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#UTCOP – Remember to add thankfulness to your prayers

Remember to add thankfulness to your prayers

by Kimberley Payne


“Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God” (Psalm 50:14, NIV).


“But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me” (Psalm 50:23, NIV).


I want to honour God and one way I can do this is by giving Him thanks.

Remember to try the acronym P.A.T.H. when you pray. The “T” is for thankfulness.

Praise, Admit, THANK, Help


Use P.A.T.H. to help you pray. Read @fitforfaith’s post. “T” is for thankfulness. (tweet this)

Kimberley Payne

Kimberley is a motivational speaker and author. Her writings relate raising a family, pursuing a healthy lifestyle, and everyday experiences to building a relationship with God. Through her work, Kimberley hopes to inspire people to live lives that glorify God. You can visit her website at www.kimberleypayne.com

#UTCOP – How We Can Pray When We are Weary

How We Can Pray When We are Weary

by Jen Cudmore


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The first half of this year, even though I prayed about all my commitments, I took on too much. Between working full time, writing a novel, keeping up on my blog, and writing blogs for 4 other sites, I struggled to take care of my home, husband, and children. To say the least, I was exhausted.

My only hope was to rely on the strength of my God.

The Bible says that we should not grow weary of doing good (Gal 6:9) and that His strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Cor 12:9).

I was so overwhelmed, I wasn’t sure how I could carry on.

Here is a prayer I wrote for myself during that tough season.

“God, You said I could cast all my cares on you (1 Pet 5:7) because You do not grow weary – I can rely on You for strength. I cannot do this on my own, but You are able to keep me from falling (Jude v24). You will sustain me.

Help me not to fear or become dismayed, for You are my God & You will strengthen me. You uphold me with Your righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10). Remind me to lift my eyes up because my help comes from You, Maker of Heaven & Earth. You will not let my foot slip; You are ever vigilant. (Psalm 121:1-3)

Help me remember that my troubles are only for this moment & if I believe in faith & persevere, I will achieve an eternal glory. I don’t want to focus on the temporary things in life. Help me to fix my eyes on what is not seen because that is eternal. (2 Cor 4:17-18).

 “O God, Hear my prayer! I cry to You for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for You are my safe refuge…Let me live forever in Your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of Your wings!” – Psalm 61:1-4


A prayer to uplift weary hearts by Jen Cudmore. (tweet this)

He carries us when we are tired and weak – pray this prayer. (tweet this)

Jen Cudmore

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Jen grew up on the Columbia River Gorge and currently lives in Alaska with her husband, two children, two boxers, and two cats. Her goal is to write novels that encourage women to look for positive qualities in a life partner, and to foster an environment of real romance, rather than fantasy, as they grow old with their spouse. For more, visit her website at http://www.jencudmore.com/. You can also find her on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Goodreads.


#UTCOP – How to Pray for Today

How to Pray for Today

by Stephanie Nickel


Only Today

How can I glorify You TODAY?
How can I make You known TODAY?
How can I draw closer to You TODAY?
How can I abide in Christ TODAY?

How can I go into all the world TODAY?
How can I store up treasures in heaven TODAY?
How can I rejoice in the Lord TODAY?
How can I enter Your gates with thanksgiving and Your courts with praise TODAY?

How can I keep my eyes on the Author and Finisher of my faith TODAY?
How can I fulfill those good works You’ve prepared for me to accomplish TODAY?
How can I be anxious for nothing but pray about everything TODAY?
How can I run and not be weary, walk and not faint TODAY?

How can I wait upon You and mount up with wings as eagles TODAY?
How can I study to show myself approved TODAY?
How can I pray without ceasing TODAY?
How can I take my thoughts captive to Christ TODAY?

How can I exercise the mind of Christ TODAY?
How can I be clothed in Christ TODAY?
How can I love You completely TODAY?


May I honour You and bless others TODAY? – a prayer #UTCOP. (tweet this)

Steph Beth Nickel

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Steph Beth is a wife of over 30 years and the mother of three grown children. Steph’s eclectic interests include writing, editing, fitness, photography, and childbirth (she is also a labour doula).
Steph’s was honoured to co-author former Paralympian Deb Willows’ memoir. Living Beyond My Circumstances is available from Amazon and directly from the publisher, Castle Quay Books, among other places. 
Steph edits for Christian Editing Services under the leadership of Karen Burkett. She is a long-time member of The Word Guild and a more recent member of InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship.

Steph blogs at Steph’s Electic Interests. Her author website, Steph Beth Nickel, is a work-in-progress.

You can also find her at Steph’s Facebook and Steph’s Twitter.

