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FSM 183a       POWER PRAYERS--Sample Prayers for ALL!


       Following are sixteen "Power Prayers"--sample prayers to help you be powerful prayer warriors for Jesus! You don't have to memorise these prayers, or pray them all the time, or even pray the whole prayer each time--but they are to give you ideas & examples of how you can pray for the important areas of our daily life for Jesus.
       Some of the prayers may seem quite long, & of course we don't always need to pray such long prayers, but the reason these are long is because we've included lots of details. Sometimes when we pray, we're not specific enough in our prayers--so these sample prayers are to help you. You might like to choose different points in the prayer each time you pray & only pray certain points at a time.
       Another thing you could do is photocopy these prayers so each one praying has a copy. Then when you pray, each person could pray only one or two sentences or a paragraph--with the first one praying the first part, the second one praying the next part, etc. That way, everyone will have a chance to participate. Sometimes you might want to have everyone read aloud unitedly.
       If you read these prayers on your own, privately, you might want to make them more personal by reading the word "me" in place of "us", & "my" in place of "our", wherever it is not already personalised. Even in group reading if you feel it is more effective, & will drive the point home better, you can likewise change the collective "we" or "us" to the individual "I", "me", "my", etc. Some of the prayers were originally written more personally, others not. You may change them as you wish. Sometimes if unity & pulling together is what's needed, the "we" & "us" are more effective; other times it may be more important for each person to apply the prayer to himself--then the personal pronouns "I" & "me" & "my" are more useful.
       These prayers, while they were originally intended for our children, are just as good for the Teens & adults. We think that as sample prayers, they're tremendous for the whole Family! Therefore, we're not publishing this only for kids as had originally been planned, but we're making it a magazine for the entire Family. We will be sending out a few extra copies to each Home, with the desire that you use them to the fullest extent possible.
       PTL! We pray that these prayers will be a blessing to you! And remember, "Your prayers can do mighty things!" & "The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." (Jam.5:16b) God bless you as you wield the weapon of the Word in prayer! We love you!


Wake-up Prayer                             2
Prayer for Prayerfulness                      3
Prayer for Our Loving Shepherds               4
Prayer for Family & Loved Ones               6
Prayer for Others: Friends, etc.               7
Prayer for General Behaviour               8
Prayer for Good Health                      9
Prayer for Get-Out                     10
Prayer for Safety & Protection              11
Prayer when Going Out Witnessing       12
Prayer for Word Class                     14
Prayer before Doing a Job              15
Prayer before Scholastics                     16
Prayer for Good Relations with Each Other       17
Prayer for Receiving Correction              19
Bedtime Prayer                            20


       Dear Jesus, I really love You! Thank You for a good sleep & for keeping me & protecting me throughout the night. Thank You for this special new day. PYL! TYJ! ILY, Jesus! Prepare me for the many surprises, challenges, changes & all the new things You want me to learn & do today. Please teach me to trust You & know that everything that happens today is going to work together for my good because I love You, Jesus, & You love me. (Rom.8:28)
       I want to spend this whole day with You! I want to take hold of Your hand & walk close by Your side & let You lead the way. Please don't let me forget & suddenly let go of Your hand & run off somewhere on my own or lag behind, or try to do things without You, or try to make You go my way & do what I want to do. Help me walk in step with You & under the umbrella of Your protection & in Your perfect Will.
       I want a fresh NEW start today. I want to be clean all over inside & outside like a sparkling window. Please help me to wash in Your wonderful Words of Life & Truth & shine for You all day & let everyone see how wonderful You are & how good it is to have You in my heart as my Best Friend.
       Please keep me from making any serious mistakes, & especially help me in (name the NWO area you want most help on today). But if I do fail in any way, please help me not to get discouraged & feel defeated, but ask for Your help & forgiveness right away & resist the Enemy & learn the lessons You want me to learn, & most of all come closer to You.
       Thank You so much for ALL You've blessed me with: My Home, my Family, good health, a sound mind, for supplying my every need--both physical & spiritual. As I begin the day, help me to also put on a happy thankful smiling face full of Your love & joy so I can be a blessing, a good sample & an inspiration to everyone in the Home. Please fill me to overflowing with Your Holy Spirit, so that others will see YOU in me! TYJ! Help me to REJOICE evermore, PRAY without ceasing & in everything give THANKS & let Your joy be my strength today. (1Thes.5:16-18a; Neh.8:10b)
        If I get worried or doubtful, please remind me to stop & take time to talk to You about it. You are the same yesterday, today & forever, Jesus! (Heb.13:8) You abide faithful. You have kept me every day of my life so far & I know You will keep me through THIS day also. Help me put on Your whole armour today (Eph.6:11) so that I can stop all the fiery attacks of the Enemy & fight the good fight of faith like a good soldier. (Eph.6:13-17; 1Tim.6:12) PTL! I dedicate this day to You, dear Jesus, & pray for Your Spirit to help me to be faithful, diligent & loyal, in Jesus' name, amen.


       + "His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness."--Lam.3:23
       + "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice & be glad in it."--Psa.118:24
       + "Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in Thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto Thee."--Psa.143:8
       + "Joy cometh in the morning."--Psa.30:5b
       + "Hold up my goings in Thy paths, that my footsteps slip not."--Psa.17:5
       + "I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning."--Psa.59:16a


       Thank You, Jesus, for being my Best Friend Who I can always talk to & share my heart with. Please help me, Jesus, to spend special time alone with You each day. Help me to have a hunger & thirst for Your fellowship, & not allow anything to distract me or get in the way from having this time with You. Help me to cherish it.
       Also, Lord, help me stay close to You all day, no matter what I am doing--eating, playing, studying, working, or even resting, & to remember You even while I do these things. Teach me to be prayerful & to know that without You, I can do nothing. Lord, I want to make prayerfulness a habit & I claim the verses that if in all my ways I acknowledge You, You shall direct my paths, & "Pray without ceasing." (Pro.3:5,6; 1Th.5:17) Thank You, Jesus, that You're never too busy to hear my prayers, & there is nothing too small to pray about.
       Help me to have a prayerful day, Lord, starting right now. Teach me to pray, not only for the usual things, like meals, classes, Get-Outs, videos, bedtime, etc., but also for the little things--when I drink a glass of water, brush my teeth, take a shower, get dressed, talk with my friends, climb stairs, even when I go to the toilet! Help me to pray over the steps that I take & where I go, little decisions I have to make, what I listen to or hear, what I see, what I say & what I think. I don't know all of the things that are going to happen today, but You do, Lord, so please prepare me & help me to look to You in all things.
       Lord, I want to learn to make prayerfulness a way of life, a habit, so that I automatically pray for everything. Help me to learn to turn every thought into a prayer. When something goes wrong, Lord, help me to ask You what You are trying to show me! When things go well, help me to give You all the glory; & however things go, help me not to be too proud to pray & sing & praise You aloud!
       Thank You, Jesus, that I can talk with You all the time & know that You're right there listening to everything I say, & that You'll answer me according to Your Will in the way that You know is best. Thank You Jesus! I love you!


