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Passion + Purpose!

Passion + Purpose!

“Passion + Purpose”

If your Passion is not connected to your Purpose, then you will never be satisfied.

Pray that God ignites within you Passion for your ordained Purpose! ~M. Ford

“May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose.”‭‭ (Psalms‬ ‭20:4‬)

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Abba Father…Our hearts are overflowing with gratefulness today! You have proven over and over again your sovereign faithfulness in allowing us to see a brand new dawning—Thank you!☝🏾🙌🏼

Father, I pray that you will set a guard around the hearts of your people—allowing no darkness, depression or wickedness to enter. Allow only the light of your loving presence to embrace and rest upon us.

I pray that your perfect peace that surpasses all understanding will penetrate the heart that may be heavy, hurting and seeking comfort and hope. Help your children to see your sovereign hand at work in every circumstance—forever remembering that true Thankfulness is not about what’s in our “hands”👐🏼; but rather it’s about what’s in our HEARTS❤️.

Thank you, Father, for loving us beyond our faults and seeing the “worth” you’ve placed in each of us. For this and so much more we give you Praise!👏🏾🙌🏼☝🏾

It’s in the precious name of Jesus I pray and give THANKS ALWAYS! Amen 🙏🏽~M. Ford

“I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭9:1‬)

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The tantalizing aroma of turkey and dressing, hot buttered rolls, and all types of palate pleasing delectable delights cascade through the house! The sound of laughter and football games ring through the hallways. That wonderful smell, sight and sound of food, fun and fellowship with family and friends! Yes, there’s nothing like home sweet home at Thanksgiving!

So today, as you contemplate on what it truly means to be thankful, and the anticipation of spending special time with family over Thanksgiving dinner grows—remember to be grateful! After all, TRUE THANKFULNESS is not dependent upon what’s in your Hand✋🏽, but rather what’s in your Heart♥️!

A heart filled with gratitude and lips expressing thankfulness will surely make the Father smile!
THINK—Then THANK!☝🏾🙌🏼🤗🙏🏽

🦃🍽🙏🏽~The Fords

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name!” (Psalms 100: 4)




Heavenly Father, As we enter a brand new day, with brand new mercies, and your prevailing grace, we say “THANK YOU”!🙌🏼

Thank You for your unfailing love, that never runs out!🙌🏼

Thank You for your protective covering, that kept us through seen and unseen dangers!🙌🏼

Thank You for your provision, for you are indeed Jehovah Jirah!🙌🏼

Thank You for your peace, that guards our hearts and minds—Jehovah Shalom!🙌🏼

Thank You for yet another opportunity to lift up your Holy name, love one another, and live a life that is pleasing in your sight!🙌🏼

Father, my heart is filled with Gratefulness and my lips overflow with THANKSGIVING!🙌🏼 Hallelujah and Amen!🙌🏼🙏🏽~M. Ford






Heavenly Father, What shall I render to you for all of your goodness and mercy towards me?

When I think about your unmerited Love for me—my Heart leaps with uncontrollable Joy!❤️

When I reminisce of your unmeasurable Mercy—my Soul Magnifies Your Name!🙌🏼

When I think of how Your grace saved me—my Lips give you perpetual Praise!🗣

Father, we realize that Your undeserved lovingkindness towards us is because of Your Faithfulness!

Therefore, we cry out “THANK YOU, Father” for we are forever Grateful, Grateful, Grateful!☝🏾It’s In Jesus’ precious Name…Amen 🙏🏽~M. Ford

Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! (1 Chronicles 16:8)



Heavenly Father, Help us to realize that “Thankfulness” is not about what’s in our “hand”✋🏽; but true Thankfulness is about what’s in our HEART ❤️!

Give us a Heart filled with Gratitude so that we will display the right attitude.

Thank you, Father, for loving us beyond our faults and meeting us at the point of our very need!

You indeed are Faithful and I’m Grateful! Amen 🙏🏽~M. Ford

“I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭9:1‬)


“STRENGTH for The Journey” by Mary A. Ford

“STRENGTH for The Journey”

“STRENGTH for The Journey”, by Mary A. Ford, is the Perfect Christmas gift for your friends and loved ones! Give the gift that will keep on giving all year round and make an eternal difference. This book is a 21-day scripture-based inspirational devotional designed to help the believer persevere and prevail through the challenges of life. Whether in calm or calamity—discover and embrace the power and STRENGTH available to live a victorious Christian life in Christ Jesus.♥️🙏🏽~Mary A. Ford



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“Service From The Heart❤️”

“Service From The Heart❤️

Heavenly Father, We come remembering every Veteran who pledged allegiance to this United Nation.🇺🇸

On this day we collectively give honor to those who thought it not robbery to give up their freedom and lives in order to protect the lives and freedom of others.♥️🇺🇸

Thank you, Father, for your protection over those dedicated men and women who STOOD ON THE WALL in the past and those who are STANDING ON THE WALL even now, day and night, so that we can enjoy the privileges of freedom each and every day.♥️🇺🇸

Father God, we continuously STAND ON THE WALL OF PRAYER for our military brothers and sisters.🙏🏽🙏🏽 Lead, guide, direct and protect each of them as we Plead the Blood🩸of Jesus over them and Pray Blessings upon Blessings for them and their families.🙏🏽

YOU indeed are GREAT, Oh GOD! Your miracles and wonders never cease! Now Rain down showers of blessings over this land as we, Your people, fervently, expectantly and humbly submit ourselves to You in prayer—seeking Your face and forgiveness, boldly standing united on Your promises in 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Now hear our prayers, Oh Lord, forgive our sins and heal our Land! It’s in the mighty, miraculous and wonderful Name of Jesus I pray and praise always! Amen 🙏🏽~M. Ford


“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭ESV‬)

“Holiness Is Right”~Day 3

“Holiness Is Right”

Father God, thank you for giving us your Holy Spirit to teach us all things; empower us when we are weak; correct us when we stray; and direct us in the right way!

Thank you, Lord, for your transforming power and your loving kindness that reaches us when in the lowest valley or on the highest mountaintop!

Your love never quits, never falters, and never fails!

Father, help us this day to walk in holiness as a lifestyle—letting our Christ-lights shine ever so bright—so that the lost can find their way back to You, and the saved will be encouraged to run on for you a little while longer!

It’s in the mighty Name of Jesus I pray and praise always…Amen🙏🏽~M. Ford


“Since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”” (1 Peter‬ ‭1:16)

“Holiness Is Right”~Day 2

“Holiness Is Right“

Heavenly Father, help us to seek Your Face with our whole hearts; and not to wonder from Your commandments, but to do what is just and right in your sight. Help us to love mercy and to walk humbly with You, Oh God!

Holy Spirit, prompt us to always pray fervently for the lost to be saved and for the saved to be transformed into the image of Christ. Give us that special sincere brotherly love for one another that runs from heart-to-heart and breast-to-breast; not finding it robbery to take the time to show and share the love of Christ.

Father, help us to eagerly and humbly allow the transforming power of The Blood🩸of Jesus to wash away our sins and make us over until You become not only savior, but Lord of our lives!

It’s in the wonder-working Name of Jesus I pray and praise always…Amen.🙏🏽~M. Ford


“Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart” (‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:22‬)