Today’s Prayer (12/03/2021)

Oh Lord, I pray that You will continue to be with me and my family all our days. That each one of us will come to know You personally as our Lord and Savior. You are my God, Jesus, and I pray that every person in my immediate and extended family will one day see this. You have already started something amazing with me, my wife, and my two daughters. My youngest loves to pray over the food and my whole family goes to church with me each Sunday. Praise God that You are leading them to want to do these things and not just do Your will because I force them. It would be terrible if my family only did things that You care for because they felt pressured into doing it. But since I cannot read their minds, I pray that my wife and my kids will each be drawn to You in their own way. May the generations that come from my seed be fruitful in not just children and grandchildren, but in their knowledge of You. That is fruitful indeed. You have said that if I train up my children in the way that they should go, they will never depart from it. I need that blessing to come true. I may not be the best husband or father, but I strive daily to teach my family about You, Jesus. I love You, Lord. Amen.

Genesis 36:1-5

Genesis 36:1-5 (KJV)
1 Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.
2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
3 And Bashemath Ishmael’s daughter, sister of Nebajoth.
4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;
5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.

The Lineage Of Esau

We can build something great for our next generation based on our riches, but this means nothing if we die without knowing God.

Today’s Prayer (12/02/2021)

Oh Lord, help us all to understand the need to be made clean in Your presence. Truly, nothing unclean can dwell with You, especially the Holy Spirit. So often the Holy Spirit is quenched in people’s lives because they do the things they desire and not the things You wish us to do. And what is sad is that idolatry is still running ramped in our society. Even among so-called Christian churches like Catholicism we see idols built up for Mary and the Saints. People go to these idol-like figures and pray to them as people have done over the centuries to false gods. This is very disturbing and I pray that those who are a part of the Catholic church will wake up to their idolatrous ways. If needs be, cause these idols to crumble and fall in many pieces that they may know that this is a disgrace in Your sight. In the Catholic church, I know that there are many true Christians. People who are devout in their worship towards You. They don’t care for Mary or Saint worship like Christians do. Praise God for them. It is my prayer that people will rise up in the Catholic church and one day remove every idol from the church through an announcement that it is evil. I trust in You. I love You. This I pray, in Your Name, Jesus. Amen.

Genesis 35:1-4

Genesis 35:1-4 (KJV)
1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

Today’s Prayer (12/01/2021)

Oh Lord, I pray that You will give every woman that has been raped peace that is beyond her understanding. Fill her with Your love and help her know that many people around care so deeply for her. At the moment there is much anger inside their hearts. Trust for men is gone out the window. If a pregnancy is involved, abortion is often spoken of. It is my prayer, however, that these women do not make any rash decisions. Help them know how precious all children are, no matter how they come into the world. If a woman is pregnant and cannot fathom keeping that child, then give them over to thoughts of adoption instead. There are many married couples that would love to have children and cannot, or would just love to adopt. Praise God for families like this. These women need Your hand in their lives. Guide and direct them in the ways of righteousness. Help them to also trust men once again, especially their husband. I love You, Lord. I trust in You, God. Amen.

Genesis 34:4-7

Genesis 34:4-7 (KJV)
4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.
5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come.
6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him.
7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob’s daughter: which thing ought not to be done.

Today’s Prayer (11/30/2021)

Oh Lord, help us to forgive others as You forgive us. So often we want Your forgiveness but are unable to do the same with others. This is so sad, for so many people are missing out on Your forgiveness in their lives. As You have said, Jesus, we cannot obtain the Father’s forgiveness if we don’t forgive one another. Thank You for this teaching. In our arrogance, we think often think that we can just move on without forgiving people. However, in doing this, we are telling You also to move along and not forgive us. I would not wish this on anyone, especially if they died in their sins. Lord, I do not wish to know of people who were once Christian, but then died without Your forgiveness because of their own unforgiveness in their hearts. This would mean waking up in hell when they die, and I am afraid that many people like this are there now. So all I ask is that people like this will be prompted by the Holy Spirit to forgive any person who has not been forgiven yet. Tear down the walls of bitterness and anger in their hearts. Give them over to peace that comes after forgiving people. There is a huge load that is lifted when this happens. I love You, Lord. You are my God and I will follow You till the end of time. Amen.