       + "Evening, & morning, & at noon, will I pray, & cry aloud: & He shall hear my voice."--Psa.55:17
       + "Be careful for nothing*; but in every thing by prayer & supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."--Phil.4:6 (*"Be careful for nothing" means "do not fret or have any worry about anything".)
       + "Ask, & it shall be given you; seek, & ye shall find; knock, & it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; & he that seeketh findeth; & to him that knocketh it shall be opened."--Mat.7:7,8
       + "And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His Will, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him."--1Jn.5:14,15
       + "Draw nigh to God, & He will draw nigh to you."--Jam.4:8a
       + "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, & find grace to help in time of need."--Heb.4:16
       + "If ye abide in Me, & My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, & it shall be done unto you."--Jn.15:7
       + "If ye shall ask any thing in My Name, I will do it."--Jn.14:14


       Dear Jesus, thank You for this wonderful life You have given us & for making us a Family where we can live & love & serve You in these exciting Last Days. Thank You Jesus for fulfilling Your Word & setting up one Shepherd over us who feeds us Your Words. (Eze.34:23,24) Thank You Jesus for Grandpa!
       Lord, we pray for Grandpa's health, that You will strengthen him & help him to really feel well. Please keep his heart good & strong, as well as his eyes & his teeth. Help him not to have any trouble with coughing. Lord Jesus, please bless the dear cook who cooks Grandpa's food, help it be tasty, inspiring & healthful so he can really enjoy his meals. Please help it go down easily & well & give nourishment & strength to his body & be easily digested. We rebuke the Enemy & any trouble with swallowing or trouble with digestion or his bowels. Help his meals to be peaceful & to bring him real pleasure. Jesus, we rebuke any ill health or sickness or bad spirits that would try to afflict Grandpa.
       Lord, we pray You will give Grandpa peaceful, restful, sweet sleep & dreams & happy & inspiring wake-ups. We rebuke any bad dreams & restless sleep. Your Word says, "I will both lay me down in peace & sleep, for Thou Lord, only makest me dwell in safety." (Psa.4:8)
       We rebuke the Devil & Grandpa's enemies who would try to stir up trouble or stop or hinder him from his great work. Protect him with Your Angels & guide him with Your Holy Spirits, Lord, like Abrahim & Moses & King David of old. Lord, put Thy Spirit 'round about him like a shield so the Enemy cannot penetrate & bother, afflict or hinder him.
       Please encourage & comfort Grandpa--we rebuke any discouragement. Let him know & feel how much we appreciate & love & need him. Help him to be encouraged, strengthened & lifted up through our prayers. Help us to be obedient children of David--obedient to You & Your Word, the Heavenly vision & our Shepherds--dedicated, loyal & on fire as we have been taught through the Word & sample of our Shepherd David. Thank You Lord!
       Thank You Lord for our Queen, Mama Maria, who faithfully cares for Grandpa & has treasured the Words You have poured out through him. Thank You for her faithfulness to pass them on to us. Thank You for how she has always encouraged & loved Grandpa & helped give him faith to keep going & to be a fighter for You!
       Please bless Mama Maria's eyes, Jesus. Heal them if it is Your Will, or if not, help her to know how to carry on her work without the use of them. Give her good health & strength & help her not to have any headaches. Lord Jesus, we rebuke the Enemy & any afflictions he might try to bother her with. Please bless her in the big job she has & in all her work & projects. Please also bless all those who help her in all she does in caring for Grandpa, the Word & Thy worldwide Work. Help those who have the job of reading everything to her on tape to read clearly & expressively--to be good "eyes" for her.
       Thank You Jesus for our dear Shepherd & Shepherdess, Grandpa & Maria. In Jesus' name, amen.


       [EDITED: " "] Good health & strength.
       [EDITED: " "] His eyes & teeth, that they'll stay strong.
       [EDITED: " "] Against frequently recurring diarrhea.
       [EDITED: " "] Against coughing that disturbs his sleep in the night.
       [EDITED: " "] To be able to get his liquified foods down--the ONLY foods he can eat at present; enjoyment & peace while eating; the cook to be inspired in his cooking.
       [EDITED: " "] Eventual complete healing, so he can eat solid foods again.
       [EDITED: " "] Sweet, undisturbed sleep, good dreams.
       [EDITED: " "] Security from our enemies.
       [EDITED: " "] Safety.
       [EDITED: " "] His work on the Word & special projects.
       [EDITED: " "] Satisfaction, fulfilment, happiness & challenge in his work.
       [EDITED: " "] For Angels & the Lord's Spirit around him. Against the Enemy & harmful spirits.


       [EDITED: " "] Mama's care of Grandpa & the World.
       [EDITED: " "] Strength for her big job.
       [EDITED: " "] Her many projects & responsibilities.
       [EDITED: " "] Eyes & against headaches.
       [EDITED: " "] Good readers & reliable tape recorders, so as not to lose any precious Words.


       + "For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search My sheep, & seek them out. And I will set up one Shepherd over them, & he shall feed them, even My servant David; he shall feed them, & he shall be their Shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God, & My servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it."--Eze 34:11,23,24
       + "Afterward shall the children of Israel return, & seek the Lord their God, & David their king; & shall fear the Lord & His goodness in the latter days."--Hos.3:5
       + "Incline your ear, & come unto Me: hear, & your soul shall live; & I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader & commander to the people."--Isa.55:3,4
       + "I have found David My servant; with My holy oil have I anointed him: With whom My hand shall be established: Mine arm also shall strengthen him. The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. And I will beat down his foes before his face, & plague them that hate him. But My faithfulness & My mercy shall be with him: & in My Name shall his horn be exalted. I will set his hand also in the sea, & his right hand in the rivers....Also I will make him My firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth. My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, & My covenant shall stand fast with him. His seed also will I make to endure for ever, & his throne as the days of Heaven."--Psa.89:20-29
       + "Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may have free course, & be glorified, even as it is with you: And that we may be delivered from unreasonable & wicked men: for all men have not faith."--2Th.3:1,2
       + "The Lord is their strength, & He is the saving strength of His anointed."--Psa.28:8
       + "Great deliverance giveth He to His king; & sheweth mercy to His anointed, to David, & to his seed for evermore."--Psa.18:50
       + "Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all."--Psa.34:19
       + "The king shall joy in Thy strength, O Lord....Thou hast given him his heart's desire, & hast not withholden the request of his lips."--Psa.21:1,2
       + "Thou shalt...comfort me on every side."--Psa.71:21
       + "Thou wilt prolong the king's life: & his years as many generations. He shall abide before God for ever."--Psa.61:6,7


