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Apr
29


God’s Word – Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character Proverbs 31:9

The Noble Wife ~ Is Blessed Her Husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value…Proverbs 31:11

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, You are a Holy God; you are a Mighty God! With you ALL things are possible! You created the heavens and the earth, you called everything in existence by name. We love you Lord because you first loved us. Your daughters will rejoice in the victories you bring to our lives, our marriages, our relationships with our children, family and friends. Protect us Father from the evil one. Let us meditate and memorize your word as you Father write it on the tablet of our heart, so that we would not sin against you. We thank you Father for the forgiveness of our sin. Let us forgive others as you have forgiven us. Give us the boldness to run with perseverance so we do not grow weary and lose heart. Teach us to be the wife of noble character as you word defines. Your word teaches us; A wife of noble character is her Husband’s crown, her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. Your daughter will bring her Husband good, not harm, all the days of her life. We ask for godly wisdom as your daughter selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. That wisdom will follow her all the days of her life as she commits all her plans to you Lord. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. We thank you Lord for the gift of Jesus who dwells in us and strengthens us by the power of the Holy Spirit living within. Thank you for establishing the works of our hands to glorify you through faith, hope and love. We love you Father! Thank you for the answers to all our prayers in Jesus name we pray…Amen!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Things to Consider:
•A wife of noble character is her Husband’s Crown
•She is like the merchant ships; bringing food from afar
•She wakes while it is still dark
•She considers financial matters; with her earnings she is fruitful

Feb
10

God’s Word – If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Philippians 2:1-2

Encouragement Shared: … Beloved, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. In your everyday ordinary life-do these things with holy and reverence toward one another with gentleness and respect. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Remember to hold fast to these attributes as describe by God – … These three things remain always-Faith-Hope-Love; the greatest of these is love. God is love-we love because he first loved us. Beloved it is only through the love of God that we can put on the attribute of love. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:12-14 1 Corinthians 13:13; 1John 4; 1 Corinthians 13:8; Colossians 3:17
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Prayer for Our Husband Psalm 73:1-9;22-28
Heavenly Father,
1 Surely God is good to my husband,
to those who are pure in heart.
2 But as for my husband, his feet had almost slipped;
he had nearly lost his foothold.
3 For he envied the arrogant
when he saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 They have no struggles;
their bodies are healthy and strong.
5 They are free from the burdens common to man;
they are not plagued by human ills.
6 Therefore pride is their necklace;
they clothe themselves with violence.
7 From their callous hearts comes iniquity;
the evil conceits of their minds know no limits.
8 They scoff, and speak with malice;
in their arrogance they threaten oppression.
9 Their mouths lay claim to heaven,
and their tongues take possession of the earth.

21 When my husband’s heart was grieved
and his spirit embittered,
22 My husband was senseless and ignorant;
he was a brute beast before you.
23 Yet my husband is always with you;
you hold my husband by his right hand.
24 You guide my husband with your counsel,
and afterward you will take my husband into glory.
25 Whom have we in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing we desire besides you.
26 My husband’s flesh and heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my husband’s heart
and his portion forever.
27 Those who are far from you will perish;
you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
28 But as for my husband and I, it is good to be near God.
We have made you the Sovereign LORD our refuge;
my husband and I will tell of all your deeds.
Thank you Father for giving me the ability to persevere in my troubles
to pray in faith for the victory you give through your deliverance. I will
sing songs of deliverance. You have preserved my life in the midst of my troubles. Thank you Father for keeping my foot from slipping and planting me on solid ground. Thank you for the gift of Jesus! In Jesus name I pray…AMEN!

Feb
07


God’s Word: For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

Encouragement Shared: Beloved, I will thank my God every time I remember you as I pray. In all my prayers for all of you. I will pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, in your diligence to be salt and light unto the world. Praying without ceasing for our marriages; our children; our work and our ministry…remain confident that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians is the book on “Joy”… Joy is a state of being confident through faith knowing God will sustain us in all our troubles and provide for us in all our need.
Beloved my prayer: that our love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that we may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes [ only ]through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1-6; 9-11
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Psalm 86 -A prayer for Our Husband
Heavenly Father,
1Hear, O LORD, and answer my husband,
for I he is poor and needy.
2 Guard my husband’s life, for he will be devoted to you.
You are my husband’s God; Please Father, save your servant
who trusts in you.
3 Have mercy on my, O Lord,
for he calls to you all day long.
4 Bring joy to my husband your servant,
for to you, O Lord,
my Husband will lift up his soul.
5 You are forgiving and good, O Lord,
abounding in love to all who call to you.
6 Hear my husband’s prayer, O LORD;
listen to my husband’s cry for mercy.
7 In the day of his trouble he will call to you,
for you will answer him.
8 Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord;
no deeds can compare with yours.
9 All the nations you have made
will come and worship before you, O Lord;
they will bring glory to your name.
10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds;
you alone are God. Thank you Father for the
Advance answer to all the prayers place before.
Thank you Father for the victories you bring forth.
In Jesus name I pray…AMEN!