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The power of prayer- part 2

Hello there! I apologize for the brief silence!!! Occasionally, I like to unplug and have a personal retreat. This is time I use to commune with my father, pouring out my heart and laying still to receive what God has for me for however long I’m led to. I’ve come to learn that without doing this, I run on empty and burn out! 

Anyways, I’m back and excited to share this blog post. So for the past few weeks while pressing in, one of the things I asked my father; was for direction on my next blog post. You see, I like to be led by the Holy Spirit and fully depend on him for everything and not my human understanding! Romans 8:6 says those who think they can do it on their own end up measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it  in real life but those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s spirit is in them.

We’re living in times where folks are struggling through various challenges and going through various life events. Through these phases, there are lots of unknowns and periods of fear, doubt, anxiety, confusion to name a few. So the Lord led me to share these prayer points addressing various issues. Regardless of what challenges you may be facing or life event (be it positive) I dare to say you can’t thrive without prayers. Prayer is the fuel that keeps us going! It refreshes the soul, through prayers we receive direction, perilous attacks are derailed and liberation is received. 

I pray that as many as are opportune to read this post, find at least a prayer point addressing a need and above all I pray that as you avail you self to prayer which is an act of faith of your trust in God; that God Almighty will show up for you in ways only he can and grant you the joy of his salvation. 

PRAYER POINTS

•The earnest expectation of the righteous shall not be cut short. As I wait on you Lord, let there be a performance of your word in my life!

•I seal every loop hole in my life & legal ground given to the enemy as a result of disobedience/sin with the blood of Jesus. I pray that henceforth, it will go well with me as I strive to live in obedience to God’s word. Jeremiah 7:23 NIV

•Lord, I bring to you my worries through prayers with thanksgiving and pray that your peace which transcends all understanding encompass me. Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

•Victory is won through the counsel of many advisers- I pray for the spirit of discernment to seek guidance from the right persons. Psalm 24:6 NIV

•Lord, grant me the grace to think about that which is true, noble, right, pure, admirable & praiseworthy putting into practice all that you have thought me so that your peace will be with me. Philippians 4:8-9 NIV

•The Lord will cause me and my children to flourish in Jesus name. Psalm 115:14

•No longer I will not build in vain nor plant for another to eat. I decree henceforth,  that I shall enjoy the fruit of my labor in Jesus name! Isaiah 65:22

•Every longing of the wicked concerning my life shall be put to nought! Psalm 112:10

•Lord, I pray for the spirit of wisdom and revelation so that I may know you better. Ephesians 1:17 

•Lord, I pray that you enlighten my heart so that I know and understand your calling and purpose for my life.  Ephesians 1:18

•I will not be put to shame because the Lord is my helper. Isaiah 50:7

•I resist every satanic aggression & war against my life, children and family. Isaiah 41:11-14

•As many that rise against me with evil intents shall be disgraced and their plans brought to nothing. Isaiah 41:11-14

•The plans of a man are in his heart but it’s the will of God that prevails- father Lord I pray that your will will always prevail in my life especially when my plans are not in line with your for me. Proverbs 19:21 

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Back to school prayers- Entrusting children unto God

It’s that time of the year again when our kids are going back to school! Some have already began while some are yet to begin. If you are a parent, expectant mum or caregiver to a child(ren) then this is definitely a must read! Regardless of what part of the spectrum you fall into as a parent one of the never ending thoughts you have is that of your kids safety and the desire for them to be successful in all their endeavors. 

No parent ever wants to see any harm befall their child(ren) nor hear any negative news concerning them! However, as much as we strive to do our best in caring for them and ensuring their utmost security, there’s only so much we can do as humans. It is ultimately up to our father who protects,  preserves and ensures success! One essential thing we must do consistently as parents is pray for them!!! 

The Bible says in proverbs 21:30, there is no wisdom, no insight, nor plan that can succeed against the Lord! This simply means, we can do all we know how to but it is only God’s will that will prevail! This is why it is imperative to teach our children to know Christ and always intercede for them much more than every other thing we do to care for and protect them for they are precious in the sight of the Lord.

Personally, as a parent I have to constantly remind myself not to be so overly protective that I forget to always entrust them to the Lord. At the end of the day, I want to be able to say I have pointed them towards the Lord because this is his perfect will for them and that ultimately defines good success! Matthew 19:4 (NIV) says let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. 

Jeremiah 1:5 also says that before God formed me in my mother’s womb and my children in my womb, he knew us and called us by name! This verse is so powerful and always reminds me of God’s redemptive and oh so powerful love for us. Who am I to say, think or act like I know it all or can do more than God if he knew me and my children before we were formed? Oh, the overwhelming never ending reckless love of God!

Always remember this – The prayers we say over our children today are seeds that will manifest in their future.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER POINTS

•Oh Lord, I commit _______(mention his/her name(s))into your hands for you are able to protect and preserve their lives exceedingly & abundantly above all I can ask or think according to your power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20 

•Oh Lord, I pray for your presence to go with my child(ren) in all their ways. Exodus 33:14

•I declare according to your word in Psalm 119:98-100 (MSG) that my child(ren) have more insight than that which the world can give because they meditate on ur statues!

.•Lord help me to train ______(mention their name(s)) in the way they should go, so that when they grow up they will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

•Some things have been made legal but not all are helpful (1 Corinthians 5-6; emphasis on chapter 6:12-18). Lord, help my child(ren) to be able to discern with the power of the Holy Spirit that which is not helpful although legal in Jesus name.