       Thank You Jesus for my Family. You said in Your Word that You set the solitary in families. (Psa.68:6a) Thank You Jesus that I don't have to live alone, none of us have to be alone because You gave us this wonderful Family.
       Lord, please bless my Family today & all the jobs they are doing for You. Bless & protect all the witnessing teams that are out right now telling people about You all around the World. Help them to bear much fruit for Your Kingdom, TYJ! Set Your Angels around each Home & each Family Member & keep them safe & secure & protected today. Send Your Angels out to prepare the way for those who are travelling or moving or having to go out & do important business. Bless their transportation, protect them & their belongings & help them to arrive safely at their destinations. Touch the hearts of those they meet & need help from.
       Jesus, please help & deliver any brothers & sisters who may be suffering persecution or hardship or ill health at this time. We rebuke the Enemy, in Jesus' name! Rebuke his devices that would try to stop the Work of God, that would try to hinder us from getting out Your Words to Your sheep! TYL! Please deliver any of Your children that are in bonds, according to Your Word, "He preserveth the souls of His saints; He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked." (Psa.97:10b) TYJ!
       Thank You Jesus for our Shepherds, teachers & parents who love & care for us. Lord, please also bless our leadership around the World. Give them the wisdom & inspiration & love they need to do their big job, to lead & guide us. PYL! Please help us to be faithful to obey them that have the rule over us, & please lead & guide them & give them a happy, inspiring day.
       Comfort & encourage those who are away from the ones they love for the sake of Your Work. Help us to know that You will repay an hundredfold & that all things work together for good to them that love You. (Rom.8:28) Thank You Jesus for these wonderful opportunities of service & training that You have given us. Help us to cherish these days of Heaven, & to be thankful for what You are doing in our lives. Lord, we commit ourselves & our loved ones into Your hands & ask You to make both them & us happy & fruitful in Your service wherever we are. Hallelujah! TYJ! In Jesus' name, amen.


       [EDITED: " "] Thankfulness for the very special privilege of being a member of the Lord's Endtime Family.
       [EDITED: " "] Specific areas where the Family is suffering persecution.
       [EDITED: " "] Areas where the Family is suffering hardship from economic problems, visa or weather (cold, snow, etc.) problems, etc.


       + "God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you."--1Sam.12:23
       + "Behold how good & how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity."--Psa.133:1
       + "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."--1Cor.15:58
       + "Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them."--Heb.13:3
       + "For he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of His eye."--Zech.2:8b
       + "They shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee."--Jer.1:19


       Thank You Jesus that You have given us a Family & that we are Your sheep in Your fold. But, Lord, You also said that You have "other sheep, which are not of this fold," (Jn.10:16)& we want to pray now for those who we have met or heard about.       
       Thank You that You so faithfully lead us to Your sheep when we are out witnessing. We pray for those who have received the lit or Tapes or Videos, or who we have sung or witnessed to, that the Word will bring forth good fruit. Please help the ones who are hungry for more to write or get in touch with us, or to respond when we write, so we can feed them more Word. Please bless those who have been in touch with us, Jesus, especially (name sheep, DFers, COL members, etc.). Thank You that they are receiving the Word, & we pray that their hearts will be very good ground that will bring forth a hundredfold! (Mat.13:8) TYJ!
       We thank You also for the friends of our Family, especially (name local Family friends). Please bless, strengthen & protect them. Help us to be faithful to feed them Your Word, & help them to desire the Word & to be strengthened by it. Help us to show Your Love to them when we are with them, or through little notes or letters, so they will know that You care about them. Please help us to be good samples to them in every way, so that they will have the conviction to stand up for the Truth & for the Family when they need to.
       Bless those who have helped us with donations & gifts. Lord, You promised, "Give, & it shall be given unto you," (Luk.6:38)--& they have given to us & helped us a lot. We ask You to please give them what they need in return. Jesus, thank You that You have always answered our prayers to "give us this day our daily bread" (Mat.6:11)--please bless those whom You have used to give it to us, those who have helped with (fruits & vegetables, meat, bread, etc.--whatever food your Home has received in gifts). Please bless them & help them to have all that they need & to be happy & feel Your blessing on their lives. And for any of them who have not yet received You in their hearts (specify names, if you know them), please be with them & draw them closer to You & Your Kingdom. Please help us to be a good sample of Your Love to them, & to be faithful to give them Your Word. We pray also that, as we sow unto them spiritual things (1Cor.9:11), they will continue to be faithful supporters.
       Thank You Jesus that we have been able to witness here & reach Your sheep in this country. We pray for the leaders of the government here that You will help them to make wise decisions. Your Word says that "the heart of the king is in Your hand, & as the rivers of water, You turn it whithersoever You will" (Pro.21:1)--so please turn the hearts of these leaders to make decisions that will be good for our Family & our Work & for Your sheep in this country. TYJ!
       We pray also for the World's rulers, as You have admonished us to pray "for all that are in authority" (1Tim.2:2). Please help those who are trying to do Your Will, (give names of leaders) to make wise decisions, to be in tune with what You want them to do. Give them good counsellors who are honest & will be a help to them. Rebuke their enemies who would try to hinder them, & give these leaders the strength & conviction & will & power to accomplish Your Will. Help them to have good relations with other political leaders so they can be the influence You want them to be in the World. Please protect them & keep their health & keep their families.
       Thank You Lord for Your care & Love for all those for whom we pray, in Jesus' name, amen.


