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Just Pray – National Day of Prayer

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful. (1)

When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. The priests could not enter the temple of the Lord because the glory of the Lord filled it. When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the Lord above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying, “He is good; his love endures forever.” (2 Chron. 7:1-3, NIV)

What would happen if every Believer’s prayer was as powerful as the one Solomon prayed? So powerful that the moment you finished speaking, fire fell and God’s glory filled the place where you stood? Powerful! But what if the Believer would just pray, speaking sincere, simple words? Now, that’s powerful!

Our prayers unto God is our very own weapon that fights the enemy and keeps us standing when others have fallen (Eph. 6:14-18). As Believers, our prayers are so powerful. Why? Because we are God’s children, His beloved, adopted into His royal family. Not only that, but because of His Son, Jesus Christ, we have confidence that anything we ask according to His will, He promises to hear and answer us (1 John 5:14-15; Matt. 21:22). The Believers prayers are effectual and mighty! It works and it changes things. It’s how we communicate with our All-Powerful Father!

So, what if every Believer was united in prayer, praying like it was the last time? What if we prayed as if tomorrow was no more (because tomorrow is not promised)? What if our prayers were so sincere, so fervent, and so heartfelt that every word would prick the hearts of all who heard it? But if we would only pray? Pray until something happens, until things change. People wouldn’t remain the same. We wouldn’t be the same.

Oh, that we would only pray, this evil world that we live in wouldn’t dominate us. This world wouldn’t victimize us, scare us and rule over us. On the contrary, through prayer and surrendering to the Holy Spirit, we would be victorious and free! We would be led by Jesus’ marvelous Light. But we must pray. Pray like never before, and through our prayers, God does the impossible.

Lost souls, confused minds, the broken are waiting on us. Our sincere prayers are potent, releasing captives, healing the sick and making the broken whole. Sisters, isn’t it time we prayed like never before? Isn’t it time we stop all the nonsense, the foolish things that divide us, and just pray to our Heavenly Father? Isn’t it time we pray in earnestness and with compassion? Pray for God’s people. It’s time for us to come together, without hidden agendas, but as a unified body of Christ, and just simply pray.

Nothing more, nothing less. Just pray.

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chron. 7:14, NIV)


Oh, great and holy Father! We so desperately need You. Lord, we can’t do anything without You. Father, we cry out for our nation. We cry out for this dying world. We cry out for our families who don’t know You. We cry out, lifting them up to You. We lift ourselves up to You. Lord, we don’t want to be content with doing nothing. We don’t want to be satisfied with the way this world is. Father, convict us today. Give us a compassion for Your people, a heart that wants to make a difference, a mind that’s set on being an atmosphere changer. Give us the will and the wisdom to change our homes, change our communities, and our world. Father, set us on fire for You! We intercede for Your people. We build up, encourage, and reach out to the hurting. As Believers, we don’t want to wait on the next person to make a difference, but help us get up, get moving and get busy doing something. Just the smallest thing can make a drastic change. Help us to not let those who are weak fall by the wayside, but help us be the one to change another person’s life for the better. We ask and pray this prayer in Your Son’s holy name. Amen.

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Tuesday Morning Prayer

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We are making preparations for our Prayer Breakfast this Saturday. Yes! The excitement is in the air! To help us get mentally, spiritually and emotionally ready for what God will do on that great day, I’ll be sharing some of my past devotional prayers. These prayers will also be included in my upcoming book, Tuesday Morning Prayer. Look at God!!

I pray today’s Walking in Freedom! Devotional prayer will motivate and inspire you to press your way into the presence of the Lord.

Happy Tuesday!
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Tuesday Morning Prayer

“But the LORD watches over those who fear him,
those who rely on his unfailing love.
He rescues them from death
and keeps them alive in times of famine.”
(Ps. 33:18-19, NLT)

Most precious and loving Father, in the name of Jesus, we come before Your presence with thanksgiving and praise. We want to thank You and praise You for allowing us to see a brand new day and a brand New Year. We praise You and thank You for Your many, many blessings! We praise and thank You for what You’re already doing in 20136

God, on day 23 of February 2016, You’re already showing up and showing out!! Lord, we thank You!! Not only that, but we praise You for Jesus Christ! Thank You for allowing Him to live in our hearts! He’s the reason why we live, move, and have our being! He’s the reason why we’re clothed and in our right mind! Father, we’re so grateful for Your Son! We know that without Jesus, we’d be lost like a ship lost out at sea, with no destination, no sense of purpose, being carried away, tossed to and fro upon the waves of destruction. Thank You, Jesus, for finding us! We praise You, Jesus, for keeping us!

