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Beautiful Wife Prayer Challenge 2021 (Edition 6.0)

Hello friends, it’s Beautiful Wife Prayer Challenge 6.0!

With gratitude in our hearts to God and our mouths filled with praise; we are so excited to host you in this year’s challenge.

It’s been 6 years of praying and I am grateful to God for all the testimonies that I receive. It is to God alone that all the glory belongs. I must say a big thank you for sticking with us on this challenge every year since 2016. I am also blessed that you would come here and find reasons to pray during these challenges every year.

This year is quite different because God wants to do something different in the lives of wives. The Holy Spirit of God is ready to usher many wives into a deeper understanding and relationship with God.

We are praying to be wives surrendered to and filled with the Holy Spirit.

  • Wives who are led by the Spirit of God in everything.
  • Wives on fire.
  • Wives bringing about the presence of God to their homes, place of work and church.
  • Wives who hear God clearly.
  • Wives who speak God’s mind to His people.

Oh there’s a lot the Holy Spirit wants to do in us, with us and through us. Now is the time. As we go through these 12 days of this challenge, I’ll love you to seek God truly and from a place of total surrender.


 I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth.  The Friend, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send at my request, will make everything plain to you. He will remind you of all the things I have told you.

John 16:16,26 The Message


Please feel free to invite as many wives and share this with them.

Beautiful Blessings.

DAY 3 – Prayers for Healing

Praying for our children when they are ill is something that I want to believe we all always do even if we haven’t prayed in a long time. Especially when you have a new born baby or toddler that can’t speak or tell you exactly where it hurts.

I’ve been there and I can remember just praying and trusting God to guide the doctors. Even as we began this challenge, right on the first day, I had to pray for healing for my daughter. Praise God she is well and fine now.

The health of our children is so important. When they are well, they can do many things, pursue their dreams and even more follow Christ and serve him. Today, we would be visiting their health and praying about it.


Song of the day: Healer | Kari Jobe

Scriptural Meditations: 2 Timothy 1:7, Romans 11:29, Luke 4:23, Exodus 15:26, 1 Corinthians 6:20, Isaiah 53:5, James 5:15, 1 Corinthians 3:17.


Prayers

  • Lord, I thank you that you did not give [Child/ren’s name] a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but you have given [Child/ren’s name] the spirit of power, of love and of a sound mind, I pray that the mind of [Child/ren’s name] is always sound and [Child/ren’s name] exhibits abilities that results in a calm, well balanced mind and self control in Jesus Name.
  • Lord, thank you for the gift of healing made available to [Child/ren’s name]. I know that what you give, you do not withdraw. So Lord, I rely on the promise of your word that healing remains our daily bread. Everyday [Child/ren’s name] wakes up, he/she feeds on it and goes about their day in health in Jesus Name.
  • Lord, I pray that [Child/ren’s name] will listen carefully to your voice regarding what to eat and not to eat. I pray that even when the pressure to not care about what he/she eats seems to overwhelming, [Child/ren’s name] is reminded that his/her body is your temple and that [Child/ren’s name] has been bought with a prize. I pray that by this, they will not put into their body, anything that will cause sickness and diseases in Jesus Name.
  • Lord, I pray that when [Child/ren’s name] comes to you in faith for healing upon their body, you will hear and heal [Child/ren’s name]. You said that if we obey you and do what is right in your eyes, the sicknesses of the Egyptians will not come on us. I pray [Child/ren’s name] will always do what is right in your eyes, listen to you carefully and obey you with all their heart in Jesus Name.
  • Lord, I pray that at anytime we may need to go to the hospital, you will station covenant doctors, nurses, specialists on call for us. I pray that [Child/ren’s name] will never be the victim of human or medical error. I pray that the right diagnosis will be reached and the right medications will be prescribed in Jesus Name.
  • Lord, I pray that at anytime [Child/ren’s name] is sick and has to take medications, they will be to [Child/ren’s name]’s body the body and blood of Jesus that cleanses and purifies. I pray that the food [Child/ren’s name] eats and the water they drink will continually be for the nourishment of their bodies providing vitality and strength in Jesus Name.
  • Lord, by your stripes we are healed. The beatings you got brought to us wholeness. I declare over [Child/ren’s name] that whatever discomfort they are experiencing in their body is replaced with wholeness and whatever illness looking to show up or has already shown up is met with the stripes that brings healing in Jeus Name.

