marriages to be for a lifetime. You desire one man to be with one woman for life. This is Your heart’s desire. Because this is Your heart’s desire, I plead with you to save and strengthen marriages. Because this is Your heart’s desire, I ask in the name of Jesus that You will do whatever it takes to protect and defend marriages. O God, do not let sin, Satan, circumstances, or problems separate what You have joined together (Mark 10:2-9).” – Love Angela
Source: Prayer Close Ministries
8 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Pray for Victims of Domestic Violence
Prayer for Safety…
O Lord of Hosts, restore us. If Your face shine upon us, then we shall be safe. (Psalm 80:4)
Hear our prayer, O Lord, rouse Your power and come. We are in the dark, with no light to lead our way. We stumble and fall without Your beacon of peace to guide us.
O Lord of Hosts, restore us. If Your face shine upon us, then we shall be safe.
Lord, we beseech You to show yourself. Come to our aid, guide us in our despair, assist us to break free of the violence in our hearts, homes and communities.
O Lord of Hosts, restore us. If Your face shine upon us, then we shall be safe.
Prayer After an Experience of Violence…
I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. (Matt 5:43)
Lord, I come to You wounded and in pain; violence has been done to me. I am in need of healing; of Your gentle touch, Your tender voice and compassionate heart, Help me to transform my pain into new life.
Give me the strength and courage to live life vigorously again and to not be afraid of stranger or friend. Turn my despair into hope, my hate into love and my anger into joy.
Let me seek to be reconciled with those who have caused me harm. Help me to forgive, as You forgave. Help me to love my enemies and pray for those who have persecuted me. Bring justice and peace to the lives of those who have done me harm. Let them see Your face and feel the warmth of Your love so that they may never injure another.
Lord we pray for Your mercy and compassion, We live in troubled times, and the answers to our problems are not simple or easy. Send Your Spirit upon us to strengthen our resolve to root out the violence, hate, and fear in our lives. Replace it with Your forbearance and love. Create in us hearts of courage, grace us with the ability to stand against the violence of our day: the violence in ourselves, our homes, streets and communities. In your name we pray, Amen.
Prayer for Children/Youth…
This day Lord, guide all Your young people, those among us who are most impressionable and vulnerable. Give to them the warmth, care and nurturance that young life deserves and needs. Hold close to Your heart the young people who daily struggle because of a home environment that is not life-giving and supportive. Most especially, remember the children and youth who are without parents, those in foster care and those incarcerated.
Inspire these children and youth with your Word; assist them so that they may believe in Your Good News and the Kingdom in their midst. Create in them hearts of love, compassion, mercy and forgiveness that they may become agents of justice, peace and hope in their families, neighborhoods and communities.
Lord we pray for Your mercy and compassion, We live in troubled times, and the answers to our problems are not simple or easy. Send Your Spirit upon us to strengthen our resolve to root out the violence, hate, and fear in our lives. Replace it with Your forbearance and love. Create in us hearts of courage, grace us with the ability to stand against the violence of our day: the violence in ourselves, our homes, streets and communities. In your name we pray, Amen.
Prayers of the Faithful…
For all victims of crime, abuse and sexual harassment – for the elderly who feel imprisoned, for the youth on the streets, for children who are victimized. We Pray…
For all those who commit acts of violence; from those who speak harsh words in anger, to those who hate others who are different from themselves, to those who take the life of another. We Pray…
For our youth who experience violence from their peers, strangers and family members in their schools, neighborhoods and homes. We Pray…
For each of us gathered here today, that we may learn to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God. We Pray…
For parents, and all those who nurture and guide our young; that they may be models of peace, teaching our young people by their good example how to resolve convict without harm, how to care for and respect all life , and how to reach out to others in love. We Pray… – Love Angela
Source: NFCYM Stand Against Violence
10 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Pray for Those Who Hurt Us
“When Jesus calls us to love our enemies, we might wonder what that really means in practice. Surely, we’re not to get all warm and fuzzy when we think about those who seek to hurt us. That’s our culture’s view of romantic love, not the kind of robust, challenging love envisioned by Jesus, a love that is more about action than about feelings. But what sorts of action embody a love for our enemies?
Jesus gives several specific examples in Luke 6:27-36. In verse 28, for example, he says: “Bless those who curse you.” To bless, in this instance, means to speak well of someone or to speak kindly to that person. Perhaps there is someone in your place of work who is spreading false rumors about you in order to advance above you. How will you respond? According to Jesus, not by retaliating. Rather, you are to love this “enemy” by speaking well of him, even when his back is turned. Or, when you see her, you should address her politely and graciously.
Jesus adds, “Pray for those who hurt you.” There is nothing wrong with asking the Lord to get them to stay their hand. But praying for them involves asking good for them, seeking the Lord’s presence in their lives and transformation of their hearts.
