Author: Senaah

Prayer for Teens:

I am step mother, foster mother, and biological mother and the one thing that I wanted to pass on to my children is prayer.

When I was younger, some mornings I would wake up before the sun kissed the sky, tip into the dark living room and catch my mother with her tattered bible praying for our household. Her prayer were meek.. whispered..but powerful. Her words seemed to run from room to room giving the sun permission to come through the window and bless each person sleeping with a smile.

I believe it was my mother’s and fathers prayers which carried me through my entire life. Below I have shared a prayer specifically for teens. Teens are in an in-between place where they are realizing their power on this earth but still requiring the supervision from adults. They are finding their way and need our prayers. Never stop kneeling, just like our mothers, fathers and grandmothers prayed for us… we need to pray for our teens as well.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus, I affirm Your Word over my child/children. I commit ___________, my child/children; to You and affirm Your Word over them from Isaiah 54:13 that tells me my children shall be taught by the Lord and great shall be the peace of my children. I thank You that You deliver ____, ____out of rebellion into right relationship with us, his/her parents. In Exodus 20:12, Your Word teaches us that the first commandment given with a promise is to the child who obeys his/her parents in the Lord.

Father, you said in Deuteronomy 5:16 that all will be well with my child/children and ____, _____will live long on the earth. I affirm this promise on behalf of my child/children, asking You to give ____, ______, an obedient spirit that he/she may honor his/her father and mother. Father forgive me for mistakes made out of my own hurts or selfishness, which may have caused __________ hurt. I ask full and true repentance for the mistakes I have made in raising my children. I release the anointing that is upon Jesus to bind up and heal our broken hearts and the broken hearts of our children. Give us the ability to understand and forgive one another as God has forgiven us. Thank You for the Holy Spirit Who leads us into all truth and corrects any wrong perceptions about past or present situations. Thank You for teaching us to listen to each other and giving _____, _____ an ear that hears admonition, for then he/she will be called wise. I affirm that I will speak kind, excellent and Godly things and that any words coming out of my mouth will be the right words and will be used for Your glory Lord Jesus (Colossians 3:21).

Father, I promise to train and teach ____, ______ in the way that he/she is to go, and when ____, ______ is old he/she will not depart from You Lord but will follow You all the days of his/her life. In the Name of Jesus, I command the spirit of rebellion to be far from the heart of my child and confess that he/she is willing and obedient, free to enjoy the reward of Your promises. I ask that ______, ____ shall be peaceful, and a blessing to others. Father, according to Your Word we have been given the ministry of reconciliation, and I release this ministry and the word of reconciliation into this family. I refuse to provoke or irritate or belittle my child; I will not be hard on _____, _____or require perfection lest he/she becomes discouraged, feeling inferior and frustrated. I will not break his/her spirit, in the Name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Father, I forgive my child for the wrongs he/she has done and stand in the gap until he/she begins to understand Your love and Your grace causing them to come out of the spirit of rebellion which is the snare of the enemy (Ephesians 6:1-3). We should not abandon hope in Your love and commitment to all Your creation. We know You Jesus, died for our children, even before they were born. Although It may seem to us that our children’s journey into selfishness, self-destruction and the world is never-ending, God we know You are at work in our children’s lives in ways we may never understand.

We ask you, Heavenly Father, for a quiet assurance that this process of conversion will take place and the inner peace that only You, Lord Jesus can give us, will now manifest in our lives, in the Name of Jesus. Help us to be strong like Mary, the mother of Jesus, as she wept and felt deep pain as she witnessed her Son’s journey knowing God’s plan; as You knew Your plans for our children, even before they were born (Jeremiah 1:2). Help us O Lord, to know and understand that we must let God control difficult situations and always be mindful to trust You. Heavenly Father help us to remember always that our children have belonged to you from the beginning. Help us Lord to understand that we are here to nurture them and guide them in Your ways while they are in our care. Lord, we have been mindful to raise them up in the way they should go, having made some mistakes of the flesh as we are not 8 perfects. We did what we thought was right at the time and we know that you, Lord, know our heart and honor that effort. It is so difficult, Lord, to understand them and to be the way they would like us to be. Even though it is difficult to understand we continue giving Glory to You and put our complete trust and expectancy in Your Word.

Thank You for reconciling the heart of our rebellious child back to us and our hearts back to our child. We declare the power of the enemy over our children, null and void according to (Psalms 55:12-14).

 Thank You Lord, for our child/children ____, _____ and for holding each one of them in Your loving hands. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen

Plan for the absolute worst!

When opening my business, I looked at the finances, supplies, décor, and community connections, but the only thing I did not spend enough time on was the WORST-CASE SCENARIO.

The one thing I wish I had prepared for was all the horrible things that happens while running a business such as:

  • Unreliable employees
  • Building malfunctions
  • Crazy illogical customers

When planning a business, it’s easy to take note of all the wonderful things you will be doing as a business, but it is crucial that you understand that people are crazy. It may seem as if I’m being silly or facetious, but I am being serious. In order to run a successful business, you must plan for handling unfathomable situations.

What would you do if your loss power in your building? How would you handle a customer complaint? How do you handle lazy employees?  Can you afford to fire them and pay more for reliable employees? How can you control how your business is perceived on social media? 

I believe wonderful things will happen in your business, but in order to survive you must consider the contrary things that happens as well. Today, take time and plan for the worst so that life can huff and puff but will not blow your business down.