Lord I pray that even when the healing isn’t in sight, you will give me grace to trust you to heal my child in Jesus name.

I hope you have taken time to pray and let’s pray again tomorrow.

God bless you.

DAY 2 – Prayer for Their Spirirtual Life

I want to believe that like me, one of your greatest heart desire is for your child to know the Lord, love him with all their heart and walk in his commands all the days of their life.

I, like many of you reading this, wants my child to have an experiential knowledge of God. I want my children to be talking to Jesus everyday of their life.

Today we would be visiting the area of their Spiritual life.


Songs of the day:

Scriptural Meditation: Proverbs 22:6, Psalm 16:8, 3 John 1:4, 2 Thessalonians 3:3, Matthew 17:20, 1 Corinthians 7:7, Isaiah 26:3, Deuteronomy 6:7, Romans 12:1; 10:17


Prayers

  • Lord I pray that you will help me teach [Child/ren’s name] about you. You have said in your word that we repeat your commands again and again to our children. Help me Lord to talk about you to [Child/ren’s name] at home, on the road, at bedtime and at waking up; so that lord, they will remember your commands all the days of their life in Jesus Name I pray.
  • Lord I pray for your ever abiding presence to be upon [Child/ren’s name]. I pray that they know that you have promised to be with them even in extreme situations. I pray that nothing will come in between you and [Child/ren’s name]. Anywhere or anything you do not allow or approve of, [Child/ren’s name] will not go to or do. Make [Child/ren’s name] a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to you in Jesus Name I pray.
  • Lord I pray that [Child/ren’s name]’s relationship with you supercedes all, including mine such that they have a strong faith in you. Plant the seeds everyday [Child/ren’s name] reads, hears or comes in general contact with your word. Lord let [Child/ren’s name]’s faith in you be unwavering. Instead, let it grow stronger and stronger each day in Jesus Name I pray.
  • Lord I pray that [Child/ren’s name] will always walk in ways and do things that makes you happy and proud. Whether I am there or not, let their behaviour and attitude towards others be one that shows forth your glory, tells others about you and also leads them to you in Jesus Name I pray.
  • Dear Lord, I pray that you will give [Child/ren’s name] dominion over sin through the help of your Holy Spirit. As they live in this world filled with moral decadness at every corner, I pray that sinning will be alien to [Child/ren’s name]. Let a deep hunger and thirst for godly things overtake their desire to do bad. Let them be reminded in their spirit man that they are the temple of God and that nothing sinful can stay in [Child/ren’s name] in Jesus Name I pray.
  • Lord, you have told us in your word that temptation is common to man, and that you will not allow us to be faced with a temptation we cannot overcome. Today, I pray that [Child/ren’s name] will not come across a temptation he/she cannot overcome. I pray you will not lead [Child/ren’s name] into temptation but you will deliver [Child/ren’s name] from all evil in Jesus Name I pray.
  • Lord, you told me also in your word that the children you have given to me are for signs and wonders. I pray that [Child/ren’s name] will continually be a sign and wonder for you in this land. I pray that [Child/ren’s name] will always be taught by you. I pray that [Child/ren’s name] will see visions and you will always reveal yourself to him/her in Jesus Name I pray.

Thanks for joining in today. Let’s pray again tomorrow.

God bless you.

DAY 1 – Prayer of Gratitude

Welcome to the first day of the first edition of this challenge.

Drum rolls…

First of all, Congratulations to you and to you and to you. Whether you are a biological mom, adopted mom, a mom-aunty, a “mom-in-Isreal” and on; I say to you, God has called you to participate in something bigger than you but easy with Him.

I believe you can still remember when you first became a mom. How was it? For me, it was surreal. I had post-partum anxiety. I gave myself sleepless nights aside the one the presence of a baby brought. I was emotional for no reason. But, one thing I did unconsciously was pray for my child all day. When I was breastfeeding, I was praying. When I was cooking, I found myself praying. I know I’ve prayed for my children ever since they arrived.

