Words of Encouragement Blog

A PRAYER FOR PASTORS

A PRAYER FOR PASTORS

Heavenly Father, I come Praying that all pastors will boldly stand and preach the uncompromised gospel and saving grace of Jesus Christ. I Pray for the direction, protection, guidance and encouragement of my pastor, Dr. Ronnie W. Goines, and all pastors as they strive to truly exhibit a Christ-life and support God’s agenda, not their own.

I pray that Pastors will fervently and passionately water their congregations with the undiluted Word Of God so that Christians will be empowered and equipped for such a time as this; so that sinners will be saved, Saints will be edified and God will be glorified!

Father God, compel Pastors to seek your Will and appoint Holy Spirit filled and anointed Deacons, Leaders, ministers, administration, staff, and volunteers for the Work of the ministry and to serve as Unto the Lord—not leaning to their own understanding, but seeking Your guidance and direction in every arena.

Father God, give Pastors wisdom as they call their congregations into intercession and lead them to an understanding of the times and the dire need for prevailing prayer!

Father God, allow a spirit of prayer to spread like wildfire across our homes, churches and land until every church becomes a “House of Prayer”, saturated with seasons and extended times of people turning back to the Lord!

I decree and declare that IT IS SO, in the mighty and matchless Name of Jesus I pray and Thank you, Lord, for hearing and answering…Amen!🙏🏽~M. Ford

“And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct], [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church];” ‭‭(Ephesians‬ ‭4:11-12‬ ‭AMP‬‬)

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EVEN NOW…REJOICE!

EVEN NOW…REJOICE!

Heavenly Father, I lift up my eyes to the hills from where my help comes from! For all our help comes from You, who made the heavens and earth!

Your never slumbering eyes are Always watching👁—never can we escape your Holy vision, for you watch over us day🌕 and night🌙; and you grace us with sweet sleep🛏even in the midst of storms!🌊

As we start a brand new day filled with brand new mercies we give you brand new praises!🙌🏼 We stand on your promise to make our feet👣 like hinds feet so that as we walk🚶🏾‍♀️life’s slippery roads 🛣 and unpredictable paths we will remain steady and sure. As we encounter everything under the sun ☀️from health🤕 to wealth💰issues—we trust you, Oh God, to intercede on our behalf and release your healing, deliverance, restoration, abundant blessings and fullness of joy!

Father, with your righteous right hand 🤚 you so gently and patiently protect and shield🛡us from seen and unseen dangers!🌪🐅👿

Lord, we Thank You, for always being our Keeper—our Protector—The Lion of Judah!🦁 Thank you, Father, for loving us unconditionally! We love you Father with our whole hearts!♥️ Have your way in us and through us this day! Help us to REJOICE ALWAYS in your great unconditional love for us—Again I say “REJOICE!”☝🏾🙌🏼

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

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation. (Psalm 91:14-16)

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“PERFECT PEACE”

PERFECT PRACE

Heavenly Father, Allow your perfect peace to rest upon the hearts and minds of those who are feeling helpless and hopeless, confused, drained, tired and hurting today. No matter the reason for the hurt, or the nature of the discomfort and pain, You Father, are the remedy. Soothe the physical pain, diminish the mental despair, and heal the hurt and heartache in those who have lost loved ones, battling sickness, struggling with depression or feeling distressed and pressed by the cares of this life.

Father God, place a smile within their spirit, joy deep within their soul and give them your perfect peace that will overshadow all sorrow, pain, distress and unrest in their hearts. Allow your mercy and grace to flow like rivers of Living water, and your peace that pass all understanding to rest upon hearts and minds as we hold on to our faith and faint not!  

Father God, allow the purifying power of The Holy Spirit to purge every thought holding the minds of your children captive as we decree and declare DELIVERANCE, RESTORATION and VICTORY IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS! Be our battle ax as we war in the spiritual realms…abolish every scheme, trick, plot and plan of the enemy as we counteract every vain imagination with your Word! Thank you, Father, for doing it!  Hallelujah and Amen!🙏🏽~M. Ford

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬)

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JUST ONE TOUCH

JUST ONE TOUCH

Father God, As we enter another new week, I come praying for the physical, spiritual, and mental health and wellness of those in need.

Touch those sick at home, in hospitals and in other care facilities with your healing power. Some are mentally exhausted and emotionally drained from the cares of this life, but just one touch from you can set every wrong right and bring RESTORATION to the weary.

Allow your love and your peace to rest in every heart and mind that longs for You and give them comfort in knowing you are STILL working on their behalf.

Lord God, I pray and plead the blood of Jesus over each of us as we go on our way this day—bless the works of our hands and increase the fruits of our labor, in the mighty Name of Jesus!