Genesis 33:1-4

Genesis 33:1-4 (KJV)
1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.
2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

Today’s Prayer (11/29/2021)

Oh Lord, I hope You know that I love you. You are the first thing I think of when I wake up and the last thing I think of when I go to sleep. I don’t need the wisdom of man to find answers, but the wisdom of God alone. Lord, I need You every hour. I am lost without You by my side. Lead and guide me as You would see fit. Remove any obstacle in my life that is holding me back from being blessed by Your might hand. Nothing the world can offer me is greater than what You have to offer. I have tasted and seen that there are pains in this life and many hurdles to jump over. I can either do this alone or with my God, who will never let me down. I have family on earth, even a wife and kids, but they cannot do what You can do in my life. Your power is above anything that we can even conceive. I just pray that You will have mercy upon me for all the wicked things I have done. Forgive me, Lord. If Your grace has fallen upon me now, sanctify me through Your blood, Jesus. Give me clean hands and a pure heart. Raise me up in newness of life to serve You completely. I am ready. I love You, Lord. I trust in You, God. Amen.

Genesis 32:24-26

Genesis 32:24-26 (KJV) 24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. 25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

Today’s Prayer (11/28/2021)

Oh Lord, I am so grateful that You are still speaking to me after all these many years. For most of my life, I did my own thing and disregarded Your will. I was so far from You for many different reasons. There were false beliefs baked inside of me because of the church I was going to and I was also living in willful sin. Thankfully, I found the issues in Mormonism and left it behind in 2012. But that wasn’t all I needed to do. The moment I left, I needed to finish repenting for all my sins. You heard me those many nights when I cried myself to sleep asking You for forgiveness, and to help me understand Your will. Thankfully, You came into my life like a fire and didn’t leave me behind. I still remember that night when I was praying and Your presence came over me. You hugged me and made me clean from the inside out. I was spotted with all kinds of sin, but that night You sanctified me through Your blood, Jesus, and made me whole. You are my deliverer! Since that day, I have been listening to Your voice. Not just to hear You, but to obey You. Those moments of surrender and doing as You say have been the best experiences in my life. I love You, Lord. I trust in You above all else. Amen.

Genesis 31:14-16

Genesis 31:14-16 (KJV)
14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house?
15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children’s: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.

Today’s Prayer (11/27/2021)

Oh Lord, I pray that You will help every woman who is suffering right now because of a miscarriage or having no children in general. Give them strength, oh Lord. Help them understand the reasons why they are going through these hard times. Through You, God, we can find rest for our weary souls. You take us where we are and fill us up with peace. Sweet serenity filled with joy and love. You are the giver of life and also the giver of all things that are harmonious for our lives. You are always looking out for us, although at times it doesn’t seem this way. I have felt Your love and what the world offers does not compare. You are so good, God. Your mercy, love, joy, and peace endures forever. The answers to life’s questions come from You also. This is especially true when we feel like there is nowhere else to go. You open the doors for us and fill our minds with wisdom. Sometimes it is only a prompting through the Holy Spirit, but by acknowledging it and following You, I have always been at peace afterward. I love You, Jesus. You are my God and I worship You. Amen.

Psalm 46:1,2

Psalm 46:1,2 (KJV)
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Today’s Prayer (11/26/2021)

Oh Lord, I pray that You will help us know Your ways, that we may stop believing in every false way. Correct us in the things we are doing wrong, as well as the things we are wrongfully believing in. It really rubs me wrong when people justify earlier acts of polygamy in their cult based off of stories from Jacob and other people in the Bible. What this tells me is that these people are not reading chapter by chapter in the Bible, but simply picking and choosing verses to suit their false beliefs. Since the beginning of time, there have been people groups that have strayed so far from You because of their own desires of the flesh. This is known based on history and even now in our society. Unfortunately, reasoning with people who are already so deep into their false beliefs, it is so hard to get through to them. Only You can help me and others speak the truth of God to people who are being led astray. You have done this with me, while pulling me out of Mormonism and I am so grateful. Thank You for removing me from a path that leads to destruction and onto a path that leads to heaven. I love You, Jesus. I trust in You. Amen.

Genesis 29:10,11

Genesis 29:10,11 (KJV)
10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.
11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.