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What God Sows In the Heart

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Give over thine own willing;
give over thine own running;
give over thine own desiring
to know or to be anything;
and sink down to the seed
which God sows in the heart,
and let that grow in thee,
and be in thee,
and breathe in thee,
and act in thee,
and thou shalt find by sweet experience
that the Lord knows that,
and loves and owns that,
and will lead it to
the inheritance of life,
which is its portion.

Isaac Pennington, 1661

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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Call Upon Your Inner Strength, No Matter What

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If you hear the dogs,
keep on going.

If you hear gunfire,
keep on going.

If you hear shouts and footsteps,
keep on going.

Harriet Tubman

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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Miracle Prayer for Financial Troubles

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Heavenly Father, You are my rock and my fortress. It is within You I find the answer to my every need. I praise You for You are the one who moves mountains and walks on water.

I believe with all my heart and soul that You can calm the rough seas of debt in my life. You desire to be my ever-present help in times of trouble, all kinds, even in the depths of financial dispair. You are aware of every part of my financial situation. You see my material needs today. You see my lack of money and my debt.

Lord, you see my mind and emotions filled with the heavy burdens of unpaid bills, and the struggles I am facing. Heavenly Father, you see it all. Nothing has escaped your gaze, and I know You are watching over me. I come to You asking for You to bring Your loving intervention into my finances. Show me how to get out of every financial struggle in my life. Teach me how to bring my finances into a healthy place. Guide me in each financial decision that I make today, tomorrow, and always. Give me a vision of debt-free living that will motivate me, and propel me to that blessed place of financial peace that I know is possible. Father, thank you for every good gift You give to me. Amen.

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This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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Prayer For Protection From All Danger

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Circle me, Lord.
Keep protection near
And danger afar.

Circle me, Lord
Keep hope within.
Keep doubt without.

Circle me, Lord.
Keep light near
And darkness afar.

Circle me, Lord.
Keep peace within.
Keep evil out.

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This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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Amazing Grace

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Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
and mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.

John Newton, 1760

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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Never Give Up

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We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but we don’t give up and quit. That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever!

 2 Corinthians 4:8, 16-17

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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In A World Without End

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For this cause I bow my knees
unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Of Whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory,
to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man;

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

May be able to comprehend with all saints
what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge,
that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.

Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly
above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that worketh in us,

Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus
throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Ephesians 3:14-21, Apostle Paul

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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Where Your Treasure Is, There Will Your Heart Be Also

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Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon the earth,
where moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break though and steal:
But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

 St. Matthew – 6:19-21

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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In Times of Great Trouble

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I cried out to the Lord in my great trouble,

and he answered me.

I called to you from the land of the dead,

and Lord, you heard me!

I sank beneath the waves,

and the waters closed over me.

Seaweed wrapped itself around my head.

I sank down to the very roots of the mountains.

I was imprisoned in the earth,

whose gates lock shut fo.rever

But you, O Lord my God,

snatched me from the jaws of death!

As my life was slipping away,

I remembered the Lord.

And my earnest prayer went out to you

in your holy Temple.

 Jonah 2:2, 5-7

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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Lifting Up the Lowly

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My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
My spirit rejoices in God my savior.
For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness;
behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.
The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him.
He has shown might with his arm,
dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart.
He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones
but lifted up the lowly.
The hungry he has filled with good things;
the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped Israel his servant, remembering his mercy,
According to his promise to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever.

Luke 1:46-55

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.