Prayer of this sort may sound easy enough in the abstract, but when you are really praying for real enemies, it can feel counterintuitive and even offensive. In the week following the attacks of 9/11/2001, Irvine Presbyterian Church joined thousands of other churches across our nation in hosting a special prayer service. We poured out our grief to the Lord. We asked him to comfort the families of those who had died. We prayed for firefighters and police officers, many who were risking their lives in the wreckage of the World Trade Center.
And we prayed for our enemies, for those who had planned the attacks and were no doubt plotting further harm to the United States. I was responsible for this particular prayer, and I labored over it for hours. What I wanted to say was, “Lord, wipe them out. Destroy them,” but I sensed that this was not what Jesus meant when he taught us to pray for our enemies. So, I did pray that those who had planned the attacks would be brought to justice, knowing that is was consistent with God’s will. But I also prayed that God would touch their hearts, bringing them to repentance. I asked that he would reveal his love and grace to them, so that their lives might be transformed.
As I prayed this way, I could sense the tension in the room. It was almost as if I had uttered profanity in my prayer. Nobody stormed out in anger. And, near as I can recall, nobody even sent me a nasty email. I did have a few people comment on my “bold prayer.” For me, praying for our enemies that day was truly one of the hardest things I ever have had to do as a pastor. It was an act of sheer obedience.
I’ve said it before. Loving our enemies is not easy. Nor is it easy to bless them or to pray for them. But this is the way of Jesus.
QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER REFLECTION: Have you ever blessed someone who was speaking poorly of you? How did it feel? What happened inside of you when you did this? Have you ever prayed for those who hurt you? Are there people in your life right now who are seeking to harm you, for whom you need to pray? What keeps you from praying for your enemies? What helps you to do it?
PRAYER: Dear Lord, you know how hard it is to do what you ask in this verse. You know because you did it. You blessed those who cursed you, even as you suffered in agony on the cross. You asked the Father to forgive those who were torturing you to death.
And you ask me to imitate you in this behavior. I must confess that part of me just doesn’t want to do this. I want to ignore your command, Lord. I want to pretend as if it’s not really for me. Yet your word is clear.
Help me to bless those who curse me and pray for my enemies. Yes, I ask for the grace to pray for global enemies, for those who would continue to want to hurt me and my fellow citizens. But I also ask you to help me pray for the “little enemies” in my life, for people at work who get under my fingernails, for the politicians whose views drive me crazy, for the check-out clerk who didn’t even say “thank you.” May my heart be trained so that my first instinct when someone wrongs me is to lay that person before you in prayer.
Today, Lord, I also want to pray for my brothers and sisters who are confronting enemies who do far more than curse. I pray for those who are facing harassment, torture, and even the possibility of martyrdom because of their faith. Yes, I continue to pray for their deliverance, for justice and protection. But I also pray that you will give them the supernatural ability to love as you call us all to love, even to pray for those who hurt them.
I pray in the name of Jesus, who lived what he commanded. Amen.” Love Angela
Source: The High Calling
11 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Say a Prayer of Healing for the Sick
“During his earthly ministry, the Lord Jesus said many healing prayers, miraculously causing the sick to recover. Today he continues to pour out his healing balm. Is there someone you know in need of God’s touch? Lift them up to the Great Physician, the Lord Jesus Christ, with this prayer for healing.
The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness. (NIV)
Dear Lord of Mercy and Father of Comfort,
You are the One I turn to for help in moments of weakness and times of need. I ask you to be with your servant in this illness. Psalm 107:20 says that you send out your Word and heal. So then, please send your healing Word to your servant. In the name of Jesus, drive out all infirmity and sickness from his body.
Dear Lord, I ask you to turn this weakness into strength, suffering into compassion, sorrow into joy, and pain into comfort for others. May your servant trust in your goodness and hope in your faithfulness, even in the middle of this suffering. Let him be filled with patience and joy in your presence as he waits for your healing touch.
Please restore your servant to full health, dear Father. Remove all fear and doubt from his heart by the power of your Holy Spirit, and may you, Lord, be glorified through his life.
As you heal and renew your servant, Lord, may he bless and praise you.
All of this I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Love Angea – Source: About Religion
12 Days Until the National Day of Praye – Praying For The Children
Acts 19:20………I thank you Father that Your Word prevails over our children.
Isa 54:13………..That they are taught of the Lord and continue to be
Prov 13:1………. the fruit of godly instruction and correction.
Isa 54:13………..Great is their peace and undisturbed composure.
Prov 2:6………… Father, give us counsel and wisdom in bringing up our children.
1Pet 1:14………. I say they are obedient, not conforming to the things of the flesh,
1Pet 1:15………. but holy, in all conduct.
1Pet 2:2……….. desiring the pure milk of the Word that they may grow thereby.
Jas 1:19…………That they are swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Heb 13:5………. Their conduct is without covetousness,
Heb 13:5………. and they are content with what they have.
Heb 13:16……… They do not forget to do what is right and to share.