#UTCOP – How to pray using The P.A.T.H to Prayer

How to pray using The P.A.T.H to Prayer

by Kimberley Payne



Lord, You are worthy of my praise. I praise You for Who You are. I praise You for what You do. You are full of grace and mercy. You are creative and imaginative. You are slow to anger and forgiving. You are awesome.


Father, I admit that I say, do, and think things that are sinful. Specifically I ask forgiveness for ______________________.


God, I thank You for this beautiful season. I thank You for my health. I thank You for hearing my prayers and providing for my needs.


Lord, I pray for the salvation of my children, my husband, my entire family. I pray for peace especially for those who are being persecuted today. I pray for Your will to be done in my life.

In Jesus’ name I pray.

For more information on how to use P.A.T.H. please check Kimberley’s post How Should I Pray?


How to pray using The P.A.T.H to prayer. (tweet this)

Kimberley Payne

Kimberley is a motivational speaker and author. Her writings relate raising a family, pursuing a healthy lifestyle, and everyday experiences to building a relationship with God. Through her work, Kimberley hopes to inspire people to live lives that glorify God. You can visit her website at www.kimberleypayne.com

#UTCOP – A Month of Prayers – How We Cry Out

How We Cry Out

by Mary Haskett


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O God help us not to despair as we hear, read and see through the media, all the turmoil in the world today. Help us stay focused on You and to keep in mind that in the final battle You will reign victorious.

Dear Lord, comfort those being persecuted. Help them to remember, even if their lives are taken from this world, they will be ushered into heaven and their tears will be wiped away.

We pray for the Jewish nation, protect them against the enemies that surround them. We know the land they dwell in is Your land and You ordained that they should live there. We know that no man can drive them out. We marvel at your protection of Your people, but we know it is a difficult time once again for them.

We submit our prayers to you Lord in faith believing You will have Your way. Amen


Join us for a month of prayers at #UTCOP. Prayer today @marymhaskettcom. (Tweet this)

Mary Haskett

Mary is a writer and speaker. Since becoming a Christian she has served in many capacities. On a monthly basis in her home, she hosts a women’s prayer group, a women’s fellowship group, and Ready Writers, London of which she is the founder.
She serves in several ministries in her church. She is a member of The Word Guild. and Inscribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship.

Her book Reverend Mother’s Daughter was a finalist in the 2008 Word Guild of Canada Awards and won an IPPY award in the states. Her second book Because We Prayed was released two years ago.  India My Calling is her latest release, and relates the compelling story of  Jean Darling who served for 40 years on the mission field. Mary has had many articles published and  has been a regular contributor to the community publication Christian Life in London. You can visit her at http://www.maryhaskett.com


Sunday Stillness – What is a River of Prayer?

Sunday Stillness – What is a River of Prayer?


Photo taken from The St. Lawrence River.

For the past few days my hubby and I were on a short vacation with our boat. Hubby loves boating – I like it. We went to Gananoque, Ontario with our boat. Gananoque is on the St. Lawrence River. We took two trips on the river. One up stream, one down.

I found it wonderful to read Oswald Chambers this morning as he talked about the river.

The river of the Spirit of God overcomes all obstacles.

A river touches places of which its source knows nothing.

Isn’t that just like God? He showed me the spiritual connection of what I had experienced.

God wants us to let the Holy Spirit flow through us – like a river.

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of Living water will flow from within him (John 7:38, NIV).

Rivers of Living water will brim and spill out of the depths of anyone who believes in me this way (John 7:38, The Message).

This is how I felt about the St. Lawrence River:

The St. Lawrence:
steady, unchanging
flowing, constant,
consistent, moving,
powerful, relentless.

Let our prayers be like a river  – steady and in constant motion..

I see them flowing, building, joining together, moving, going around obstacles or God removing obstacles, endless, and powerful.


May we lift our voices as one to you, Lord. May they flow through us as we allow the Holy Spirit to take control. Remind us to pray at all times. Help us to become bold for You. Help us to reach out to others. Help us to see the News as a call to prayer. In Jesus’ name we pray. AMEN.

Each time you pray this week, picture the Holy Spirit River – all the pray-ers joining together as sweet incense to Jesus.


God wants us to let the Holy Spirit flow through us – like a river. (tweet this)

Let our prayers be like a river – steady and in constant motion. (tweet this)

Today I leave you with two praise songs:

The River is Here by Andy Park.

Remember “all that touch it can be revived”.

Take us to the River by Robin Mark.

Remember “for it is grace that river flows”.

Today is Sunday Stillness
take time to rest in Him, pray and enjoy this day that He has made.

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