MOM'S PRAYING FOR THE GENERATIONS

MOM'S PRAYING FOR THE GENERATIONS

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A PRAYER TO HAVE CHRIST'S UNSELFISH LOVE

copyright (c) Daneille Gray Snowden
2016
A PRAYER TO HAVE CHRIST'S UNSELFISH LOVE

Longing to have HIS LOVE in constant flow; I wrote this prayer in my prayer journal several months ago and pray it daily.
I was inspired to write: "Lord, I thought I had your unconditional love flowing freely through me. I now realize, I have it flowing to me." ~Daneille


    Lord, I ask for Your forgiveness and repent before You for stomping up this flow with my SELF FILLED hurts, that only yielded to a deeper, judgmental attitude.



THE PRAYER
"Lord, fill me up (& empty me out) overflowing with Your Rich love!"
*Fill me to 'ENDURE w/patience.
*To have kind thoughts.
*To truly rejoice in Truth.
*Empower me to bear up my brother & sister (in Your Love).
*To look for the best in people.
*To be steadfast & hopeful (in You).
*To be unselfish.
*To expect nothing in return.
*To try (led by Your Spirit) with all my heart to seek their needs.
*To strive to live in harmony.
*Powerful, unfailing Love to LOVE MY ENEMIES.

AMEN


Thursday, February 25, 2016

GOD HEALED MY HUSBAND

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Many of us have read about God’s Promises in His Word; and bit by bit we all experience His gracious blessings. One amazing promise is that of Divine Healing! I truly do not know one ...
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Daily Prayer

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                                                       DAILY PRAYER

[Isaiah 58]


   1.     Destroy the yokes the enemy has set up against me, my family & Your people.

  2.     Health, healing & miracles be released in my life, family & Your people.

3.     Let me (family & Your people) SEE breakthroughs of deliverance & salvation.

4.     Your Power be released in my (family & Your people’s) life.

5.     Every stubborn demon out of my (family & Your people’s) life.

6.     Every assignment of hell against me (my family & Your People) be broken.

7.     All pride, rebellion & witchcraft operating BE DESTROYED!

8.     Declare: Blessings of God in my (family, Your People’s) life/

9.     Your Favor Exalt me, family & Your people.

10.                         Anointing Increase in My life (family & Your people).

11.                         I, my family & your people –enjoy RESTORATION.

12.                         Your Covenant Blessings be released in my life, family & Your Peole.

13.                         Let my (my family & Your people’s) impossibilities become possibilities through You!

14.                         Prayers be answered speedily, in Your time & Way.

15.                         Guide Me (my family & Your people) & manifest Your glory.

16.                         Loose the : *Bonds of wickedness *Undo Heavy Burdens  *Let the oppressed go free.   *Break every yoke.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Gift Of Prayer

copyright(c)Daneille Gray Snowden
2016
 

Gift Of Prayer
By Daneille
 
My daughter's:
Tabitha (front),
Felecia (back).
Many, many years ago as a teen girl: my godly mother handed me a little book. Well, it looked like one at first glance. But, then she sat me down and had me open it. I opened up and saw my mother's handwriting as she created a prayer journal for my very own. You see, back then; it was not sold in book stores and seen in popular Christian movies. My dear mother had a gift of intercession (of prayer); and wanted to pass this mantle on to me. THANK YOU MOM! {As I send a wink up to heaven!}
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I am a student still of God's Word; still growing and learning each day. One thing I have seen that is the most precious jewel in our lives is the GIFT OF PRAYER. Wow, what a true blessing and honor it truly is to be able to chat with the GOD OF THE UNIVERSE; sharing our heart, plus interceding on the behalf of others.
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Many times over, my pockets are empty: but I have found God's treasure chest is full! This is when we go to the THRONE ROOM; worshipping before the King of Kings, then sending up petitions for others as well as for ourselves. The scripture clearly tells us to 'KNOW  ME.' [Speaking of God.]
John 8:32  "And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”


