Did You Call Me?

my sheep hear my voice

The sheep that are My own hear My voice and listen to Me; I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they will never, ever [by any means] perish; and no one will ever snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater and mightier than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are One [in essence and nature].” (John 10:27-30)

Prayer:

Lord Jesus,

You are my Shepherd, and I desire to continue to hear your voice. Help me to listen to you, and follow you wherever you lead me. Thank you for giving me eternal life, reminding me that I will never perish, and assuring me that no one will snatch me out of your hand, because you and the Father are One. Amen.

Calling Me To Rest

calling you to rest

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me [following Me as My disciple], for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest (renewal, blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

Prayer:

Lord Jesus,

I come to you for a much-needed rest. I am burdened by many things, but I know that you love me. So, I will sit here and enjoy your presence. As we spend time together, please remove those things that make me feel depleted. Give me your strength where I am weak, and give me your nourishment to fill my soul. Where I have picked up religious practices that are harming me, please release me from those things, so that I can continue to enjoy an authentic relationship with you. Thank you, Lord Jesus! Amen.

Happy Easter!

happy easter

Jesus of Nazareth has risen from the grave. He is alive forevermore, and He has been given all authority (all power of absolute rule) in heaven and on earth. Death has no victory over Him, for He holds the keys to both life and death. Those who believe in Him may die, but they shall live again because nothing shall separate them from the love of God which is found in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

Prayer:

Lord Jesus,

You are really alive! You are my solid rock and my firm foundation. Though I look through a glass dimly now, someday I will see you face to face. What a wonderful day that will be. Come, Lord Jesus, Come! Hallelujah! Amen.

Easter Sunday Prayer

be transformed

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” (John 11:25-27)

A great hope and a bright future awaits everyone who believes in Jesus of Nazareth. Death no longer has victory over us, because Jesus holds the keys to life and death, and even though we die, yet shall we live because we have believed in Him.

The reality of our destiny should bring us comfort if we are facing hardship, joy where we are experiencing sadness, and encouragement in the midst of any despair. During these challenging times, we can lean on Jesus for His strength, rest in Him as our peace, and ask Him to remove any fear that keeps us from His perfect love.

Prayer:

Lord Jesus,

We believe that the Father has sent you, and just as you raised Lazarus from the grave, you will also raise us up. Nothing will ever separate us from your love, not even death itself. For you have taken off our grave clothes and set us free to walk in newness of life with you. Thank you for defeating death, overcoming the grave, and restoring us into a complete revelation of your marvelous love. Amen.