A Prayer For Our Husbands 2016


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Tomorrow marks two years of marriage for the cowboy and I. Within these past two years one of the most important lessons I am learning is to pray for my sweet husband. Our husbands go through so much and they rarely ask for help. As wives I believe it is our job to pray for our husbands daily. Prayer is a powerful tool we as women of Christ need to be using proactively to support our man! Last year I wrote A Prayer For Our Husbands and felt prompted to rewrite one for 2016. Each year my heart break a little more for our world, and each day our husbands are sent out into the world. Join me in praying for our husbands daily, because prayer works!

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for brining me the perfect teammate. You knew exactly what we both would need to compliment each other and work together. You are so good God! Thank you for our marriage, and all that you have done and will do within our lives. There is no greater God than you, for you have created the perfect will for our marriage.  

Today as I pray over my husband I ask that you protect him from harms way on his way to and from work. Give him favor with his bosses and colleagues, and let him be a positive light in his work space. I ask that you sharpen his discernment today, and give him clarity like never before. As he tackles the tasks laid out before him at work I pray you give him the focus he needs to complete them with excellence.

I pray you give him boldness to speak your name so that all who know my husband knows he serves a might God. In today’s world where hate and arguments rage I ask that you give him a wise tongue to know when to speak and when to listen. I ask for an abundance amount of energy over him, and a positive word for all those he interact with.   

Amen!

Prayer is a beautiful thing, isn’t it?

xoxo stephanie


Livin’ On Prayer


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My heart is broken with all the tragedy that has hit Orlando Florida within the past week. In fact my heart breaks for our country as a whole. There’s so much hurt, and pain in our world today. And everyone has their own opinion on how to “fix” our world and nation. How do we fix something this big? In my opinion…

Prayer.

Prayer is the first thing that always comes to my mind and my heart. I can’t change the way our world is, but I know someone who can. I know someone who’s heart is broken more than we could even imagine from the loss of lives this week. The massacre that took place this week was and is a great tragedy. The singer whose life long dream was cut short was devastating. And the parents who lost their child too soon was a horrific incident. I, Stephanie, cannot do much in these situations but what I can do is drop to my knees and pray. To some it may not be much but to others it means everything.

I love this shirt from Banner Apparel. I loved it the moment I saw it and I wear it all the time. It’s a daily reminder to me to live on the power of prayer. When tragedy hits our world, pray. When our day isn’t going the way we wanted it to, pray. When our family is tearing apart, pray.

Matthew 5:3 “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.” MSG

I’m in the middle of an amazing study by Pricilla Shirer called Armor of God. It’s rocking my world! The purpose of this study is to identify the enemy in our lives and how to utilize the armor of God. It teaches you how to locate the devil in your life, in your thoughts, in your heart, and then how to remove him. I’m learning how to better target my prayer life to fight the enemy and hit him where it hurts. You see I don’t think we should make the devil’s job any easier by folding our hands neatly at not doing anything. Yes our world is hurting, but what are you going to do about it? I call you sisters, and friends to action. Pick your armor and let’s go to battle. Let’s pray for Orlando and those hurting, let’s pray for our nations leaders, and our own family members. We must be on alert for the attack of our enemy, and live in a constant state of prayer.

Ephesians 6:18-19 “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray…” 

Yes this shirt is adorable, and so comfy that I never want to take it off, but the statement this shirt makes is why I love it. I may be weak but HE is strong. I may not always know what to do but there is power in livin’ on prayer.

xoxo stephanie


#NOTONOURWATCH


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Life as a girl can be pretty rough. There’s the hair, the clothes, the nails, and worst of all the other girls! Why? Why do we as females always feel defensive and on guard? The world is a pretty rough place without women fighting with each other. In fact can you imagine if the women around the world, or simply in your city, decided to pray for each other? Wouldn’t that be simply amazing! Instead of tearing each other down we could build each other up in a powerful way. Praying for girls who are being trafficked as you read this, girls being abused, girls starving and searching for hope.

I had the wonderful privilege to join over 8,500 women, including my sweet mama, at the Designed For Life conference just a few weekends ago. This is one of the most amazing conferences I have ever been to, seeing what God is doings through this ministry is impactful and encouraging. You can read my recap here!

During the Designed For Life conference Project 12 was introduced to me and I knew right away I had to share it with all of you!