Isaiah 51:1-23 “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the Lord: look to the rock from which you were hewn,"
 
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I do pray and intercede daily. I even use my social media as a prayer list. For years, I had a prayer journal; yet the past few it went by the way side. I just prayed as it came to me. Thank God for the movie: War Room ; it refreshed me and reminded me of MY LEGACY through my mother. Thus, I made myself a prayer journal and haven't stopped adding onto it. It's such a HIGH, to lift others up to JESUS; Who knows all about our infirmities, faults, failures, needs and hurts.
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Then, it was like mama got God's permission to whisper into my hearts ear: "Daneille hun, have you made your daughters a prayer journal yet?" Um, um, yikes...no I hadn't. Although, to be fare we do teach them to pray and study their Bible's daily. So, I got to work. If ANYONE KNOWS ME...knows this...I am not crafty; or well, at least like to do crafts. YET... I shut myself in my room and went to work.
 
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I know it's a rag-a-muffin lookin journal, but I prayed over them for the Lord to place the heart of prayer into my daughters...as woman of virtue. I designed it with 3 columns: DATE PRAYED / REQUEST / DATE ANSWERED.  I also have pages for them to write special prayers the Lord lays on their heart for themselves and others. It has some scripture, but really I kept this open for them to write down their own verses.
 
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Mom's, Dad's --- teach your children to pray. They are the next generation; the one to lead others (the church of Jesus Christ); let us pass on the most powerful legacy there is to pass on:
The Gift of Prayer!
 
              FELECIA'S PRAYER JOURNAL
 

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Friday, January 1, 2016

Prayers To Pray In the New Year

 
Prayers To Pray In the New Year
by Daneille Gray Snowden
 
 Here we all are, saying goodbye to yet another year and welcoming a fresh new beginning for us all to grasp! Isn't it wonderful as Christians we can have this life of NEWNESS in having yet another chance to do and be more for God?
 
I know one of my goals for 2015 was to enter my 50's (turned 50 in June) healthier and I did! I am still working on it as the Lord leads. Praise report: I .....
 
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

TO BE THE GENERATION OF SEEKERS


 
copyright(c)2015 Daneille Gray Snowden
2015 

TO BE THE GENERATION OF SEEKERS
AFTER GOD
by Daneille Gray Snowden [Always inspired by the Holy Spirit.]
 

 This morning in my devotions (that usually turns into an all out Bible exposition); I was digging into Ps. 24:6 "This is the generation of them that seek Him, that seek thy face..."  Reading the entire chapter, my spirit was drawn to this vital need for all the church of Jesus Christ. THIS GENERATION; is referring to ALL... not just the children of Israel; but all who INDEED seek the Face of God...with PURENESS IN THEIR HEARTS AND LIFE (verse 4).
 
Remember that the author David, was known as a man after God's own heart, even though he failed many times: he would turn back in repentance and seek his God.
 
To God TRUE SEEKERS are held in high regard. Peering into the different aspects of seeking God, we learn that:
Seeking Him: sanctifies & influences (Jer. 33:2-3)       /       Seeking Him: (by communicating with Him) purifies. Leading us to purge ourselves of filth.  /  Seeking Him: Awakens our souls to seek Him above everything else.
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 Proverbs 8:17               
"I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me."
 
To the Jewish people, to seek meant to be face to face with someone or thing. It was and is deliberate; eye to eye and heart to heart contact. In this verse it specifies this very attribute: "...seek Thy face..." In the Hebrew; Presence means 'face'. Seek His face...but also we FACE Him.
His Face: Is His personal character.
Psalm 27:8               
"You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.” 
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My friend to SEEK God is setting our minds and hearts on God, by fixing our attention plus affections toward Him.
In the Hebrew Seek is 'Darash' which means to enquire, require, resort to, frequent, demand, study, follow and sought.  
Think on this; to pray and intercede is vital, and truly needed...BUT - to SEEK is what changes us; this is what draws us into a deeper realm with our Abba Father. As we SEEK... i.e. FACE our God, wow -- think of all that can transpire within and without our being.
 
