Heavenly Father I praise You for the life of my Granddaughter Hensley who turns four. I praise You for the special gift she is to our family. I praise You for all of Your creations and for blessing us with the opportunity of rearing child and assisting with our children’s children. Though I have experienced loss in my life with losing my son Philip, and the five we loss during pregnancies. I still offer up praise for I know some day I will get to see them again or for the first time. 

Holy Spirit one of the greatest weapons I have against depression, discouragement is to praise and worship You. I praise You today for allowing me to get to know You these past 40 years since I gave my life to You. I praise You for being created with a purpose and with Your desire to have a relationship with me. I praise You daily as I enter Your throne room to bring petitions for different people, organizations and situations. I praise You for being my king and savior. I praise You for the beautiful wife I married and for how unique You made her. I praise You for not letting me live alone these past 32 years. I praise You for giving me the ability to sing and play harmonica so I can worship in song. 

Holy Spirit I repeat the words of Psalms to You and thank You that I can rely on Your word to speak to me and for me, “Because I have loved You, therefore You will deliver me, You will set me securely on high, because I have known You name. I will call upon You, and You will answer me; You will be with me in trouble; You will rescue me, and honor me The righteous [like me] will flourish like a palm tree, I will grow like a cedar of Lebanon. O I sing unto the Lord a new song; I will sing unto the Lord, and so will all the earth! I sing unto the Lord, blessing His name; I declare Christ’s salvation from day to day. I proclaim Your glory among the nations, Your wonders among all peoples. For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are worthless, but the Lord made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary, Give unto the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come into His Courts. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth. Say among the nations. “The Lord reigns! Indeed, the world is established, it shall not be moved; He shall judge the peoples righteously.” Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and all that fills it, let the field be joyful, and all that is in it, then all the trees of the forests shall rejoice before the Lord, for He comes, for He comes to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with His faithfulness. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; it is He who made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations. He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, and shall not despise their prayers. Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.” [Psalm 91:14-15; Psalm 92:12; Psalm 96, Psalms 100, Psalms 102:17; Psalms 103:1-3]

Thank You Heavenly Father for investing in me and allowing me to lead people in prayer and Your scriptures. Bless those who pray with me daily and for all the churches that I pray over daily. In Your precious name, Jesus, my Savior and Redeemer, Amen.