October 14, 2015

Thank you for engaging in such honest, rich and wonderful conversation as we studied how God calls us to live lives where He and He alone is LORD over every part of our lives. I enjoyed reading each and every comment. It seems we all struggle, doesn’t it? Whether married or unmarried, we struggle with making our Lord, LORD OF ALL!!

And it’s because, on our own, we cannot do this. It takes a deep, rich, abiding relationship with Jesus to bring us to a place of such great love, humility, and submission. So I thought I would write a prayer for us to help draw us closer to God and better equip us to surrender every area of our lives to Him.

Prayer from My Heart to Yours

Heavenly Father, we humbly come before You as women who seek to walk in a rich, abiding relationship with You and who seek to make You LORD over our lives.   Father, we desire to be one with You, attached to Your vine, filled with Your Spirit.  You are Holy and call us to be holy.  We are desperate to be the holy women You are calling us to be.  Soften our hearts to receive Your Spirit in all its fullness, so it will transform our hearts in ways that enable us to submit and surrender our hearts to You and, in turn, reflect You and Your heart in all we say and do. 

Your Word says that if anyone lacks wisdom, she should only ask for it, and You will give it liberally.  We ask in faith now to be filled with the knowledge of Your Word .  We pray for all wisdom and understanding as we seek to know You more.  We deeply desire to apply our hearts to understand You more so that we can receive from You what You so freely give.

As we open Your Word and meet with you, help us not be wise in our own eyes, but to seek Your Truth in all we say and do.  As we learn Your Word and it fills our hearts and minds, saturate us.  Allow Your Word to penetrate to the deepest places in our hearts, places that we don’t want to let anyone in.

Father, let the peace that passes all understanding, Your Peace, not the world’s peace, guard our hearts and rule our lives.  Give us the desire and meet with You and sit quietly at Your feet.  Give us our daily bread.  Feed us and do as Your Word promises, bring health to our bodies and healing to our bones.

Father, through Your Spirit draw us close.  Fill us.  Change us so not our will be done but Yours in and through our prayers and our lives.  Fill us up with the fullness of Your Spirit so that we may accomplish all that we are asking, for we know that we cannot do it in our own strength.  We know that we can do this, and all that You call us to, only through Christ who strengthens us.

Father, thank You for watching over Your Word to perform it.  Thank You that it will accomplish what You desire and achieve the purposes for which You sent it.  Beginning today, we pray Your Word, believing it and Your promises about it with all our hearts.  I thank You in advance for all You will do in and through us as we walk in obedience to Your command to abide in You.  We know that according to Your Word, You will do even more than we could ever ask or imagine in this simple prayer, and we boldly ask this in the powerful name of Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen.

I pray that as we pray this prayer, God will begin a mighty work in our hearts … building trust in Him, softening our hearts to surrender our wills to His … so that we can truly make Him Lord over all!! Below please find the winner of my book Hidden Joy. And if you would like to read a sample chapter of the book, we have made one available for free, simply click here to read it.

*****The winner of my book Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner is ….

Cherie K who posted on 9/29 at 8:25 am. Please e-mail me at deuteronomysix@aol.com with your name and address so I can mail you a signed copy of my book. *****


August 28, 2015

A Prayer Just for You!

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I’m excited to share with you a prayer I wrote last year. The first time I used this prayer was at a leadership event at which my dear friend, Lisa Allen, and I spoke in Albuquerque last August. We closed our event praying this prayer … 1,000 women standing together, locked hand in hand, cloaking our hearts, minds and bodies in the Armor of God.

And then last month, the Lord gave me the opportunity to share it again at our Proverbs 31 She Speaks Conference. At the close of our session, Lisa Allen, Micca Campbell, and I had the honor and privilege of anointing over 200 women as they recommitted their hearts and their callings to God. Immediately after the anointing, we stood together, hearts aligned, and clothed ourselves in God’s Armor. As the words poured forth from our mouths, the Spirit felt so thick and full … I thought, surely the Presence of the Lord is in this place.

Sweet and faithful friends, my heart desires the same for you!! You are such a gift in my life. My prayer warriors. My encouragers. My true blessings from the Lord.

So, as this prayer goes out over my blog, I’m praying fervently for God to move in our midst. I don’t know when you will arrive to find the prayer and pray it, but God does. He knows who needs to be empowered and equipped with His Ephesians 6 Armor. Please know as I type these words, I am praying for every single women God draws here … and that includes YOU. Please leave your name in the comments below so that I can jump on and pray you by name.

Praying on the Armor

Heavenly Father, today we pray on Your Armor. Father, strengthen me with Your Helmet of Salvation. I am Your blood bought baby girl, a saved child of God. You have given me the Mind of Christ so that I can STAND against the culture and the lies of the evil one.

Father, cover my heart with the Breastplate of Righteousness. Thank You that Jesus defeated the power of sin and death at the cross, and it no longer has power over me. You have forgiven me of me of my sin and clothed me with Your righteousness. I STAND on that gift!

