Devotional Prayer – Wednesday 16th December 2020

Almighty Father, Your Word tells me that I am in this world but not of this world. Burn this into my mind, spirit and heart. As I see and hear things happening around me, I pray that You will allow me to lean not on my own understanding but upon You. Help me to not look to the left nor the right but to remain focused on high. Instil in me the knowledge that it is the spirit man that remains of the upmost importance because that is my connection with You. Today I hold onto each and every promise that I am personally aware of, because they are all mine. You have said it so I will believe it, because You are not a human being that You would lie, as it is not in Your nature to do so.

Your promises I will focus on today are that:

You will never leave nor forsake me but will always be by my side.

Deuteronomy 31:8

I have been forgiven; they have been blotted out and You remember them no more.

Isaiah 43:25

You love me with an unfailing love.

Jeremiah 31:3

You are my hiding place, where I am protected and instructed: I endeavour to always hear Your voice.

Psalm 32:7

You are my safe and secret place, where i am sheltered.

Psalm 91

I can do all things through Yeshua, the Anointed One, who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

“Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). Believe (confidently) in God and trust in Him, (have faith, hold on to it, rely on it keep going and) believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and I will take you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.

John 14:1-3

It is because of these promises I feel that, today, I can walk in victory.

To You who is able to keep me from falling and to present me before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to You who is the only God, my Saviour, be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Yeshua The Anointed One, my Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Jude 1:24-25

Meditation Scripture

Isaiah 43:1-2 (Amplified Bible)

But now, this is what the LORD, your Creator says, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel,
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you (from captivity);
I have called you by name; you are Mine!
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you.
When you walk through fire, you will not be scorched,
Nor will the flame burn you.

Devotional Prayer – Tuesday 15th December 2020

Abba Father, I give all glory and honour to You this morning, because You are worthy. I thank You for waking me up and for the day ahead. I pray that all my thoughts and deeds may be directed by You, so that all things You have placed into my life will bear good fruit. Give me a repentant heart, as King David had. He is a perfect example of Your forgiveness of sins. Upon sinning he always returned to You, requested and then received. You say in Your Word to ask and it will be received; to seek and we will find; and to knock and the door will be opened to us. Therefore, I ask, seek and knock with confidence. In this confidence I draw closely to Your throne of grace knowing I have overcome and I am victorious! I thank You for Your Word, the Holy Bible, which has been given to me as a manual for life. It is by reading this that I am able to have the Word inscribed on my heart. It then becomes internal. I request that my spirit will ingest it, so that I am aware of what You would request that I do. I thank You for what You’ve done, what You’re doing and what You intend to do. I ask that You go before me. I pray that You gird my loins and prepare me for what this day has to offer. I pray that I may walk into the manifestation of Your glory within my life. I cover myself, family and friends, with The Precious Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ…Yeshua. May I dance as King David danced and give You continual praise!

To You who is able to keep me from falling and to present me before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to You who is the only God, my Saviour, be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Yeshua The Anointed One, my Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Jude 1:24-25

Meditation Scripture

1 Chronicles 29:10-13 (Amplified Bible)
David’s Prayer

10 Therefore David blessed the Lord in the sight of all the assembly and said, “Blessed (praised, adored, and thanked) are You, O Lord God of Israel (Jacob) our father, forever and ever. 11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and on the earth; Yours is the dominion and kingdom, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. 12 Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all. In Your hand is power and might; and it is in Your hands to make great and to give strength to everyone. 13 Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.

Devotional Prayer – Monday 14th December 2020

Almighty and Sovereign God, I thank You for waking me up this morning, because You didn’t have to do it. Your grace and mercy continues and will endure forever. I give You all the glory, honour and the praise! As I step out into this day my prayer is that you go before me in every situation I am to face. May my thoughts be under subjection to You and no other authority.