2Pet 3:18………. I pray that they grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord,
1Thes 4:1……… and abound more and more in how they should walk and please You.
1Pet 5:5……….. That they submit to their elders, and to one another,
1Pet 5:5……….. being clothed with humility.
1Pet 5:7……….. That they cast their cares upon You, Father, for You care for them.
Jas 1:22…………I thank You that they are doers of the Word, and not hearers only,
Ph’m 1:6………..effectively sharing their faith.
2Tim 1:7 ……….not having a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.
2Tim 1:9………..Father, You have saved them and called them with a holy calling,
2Tim 1:9 ……….not according to works, but according to Your own purpose.
2Tim 4:18………Deliver them from every evil work and preserve them.
John 10:5 ……..They will by no means follow strangers, not knowing their voices.
2Tim2:22 ………They abide with others who call on the Lord out of a pure heart,
Jas 3:10 ……….and cursing comes not out of their mouth.
1Jn 5:18 ……….Because Jesus keeps them safe, the wicked one does not touch them.
Ps 91:11……….Give Your angels special charge to accompany, defend, preserve
Ps 4:8………….and provide safety for them, day and night.
1Jn 2:5 ………..Because they keep Your Word, Your love is being perfected in them.
1Jn 2:15 ………They do not love the world or the things in the world,
3Jn 1:11……….and they do not imitate what is evil, but what is good.
1Jn 1:7 ………..They walk in the light as You are in the Light,
Jas 4:8 ………..cleansing their hands and purifying their hearts,
2Tim 2:22 …….They follow after righteousness, faith, love, and peace.
Heb 13:18……..They have a good conscience and desire to live honorably,
Prov 3:4 ……….having favor and high esteem with God and man.
13 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Racism, Discrimination and Prejudice
“Oh God, Creator, and Ruler of the land and everything that dwells within it, we praise Your holy name, for there is none like You. You created us each uniquely in Your image and likeness, in all shapes and sizes and complexions. We pray with faith and belief that You will heal the land of the infectious disease of racism, discrimination, and prejudice that targets many even today.
John 13:34 – A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Help us to not participate in any racial acts against our brothers, your children. Clear our minds of all negative thoughts against them, free them of any racial injustice and prejudices that may cause them bondage, break every chain! Remove all separations of skin color in our land. Help us all to live in peace and harmony with one another. Remind us that we are all created equally and we are all children of Your mighty kingdom. Help us to be meek and humble, for those are the ones who will inherit Your earth.
Galatians 3:28 – There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Negative energy and thoughts dealing with racism, discrimination and prejudice will not consume our minds. Purify our hearts, and our tongues to not speak ill against our brothers. All bitterness, resentment, hatred, prejudice, malice, jealousy and pride will flee in Jesus’ name. We will experience Your unconditional love at this very moment and be able to spread it like a wildfire across the nation. Cleanse our minds, bodies and souls as we go out to represent You, Lord, in love’s purest form, in Jesus’ holy precious name we pray, Amen!” Love Angela
Deuteronomy 10:17 – For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.
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14 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Praying for Inmates
“Father of Mercy, the secrets of all hearts are known to you alone. You know who is just and you forgive the unjust. You alone are the Almighty Judge. We are not worthy of judging anyone. Your mercy is enough for sinners. Hear our prayers for those in prison. Give them repentance and let them believe in you. Give them patience and hope in their sufferings, and bring them home again soon. Comfort their near and dear ones. Let them trust in Jesus Christ and live with hope. Amen”
Oh God, who spares us when we deserve punishment have mercy on us; we humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness, to comfort and succor those in prison. Give them a right understanding of themselves and of thy warnings and promises that they may put their confidence in you and you alone.
Relieve the distressed, protect the innocent, and deliver the guilty. And for as much as you and you along can bring light out of darkness, and good out of evil, grant that thou grace may impel the guilty to seek the Redeemer who can free their souls from the chains of sin; and this we humbly ask in Jesus Name our Lord and Savior. Love Angela
15 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Praying for our Economy
“God, our Father, is the source of infinite abundance, and all good things come from Him. He is All Powerful and has pleasure in the prosperity of His servants. He is called Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord who provides. We thank Him for His unfailing love and for being our faithful provider and protector. Let’s intercede for our family, church, city, state, region, country, and nation in accordance to the will of God!
Ask God, in faith, to open up the pipeline of prosperity into our handiwork and into every home, church, mission, ministry, work, business, and place of employment in the name of Jesus!
• Take authority and bind every spirit of financial failure in the name of Jesus. Take authority against poverty and lack, and emotional weariness and confusion.
• Pray for our Father to loose strength and prosperity upon the businessmen and women of your city and state. In the name of Jesus, loose financial blessings upon every employer and entrepreneur that owns or operates a business, whether it is a small storefront or a corporation.
• Petition God to remove anything that seeks to devour our financial stability or tries to hinder a healthy economy from flourishing!
