Saturday Supplication

On Women Living Well’s Facebook Page – we have started something new called “Saturday Supplication

James 5:16 says “Pray for each other…The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”NIV

Let’s serve one another through prayer.

If you have a prayer request, comment on this thread on Facebook.  When you pray for someone else’s request click “like” on their comment.

If you do not have Facebook and have a prayer request.  Please leave it in the comment section here.  There is no way for us to indicate that we are praying for you without replying and I know that many readers read along but prefer not to comment.  So please know that many will see your request and lift you up in prayer today.

“Prayer — secret fervent believing prayer — lies at the root of all personal godliness.” EM Bounds

Be blessed!

Walk with the King,

5 eBook Giveaway of Warrior Prayers

Have you heard of this eBook, Warrior Prayers by Brooke McGlothlin?  It’s been buzzing around on twitter and the blogosphere and I HAD to get my hands on it! 
Let me be honest, this eBook knocked my socks off!  I LOVE it!  Why you may ask?  Because not only is the writing open and transparent but the prayers - the prayers are exactly what I need
It’s specifically the powerful, God-breathed prayers that make me want to shout out loud – “if you have $5.97 get this eBook!” (-and no I’m not being paid to say this! lol! I honestly believe it!) 
I find it so easy for me to get lazy in my prayer life.  I find myself just praying a list of wants to God.  This eBook has been transforming my morning prayers not just for my son but for my entire family.
 Warrior Prayers has over 220 scriptures (yes, I counted them all myself because I was blown away at what an amazing resource this really is!) written out that we can pray over our boys (and family as I have been doing!)
Let me give you an example from page 14 on the topic of Obedience:

Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, may____________(fill in your child’s name) obey the LORD our God so that it will go well with him (Jeremiah 42:6).

May _______________obey his parents in the Lord, for this is right (Ephesians 6:1).

May ________________obey God rather than men (Acts 5:29).

May ________________show his love for Christ by obeying His commands (John 14:15).

Or the topic of love:

May _______________not love the world or the things in the world (I John 2:15).

May the Lord make ____________increase and abound in love (I Thessalonians 3:12)

May ____________ not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth (I John 3:18).

May ____________love the LORD his God with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might (Deuteronomy 6:5).

This is just a small taste of the 220+ verses that can be prayed over our boys.  Brooke takes you through many scripture passages on the topics of integrity, anger, pride, purity, honor, love, joy, peace, patience, and kindness – just to name a few!

In the Conclusion Brooke writes:

“Prayer?  The desperate cry of a mama whose life has taught her she has so little control.

I cannot hold my children tightly enough to protect them from all harm, cannot force these brothers to love each other well, cannot control their actions, cannot keep them from losing the people they love, cannot ensure that they will turn out to be the men I dream they will be, cannot make them love the Lord.

I cannot change their hearts of stone to hearts of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26).

Prayer is the coming to the end of myself, the letting go, and placing my hope in the God who CAN.” 
Are you praying for your children?  I suggest that you pray scripture over them if you are not already doing so and this is a great tool to help you.
I am giving away 5 copies of the Warrior Prayers eBook!!!  To win simply leave a comment below before Saturday at 9pm!For extra entries:  Facebook or tweet this link for the giveaway!  I’ll be giving away the 2nd edition in PDF format (which includes study questions and is newly available on Kindle here. It will be available on Nook soon.)
Walk with the King!

My Mini Faith Crisis – Does God Hear My Prayers?

 Years ago, I had a faith crisis. I questioned if God was really hearing my prayers.  God spoke to me through his word and here’s what he said:

Psalm 139:17,18
“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them,
they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.”

As I emptied my suitcases from vacation, I found 100′s of grains of sand stuck in the corners of the suitcase and inside of shoes. Memories of reading Psalm 139 on the beach wrapped around me like a warm blanket – comforting me. 

I am on God’s mind.

You are on God’s mind.

Bask in this truth today!

Walk with the King!

This post is linked to Raising Homemakers, Titus 2sdays, and We Are That Family.

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Random Tips and Clips From This Week

Here’s a few random happenings in our house this week:

Lexi sweeping with her new broom! What a blessing she is!

I LOVE getting the mail every single day! It’s like hitting the jackpot every time I open a Christmas card from family or friends!

Here’s what we do with our Christmas cards… (and I know some of you are already doing this!) We have placed all the cards in a fish bowl (you could use a basket)and at every meal the kids each pick a card out of the bowl and we pray for the two families who are chosen. We will continue to do this into the month of January! This is a fun and easy way to remember to keep family and friends in our prayers and to teach our children to pray for others.

Secondly, we had turbo amounts of snow this week, which meant lots of wet clothes and hot chocolate! So here’s a tip my big sister taught me a few years ago, duct tape your children’s coat to their gloves so snow cannot seep into their sleeves.

The warmer they stay, the longer they play lol!! (Only do this when you are out with them or keeping a close eye on them…)

And finally, this week my children sat down and watched sweet little Vivi from 10 Million Miles make Pebble Snacks. (Laura will be a speaker with me at the Relevant 11 Conference! Woohoo!) Here’s the clip:

Then we made them!

They were SO easy (the recipe is here) and we can’t wait to serve them to Grandpa today when he comes over to do some history and science with the kids!

So this is what we have been up to this week! Hope you have a great weekend! Just 7 days until Christmas!!! Oh my!!! Keep lighting your candles and covering your homes in prayer for peace. And don’t forget to take care of yourself by taking a bubble bath, getting to bed early and reading God’s word!

Walk with the King!
I am linked up to Raising Homemakers and Works for me Wednesdays at We Are That Family.