       + "Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also must I bring."--Jn.10:16
       + "My sheep hear My voice, & I know them, & they follow Me: And I give unto them Eternal Life; & they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand."--Jn.10:27,28
       + "If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?"--1Cor.9:11
       + "The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will."--Pro.21:1
       + "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God."--Rom.13:1
       + "Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king."--1Pet.2:17
       + "Put them in mind to be subject to principalities & powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to (do) every good work."--Tit.3:1
       + "I exhort therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, & for all that are in authority."--1Tim.2:1,2


       Thank You Jesus for our Family, & how Your Word teaches us to live & work together for You. Thank You for leading & guiding us & teaching us how to be the men & women of God that You want us to be.
       Lord, in all that comes my way today, please help me to be willing & cheerful, & to go YOUR way, not my way. Help me to follow You & Your Word faithfully so I can become more like You, Jesus. Help me to be "ready to go, ready to stay, ready my place to fill; ready for service lowly or great, ready to do Thy Will." Hallelujah! TYJ!
       Please help me to be loving & kind & considerate in all that I do. Help me to tune in to others & what they need, & not to just have my mind on myself. Please fill me with Your Spirit & joy, so that Your joy will be my strength (Neh.8:10b), & so that I will have a happy face, & a joyful countenance that will uplift & encourage those around me.
       Lord Jesus, I know there are a lot of areas I need Your help in, & I know that without You I can do nothing. (Jn.15:5b) But WITH You, Jesus, all things are possible (Mk.10:27b), so please help me to overcome my weak areas so I can become the disciple that You want me to be. Please help me to make progress today, to do something & learn some things today that I won't have to do tomorrow. Please help me to be open so that I can learn from those around me & from the experiences that You bring my way. TYJ!
       Lord, please give me the courage & conviction to fight the good fight (1Tim.6:12), to resist the Enemy & all his ways. Help me to keep my eyes on You, to keep believing & obeying no matter what happens, & to know that "all things work together for good to them that love God." (Rom.8:28) Please help me, Jesus, as I go through battles to keep praising You & quoting Scriptures, to really fill my heart & mind & mouth with declarations of faith & praise & power--to hang on to Your Word! PTL!
       Thank You, Lord, that You care about every little thing that I do. I know that, if I commit my ways to You, You will establish my thoughts & direct my paths. (Pro.16:3; 3:6) TYJ! So, Jesus, please lead & guide me today in Your path. In Jesus' name, amen.


       + "Search me, O God, & know my heart: try me, & know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, & lead me in the way everlasting."--Psa.139:23,24
       + "Teach me to do Thy Will; for Thou art my God: Thy Spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness."--Psa.143:10
       + "He must increase, but I must decrease."--Jn.3:30
       + "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me."--Mat.25:40
       + "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on Eternal Life."--1Tim.6:12
       + "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, & in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil."--Eph.6:10,11
       + "Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ."--Rom.13:14
       + "Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity."--1Tim.4:12
       + "He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked."--1Jn.2:6


       Thank You Jesus for giving me a strong body & taking such good care of me. I'm so thankful that I have so little sickness, & that I'm usually so healthy. TYJ!
       Please help me to obey You so that You can bless me with good health. Help me to be mindful of all the things that Your Word teaches me about staying healthy, all the things Grandpa has taught us. Help me to be faithful to take good daily Get-Out so I have the exercise & fresh air that I need. When I do go out, help me to be mindful of the weather so I can wear the right clothing for the weather. Please help me also to be faithful to keep my fingers away from my mouth & eyes so I don't get any germs, & to remember to wash my hands well when I come in.
       Thank You also for always providing me with good, nourishing food that helps me to have a strong, healthy body. You have promised to supply all our needs, (Phil.4:19) so I know that the food You supply is what I need, so help me to eat what is set before me, always giving You thanks. (1Cor.10:27b) Help me also to pray over my food & drink, so that You can cleanse it of any harmful germs & make it nourishing for me. TYJ!
       Lord, I know also that cleanliness is part of Godliness, so help me to keep myself & the Home clean to prevent disease. Please remind me especially to wash up & change my clothes when I come in from being out in the System. Lord, please protect me from the germs & diseases that are in the World. TYJ!
       Thank You Jesus for giving me a good bed to sleep & rest on. I pray that You will give me good sleep at night, so my body can be strengthened, & also help me to rest during the day when I need to. Help me to listen & be obedient to the counsel of others, & to really appreciate the time I have to rest & to have quiet time in Your Temple.
       And if I'm sick, or weak or run-down in any way, or have any afflictions or have hurt myself, I know, Lord, that You are the Great Physician & that You can heal me. You made me, Jesus, & You can certainly fix me, because Your Word promises that "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You, Lord, deliver him out of them all." (Psa.34:19) TYJ! So, please, Lord, deliver me & heal me. Strengthen those who are weak, & please give us all the good health we need to serve You & help others. TYJ!
       Thank You, Jesus, for taking such good care of me. I love You, Jesus. Hallelujah! In Jesus' name, amen.


       + "And ye shall serve the Lord your God, & He shall bless thy bread, & thy water; & I will take sickness away from the midst of thee."--Exo.23:25
       + "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, & that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are."--1Cor.3:16,17
       + "He sent His Word & healed them."--Psa.107:20
       + "For I will restore health unto thee, & I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord."--Jer.30:17a
       + "And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed (healed)."--Luk.17:14b
       + "Make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed."--Heb.12:13


       Thank You Jesus for this fun Get-Out time!--A time to go outside & get some fresh air & exercise! Thank You Lord for making it so much fun! I know I really need it to help keep my body healthy & in shape & fit for Your service!
       Jesus, please help me to cooperate with my Get-Out partners, & to participate unitedly & wholeheartedly in whatever activity I'm going to do. If I play any games with others, help me to help create a fun & happy & safe atmosphere. Please protect me from the spirit of competitiveness & wanting only to win. Winning with points & speed & strength is not the important thing. We want to be REAL winners, & that means winning with Your Love that never fails! We will be winners if we help each other to have a good time & are good samples of Your always-winning, never-failing Love!
       Help me to be considerate of others & to wait my turn, & to be prayerful in what I do & say, & not to endanger myself or others by doing anything reckless or thoughtless. Please protect us from accidents, Lord. I promise to do my best to give You my cooperation by heeding Your checks & "pondering the paths of my feet" so that I won't go astray. (Pro.4:26) Jesus, I don't want to be like Snowflake, so please help me to remember to listen to & obey my Get-Out instructor & to stick together with my Get-Out team.
       We are really thankful for this good equipment (specify objects) You've provided. Help us to be good stewards of it & to use it wisely & in the right way, & not foolishly or dangerously, & to put it away properly after we're done with it & to take good care of it.
       We know, Lord, that You've given us all different talents & strengths, & some are weaker & some are stronger. Please help us to adjust our play or work to the speed & strength of those we are with, & to be mindful of those that are a little weaker. TYJ!
       Jesus, please do bless, protect & keep us as we go out & help us to unite together in fun fellowship while exercising our bodies, in Jesus' name, amen.


