The Name of Jesus goes before us to the Father's ear

The Name of Jesus goes before us to the Father’s ear

Lord, You amaze me. When I cry out to You, You hear me. When I seek You, I find You. When I sit still and listen — really listen for your delicate whisper — I hear You and You remind me that You are God. I can’t understand it all — these things of faith, but I know beyond any shadow of doubt that they are true just like You. You are Faithful and True. You are the embodiment of Truth and we can rely upon Your Word. Bless You Lord. Bless Your Holy Name — the Name above all Names.

Jesus … there’s something about Your Name.

Teach me Lord. Help me take hold of the power of Your Name. Enlighten the eyes of my heart to understand that it is Your Name that sets the captives free. It is Your Name that heals the blind and causes the lame to walk again. It is because of Your Name that my heart is filled with peace when peace shouldn’t even be a blip on my radar, yet there it is washing over me … because of Your Name — the Name of Jesus.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You have promised to deliver us out of then all. In the Name of Jesus we are delivered from those things that torment and seek to do us harm.

Your Name represents all that You are to us: Savior. Lord. Deliverer. Provider. Healer. Redeemer. Yes, Lord … Your Name is precious and powerful all at the same time. Thank You for making it available to us. Thank You for this gift. May we treasure it always, use it wisely, and always — always — know that it is an extension of You, an expression of Your great love for us.

Thank You Lord.

In Jesus’ Name I pray,



Please do not carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you.

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Have you had a chance to read Faith Notes ~ Rosemarie: Broken to Be Remade

Rosemarie is a dear sister-of-the-heart who has encouraged me with the Word of the Lord and undergirded me with prayer time and time again. We met on Twitter a couple of years ago because she read my book, The Perils of a Pastor’s Wife, and contacted me so that I would know she had been touched by its words and testimony of God’s faithfulness. From there a very special friendship grew.

Rosemarie, like many of us, has endured severe seasons of heartache and trial, but through it all God has remained steadfast and faithful to her. Rosemarie describes herself this way, “There are some ministers who teach the masses like Jesus with the Sermon On The Mount, but I am like Jesus who meets the Samaritan woman at the well when there is no one around.” To that I say, “Yes and amen!” Rosemarie lives to love, serve, and encourage others.


If you would like to share your testimony of finding the nearness of God in your darkest moments, please contact me at I want to feature folks from all walks of life. You don’t have to be a writer. I can edit your story for you. God is glorified when we use our pain to help others find comfort in Him.