They Quarreled and Grumbled …

The Lord answered, "Walk on ahead of the people. Take with you some of the elders. Take your staff. I will stand before you." ~ Exodus 17: 5 & 6They quarreled with Moses. They grumbled against Moses. Moses cried out to the Lord. ~ Exodus 17:4

Lord, what am I do to with these authors? ~ Exodus 17:4

The Lord answered, “Walk on ahead of the people. Take with you some of the elders. Take your staff. I will stand before you.” ~ Exodus 17: 5 & 6

Lord, I need your help. I need elders – wise individuals who can serve on LPC’s advisory board. I need to expand our staff. I need your leadership. Please send me a Joshua! Someone uniquely suited to be a conquerer and a future leader for LPC. An aid to me and someone loyal and faithful to you.

The Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. ~ Romans 8:27

Lord, may your Spirit speak to you on my behalf. 

In all things God works for the good of those who love him – who have been called according to his purpose. ~ Romans 8:28

Please, Father, show me a better way to run this company and serve you in this calling. 

The Spirit of the Lord Will Rest …

The Spirit of the Lord Will Rest ...The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him. He will have the Spirit of Wisdom, Discernment, Counsel, Power, Knowledge, and Fear of the Lord. He will delight in the Fear of the Lord. ~ Isaiah 11:2-3

My Father, may I have your Spirit of Wisdom, Discernment, Counsel, Power, Knowledge, and Fear of the Lord. May your Righteousness be my belt. May Faithfulness be the sash around my waist. 

My Father will honor the one who serves me. John 12:26

Lord, I don’t seek honor, but I do seek work in your kingdom. Refresh my spirit, give me an advisory team and staff who understands your vision in this work. May your work and word prevail. 

God foreknew … he predestined some to be conformed to the likeness of his Son. God then called and justified (marked for a good and legitimate reason). He glorified. Will God not also graciously give us all things? Romans 8:29 & 32

Lord, you called; I answered. Please give me the resources, help, and vision to do this work. Transform me into the image of your Son.

Teresa would love to feel better and not have to struggle to pay her electricity bill. She faces the choice of remaining cold or trying to scrape together enough money to keep the lights and heat on. She thanks you for all she has. I ask that you bless her with the funds necessary to stay warm – in your arms, but also in her home. 

Father, Erin became extremely ill during the summer of 2015. Her body was damaged and still has not completely healed. Please heal and comfort Erin. You are in the restoration business. Please restore Erin.

Lord, Kathryn is bed bound, but you are with her. Please help Kathryn spend more time with you. Allow her world to expand in your presence.

Lord, please care for Annie’s old little dog, Jessi. Jessi is not doing to well. Annie doesn’t want Jessi to suffer. Please healAnnie’s dog or comfort her as she struggles with this tough decision. Lord, help Wendy’s neighbor, Iona, who had a stroke last weekend.  She’s 49 and is the single mom of two special needs children (one new adult, one tween).  Doctors say she has a 50/50 chance of surviving the stroke, and if she does, she will be paralyzed.  She is comatose in the hospital and on life support.  I know that Iona believes in you, but Wendy is unsure of her salvation.  You are a BIG God. Wendy asks for a BIG miracle for Iona and her family!

Please care and comfort Ann, who is 82, and in the hospital with pneumonia.

Those with willful pride and a haughty look …

Those with willful pride and a haughty look ...Those with willful pride and a haughty look say: “By the strength of my hand and by my wisdom I have done this because I have understanding.” ~ Isaiah 10:13

Lord, I know full well that I can do nothing without your help. You alone are my strength and the source of wisdom. I have no understanding unless it comes from you.

In that day the remnant of Israel will truly rely on the Lord.  ~ Isaiah 10:20

My Father, you alone are my help. Help me, now.

The Lord Almighty will raise his staff over the waters as he did in Egypt. ~ Isaiah 10:26

Lord, may your staff protect me and my family today.

Lord, please give Angela strength to get through the daily pain she suffers due to a rare nerve disorder. She also has a rare heart disease. Neither is curable. Her family is financially strained due to her inability to work, the cost of monthly medication payments, the office visit co-pays, and medical bills. Please comfort and care forAngela and her family.

Deborah needs a financial blessing and a new place to live. She needs a church home. She is separated and seeks salvation for her husband and children. She acknowledges that with you all things are possible.

