Life is Full of the Unexpected… Especially on the Farm

Farm-life is full of unexpected things. You can’t really ever predict things. You can’t say “Okay, this cow will have this calf on this day at this hour”. You can’t just go to bed at 9 and get up at 6 every day. It doesn’t work that way. Unexpected things are always coming up. It reminds me of this verse:

“Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” -James 4:14 (ESV)

Last night was one of those unexpected nights. I had just come home from orchestra practice, and I hurried to get ready for bed. I went to bed at around 11pm (I got home at like 10-10:30pm) and around midnight I was just becoming sleepy. Outside I heard footsteps. “To whom did those footsteps belong?” I thought sleepily.” Maybe it was my younger brother….they sure were loud and alert…..but my brother should be asleep…….is it my dad?” Suddenly, I was wide awake. If it was my dad, something must be wrong. Sure enough, the footsteps came rapidly up to my bedroom door.

For the sake of the story, we will say my name is Faith, as my blog is sort of called “Faith on the Farm”, that can be my pen name. My door burst open and my dad exclaimed “Faith! Wake up! I need your help. Quick! We have a breach. Meet me at the barn.” In an instant, I was awake and changed into jeans and a t-shirt. I don’t think I’ve changed that fast before. It probably took 5 seconds. In another instant, I grabbed a flashlight, slipped on my Crocs, and ran as fast I could down to the barn, right after my dad. Upon arriving moments after my dad, I had to confess to myself, for once: At 33 degrees Fahrenheit, I was slightly cold in a short-sleeved shirt. In fact, I must admit, it was a struggle to keep my teeth from chattering. 

For those of you who don’t know what I breach is, I’ll explain. A breach generally means the calf is coming out backward. Why is this a problem? When a calf comes out the right direction, it is shaped like a banana upside-down. The shape of the nose in a wedge helps to induce labor and the banana shape makes it easier to come out. When a calf tries to come out backwards, back-legs first, the momma cow usually can’t push it out on her own. If left on her own, the calf would probably die. 

This particular cow was a heifer, a first-timer, as we say. She was a smaller cow and overdue. The amazing thing is, of all the calves born this season, she was the only one who went into labor at a time when my dad was home. All the other cows had their calves on their own, and my dad wasn’t around when it happened. This particular night my dad was available and coincidently it was the exact time that the momma cow needed help. Some coincident huh? Or shall we give the glory to God and say it was a God thing? Cause it definitely was. 

After a lot effort and an amount of stress, we managed to head-gate the momma cow and pull the calf. Praise God, the calf was alive and healthy. This was the first calf we’ve had to pull in years. We released the momma cow and watched her momma-instinct kick in as she licked and generally “mommy’d” the calf. Quite understandably, after being pulled out of its momma with pull-chains, the calf was a little wobbly on the feet. Because of this, to make sure the calf got its colostrum, after about forty minutes, my dad got the momma cow back in the head-gate, pulled off the calf panel, and holding up the calf a little for a little support, pushed its mouth towards the udder. The calf was hungry and drank, much to my dad’s relief. 

Thanks be to God, the calf is well and healthy so far. Currently, it is sleeping with its momma. I’m so glad to be able to partake in saving its life! I’m sure you will see pictures of it in a little bit. In case you’re wondering, it’s a boy-calf. And it sure is a big one!

Last night was not expected. I was expecting to go to bed, sleep all night and get up around 7. Being as I went to bed around 1, I slept a little later than that. But the point is, you don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. You don’t have to have a plan for everything, a backup plan for everything that could go wrong. We may plan, but it is the Lord who establishes his steps. 

What happens when we try to take control of our lives? Anxiety. Control freaks are filled with anxiety. Because we don’t really ever have control. We know nothing of what is going to happen tomorrow. We can guess, and we can make plans based on what we guess, but in the end, we really don’t know. So what can we really do? Give it to God. He knows everything, has control over everything, and he is on the throne. He is seated forever on the throne. He will stay there immovable. 

