Happy Friday! Check out my post originally posted on Decmber 20, 2016.
As I prayed this morning, I asked God to help me to acknowledge Him in all my ways. My mind then flashed to last night of me reciting “as I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep”. That traditional prayer often rehearsed by parent and child kneeling came to my mind last night and just before I could try to recall why it was stuck in my head this particular day, my nephew turns his bear on that someone got him. It recited that very prayer, and I remembered that he has been playing it lately more frequently.
This morning I recognized that God gives you gentle reminders daily to just stop and acknowledge Him, not because He wants to go on an ego trip. He wants to remind us in all our busyness as well as all our daily responsibilities and activities that He is still here and still invested in us. He wants to fellowship with us and adorn us with His love always. But sometimes, we forget God, we ignore God, and we don’t spend quality time with Him.
I encourage you to acknowledge Him now. Greet Him with a big hug of praise.
So, I thank You Father for waking me up this morning and for loving me with an unfailing love. Thank You for looking after me while I slept and for being so merciful. Thank You for You just being You, such an awesome God I serve. And thank You for Your gentle reminders of Your presence and to just stop and breathe it in.
What are some reminders of God’s presence or unctions for you to just stop and acknowledge God?
A Daughter’s Prayer
By Tannika Moore
Lord, I pray for my mother
By first thanking You for her
I acknowledge that You created her for a reason
And it wasn’t just to be my mom
So, I pray
Lord that she seeks
Out her gifts and purpose from You
For You are her creator
Lord, I pray that she realizes
That she is fearfully and wonderfully made
And that she was set apart for Your use and Your use alone
I pray Lord
That You will grant her the grace
To reject all negative and deceptive comments, beliefs, and thoughts Satan tries to inject in her mind
I pray Lord that You will bind up
Every critical spirit that tries to pollute her mind and her emotions
Lord, I pray that she will be filled with joy and peace
Peace that surpasses all understanding
I come against fear that she may have for You did not give her the spirit of fear
But that of power, love and a sound mind
I pray, Lord, that she will see herself the way You see her
And that she surrenders every area of her life to You
I pray, Lord, that she believes without a doubt
And she prays without ceasing
Give her strength, Lord, to move forward and be what You have
called her to be and do what You have called her to do
Grant her Godly wisdom, knowledge and understanding of Your Word
Help her exude holiness and virtue continually so that her girls
may imitate these attributes that You possess
Help her to trust You and depend upon Your strength
for only with You there is stability and security
Give her direction for her children
Help her to be anxious about nothing even when it comes
to her children, but to pray about everything
Lord, help her to forgive and
Love even when it becomes difficult
Build her up and encourage her
And let her learn to encourage herself when others won’t
Let her not lose sight of the visions and dreams You have placed in her heart
Let her have time to devote to You
And let her experience Your presence in her devotion time
Help her to take time also for herself as well as to reflect and laugh
Let her identity be wrapped up in You Lord
Let her know that her prayers are not in vain
Her praise has not gone unnoticed and her tears have not gone unseen.
Now Lord, I pray that Your angels encamp round about her;
protect her, guard her heart and her mind
Lord, I pray that she develops the fear of the Lord
within her heart and the joy of the Lord always
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
And thank You for my mother’s love
because of a mother’s unconditional love
I know how you feel about me
—From Setting The Captive Free poetry book
Happy Mother’s Day to every woman who has birthed a child in love and hope and who has nurtured a child through love and the Word of God!
For more information on author, Tannika Moore, and her books visit www.stcfpoetrybook.com