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Prayer Devotional: Day 72

I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. – Psalm 18:1 KJV

Sometimes we are so exhausted that we forget to ask God for strength. He loves us and knows that we are tired. He can help and also send others to help when we are wiped out.

Parenting a toddler takes an incredible amount of energy. Even though toddlers seem to have an unlimited supply of energy, moms do not.

The Lord knows when we need to rest. He gave us a day of rest each week, in fact, but we don’t always rest when we should. Jesus experienced everything that we go through on this Earth. He understands our challenges and takes compassion on us. Amen.

Prayer Devotional: Day 69

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. – Mark 12:30 NIV

When we love the Lord with our hearts, our souls, and our minds, He gives us the strength, energy, and financial resources to accomplish what He has in mind for us.

We need not be bored, listless, or directionless, because God will always reveal to us in due time how much our lives have purpose.

Our work belongs to the Lord. That is reason to do a good job as best we can. Amen.

Prayer Journal: Day 363

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:30‭-‬31 NIV

God has the solution to energy crashes. When we are tired, we can place our hope in the Lord, and He will renew our strength. He can give us the endurance of marathon runners.

He also helps us pace ourselves, whether we are walking or running, working or resting. He knows when we feel burnt out, and He gave us the Sabbath to restore ourselves.

We look forward to the Sabbath because it allows us to rest and enjoy our relationship with the Lord. We love Him and want to follow His commandments, so we honor the Sabbath day, which He said to keep holy.

The next day we will have another day to work, and we can go forward with renewed energy and with the Lord’s encouragement. He can give us just the right amount of energy to get through each day, and then some. Amen.

Prayer Journal: Day 328

Day 328


So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10 NIV


When we are afraid because the future feels uncertain, we can remember that the Lord sees the big picture. He knows what is ahead of us and can stear us away from any danger.


When the Lord holds our hands, our anxiety can melt away. He is with us, no matter what. He can clearly see the right path for us ahead. We can trust Him and know that everything will be alright. Amen. 

Prayer Journal: Day 285

Day 285

For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; Colossians 1:9-11 NKJV

Sometimes our state of mind is dark. We can’t see the good in our lives because we are physically and mentally exhausted.

When I tested positive for COVID-19 on September 1, 2020, I never would have thought I would suffer for the long haul–that brings new meaning to the word “longsuffering.” I wonder when I will feel back to normal.

The Lord can restore our strength and our joy. We have to be patient. Amen.

Prayer Journal: Day 284

Day 284

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. – 1 Peter 5:10


Perfectionism can be a difficult character trait to live with. Although perfectionists normally do good work, they often feel it is never good enough.

The only way to become perfect is through God. He perfects us. He establishes us for our purpose. He strengthens us. When we are worried, He settles us. He is a god of grace. He doesn’t let us suffer forever.

Illness and financial hardships may hit, but when God is with us, we know we are on the winning side. We’ll be with God and all our loved ones who are saved forever. Amen.

Prayer Journal: Day 225

Day 225

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. – Philippians 4:13 KJV

God gives us strength to overcome illness. 

Last Friday, for the first time, I had put my toddler in daycare on moving day so it would not be difficult to unload boxes. 

By Monday, after daycare, we noticed that my son had a runny nose and a slight fever of 99 degrees. I doubt it is COVID-19, because we already had it and have some immunity, but Lord knows, we don’t want to be sick or get anyone else sick. I am grateful that so far my husband and I don’t feel sick or feverish. The Lord gives us strength when we need it to stay healthy so we can take care of others. Amen. 

Prayer Journal: Day 206

Day 206

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him: Rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. – Colossians 2:6‭-‬7 KJV

When the Lord answers a prayer that has been weighing on our hearts, we can be thankful! Our faith in Him grows stronger as we walk with Him, talk to Him in prayer, and meditate on His Word.

Walking in faith gives us roots, so that when storms come, we are not shaken. Our faith makes us stronger.

When the things of this world threaten to tear us down, the Lord builds us up. He teaches us how to love and models good behavior for us. He loves us more than life itself. 

We have many things to be thankful for, because the Lord answers prayers. Amen.

Prayer Journal: Day 203

Day 203

Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. – Psalms 31:24 KJV

Facing big changes takes courage. God can give us strength to get what needs to be done completed. Sometimes the tasks can seem overwhelming, but nothing is too difficult for God.

He directs us and gives us hope. He forgives and cleanses us. The Lord makes all things new.

When we start to doubt whether everything will be okay, we can remember that God’s will shall be done. We have hope of a brighter future.

This life that we are living is a temporary one, but we can have eternal life and redemption through our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Prayer Journal: Day 160

Day 160

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say this–those He redeemed from the hand of the foe, those He gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south. – Psalm 107:1-2 NIV 

We can be thankful that the Lord redeemed us. His love never ends. He saved us from every possible danger, from every single direction imaginable. 

The Lord saves us from distress. He hears us. He cares about us.

He knows our path, the right path for us. When we are uncertain, He is certain. When we are afraid, He is courageous. He strengthens us. When we are weak, we can appreciate the strength He gives us even more. His love endures forever. Amen. 

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