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Prayer Changes Lives ….

Day 2

Prayer changes lives. My life is proof of that, literally.

This challenge will, hopefully, change the course of my grieving process. Which after 5 months I have found I need it to end. There’s a quote from a U2 song … it goes something like:

” There is no end to grief. There is no end to Love.”

These are so true.

So anyway I have gathered my tools for this 31 Day Prayer Challenge of mine …


I literally began my walk with the Lord 13 years ago … (Just an interesting and just realized side note – my husband and I married after 13 years together. This year we were married 13 years; and he died in our 13th year of marriage … and now my solitary walk with God began 13 years after my husband I first got saved. I’m sensing a theme.) We will have to wait and see what God is doing with all those 13s!

So the little prayer book is my husbands and when I opened it he had the page marked on “The Home” chapter. So I will begin there …


I thank you today that my home, my family, is established on your word; the utmost of sound and good foundation. Through godly wisdom my home is securely built. Jesus is the Lord of this house . Whatever our task Lord we roll all of works upon you, I commit and trust them wholly to you. I thank you that you cause my thoughts to become agreeable to your will and so my plans shall be established and succeed.

Lord, you alone are my sufficiency. You are my husband and my supply. The Lord of my life; spirit, soul and body. I surrender all to you. I entrust it all to your protection and care.

As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Dear readers, I try to prayer scripture always. I do this because God is bound by His Word and always honors it. Therefore when we pray His word we can be certain that we are honestly praying His will for our lives and situations. His Word is the perfect prayers for our day to day lives. There is no situation that we encounter in our lives that is not covered in the Love and Wisdom of God’s Word.

During this challenge I hope to help you become active in God’s Word in prayer. For me, I’ve found it to be the only way for me to get out of my own way in my prayer life. =)

Meaning I cannot manipulate God’s Word. To pray it I must study it for it to manifest in my life. And like I said in the very beginning of this post … Prayer changes lives … it has markedly changed mine.

Thank for stopping by and reading! You are in my prayers. God bless.

31 Days of Prayer

31 Days of Prayer

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Prayer Changes Everything

Hope & Joy

Hope & Joy

Day 1

I’ve decided to join the 31 Day Writing Challenge. I haven’t written since July … that’s an incredibly long time, and I’ve come to the realization that I need to motivate myself. Last year at this time I used this challenge to motivate me and it worked for a bit … and then life got harder.

So here I am again. Challenging myself to get back to a “new” normal. This new normal is fraught with challenge and a need to remain motivated. So here I go … motivating my self to live my new life.

These last five months have been a challenge all their own. Never before tread territory for me. And

frankly I’m still at a loss … so I pray. I’ve always prayed. Now I pray continually. Sometimes my only conversation in a whole day is my conversation with God. And I’m grateful to have that, because only God can assist me in this my new normal – alone.  So my 31 Day Write Challenge is to Pray. I have started a prayer journal … this will just be where I journal for the next 31 days.

31 Days of Prayer

31 Days of Prayer

Today I’m going to share a photo I took a few years ago and edited … I have A LOT of photos that I’ve dedicated to prayer. I hope to share some of them with you here in the next few days. In fact, today, my Day 1 in the challenge is actually 4 days late … So I have some catching up to do. But I do this challenge only to challenge myself to be faithful to this call on my life to write. So I will catch up as the motivation of this self challenge allows me …

To accept the things I cannot change.

To accept the things I cannot change.

This prayer, though not mine, is perfect to begin this challenge. There is much in my life these days that I long to change, but cannot. And I don’t seem to have the courage at the moment to change my life in accordance with those things I have no control over. Essentially sometimes I am stuck.

I know, am wise to, the difference between which is unchangeable and those things I can change.


I thank You tonight for Your peace. That peace that is beyond my human understanding. I thank You that I know that I cannot change those things that have happened because change is a God thing. I thank You that I am wise in the knowledge of You and know that I control nothing. Everything in my life is Yours and is of Your plan. I trust that Father, I really do and You know my heart. I leave this up to You and look for Your guidance in this day to day challenge to live. I wake in the morning Lord and seek Your voice. I thank You for the day, whether or not I want to face that day and I push forward, because Your desire for me is to live abundantly. As I finish this prayer Lord I ask that I come to this new life of mine and find the joy and the peace in the aloneness. That I find the me that You intended as I move forward on Your path for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

*Please understand dear readers when I say “alone” I don’t mean that I am alone or forsaken by God. I do to even mean that I am alone in regard to you, my friends (either face to face or online friends). What I do mean is that my life is now a solitary one. My sweet husband has gone home to be with the Lord and I am comforted to know exactly where he is and what he is doing and I am now alone, living my life solitary.

Until next time … thanks for reading sweet friends. God bless.