Today, we would be offering up to God, prayers of gratitude for calling us to become Moms.


Song of the day: Promises (feat. Joe L Barnes & Naomi Raine) | Maverick City Music

Scriptural Meditation: Luke 1:46-48, 1 Samuel 1:26-28, Proverbs 31:28, Psalm 127:3-4, Psalm 139:13.


Prayers

  • Dear Lord, I am here before you with a heart full of praises and worship for all you have done for me, in me and through me. You are great. You are mighty. You are faithful and I love you.
  • Thank you for creating me in your image. Thank you for taking notice of me and giving me this wonderful opportunity to carry my child created also in your image. I am in awe of this blessed opportunity to be the vessel to bring forth children to this world. Because of this great thing you have done, many generations will call me blessed.
  • Oh God, I thank you for fulfilling your promise of fruithfulness in my home. For taking me through the ups and downs of the pregnancy journey, I thank you. For making me bring forth at the due time, I thank you.
  • Lord, I have come today to thank you for [Child/ren name]. I thank you that [Child/ren name] get to call me Mom. I thank you for keeping, protecting, caring for, leading and sustaining [Child/ren name].
  • I thank you Lord for carefully knitting [Child/ren name] and masterfully creating [Child/ren name] such that [Child/ren name] is unique, wonderfully complex and set apart for your glory and praise.
  • I thank you for guiding me as I everyday, navigate this thing called parenting. Thank you for your mercy that has always been covering my so many errors and mistakes. Left to me, I know how short I fall; but everytime I have asked you to help me, you have been there and Lord I have no words but to say Thank you Lord.
  • Lord, it is with a heart full of gratitude that I come to you to pray for [Child/ren name] for the next 7 days starting today. I know that you will hear me and there will be a manifestation in Jesus name. Amen.

Thank you for joining in today. Let’s pray again tomorrow.

When Faith Works

Waking up one beautiful Friday morning in 2015, I prepared for work, went to my car and started it; lo and behold it wouldn’t start. The next thing I did as a Jesus baby was to pray. I sat there and prayed but it still wouldn’t start. Does it mean God can’t cause a miracle? Well, as I sat there thinking, I was led to call the company that usually serviced our car.

I picked up my phone and put a call through to my husband to tell him what was happening and asked that he call them. They sent someone to my house. As they were checking everything checkable, I had the strong urge to pray. And I felt “Oh really? Right now? When I am supposed to open my eyes wide to see what they are doing?” Oh how faithless I was in the technician.

OK then! I prayed. But this time around, it was for God to help them find a solution to whatever the problem was and not create another problem. Cause them to be honest enough to tell me what the true problem was and not be like the typical mechanics.

Hmmm, God hears. God is always listening.

And then I wonder, how is it that He hears you and I and another, talking to him at the same time without mixing up our conversations? I know for sure that when both of my children are talking to me at the same time, I am like: left, right, left, right; trying to listen to both at the same time and even end up mixing it all up. But I digress.

They searched and narrowed it down to an electrical problem. He honestly told me, “Call the person who did what was then my problem because he knows exactly where it is. If we call our electrician, he would end up going in circles.

Why this epistle? You may ask. Oh! She has come again. Oh yes I have. (Laughs)

Now, let us get to the good part.

  • We should know when to draw the line between Physical Problems and Spiritual Solutions.
  • We should know when it’s a miracle we are expecting and when we should prepare ourselves for it.

When you don’t know what you are fighting, how do you fight?

Sometimes, we have so much faith that we spend it on the wrong needs. I usually tell myself,

FAITH IS LIKE A CURRENCY. Know when to spend it and where. DON’T spend it for the wrong thing. DON’T spend it at the wrong place. You’ll only end up disappointed when you don’t get what you want.

In my case, I needed to call the mechanic first, then have faith in God to get a proper diagnosis from them.

Read through the stories of Jesus in Scriptures, everyone that got a miracle had a specific problem.

Find out what the exact problem is and ask for help. God sends help most of the times through your neighbour [fellow human beings]. God wouldn’t have come down to fix the problem for me… if HE did, I definitely wouldn’t be writing this.

God’s beautiful blessings to you.


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The Late Night Visit

How many of you have had to visit or have been visited by someone late in the night?