Father, gird me with the Belt of Truth. I believe with all my heart that Your Word is truth, and it is that truth and that truth alone that sets me free. I choose to believe Your truth and reject the lies of the evil one. I STAND centered and strong against his temptations, deception, schemes and accusations.

Father, I put on the Shoes of the Gospel of Peace. Make me ready to march into any battle set before me. Fill me with Your peace. I choose to be an instrument of that peace, to always forgive and not harbor bitterness, anger and unforgiveness in my heart. I STAND ready to live out and give an account for the faith I have in You today.

Father, I hold up the Shield of Faith. I trust and believe You at Your Word that You are the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Great I AM. You alone are the Author and Perfecter of my faith. I trust You to meet all my needs. I reject a spirit of fear and STAND in the spirit of Your power, love and a sound mind.

Finally, I take up the Sword of the Spirit. I load my arsenal with Your rhema words given directly from Your heart to mine. I choose to hide Your Word in my heart. I choose to believe Your truth over Satan’s lies. Pour out Your Truth and Your Spirit over my life. Fill me with all wisdom and understanding. I choose this day to STAND on Your living and active Word.

Thank You, Father, for Your mighty weapons. Thank You that You have already won this battle. Thank You that I am a victor and that greater is You who lives in me than he who lives in this world. Thank You that I can do all things through Your Son, Jesus, who strengthens me. Today I surrender my battles to You and come under Your power and Your authority. Fill me with the fullness of Your Spirit. Use me to do Your Kingdom work. Father, show me Your Shekinah glory as I march onward as a child of the LIVING GOD. I ask all this in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

If this prayer touched your heart and you would like a copy for yourself or to pray, you can get a FREE copy by clicking here.

And I would LOVE to pray for you by name. So if you prayed with prayer, please leave your name in the comments section.

And if you get a chance to see War Room, which releases today, GO SEE IT!! I saw a sneak preview last night. POWERFUL movie about Prayer and Spiritual Warfare!! Click here for a sneak peek of the movie.

**** The winner of Amy Lively’s”BIG Giveaway” is Randi who posted on 8/25 at 9:19 a.m.

Please e-mail me at deuteronomysix@aol.com with your full name and mailing address so that we can send you your amazing gift package. ****


August 20, 2015

Prayer for our Children and our Schools

Each year as children and teachers head back to school, my heart turns toward prayer. Please join me in storming the gates of heaven on behalf of our precious children and their teachers!



Heavenly Father,

We pray the Armor of God over our children and their teachers:  the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the sword of the Spirit, the shield of faith, the belt of truth, and the shoes of the gospel of peace.

Father, plant Your love, Your presence, and Your Word deep within their hearts.  May Your Word reach into the marrow of their bones and ignite a passion that is unquenchable.  Cause them to love You with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength and let NOTHING override that passion.

Father, as they spend their days at school, let them be set apart.  May they be light in darkness, joy in sadness, peace in discontent, and order in chaos.  Let their character and integrity shine forth like the sun!

In their schools, Father, we pray that Your Word and the fear of the Lord would be the basis of wisdom and instruction.  Father, we ask that You take our prayers and blanket each school, placing them under the shadow of Your wing.

For those teachers that believe in You, strengthen them and uphold them with Your mighty right hand.  Father, give them an extra measure of wisdom, knowledge, and revelation to excel as teachers and shine in darkness.  Provide them with opportunities to share their faith with faculty, staff, and administration and give them the courage to do it.

We pray for every level of administration.  We pray for wisdom beyond comprehension as they make decisions for the schools and school systems.  We pray divine direction.  We pray that You would direct the steps of those making decisions for our children.  Make Your way clear and place those who walk with You in places of authority and decision-making.  Bless their efforts.  Give them favor.

Through Young Life, church youth groups, and other student ministries, use leaders and students to sweep each school with revival and evangelism.  Guide, bless, and empower the leaders and students through the power of Your Holy Spirit.  Go before them and open doors.  Father, we boldly ask for many to come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and yield their lives to Christ.

Father, as we end our time in prayer, we boldly as that You would grow each of our children in wisdom and stature and favor with God and with man.  Thank You in advance for all You will do in and through our prayers.  We ask this in the powerful name of Jesus Christ our Lord!

Please leave a prayer request for any child,  teacher, leader, or school who is on your heart today. And if you leave a comment, let’s knit our prayers together by praying for the prayer request in the comment above yours.

And if you would like a FREE copy of a similar prayer I wrote a few years ago for our children and their schools, please click here. Feel free to share it with neighbors and friends.

***** Winner of Breaking Up with Perfect by Amy Carroll is Jessica who posted August 18th at 4:00 a.m.

Please send your full name and mailing address to my e-mail at deuteronomysix@aol.com so that we can send you your book!*****

*****To find winners of Invisible by Jennifer Rothschild, visit the end of the comments in my August 11th giveaway post*****

Standing together with you in prayer,