Monday, 16 May 2022

A Prayer For The Crisis In the World

 



Dear Lord, King of all nations, Prince of Peace, I ask that you put an end to the hostility in the world in Jesus' name.

Father God, let Your Peace which surpasses all understanding, guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus.

Father God, I ask that you make all the wars cease in Jesus' name.

Father God, I ask that you rescue those who are vulnerable from the hand of their enemies to enable them to serve you without fear in Jesus' name (Luke 1:74-75).

Lord Jesus, have mercy.

Help someone else pray for the world today by sharing this prayer with them. 

I am asking God to strengthen your body, soul and mind this new week in Jesus' name.

Have a lovely week!

Yours in Christ,

Mysses Lafunky

I have a free e-book for you. The book (15 Women of the Bible: How they lived a Purpose Driven Life). This e-book was written by my Bible Study Group. To download on Google Drive for free, click here.

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Why should I make choices that Please the Lord?

Hello Readers & Followers,

I hope your week is going on well and I hope the weather is lovely where you are. It's raining here at the moment, I need to prepare a hot drink as soon as I finish typing this article. 

Proverbs 14:12 (EXB version) says "Some people think they are doing right (There is a path that seems straight to a person), but in the end, it leads to death.



Let me share something with you. One of my friends recently informed me that, as she was waiting at a bus stop for a mode of public transport, the Holy Spirit asked her not to enter the first mode of public transport that arrived. The Holy Spirit asked her to wait for the next one.

Based on her understanding, she couldn't comprehend why she could not enter the public transport as she had been waiting for a while. Nevertheless, she heeded the instruction from the Holy Spirit and she waited for the next public transport. As the driver was driving to her destination, she noticed the transportation that she didn't enter had been involved in a gruesome accident, she couldn't believe it as if she had not heeded the warning from the Holy Spirit, she would have been part of the casualties.  

Proverbs 3:5-7 (NIV version) says "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil."

My friend made the choice to trust in the Lord to lead her. What if she didn't heed the instruction from the Holy Spirit, what would have happened to her?  

When you choose to follow the directions from the Lord, you will be the one to reap the rewards. So, why not allow God to direct your choices?  There will be times that some choices would be right but God is saying, it isn't yet time for you to make that particular choice. 

Friday, 15 April 2022

Behold! The Lamb of God

Hello Everyone,

Happy Good Friday to you! Good Friday is an opportunity for us to reflect on the death of Jesus Christ and what the death of Jesus Christ means to us.



Have a lovely Easter!

Yours in Christ,

Mysses Lafunky

I have a free e-book for you. The book (15 Women of the Bible: How they lived a Purpose Driven Life). This e-book was written by my Bible Study Group. To download on Google Drive for free, click here.

Thursday, 7 April 2022

How To Avoid Distractions In The Place of Prayer

Hello Readers & Followers,

I hope your week is going on well and I hope the weather is lovely where you are. It's raining here at the moment; I've had a hot drink to keep warm. As I was typing this article, my mobile phone was beeping and I was going to look at it. However, I ignored it as I know it was a distraction. Nevertheless, I think it would have been helpful if I had put it on silent mode. How do you avoid distractions when you are spending time with God? Why do we become distracted in the place of prayer? Whose fault is it? The state of our minds? The role of the devil? External factors such as; our friends and families or our business or workplace?

As Christians, Jesus expects us to pray. In fact, in the Book of Matthew 6:5-7, Jesus used the phrase "when you pray" rather than "if you pray." This means God is expecting us to communicate with him. Let me share the scripture in Matthew 6:5-7 for you to read:

"When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get. But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again."

Now that we have established that Jesus wants us to pray. Does Jesus expect us to pray for a few minutes, a few hours or can we decide on the duration that we pray for? 

Matthew 26:40 says "Then Jesus returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to Peter, “Couldn’t you watch with me for even one hour?"


Can you spend at least 1 hour with God in a day? How can you avoid distractions in the place of prayer?

Monday, 4 April 2022

Fire of the Lord

Hello Readers & Followers,

It's a new week! I hope you've had a lovely weekend. Is there anything that you'd like to throw into the fire of the Lord and for the fire of the Lord to burn up?

Thursday, 31 March 2022

Praying for others

Hello Readers & Followers,

I hope your week is going on well and I hope the weather is lovely where you are.

This week's article is about praying for others



Job 42:10 says "After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before."


Galatians 6:2 says "Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfil the law of Christ."


Galatians 5:14 says "The entire law is fulfilled in a single decree: "Love your neighbour as yourself."


Colossians 4:2 says "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

There is power in praying for other people, but sometimes it feels tricky to know how to regularly communicate the needs of others to God. Try some of these simple ideas and practical tips when praying for others.  

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

God Knows All Your Secrets

Hello Readers & Followers,

I hope your week is going on well and I hope the weather is lovely where you are. In England, the weather is sunny and I'm enjoying the sunshine. Whenever it's sunny, I'm always quick to spread our clothes outside for the lovely weather to dry all the clothes. Do you like it when it is sunny? Is there anything in particular that you enjoy doing when it is sunny? 

This week's article is to remind you that God sees what you are doing in secret and He will reward you for all that you do (Matthew 6:4).