Deuteronomy 4:29                      
"But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul."
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HOW TO?
Jeremiah 29:13               
"You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart."

What happens when we SEEK the presence of God?
1) When in need of direction  - He Shows light!
2) In weakness - He gives strength.
3) When troubled - His grace comes through His Presence.
4) Perplexed - His Presence places our heart at large...He stills and settles the heart & mind.

Jeremiah 29:12-14               
"Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile."
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As we all may know, by definition GENERATION means people born and living at the same time period. It averages around 30 years; from when we are born to adulthood when we have our own children.

In the Hebrew it is Toledoth: descendants & Dor: dwelling .
It occurs 137 x's in the Word of God (132x plural). In the Greek; it is Genea (a noun) a class that means 'who have been begotten'.

My favorite is from 1 Peter 2:9 when he speaks of the 'CHOSEN GENERATION': and the Greek definition for generation is genos which is kin, kindred all from the same stock!

 
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:"
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When we SEEK our God; we do with all our hearts, soul and mind. He has our attention; there is nothing else to think or seek. He is it! Our minds; (called a Battlefield by many) can be troubling when we long to SEEK our Lord with our entire being; i.e. with our minds. Some days are more difficult than others seeking the Lord, as we become distracted with all sorts of matters troubling our minds. Yet, God is able as we are in total surrender to live for Him in all ways to BRING OUR THOUGHTS CAPTIVE. [2 Cor. 10:5]  What I wrote earlier, to SEEK God is setting our minds and hearts on God, by fixing our attention plus affections toward Him.
I Chron. 22:19a

"Now set your heart and your soul to seek (inquire of, require as your vital necessity) the Lord your God..."
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 MY CHALLENGE TO YOU!
Let's BE THE GENERATION OF SEEKERS! The benefits far outweigh the means don't they? It  is laying it all down for the sake of KNOWING OUR GOD...resulting in having His amazing character to transmit into our lives.
In addition we will be able to live out a life with more power, peace, joy and strength plus be filled with knowledge from ON HIGH! And  I will draw it back around to: the NEXT GENERATION --- those who are following us will see JESUS  (our God) within our lives and they will know where we have been.
                                                         MY CHALLENGE? Be THE GENERATION OF SEEKERS today!
 
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Matthew 6:33               
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."




Friday, February 27, 2015

FAST & PRAY STUDY

FAST & PRAY STUDY

FASTING & PRAYING  UNIT  STUDY
Put together & thoughts placed in:  by Daneille Gray Snowden
 
Just a small little study to obtain the perspective of fasting, the 'why's-when's' as well as where did it come from.

Dictionary Definition: to abstain from food, or barely eat certain kinds of foods, a day or a period of time.
Unger Bible Dictionary: fast in the Bible is from the Hebrew word sum, meaning "to cover" the mouth, or from the Greek word nesteuo , meaning "to abstain." For spiritual purposes, it means to go without eating and drinking (Esther:4:16).

WHO & WHY:
  - to petition God and to seek his favor for others   (Acts 13)
     - when choosing leaders in the church (Acts 14:23)
     - for God's mercy (Jonah 3)
     - it reminds us that we are NOT self sufficient  (WHY)
     - When we fast, the hunger...and even the habit of eating being stopped automatically draws our attention on WHY we are doing this - TO: God.


BEGINNINGS OF PRAYER & FASTING:
"Old Testament law specifically required prayer and fasting for only one occasion, which was the Day of Atonement."  Is known as the day of fasting from Jer. 36:6 .

