“She is strong and is respected by the people. She looks forward to the future with joy. She speaks wise words and teaches others to be kind. She watches over her family and never wastes her time.”
Proverbs 31:25-27 NCV
This week we celebrate two of the most powerful and precious of all God’s gifts: Prayer and motherhood.
In honor of the International Day of Prayer on May 5th and Mother’s Day on May 8th—it is my joy to offer you a special prayer that I believe will recharge your life and redirect your destiny.
Like the wise mother spoken of in Proverbs 31, you too can clothe yourself with strength, open your mouth with wisdom, and look forward to the future with joy.
But likewise, you must not be complacent or “idle” as we see it translated in the New King James:
“Strength and honor are her clothing… She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.”
To that end, I challenge you for the next 30 days to not only listen to, but to actively receive from the impartation I’m offering in this powerful prayer—a download from heaven I recorded especially for you in this season.
May is a month of new beginnings; it is a time of regeneration and rebirth—a time to call out and bring forth the beauty of His glory, the majesty of His greatness, and the unlimited potential God has seeded in you.
“With God all things are possible.”
I am reminded that in biblical numerology, five is the number of grace and favor—and this being the 5th month of the year makes it the perfect time to tap into the grace and favor of God.
Now is the time to break up the fallow ground in your life so new growth can come forth. Sow into the weeks and months ahead by joining with me in declaring a blessing over your life every day for the next 30 days…
I declare that this year is pregnant with purpose, promise, and potential.
I declare this moment is your defining moment marking the ending of a discouraging history, and the beginning of a prosperous, debt-free, disease free, depression free destiny.
I declare that you will forever live under an open heaven.
You must be proactive and diligent to look after the affairs of your life and your future. Rarely does success “just happen”—rather, you will find it where you’ve invested a great deal of focused intention, mindfulness, and prayer.
Prayer, as we’ve seen throughout the Bible and in the lives of history’s great men and women, is the kingpin of success.
Extraordinary history makers are formed through extraordinary prayer.
And much of that extraordinary prayer has been put forth by ordinary mothers.
There may be no prayer more powerful than that of a mother interceding on behalf of her child; certainly there is no prayer more broadly caring or deeply loving than that of a concerned mom.
Christendom’s earliest history makers—from St. Augustine to Emperor Constantine, from Martin Luther to John and Charles Wesley—had mothers who were, at the time, famous for their lifestyle of fervent, intercessory prayer.
Fathers of country and faith—from George Washington to Billy Graham—also had mothers who were instrumental in paving their destinies through the dedication of their faith-filled prayers.
“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
Abraham Lincoln also said, “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” And it was Billy Graham who stated, “Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.”
In honor of the world’s great mentors, servant leaders, and champions of prayer—all mothers everywhere—I encourage you to make this a time you rededicate yourself to prayer: As mothers have done throughout time, help make history by making prayer a priority.
“The impression that a praying mother leaves upon her children is lifelong.”
Take charge of your destiny by recharging your daily prayer practice. Whether you are a mother being celebrated, or simply celebrating your mother, now is the time to reboot your life—and possibly change history—through prayer.
I decree that you are empowered to accomplish that which you were born to do…
…that you will become all that you were born to be…
..that you will make your mark…and leave a legacy for the next generation…
…and that your life will forever reflect the shimmer of God’s glory and divinity.
I champion the gift of God hidden in you! Let’s make history as we celebrate the International Day of Prayer and honor Mother’s Day by maximizing your power to pray!
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, in whatever we ask, we know that we have what we have asked of Him.”