I Pray LIFE Over You

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Welcome to week 4 of the “Fridays Are For Faith ‘n Friends” blog hop! I’m honored to have you guys join me again today and I pray that you’ll join me here every Friday for prayer, love, and encouragement. As I explained in week 1, I may not be writing a message every Friday, but I will have a focal passage of Scripture in which I will be meditating on as I write a prayer to encourage your hearts. I will also be available to pray with or for you throughout the day and you can contact me for prayer anytime by clicking here. Also, each week I will share with you my favorite post from the previous week’s link-up.  … So, link-up, be encouraged, and spread the love!

(Job 33:4 NIV- The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of The Almighty gives me Life.)

As I began to meditate on today’s focal verse I felt The Holy Spirit completely consume me. And as I began to personalize that verse and pray it over my own life, my heart began to not just grasp, but tightly grip and take a hold of the beauty, power, and Truth within each and every word. And so, as you are here visiting with me today, know that it is not my chance, but by divine appointment that I get to pray The Life held within this verse over your life today. May you feel His Holy and perfect Presence like never before.

Abba, I come before You this morning asking that You would help us to open our hearts and minds to truly understand, firmly embrace, and wholly receive The Truth that is Your Word. For Father we know that within Your Word lies the purpose and Life that the depths of our hearts so desperately long and cry out for. … Lord, Your Spirit has masterfully made us and it is Your very breath that gives us Life. I thank You for Your Life within us and I ask that with each and every breath we take that You would continually breathe new Life within our beings; mind, body, soul, and spirit that we would operate by Your Spirit, through Your power, and according to Your purpose. I ask that Your Holy Spirit would infiltrate and consume us in such a way that we would become one with You; that our hearts would beat to the rhythm of Your heartbeat. Abba, we long for more You. Fill us with the fullness of Christ and help us to live, stand, breathe, and rest assured that it is Your very Life that lives within us and in You we lack nothing. Father, we love you more today than yesterday. Our love for You is ever-increasing as we come to know the depths of Your heart for us. You are a good Father and we thank You that You never leave us nor forsake us. We honor You and we give You all of the glory. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Your precious Son, and our Lord and Savior— I pray, Amen and so be it.

The song below is one of my favorite songs to sing before God as I enter His Presence every morning. I believe that singing is one of the most intimate ways to worship, praise and just love on The Lord. The song says, “Set a fire down in my soul that I can’t contain and I can’t control. I want more of You, God”. I don’t know about you, but everyday I long for more of Him. I want His Spirit to ignite and passionately burn within my soul. And so, everyday, I sing to The Lord and I ask Him for more of all that is Him in my life and the beauty in that is— He never denies me, but freely and graciously gives of Himself. So today, even if you don’t sing, I just want to encourage you to just begin to ask The Lord for more of His Presence in your life and watch how He will amaze you as He begins to reveal Himself to you.

Happy Friday! I love you guys!

Believe, Be Beautiful, Be Brilliant, and Be Blessed! 🙂

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by Bonnie Lyn Smith @ Espressos of Faith 

 Waiting on GOD in the Valley

Waiting on GOD in the Valley

Thank you so much for joining the “Faith ‘n Friends” Blog Hop, Bonnie!

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Praying That You Would Be Planted In Holy Soil

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Dear Hearts, this is week 2 of the “Fridays Are For Faith ‘n Friends” blog hop! Praise God!!! … Every Friday I pray that you’ll join me here for prayer, love, and encouragement. As I explained in week 1, I may not be writing a message every Friday, but I will have a focal passage of Scripture in which I will be meditating on as I write a prayer to encourage your hearts. I will also be available to pray with or for you throughout the day and you can contact me for prayer anytime by clicking here. Also, each week I will share with you my favorite post from the previous week’s link-up.  … So, link-up, be encouraged, and spread the love!

(Hosea 10:12 GNT- I said, ‘Plow new ground for yourselves, plant righteousness, and reap the blessings that your devotion to Me will produce. It is time for you to turn to Me, your Lord, and I will come and pour out blessings upon you.’)

