Friday, January 15, 2016

Gift Of Prayer

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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!}
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.
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,"

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.
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, 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.

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 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.
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!

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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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