• Render prayer that God would give us a bold, violent faith and fulfill His promises of provision in the storms we are facing. Pray that all thoughts of lack, fear and anxiety be removed, and that we take our eyes off the storm and look steadfastly at Jesus!
• Mediate that every blessing that the enemy has stolen from us be restored. Request God to help us to understand that IF we diligently seek Him and bring our gifts into His storehouse, and walk in His ways, that He will hear us and will open a window of Heaven and pour out a blessing that we will not have room enough to hold.
• Intercede for God to help us to be good stewards of our resources, and let us speak success at everything we do!
• Believe, in prayer, that God will provide, provide, provide! Declare, by faith, this year, a year of abundance in the name of Jesus!” Love Angela
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16 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Praying for the Greedy Heart
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I was going to pray for you to bless me. Then I realized this is a prayer I keep repeating over and over. I see how ugly it is when someone continues to use me and only take from my friendship with nothing to ever give back to nurture the growth of it. I see that I have been doing this to you.
I come to you with a heavy heart. Who am I to be as blessed as I am today? Thank you for the health I do have, the family I enjoy that loves me, and for the food and shelter you have provided. I should be thanking you and praising you for all that you have blessed me with, instead I am focused on what else I DESIRE.
Lord, take these desires out of my heart. They are stopping me from being truly thankful. They are the lusts that will never be fulfilled, because as soon as I get what I want, I only want more of something else. This is a wicked trap, and I have fell into this same one, too many times. Today, I want a new beginning.
Today, I want to just praise you for the ability to see that this is what is stopping my blessing. My greedy heart and thankless ways are getting me nowhere in my goals, and nowhere in my intimacy with you.
In the name of Jesus, I give to you my selfish ways, my greedy heart, my lustful nature, my stubborn ways of doing things and I ask for you to give me just the opposite in return. I need a giving heart, a generous nature, a pliable way of seeing how I can be wrong in the way I go about things, and a heart that is willing to change when I see that I am. In Jesus’ precious name, thank you for all that I have, and all that you are! Amen!” Love Angela
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17 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Praying for our Troops and their Families
“Lord God, Almighty Father, creator of mankind and author of peace, as we are ever mindful of the cost paid for the liberty we possess, we ask you to bless the members of our armed forces. Give them courage, hope and strength. May they ever experience your firm support, gentle love and compassionate healing. Be their power and protector, leading them from darkness to light.
To you be all glory, honor and praise, now and forever.
God of power and might, at every moment and in every place you are near to those who call upon your name in faith. Look upon the spouses and the children of our troops in safekeeping, no matter where the road may lead. Bring them home safely to those who love them. We ask this through Christ our Lord.” Love Angela
18 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Praying for our Nation
Heavenly Father, we pray for our Nation. We come as your children in repentance, asking for forgiveness. Convict and stir the hearts of Your people so that they may restore Your values in families, government and the nation.
May Your Truth prevail throughout our Nation. May You give our government the wisdom of truth. May they not compromise the truth for their own personal gain or for special interest groups. May they consider ALL the people when they make decisions; may their decisions be for the good of all. May they remember America was built on “God We Trust”. May our government meditate on the Words of Jesus.
Your Word says, if we pray for our nation, humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways, You will hear from heaven, forgive our sins and heal our land. (2nd Chronicles 7:14) In Jesus Name We Pray Amen – Love Angela
19 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Praying for the Family
Oh Lord Hear My Cry, Heal Our Naion!
When God created Adam and Eve, he designed them to live in family and populate the earth. Family relationships are important to God. What’s happening to the family?
Statistics reveal that the “marriage breakup rate in America for first marriage is 41% to 50%. The rate of second and third marriages is from 60% to 67% and 73% to 74%, respectively. Reports say that couples with children have a slightly lower rate of breakup as compared to couples without children. Also, children of divorced parents are prone to divorcing 4 times more than the children of couples who are not divorced.”
Family break-ups can be one of the most traumatic events that can happen to a child. Divorce can have a lasting effect on a young person’s life. A child’s emotional and physical wellbeing can be adversely affected by divorce, which can impact many areas of his/her life. Studies have shown children whose parents divorced were more likely to suffer from depression when they grew up than those whose parents had died. In a survey of 2,867 people nationwide aged 25 or older the highest rates of adult depression were found to be among those who grew up in a family affected by divorce, violence or mental illness.
According to Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support there are approximately 13.7 million single parents in the United States today, and those parents are responsible for raising 22 million children.
Father, You knew from the beginning what the family dynamic in America would like today. First, I pray for the children. Lord, heal the children who have taken on woundedness and brokenness as a result of family divorce. Father, heal the hearts of divorced parents, remove the bitterness from their hearts. Heal and reconcile marriages that are contemplating divorce; may they think of You and their children before they make the decision. Fill the hearts and minds of single parents to raise their children knowing You. Rise up an army with Your heart who are willing to speak out on the importance of raising Godly families. Love Angela
20 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Praying for the Homeless
Oh Lord, Hear Our Cry! Heal Our Land!