We can always worry. After all, there’s a lot to worry about. But it is unnecessary. 

“And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span?” -Luke 12:25 (NASB)

Are you worried about your loved ones? Are you worried about your reputation? Are you worried about your future? Who better to entrust with those things than God? Will he not take so much better care of them than you? Give them to him, entrust them to him. He is faithful

Have a wonderful day, and trust God. He is the solid rock. He is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is unchanging and unmovable!

“There is no one holy like the Lord,
Indeed, there is no one besides You,
Nor is there any rock like our God.”
-1 Samuel 2:2 (NASB)


Word Study of the Month- Abide

This month’s words study is on the word ‘Abide’. I really, really enjoy doing these word studies and I look forward to them!

The Hebrew word for abide is yashab (יָשַׁב) which means “to sit, remain, dwell” (here). It is translated in the old testament as abide, sits enthroned, settled, and wait among other things. It portrays a patient and deep sort of waiting and dwelling. The fact that is often translated as to sit shows the permanence of the dwelling. When you visit someone’s house until you sit down you are really just touring the house. When you lay down and sleep in a house it adds another level of abiding in that house, in fact, it makes the house your abode. When Jesus ascended to heaven, he truly remained there or abide there when he sat down on his throne. He abides as King. He will remain.

The Greek word, menó (μένω) is similar, meaning the same sort of remaining and dwelling. However, it more often translates into waiting or staying than the Hebrew. It is also translated as lasting, enduring, living, or to await.

“equivalent to not to depart, not to leave, to continue to be present: to maintain unbroken fellowship with one, adhere to his party, to be constantly present to help one, of the Holy Spirit, to put forth constant influence upon one, of the Holy Spirit,” (see here)

“Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.” -1 John 2:28 (NASB)

“Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable………

Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;” -Isaiah 40:28-31 (NASB)

When we abide in Christ we receive strength and joy.

Unless we abide in Christ, we can do nothing fruitful.

And all the branch possesses belongs to the vine. The branch does not exist for itself, but to bear fruit that can proclaim the excellence of the vine: it has no reason of existence except to be of service to the vine. Glorious image of the calling of the believer, and the entireness of his consecration to the service of his Lord.”
― Andrew Murray, Abide in Christ

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” -John 15:5 (NASB)

“So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.” -Ephesians 3:17-19 (NASB)

“Oh, that you would come and begin simply to listen to His Word and to ask only the one question: Does He really mean that I should abide in Him? The answer His Word gives is so simple and so sure: By His almighty grace you now are in Him; that same almighty grace will indeed enable you to abide in Him. By faith you became partakers of the initial grace; by that same faith you can enjoy the continuous grace of abiding in Him” –Andrew Murray, Abide in Christ: The Joy of Being in God’s Presence

We are seeking the things from above. We must in patience rest in God, producing through his working, the fruit of the spirit. We cannot produce this fruit without abiding in the vine. Someday, God will bring us to truly abide with him, to dwell with him, and worship him, in heaven.

“Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.” – Colossians 3:1-4 (NASB)

“My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” – Ezekiel 37:27 (NASB)

Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful day!

“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.”

– John 14: 16-17 (NASB)

*All Scripture quotations are from the NASB translation

I am Thankful

This post is going to serve to purposes. One is, however unqualified I am to be doing a post on this, I want to thank veterans.

So here I am. Thank you veterans. Thank for putting your lives on the line to protect our country.

I remember going to a local parade once, when I was little. Towards the end of the parade, there came a fire truck with veterans riding on it, with a sign that read “Thank you Veterans!” Being rather young and having a rather limited reading vocabulary I was a little confused. I didn’t understand the difference between Veterans and Veterinarians. Sure Veterinarians might work hard but what was so important about them?

