Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

A Prayer for Our Garden

posted by Mark and Jill

Lord, you poured out blessings on your land!

…Our land will be filled with his glory.  

Yes, the Lord pours down his blessings.
Our land will yield its bountiful harvest. (Psalm 85:1,9,12)

The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. (Genesis 2:15)


I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. (John 15:1)

Father and Great Gardener,

We thank you for the land you have given us to steward. We receive it as a gift from your gracious hand. Without your blessing there would be no productivity. We receive the blessing of your Word on our land and we expect a rich and abundant harvest as we work and tend it with diligence. With your blessing and our hard work we will receive a harvest that will be enjoyed and shared by many of our friends and family.

In Jesus, our gracious Vineyard keeper, Amen!


A Prayer Against Cancer

posted by Mark and Jill

This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else —not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ…  
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.  Eph. 1:19-22, 3:20

Let’s turn this Scripture into our prayer today, lifting up our friends who are fighting a dangerous foe.


We command cancer to leave God’s property! We evict cancer in Jesus’ Name! Jesus has authority over disease according to Ephesians 1 and we have been given authorization to use His name. We wear His badge of authority – the Holy Spirit that He has given us – and cancer must bow it’s knee to the name of Jesus spoken by our mouths on His behalf. By the power vested in us, we destroy cancer by the Word of the living God. Jesus demonstrated the Father’s will to heal, and we seek Him for that healing now. We reach out our hands to touch the hem of His garment. We feel the surge of power that is released from His Being. His Light radiates through our bodies and all cancer is destroyed. We walk in the light and receive His Holy radiation now burning through every cell in our bodies, killing  every cancerous cell and reviving our bodies to wholeness once again.

In Jesus’ Mighty Name,



God Can Work With Anything We Give Him

posted by Mark and Jill

“He turned the intended curse into a blessing because the Lord your God loves you.” (Deuteronomy 23:5)

Need a miracle?

Got fish? Got bread? Boom! God can make a picnic out of anything we give Him. Perhaps you’ve messed up your life beyond repair. In God’s hands nothing is impossible. The junk you give Him can be refurbished into something beautiful and amazing, beyond your dreams.

Been denied? Been reviled? Been abused? Been bummed? Give it all to Jesus, walk in repentance towards God and forgiveness towards others and get your life re-created into something that not only works but gives you and others around you great and abounding and lasting JOY. Give him anything and He’ll reply, “I can work with that!”



Take my life and do something amazing with it. I’m so sorry for my part in the mess, and I forgive everyone who has helped to wreak this havoc. Turn this wreck into a wonder. As in Heaven, so in me: a new me, at peace, walking in love, thinking sound thoughts that are true and lovely, and adhering to your wisdom, down to the very last.





A Prayer to Experience a Vibrant Life

posted by Mark and Jill

And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and LIFE. (John 6:63)

These instructions are not empty words—they are your LIFE! (Deuteronomy 32:47)

Listen carefully to my words.
Don’t lose sight of them.
Let them penetrate deep into your heart,
for they bring LIFE to those who find them,
and healing to their whole body. (Proverbs 4:20-22)

The kind of life God wants to give us – the life we receive when we live on His Word – is a life of absolute fullness. The Hebrew word  for life denotes an image of a green tree. We want our lives to be fresh and green and fruitful, not dry and brittle. Jesus, after fasting 40 days in the desert, preparing for his ministry, said, “People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)


“My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” (John 10:10)

Who is feeding your life? If it’s Jesus, and you are following His ways, you’re on the path to a rich and satisfying life. What are you digesting? If it’s the Word of God, you’re headed for supernatural joy that God has prepared for you. Hear the dinner bell? Let’s eat!


I open my up my heart to your Word today. Open my ears and eyes to see and understand what you are saying to me. Your Word brings encouragement to my soul. Thank you, Jesus, that you are the Word of God. I receive your Spirit in my life today. I choose to walk with you throughout each moment of this day, listening for Your word that gives me eternal life… Eternal life that begins NOW!

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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