“There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.” Deuteronomy 15:11
According to data, between 2.3 and 3.5 million people experience homelessness annually in America. Twenty three percent of homeless people are reported as chronically homeless. An estimated 671,888 people experienced homelessness in one night. Measuring homelessness is difficult because of the fluidity of the homeless population.
We are commanded by God to be generous towards the poor and the needy. “ God’s Word says, “there will always be poor people in the land,” because He knew the hearts of His children.
Heavenly Father we pray for our brothers and sisters who are homeless. May we Your children stop looking despondent at the homeless, but as children of the Most High God. May we have love and compassion in the hearts for them. Oh God, may You release from the hands of the wealthy money to help the homeless. May You change their hearts to help the needy in America. Instead of our government cutting budgets that help the poor, may you convict their hearts to add more money.
Forgive us Oh God for not moving out of our comfort zone to help the poor and need. Love Angela
“But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind.” Luke 14:13
21 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Praying for Our Government
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for all people-for kings and all those in authority” (I Timothy 2:1-2, NIV)
May God bless our President and Congress with wisdom in the governing of our Nation, and may He keep President Obama and his family safe. May our country move closer to God, and be kept safe from foreign and domestic threats of terrorism. May we as a Nation seek Godly wisdom and discernment for the improvement and safeguarding of our Nation. Guide our government in truth and light. May our government seek You first in all things; May they not lean on their own understanding.
OH GOD, “HELP THEM TO LEAD AND GOVERN WITH INTEGRITY, AND MAY THEIR INTEGRITY GUIDE AND KEEP THEM ON TRACK.” (1 KINGS 9:4; PROVERBS 11:3A; PSALM 78:72; 1 TIMOTHY 2:1–4) “DIRECT THEIR STEPS ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD— FOR THEIR DECISIONS HAVE A GREAT IMPACT ON OUR LIVES!” (EPHESIANS 5:18B; PSALM 119:105, 133A) “WE KNOW OH GOD THAT YOU AND YOU ALONE MAKE NATIONS GREAT, AND YOU DESTROY THEM; YOU ENLARGE NATIONS, AND LEAD THEM AWAY. YOU TAKE AWAY UNDERSTANDING FROM THE CHIEFS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH AND MAKE THEM WANDER IN A PATHLESS WASTE. THEY GROPE IN THE DARK WITHOUT LIGHT, AND YOU MAKE THEM STAGGER LIKE A DRUNKEN MAN.” JOB 12:23-25
“EVERY KINGDOM DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF IS LAID WASTE, AND NO CITY OR HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF WILL STAND. MATTHEW 12:25 HEAVENLY FATHER MAY YOU CONVICT THE HEARTS OF REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF AMERICA. MAY THEY LEARN NOT TO SPEAK EVIL OF NO ONE, TO AVOID QUARRELING, TO BE GENTLE, AND TO SHOW PERFECT COURTESY TOWARD ALL PEOPLE. TITUS 3:1-2 – LOVE ANGELA
22 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Unemployment
The current unemployment rate in the United States remains at 5.50 percent. The number of people unemployed in the US peaked in October 2009 at 15,352,000. There are now 6,777,000 fewer people unemployed in the country. While the number of people who are unemployed has dropped over the past six years, there are still millions without jobs. College graduates and the 50+ groups are having a hard time finding employment.
God, the Creator of ALL things, You have made us in Your image so that we may find joy in creative work: have mercy on those who are unemployed, and those who are unhappy in their jobs. Oh merciful God, help us build a society where ALL may work and find joy in doing it, for the good of our world and the glory of Your Name.
Father God, we turn to You seeking your divine help and guidance for those who are unemployed and seeking new jobs. Give them Your wisdom and guide their footsteps along the right path that will lead them to the job that’s waiting for them. Place in each of their hearts and mouths the proper words to say when they are on interviews. Give them a job where they can use the gifts and talents that You’ve given them. Grant them favor so they may return to You with praise and thanksgiving, Amen!
And finally heavenly Father, we remember before You those who suffer from anxiety from lack of work. Give them peace that surpasses all understanding: for we know in our trials and tribulations comes transformation for Your glory!
Restore our land oh God! Guide the hearts and minds of the leaders of this land to use our public and private wealth so that all may find suitable and fulfilling employment, and receive just payment for their labor. Guide them so they may make wise decisions that will benefit us ALL. We ask You Lord to touch the hearts of the unemployed so that they remember that they are so, so valuable in Your eyes; In Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior. Amen – Love Angela
23 Days Until the National Day of Prayer – Hunger in America
Why are people malnourished in America, one of the richest countries on earth?
We as Americans typically focus on people in third world countries when it comes to hunger. However, hunger has always existed in America; it is a national problem. Millions do not know where there next meal is coming from or whether they will even eat today. Statistics show that more than one-sixth of Americans don’t have enough food to eat. I ask you, does the “one” American live in your neighborhood?