I remember a sparse applause going up. After a minute or two of this the man from the loud speaker said: “Come on, let’s really show our appreciation here. Let’s thank our Veterans!” After that the applause was more hearty and louder, but still. It was pathetic.

Are we just half-heartedly thanking our veterans? How many Americans have posted on WordPress today and NOT thanked our veterans? How many people are thankful for the 3 day weekend but not a thought passed through their minds about what the holiday is really about.

Thank you veterans. Thank you for you service. Thank you to the families of veterans. Thank you for your sacrifice and your faithfulness to your country. Thank you for being willing to do what no one else is willing to do so that the loved ones in your lives can protect our country. I am sure you go through more than I can imagine. Thank you.

Happy Veterans Day!

Now for the second part of this post. You may know that I usually post on Saturdays, not Sundays. There’s a reason, and I’m thankful for it. I’m sick with a cold. I feel a little better today and should feel almost all the way better tomorrow. As long as I’m sitting down and not moving (as in sitting at a computer typing a blog post) I just feel a bit stuffy. When I walk around I feel a bit dizzy and my head sometimes throbs for a moment. So why am I thankful for this cold?

One, is delayed this blog post so that I could thank our veterans. I am extremely thankful for that alone.

Second, being sick always comes with a couple things that serve as a reminder in life. When I am sick, life sort of slows down. I’m more dependent on God. I have more time for meditation and come face to face with unrepented sin, unholiness in my life, and I can simply take a moment to stop and reflect on God more than I would usually do in the rush of life.

I also bond with my family. Being sick is no fun.  But being sick together is better than being sick alone, right? Being around sick people brings out something in me that I usually hide inside. It’s that tender loving joy that God has placed inside the hearts of women. I will do so much more for a sick sibling than for a sibling that is well. I know it shouldn’t be this way, I know that I should be kind and generous all the time, but caring for family, even when you are sick yourself brings you so much closer to Christ. It’s a wonderful reminder to love your family in sick times and well.

So even though I know God is not the one who created sickness, I am thankful for the way that God uses and has used this cold to help his children. I am thankful.

Have a wonderful day, and be thankful! And while you’re at it, thank God for our veterans!

Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.

-Colossians 3:14-15 (NASB)

Song of the Month- Facing a Task Unfinished

I chose this song because the topic of going out to proclaim the gospel is really on my heart right now. (If you haven’t already, read my post on evangelism here). More than once I have played this song over and over just longing to go out as it says. I hope you will be stirred up to go out and proclaim the gospel as you listen to this song! It is called Facing a Task Unfinished.

Here are the lyrics:

Facing a task unfinished
That drives us to our knees
A need that, undiminished
Rebukes our slothful ease
We, who rejoice to know Thee
Renew before Thy throne
The solemn pledge we owe Thee
To go and make Thee known

Where other lords beside Thee
Hold their unhindered sway
Where forces that defied Thee
Defy Thee still today
With none to heed their crying
For life, and love, and light
Unnumbered souls are dying
And pass into the night

We go to all the world
With kingdom hope unfurled
No other name has power to save
But Jesus Christ The Lord

We bear the torch that flaming
Fell from the hands of those
Who gave their lives proclaiming
That Jesus died and rose
Ours is the same commission
The same glad message ours
Fired by the same ambition
To Thee we yield our powers

We go to all the world
With kingdom hope unfurled
No other name has power to save
But Jesus Christ The Lord

O Father who sustained them
O Spirit who inspired
Saviour, whose love constrained them
To toil with zeal untired
From cowardice defend us
From lethargy awake!
Forth on Thine errands send us
To labour for Thy sake

We go to all the world
With kingdom hope unfurled
No other name has power to save
But Jesus Christ The Lord

We go to all the world
His kingdom hope unfurled
No other name has power to save
But Jesus Christ The Lord

I hope this song blesses you. and empowers you to go to all the world with kingdom hope unfurled!