It leaves you curious as to why right?

We have been studying the book of John in our Bible Study Group and for some reason, my mind keeps going back to Chapter 3.

If you are wondering what’s in Chapter 3, it is a clear sign that you need to go open your Bible.

Let get into it.

Pastor’ Nicodemus waited for his fellow pastors and members to sleep first before he went visiting Jesus. Have you ever wondered why?

I want to believe that the other Pastors would have emotionally blackmailed him and the members would have gathered to discuss Pastor’s matter. So in a situation like this, the night visit had to happen.

Upon visiting Jesus, he admitted something all of them (his fellow pastors) knew but couldn’t admit because they did not want to ruin their pastoral reputation.

I particularly like the way The Message puts it:


“There was a man of the Pharisee sect, Nicodemus, a prominent leader among the Jews. Late one night he visited Jesus and said, “Rabbi, we all know you’re a teacher straight from God. No one could do all the God-pointing, God-revealing acts you do if God weren’t in on it.” Jesus said, “You’re absolutely right. Take it from me: Unless a person is born from above, it’s not possible to see what I’m pointing to—to God’s kingdom.””

John 3:1-3 MSG


Now Jesus’ answer to Pastor Nico got the man very confused and he had to ask Jesus what He was talking about. Jesus went on to explain what He meant by being born again which wasn’t about being born again physically but spiritually.

This means, when you give your life to Christ, your Spirit is BORN AGAIN. Remember you are Spirit with a soul living in a body. And if you are Spirit, and your spirit is born again, you are born again.

Back to our story.

This conversation between Jesus and Pastor Nico would later show us that despite this Jewish leader been well read and well taught in “Seminary school,” he still didn’t know and understand; and Jesus had to explain to him using the wind as an illustration.

So many of us are like that, we hear and hear and hear but understand we do not.

We go to every church service and jump at every Amen, raise our hands to every worship, dance to every praise, volunteer for every meeting and attend every conference but still don’t know God for ourselves. Only what we are told by others.

A relationship with God far outweighs what you know or are taught by others. Acknowledging how little you know or don’t know at all is the first step to knowing and understanding.

Seeking to know more should be the next step. If you only know what your Pastor has said, you are missing out. This is because there is so much God wants you to know that He cannot tell your pastor. He is waiting to tell you.

So what needs to be done?

Seek Jesus! Like Pastor Nico, if you have to “sneak out late at night” when no eye is watching, do it.

The amazing thing is that you don’t have to visit anyone, just where you are, you will find Jesus.

It is my prayer that you get to know God for yourself because, He wants to have a relationship with you through His Holy Spirit.

Beautiful Blessings.


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Christian Marriages: Are there still godly ones?

Social media has been buzzing over the weekend here in this part of the world, on the increasing cases of domestic violence in Christian marriages and the deafening silence or “war-room” response in most churches on this matter. As a result of this, several people have come to say that no godly marriage exist and I do not blame them. I can understand why they’ll come to that conclusion.

Most Christian singles have also expressed their fear of going into marriage as they don’t know what lies ahead and let me say this. “I do not blame you. I would also be scared if there was this buzz around the time when I was preparing to get married.” Even now that I am married, I sometimes have this fear for my siblings and my children. So your fear is valid and it is your heart’s way of protecting you from the unknown.


This post is dedicated to the Christian singles contemplating marriage; but we married people can by the help of the Holy Spirit learn a thing or two.


A little background.

The topic of marriage is one I try to steer away from because it is a very sensitive one. Too sensitive because, aside from what we may know from either of the parties involved, what truly, really happens within each marriage is known IN FULL DETAILS to only the two parties. While Apostle Paul gave the instructions on marriage as one filled and led by the Holy Spirit; over time, we’ve come to see that Paul’s message on marriage, if followed as Christ followers (both husband and wife) has helped build godly and exemplary marriages and homes.

In marriage, you’ll come to understand and practicalize the commandment of God, “To love your neighbor as yourself.” Understanding that a neighbor is someone close to you.

Who is closest to you as a married person? Your spouse.