Today there are over 49.7 million people living in poverty in the United States. The image of hunger differs remarkably from yesterday. According to data, more than half of hungry households have at least one working adult—typically in a full-time job. In these households, thousands of children go to school every morning without breakfast. Some may say, “Little Johnny looks like he could miss a meal or two.” The paradox is many families are buying foods that are “filling” but not nutritious, which contribute to obesity. The other downside is a poor diet opens the door to physical and psychological complexities that may have long term effects.
God “was” the foundation of America; His name is placed on the American dollar – “In God We Trust.” What happened? In 2013, our lawmakers approved legislation that will cut $39 billion in funds over the next decade for food stamp programs. It’s estimated that 3.8 million people will be affected by the decision. Oh God, I cry out that You touch the hearts of our lawmakers and that they realize that hunger is a serious problem in our country—one that directly impacts America and its future prosperity. Fill them with compassion for the poor. For your Word says, “Anyone who oppresses the poor is insulting God who made them. To help the poor is to honor God.”
Father, we know that every day people are dying from hunger. We know that there are people who are making inappropriate choices out of desperation to feed their families and their decisions will cost them their freedom. May you stop them in their tracks and convict their hearts and show them alternative ways to provide food for their families. Father we pray for the families who do the right thing and still can’t put food on the tables. I humbly ask that you make the necessary provisions for them. And finally, we know that there are families who woke this morning with no food in there cupboards or refrigerators. Father, strengthen them through their times of need; give them hope.
May You Oh God, touch, convict and spark in the hearts of those who have more than enough wealth to start a movement to end hunger in America. Place a passion in their hearts for the poor. Your Word says,
“When you help the poor you are lending to the Lord–and he pays wonderful interest on your loan!” “The Christian who is pure and without fault, from God the Father’s point of view, is the one who takes care of orphans and widows, and who remains true to the Lord–not soiled and dirtied by his contacts with the world.” If you give to the poor, your needs will be supplied! But a curse upon those who close their eyes to poverty”. “He who shuts his ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in his own time of need.”
“Dear brothers, what’s the use of saying that you have faith and are Christians if you aren’t proving it by helping others? Will that kind of faith save anyone?” James 2:14 – This statement is applicable to everyone regardless of your religious preference.
24 Days until the National Day of Prayer – Human Trafficking
“Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. Men, women, and children are abducted for all forms of forced labor, including agriculture, domestic service, construction work, and sweatshops, as well as trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation. It also encompasses providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage, or the extraction of organs or tissues, including for surrogacy and ova removal. Human trafficking can occur within a country or trans-nationally.
Human trafficking is a crime against the person because of the violation of the victim’s rights of movement through coercion and because of their commercial exploitation. Human trafficking is the trade in people, and does not necessarily involve the movement of the person from one place to another. Human trafficking represents an estimated $31.6 billion of international trade per annum in 2010. It is thought to be one of the fastest-growing activities of trans-national criminal organizations. The United States of America is principally a transit and destination country for trafficking in persons. It is estimated that 14,500 to 17,500 people, primarily women and children, are trafficked to the U.S. annually.”
Father God I come in intercession for our Nation and abroad. Have mercy on us! Human trafficking is a darkness from the pit of hell. People who feel they have a right to violate others by abducting and exploiting them for money is in darkness, consumed by the enemy. But God, You sent Your Son to free us from every bondage imaginable and who the Son sets free is free indeed! I cry out that you, set the victims and the perpetrators free from this devastating and horrifying bondage!
Lord I pray for the victims, for the ones who are living and dead. I pray for their families who are distraught and feeling hopeless, may they find peace in You. May You give the victims peace, may they not lose hope. May they cry out, turn to, and trust in You Oh God during their times of troubles. And Lord, I cry in humility that You answer their prayers.
May You Oh God rise up an army of tens of thousands who have a boldness, passion and fearlessness beyond measure to counterattack the plans of the enemy. May you give Your army Godly wisdom, knowledge and understanding to set the captives free. May you restore the victims who have been and will be set free to wholeness and place forgiveness in their hearts toward their enemies.
Spirit of the Living God, I pray that You go before the next victims and make a way out of no way for them. That You make the crooked places straight so that they will escape the hands of their enemies.
Oh God have mercy on us! Forgive us! While we, Your people, have been consumed with self and acquiring stuff, we have overlooked what’s most valuable to You – Your people. Jesus said, “give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s”. Love Angela
25 Days until the National Day of Prayer – The Legalization of Marijuana in the Nation’s Capital
Born and raised in Washington, DC, my heart dropped when I heard the people of Washington, DC and Maryland voted to legalize marijuana. I began to reflect on when I was a child living in Washington, DC. Every Sunday my parents would take my sisters and me for a drive through the City. I would see liquor stores on just about every corner in the African American communities and in the most vulnerable neighborhoods. Yet when we drove through more affluent neighborhoods, they were far and few. My question is: will these marijuana shops pop up on every corner in African American communities and in the most vulnerable neighborhoods in DC?