       [EDITED: " "] If going on an outing Get-Out, to pray for safety while travelling & against unfriendly Systemites.--And to be wise in our contact with Systemites & a good sample.
       [EDITED: " "] For good sunny weather (IF your area doesn't need the rain, or you could pray for it to rain at night & be sunny in the day!).
       [EDITED: " "] To not overdo or do anything overly strenuous.
       [EDITED: " "] If you're in a situation where you need to be aware of the sound level & the neighbours, to be able to adapt & play quietly, & not to yell or scream.
       [EDITED: " "] If the weather prevents having an outside Get-Out, to be thankful & see the positive side.


       + "For He shall give His Angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.--Psa.91:11,12
       + "Pride goeth before...a fall."--Pro.16:18
       + "Having compassion one for another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous."--1Pet.3:8.
       + "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, & that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"--1Cor.3:16,17


       Thank You so much, Jesus, for Your protection, care & Love. Thank You for the many promises of protection in Your Word, & that You give Your Angels charge over us to keep us in all our ways. (Psa.91:11) We are so thankful that You have your protection about us every day. Thank You Jesus!
       We pray that You will keep us today from accidents or falls, in the house or in the yard, or if we go out anywhere. Help us, Lord, to do what WE can to be safe in whatever we do. We know that accidents do not just happen, but they are caused by lack of love or lack of prayerfulness, or by carelessness. Please help us to do our best to make it impossible for accidents to happen, to pray without ceasing (1Th.5:17) in all that we do, & to really listen to & obey those who are overseeing us. Help us to be mindful of all the little things You show us & to keep our eyes open for anything that may be unsafe. And please, Jesus, even if we do make mistakes, please protect us & keep us safe. Strengthen our Guardian Angels & help them to do a good job, because we really need them, Jesus, & we need Your protection.
       Please protect not only US in our work & play, but our whole Family in all the many ministries that they do. Protect the handymen, cooks, drivers, shoppers, provisioners, witnessers, childcare workers, happy helpers on cleaning & laundry, mommies with babies, the children with their schooling, leaders & everyone in the jobs that they are doing for You & Your Family. Bless & keep our Family everywhere.
       We also pray for Your protection from the dangers & problems in the World around us. Thank You Jesus that You are in control of everything that happens. No matter what is going on around us, Lord, we know You can & will protect us. "A thousand shall fall at our side, & ten thousand at our right hand, but it shall not come nigh us." (Psa.91:7) We trust in You, Lord, to keep us & to continue to set Your Angels round about us. (Psa.34:7)
       We rebuke the Enemy & his attacks on our safety in any way. And Jesus, please help us keep our minds & hearts stayed on You, listening for & heeding Your checks. Keep us in the center of Your Will, so we can confidently claim Your promises & protection.
       Thank You Jesus that You DO keep us safe in the hollow of Your hand, under the shadow of Your wings. (Psa.91:1) In Jesus' name, amen.


       [EDITED: " "] Specific outings happening today.
       [EDITED: " "] Specific projects that the handymen are working on.
       [EDITED: " "] For drivers & vehicles.
       [EDITED: " "] Against possible accidents in the kitchen, bathroom or around the house.
       [EDITED: " "] Against our enemies.


       + "The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but safety is of the Lord."--Pro.21:31
       + "The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him."--Deut.33:12a
       + "The Angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, & delivereth them."--Psa.34:7
       + "When He putteth forth His sheep, He goeth before them."--Jn.10:4
       + "He that keepeth thee will not slumber."--Psa.121:3
       + "The Lord is thy keeper."--Psa.121:5
       + "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise."--Eph.5:15
       + "Whoso hearkeneth unto Me shall dwell in safety."--Pro.1:33


       Thank You Jesus for making Your Law of Love so simple, just two Great Commandments: That we should love God with all our hearts & our neighbours as ourselves. (Mk.12:30,31) Please help us to live by these laws of love. Jesus, we love You because You first loved us & gave Your life for us. (1Jn.4:19) Thank You Jesus for all that You have given us: Salvation, the Holy Spirit, Your Word, a loving Family, a Home where we live & learn, good food & health--such a wonderful life full of Love! Thank You for all of the special things You do for us each day. Please help us now to "love our neighbours" by witnessing, going out to share You & Your Words with the waiting World. Show us where to go & guide us by Your Spirit to Your lost sheep, those whose hearts You have prepared. Please give us a burden & broken heart for the lost so that the love of Christ will really motivate & constrain (compel) us! (2Cor.5:14a)--Even when we're tired or don't feel well or are shy or fearful.
       Help us to have Your Love & concern for those to whom we witness, Jesus. We want to show YOU, not ourselves & to speak YOUR Words, not our own. Help us to put aside our personal problems & trials as we go out the door & not bring them with us, so we can have Your joy & help others find You & Your Kingdom. Help us not to be shy or self-conscious, but to let You shine in us & through us.
       Thank You for Grandpa teaching us that we should first listen to what the people are saying or asking & then listen to You for the answers You want us to give them from Your Word. Give us wisdom to be good fishers of men (Mat.4:19), & the conviction to lead them in prayer to Salvation. Show us which Tapes, Posters, or Videos would be good to offer them. Help us to remember that we are to be faithful to witness to everyone You lead us to, & not to worry about funds, as You promised to supply our every need (Phil.4:19) & we know You will, Lord.
       Please help us to stay close to our Shepherds & partners & to have real unity & good teamwork. Help us to be "wise as serpents & harmless as doves" (Mat.10:16), to be prepared for any security problems, & to wisely give an answer to him that asks. (Col.4:6; 1Pet.3:15b) Give us any checks in the Spirit to remind us of things we have forgotten or plans that need to change.
       Thank You, Jesus, for the whole armour of God that we wear. (Eph.6:11,13) Please preserve our going out & our coming in. (Psa.121:8) Protect & keep us & our transportation as we go into this exciting battle, & please give us good weather. We rebuke the Devil, who doesn't want us to set his prisoners free. We claim the promise, "Greater are You, Jesus, Who is in us than he that is in the World." (1Jn.4:4) We rebuke pride, shyness, sickness, & anything that the Enemy would try to use to stop us from going out whole-heartedly. We pray for the fighting spirit of David, for boldness to proclaim Your Truth to those who will hear. Please give us wisdom to avoid those who would try to hinder or stop us from witnessing. Help us to be single-minded in our mission, not to get tripped-off or influenced by the things we see in the System. Please keep us healthy & protect us from dirt & germs & cleanse any food or drink that we are offered.
       Thank You Jesus for this high calling to be Your Endtime witnesses. Please bless & keep us as we obey Your commandment to go into all the World & preach the Gospel to every creature. (Mk.16:15) Help us to reap a great harvest for You & Your Kingdom. In Jesus' name we pray.


