A New Home

Heavenly Father,

Thank you Lord for my new home. Lord thank you for closing one door to one basement apartment I thought was my future home, only to bless me with a place double the size for the same price. GO JESUS GO! Searching for an apartment can be draining but I’m so happy with your gift to me. Lord thank you that I will be closer to my job. Thank you Father for the shorter commute. Lord thank you for all of my helpers this weekend. It was a lot of work climbing up and down the stairs but it was so worth it. My muscles are hurting, my feet would like not to take another step but my heart is filled with joy for a new beginning. THANK YOU ABBA!

Lord I pray you will bless my landlord and her family. Lord I pray you will bless all the prayer warriors who were circling my desire to relocate to a new home closer to work. Lord I pray you will bless all the folks that helped me move my stuff out of storage and my apartment. Lord thank you for making the rain stop when it came time to move all my items in my new space. Thank you for shifting the clouds so we could stay dry. It has been a long weekend but I truly feel blessed as I lay my head on the pillow at tonight.  I’m looking forward to my short commute to work tomorrow.

I lift up my prayer of thanks in the name of Jesus – AMEN

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Pause

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Lord thank you for the pause button in my life where I can RELAX, RELATE, RELEASE. Lord the past two weeks have been overwhelming. The news was so heavy on my mind that it felt like my soul was grieving. Lord I wrestle with knowing what to do next. Lord I can’t be silent anymore so where I can help and make the biggest impact using my voice. Lord my soul feels weary and my heart is heavy with concern. In my thirteen years living in the District of Columbia has there been this much tension. Even after 9/11 we came together as Americans and supported each other. This is new territory has me exhausted and battle weary.

Lord thank you for the gift of the pause button. Lord thank you when taking a pause I can regain clarity and wisdom from your Word. Lord thank you for the promise that you will never leave me or forsake me during this time of resistance. Lord I pray for others who are experiencing the same type of fatigue. Lord give us rejuvenating sleep. Lord give us unexpected moments of rest in our day. Lord I ask that you move in a mighty mighty way for your battle weary children. I ask all this in the name of Jesus – AMEN.

Why I March

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Heavenly Father

RAPE SURVIVOR – that is the reason why I am marching today. Even as I read those words the images from that night flood my mind in third person. I always picture it as an outer body experience. Lord I am taking a stand for all the women who are survivors like me who need stronger laws to prosecute their perpetrator. Lord I am going today to say – IT’S NOT OKAY!

Lord I pray for the women who are on their journey of healing. Lord it took years for me to heal and to let go of the shame.  Lord I pray they will not blame themselves. Lord I pray for the anger that comes and ask that you help them let it go. Send them an outpouring of your love and words of affirmation. Lord I pray for their future relationships that they will be able to be touched without flinching. Lord I pray they will discover the intimacy as it was intended to be.

Lord I pray for the women who are survivors of date rape – it was someone you trusted that raped you. I am living testimony that you are a God of restoration and healing. Lord you have taken my cold stone heart and made it flesh again. Lord I pray each survivor will one day forgive the man who violated her so she can be set free from that night of pain. Lord I pray for the girls on college campus who are told that if they didn’t wear certain clothes then mix messages wouldn’t have occurred. Lord I pray they will not subscribe to that lie and remember NO MEANS NO. Lord I pray for the woman that was drugged and didn’t have a voice at all and woke up to discover the horror of all that happen to her body.

Lord I pray we will take the time to learn the reason why people have decided to march. Lord I pray you send a hedge of protection around your daughters and sons. Lord I pray for all the prayer warriors walking that when we sense the Holy Spirit highlight folks that need prayer that we will be bold and speak life over them.

Lord I stand on the promise in Isaiah 61:3 (NIV) that you will turn our ashes into beauty.

    and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.

Lord I pray for an outpouring of your healing oil over all that are attending. Lord I pray they will see that YOU LOVE THEM and that you are with us. Lord I ask all of this in the name of Jesus – AMEN.