•Oh Lord, guide and instruct my child(ren) (personalize it by putting their names) with your eyes. Psalm 32:8

•I decree in the mighty name of Jesus that I and my children that the Lord has blessed me with are for signs and wonders. Isaiah 8:18.

•Oh Lord, help my children put their trust completely in you. Psalm 36:7-8

•Lord, cause my child(ren) to be of good moral character. Uphold and deliver them from anything, person or evil force that will try to pull them away from you. Psalm 25:21.

•Lord teach my child(ren) to love justice and hate wickedness and distinguish them above their peers. Hebrews 1:9

•Oh Lord, let my child(ren) be light in the darkness in their schools. Let your light shine through them in all their ways that they will attract people to you. Matthew 5:15-16

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What to do during your waiting season

                   

It is hard and painful but soo worth it.
It’s a season of preparation.

Now let me share a testimony during a season in my life. In December 2015, I wrapped up my contract role at an energy company. Like many would imagine, I persistently applied before December and after, but nothing came through. Fast forward to summer 2016, I got an offer surprisingly in another energy company but few days in I stopped as it wasn’t a good fit. The emotions swirled in and for a moment I was downcast, but I was at peace because with all that happened my family was my utmost priority and no amount of money was going to rob me of that.

Shortly afterwards I discovered I was pregnant with my 2nd baby! Hmmm Lord! Yes, I did want another baby, but I also wanted to build my career for a while before trying again as it was almost 1 year in without a job. Having this baby would mean a longer time off after all who was going to hire a pregnant woman! I gave birth summer 2017 and by 2018 summer I started thinking about getting back to work but it wasn’t going to be as easy! Things had evolved and I decided to take a certification exam! I studied and got certified in July! But in between taking care of two toddlers, hubby and my home, I barely had time to apply for jobs!

I started a small business in May but in my heart, I knew I truly wanted to get back to building my career! During this waiting season, the Holy Spirit and I kept conversing. Tejiri enjoy this period becausethese kids will grow quickly and all you’ll have are memories! Make these moments count and invest in your family! Yes, I love my kids and husband, but it was hard!!!! I felt underutilized and incompetent in supporting my family! In my mind I was just a housewife!

One day the Lord led me to write down a vision board and off I began!!! This was in 2018 and your girl hadn’t even been applying for jobs, but having an excellent job was on that list! I wrote by faith and stuck it on my prayer wall in my wardrobe!

I started applying intensively, I would drive several miles for recruitment & career fairs, but nothing came through! 2019 came and I applied for jobs like my life depended on it but not one interview in sight! Along came April and I received a call one faithful morning of an opportunity, prayed and submitted my application. I got an offer in May! As much as I wanted to push it because I felt my family and I weren’t ready for the transition, I chose to start a day before my birthday because this was a birthday gift from God, I had told myself! By end of June I had strikethrough half my written expectations on my vision board for 2018 and by July ending I stricken through all! Guess what one of them was? Have a servant’s heart (Divine direction from God on ways to continually be a blessing! (One of which was going to be this blog) Yes! He’s that faithful! Crazy faithful!!! The vision was for an appointed time, though it tarried it surely came to pass at God’s perfect time!

“Humble yourselves therefore under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift u up in due time” 1 Peter 5:6



In retrospect, I wasn’t ready to start work in 2018 even though I wished prayed and worked towards it. Between then and when I started working, there was a lot of self-development and if I had gotten this job any earlier than I did, I wouldn’t have been as equipped as I was on various levels and my family above all wasn’t ready for that transition at that time!

Now let me tell you something, this was a very tough season in my life! For almost three years I didn’t have a full-time job, I had a part time job but not what I wanted but here are a few things I learnt!

Patience- I prayed hard, worshipped earnestly and faithfully served with one major request unanswered. But my faith was unwavered if anything I developed patience, and this also inadvertently affected my personal life positively. James 1:3, Romans 5:4

Trust– trust God through the process. He knows what’s best for u. No good thing will he withhold from his Abraham trusted God for a promise and it was accounted unto him as faith. Romans 4: 18-21

Stay faithful– Don’t serve God only when u have needs/ expectations!

Character– hard times will test you, your reaction will determine your level of growth and note this: that level u seek to attain will bring its own set of tests & trials! Be ready to develop upon what I’ve learnt & acquired! James 1:2-3

Lastly, writing on a vision board was prophetic and will always serve as a reminder of God’s faithfulness. Because now I can reflect over what God has done in my life and whenever I encounter any challenges, I’m reminded that if God could come through for me previously, he is beyond able to do the same again. And even when he doesn’t, it’s not because he can’t but it’s probably either not the right time or that’s not his best for me.

PRAYER POINTS

•Oh Lord, your word in 1 Peter 1:7 says these trials (personalize it) will develop my faith so that after it’s proven it will bring you praise and Glory. Glorify yourself through this in my life. Because in the end it’s all about you!

•Oh Lord, according to your word in 2 Corinthians 4:17, my present troubles are small and won’t last very long, yet they produce for (put your name) a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever.

•I will be strong and be of good courage. I will not fear nor be dismayed for Jehovah God is with me. He will not leave me nor forsake me (Deuteronomy 31:6).

•On the grounds of your mercy, vindicate me and finish what you started in me Lord. Psalm 138:8

•It is written in Psalm 34:5 that because Tejiri (insert your name) looks up to God, she is radiant, and her face will never be covered with shame.

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