Tag: Prayer

Living to Please God (prayer)

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Dear Heavenly Father,

My desire is to live to please you each and every day.

When I wake up in the morning, I plead for daily instruction.
Every task of the day I present to you, my task master renown, for I can do nothing without you.

Every daily decision, whenever I need direction, it is only you I seek, my way maker extraordinaire, for I lack wisdom without you.

When I lay me down to sleep at night, then I can say, I have lived to please you.

Thank you dear Father, for a life that is set apart exceptionally for you. Amen.

©12-Nov17 DENyamekye

Inspired by 1 Thess. 4:1 The Apostle Paul admonishing the Thessalonian Church to live to please God more and more:
“Finally, dear brothers and sisters,[a] we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more.”

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Intimately and Daily yours

Loving Father,

I don’t know how to pray, but one thing I know is that I love you more everyday.

Come closer dear LORD and guide me daily, even with the rod.

To listen to your voice over and above the noise is my daily choice.

Without you I am nothing. With you I find rest and have everything.
Teach me to trust you daily even when dark clouds block my view.

Intimately yours, I offer my heart to you day by day.

©26Aug2017Deborah E. Nyamekye

Prayer of thanksgiving for salvation/the name of Jesus & the power to be a child of God 

Dear Heavenly Father,

Jesus said “..as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name, which were born, not of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (1)
Thank you for the power you have given me to become your child. Thank you that from deep within I am constantly transformed by the indwelling Holy Spirit because I believe in the matchless powerful name of Jesus. Father your word says that
“at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”(2) 

I live to proclaim, praise and honour the life-giving name of Jesus.

Thank you that as one who believes in my heart that Jesus Christ is “The Messiah, Son of the Living God” (3) and with the knowledge of Christ, God’s divine power through the indwelling Holy Spirit of God gives me “All things that pertain to life and godliness…exceedingly great and precious promises” (4). 

Through these promises, I am able to be a partaker of the divine nature as a new creation in Christ Jesus “born not of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”(1)

Unto you I ascribe all the glory, the honour and praise forever and ever Amen! 

©12Aug2017Deborah E.Nyamekye 

Scriptural References: Quotes (1) John 1:12-13 KJV (2) Phil.2:10-11 KJV (3) Matthew 16:16 (4) 2 Peter 1:3-4 KJV

Persistent Prayer “The Lord loves it when we Knock tirelessly”

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The parable of the persistent widow was given to encourage believers in Jesus to always pray and not “faint” or lose heart.

“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1)

Continuing in prayer always and not losing heart while doing so is demonstrated as persistent or what I call “knocking tirelessly” prayer.

Following this verse, Jesus tells his disciples a parable about a widow who was persistent in her attempt to get what she wanted by “knocking tirelessly” at the door of a judge and she succeeded for the judge opened the door.

The petition or request is of great importance if one is willing to spend time and effort to receive a response to one’s satisfaction. There is also tremendous faith or confidence in the source from whom one expects an answer.

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. (1 John 5:14-15 KJV)

This widow in Luke 18 did not know what time the judge would open the door, but she knew that if she did not lose heart and remained steadfast and confident he would eventually open it and meet her need. The judge did open the door and only for the following reasons:

“…Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me” (Luke 18:4-5)

If he being unjust finally yielded to the widow’s request how much more would God who is a just judge not answer our prayers? Although we may not know when He will do so, if we persist in addressing the subject of our prayer request with Him, reminding Him about it and telling Him we have faith in Him, He will answer it.

Someone may pose this question “God is not a God who is deaf or forgets so why persistently “knock” or address the subject again and again with Him until we receive an answer, surely it is unnecessary to do this if one has faith?”. In order to answer the question, let’s pose one first as follows: If addressing the subject of our request again and again with him is vain repetition (because he is not deaf or forgetful !) and therefore a sign of disbelief, why would this parable about the persistent widow be narrated by Jesus at all, even beginning with verse 1. 
The reasons why this manner of praying is necessary are as follows:

1)Persistent prayer is also focused prayer. Prayer for a particular thing does not have to be focused or persistent in the manner this aforementioned parable describes, however the parable shows us that persistent prayer is a way of praying which is acceptable to God.

2)It pleases God that His children would pray or converse with Him however many times they desire about what they want or need. He is a Father who cares about His children and wants a continuous relationship which involves communication. A loving Father does not care how often a child asks for something; in fact it enables Father to know how much the child really wants that thing or values it. As only a loving wise Father can, he will grant the request at the right time and in a way which is right for the child.

