If you are in Christ…

I pray that everyone is doing okay during this pandemic. I pray for safety and healing for everyone. This quarantine time has been spent with family and it has been a blessing. I always look for the good in everything. Spending quality time with my family and just enjoying each other’s company is a blessing indeed.

Want to start praying but don’t know how?

Prayer is the most powerful way to connect with God. It was a direct line to the Alpha and Omega and has been used to to win wars, begin peace, heal sickness, oversee finances, etc. With praying being so powerful, it is natural for one to think that it has to be elaborate and a spectacle.

This could not be further from the truth. Praying is simply talking. This can be hard for many to do but once you begin to view God not just as God but as a father, this becomes easier. How do you talk to the adult figures in your life? When you are hungry do you have a whole speech just to ask for food? NO, you simply say I am hungry. The same with God. If you want something, if you are scared, worried, or just want to say hi, just talk…no need for pageantry. Here is how I start my prayers…

Heavenly Father, I thank you for this day. Today, is going to be rough….

Nightly prayer of thanks and for family and health

I thank you for this day. I thank you lord for the beautiful weather. I thank you that My wife and I bought all the supplies we needed. I thank you for the cake the girls made for me. I thank you for all the people who greeted me. I thank you for our health.

I pray for covid-19 and that it will leave this earth. I pray for health for family and friends. I pray lord that the weather tomorrow will not be as bad as what is forecasted. Please lord lower the strength of the storms as it approaches.

Tomorrow is a day we celebrate your resurrection. I thank you lord for the cross and the promises of it. Forgive me of my sins and shortfalls. In Jesus name Amen. PJSLB

What does FEAR mean to you?

With COVID-19 being the engine that drives our world, it’s easy to let the fear of the unknown get to you. There is nothing wrong about being scared. The problem is when you let that FEAR stop you from being informed. Face your fears about COVID-19 by being informed. The more you know, the more you will be able to judge what is right for you and your family.

Stay home. Stay safe. Live.