Lord of life

Revelation 1:16-18 (NLT)
He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth. And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.

O Lord of life,
You hold seven stars in Your right hand. A sharp two-edged sword comes from Your mouth, and Your face is like the sun in its brilliance. You hold the keys of death and the grave.
We bow before You and humbly request, Lock the gate to abortion in the state of Mississippi.
BY YOUR GRACE, we are locking the gate to abortion in Mississippi, barring the gate with the cross of Christ, and sealing the gate with the Blood of Christ. Amen and amen and amen.

Upcoming events

Revive Yazoo–Bishop Edward Duku, Dr. Robert and Pam Armstrong, Ricky Musgrove on June 26-30, McCoy Elementary School, Yazoo City.

Mississippi Unshackled–Chuck Pierce and Dutch Sheets, Thursday, June 29 at 7 pm, The Humphrey Coliseum, Mississippi State University, Starkville.

Proverbs 17:24a (ESV)
The discerning sets his face toward wisdom.

Our Father in heaven,
You are the fount of all wisdom. We humbly ask that You stir the hearts of people across this state to attend these events that they may encounter the living God and follow. Amen.

Teen pregnancy

From the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association (vol. 57, no. 10): Mississippi has one of the highest teen pregnancy and birth rates in the nation. From 1991 to 2014 the birth rate to Mississippi teens decreased by 55%. However, in 2014 Mississippi’s teen birth rate still kept it at number 48 out of 50 states.
Although teen pregnancy rates have decreased significantly in Mississippi (and nationwide) it appears that the decline has been gradual over the last ten years and there is no one year that shows a dramatic drop. This makes it difficult to say any one factor has had a definite effect on teen pregnancy.

Graph of national birth rates for females aged 15-19 years. US map of births per females aged 15-19 can be found at the bottom of this article.

Genesis 2:24 (ESV)
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Our Father in heaven,
It is our humble petition that the men and women in the Mississippi Delta will marry and hold fast to one another. A restoration of the family, Lord. A restoration of the family. Amen.

Previous prayers: Sexual immorality, Wisdom, Rebuilding the wall, HIV, Benaiah, Fornication, Marriages, Human trafficking, Idols

Upcoming events

Mississippi Unshackled–Chuck Pierce and Dutch Sheets, Thursday, June 29 at 7 pm, The Humphrey Coliseum, Mississippi State University, Starkville.

Revive Yazoo–Bishop Edward Duku, Dr. Robert and Pam Armstrong, Ricky Musgrove on June 26-30, McCoy Elementary School, Yazoo City.

1 John 5:14-15
And this is the confidence that we have toward 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 the requests that we have asked of him.

Our Father in heaven,
Revive Mississippi! Amen.

Northern snakehead fish

From The Bolivar Commercial: The first northern snakehead fish identified in Mississippi was found in Lake Whittington, Benoit. The fish is not native to our ecosystem and is considered destructive and invasive, competing with bass and gar for the same food..

Dear Heavenly Father,
At the exodus, You instructed every household in Israel to take a lamb and apply its blood to the doorposts and lintel of the house so that the angel of death, on seeing the blood, would pass over.
We are mere Gentiles in Mississippi. Yet, by virtue of Your Son Jesus’ death, we have been grafted into the household of faith. As members of the household of faith, we apply the Blood of the Lamb of God over the waterways of Mississippi. We say to the northern snakehead fish, You must pass over Mississippi! Amen.
Exodus 12, Romans 11

Childhood obesity

From the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association (vol. 57, no. 10): Over the past decade, the prevalence of child overweight and obesity have been assessed biannually within the state of Mississippi through the Child and Youth Prevalence of Obesity Survey. Data collected indicate the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Mississippi have not increased or decreased significantly since 2005, remaining higher than national rates. The data also suggest ongoing and increasing disparities between black and white students, with a higher prevalence among black students.
There is a significant linear decrease in obesity prevalence among elementary students from 2005 to 2015.

Psalm 84:3-4 (NIV)
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.

We pray that the families of the Mississippi Delta will build their homes under Your shelter, that they will order their lives by Your created design. If the ants can store its provisions in summer and gather its food at harvest, surely the families of the Mississippi Delta can learn the foresight, enthusiasm, perseverance, and hard work to eat healthily. Have mercy, Lord. Have mercy. Amen.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Previous prayers regarding obesity can be found here.

The battle is God’s

Thus says the LORD to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. (2 Chronicles 20:15)

Our Father in heaven,
Many curses have been uttered against President Donald J. Trump and his administration. We bless President Trump, his family, and his administration. We humbly ask You to guard and protect him and his family. Protect this great nation. God bless America. Amen.