       [EDITED: " "] To remember everything we need to do or bring, especially outreach tools, Bibles, notebooks & pen, ID, emergency money, musical instruments, etc.
       [EDITED: " "] To be a good sample with neat & appropriate clothes, hair combed, teeth brushed, & fingernails trimmed & clean.
       [EDITED: " "] To know the phone number & plans of what to do in emergencies.
       [EDITED: " "] To be faithful in getting names & addresses of sheep for follow-up.
       [EDITED: " "] To have discernment to know who to witness to, not to judge by outward appearance.
       [EDITED: " "] To be a good listener.
       [EDITED: " "] Good open doors, events, places to witness at.
       [EDITED: " "] The equipment & organisation of any Show Group performances.
       [EDITED: " "] The Lord to supply funds for our outreach tools (Tapes, Posters & Videos).
       [EDITED: " "] The Lord to raise up good supporters, friends & kings & disciples.
       [EDITED: " "] Good follow-up ministries: Mail ministry, DFs, Church of Love, Meaningful Meetings, visitation, etc.
       [EDITED: " "] Visitors who come by the Home.
       [EDITED: " "] To be a good witness all the time to each other--to live what we preach.

       [EDITED: " "] Losing anything while out: Funds, outreach tools, ID.
       [EDITED: " "] Getting lost or separated from your partner.
       [EDITED: " "] Problems with authorities, merchants, etc.


       + "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth & weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."--Psa.126:5,6
       + "Follow Me, & I will make you fishers of men."--Mat.4:19
       + "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest."--Mat.9:37,38
       + "Freely ye have received, freely give."--Mat.10:8b
       + "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, & harmless as doves."--Mat.10:16
       + "Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in Heaven."--Mat.10:32
       + "And daily in the temple, & in every house, they ceased not to teach & preach Jesus Christ."--Ac.5:42
       + "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me."--Jn.12:32
       + "And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; & they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever & ever."--Dan.12:3
       + "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; & he that winneth souls is wise."--Pro.11:30
       + "Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering & doctrine."--2 Tim.4:2
       + "And my speech & my preaching was not with enticing words of Man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit & of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God."--1Cor.2:4,5
       + "Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, & ordained you, that you should go & bring forth fruit, & that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it you."--Jn.15:16


       Thank You Jesus for this time & good place to study Your Word. Thank You for our Bibles & all the Wonder Working Words in our Family Pubs that You have given us through Grandpa & Mama, to feed our souls & set us on-fire for You. Thank You for the Holy Spirit Whom Your Word says will teach us all things & guide us into all Truth. Thank You for our teacher & please anoint (him/her) with Your Spirit & give (him/her) wisdom & inspiration to present Your Word clearly & understandably for us.
       Help us, Jesus, to have a real desire & hunger for Thy Truth so it can change us wherever we need to change. Help our hearts to be like the good ground in the Parable about the Sower (Mat.13:8), so the seed of Your Word can grow & bring forth good fruit. Please help us to really go on the attack & get something new & special out of our Word class, & to apply it to our everyday lives. Lord, please speak to our hearts & help us to understand. Open our eyes to behold wondrous things from Your Word (Psa.119:18) so we can be more on-fire disciples, more obedient & dependent on You & Your Word, Jesus. Help this time to be a beautiful & precious temple time with You.
       It's Your Word, Lord, that gets us through our trials & battles & is such a strength to us, so please help us to really cling to it & claim it. We rebuke the Enemy's devices & fiery darts that would try to rob us of this Word time! We rebuke daydreaming, fidgeting, distractions, physical discomfort like headaches, pains, tiredness, unnecessary interruptions, foolishness, doubts, or trying to reason things out with our carnal minds, or anything else that could rob us of this special time with You. We need Your help, Jesus, to remember to keep rebuking these fiery darts throughout our Word class. As Your Word says, "The Devil as a roaring lion walketh about seeking whom he may devour." (1Pet.5:8) Help us, Lord, not to be his next meal, but to keep our guard up. Help us to resist him steadfast (strong & determined, faithful, not movable) in the faith. (1Pet.5:9)
       Please help us to remember the things we are about to hear & to memorise key verses or quotes that can strengthen us & help us to be strong Endtime disciples!
       Thank You Jesus for loving us & giving us Your Word, & for Grandpa & Mama who help us by making it simple for us to understand. Please bless us with a good, effective & fruitful Word class. In Jesus' name, amen.


       [EDITED: " "] To be able to take things by faith, even if we don't understand it all yet.
       [EDITED: " "] To be good stewards over our Bibles & Family Pubs.


       + "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word that ye may grow thereby."--1Pet.2:2
       + "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth."--2Tim.2:15
       + "Heaven & Earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away."--Mat.24:35
       + "Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all."--1Tim.4:15
       + "And from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto Salvation through faith which is in Jesus Christ. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God & is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."--2Tim.3:15,16
       + Also: Psa.119:9,11,105,130; Pro.16:16


       Thank You Jesus for all that You & the Family do for me daily. Help me to show my love for You & others by doing this job (of handyman, laundry, cooking, cleaning, childcare, etc.) well & cheerfully. Please give me a good attitude while working & help me to make it real fun & challenging. Help me to learn something new today about my job.
       Thank You for teaching me the importance of faithfulness in little things. Help me to be diligent & to really press in & do a good job for You, Jesus. Help me to keep my mind on my job & to hear & obey any checks You give me while working.
       Lord, help (my partner or partners) & me to work well together & to be a good & faithful team. Please give us good fellowship as we work. Help us to keep our conversations sweet, loving & uplifting, & to talk about things that edify our spirits. Help us to remember our instructions & to follow through, thoroughly & diligently & not to leave anything undone. Also, Lord, help us to ask for help if we are not sure about something or have a problem, so we won't fall short of the mark like Joe the Mechanic. Help us to be very prayerful, careful & Spirit-led as we work.
       Thank You for the tools & supplies that You have provided. Help us to be faithful to put them away when we are done, so others can find them when they need them, & nothing dangerous is left out. Please keep us safe as we work & protect us from any accidents. Thank You for strength & healthy bodies so we are able to do this job for You. In Jesus' name, we pray.


