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thankful prayers & a free journal printable

I have been behaving like an orphan..a child with no least in my head
but let’s be honest.  What’s in my head comes out in my daily living.  Have you noticed that too?

perusing through several books I use during my quiet times a theme seemed to emerge

don’t quit
I AM here – very real
very present
you are not alone

and in the way only my Abba who knows my heart intimately can do
I immediately sensed my hand in His
as His Spirit breathed new life into these two little words

Thankful Prayers

as I’ve shared here many times Jesus Calling is my favorite devotional ever.  This is my third year using it
so I’ve read these words three times- I know them but how easily I forget it!


When you bring Me prayer requests, lay out your concerns
before Me.  Speak to Me candidly; pour out your heart.  Then thank
Me for the answers that I have set into motion long before you can
discern results.  When your requests come to mind again, continue to
thank ME for the answers that are on the way.  If you keep on
stating your concerns to Me, you will live in a state of tension.
When you thank Me for how I am answering your prayers, your
mind set becomes much more positive.  THANKFUL PRAYERS keep your
focus on My Presence and My promises–Jesus Calling January 11


so there is my direction for today.  KNOW that He is already answered and I am to be thankful ( whether I feel it or not )
so instead of redundant asking for the same things throughout the day i will instead say thank you and go about my

i am soooo not God..
and i laugh because so often i think i am

I made this for you.. I believe it is an excerpt from a book that changed my life and I wrote it in front of
my journal last year and recently typed this up to tape in this years journal.  I tweaked some of the words to make it personal and
added a few words but I LOVE starting out my quiet time reading it.  It seems to get my focus in a  good space and I pray it
will bless you too:)


I intentionally move into your space…Your presence

and listen to recognize Your Voice..Your Spirit and

move into the Light of Your Being

in my consciousness

and open my mind to share all

my thoughts, plans, pain, joys and worries

as I look to You as

my teacher

my guide

my sanctifier and

my Giver of assurance

concerning my “daughter”ship before you—

click HERE to print the Journal Prayer


do you ever find yourself living like an orphan?


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