BIBLE CHARACTERS THAT PRAYED & FASTED:
I downloaded coloring pages and shrunk them for the students to put in their 'lap-books'.
OLD TESTATMENT:
Moses: on Mount Sinai (Exodus 34:28).
King Jehoshaphat: Israel about to be attacked. (2 Chronicles 20:3).
Nineveh : (Jonah 3:5).
David: (2 Samuel 1:12).
Daniel: Fasted for an Answer to Prayer – Daniel 10:1-3
Nehemiah:  Jerusalem was still in ruins (Nehemiah 1:4).
Darius: Daniel in the den of lions (Daniel 6:18).
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NEW TESTAMENT:
Anna:  (Luke 2:37).
John the Baptist: (Mark 2:18).
Jesus: (Matthew 4:2).
The church of Antioch:  (Acts 13:2,3) Paul and Barnabas spent time in prayer and fasting for the appointment of elders in the churches (Acts 14:23). [link to good site /click]
Excellent study on those in the Bible fasting; click link. 
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TYPES

A Daniel fast.
A fruit or vegetable juice.
A water-only fast.
A total fast is without water. [Do not go beyond three days without water.]
Fast for a particular # amount of days.
Fast a particular meal.

NOTE: Please, check with a physician to be assured you are safe to fast, especially the extreme fasts. Pregnant woman, young children, sick and elderly you can fast a food, maybe a meal...but please use wisdom and get advice.


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RELIGIONS/CULTURES THAT FAST & PRAY:
I downloaded coloring pages and shrunk them for the students to put in their 'lap-books'.
I am a Christian, and this is a Christian Blog site. But, thought it would be enlightening for all to understand the beliefs of other religions. ~Daneille
Buddhists - Budhist's fast    ---  Breaking fast with our Buddhist guests
Ramadan Fast
Baha'i - Baha'i Fast    -----    Fasting a Baha'i video // apologetics
Catholic - beginning of Lent   ----   // More Explained  Lent Described
Islam - Ramadan   ----  Ramadan Described   // Free Worksheets // pics-
Eastern Orthodox - several fast periods including Lent   ----   Why Do Orthodox Christians Fast 40 Days During Great Lent?
Hindu's  -  Why thy fast explained...  --gods/beliefs
Judaism  - Minor fasts    --- explained  -- Judaism 101- Beliefs
Mormon  --  101 Beliefs /  The Book of Mormon on Prayer and Fasting  = basic beliefs of mormon christian apologetics.
"Completing the fast includes donating the money equivalent of the food you would have eaten to help the poor and needy. This is called a Fast Offering." link  Fast Sunday = 1st Sun. monthly


CHECK OUT THIS: Fasting Across Religions
 
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 Remember; when we fast it INTENSIFIES our prayers!
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INSTRUCTIVE ADVICE FOR PRAYER & FASTING:
Author/Speaker Daneille Snowden
w/husband Pastor Brad Snowden.
[click links]
                              
“WHEN you fast” — not “if you fast.” Matt. 6:16
1) Successful Fasting & Prayer from 'In His Steps'
2) Not to draw attention to ourselves. Examples of bad & good fasting: Is. 58:3-5  = (not good)
    (Good) = Is. 58:6-10.
3) There can be different types of fasts...i.e.: Certain foods to abstain from such as;  a particular meal,  3 day fast, 1 day fast, 1 week fast, a longer fast.  IT IS VITAL...that a fast is led by the Spirit of God. He will lead you. And He see's the heart and the initial focus on WHY you are fasting, thus He will bless that.
4)  How should you fast and pray:  Matt. 6:16-18
            - anoint thine head
            -wash thy face
            - in secret
5) Use wisdom, if feeling really sick...seeing spots before your eyes. Get a protein drink or just eat some. You are not defeated...just may need to fast a meal, or a food. I have found when the Lord has ordained a fast for me, I have the strength to fast. Though I may feel the hunger in my belly. And food smells really good. I have the strength.
Although, most of my normal life I have to watch my protein levels for I tend to get low blood sugar a lot. But, when the Lord leads me I am fine. When I fast -- just because I don't do well.
6) Watch how physical active you are...too much can be draining.
7) I limit my social interaction during my prayer and fasting time. Back away from that table of even distraction...as this is a time with our Lord.
8) During meals, go to a private place and seek your Lord. Worship for awhile, ask for direction in His Word (Bible) as He speaks to us, wait in His Presence and then make petitions, intercessions (praying for others). None done in this particular order.
9) Expect opposition from people. Or things to happen that will cause distraction and discouragement.
10) This is a time to focus on your Lord first and foremost. Drawing intimately close to Him. Keep that focus as #1.