Abba, this morning I ask that You would help us to plant ourselves fully and completely within Your holy soil that the seed of Your promises for our lives would divinely take root and beautifully blossom within and throughout our hearts, minds, souls, and spirits. Father, help us to position ourselves that we would be wholly aligned with Your heart and purpose. Lord, as we turn our affection and devotion towards You, I ask that You would come and pour out Your blessings upon us just as Your Word says. We know that no word from You will ever fail or return to You void, but will accomplish Your intended purpose. So, we honor You, we praise You, and we give You our worship and all of the glory. We thank You that Your Word is perfect and true. Father, we love You and we wholeheartedly welcome You to be God in our lives. I pray that Your Holy Spirit would rest upon each and every heart now and forevermore. In the name of Jesus Christ, Your precious Son, and our Lord and Savior— I pray, Amen and so be it.

Happy Friday! I love you guys!

Believe, Be Beautiful, Be Brilliant, and Be Blessed! 🙂

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Feature Post

by Anastasia Safee @ AnaWins

Increasing Your Faith

6 Ways to Increase Your Faith!

Thank you so much for joining the “Faith ‘n Friends” Blog Hop, Anastasia!

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We want to encourage friendship, so please don’t link and run!

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The playing field is even!

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My Prayer For You

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Dear Hearts, this is week 1 of the “Fridays Are For Faith ‘n Friends” blog hop! Yayyy!!! So, every Friday I pray that you’ll join me here for prayer, love, and encouragement. I may not be writing a message every Friday, but I will have a focal passage of Scripture in which I will be meditating on as I write a prayer to encourage your hearts. I will also be available to pray with or for you throughout the day and you can contact me for prayer anytime by clicking here. Also, each week I will share with you my favorite post from the previous week’s link-up.  … So, link-up, be encouraged, and spread the love!

(Psalm 63:2-4 MSG – So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in Your strength and glory. In Your generous love I am really living at last! My lips brim praises like fountains. I bless You every time I take a breath; my arms wave like banners of praise to You.)

Lord, we worship You and we praise Your name for You are God and there is none like You. You are worthy and we give You all of the glory. Abba, I come to You this morning on behalf of every heart reading this and I ask and pray that as we honor You and enter into that secret place of worship to revel and bask in the power and beauty that is Your Presence that You would fill us to overflow with Your love, peace, and joy. As we drink from the holy cup that is Your Spirit may our spirits be filled with Your power, strength, grace, and glory. Father, as we seek You, empower us to truly live: standing on Your Word, continually breathing in fresh winds of Your Holy and perfect Spirit, trusting in Your Will, walking in Your purpose, believing in Your promises to us, and resting in the sacrifice that Christ made on the cross for us to have the freedom of living in such beautiful and powerful truths. Abba, I ask that You would simply be God in our lives like only You can be.  We love You. In the name of Jesus Christ, Your precious Son, and our Lord and Savior— I pray, Amen and so be it.

Happy Friday! I love you guys!

Believe, Be Beautiful, Be Brilliant, and Be Blessed! 🙂


Faith ‘n Friends Blog Hop

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We’re so glad you’re here!

This is a place to share faith, make friends, and have fun.

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Faith ‘n Friends
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Deb Wolf
Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest

Tai East
Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / YouTube /  Instagram /

The Rules

1.) Follow your hosts via their blog and/or social media channels.
This is not mandatory, but appreciated!

2.) Leave 1-2 of your most recent faith/life posts.
We reserve the right to delete posts that are deemed inappropriate.

3.) Visit 1-2 other links and leave a meaningful comment!
We want to encourage friendship, so please don’t link and run!

4.) All links are randomly sorted – so link as early or as late as you’d like.
The playing field is even!

Each host will choose one link to feature and promote via their social media channels next week.

In order to be featured next week:

Grab a button or link back to Faith ’n Friends.
This is not mandatory to participate, but is required to be featured.

By linking up you agree to let the hosts use your post image
if you are chosen as next week’s feature.

Please link back to the host or Grab the Button
and join the link-up below.