Lord God Please help me…

to find the strength to get up when I just want to give up.

to hold on even though I have fears about my (e. g. home, job, family, health, car)

to trust You Lord even though my stress, drama and fears are so overwhelming

to not give up even though life seems so shaky and uncertain

to speak up the next time he/she disrespects or abuses me.

to guard my heart from depression, shame, guilt and toxic people

to guard myself from family/friends who challenge my trust, faith, time and money.

to be grateful and show up for my job even though I may not enjoy it.

to be a good provider for myself and my family with less stress and struggle.

to resist my addictions (e.g.. shoes, food, alcohol, drugs, shopping,

gambling, bad relationships, porn, etc.)

to say “no” to things that can destroy my life, health and relationships

to discover and develop my special anointed gifts, talents and purpose.

to be successful in my business and leadership roles.

to meet the right people who can enrich and better my life.

to fill my lonely hours with productivity, peace and wholeness.

to forgive and let go of my pain, bitterness and anger.

to heal my grieving heart for the ones I have lost and miss so much.

to stop worrying about my loved ones in trouble, the war, hospital or prison.

to endure and keep my faith as I wait for my miracle.

to remember, that spite of it all, I am, too blessed to be stressed.

to remember that You are the source of supply.

to be blessed and to be a blessing to others.

to keep pressing toward my mark of a higher calling.

to stay in the light to see You more clearly, follow You nearly and love You more dearly.

           by Jewel Diamond Taylor, Minister, Conference Keynotes Speaker, author and

              Founder of Women on the Grow


  1. Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
    The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide;
    When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
    Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.
  2. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
    Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
    Change and decay in all around I see—
    O Thou who changest not, abide with me.
  3. I need Thy presence every passing hour;
    What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?
    Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
    Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.
  4. I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
    Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
    Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
    I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.
  5. Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
    Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
    Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
    In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

A Prayer Using the Names of God

I KNOW You can create something out of nothing, please create something out of any nothing areas – the impossible situations in my life.

El Elyon,
I KNOW You are in control, sovereign, and I give You my circumstances today.

I KNOW You are my Lord and Master, I choose to follow You instead of the ways of the world.

El Shaddai,
I KNOW You are God Almighty, and I trust that You are sufficient for my deepest needs today.

Jehovah Jireh,
I KNOW You are my provider, and will supply everything I need today.

El Roi,
I KNOW You are the God who sees me, and that I am never alone, and nothing in my life goes unnoticed, for You know it all and see it all.

I KNOW You are the one and only, self-existent, eternal, covenant-keeping God and that You will always love me.

Jehovah Rapha,
I KNOW You are my healer and I come to You now with every area of my life that needs healing today.

Jehovah Nissi,
I KNOW You are my banner, and the victory in every situation that threatens me today.

Jehovah Mekoddishkem,
I KNOW You are my sanctifier, making me holy, doing for me what I can never do for myself.

Jehovah Shalom,
I KNOW You are my peace, and bring calm in every storm I face in life.

Jehovah Sabaoth,
I KNOW You are the LORD of Hosts, and bring deliverance as You defeat my enemies.

Yahweh Ro’i,
I KNOW You are my shepherd, and intimately care for me even if no one else does.

Abba, Father,
I KNOW You are my Father and that I can run to You and rest in the security of your everlasting arms.

In Jesus’ name,

– Anonymous

Changing the Color-Tags

Sometime back, I received the following mail which really encouraged me to look at people differently and to share whatever I have (could be a smile, a meal, or even a listening ear) at any particular moment.  I hope it touches you as well.

In the war years, triage referred to the policy by which medical assistance was given. It was up to the doctors to “color-tag” the wounded, placing them in one of three categories according to their condition. One color meant hopeless – nothing we can do will save them. Another tag meant they’d make it whether they get help or not. The third color-tag indicated a doubtful prognosis – a chance to live only if medical assistance is given. Since there were severely limited medical supplies, assistance was being given only to this last group.

Lou was badly blown apart, including one leg severely wounded. The doctor who examined him made the decision that Lou was a hopeless case and tagged him as such, leaving him to die. But a nurse noticed Lou was conscious and began to talk with him. They discovered they were both from Ohio. Getting to know Lou as a person, the nurse just couldn’t let him die. She broke all the rules and changed his color-tag.

Recovery included a two-day trip in the back of a truck and months in a hospital, but Lou made it. He met a girl in the hospital whom he later married. Even minus one leg, he has led a full happy life, all because a nurse broke the rules of triage and “changed a tag”.

Jesus spent much of his earthly ministry “changing color-tags” – healing the broken-hearted, forgiving sinners and bringing hope to the hopeless. He’s still bringing hope to the hopeless – every minute of every day! Today, someone you know is feeling hopeless. They desperately need hope. Share the hope of Jesus with them. Look for every opportunity to go around “changing their color-tags”.

How Rich Am I (8/15/13)

Take time to be grateful today for what you already have. Remember that gratefulness is the one thing that can beat stress 100%.



Read: Nehemiah 9:22-10:39, 1 Corinthians 9:19-10:13, Psalm 34:1-10, Proverbs 21:13

Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.
(Proverbs 21:13)

Relate: Instead of giving my normal story, analogy, or illustration here I would encourage you to meander over to the Global Rich List and check it out. Took me about 15 seconds tops to discover my place.

React: I don’t consider myself a very rich person. Not by any stretch. The problem is, almost nobody does. Those making 35,000 USD a year (about double me) wish they made 50. Those making 50 wish they made 100 and so on and so forth. Apparently, I am richer than I thought. I make more than 95% of the world. I have clean water, food enough to eat and then some, and a roof over my head with reliable electricity. I’m…

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