One of Melanie’s coworkers was in a horrible car accident. He is currently on a ventilator and has been put on dialysis. Initial reports indicated that he was paralyzed from the neck down — then from the chest down. She doesn’t know the extent of his injuries, but he is in critical care and facing a long, tough road. Another of Melanie’s coworkers is having to care for his parents. That individual’s father was moved into a nursing home because he wasn’t eating and his health continues to deteriorate. Now that coworker’s mother is having health issues. Lord, please wrap your arms around both of these coworkers and their families. May you peace and healing flow into these situations. 

Do Not Make Me the Leader …

They parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Isaiah 3:9Do not make me the leader. Isaiah 3:7

Lord, I cannot lead – I can only follow you. Help me today to stay close to your heels. Though the path that leads to life is narrow and few find it, you have promised to never leave me. Remain close today.

They parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Isaiah 3:9

Lord, we are a proud people. We flaunt our sin and defy your laws. Please forgive our sin. Turn us back towards you.

The righteous will enjoy the fruit of their deeds. Isaiah 3:10

You promise that the righteous will enjoy the fruit of their deeds. Bless me. Make me holy through the blood of your Son. May you turn me from iniquity into your arms. 

Please help Lorraine and her husband make decisions based on your Will, not theirs. 

The power steering on Judy’s car went out. She needs help with the repairs so she can drive to the grocery store.

Jacqueline desperately needs of a job. She is disabled and can only work from home. She has a fully functional home office with everything . . . except work and an employer. She was a Paralegal for 25+ years. She would love to glorify you through her work at home.

Anita suffers from depression. She is disabled and trying to keep her and her family fed, clothed and sheltered. Her car doesn’t run, and her mom will have back surgery next month. Please care and comfort Anita and her family. Lift the cloud pressing down upon her.

God Made the Earth By His Power …

God Made the Earth By His PowerGod made the earth by his power.; he founded the world by his wisdom. He is the maker of all things. ~Jeremiah 51:15 & 19

My Father, through your Son you made all things. By your wisdom you made, the world, the heavens, and everything thing with breath in it. Today, make me into the image of our Son.

Go outside and stand. The presence of the Lord is about to pass by. I Kings 19:11

May you help me to remain in your presence. May I see the evidence of your footsteps in the circumstances and conversations of today. You are the creator of all things. Create for me a new idea today — a new way to market and sell our books.


The Redeemer, the Lord Almighty …

The Redeemer, the Lord Almighty is his nameThe Redeemer, the Lord Almighty is his name. He will vigorously defend the cause of his people. ~ Jeremiah 50: 33-34

My Redeemer, please defend my cause. Come to my defense and bring glory to your name.

I will not forget the remnant I spared. ~  Jeremiah 50: 20

You do not forget those whom you save. Save me! Save my family!

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything. Instead pray and petition the Lord. Give thanks to God and make your requests plain. ~ Philippines 4:4-7

Rescue me from temptation. Keep me from sin. Keep me from pain. Help me to be gentle and kind. Give me your peace as I bring my daily needs before you.

Lord, move in the hearts of those who are in charge of Michelle’s case. Grant her full disability and release payments to her family. Or … heal her so she can return to work full time to help provide for her family. Please provide for her family’s daily needs.

Please comfort and care for Pat, Charlie, John & Abby, Cindy and Ernie, Susan T. and Susan P. Help the doctors to figure out what’s wrong with Emily.

Bless ALL our LPC books. Give me one new idea today. Help me to grow the sales of our books.

No One Who Does a Miracle …

No One Who Does a Miracle ...No one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me. ~ Mark 9:39

Lord, may you corral my tongue. Help me to only speak words of kindness about you to others and speak kind to others.

Leave your orphans; I will protect their lives. Your widows can trust in me. ~ Jeremiah 49:11

My Father, please care for those who can’t care for themselves. I count myself in that group.

If those who do not deserve to drink the cup must drink it, why should Edom go unpunished? ~ Jeremiah 49:12

Prepare me for the time when I must drink from the cup of your wrath. Give me your strength and stamina. Give me your Spirit. May your strong hand be with me. Bless me with your protection and provision.

Lord, please help Betty’s daughter and son-in-law. Bless Carlene’s family with salvation, safety, health, and provision. Care and comfort for Ray and Bonnie. Their hearts hurt. Please take care and comfort Bruce. He faces a tough choice regarding cancer treatment options. Teresa needs $1232 for a mission trip. Give Teresa and her husband their daily bread, your presence, and guidance.