       + "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."--2Cor.9:7
       + "He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much."--Luk.16:10
       + "Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful."--1Cor.4:2
       + "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."--Phi.4:13
       + "The joy of the Lord is your strength."--Neh.8:10b
       + "Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts."--Zec.4:6
       + "Hereby perceive we the Love of God, because He laid down His Life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren."--1Jn.3:16
       + "Let all things be done decently & in order."--1Cor.14:40
       + "Let all your things be done with Love."--1Cor.16:14
       + "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."--Gal.6:9
       + "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith."--Gal.6:10
       + "Do all things without murmurings & disputings."--Phi.2:14
       + "Study to be quiet, & to do your own business, & to work with your own hands, as we commanded you."--1Thes.4:11
       + "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might."--Ecc.9:10a
       + "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."--1Cor.15:58


       Thank You so much, Jesus, that we can have this fun (name subject) class. Lord, we know that we have a lot to learn, but learning so many things makes each day a new adventure! Thank You for (our teacher) teaching us & for all that You've supplied so we can have this class. Please help us to listen, absorb & remember what we are being taught so we can use it to do more for You, Jesus. One day we may even need to teach it to others, so help us to pay close attention to what is being taught.
       We know, Lord, that sometimes it can be difficult at first to learn & understand our (subject), but "quitters never win & winners never quit." So, help us to not give up but have the patience to "shtick". Help us to quickly & easily grasp the information or principles we're being taught. Help us to really give it our best shot & apply ourselves just like in "Mountain Men", climbing that mountain to the top. Help us to just keep climbing & climbing until we master our (subject). Thank You for our teacher teaching us to do nice neat work so our schooling can be a good sample to all.
       Lord, please bless us with attentive minds that don't wander from what we should be doing. Help us NOT to daydream, but to keep our minds on the work at hand. Teach us to be humble about the knowledge we gain so we won't brag or boast about it.
       Thank You that so much of what we learn is based on Thy Word. Please help us to use it in our daily lives & work for You so it can help others & glorify You.
       Please anoint (our teacher) & inspire (him/her) with new & fun ways to teach our class, & thank You Jesus for helping us to be good students. In Jesus' name, amen.


       [EDITED: " "] Redeeming the time--to take advantage of school time.
       [EDITED: " "] A meek & quiet spirit.
       [EDITED: " "] To understand what we read, & follow both written & spoken instructions.
       [EDITED: " "] To be a good receptive listener.
       [EDITED: " "] To be a good steward over school books & materials.

       [EDITED: " "] Competitiveness.
       [EDITED: " "] Fidgeting.
       [EDITED: " "] Discouragement if we're weak in a subject, that we don't compare ourselves with others.
       [EDITED: " "] Pride--To not to be too proud to ask questions when we don't understand       .
       [EDITED: " "] Being a disturbance to others.
       [EDITED: " "] Foolishness.


       + "Study to be quiet."--1Thes.4:11a
       + "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed."--2Tim.2:15a
       + "Knowledge puffeth up, but Love edifieth."--1Cor.8:1b
       + "And Jesus increased in wisdom & stature, & in favour with God & Man."--Luk.2:52
       + "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom & instruction."--Pro.1:7
       + "For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge & understanding."--Pro.2:6


       Dear Jesus, thank You for all those whom I will see, talk to, work & play with today. Thank You for how Your Word helps me be more LOVING & KIND & CONSIDERATE towards others, & them with me. You ARE Love & You know how much we love You by how much we show love to others. I want to love You more & be more like You, so please show me how to be more kind, loving, encouraging, forgiving & thankful with each person I meet today! (1Cor.13; Jn.13:35; 1Jn.4:20)
       I don't want to hurt You, Jesus, or anyone by the things I say or do. Please set a watch over my lips (Psa.141:3) & don't let ANY corrupt communication or evil speaking or foolish talking or jesting come out of my mouth. (Eph.4:29a; 5:4a) Help me to say things nicely, & show me when I SHOULDN'T say anything at all. Let me speak from a heart filled with Your Love & Your Word. Take control of my tongue, Lord, & help me to speak only those things which are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, & of good report, which are virtuous & worthy of Your praise. (Eph.4:15a; Phil.4:8)
       I don't want to be all proud & lifted up & start arguing or being critical & unloving or pushing my own way because I think I know more than others. You have blessed each person with something special, some unique talent, gift, experience or lesson that they have to share. Give me the love & patience & Your special eyes to see all the good & possibilities & talents & treasures You have hidden in those around me. Let me look for the good & not the flaws or faults, & learn to esteem others better than myself. (Phil.2:3)
       And help me, Jesus, to forgive from my heart & not hold grudges or be bitter against other people, but learn to be kind & tenderhearted, always ready to forgive, even as YOU always forgive ME. (Heb.12:15; Eph.4:32) Please help me not to be sensitive or critical, but be yielded & take things in stride.
       Thank You Jesus for letting me live with & learn from all kinds of different people. Thank You that I don't have to live all by myself. Teach me to look at others the way YOU see them & not compare people, or laugh or poke fun at the different ways they look or act. Help me to be understanding & considerate & appreciate the different ways You make people so life will be interesting & fun! Please make me a real blessing today to everyone I see, both those I already know & those I may meet for the first time. (1Tim.5:21; Jam.3:17; Jn.15:12) Help me to drop a little of Your Love into others' lives by sharing Your Word, or a smile, or some encouragement, or something I have, or just stopping to listen to them.
       Thank You Jesus for being my best Friend. Please help ME to be a good friend to OTHERS. In Jesus' name, amen.

(Choose the ones you need help with):

       [EDITED: " "] More appreciation for others.
       [EDITED: " "] Less self-centered, learning to prefer the happiness of others to my own.
       [EDITED: " "] Willing to include others more in my projects, games & activities even when it's a sacrifice.
       [EDITED: " "] Share more willingly with others.
       [EDITED: " "] Consideration of how others feel.
       [EDITED: " "] More humble & helpful & less competitive, boastful, or wanting to win.
       [EDITED: " "] Praying more for & with others.
       [EDITED: " "] Easy to approach for help or to do extra work. (Phil.2:4)
       [EDITED: " "] Good sample & companion to the younger children.
       [EDITED: " "] Quick to apologise & to correct a wrong
       [EDITED: " "] More patient & understanding when others cannot do things as well.
       [EDITED: " "] Not jealous or envious of what others have or can do.
       [EDITED: " "] Not being fleshy or familiar with others.
       [EDITED: " "] Avoiding foolish behaviour & shallowness.
       [EDITED: " "] Honesty even when it hurts.
       [EDITED: " "] To report on others in love & not feel wronged if being reported on.
       [EDITED: " "] More open about my problems, more willing to share my heart & ask for prayer.


