Sunday, 8 March 2009

A season of prayer: Day 34

25 prayer requests (issues) I have..

Well, Simeon tagged me to do this a while ago..(Je suis desolee simeon)so I thought to myself...if there are issues we have that are big enough to worry about they should be important enough to pray about them so I don't know if i'll remember 25 but I'll do my best..

Heavenly Father, repairer of destiny, the Potter who never lets go until his work becomes a Masterpiece, EloHim the One who creates from nothing, people make but you create! Halleluyah. I lift my voice and join the elders in declaring you are worthy and indeed there is none like you. From age to age, you remain the Unchanging Changer. I'm blowing a billion kisses in your direction. Eternal Lover of my soul, you love me so deep and make my heart content. Thank you Jesus, thank you Holy Spirit as you continue to hover and brood over my life until the perfect design of the Father comes to pass in my life in Jesus name.

Daddy, your word says that we should be anxious for nothing but in every thing with praise and thanksgiving we should make our requests known unto you, you also say if we humble ourselves and pray (for in prayer I realise I am nothing and you are EVERYTHING) you will hear from heaven and answer our requests. Today I lift up these issues before your throne of grace, let them become testimonies in Jesus name.

*I tend to worry a lot, anxiety is my pet peeve. I worry about the future, about getting to an appointment on time, not forgetting important stuff when I'm travelling, the fried rice looking like fried rice and not something else! By the grace of God I am getting better. It is true that at least 70% of the things we worry about never happen. A big antidote for worry is prayer.

*My relationship with my extended family. Well, here I can write a book...the summarised version is that I do not relate with my relatives! I know the Holy Spirit has been nudging my heart to let go of some things from the past but it has been difficult. Please pray for me, I want to be in the perfect will of God not in what is comfortable for me. I have learnt that as much as it is possible for me by the grace of God to relate, love and accept my future husbands siblings and family if not for them in themselves but for the greater good of the cousins, neices, nephews e.t.c.

*Academics, I am coming to the last phase of my programme and the truth is I get confused sometimes,the way just doesn't seem so clear so Father please I need your wisdom, guidance and light.

*Minding my own business (Ouch!)i've come to realise that in a lot of relationships unless I am invited to give counsel or advice I should mind my own business. Even if I don't totally agree with something I should pray first and speak later, a lot of times I do it in reverse and get the pay that comes with that work! Help me Jesus.

*Career, well continued with academics above, I'm trusting God for a good job but when everyone asks me what I want to do I can't really say I'm so sure, today it's research, tomorrow it's teaching, the next neither so I really need God's direction as to what to do. Lord, help me to put purpose and not net pay in mind and create an opening for me in an organisation of your choice and mold me into what you want me to be there in Jesus name.

*Making comparisons. Ever so often, I feel this pressure to conform to what society and not Chineke (God) expect from me. Believer, so so and so are working in so so and so and earning so, so and so and driving so, so and so and married to so, so and so and have so, so and so children living in so, so and so. Then, I have my one minute (usually more!) Believer's rant with God where I remind Him if He's still got the right postcode to send my blessings to! I need to always remember that the word says that those who compare themselves with themselves are not wise and that there is a time and season for everything and God makes all things beautiful in His time.

*Loving people the God kind of way. I once prayed and asked God to teach me to love as He does...I have learnt to be careful what I asked for in future!! To love as God loves requires a heart which while beating and made of flesh and blood is strong like iron to withstand the arrows of life. God loves us even when we don't love Him back and He keeps loving us whether we acknowledge the love or not. God's love is not passive but actively doing things for us. I try but I get tired after a few unreturned calls, emails and having a relationship with people's voicemail! I need to learn to remember that all I do should be with the strength that God provides and also a very effective way of loving people is on my knees sending my prayer where my face may not very well be welcome at that point in time!

*Getting to a place of total trust. I've always thought of myself as being quite trustworthy, your secrets are safe here but I rarely give others the same benefit. For relationships to grow, there must be trust and I need God's grace in this area.

*It doesn't have to be my way. In almost everything I do, I have a system, a method, a protocol, maybe it comes from spending most of my time in a laboratory and that's fine as it works for me but I'm realising that other people have their own systems and methods and as long as the end result is ok, I needn't worry and I'll try not to roll my eyes too much when a certain person (just in case she reads this!!) steps into the kitchen!

*Letting go! I rehearse yesterday a lot! It takes me time to recover from mistakes. I strive for perfection, in of itself I don't think it's a bad thing but I'm humans and I make mistakes like the rest of mankind but I need to learn how to forget those things which are behind and strive towards what is coming ahead. How to leave yesterday just where it is and give myself the gift of the present, today, a brand new slate.

*Unhealthy habits, for a while I've slid off the exercise regimen and have been eating things I know I'm not supposed to. This body is God's temple and while I know habits like smoking and excessive drinking are known by all to be harmful, I haven't paid much attention to the food I actually consume, cholesterol and sugar can be as deadly as nicotine and alcohol so Lord please help me and give me strength. All things are lawful for me but not all things are beneficial.

*I'm also scared of heights and animals. I like animals from's so funny. I prayed for almost six months just to be able to stay for a week with my BIG SIS who has a dog. I kept praying, speaking in tongues e.t.c, don't let me get started on cats!! The Bible says Fear not! for I am with you although I rarely ever remember when an animal is in the vicinity! As for heights, if you want to see Believer in a new light follow me on my annual summer trip to either Chessington/Thorpe Park..well you have been warned!

Wow..I'm sure there's more and I'm sure I didn't really do the tag the way I was supposed to but I feel lighter already. Thanks Uncle Simeon! Remember there's nothing too big or too small to talk to God about, He knows all about it anyway. Keep praying and praising. Keep running and reigning. 2009 continues to remain our year of possibilities in Jesus name.

Confess your trespasses to one another and pray for one another that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much (makes tremendous power available..Amplified)James 5:16

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus Phillipians 4:7


Writefreak said...

I know He hears our prayers so i know He's working on this list already.

As for the future, do not fret, God guides and i pray you hear a voice saying this is the way walk in it! Like it became clear to Saul on the way of Damascus what he should do, may your path be clear in Jesus name. Amen

Anonymous said...

am so jealous of how you talk to God :-) trying to get there!
Thanks for your inspires me~~

Naija Bloggers Awards 2009 said...

You have been nominated for best religious blog.

Gomer said...

very nice Believer...your commitment to God is humbling yet encouraging and inspiring at the same time...keep it up and "do not throw away your confidence for it carries a great reward" amen.

Believer said...

@Writefreak: Thank you for your comment. Amen and amen

@pink-satin: You will definitely get there, relationships grow deeper with time and actually taking time to grow in them. Thanks, God bless

@Naija Bloggers Awards 2009: For real, what an honour, thank you so much

@Gomer: Thanks for your comment. Amen to that prayer.

simeone said...

do you know i like the way you talk to God too..everything will be alrite as long as we ask for His help..He will come through for you..He always cuases us to triumph at the end...

Believer said...

@Uncle Simeon: Amen and Amen. Kedu?

Telekinesys said...

Its obvious you and the Father are friends. Nice banter."Before you prayed it,I answered."

Believer said...

@telekinesys: Amen. He is the Answer, remain blessed