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From My Diary – 17/01/2015

I watched a movie yesterday (which I had actually seen before). It got to a point when a boy in the movie who was swimming at a competition died as he got to the finish line. It was his coffin that got decorated with the medal. He never got to hold the prize.

He had gone through serious rigours of training. He had sacrificed. He had prepared for the competition. He had worked so hard for this. His mother was waiting on him to come out of the water a champion. She was screaming, cheering him on and he made it to the end. He however didn’t come out alive. His testimony was told by someone else.

My spirit was inspired to pray. To pray that
I shall witness the glory of my shining.
That I will not be missing at the time of my honour.
That I shall not labour in vain.
That I shall not sow for another to reap.
That I shall not become a bad news.
That I my rightful place shall not be taken from me.
That my testimony shall break forth.

Are you praying the same for yourself?

Prayers For Our Children

Dear Lord, we thank you for the gift of children in our homes. Thanks for the privilege to be entrusted with such marvellous treasures. They are Yours.

Dear Lord, we pray this day for every child, draw them to yourself. Help them to revere and worshipfully fear You (Ps. 34:11). Teach them Your way by Yourself. For Your Word says that our children will be taught by The Lord and great shall be their peace (Is. 54:13)

Shield them from every evil all over the world. Blindfold their enemies. They will not be victims of any form of evil circumstance. No enchantment nor divination against them shall stand (Num. 23:23). Renew their strength; bless them with perfect health and a sound mind. Help them grow in wisdom, stature and favour with You and men (Lk. 2:52).

We pray for every child that is bringing sorrow to the parents, Lord, turn their lives around. Let them be sources of joy to them henceforth. Help every one of them that’s going wayward to retrace their steps to you. Every good and perfect gift is from You (James 1:17). Help us as parents to do our part faithfully (Prov. 22:6)

We also use them as point of contact to those waiting on You for gifts of children, please answer them speedily.
Thank You Lord for hearing us in Jesus’ precious Name we pray! Amen!

Prayers For Those Waiting Upon The Lord For Life Partners

Dear Lord, we thank you for the gift of life. Thank you for making us women.

We pray that you will grant unto these ones the bone of their bone and the flesh of their flesh. Let the men you desire in Your heart for them find them out. Connect them Yourself.

Beautify their lives. Prepare them for this noble ministry of marriage Yourself. Equip them with the spirit of excellence. Let them keep You in perspective. Help them have the right attitude and outlook to marriage.

Discard every worldly standard from their minds.

Let every wrong relationship be scattered. Open their eyes to see every little detail they need to take cognisance of.

We come against every plan of the enemy against every godly God-ordained relationship. Provide for everyone of them ready for marriage but finance is a challenge.

Thank you Dear Lord for hearing us, in Jesus’ name.

Prayers For Chibok Girls

Hope we have not forgotten to keep praying for the girls that were kidnapped in Chibok?
Please remember to pray for them again this evening. Continue praying for them please. Don’t let the burden die. These girls shall be released by the power in the name of Jesus. For these girls are engraved on the palms of God even if we people are beginning to forget about them.

God’s promise: Look around you and see, for all your children will come back to you. . .  This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I will give a signal to the godless nations. They will carry your little sons back to you in their arms; they will bring your daughters on their shoulders. . . But the LORD says, “The captives of warriors will be released, and the plunder of tyrants will be retrieved.
For I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children. I will feed your enemies with their own flesh. They will be drunk with rivers of their own blood. All the world will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel.”(Is. 49:18a, 22, 25-26). Find them out for us Dear Lord, we believe in you. With You, nothing shall be impossible.

On Jabez…

The Bible verse that dropped in my heart this morning is this:

And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested (1Chronicles 4:10).

God wants us to call upon Him. He says,

“Call upon me in the day of trouble and I will hear you.”

God is ready to listen to the expression of our pain. Don’t keep quiet about that trouble you are in; talk to God about it. Tell it to Jesus. What a friend we have in Jesus. What needless pain we bear all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer. Instead of switching into depression mode, switch to prayer mode. If God is your God; He’s your father and friend too. Tell Him every tiny little detail of what you’re going through right this moment.

Who do you call out to when trouble comes? Who do you reach out to as your anchor when the storms rage? Like Jabez, call upon GOD and not man. Not your contacts, the long legs and connections that you think you have. God will not share His glory with any man. Do you know who you believe? I know who I believe; I worship the Lord. And He is the Almighty God. All power belongs to Him.

Be specific in your prayers. There’s this prayer in Yoruba that we usually joke with in my house years back; “A t’oro abebe”. The real meaning is ‘we ask and plead’ but we would say ‘We are begging for hand fan’. We would also say that what if angels heard that prayer and decided to give you a hand fan (on a lighter mood).

Anyway, make your requests known unto God in clear terms. Jabez told God what he wanted it. Bless me. . .indeed. Not anyhow blessing. He wanted the real deal. He sought enlargement from God. And asked that the hand of God will be on Him. God’s protection was sure for Him. He asked for deliverance. He asked for what he wanted to become. He wanted to cease being a burden and a source of pain.

. . . And God granted him what he requested.

May God hear us as we call on Him in Jesus’ name. Talk to God. . .

Lord visit us this day, hear our cry oh God, attend to our prayers. We run to You, The Rock that is higher than us with our overwhelmed heart.

Lift every burden.

Heal every broken heart.

Supply every need.

Minister healing to every sick body.

Nullify every spell.

Deliver everyone in bondage.

Revive every weary spirit and soul. . .

In Jesus’ most precious name!

Pray As You Go!

 

 

Don’t miss out on any chance to talk to God and to hear Him talk back to you. Prayer is as simple as that. No one should give excuses of not having enough time to pray. You don’t always have to shout your prayers out. Nothing stops you from praying Pray without ceasing and season. 
 

 

Pray while eating. 
Pray while at work. 
Pray while in the bath/toilet.
Pray while working.
Pray while awaiting your lecturer.
Pray while in the kitchen.
Pray while nursing your baby.
Pray while driving/walking.
Just keep praying!

 

 

 

Pray about everything. God wants to be involved in EVERY aspect of your life. He wants you to fellowship with Him; communicate with Him. Lay everything at the altar of prayer. Stop complaining. Reduce your talk-time and invest in your prayer-time. Pray instead of letting your words stray meaninglessly. 
 

 

Don’t get tired of talking to God about the issues and non-issues of your life. Let praying be a part of you. Soak your spirit, soul and body in prayers to God in the name of Jesus Christ. Keep asking till your joy is full. You’ll surely get paid by God. 
 
OMOSEBI Mary Omolola, PhD
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