Now, LOVE is the foundation for every relationship including marriage but there are other factors that play a role in addition to love to keep the marriage going. Some of these factors include, understanding, tolerance, communication, kindness, prayers, the controversial word -submission- and so many more on the part of both partners. These, many non-Christians have come to understand and apply to their marriages and are thriving.

On the other hand, for us as Christians, we not only have LOVE as the foundation but also GOD. The problem with many Christians is that they just leave it at that. “I have God, my spouse has God, we love one another and that’s enough.” No. No. It is not enough.

Marriages have challenges even when God is there and love exist. It is the natural order of things.

This takes me back to the conversation between Jesus and His disciples when they asked Him to teach them how to pray in Matthew 6. In verse 13 of our popular King James Version, it reads, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” For the sake of this post, I am also quoting from The Message Version which reads; “Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil. You’re in charge!”

This simply means we can change. Things around us can cause us to change. We should not think that it is only the devil we need deliverance from. We also need deliverance from ourselves. Scripture tells us in Jeremiah 17:9 – “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?”

However, the next verse will answer this. “I, the Lord, search the minds and test the hearts of people. I treat each of them according to the way they live, according to what they do.” Do you see why we must pray for deliverance from temptation? Come to think of it, the idea to treat our spouse exactly how they treat us or in a bad way, is a temptation in itself which is not a sin. Doing it, that is, acting out that idea is what is sinful. So you see why we need to pray for such temptations not to come our way in the first place; and if it comes, deliverance from it.

In all of this, we clearly see that there will be challenges in every areas of our life (marriage inclusive) but we must pray for God’s deliverance. Either the wife or the husband can be faced with temptation. Not because they don’t have Christ but because temptation is common to man.

How do we go on in this marriage matter as Christians?

Remember this: Both of you are a team. And it’s you two against a whole lot. Never allow the devil make you see your spouse as the problem but instead, isolate the problem and face it as a team. For example, we have a wife who disciplines the children in a particular way and the husband has his own style. Both of them are faced with disciplining their child, instead of arguing and blaming the other for their method, they face the situation as a team, which is to discipline. They both sit down and communicate on the method of discipline to use as a team and each sticks to it.

Godly marriages exist and if we take a survey of these marriages, I am almost certain that you would hear that beyond God in their heart and at the center of it all, there is Love and there are other factors.

Finally, don’t measure your marriage with another person’s own. Watch, learn, be inspired but don’t copy or compare. Never stop praying for your spouse. Never stop praying for your spouse. How much you prayed before meeting him/her, should still be how much you pray for them after saying I do. Consistency is key. By God alone, I learned this early and God receives all the glory for this.

So to you my single ladies and guys, I am not going to say fear not. But I’ll say believe God who said “Fear not!” in Isaiah 41:10.

Beautiful Blessings.


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BIBLE STUDY SUPPORT GROUP IS LIVE

One of the things that made my 2021 different was the study of the Bible with the Holy Spirit. Feel free to read about it here.

After sharing this with you all last year, I was so excited to see so many show interest in the study of the Bible. The most beautiful thing about studying the Bible with others is that you get to discover more revelation on a scripture as it will vary from person to person.

And like going to a university and offering several courses, in a Bible study group, you learn from fellow believers and together we grow to be more and more like Jesus.

The link to subscribe to our Telegram channel is below. Click on it and get instant access.

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To enjoy this journey, I’ll recommend you get:

  • A journal
  • A Bible app with different versions (a Bible in preferred version is great)
  • A color pen or highlighter
  • A beautiful cup of tea or coffee (it just goes together with studying. haha)
  • An open heart
  • A purged heart (purge yourselves of every unscriptural things)
  • A broken spirit
  • An untainted love for God

See you there as we study the Bible together.

Beautiful Blessings.

THE LOVE OF GOD – Scriptural Reminders, Ep. 1

In October 2021, as I studied Scriptures with the help of the Holy Spirit, My eyes were open to the understanding of the LOVE OF GOD. Now this is not a verse I was reading for the first time but it was the first time I was reading it with the help of the Holy Spirit.

It is my honest prayer that you as you listen to this video, you understand on the Valentine day, what the Love of God is all about, you feel it and you experience it everyday of your life.

Meditate on Romans 8:35 and personalize it as you go through this week.

Beautiful Blessings.