My petition to You today is concerning the earthly governments of this world. I pray for an uprising of Your people working within the governments, so much so, that all will be aware of Your power, worldwide. I pray for an outpouring of Your Holy Spirit, which has never been seen before. I know we are in troubling times but I pray that whatever needs to be birthed within us is brought forth. Today at midday, parliament will be debating whether restrictions will be applied to those who do not take the Covid-19 vaccine. Many are wary of this vaccine; some have taken it happily; some reluctantly and some do not intend to at all. I place each and every one before You, no matter in which bracket they may fall. We have been experiencing turmoil throughout this year but I pray that, Your people, will take a stand and continually place it before You. May we never get weary. Your Word says that if we humble ourselves and seek Your face, You will hear from heaven, forgive our sins and heal our land. Your Word also says that where two or three touch on anything in agreement, and it is within Your will, it shall be done. Therefore, I know that I may physically be praying on my own but spiritually I join with others on this earth that are currently putting this matter before you. I pray that Your will be done. Many are in hospitals or in homes suffering from this virus. I call on Your Holy Spirit that it may touch each and every person from the hairs on their head to the soles of their feet; from the inside, out. Let there not be anything about them, be it mental, physical or spiritual that is not touched by You. Sweep over them and minister to them whilst awake and as they sleep. Minister to them whatever their state may be. I pray for complete healings to take place no matter the illness. As of this year, too much focus is on Coronavirus and many are still being affected by other illnesses. Mighty God, we only see one side but You see the whole 360 degrees. Please have mercy on Your people and take control.

To You who is able to keep me from falling and to present me before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to You who is the only God, my Saviour, be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Yeshua The Anointed One, my Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen

Meditation Scripture

Matthew 18:19 (Amplified Bible)

I will give you the keys (authority) of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (forbid, declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth will have (already) been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose (permit, declare lawful) on earth will have (already) been loosed in heaven.

The Perils of Lockdown

This past year has been one filled with alarming news of death, fear, lockdowns and limitations to what we can and can’t do; whether it be places we can go, the amount of people we can meet with (inside or out) and what we can do when we get there. The rule has been that we are to have no physical contact with anyone outside our household. The elderly living in care homes have had to be without physical and, in some instances even visual, contact with loved ones. Those classed as vulnerable, initially had to remain inside completely, for a long time until being let out but not permitted to go into shops! I am one classed as vulnerable. Just a few days prior to the last lockdown I was able to go out for a meal with a friend. I went out to eat and drink wine (moderately)! This happened to be just a few days before my birthday. If I had changed my mind at the last minute, I think I would have deeply regretted it! A month of being trapped inside followed! Even though restrictions are not as heavy as they were, there is still an amount of fear lingering in the air. On the one hand the figure of those infected is forever increasing, as is the one for the daily death toll but hairdressers, cinemas, gyms and other amenities are open. At what cost…

Conspiracy theories causing stress and despair

Another thing thrown into the mix are conspiracy theories, which are proliferating YouTube and other websites. I’ve put it in italics because that is the name that has been given to them but are they what they have been named? What puzzles me is that, nothing (or not enough) has been done to allay the fears of the people spreading these theories and those who hear them. Why is that? If there is no truth to them, why has nothing been said about each and every point rather than blocking things posted on Social Media. Everything said has been very plausible and can be backed up with Scripture. Think about that for a minute! Scripture was written over 400 years ago but the Book of Revelations seems to be outlining everything that is taking place and that is planned. Could it be coincidence?

There are doubts around the following:-

  • All deaths are negative but, apparently, there are more caused by the flu on an annual basis. We’ve never experienced lockdowns, damaged economies and mass testing as a result;
  • Are we being used as guinea pigs on a larger scale;
  • Continual change in races and reasons for infection;
  • Distribution BEFORE completion of testing?;
  • Documentaries ignite fears about the virus and vaccine, but they are allowed;
  • Fluctuation of the ages affected by this virus;
  • Safety of the vaccine;
  • Short timeline of creation;
  • Where did Coronavirus come from?; and
  • Why hasn’t it been investigated and results relayed to everyone

These are the ones that immediately cross my mind! Not having answers to these questions causes concern. Do we not deserve our fears to be eased. For example, the theory regarding race could be that the people contracting it are the ones in close contact with those who have the virus, i.e there is a high proportion of the BAME group that are within professions like nursing. In the beginning, adequate was not available. I feel there is much food for thought, which I find myself continually dining at. I try to remember, The Word of our Most High God shall not return to Him void. Everything that He has said is to take place, will take place. Therefore, is there anything that can be done? Should we just let it be?

