Prayer Monday: A Prayer for the Hurting

In light of the events earlier today, I wanted to say a prayer for the hurting- join me if you would. 


What happened earlier today was a senseless act of horror today in Boston. What should have been a moment of celebration where months of training finally came to fruition for so many, ended in tragedy.  I pray for comfort and peace over those affected by what took place and I ask for You to help us to embrace You for who You are: the Wonderful Counselor, the Prince of Peace, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father. You will hold us in this time of pain. You will reach out and comfort those who have lost loved one. You will calm the fear in the hearts of those who are paralyzed by fear from what happened today.  We cannot allow fear to rule our lives. Help us to trust that You hold our worlds in Your hands. Help us to remember that just calling on Your name, the name of Jesus, there is power. There is power to break every chain. There is power to shine brightly in this dark world. There is power to overcome fear, worry, doubt, anger, bitterness, and hatred.  There is power to be love to those around us- to show compassion with our every move. There is power for the hurting to be healed. You mend broken hearts. By Your stripes all those years ago when they were torturing You we are healed. 

I praise You God that You will bring emotional and mental healing. I praise You God that You will help those physically hurt in the blasts. I praise You God that You will bring peace to those living in fear. I trust and believe that You are greater than the darkest of hearts in this world. 

Rebekah M. 

Prayer Monday: The Prayer Wheel- Our Debts

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heavenGive us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 

~Matthew 6:9-13


This week we continue with the prayer wheel. We started off with worship, asked for His Will to be done, asked Him to provide our daily needs, and now we ask Him to forgive us as we forgive others.  This is no small order.  If we are to be forgiven of our sins, we must forgive those who have wronged us in the past.  I know that for the longest time my Ex and his friends held me back so much because I just couldn’t forgive them. The gossip, the pain they all inflicted- people who claimed Christ and yet had been very un-Christ-like in their actions towards me. I was bitter (as I wrote about just recently in another post) and it hindered me from the blessings of God. This past Sunday the pastor spoke of how if we stick around the memorials of the past “in the wilderness,” we will never “cross over the Jordan into the Promised Land (promises of God).”  A profound thought.

God doesn’t want us living in the past. 

How can we expect God to forgive us if we hold grudges against others? 

God is a perfect God and He cannot move in places where anger, bitterness and hatred live. 

When you let go and forgive others, His love will come in like a flood and you will feel His amazing power heal you. 

I talked with my “sister” on Sunday about how, from now on, every time I start to “revisit the memorials of the past” that I was going to claim “I’m crossing the Jordan to my promises!!” So do it with me readers!!! Forgive those in your past and shed the weight they hold on your life! Claim your future promises every time the things of your past (and the anger, hurt, and/or bitterness) try to haunt you.  When you are looking unto Jesus and the things He has for you, you cannot help but shed the past! For in Him is all fullness of joy. In Him we find peace. In Him nothing is impossible!  Forgive those who have wronged you and find His love sweep over you as He freely forgives you of all you’ve done wrong! 🙂


Thank You that Your principals are always for our good. We cannot enjoy the blessings you want for us if we are weighed down by the past. Anger, hurt, bitterness, and shame only harm the blessings You want to put into our lives.  I am learning that sometimes You withhold blessings because we are not ready to receive them yet and would only break them like a baby would if given a priceless crystal vase.  Thank You that You want to help us be ready for our blessings and will even help us forgive others if we just ask (in prayer!). You are a mighty, wonderful God and I love You so much Jesus. 

Rebekah M. 

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Prayer Monday: The Prayer Wheel- Daily Needs

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 

~Matthew 6:9-13


This week we continue with the prayer wheel. We started off with worship, asked for His Will to be done, and now the next step is to ask Him to provide our daily needs. The bible says “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (Matt 7:7).”  It is never God’s Will for us to go without our basic needs met. He will provide food, shelter, clothing and any other needs we have.