“For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.” -1 Corinthians 9:16 (NASB)

Think on These Things: Part 1 and Intro

Our thoughts are the most important thing. I mean thinking…it’s what you’re doing right now. Awake, we do it constantly. Even when we are asleep our thoughts from the day affect our dreams and how we sleep. Luke 6:45 says:

“The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.” -Luke 6:45 (NASB)

That which we think will affect all areas of our lives including what we speak. We find it very hard to control what we say, in fact, the bible says that it is impossible for us to bridle the tongue fully.

“But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison” -James 3:8 (NASB)

“For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.” -James 3:2 (NASB)

There is only one man who did not stumble in what he said and only one man who did not stumble in what he thought. That was Jesus. The perfect Son of Man.

If you struggle to keep your thoughts true, honorable, pure, lovely, and excellent, you are not alone. But that doesn’t let you off the hook. God wants your whole-hearted attention. He wants not only all of your heart and soul, he wants all of your mind and strength. Because you cannot give him all of your soul, without giving him all of your mind, strength, and heart.

“..You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” -Mark 12:30 (NASB)

God has really been laying this on my heart as something all of us struggle with to some extent, particularly teens. Often, thinking no one will understand, we hide our struggles inside and try to fight them alone. You will not win alone. You need God, and you need a brother.

What makes struggling against the sin of impure thinking so hard? Here are a couple of reasons:

  1. Accountability: We tell ourselves that no one sees us. But God does.
  2. Just like with what we eat physically, what we feed our minds on determines the health of our thought lives. And sometimes that is hard to control.
  3. Lines are often hard to determine
  4. No one is really comfortable taking the initiative talking about thoughts. After all, you don’t have to tell anyone those ugly things that you are thinking. In fact, you would rather do a lot of things than to reveal how ugly your mind and heart really is inside.
  5. Satan’s favorite way to poison and ruin our lives is through our minds and thoughts.

Sometimes the hardest thought struggles are those inappropriate thoughts or pictures that keep coming back and you just can’t get rid of them. The first step with these struggles is to plug the input to prevent the output. In other words, cut off the source of these thoughts as much as you can. Stop looking at things you shouldn’t look at. Stop listening to conversations you shouldn’t listen to. Spend more time with people who are godly and less time with those who are prone to gossip. Stop the unhealthy input into your thought life.

Sometimes it is not your choice. Even if you went away to a cave somewhere and lived forever isolated from things and people, your thoughts would still wander and dwell places unhealthy. In your life, sometimes you are exposed to things you wish you had not been exposed to, and although it was not your choice, it is affecting the purity and innocence of your thoughts. Things will flash through your brain that you do not wish to be there and you struggle to find victory. Generally, the best strategy is to distract your mind with something else and draw it away from sinful things. But what do you replace these ugly things with? Here are some ideas:

  1. First things first, cry out to God and ask for deliverance. He is our refuge.
  2. Try memorizing scripture. Not just verses, but try whole chapters. It can provide continued relief from impure thoughts to say scripture to yourself. The added challenge of more lengthy scripture memorization engages more of your mind since it requires more memory work.
  3. Choose someone in your life who is not saved. Every time the impure thought flashes in your mind pray for that person’s salvation. While praying for your struggle with that sin at that moment can help, it will often just bring your mind back to it, resulting in an endless cycle. Praying for someone else brings you to God while taking the focus off of you.

Most of all, be diligent. God has given us wonderful minds and the ability to reason and think. You only have so many thoughts to think in your life. How many of them will be honorable? How many will be commendable? How many will be pure and lovely? Think on these things. God is great and will bring deliverance.

“Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.” -Proverbs 4:23 (NASB)

“We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ” -2 Corinthian 10:4-6 (NASB)

I really hope this post was helpful! As I said God has been laying it on my heart for a while. I plan to continue the series going more in-depth with what scripture says and going step by step through Philippians 4:8. I won’t promise to finish it any time soon, but I will try to keep studying, thinking, and praying about these things. God bless you!