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 2015

Prayer of Thanksgiving & Exaltation (Praise) unto God. (Based on Psalm 125, 126)

Merciful Father,

We give you thanks and praise for you have delivered us from captivity, that we may sing praises to you, that our mouths may be filled with laughter.
People see what you have done and say among themselves “the LORD has done great things for them” (Ps.126:2).

May some who are enemies be like Rahab LORD and turn from their wicked ways, when they hear of your might and power in our lives.

May they show us favour and accept your Right Hand and be set free, washed and cleansed by the blood of Jesus. 

We are more than conquerors! 

We give you thanks and praise! We shout for joy because “the LORD has done great things for us and we are glad” (Ps. 126:3).

When we sowed in tears there were times when we thought that we would never overcome. 

But how dare we, for we serve a God who is oh so faithful, one who never changes. He is the same yesterday today and forever more. 

You said in your word “those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.”(Ps 125:1).

We trust you LORD! 

You are our Protector, always surrounding us as the mountains surround Jerusalem.

Father you decreed that “the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous” (Ps.125:3).

You have preserved us from evil, from the decrees of the powers of darkness by your mighty power. 

May your presence abide with us forever more!

In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.

©01/07/2016 Deborah E.Nyamekye

(Pictures of Grenfelll Tower (burning) London, terrorist attacks in Manchester, Westminster,London Bridge and Borough Market)

With tears streaming down our faces we say “how much more tragedy can we bare?”

“How many more shall come our way?”

We have seen human carnage in succession, our trauma deepens day by day as a sore that cannot heal. 

Walking the streets, fulfilling our mission, we are targets for a terrorist’s ambition in what he calls his religious tradition. 

Who can we trust?

Our burnt tower stands as a stark monument to inequality and a mark of injustice.

Burnt ’cause authority heads deemed trustworthy ignored poor residents complaints of safety hazards in their stead. 

Their voices treated as mere clanging cymbals until now when there are injured and some are dead. 

Where can we turn!

Even homes we call safe go up in flames faster than lightening strikes.

When? we cannot even tell. It is what the vulnerable calls frightening.

Beyond our British Isles our wails can be heard, but can escape come from yonder if not from within ? 
Our hearts are broken daily, the shattering sound and scattered pieces spell tragedy.

Across the seas our tears are seen, but even if they turn to blood what can the foreigner do, if no help is found in our land ? 
There is only one we can trust, who hears and sees. He is “our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (1). Futile is life without Him. 

One who saves and raises His voice saying “enough is enough”. One who can melt hearts of steel and open blind eyes to fight for our cause. 

It is to Adonai we yield, to God we kneel and by His Spirit, we raise our voice and wail.He is our only hope and salvation. 

©160617DeborahENyamekye

Quote (1) Psalm 46:1

Psalm 85:7-9

7Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.

8I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.

9surely his salvation [is] nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land;

Father, let it no longer be said…

Father, let it no longer be said “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.(1)”
Let them of every race and nation be gathered in for your set time is now!
Heaven rejoices when lives put to the test, pass and invest time to labour for the ingathering of many a neighbour.  
Father, let it no longer be said “The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people…Behold, I [am] a dry tree.”(2)
Let them of every race and nation hear your voice and break forth into rhapsodies of praise!
For the Jew and Gentile together are one in Christ and never “a dry tree” but a “well watered garden” drinking from the well of salvation. Out of their bellies flow rivers of living waters for the healing of many a nation.
©80617Deborah E Nyamekye 

Quotes (1): Jeremiah 8:20 (2)Isaiah 56:3 Scriptural Ref. Isaiah 58:11, John 7:37-39

Have expectations? Using the right “Ignition keys” guarantees God is at the Steering Wheel 

💒Word of encouragement:

Are you expecting something to happen or a change to take place in your life, your circumstances or a situation ?
The first thing to wait for or to listen out for is the Word of God

In creation when there was a void, God said “Let there be” and there was.
The word of the LORD came to Elijah: 1And it came to pass [after] many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.
2And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab…” (1 Kings 18:1). 

The Word of God is the Word of truth, that affirms His will, it stirs up faith and creates an atmosphere of expectation to believe and wait on God for what He has promised.
The Word of the LORD came to Elijah as it is written in 1 Kings 18:1. In order for a change in our circumstances from “famine” to abundant “rain”‘of blessings or from chaos to order, let us use the following “ignition keys” that allow the Word of God to come to us daily:
– Bible reading and meditation, for He is faithful to give us personal (Rhema) words through the written word.

– prayer and praise while waiting to hear from God in our hearts for He delights to speak to us. 

This way, we can guarantee that God is at work with and through us victoriously for He desires to be at the “Steering Wheel” of our Destiny path.
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 30/05/2016