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Blessing Prayer

Heavenly Father, I (we) come to You now in the Name of my (our) Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

Lord Jesus Christ, I (we) ask You, according to John 14:13- 14, to cover me (us) with Your anointing, glory, and tangible Presence, give me (us) a fresh new release and flow in my (our) inner man with rivers of living waters springing up forth abundantly with Life abundant, fill me (us) to over-flowing with Your favor, compassion and love, Your wisdom and understanding. Anoint me (us) to hear Your Voice not that of a stranger, cause me (us) to clearly discern Your Voice over that of a strange voice. Give me (us) Your eyes to see spiritually, and a heart to understand and be led by Your Holy Spirit, clearly, help me to be bold, confident and be obedient, to do Your will. Fill me (us) with Your gifts, anointings, and blessings and all else You have for me (us).

 Lord Jesus Christ I (we) ask You according to John 14:13 – 14 to anoint me (us). Pour out Your Anointing on me (us). (Apply the anointing oil to the forehead now.) I (we) receive Your Anointing in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus Christ, I (we) ask You, according to John 14:13 – 14, to do all these things and let Your love so brightly shine through me 12 (us) into others and as an act of worship to You, in Jesus’ Name, to God be the Glory. Amen!

Forgiveness Prayer:

Heavenly Father, I forgive anyone who has ever wronged me or hurt me
or cursed me or lied to me or prayed witchcraft prayers over me and I
bless them in the Name of Jesus Christ. Heavenly Father I ask You to
forgive me for any unforgiveness, any bitterness, any anger, any strife,
any animosity, and any resentment that I have in my heart toward anyone
at this time, in Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

O the SHADE

Do you want to know what I love about the shade, in the shade you are protected from the heat of the day.

As an adult we go through so much with relationships, children, work and dreams we need the shade every now and then.  Standing in heat, no matter how beautiful the day, can be damaging. Always being on social media, constantly working, committing yourself to everything on the social calendar can be exhausting. So, take a moment to be in the shade!

Take time to unplug and be fed spiritually, emotionally, find out who you are without all beams pointing toward you.

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A Real Relationship

I love that in this day and age (for the most part) the Christian message is relationship with God not acts or religion…. relationship.

In this episode of Iyanla Fix My Life we see a gospel artist who has covered her addiction with her abilities. We know how easy that is, as a society we become master shape shifters when it comes to exposing our weakness. Instead of presenting ourselves with our weaknesses we promote our talent and hope the world never sees our opposing habits.

What’s beautiful about God is that He wants all of us both good and bad. The bible says in Mathew 11:28 that we should come to Him weary and burdened so that we can receive rest. It is not Gods intention for us to work so hard to hide our imperfections. Instead he offers shelter and solace in replace of our pain.

Check out this clip and understand that every one of us has an issue in which we need to turn over to God.  Take yourself off the stage and walk into the welcoming arms of God today.

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Monday Meditation

What experience plagues your thoughts?

We all are on a journey going toward purpose and passion but sometimes we are distracted by bills, responsibilities and urgent matters.

Mediation Monday is a time where you make a conscious effort to close the “to-dos” of the day and grab a handful of peace.

Take a moment and think about the one problem that runs laps around your thoughts. Is it a bill? Are you concerned with a child, maybe a relationship?  Take a moment and finish this sentence:

I am afraid that _____________________________________________ will happen if I cannot fix this issue.

__________________________________________ what I can do about it.

____________________________________________how long it would take to get better.

___________________________________________ who must I become if this doesn’t get better.

You have just laid out the complete scenario. Now take a moment and breathe. You no longer have a reason to replay the issue or concern because you have written out the fear and tangible solution.

Find a quiet place and take 5 long breaths.

When this issue comes back into your thoughts, tell yourself that you have already thought through the situation and dismiss the situation from your thoughts. Choose peace.

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Starting a business is like having a child.

In the same way that a mother gains new life as they learn of pregnancy. An entrepreneur also gains a new wind creating a business.

Personally, I have opened an early learning academy and let me be the one to tell you this has been no easy journey!! You can plan for years but there is nothing like owning your own business, you know with rent… employees… and most of all customers. Turning my sign from closed to open was scary because I didn’t know what I would be like as the owner of my baby dream.

I had a similar feeling when the doctor looked at me and said that I could go home with my child. While I was excited to go home, I was scared! I wanted to give my child every great, beautiful, and loving thing worthy of the majestic life I was trusted with.  I wanted to be knowledgeable, caring, and incredible as a parent, and that same intention is how I opened the early learning academy. I wanted to present my community with the best, owning a business at the age of 32 I became the parent of a fulfilled dream, but opening my business even being a parent with intention was difficult and pleasant.

Join me on my owners journey I will share the truth about living your dream. I am a mother, wife, sister, friend…. And entrepreneur.

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1…2….3… Breathe

The best thing we can do to arm ourselves through this life is to pray! This prayer is one that is well known and appropriately labeled the standard for prayers. God gave you and I a script to break the chains of this world off our life. Today I challenge you to take the time and read the words, pray with intention today.

“Our Father Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name,
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done.
On earth as it is in heaven,
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one,
For thine is the kingdom,
And the power, and the glory,
Forever, Amen”!

Let Loose

Am I the only one on this planet that must use extreme self-control when their song comes on? Currently I am in school and from time to time I must walk across campus, so of course, I am listening to music while doing so. When the music starts, I feel as if I have injected energy into my veins! It takes everything in me to just walk… I want to strut, flail my hands, stomp and more. Then, when my favorite line comes, I want to sing it as loud as I can, but… that is not what’s acceptable so what do I do????

I just walk, but just know, if you see me with headphones on, I am internally breaking it down!

Life is meant to be enjoyed. I know this topic is silly but it’s honest. We can spend so much of our life living “conveniently” or “properly” let us not forget how to dance too. I challenge you today to have a moment that breaks barriers. Have fun, laugh at yourself, dance and be free to do what makes you happy! Selah