Just One Touch, Lord JESUS I Pray—Amen!🙏🏽~M. Ford

(James 5:13-16)

“NO CROSS, NO CROWN”

No Cross, No Crown

“NO CROSS, NO CROWN”Many people will “wear” The Cross, in all its beauty. But few are willing to “bear” The Cross with all its shame and pain. Remember…No Cross, No Crown.✝️👑🙏🏽~M. Ford

“Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”” (Mark‬ ‭10:21‬)

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SALT & LIGHT

SALT & LIGHT

Father God, Help each of us to live life in such a manner that we bring LIGHT and FLAVOR to a dark and dying world that’s lost its savor—All for Your Glory and Honor! It’s In Jesus’ mighty Name I pray…Amen 🙏🏽~M. Ford

“Salt is good (beneficial), but if salt has lost its saltiness, how will you restore [the saltiness to] it? Have salt within yourselves, and be at peace and live in harmony with one another.” (Mark 9:50 AMP)

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PROMISE KEEPER

PROMISE KEEPER

Heavenly Father, We thank you that with this brand new day comes Your brand new mercies. We realize that there may be some obstacles to face—Help us not be taken by surprise, but rather recognize the tricks & traps of the enemy that come in clever disguise.

For we know that this walk of Faith was never promised to be a field of flowers. Nevertheless, You are faithful, and will not allow any more on us than we can take. You alone will hold us up with your righteous right hand and will undergird us so that we don’t break under the weight.

Therefore, by your Spirit, we shall Remain steadfast and steady in our walk of Faith—Giving you glory, honor and praise with every breath we take!

For we know that you are not a man that you should lie—If YOU said it, YOU will bring it to pass!

Thank You, Father, for being Faithful to your Word—The Ultimate PROMISE KEEPER! Amen🙏🏽~M. Ford

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” (James‬ ‭1:12‬)

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“SOAR IN TBE SPIRIT”

SOAR IN THE SPIRIT

Father God, consecrate us this day. Endow each of us with strength for this journey. Stir up Your Holy Spirit within us so that we might be empowered to accomplish great things for Your glory!

Go before us this day and trigger every trap 🪤 the enemy has laid overnight for your Saints. Order our steps around every snare and propel us to new heights where we can soar with the eagles 🦅 high in the Spirit!

We Glorify Your Name Jesus, and We give you all honor and praise on this day…Hallelujah and Amen!🙏🏽~M. Ford

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

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“I DELIGHT”

I DELIGHT

Heavenly Father, Thank you for your mercies that are new to us every morning! Because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ, I know that we can live a new life free from the bondage of SIN…and I THANK YOU!

Father, heal and deliver your children suffering from sickness and disease, stress and anxiety, oppression and depression, helplessness and hopelessness, fear and despair. Allow the purifying power of your Holy Spirit to cleanse our lives from all things that dishonor you and hinder us from doing your perfect will. In the mighty name of Jesus, we cast off every form of unrighteousness and yield our total being, Mind-Body-Soul-Spirit, to your transforming power—You are the Potter and we are the clay! Help us to trust you and walk in holiness day-by-day!

Bless us, so that we might be blessings to others! Strengthen us, so that we might be strong even in our weakest hour! Fill our hearts with your love, joy and peace so that it will overflow onto others! Allow our lights of salvation to shine on others so that they will see YOU in us and know the true Love of Christ by our living testimony!

Father, our heart’s desire is for MORE of YOU…Fill us with your power to overcome the enemy on every level, courage to fight on even when the battle seems futile, strength to endure the most difficult times in life, and a fortified Faith that’s unshakable even in unpredictable times such as these!

Father, Not our will, but your will be done…It’s In Jesus’ mighty name I pray and praise you always. Amen🙏🏽~M. Ford

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm‬ ‭37:4‬)

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“JUST ONE TOUCH”

“JUST ONE TOUCH”

Heavenly Father, We need your divine touch this day. Touch our minds, so that we think on things that are good and right in your sight. Touch our hearts, so that we are in perfect peace no matter the situation. Touch our tongues, so that we speak of your greatness, grace, love, mercy, omnipotence and sovereignty! Touch our eyes, so that we can see Your glory shining through the gloomy clouds of darkness in our lives!

Father, I pray that you will release your healing power and restore those hurting, sick and emotionally distraught. Comfort those in a season of loss—no matter what that loss may be that’s causing your children pain and suffering. Cover each of us on today with an extra portion of your grace and mercy! Help us to weather every storm of life in a manner that reflects your goodness and glory! Lord, Just one touch from you is all we need to be made whole!

Thank you, Father, for your loving kindness that is unconditional! We love you Father with our whole hearts! Have your way in us and through us this day, and help us to REJOICE in your great love for us! It’s in Jesus’ precious name I pray…Amen ❤️🙏🏽~M. Ford

“and implored him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:36‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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