When God Gives You Manna

By Karen Isbell

After the Israelites were set free from slavery in Egypt they found themselves in the desert facing starvation. In true human form, they complained, longing to return to their enslavement – doubting God’s plan and abundant provision.prayer for provision; manna; prayer for trust; jehovah jireh

Have you ever followed God and found yourself in a desert? Doubting if you had heard right? Wondering if you should have stayed put?

You’re in good company. We are in the middle of the desert – often unsure which direction leads to the Promised Land or when we will get there.

As I found myself on my knees again, bringing our needs and to God, I was reminded of the Israelites and God’s abundant provision. So often, we want more than what we need – or the full portion all at once. But He chooses to give us our daily manna – no more and no less. This is hard because it requires daily trust. We must return each morning to gather only what we need, trusting that He will provide again tomorrow.

Enough patience for the moment
Enough food for the meal
Enough grace for the day
Enough money for the month

So often I strive in my own self-sufficiency to produce what is needed when He is inviting me to cease striving and live from abiding – allowing Him to flow through me moment by moment. But that moment by moment abiding requires moment by moment trust.

Praying for you as I feast on my manna for today.

Calm the chaos of Christmas and focus your heart each day with a simple prayer beholding (remembering who Christ is) around the 5 themes of Advent – Hope, Joy, Love, Peace and Savior.

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31 Days of Praying God’s Word – Day 9

By Karen Isbell

prayer life; prayer for conviction; prayer for healingI like to fix things – people included. So, when I see sin in someone’s life, I feel the need to be the Holy Spirit. And while there are times we are used to help someone see their sin, ultimately, only the Holy Spirit can bring true conviction that leads to repentance. Even in our own lives.

Here is a prayer we can pray for ourselves and those in our life for conviction of sin.

Father, You are pure and holy, there is none more righteous than You. I pray that ______ would see his/her need for You in the light of Your righteousness. I pray that by Your kindness he/she will be drawn to confession and repentance. I pray that he/she would be quick to confess his/her sin and desire to keep a pure and clean heart before You. Search ______ and make known any hidden sins that they may be covered by the blood of Jesus. Create in ______ a clean heart, O God. I pray he/she does not live weighed down with guilt but with freedom, but live with a full understanding of his/her forgiveness in Christ Jesus. In Jesus’ Name, I pray.

Hebrews 4:13; Psalm 139:23-24; Romans 8:1

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Day 6 – A Prayer for When You are Forgetful

By Karen Isbell

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prayers for strength, prayers for hope, prayers for peaceI am forgetful. Most days I forget trivial things that don’t matter in the long run. But too often I forget important things, I forget who I am in Christ and I believe the lies of the enemy. The lies of the world are loud, and I have to intentionally quiet them to hear the whispers of truth from our Father.

We were chosen, in our sin. Not because we had done anything or even could do anything to earn it. We were chosen to be adopted into God’s family and bear His Name here on earth. Here is a prayer we can pray on days we are forgetful to renew our minds.

I am Chosen By God:

Before You spoke the world into being You chose me. You saw me in my sin and still ordained that I would be holy and blameless in Your sight. You set me apart to be adopted into Your family. I was chosen by You, to bear fruit for the Kingdom that will last for all eternity.

Ephesians 1:4; John 15:16; Romans 8:3

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Day 5 – A Prayer for Your Husband’s Calling

By Karen Isbell

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Praying for my husband is one of my greatest honors as a wife. The reality is, other than their parents, we – their wives, might be the only person praying for them. It is a heavy and high calling, but one I’m honored to carry.

Every day when they leave the walls of our home they go to battle. They fight an enemy that wages war on their hearts and minds.

Here is a prayer we can pray for them to rest and be confident in who God has created and equipped them to be – in a world that is accomplishment and success driven, let’s guard their hearts with the truth of God’s Word and who He says they are.

Look up the scriptures and write your own prayer or use this as a starting point:

Father, I thank You that You have uniquely created __________ with gifts and talents to build Your Kingdom. I pray You would show him how to continue to develop them for Your glory. I pray he would walk confidently in the gifts and talents You have given him and not have feelings of inadequacy, fear of failure. I pray he would have contentment in his occupation and find pleasure and joy in using the gifts You gave him. I pray he would use his gifts and talents to build up and edify the Body of Christ. I pray that the gifts and talents You place in _________ would be released fully to bring glory to You and Your Kingdom.

Romans 11:29; Ephesians 4:7; 1 Peter 4:10; James 1:17; 1 Corinthians 1:4-7

Day 4 – A Prayer for Surrender

By Karen Isbell

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I have just enough red in my hair to be stubborn and strong-willed. Surrendering my will to anyone doesn’t come without a fight. Yet, I continue to learn my lesson the hard way. Unwillful surrender is painful.

Fully surrendering our lives isn’t a one time prayer – it’s a prayer we must pray moment by moment, day by day. Every time I pray these scriptures I am reminded of His goodness, inviting me into to a beautiful surrender. I am reminded of how quickly I forget His goodneprayer; prayer for surrender; christian women prayer; war roomss and fight for my own way, striving to manipulate circumstances.

Surrendering our will is not easy, but it is best.

Here is a prayer you can pray as we daily surrender our lives. Look up the scriptures and write your own prayer or use this ast a starting point:

Father, I thank You that You are sovereign and a God of order. You will make straight paths for those who trust in You. I depend on You and submit to You in all my steps. Forgive me for trying to manipulate circumstances to get my own way. I submit to Your will, may it be done in my life as it is in heaven. I put aside my own plans and sur- render my dreams and desires that aren’t in Your will. I surrender and entrust my steps to You. I thank You that Your plans for me are to prosper me and give me a future and hope.

1 Corinthians 14:33; Proverbs 3:5-6; Matthew 6:10; Matthew 10:38-39; Jeremiah 29:11



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