Father, we appreciate all that You do. You do wonderful and great things for us. You protect us, look after us, care for us, and love us! As a Loving Father, You never give up on us. You continue to show us Your Great Love, and Your Great Mercy. Thank You for Mercy and thank You for Grace! Lord, we thank You for being so patient with us and always giving us another chance. Over and over again, You forgive us! We thank You for never getting tired of our mess. God, we thank You for knowing us, but still loving us. We thank You for the thoughts You have toward us! You think good thoughts about us, not evil. Father, we love You! We appreciate Your amazing love! Your unfailing love never runs out!

Lord, we make our petition unto You. Lord, we need You today and every day! Lord, we need You to lead us. Be our guide, Father. Lead the way. Lord, crucify our flesh today and Holy Spirit reign over us. Be Lord over our lives. Father, we ask that You would help us allow the Spirit Man to govern our walk today and every day. Lord, help us to surrender our will to Your Will. Help us to walk not according to our flesh, but according to Your Spirit. Lord, we yield to the fruit of the Spirit. We yield and surrender to love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23).

Loving Father, we asked that You would crucify our flesh and let Your love abide. Crucify our flesh and help us to celebrate the joy of just knowing You. Crucify our flesh and let the Prince of Peace fill our hearts and mind. Master, give us patience to wait on You; give us patience with ourselves and with others. Father, show us how to be kind toward everyone we come in contact with. Lord, fill us up with Your goodness so that others may see You in us. Lord God, we ask that You would increase our faith, help us to be more committed to You, committed to Your work and to Your ministry. Help us to have faith in You, never doubting Your Word.

Merciful God, show us how to show mercy to others. Give us the spirit of humility, and teach us how to be selfless. We don’t want to live a selfish life anymore. Perfect God, give us that quiet spirit that will cause us to think before we speak and think before we act. Show us how to have self-restraint and be disciplined in our Christian walk. Father, we live for You and not for ourselves. Father, we crucify our flesh so that we can please You.

Heavenly Father, show us how to live a life that’s filled with praise, worship, and thanksgiving unto You. Strengthen our prayer life so that we may commune with You daily. Father God, we ask that You would bless us indeed! Expand our territory. Please be with us in all that we do, and keep us from evil, from all trouble and pain.

Now, Father, we continue to be thankful and be hopeful for what You’re doing and what You’re about to do. We thank You for what’s to come in 2016! In every situation that we face today, may we see the good in it and not the bad. May we not complain, whine, or find fault, but may we remain thankful and hopeful in You. For You are a loving Father who causes all things to work for our good (Rom 8:28). Lord, this is our petition, and we pray that You’ll grant us our request just like You did for Jabez (1 Chron. 4:9-10).

We ask it all in Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

“We put our hope in the LORD.
He is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
Let your unfailing love surround us, LORD,
for our hope is in you alone.”
(Ps. 33:20-22, NLT)
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Rhovonda L. Brown is speaker and author of two bestsellers, Walking in Freedom!: A Thirty-Day Devotional Journey for Women and At Least Say, “Thank You!”: An 8-Day Devotional Plan for a Grateful Heart.

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Early Morning

Spending time with God is the most important part of our day. Having that alone time with Him, makes the day go by better and it keeps our mind focused on the things of God. Early morning time with God allows us to bring our petitions, our worries, and concerns to Him, as well as those things that we’re thankful for (Psalm 136). That special time with God gives us just what we need to make it through the day.

When we wake up and consult God, especially early in the morning while everyone is asleep, it just seems like God can really speak to us and we can really hear Him. When the house is quiet, there’s no distraction, no movement going on, God can have our undivided attention. When it is quiet, we can hear God’s quiet voice even better.

Give ear to my words, O LORD,
Consider my meditation.
  Give heed to the voice of my cry,
My King and my God,
For to You I will pray.
  My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD;
In the morning I will direct it to You,
And I will look up.(Psalm 5:1-3, NKJV)

Let us Prayer: Lord, help us to seek You first. When You wake us up and our feet touch the floor, help us to fall to our knees and seek You. You alone can give us what we need for the day. You alone will take care of us and be right by our side. You will give us direction for that day. Lord, help us to make You a priority. Father, help us to make spending time with You our number ONE priority. Lord, give us a heart for You. Give us a heart that chases after You, a heart that desires to make You first, and a heart to please You. Forgive us for not seeking You first and for not putting You first. We thank You, Father, that You never give up on Your children. You are so patient with us. Thank You for allowing us to talk to You, and hear from You no matter where we are. You’re an ever-present God (Psalm 139:7-12). We love You and we thank You for loving us. In Jesus name we pray, amen.

My sister, early in the morning, let’s seek our heavenly Father.

It’s Monday…already. Let’s walk in freedom together!

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