Daily Devotional for Friday August 28, 2015
Today I Am Asking for Your Prayers
(1 Corinthians 1:9)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, thank you for meeting my daily needs as you have promised in your Word. I look to you and your alone for my sustenance through life, and thank you for your faithfulness. Please help me to be a good steward of the funds you entrust into my care during this life, and give me favor in my finances, and wisdom in my decisions. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
"God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:9
Today, I am asking for your prayers. By the grace of God the Lord has opened the door to finally secure a national syndication deal for the Liveprayer TV program starting this coming January! The program is currently airing on over 110 non-Christian stations each night, including WJYS in Chicagoland that is available to the 10 million people in that metropolitan market. That syndication deal will put the LP TV program on a major national cable and satellite carrier reaching the 90 million TV households in the nation "live" every Mon-Fri from Midnight-1am Eastern!
Just as exciting, this contract will pay the Liveprayer Church an upfront amount of just under $500,000 in December and a monthly payment which will virtually cover all of the ministries operating expenses! Liveprayer is still currently carrying just under $300,000 of debt left over from the nearly $1 million of debt we incurred in 2006 and 2007 as we took the TV program national independently, a move that failed when the financial meltdown hit the entire economy in early 2008.
This initial payment for the syndication in December will allow us to retire 100% of the balance of our outstanding debt! PRAISE GOD! Many professionals advised me over the years to simply bankrupt the ministry and walk away, but this is a MINISTRY, not a Trump casino, and I vowed not to rest until every dime had been taken care of knowing God would honor my heart and integrity!
As you know, the ministry has struggled to cover our monthly operations most every month since 2008, but the Lord has always brought dear friends like you to help at critical times to insure His work here continued and remained strong. I have had to cut staff to a bare minimum and have not taken a salary personally since early 2008, and through these personal scarifies we have been able to keep moving forward without any interruption in our daily ministry to souls worldwide literally 24/7/365.
In the midst we have been able to re-launch the Liveprayer TV program in May of 2013, an incredible minsitry tool that has only aired on non-Christian stations and networks since we debuted the program in 2003. It is still the ONLY "live" minsitry program on any television, and still continues to impact lives each night, save souls, and bring God's Truth into a marketplace virtually void of that truth.
By His grace, the love, prayers, and INCREDIBLE FINANCIAL SACRIFICES of many in the Liveprayer family along with the personal sacrifices of hours and compensation I've made (Even though the additional hours have taken a bit of a toll on my health over the past few years, God has continued to heal me and give me the strength I need each day.), Liveprayer has continued to be the unique beacon of light to this nation, world, and so many lives each day!
As we prepare to celebrate the 16th anniversary of Liveprayer this Monday, we have passed the ONE MILLION mark of people we know of who have accepted Christ as their Savior by faith! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! ***AUGUST FINANCIAL UPDATE: As we are in the last 4 days of August, so far the first $15,000 of the $65,000 we need for our August operations has come in, leaving us requiring $50,000 over these final 4 days. *$10,000 from the first weeks of the month is critically past due, and I am praying today for 1 or 2 of our friends who can help me with a special one-time gift of $5,000 or more to insure that critical past due amount is covered today!
--->August is our Anniversary Month. On the 31st, Liveprayer will be 16 years old to the glory of God! Let me ask you to pray about sending a special gift of $16 ($1 for each year of ministry), $160 ($10 for each year of ministry), $1,600 ($100 for each year of ministry, or $16,000 ($1,000 for each year of ministry)! Please pray about a special offering to Liveprayer in honor or memory of someone you love who has impacted your faith in Christ. What a powerful way to remember a person God has used in your journey, as they will live for all eternity not just in your life and others they touched along the way, but those lives your gift will impact for the Lord in their honor.
TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org,or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
I love and care about you so much. Very few know of the many and incredible personal sacrifices I have made over these past 23 years to serve the Lord, the personal price I have paid in so many ways. I have never complained because it has been the highest HONOR to serve the Lord and give my life to you and all of those the Lord has brought to this ministry, many in their most critical time of need, over these many years. I am happy to undergo as many personal challenges as I need to until the Lord calls me home, knowing my rewards will not be in this life, but will come in Glory!
As we head into the final 4 months of this year of victory, may we labor together as we see the sparks of a national revival to see a mighty harvest of souls and help lead this nation back to God and His Truth!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,