Project 12 consists of 12 projects, 12 dollars a month, and 12 o’clock prayer.The idea behind this project is to give one time and your gift will stretch across 12 different projects, I love that idea because it gives people the chance to reach out and help in multiple ares without having to choose. But my favorite part of Project 12 is praying at noon. Every day since the conference my phone alarm goes off at 12 o’clock and I stop what I’m going and pray for women around the world. No matter if I’m at work, in church, at a meeting, or simply at home I stop and pray for the women God lays on my heart. This is such a powerful tool ladies! Knowing women all around the country are all stopping at the same time to lift up other women in need is powerful, being united in this area of our day causes such God confidence and unity. Whether or not you can financially give to Project 12 or not, everyone can pray.

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The world tries to hide what’s happening around us. The staggering numbers of trafficking victims, and domestic violence are heart wrenching. But we have the tools in our hands to do something about it. We can choose to say not on our watch. Not on our watch are innocent girls going to be battered and bruised because I’m going to lift them up in prayer and intercede on their behalf. We don’t have to be blinded to what’s going on around us because our God is bigger than all of it. He is fighting for us, it’s time we did our part and fight for others. So I challenge your right now, set a 12 o’clock alarm on your phone for every single day. No matter what when that alarm goes off stop and pray for the women around you, and around the world. And don’t forget you’re not alone! Your prayer is joined with hundreds of other prayers all at once, isn’t that incredible!

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There’s a sisterhood growing, it’s getting stronger and more powerful with each  12 o’clock prayer. Women are standing together instead of fighting against each other and that makes the devil shake in his boots. So won’t you join us and become apart of our sisterhood? Together through prayer we can change lives!

“UNITED WE LOVE EACH OTHER, TOGETHER WE CHANGE THE WORLD.”

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Join the sisterhood on social media by using #notonourwatch

Social media is a huge tool to reach our to others and start a movement, it also reminds us we’re not alone!

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Praying for you sweet girl,

Stephanie


 

A Prayer For Our Husbands


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I can’t believe this is the last week of The Cowboy & I’s 1st year of marriage. It’s completely crazy to me how quickly this year flew by. I feel as though Christmas was just last month! Six months ago I posted about some lessons I learned already while being married, you can read it here.

I’ve discovered one of the biggest and most important thing to do within my marriage is to actively pray for my sweet cowboy. Our loving husbands work so hard to provide for us, and to put food on the table. They wake up every morning and make the drive to work just to be brought down by the weight of their workloads. The importance of praying for my cowboy rang true in our marriage once I actively, and specifically started praying for favor in his job. Right away I saw God’s hand working. This morning I thought it would be amazing if we all could join in a prayer for our husbands, future husbands, and way off future husbands.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you so much for my best friend, and husband. Thank you for bringing him into my life at just the right time, and blessing us with the relationship we have. As my Cowboy (place husbands name) begins his work day I pray you give him energy and a clear mind. No matter what today’s work load may look like, or be, I pray you give him the focus and determination to complete his tasks with excellence. As the world around him pours negative ideas, thoughts, and words, into his life I pray you place a hedge of protection around his heart and mind, to stay positive and focused on you. Please give him favor with his bosses, and in his Job if this is your will for his life.

Let my husband be a light that shine bright in his work space, so that all may know him knows he serve a mighty God. Let him love those around him, even those who are hard to get a log with. Give him desernment in business transactions, and meetings. And when he’s out with customers please bless him with the right words to say.

Thank you lord for my husband and thank you for going before him today and already winning the battle.

Amen.
Imagine the radical change in our marriages of we prayed this over our husbands daily!

XOXO, 

Stephanie


 

Christmas Eve Prayer

Christmas Eve Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you so much for the blessings you’ve given us this past year,

thank you for all the smiles, all the laughs and all the times that tried our hearts.

On this Christmas Eve I pray over all those who read this,

may you bless them with wonderful memories, and good times.

May they always remember the real reason we celebrate Christmas, and may they never lose their focus on you.

I pray that you mend families together again, and strengthen others so they may not bend.

Thank you for sending your Son down to us, to save us from the snares of the world.

With the hustle and bustle of cooking, and baking, that will take place today,

I pray for excitement and joy to be in abundant in every household.

For those who have to work this week, I pray you give them the ability to pull through.

For those who are apart from their families, or alone,

I pray you place someone in their day to bring a smile to their face.

Thank you for each person reading this today, and I pray that on this Christmas Eve your love and blessing be evident in their lives.

Amen.

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Stephanie

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