Words of Encouragement Blog

“GREAT Is Your Faithfulness!”

Our Father, which art in Heaven…hollowed be your holy name for you alone are worthy to be praised! From the rising of the sun until the going down of the same…You, Oh Lord, are worthy to be praised! As You cause the sun to rise on this brand new day, we thank you, Father, for your tender mercies that are new to us every morning! GREAT IS YOUR FAITHFULNESS!

Father, during this season of swift transitions, social distancing and isolation, allow your people to feel your powerful presence in ways never felt before! Help us to seek your truths more and not lean to our own understanding. Those who are feeling alone and cut-off from life, Let them know that even though this may be a time of solitude, they are never really alone because you have promised to never leave or forsake us…even as we walk through the valley and shadows of death…You, oh God, are right there with us…leading and loving us until we make it over and through these trying times. For we know that you did not make man to be alone, but you made us for community and relationships—Koinonia—so for those who are having difficulty with isolation and being denied seeing sick family and friends (for their safety), Lord speak peace and contentment into their spirits and give them a joy deep down in their hearts that supersedes their current state of restriction.

Father God, soothe the fever, aches and pains of those infected by COVID-19 and bring about rapid healing, in Jesus’ name! Allow those individuals and families in isolated conditions to be content in being alone with The Lover of Their Souls—Enjoying JESUS everyday! Thank you, Father, for the blessings of technology that allows some to work from home, shop online for needed items, and stay in touch with loved ones, even if they can’t be there in person. Father, these are truly difficult times, but help us to remember that trouble don’t last always and that even in times like these You have promised to be our very present help! Hallelujah!

Father, give us the peace, patience, hope, Joy, love and STRENGTH we need for this journey…day by day. Even when all else fails, help our trust and faith in You to fail not…because GREAT IS YOUR FAITHFULNESS! Lord, You alone are sovereign…so we look to you, oh God, to forgive our sins and heal our land! It’s in the mighty name above all names….JESUS, I pray and praise you forever! Amen 🙏🏽 2 Chronicles 7:14



Heavenly Father, I pray for a “spirit of prayer” to spread like wildfire across our homes, churches, land and world until every church becomes A HOUSE OF PRAYER, saturated with spirit-led, prevailing prayer resulting in a harvest of souls turning back to The Lord! Father, cast out every wicked way, every evil thought and every dastardly deed! Forgive us of every sin, transgression and iniquity that has caused us to compromise our faith and walk against your perfect will. Wash us with the blood of Christ and we will be cleansed from the inside out! Father, fill us with your precious Holy Spirit and set our souls on blazing fire with an overflow of desire for more of your presence and power to do the work of the kingdom right here on earth—all for Your Glory, oh God! It’s in the saving name of Jesus I pray and praise you always…Amen.

“He said to them, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you make it a den of robbers.” (Matthew 21:13)

“God Is Speaking, Are You Listening?”

God Is Speaking, Are You Listening? As we use this “down time” away from all the hustle and bustle of our busy lifestyles; God is calling us into HIS presence. Now that HE has our attention, there are some things He wants to say to each of HIS children. Are you willing to be still and draw close to HIM in the Word and Prayer? Just say, “Speak Lord, your servant is listening and hears.” ~M. Ford (1 Samuel 3:1-10)

“Now the boy Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation. And it came to pass at that time, while Eli was lying down in his place, and when his eyes had begun to grow so dim that he could not see, and before the lamp of God went out in the tabernacle of the LORD where the ark of God was, and while Samuel was lying down, that the LORD called Samuel. And he answered, “Here I am!” So he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” And he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” And he went and lay down. Then the LORD called yet again, “Samuel!” So Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” He answered, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” (Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, nor was the word of the LORD yet revealed to him.) And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. So he arose and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you did call me.” Then Eli perceived that the LORD had called the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and it shall be, if He calls you, that you must say, ‘Speak, LORD, for Your servant hears.’ ” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. Now the LORD came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.””

I Samuel 3:1-10 NKJV


“Are You Enjoying Jesus Yet?”


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“Are You Enjoying Jesus Yet?” ~Mary A. Ford

”A Very Present Help”

Good morning Heavenly Father!
This is the day that YOU have made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!🙌🏼Why? Because Your Grace, oh God, covers us in every situation and Your mercy is new to us every morning!🌈 Father, Your faithfulness is forever; Your love is everlasting; Your favor is for real, and Your peace is priceless!😇 You, oh Lord, are indeed good because YOU are GOD…our sovereign savior, prince of peace, wonderful counselor, mighty GOD!☝🏾👑 Your are the ruler over all and working in and out all things for our good and Your glory!💃🏾 You, oh God, are the same and will never change—yesterday, today and forevermore…YOU ARE GOD ALONE!🗣 Therefore, we will continue to put all of our trust, hope and faith in YOU ALONE!📖❤️🙏🏽 Like trees planted by the rivers of water…WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED!🙇🏽‍♀️🙇🏾‍♂️ Father, move in miraculous ways today—save the lost, comfort the hurting, heal the sick, give hope to the hopeless and bring peace into envy confused and crisis situation.☝🏾🙏🏽 Thank you, Father, for being our STRENGTH, REFUGE and very present HELP in times of chaos, crisis and trouble.💪🏽🙏🏽 WE TRUST YOU FATHER! Have Your Devine way in our lives today!☝🏾🙌🏼 It’s in the mighty and matchless name of Jesus The Christ I pray and praise you always! Amen 🙏🏽🙏🏽



Life will deal out the good, bad and the ugly…BUT stay focused on Christ, the solid Rock! He is the anchor that will hold you steady through the storms and keep your mind in perfect peace—Jehovah Shalom. ~M. Ford

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.” (Isaiah 26:3-4)