Daily Devotional for Monday November 19, 2018
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
(I Thessalonians 5:18)
Dear Lord, give me your strength to stand for your Truth no matter what the cost. It is easy to call myself a follower of Jesus, but when confronted, when challenged, when faced with persecution, will I still say I am a follower of Jesus? I love you Lord and ask for your strength so no matter what I have to endure for my faith, I will stand firm. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
I pray that you and your family are well as we head into Thanksgiving week. We all have so much to be thankful for, and are often guilty of not taking the time to acknowledge God’s many blessings in our lives each day. After Thanksgiving we are formally into the Christmas season, followed by the final days of 2018 and the dawning of the year 2019.
I pray that this will be a most special holiday season for you and your family as many will share these special days with family and friends. For those traveling during the upcoming Thanksgiving/Christmas season, I pray God’s traveling mercies be with you as you go and return safely.
Most of all, I pray that this will be the most special Christmas ever as we pay less attention to the earthly celebrations of this wonderful time of the year and focus on the TRUE reason for the season...when God our Creator gave the world the most incredible gift of all time, His Son and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!
A year ago Liveprayer was in the most difficult place we have been in financially since we began in 1999. However, OUR GOD IS FAITHFUL! During December the Lord sent several dear friends with significant gifts and multitudes of others “giving as they were able to give.”
Those precious gifts enabled Liveprayer to continue the Lord’s daily work here, and because of the prayers and faithfulness of those in the Liveprayer family we have had one of our most productive years of ministry over our nearly 20 year history!
We have received, prayed for, and sent a personal responses to just over 11 million emails for prayer so far during 2018. We have received over 1 million praise reports archived from the first 10 months of 2018! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! MOST IMPORTANT HOWEVER, WE HAVE SEEN RIGHT AT 40,000 SOULS WE KNOW OF COME TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST SO FAR THIS YEAR!!! AMEN!!!
As we wind down the final days of 2018, we are within days of re-launching the Liveprayer TV program that debuted in 2003. All of the important details and how you can watch the program are included later in this message.
A unique and powerful part of the Liveprayer ministry, we have only aired over the years on non-Christian stations and networks across the nation. Airing LIVE, I bring into the marketplace the issues of the day from a Biblical worldview without compromise, take calls from the viewers for their comments, for prayer and counsel, and most incredible of all, lead many who give their life to Jesus by faith on the air!
We are down to the final $40,000 of our November ministry operations, along with the $50,000 we require for our December ministry operations. That means $90,000 over these final 6 weeks ends the year with all of our basic ministry operations current and Liveprayer.com and the Liveprayer TV program as strong and effective as we have ever been in nearly 20 years of ministry.
THAT IS ALL BECAUSE OF YOUR LOVE, YOUR PRAYERS, AND YOUR GENEROUS SACRIFCE!!!
I AM ASKING FOR YOUR PRAYERS TODAY AND FOR YOU TO MAKE THE MOST GENEROUS SACRIFICE YOU CAN MAKE TO LIVEPRAYER IN THESE FINAL DAYS OF 2018!!!
***NOVEMBER FINANCIAL UPDATE: 19 days into November, we have covered our October shortfall and the first $10,000 of the $50,000 we require for our November ministry operations. We need to cover $15,000 of our final $40,000 for November’s ministry operations TODAY!!!
For those who the Lord has richly blessed and have been praying about a special year-end gift to Liveprayer, now would be a perfect time as we are down to just over 6 weeks left in the year!
Everyone else, please be in prayer about what the Lord is calling you to sacrifice in these coming days, whether it is $10, $20, $50, $100, $1,000 or more. Also, due to the postal/bank holiday last Monday and with Thanksgiving this week, we lose several days this month so please do what you can over these next few days.
*SPECIAL YEAR-END GIFT!!! With the end of the year just 43 days away, PLEASE be praying about a special year-end gift to Liveprayer. Over these final 43 days of 2018 we require the final $40,000 for our November ministry operations and $50,000 for our December ministry operations. That is $90,000 to end this year with all of our ministry operations current!
Please be in prayer what God is calling you to do to insure we can begin 2019 with all of our 2018 ministry operations paid in full, and don’t forget that your gift to Liveprayer is 100% tax deductible so rather than give more money to the IRS, sow those funds into the proven life-changing, soul-saving work here at Liveprayer!!!
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*TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card at: http://www.liveprayer.com/donate.cfm or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible!
***LIVEPRAYER TV IS BACK!!! THANKSGIVING LIVE SPECIAL!!! REGULAR SCHEDULE BEGINS MONDAY NOVEMBER 26TH!!!
We will be re-launching the Liveprayer TV program with a Thanksgiving Day special broadcast LIVE from 7p-8p EST! Our regular broadcast schedule will begin that following Monday, November 26th, airing every Monday thru Friday LIVE from 11p-Midnight EST! As we have since the program began, we will be taking phone calls from the viewers on every program with questions, comments, and prayer requests.
You will be able to watch the Liveprayer TV program LIVE on ALL major streaming platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and others, as well as on the Liveprayer.com website. We will also archive every program so that if you can’t watch it live, you can watch it on your schedule ON DEMAND.
Another great blessing is that the TV program will initially on cost only $2,000 a monthly, as opposed to the tens of thousands of dollars each month it cost the ministry to air on traditional TV. That monthly cost will go up only as the viewership increases, meaning if we have to pay more each month it is because we are attracting a larger audience that will also bring new friends to help support Liveprayer.
So please be praying about your sacrifice each month to insure that this additional monthly cost for a critical part of the Liveprayer ministry is covered.
After doing our LIVE TV program on various non-Christian stations and networks around the nation since 2003, I am humbled and most thankful for the opportunity to reach thousands and thousands of new people each night. I know that as each year passes, more and more people are growing up having never been to church, having never been in a home environment where God’s Word and faith in Jesus was practiced and honored.
Pray with me that each night lives will be impacted for Christ, hope is given to those who are at a desperate place in their life, and lost souls will come to faith in Jesus Christ!!! AMEN!!!
***NEW UPDATED LIVEPRAYER.COM WEBSITE!!! As we are into our 20th year of ministry online, we have given the Liveprayer.com website a complete facelift without sacrificing any of the personal ministry we have provided tens of millions of people worldwide for nearly 2 decades!!!! Please take some time to visit the new website and familiarize yourself with it. The Audio Daily Devotional is back at: http://www.liveprayer.com/devo.cfm Tons of great content, a special FREE MEMBERS SECTION with lots of benefits. so SIGN-UP, interactive prayer tools, just an amazing new layout designed to give you everything you need to inform you, educate you, and enhance for your daily relationship with the Lord!!!
I love you and care about you so much. Thank you so much for your love, prayers, and sacrifice. In the coming year of 2019 we will continue using our internet and TV platforms to bring God’s Truth into the marketplace, impact lives worldwide for Christ, pray for the needs of the apx. 40,000 who come to us each day for prayer, lead lost souls to faith in Jesus, all while helping to bring the Body of Christ together as one and literally change the spiritual direction of this nation!!!
May history look back on our faithful efforts for Christ here at Liveprayer with our fruits being those souls who for all eternity will be with Jesus in Heaven!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,