He wants to provide for His children

He wants to give us good things 

He loves us beyond measure

So be encouraged dear readers that you can ask whatever you need in faith and know that He will provide. Do your part of praying and knocking on doors and see that He will provide. You just have to believe! 🙂

Thank You Jesus for Your provisions. Thank You that You are an on time God.  Thank You that we can put our trust in You. 

Rebekah M. 

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Prayer Monday: Miracles

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI will digress from the Prayer Wheel series this week to talk about something God did this weekend. My pastor’s wife has been sick for almost two months now.  Someone who rarely ever misses service was out almost a whole month with breathing problems. Sickness upon sickness has been in her life these past few weeks where once she thought she was getting better she just fell back into another cold.  Last week she was noting how she felt better (even able to come to service) but still had a little something in her lungs.

On Friday at a church conference (the one I mentioned in Kicking Jonah Out) they had us all go to pray with our pastors/pastor’s wives and as we were praying for her, I felt impressed upon to put one had on each side of her back (over her lungs). As I did I began to pray for healing over her- a final healing that pushed out even the last bits of sickness in her.

This past Sunday, she came up to me and asked if I was the one who put both my hands on her back one on each side. When I replied yes, she asked if I prayed for healing over her. She said “see, later on that night, I realized that for the first time in SO long, I could breathe normal. I realized God must have healed me and thought it might have been you who prayed.”

An interesting part that struck me is that I was not super surprised. Something in me just felt “if God will do it, He will do it.”  I know that there was NO part of MY power (not that I have any) did that. It was ALL Jesus.  My only part in it was believing He didn’t want the pastor’s wife to live with sickness and that He was able- and He was! 🙂

Dear readers, I hope you learn to grasp this too… I know there was NO part of me that could ever hold even a bit of power to heal someone, and yet my prayer was used by God to do just that! Not because of anything within me, but because I knew that it was ALL in HIM.  He is able! He can! He will! 🙂

Pray in faith believing and you too will see miracles come to pass!

Rebekah M.

Prayer Monday: The Prayer Wheel- His Will

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 

~Matthew 6:9-13


Last week we talked about how when we start prayer patterned after the Lord’s Prayer we start with praise and the next step is to delve into praying for His Will. We worship Him first because it reminds us of His awesome power and then we ask Him to have His Will done because despite all that we could pray, His Will is always the best possible plan for whatever situation we’re praying for. Whether it’s sickness, financial concerns, relationship problems (including friendships), or anything else- His Will is always for our best outcome.

These truths I hold when I pray for His Will to be done in the situations in my life:

His ways are higher than our ways

He knows when everything will happen

Although I cannot see everything on the path of life, God can

He wants to orchestrate things in our lives to give us the best outcome

If I push too much for my own way, sometimes God will give it to me just because I won’t let up- but that means that I will miss out on His best for my life

And so I pray that His Will is done above my own will. I trust that He knows best. I believe that He is able to orchestrate my life much better than I ever could.


Thank You for loving us enough to give us what we need and withhold what will hurt us.  Thank You that Your Will is only for our best.  Thank You that there is none like You. You are the one true God!!! I thank and praise You God! Let Your Will be done!!!! 

Rebekah M. 

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Prayer Monday: Being Martha

Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. ~Luke 10:38-42

We’ve had Prayer Monday for a while now and although there are times where we’ve had a great response to the really heartfelt prayers, I’ve started to feel like I also want to take the time to contemplate and dwell on the subject of prayer as well as hopefully get some of you to join in the discussion!  This week I’ve felt like God was talking to me about  how so often, I’m very busy with this or that. There’s church on Sunday, prayer Tuesday, midweek Wednesday, then with this blog there’s more work. Never mind that other thing I do called finishing medical school and preparing to hold the official title of doctor in just a few short months.  There is always something to do, somewhere to be, and I know that it’s only going to become more busy when I start my intern year in July.


Although this is very much along the train of thought as last week, I truly feel like God is just trying to get hold of my heart and say “hello, child, just sit at my feet.”  I spend time in prayer with my family every night, but do I pray on my own? Rarely.  It’s an honest and yet humbling truth.  God has given me so much but with everything packed in my life, after a long day at the hospital sometimes all I want to do is “veg out” to some hulu in the background and maybe a brainless game or texting for the short time I have left before bedtime. I could read His Word but instead I might read a recap of a show that I don’t have time to actually watch on hulu.