       + "The fruit of the Spirit is Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance."--Gal.5:22,23
       + "In her (his) tongue is the law of kindness."--Pro.31:26b
       + "The opening of my lips shall be right things."--Pro.8:6b
       + "Let all your things be done with love."--1Cor.16:14
       + "(Love) beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things."--1Cor.13:7
       + "Let brotherly love continue."--Heb.13:1
       + "Love worketh no ill to his neighbour."--Rom.13:10
       + "Love shall cover the multitude of sins."--1Pet.4:8b
       + For verses on the tongue: pg.188:1all; pg.192:5; pg.197:11
       + For verses on unity: pg.200-pg.203:4all; pg.20:6all; pg.33:5B; pg.51:5C
       + For verses on love for one another: pg.51:5all; pg.53:8all; pg.54:9A; pg.61:2C; pg.92:12D; pg.186:10D; pg.201:2D


       Thank You Jesus for Your Love that You show to me in so many ways. Thank You for helping me to grow & learn lessons so that I can be what You want me to be. Thank You for giving me Your Word & my Shepherds, parents & teachers to lead me in the paths You want me to go. Help me to receive their Godly correction & to see it as an opportunity to learn.
       Jesus, help me to take this correction cheerfully, even if it's hard for me at first. I need to see it like the airplane pilot who is thankful for the man in the control tower giving him instructions & corrections so that he can take off or land the plane safely. Just like the pilot who may not be able to see why he should turn right or left or go faster or slower, help me to be able to take things by faith, even if I don't understand it all until later.
       Please take away anything the Enemy would try to use to rob me of receiving Your counsel & correction, such as hurt feelings, making excuses, blaming others, resentment, the "poor me's", dumps, stubbornness, rebelliousness, bitterness, or anything else. Lord, help me to see that it is YOU Who is correcting me through others, & that it's not just people picking on me. Jesus, help me to be open & honest with (whoever is correcting) so I can stay on the right track. Help me to TAKE this correction & to even really WANT & DESIRE it & to see how good it is for me, as it is helping me to learn & grow closer to You. Please help me to say, "Yes, Sir" cheerfully, truly meaning it in my heart.
       Help me to gain victories, Lord, & to learn from experience & do better & not yield to the same weaknesses. Thank You for those who take the time to warn, correct & even chasten me in love, so that I can grow straight & tall, & not crooked & bent & useless. Lord, YOU have to change me, as I can't do it by just trying hard to be good. Thank You Jesus that You care enough for me not to let me get away with things that could hurt me or others, & that You & my Shepherds, parents & teachers still love me in spite of my faults. Help me to see this correction as instruction from You so that I can be more of a blessing & help to others. I claim the verse, "Happy is the man whom the Lord correcteth."
       Help me, Jesus, to have a metanoia (complete change of direction; revolution) in my life & to be a new creature, happy, obedient & fulfilled in Thy service. In Jesus name, amen.


       + "Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty."--Job 5:17
       + "Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby."--Heb.12:11
       + "Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled."--Heb.12:15
       + "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."--Pro.1:7
       + "Reproofs of instruction are the way of life:"--Pro.6:23b
       + "Give instruction to a wise man, & he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, & he will increase in learning."--Pro.9:9
       + "The rod & reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame."--Pro.29:15
       + See also: Heb.12:5-7


       As I lie down to go to sleep, I thank You, Jesus, for this bed & a roof over my head. Thank You for the night & that sometimes I can see the twinkling stars & the beautiful moon reminding me of Your Heavenly City. (Psa.136:9) Please bless me with a good night's sleep as I cuddle up in my bed close to You.
       Thank You for this time to sleep, to wind down & relax & be strengthened for tomorrow. Even if I'm not sleepy right now, Jesus, help me not to disturb others, but to lie still & let Your Spirit calm me down & put me to sleep as I lie here. Please help me to keep my mind on Your Word or on good positive thoughts (Phil.4:8), to softly quote verses (Psa.1:2) or listen to a bedtime tape, or count my blessings, or pray for others.
       Thank You so much for the wonderful day You gave me, Jesus. There are so many blessings You sent my way today--(name some of the blessings). Thank You for all the things that I learned today. Please give me good dreams that are inspiring & blessed by Your Spirit, & help me to learn from You as I sleep.
       While we sleep tonight & lie in Your arms, Jesus, please bless & keep our Home & property. Thank You for Your Guardian Angels that watch over us night & day. (Psa.34:7) Please strengthen them as they stand guard.
       Please bless & keep all our precious Family & loved ones around the World.--And bless & keep dear Grandpa & Maria & their household, & give them continued inspiration & safety.
       I know I made some mistakes today, Jesus, but You promise that if I confess my sins to You, that You will always forgive me & cleanse me from all unrighteousness. (1Jn.1:9) So Lord, please forgive me for (confess shortcomings & wrongdoings). And if I have hurt or offended others today, please help me to make it right with them. It feels so good to tell You these things, Jesus, to share my heart with You, & give my worries & cares to You & to trust You with my life. (1Pet.5:7) Thank You for listening, Jesus. I know You are, & I know You understand me because You were once my age & growing up like I am. I'm so thankful for You, & it feels so good to know that You'll be watching & protecting me all night long. (Psa.121:4)
       As I sleep, Jesus, please prepare my heart & mind for whatever You have in store for me tomorrow. Help me to wake up happy, healthy & inspired, eager to spend another day with You.
       Good night, Jesus! I love You!


       + "I will both lay me down in peace & sleep: for Thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety."--Psa.4:8
       + "He giveth His beloved sleep."--Psa.127:2b
       + "I remember Thee upon my bed, & meditate on Thee in the night watches."--Psa.63:6
       + "He that keepeth thee will not slumber."--Psa.121:3b
       + "Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night."--Psa.91:5
       + "When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid; yea, thou shalt lie down, & thy sleep shall be sweet."--Pro.3:24
       + "The sleep of a labouring man is sweet."--Ecc.5:12a
       + "Commune with your own heart upon your bed, & be still."--Psa.4:4
       + "In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men...then He openeth the ears of men, & sealeth their instruction."--Job 33:15,16
       + Also: Psa.23:2; 46:10; 74:16; 91:4; 139:12; Song of Sol.5:2a

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