As I reflected on this question, God reminded me that this is the same drug that our government poured millions of our tax dollars in to create awareness campaigns on the consequences and the effects it has on the brain. Now, the government has allowed the “people” to say “yes” to its legalization at the expense of human lives. We can see how MONEY carries more VALUE than human lives. We also will see the rippling effects it will have on our economy, from preying on the most vulnerable to an increase in rehab facilities and more.
My heart is for the young people who don’t have a clue about the effects of drugs; when they hear that marijuana is legal, they believe it’s okay to use it. Even though young people aren’t old enough to purchase the drug, they find ways to buy addictive drugs. Did you know young people are walking into convenient stores and buying designer drugs like K2 and Spice? Our young people think because they are sold in convenient stores they must be okay to use. Several teenagers have died from these drugs.
When we are willing to overlook the negative effects drugs have on the human life for wealth, we are driven by greed. Heavenly Father Your Word speaks on greed: “the greedy man curses and spurns God”; “we did not come with pretext for greed”; “in their greed they will exploit you with false words”; people live for possessions and for the love of money. Greed is idolatry!
Forgive us Oh Lord! Have mercy on us! May you raise up an army who is willing to speak out and stand against the enemy, the deceiver! Love Angela
26 Days until the National Day of Prayer – The Church.
The Church: what does it mean? Is it a building? Not at all! The word Church in the Word of God means the representation of the body of Christ. We are one body in Jesus Christ; we are the Church.
God has given “The Church” authority over the earth. Do we know what this means? Have we taken on ways of the world and forgotten our roots? Do we really know who we are rooted in? Do we attend services on Sundays and blend in to the ways of the world on Monday? Do we reflect Jesus?
God created His children to praise and worship Him. The enemy distracted us by presenting us with things. We took our eyes off of our Creator (the unseen) onto what we could see. Do we really believe that we can bring people to the truth by focusing on self and our own personal gain? Only if the gain is for a greater good!
Father, have mercy on us. You chose us for a purpose: not just for our own personal gain. May we hunger and thirst for Your righteousness, for the things that matter to You. May we be willing to be used by You to transform lives. May we realize that the best use of the gifts You’ve given us is when lives are transformed for Your glory. Love Angela
27 Days until the National Day of Prayer – Violence in our Communities and Schools.
In Memory or Terrence LaGrue
As concerned citizens, we must take a stand and be game changers. It is not enough to murmur and complain about what’s going on in our schools and communities. When we do, we have only added to the situation; our complaining doesn’t resolve anything unless we are talking with people who can make changes.
Many children across America are going to school in fear. They can’t concentrate or excel to their fullest potential for fear that they may be the next victim. Many take on the persona of a bully to protect themselves, and eventually begin to live out the “bully lifestyle.” This type of behavior may have been avoided if….
God has given His children authority over this earth. According to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, a shepherd leaves his flock of 99 sheep in order to find the one which is lost. Are we willing to leave our comfort zone to find and help the one lost sheep?
Should we wait until violence knocks at our front doors, our schools, or in our communities before we take a stand? Let me say that violence has already infiltrated our homes through the media, smartphones, games, and through what our children are exposed to in their neighborhoods and schools.
There have been several shootings that have occurred in affluent schools and communities in our country. Parents and teachers never saw it coming. While we as parents sometimes say, “no not my child,” remember we have limited access to what goes on in your children’s minds. Why must we wait until it happens to our child or someone we know to do something? As Hillary Clinton said, “It takes a village to raise a child.”
If we as parents and leaders of this generation are not willing to address the violence that’s occurring in our schools and communities today head on, we will continue to see the situation escalate. We are currently seeing and experiencing the aftermath and ramifications of violence exponentially across the country. Wake up America!
Heavenly Father, I cry out that You! Change the hearts and minds of Your children. Give them a heart of fearlessness and boldness; May they be willing to go after the lost in Your love and compassion.
Jesus shared the Parable on the Lost Sheep to the people to let them know the calling on their lives. Oh God, may You touch your children’s heart. May You awaken them to Your “truth.” May they live for something greater than themselves. May they take time to meditate on Your Word so they may discover the calling You have on their lives. Love Angela
28 Days until the National Day of Prayer – Violence in our Communities and Schools.
In Memory or Terrence LaGrue
On Friday, March 20, 2015, Terrence “T” LaGrue was killed in a horrific car accident on BWI Parkway in Maryland. Two armed men in a Lincoln pulled next to him and tried to carjack his Mustang. When Terrence tried to escape, the culprits pursued him and rear-ended his car, sending it off the road, where it rolled over and caught fire. Terrence was trapped and died in the fire.