Why do I choose other things instead of God during my free time? Why is it that I seem so busy about so many other things and then when I do finally have free time, instead of spending it at the feet of my Lord, I just say “well, I will(or already) have(had) prayer time with my family over google hangout.”  It’s like it’s a check list of things to do in my day. That’s not what God wants of me. It’s not what He asks. I know it must pain Him as much as it pained me when my ex #2 would act like it drained him to talk to me. I wondered why he was even with me if he seemed like he was “fulfilling his duty” to talk to me once a week on the phone.


Help me figure out what’s going on in my heart that makes me not joyfully come before You in my own time outside of my family prayer time.  Help me understand what is going on that I can’t seem to find a balance between You and life.  I do so much FOR You, but how much do I do WITH You? I know that my life isn’t completely devoid of seeking You and truly wanting You in my life, but I also know that it’s not the same as when I would escape back to the house just to have more time praying with You.  You were all I wanted or needed for in You I found comfort and peace.  Help me to stop being so busy about so many other things and just sit at Your feet.  Help me to just bask in Your presence once again.  Lord, help me be Mary the sister of Martha. 

Rebekah M. 

Dear readers, have you ever had a time like that yourself? How did you get out of it? Are you in it right now too? Let’s encourage each other in Christ! 

Prayer Monday: PRAISE!!!!!


I’m SO excited to share this news with the readers: YOU GAVE ME MY FIRST CHOICE RESIDENCY PROGRAM!!!!! Thank You Jesus!!! Thank You that You truly do reward us when we just hold on to You!!! Thank You that You have given me favor!!! Thank You that You have ordered my steps!!! Thank You that there is none like You!!! Thank You Jesus… I cannot sing or yell your praises enough!!! Thank You Jesus!!! Thank You Thank You Thank You THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!!!!!! all the hours of tears, fears, and doubt… You carried me when I couldn’t handle things any longer!!! You are SUCH a wonderful, loving, good God!!!!! Thank You doesn’t cover it all… my heart is overflowing with gratitude!!! I love You Jesus SO MUCH! Thank You for this life!!! Thank You for everything You have given me! Help me remember that if you can bring THIS to pass, you can take care of everything else! Help me drop the rest of my doubts and just trust You!

Oh Jesus, Thank You!!! I just can’t stop it!! I PRAISE YOU LORD! I WORSHIP YOU JESUS!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

With all of my grateful, adoring heart,

Rebekah M.

Praying Monday: Pressing On


I feel like I’m messing up.  I feel like I’m making a mess of my life.  You have put me on my parents’ hearts heavily which means something must be up for they stay tuned in to You.  I don’t know what I’m doing with this guy.  I’m not sure how to get it all sorted out.  All I do know is that yet once again, I want to press into You. Yet once again, I want to bury myself in You. Not to escape everything, but because I know that the only answer is there.  The only way that everything can have its best possible outcome is found in You.  So Lord, right now, I humble myself and press into You.  Right now I pour out my heart, all of the muck, the dirt, the grime, all that is wrong in me, clean me out. Clean out my heart. Clean out my mind. Clean out my soul.

And replace it with You.

Find me once again Lord, renewed in You.  Find me once again Lord, cleansed by Your spirit. Find me once again Lord, leaning on You. I will take whatever chastisement You want to lay on me. I keep telling myself that “well, I don’t love him,” “well, we didn’t do THAT” but I feel You try to whisper to me that it’s not about lines, it’s about direction.  So Jesus, fix my direction. Help me follow the compass You gave me instead of what my “gut” is saying.  Help me use Your instrument guide instead of “my eyesight.”  So much of myself says that this guy is so perfect- he even doesn’t mind chicken feet!!!- but the one thing, the MOST IMPORTANT THING that we don’t have in common, is You.  And unless that happens, I need to stop. I need to hold back more.  Not just for myself, but even for him as well. His heart is on the line too, not just mine, and it is selfish of me to encourage more than just friendship if doing so, as of right now, means that there is potential that I will have to chose between You or him one day, and we know that I MUST choose You.

