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Apr
29

897197God’s Word 
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
 In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”- 1 Peter 1:3

Encouragement Shared:
 1 Peter 1:3 is the entire theme of The Living Hope of Christ…
The chapter speaks of “The Living Hope of Christ!” Jesus it the anchor of our souls the hope in which we
rejoice in.  He is the lover of our souls that has qualified us for the inheritance of the saints in the Kingdom of light.

Psalm 139 Prayer  for Your daughter

  O LORD, you have searched Your daughter

       and you know her.

  You know when she sits and when she rises;
       you perceive her thoughts from afar.

  You discern Your daughter going out and her lying down;
       you are familiar with all her ways.

  Before a word is on Your daughter’s tongue
       you know it completely, O LORD.

  You hem Your daughter in—behind and before;
       you have laid your hand upon her.

 Such knowledge is too wonderful for her,
       too lofty for her to attain.

 Where can Your daughter   go from your Spirit?
       Where can she flee from your presence?

  If  Your daughter  goes up to the heavens, you are there;
       if she make her bed in the depths, [a] you are there.

  If Your daughter rises on the wings of the dawn,
       if she  settles on the far side of the sea,

  even there your hand will guide her,
       your right hand will hold Your daughter  fast.

  She will say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
       and the light become night around me,”

 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
       the night will shine like the day,
       for darkness is as light to you.

 For you created her inmost being;
       you knit Your daughter together in her mother’s womb.

  Your daughter will praise you because she is fearfully and wonderfully made;
       your works are wonderful, 
       May she  know that full well.

1Your daughter’s frame was not hidden from you
       when she was made in the secret place.
       When she was woven together in the depths of the earth,

 your eyes saw her unformed body.
       All the days ordained for Your daughter  
       were written in your book
       before one of them came to be.

 How precious to [b]   Your daughter  are your thoughts, O God!
       How vast is the sum of them!

 Were she to count them,
       they would outnumber the grains of sand.
       When Your daughter   awakes, 
       she is still with you.

  If only you would slay the wicked, O God!
       Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!

  They speak of you with evil intent;
       your adversaries misuse your name.

  Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD,
       and abhor those who rise up against you?

 I have nothing but hatred for them;
       I count them my enemies.

 Search Your daughter, O God, and know her heart;
       test me and know her anxious thoughts.

 See if there is any offensive way in Your daughter ,
       and lead me in the way everlasting.

Footnotes:

Psalm 139:8 Hebrew Sheol

Psalm 139:17 Or concerning more…

Apr
29

Prayer for Joy in Victory Psalm 21 …
 
 O LORD, the king [Your Daughters] rejoices in your strength.
       How great is his [her] joy in the victories you give!
 You have granted him [Your Daughters Prayers for-her Family and Ministry-] the desire of his [ her]  heart
       and have not withheld the request of his [her] lips.
       Selah
  You welcomed him [her] with rich blessings
       and placed a crown of pure gold on his [her] head.
 He [she] asked you for life, and you gave it to him [Your Daughters] —
       length of days, for ever and ever.
 Through the victories you gave, his [Your Daughters’] glory is great;
       you have bestowed on him [Your Daughters] splendor and majesty.
 Surely you have granted him [her] eternal blessings
       and made him[Your Daughters] glad with the joy of your presence.
 For the king[Your Daughters] trusts in the LORD;
       through the unfailing love of the Most High
       he[Your Daughters] will not be shaken
Verses for Your Daughters- Psalm 103:19-20 NKJV~
 The LORD has established His throne in heaven,
         And His kingdom rules over all.
        
  Bless the LORD, you His angels,
         Who excel in strength, who do His word,
         Heeding the voice of His word.
  Bless the LORD, all you His hosts,
         You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
 Bless the LORD, all His works,
         In all places of His dominion.
        
         Bless the LORD, O my soul!

Thank you Lord!  In Christ Name We Pray for the Victory

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

In Christ Love – Jennifer Pettiford
 
Recommended Reading for Your Daughters: Psalm 103; Isaiah 61

Apr
27

God’s Word  …you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy 1Peter 2:9-10

Encouragement Shared:

Yes sisters we are chosen and of a royal priesthood a holy people belonging to God.  As we reflect in this season of Pentecost, I am going to use this time to reflect on my faith and journey in Christ.  My encouragement to you is for you to do the same.  It is through God’s word we draw near to the Lord.  It is through the word of God the revelations are revealed.  Ephesians chapter one states; We have been sealed and redeemed because we believe in the gospel message- The death burial and resurrection of Christ. 

“… Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, We thank you for the gift of Christ and the sacrifice on Calvary.  Help us to increase our faith as we observe the Pentecost.  Lead us to the cross that is higher than us. We will seek your Holy presence though Christ in us and the power of the Holy Spirit deposited in us when we made Christ the Lord of our life. We will wait for the revelation of your word by the appointed time to empower us through the living word that is Christ.  Thank you Father for your word of hope that equips us for every good work you call us to do in Christ.  In Jesus name we pray…AMEN!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

In Christ Love,

Jennifer Pettiford

Recommended Reading: Ephesians Chapter 1; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11