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INTERESTING FASTS (From the Bible)
 

Purim
Purim (in Hebrew) 

Esther 4:16 "Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish."

Several References in the Bible about this fasts, CLICK LINK.

2015: Thursday, the 5th of March and will continue for 2 days until Friday, the 6th of March.
Note that in the Jewish calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Jews will celebrate Purim on the sunset of Wednesday, the 4th of March.

The Fast of Esther  [click] called the Ta'anit Esther
Costumes, Story, Study...etc.   [click]
Purim 2015 Guide [click]


Daniel Fast:
THE DANIEL FAST WEB SITE
Daniel 9:1-3

Good lesson on the beginning of this amazing story behind the Daniel Fast...prayer, supplication is where it began click LINK.

 Daniel 10:3 "I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled."

-21 Days Long
-Foods that are allowed are:  fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and oils.
-Restricted foods include:   dairy, meat, sugar, all forms of sweeteners, yeast, refined and processed foods, deep-fried foods, and solid fats.
[ Daniel ch.1 & 10  how Daniel’s passion for God gave him  longing for spiritual food more than physical food.]
-Starts w/ 10 Day Test Dan. 1 eat only vegetables and to drink only water. / Daniel and his friends looked healthier and better nourished than the others.  Daniel 1
-Dan. 10 Fast  Daniel is now older, (85) and is burdened deeply (by a vision from the Lord regarding the deprivation of his people & their sin).
        He ate no choice food and had no meat or wine for three weeks (vv. 2 – 3).
        Choice food in Hebrew meant: himself foods that were desirable.  Likely sweets and bread. This fast, he was NOT focused on him but for the needs of others. - Intercessor

Daniel Fast site
 
 REFERENCE SCRIPTURAL HELPS

Matthew 26:36-45  JESUS PRAYING AT GETHSEMANE
36" Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He told His disciples, Sit down here while I go over yonder and pray.
37 And taking with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to [j]show grief and distress of mind and was [k]deeply depressed.
38 Then He said to them, My soul is very sad and deeply grieved, so that [l]I am almost dying of sorrow. Stay here and keep awake and keep watch with Me.
39 And going a little farther, He threw Himself upon the ground on His face and prayed saying, My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will [not what I desire], but as You will and desire.
40 And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and He said to Peter, What! Are you so utterly unable to stay awake and keep watch with Me for one hour?
41 All of you must keep awake (give strict attention, be cautious and active) and watch and pray, that you may not come into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
42 Again a second time He went away and prayed, My Father, if this cannot pass by unless I drink it, Your will be done.
43 And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were weighed down with sleep.
44 So, leaving them again, He went away and prayed for the third time, using the same words.
45 Then He returned to the disciples and said to them, Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of [m]especially wicked sinners [[n]whose way or nature it is to act in opposition to God]."

Hebrews 4:15-16   AQUAINTED WITH OUR WEAKNESS
15 "For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning.
16 Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it]."
 
Luke 6:12  SPENT ENTIRE NIGHT IN PRAYER
12 "Now in those days it occurred that He went up into a mountain to pray, and spent the whole night in prayer to God."


 “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting” (Matt. 17:21; Mark 9:29).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES  LINK

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