Heather, Mark and her brother and sister and family need your prayers, "Especially Heather"
CHALLENGE TAKEN from the pdf mentioned back here
Suggestion for today from there:
Day 40: You have made it. So with this last challenge I ask you to reflect on these words from Ephesians 3: 14 – 21 and pray a prayer of gratitude. Then start the challenge again.
14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name,
16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
Today we celebrate my husband's birthday with joy and much thanksgiving. As far back as we can remember the men in my husband's family died prematurely, and when our children were young I had a fear that this would be passed down to him. The Holy Spirit prompted me to pray for him from Ephesians 6. I began to thank God for my husband who always honored his mother and dad. The Word said that he would live long on the earth and it would be well with him;I chose to believe this promise. He is a man of few words, but his family can count on him to be there for them, and he is always willing to help others. Praise God! The curse of premature death has been broken in his generation. He was the first male to reach his 60th birthday, and he is now enjoying his seventies. On this day each year we celebrate his life that is dedicated to God and his family. ~ Germaine Copeland
Father, thank You for the Holy Spirit who helps me pray when I don't know how or what to pray for. I affectionately and gratefully praise Your name, thanking You for answered prayer. The Holy Spirit helps me love without hypocrisy. I abhor what is evil, and cling to what is good. I will be kindly affectionate to others with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to others, not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. I rejoice in hope, patient in tribulation, and will continue steadfast in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Thank You for sending the Holy Spirit who takes hold together with me against my weaknesses. Amen.
Scripture Reading: Romans 12:9-13
The daily prayer is written by Germaine Copeland, author of the Prayers That Avail Much family book series.
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