One quick note before I go away: in a little over a week I’ll be doing a Bible word study. I still don’t know what word form the Bible I should do it on. If you have any ideas please tell me via my contact form here!

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer for you all making my prayer with joy. (From Philippians 1:3-4 ESV)

“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” -Philippians 4:8 (NASB)

One Step at a Time: From Darkness to Light

A month (or two ago?) I wrote a short piece of fiction (is it really fiction? Idk…). Actually, didn’t I write it sometime in the summer? I took a lot of the story from the Bible, so I think it is probably considered biblical fiction (maybe?). Anyway, I hope you enjoy it and are encouraged by it! Here goes!

One Step at a Time: From Darkness to Light

Darkness is all around. It is darker than black, blacker than dark. All is simply emptiness. You would run, but where can you run to? You would flee from this darkness, but only emptiness reflects from your eye. This emptiness presses in on you; its pressure you cannot bear. You run, you flee, as unwise as it would seem. The ground seems to roll out from under you feet as you flee away from what you are running towards. You stumble and fall on a rock you cannot see. Pain shoots through your arms and legs as you roll unstoppable down an endless hill. The earth quakes and the darkness roars, leaving you in the misery of an empty, soundless echo. You keep rolling, over stones and brush, grass and thorns, all the while gathering momentum.

Suddenly it all stops. A voice roars out  “Peace! Be still!” The sound of that voice fills you, and catching a glimmer of light, you grasp for it. A hand reached out to grasp yours, and pulls you to you feet. Your eyes illuminate with light as you look with awe into the face of Love. “Child!” he says. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither be afraid.” Tenderly, he looks you in the eye. “Child, do you believe that I can save you?” “Oh yes! You are my Saviour and I want to follow you wherever you go!” you exclaim enthusiastically, from a heart simply bursting with joy.

Presenting to you an unlit lantern, he tells you “In me is life, and this life is the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” Lighting your lamp, he continues, “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, a child of Myself, without blemish, in the midst of dark, crooked, and twisted surroundings, among which you shine as a light in this world.” Pointing far into the distance , he shows you a sparkle of light. “Always head towards that light. The farther you go towards the Light, the brighter it will become. No matter what happens, always turn back towards the Light. The Light in my Paradise, it is the Paradise of Salvation. Forget what lies behind and strain forward to what lies ahead. Go now, my child.”

In an instant, he is disappeared, gone from sight. Fear fills your heart and you are paralyzed in place. “What am I doing here? Where am I to go? How would I go anywhere without my Saviour?” “Behold!”  cried the voice of love from heaven, “I am with you always, to the end of the age.” With fresh hope, you look around attempting to catch sight of the Lord of Hosts. Where was he? Beyond the dim light of your lantern was only more darkness. Discouraged and afraid you cry out “Who is to help me! Who is to go with me!” The voice from heaven answers “It is the Lord who goes before you. I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; Do not be discouraged.”

You are encouraged by these words as you trust that He is with you even when you cannot see him. Suddenly, you are reminded of the lantern in your hand. You hold it forward, attempting to see farther ahead, but all the lantern gives is a small circle of light around you, just enough for one more step. That’s all you need. “But what is beyond this next step?” you worry. Then you are reminded of your Saviour’s words. “Strain forward towards what lies ahead………It is the Lord who goes before you. I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged.” Your heart bursts with joy as you remember His promises. If God is for you, who can come against you? You strain your eyes forward, looking for that distant glimmer of light. “The Paradise of Salvation , he said….” you murmur to yourself in a voice full of wonder. With a joy uncontainable, you lift your eyes to heaven and cry out “Who am I, to be part of such a great salvation! Who am I, that the God of all heaven and earth, would bend down to save me from darkness!”