Terrence was only 19 years old, with a promising future before him. He attended Bowie State University where he was majoring in Social Work. God had given him a passion to help people. He was loved and liked by hundreds; it was evident at his memorial service and funeral. Hundreds came out to “honor” his life. Young people vowed to continue to honor his name. Instead of being angry about the senseless tragedy, redirect the energy to succeed. At the funeral, tens gave their life to Christ. What the enemy set out for evil God turned around for good.
A Town Hall Meeting was also held in “Memory of Terrence “T” LaGrue” in Montgomery County at the Recreation Center to find “How Can We Stop the Violence” in our schools and communities. High school and college students came out and shared great information on what’s happening in their schools and communities. The information was taken to the County officials for answers and action.
This incident America is only one of many intentional tragedies and violent activities that happen every second here and abroad. Oh Lord Heal Our Nation!
Heavenly Father, may you remove the fear from the hearts of parents and leaders in our schools. Father, give them the boldness and courage to take back their households, children, and schools.
Father, I come before you in prayer for the people who feel hopeless. Without hope, people don’t care, and if they don’t care about themselves, they don’t care about what they do to others. Father, I lift up to you gang members, drug dealers, killers, pimps, human traffickers, and terrorists. I lift up the drug user – both illegal and legal, prostitutes, and victims. May You send Your people to intervene and bring them out of darkness into your marvelous light.
Father, I pray that you change the hearts and minds of the media and the entertainment industries. Allow them see the negative impact that they’ve had on our society and on the most vulnerable; Lord God, may you convict and renew their minds. May they start sending uplifting and positive messages to our youth that will inspire them so they may aspire to be and do their best. Oh God forgive them for they no not what they have done to contribute to the darkness we see in America and abroad. Love Angela
29 Days until the National Day of Prayer – Healing the Racial Divide.
For those of us who believe that The Word of God is true, we know that our lineage begins with Adam and Eve. If God took me back in time, along with everyone else, we will all stand before Adam and Eve. I, an American, will stand before them along with my German brothers and sisters, my Ethiopian brothers and sisters and my Jewish brothers and sisters. There is nowhere in the Bible that the Word of God called people by the color of their skin, and yet the term is used by people in and out of the church on a daily basis. We as the children of God have fallen into the traps of the enemy and the ways of this world. May God forgive us and have mercy on our souls!
I challenge the world to taste and see the goodness of the Lord: to lay down your hate, greed, egocentricity, and malicious behavior for the good of all mankind.
God has revealed to me that people believe POWER and MATERIAL STUFF is more important than the human life, and these false substances are one of the main reasons America and the world is in the state that it is.
How did we get to this place to value elements over the human life? How did we get to a place to devalue the human life over perishable stuff? May God forgive us and have mercy on our souls.
Heavenly Father I thank you for your Son. For teaching me what is truly important; for transforming my life and renewing my mind; for placing in me compassion and love for your children, even for my enemies; for giving me a heart to help the needy and the voiceless; for giving me a heart to lay down my life to help others; for showing me how precious Your children are to You; for placing the desire in me to be a world changer; for giving me a boldness for righteousness sake; To You I give all glory and praise! Love Angela
30 Days until the National Day of Prayer. – Thursday, May 7 –
My prayer today is for Healing the Racial Divide.
Today, God placed on my heart to send friends and family a note to pray for our Nation. The enemy is moving swiftly like a thief in the night, devouring everything and everybody that it can get its hands on. But to God be the glory! It is finished by the Blood of the Lamb!
I humbly ask that you agree with me in prayer over the next 30 days that God’s people will humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways, so that He may Heal Our Nation!
Father God, I come before You as Your daughter crying that You heal our land! I cry that You heal the Racial Divide here in America and abroad. That You Oh God will stop the killings of Your people by each other. Oh God You created Your children for something greater than hate for one another because of the color of his/her skins or cultural or religious differences. First we all are one color. There is no such thing as black or white people. Man created this division for his own personal gain.
Father God, as I cry out for your children, police officers and people of color. I pray that the Holy Spirit will go forth and heal the hearts that have been broken and wounded by the world. Heal the hearts of those who are filled with hate by the enemy. May Your Word pierce their hearts and may they come into the knowledge of who You are, who they are in You, and the ultimate call that You have on their lives – to do good not evil. Your Word says, Thy Shall not Kill. Guns and murder have been imposed on Your people who You made in Your image for, once again personal gain. For You are love. You loved us so much that You gave Your only Son. That we may be set free from darkness and live in Your marvelous light.
In the Name of Jesus, Father, send forth Your Holy Spirit and transform and renew the minds of those who live with malice and hatred in their hearts. Transform them and bring them out of darkness so they may know the truth. Have mercy of their souls. May You place in the hearts of Your people who hear and watch this on a daily basis forgiveness for those who have turned what You created for Beauty into Ashes.
I love You Lord with my whole heart, soul and mind! Angela
DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE UNEMPLOYED
Oh Lord, Hear Our Prayer!