Lord, right now I choose You.

But I know Lord, that it can also mean that choosing You can lead to choosing a path that no one else knows is possible.  Lord, in all this- above all else- let this guy meet You.  I want him to find You.  I want him, a guy who has been and each time continues to be, so much better than those who came before him and claimed to know You.  A guy who doesn’t claim You and yet who has so many of Your qualities.  So giving when he expects nothing in return, so gentle that he wouldn’t hurt even a spider that was scaring me… save Him Jesus. Save him so that He’ll get to meet You one day and realize that You’ve loved him all his life.

Help me stop having myself be seen and let YOU shine through.  Help me stop getting in the way of what YOU want to accomplish.  Help me just press into You and let YOU work as You will.

So Lord, I press on into You.

Rebekah M.

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Prayer Monday: A Prayer for the Lost

I come before You today asking for You to help develop a seed of curiosity in the heart of the person I have on my heart today.  You know who he is.  You know his name.  You know what struggles he has had in his life up until now that not even I know about.  You know what makes him tick and what makes him shut down.  I pray for wisdom and knowledge to come to all those (including myself) who will be interacting with him this week and next weekend.  Let Your light shine in us all and let Your goodness and grace overshadow any of our weaknesses and failings.  Let YOUR love (and not our own human, fallible, versions of it) reach him.  May this lost soul realize that the love he is searching for isn’t in a woman, but in YOU.  May he realize that all fulfillment is in YOU.  May he want to join me at church on Sunday and may he feel YOU for the first time in His life. For this truth I know with ALL my heart:

One touch of YOU is all we need for our lives to be transformed.

One touch of YOU is all we need for miracles to happen. Limbs fixed, minds healed, hearts mended.

One touch of YOU is all we need for everything to turn around on our dark days.

One touch of YOU is all the love we will ever need for a lifetime and yet still, You offer us even more than that!!!

I pray this post inspires others to be praying for him all week with me. I pray that this post opens the eyes to those who don’t know You to realize that You love them with a love that is immeasurable. You love them so much that You died on a cross for them so that they might find forgiveness. Forgiveness from a life filled with sin. Forgiveness from everything that they’ve done wrong against others and especially against themselves.  They can forgive themselves once they find YOUR forgiveness that You offer SO freely! Wonderful Savior, may this post reach those who are seeking You and may they find true forgiveness in their heart from You, the source of forgiveness.

Jesus, right now I ask You to forgive me of my sins. I ask You to forgive me of all my wrong doings.  Even if some say I am a good person, I know that I have messed up and done wrong things.  I lay them at Your feet right now. I lay my life at Your feet and ask You to forgive me and to teach me how to forgive myself.  Lord, I love You and I thank You for Your forgiveness. I love You and I thank You for Your love.  Thank You for dying for me.  Thank You for loving me when I sometimes don’t even know how to love myself.  Thank You Jesus. 

Rebekah M. 

Prayer Monday: A New Day


I started a new rotation today and I didn’t start it with You like the other days I have before.  I didn’t cleanse my heart of the things I did before and I didn’t take time to ask You to be with me for the day.  I didn’t wake up with You as my first thought and I didn’t put everything on the line for You. I didn’t ask You what I should wear and I didn’t ask You to bless me and my family.

However, tomorrow morning is a new day.  And tonight… tonight I still have time to ask You for forgiveness. I still have time to ask You to help me tomorrow. I still have time before bed to give You time.  Thank You Jesus for new chances to put You first. Thank You for a new day.  I love You Jesus but I’m finding that lately, although I don’t eat meats, I’m not doing it in the true spirit of fasting.  I love You Jesus but I am not showing it with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength.  So help me.  Help me find my way back.  Help me find my way back to Your side.  Help me seek after You once again like I did in the days past.  Help me to put You first in my heart and mind again.  I love You Jesus so help me show You that love.

Rebekah M.