Being Of One Accord

However, despite all the doom and gloom, I am still able to worship and meet up with like-minded individuals. In fact, I have been able to meet up with other Christians more consistently and frequently than before! How have I been doing this, you may ask? Online! I’ve found this has kept me grounded in the sense that we’ve been able to continually pray for each other as individuals for our families, friends and the world as a whole. Now, we have not been doing so physically, BUT He is Omnipresent! So, whereby we have not been meeting physically in a room or building, we are via the airwaves! I can say our spirits are meeting as one. Strength in numbers!

God is our refuge and strength (mighty and impenetrable),

A very present and well-proved help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change

And though the mountains be shaken and slip into the heart of the seas,

Though its waters roar and foam,

Though the mountains tremble at its roaring. Selah.

Psalm 46:1-3 (Amplified Bible)

‘Do not fear (anything), for I am with you;

Do not be afraid, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you;

I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand (a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation).’

Isaiah 41:10 (Amplified Bible)

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace (who imparts His blessing and favour), who called you to His own eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete, confirm, strengthen, and establish you (making you what you ought to be).

1 Peter 5:10 (Amplified Bible)

Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the glory of God, that He is, as said before, Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient; He blesses; He guides; He heals; He leads; He loves; He protects and He is sooo good. That’s not all! He clothes us in His armour, so we are protected both spiritually and physically. We all have a choice of what we spend our time doing. Make sure you use your time wisely or you could live to regret it!

Devotional Prayer – Friday 11th December 2020

My Almighty God, I thank You for this blessed week. It is one where I have experienced trials, temptations, ups and downs, but I’m still here! Your Word says that I should count it all joy when I am tested, as it will lead to spiritual maturity; I will gain strength and a deeper knowledge of You and Your forgiveness. I know that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and because of this I am sanctified, set apart and walk in Your grace. I ask that You continue to raise me up, so that I will live in Your presence and keep my focus. All that I am and all that I do, I place at Your feet. I thank You for Your omniscience, so I can have full trust in You. You are Omnipresent, so will be my guider and protector. I am not alone. Your Word says You will neither leave nor forsake me. Therefore, I rest assured that I can walk and live in victory. No matter what is occurring around me, in the media or around this world; You have everything under Your control. You have given me this life, at this specific time, so I may carry out a good work for You. Nobody knows the date or the hour of Your return, but I pray that You will find me spotless, ready and waiting. As I strive, I know that it can only be done, not by my strength but by Yours. Once again I give You all the praise, honour and glory, and give You thanks.

To You who is able to keep me from falling and to present me before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to You who is the only God, my Saviour, be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Yeshua The Anointed One, my Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen

Meditational Scripture

Romans 10:12 (Amplified Bible)

For there is no distinction between Jew and Gentile; for the same Lord is Lord over all (of us), and (He is) abounding in riches (blessings) for all who call on Him (in faith and prayer). For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord (in prayer) will be saved.”

Devotional Prayer – Thursday 10th December 2020

My Sovereign God. My Almighty Redeemer. The One who was, who is and is to come. The One who was in the very beginning and shall ever be. I come to you, giving thanks one more time. I again thank you that You woke me this morning and for Your forgiveness of sin. I thank You that You are The Living God that is touched by the feeling of my weaknesses; whether they be physical or mental. Yet again, keep within me the realisation that I am a work in progress! No matter what others may say and no matter how things may feel, I CAN and WILL overcome. Therefore, I can continue to fight the good fight of life and will not give up; because life is a battle where I will be a conqueror. Place within me a spirit of joy, so I may enjoy all the blessings laid before me. From now on I pray that my life will be one where I am blessed with moments to laugh and dance.

To You who is able to keep me from falling and to present me before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to You who is the only God, my Saviour, be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Yeshua The Anointed One, my Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen

Meditation Scripture

Hebrews 4:15 (Amplified Bible)

Therefore, it was essential that He had to be made like His brothers (mankind) in every respect, so that He might (by experience) become a merciful and faithful High Priest in things related to God, to make atonement (propitiation) for the people’s sins (thereby wiping away the sin, satisfying divine justice, and providing a way of reconciliation between God and mankind).