Oh, you are a long way from home, and you have many a battle to face ahead, but that needn’t concern you. You have been given one step at a time, and the joy and triumph over darkness that Jesus Christ has given you will enable you with strength to endure through every single struggle and every single battle. The way will not be easy, and there will be times when you cannot hold on, but through it all, the Lord of Hosts will hold you and will never let you go. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Just think of the wonderful Paradise that lies ahead. Just think of when forever HE shall be your God and you shall be one of HIS people. Just keep straining towards the goal. One step at a time. Ever onward to everlasting LIGHT!


I really hope you enjoyed it! I enjoyed writing it (which is good). If you have any critiques or ways I can improve it or my writing please tell me! I never mind good constructive feedback! You can tell me here via my contact form. BTW: please tell me when you spot typos various places. As you all know I’m very good at them!

Even if you don’t want to critique it, I would love to hear from you about how you liked it, or just chat with me about the bible, life in general, and stuff! I really enjoy talking with you guys! I would also like to say thank you to all the people who have connected with me there and for all loving words or encouragement that you shared with me! I feel quite blessed:)

If you have any prayer requests, I would love to add them to my prayer list! If you would like, I can also share them in my monthly prayer request post. Here is my prayer request page where you can share any requests you might have! Also, here is my prayer request post for this month, where I share two prayer requests for you to lift up!

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!

“For You light my lamp;
The Lord my God illumines my darkness.” -Psalms 18:28 (NASB)

* Most of the quotes in the story from the Bible, although somewhat tweaked in some places to match the tense et cetera, are from the ESV translation.

Monthly Prayer Request Post- October

Welcome to my monthly prayer request post. (Also know that I was originally planning to post this post on Monday, but was too busy). I would love to share other people’s prayer requests in this post in the future, but since nobody shared any with me, I’m going to share two big prayer requests I ask y’all to pray for.

The first is for a young mother at my church that was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer about two months ago. She and her husband, my church’s worship leader, are the parents of three children 5 and under. Her determination and faith in God is so inspiring. I look up to her more than she could ever know. Some sweet friends made this song for her. It made me crying, knowing her. Her name is Rachel Dye

Please visit her blog here for updates and more information.

Please pray for Rachel Dye!

My second prayer request is for me. I’m struggling to understand God’s will for me regarding his call for me to go out and proclaim the gospel. I long with all my heart to share the gospel with those who are perishing, yet here I am, here. Nothing is happening, and meanwhile I am crying out to God “Oh, Lord, send me!”. Please pray that God would use me to proclaim the Word. Please pray that God would give me wisdom! I do not know what the next steps should be, and I want to honor my parents in everything! I want to share this vision with everyone around me. But when will action come? I just pray that God would prepare the hearts of those whom God is going to use me in bringing to the knowledge of the truth. For more on this subject, please read this post.

So please pray. Pray that God will be glorified. Pray that his name will be lifted high.

“Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” – Philippians 2:8-11 (NASB)

Also, once again, I would love to be praying for you, as you lift up the prayer requests that I have shared. I’ve made a prayer request form here. If you simply want to share wisdom, advice, or encouragement with me, please contact me here.

Here are some verses on prayer:

“But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” -Acts 6:4 (NASB)

“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving” -Colossians 4:2 (NASB)

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” -Philippians 4:6 (NASB)

“We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers;”-1 Thessalonians 1:2 NASB

“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men” -1 Timothy 2:1 (NASB)

“Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have relieved me in my distress;
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.” -Psalms 4:1 (NASB)

“In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice;
In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.” -Psalm 5:3 (NASB)

“For the Lord has built up Zion;
He has appeared in His glory.
He has regarded the prayer of the destitute
And has not despised their prayer.” -Psalm 102:16-17 (NASB)

“The Lord has heard my supplication,
The Lord receives my prayer.” -Psalm 6:9 (NASB)

“In my trouble I cried to the Lord,
And He answered me.” -Psalm 120:1 (NASB)

Have wonderful day, and the Lord bless you!