Lord, thank you for our marriage. You know how the first 12 years were incredibly difficult. Mostly, because I had no business being married. But God you are good, always good. You transformed us individually and as a couple. I know the pain of being in a miserable marriage all while attending church, leading Bible studies and mentoring women. I also know what it means to be transformed by the renewing of my mind that can only be done through Your Word, the Holy Spirit and Godly fellowship. Even though I’ve been a believer for 47 years, I’ve fallen hard – adultery, bankruptcy, a critical, controlling and judgmental spirit, using food instead of You for comfort, isolating myself from the church family, and the list goes on. You still love me, cherish me and have great plans for me; in spite of me. You see me through the blood of your Son, Jesus – white as snow. I’ve lived an incredibly blessed life and I pray that I will be the salt of the earth and to let my light so shine before men, that they may see my good works and glorify my Father in heaven. (Math. 5:16)
Your Holy Spirit is convicting me more and more of the need to get the salt out of my shaker! To actually shake salt onto others – not just accumulate it. I want to speak boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador. (Eph. 6:19-20). You have given us our business and drive-thru prayer for such a time as this. You have called me to be with people, in this very messy world with all my screwups to show others how awesome, forgiving and wonderful You are. Everyday my goal is to use the gifts of organization, discernment and exhortation for Your glory. My prayer every morning is to know You more, hear the Holy Spirit clearly, obey Your Word and be like Jesus. Help us, Lord, to stay focused on you as we open the drive-thru on May 1st.
We give You praise and thanksgiving. You are the creator of all things, the source of all truth, and the reason for our hope and our joy. You alone are worthy of our worship and our praise.
We rejoice that You are our rock and our salvation, our provider and our protector, an ever-present help in our time of trouble. We thank You Lord, that regardless of our circumstances, You are still on Your throne.
Lord, we lift up WeDo Fudge as a living sacrifice to you, may it be a pleasing aroma. Give us wisdom and understanding to manage your business. We pray Lord, that the souls You lead across our paths will be uplifted as You minister to their needs through us. May they find us a place of safety and unconditional love.
Lord, we rejoice in knowing that You are aware of every need, and that Your strength is perfected in our weakness. Your grace and Your mercy are sufficient to make us more than conquerors in Christ.
Help us Father to live our lives as salt and light. Let our joy and our hope shine above our circumstances, and help Charles and me to stand together in unity, as one body. Help us to bear one another's burdens, to put the needs of others ahead of our own.
Give us boldness to share our faith, and strengthen our character that we might not compromise our witness. We ask Father that You bind and separate the forces of evil from us and prepare our hearts and minds to serve You.
Multiply our gifts, skills and offerings to bring honor and glory to Your name Lord. May Your will be done in our lives. We love you Father, and we lift up these prayers in the mighty and matchless name of Your son, our risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen
Servants of God, by the grace of God
Lord, your name is so great and powerful! People everywhere see your splendor. Your glorious majesty streams from the heavens, filling the earth with the fame of your name! Psalm 8:1
Everyday I praise and thank you for allowing me to live in such a beautiful place. The mountains are singing your praises, the fresh snow falling on the mountains is singing your praises, the rain puddling on the street is singing your praises! All your creation, such wonder and workmanship! And then there is man, why would you bother? You have made us in your image to bring you glory – praise, honor and thanksgiving.
Today, (and everyday) I am thankful for your word. It is the anchor of our marriage. We have very little in common except for food, movies, and the desire to serve others and grow spiritually. Your word is our anchor. Being away from it for just a few days causes damage to our relationship. Your Word reminds us of grace, forgiveness, do overs, unity and hope.
I am very challenged by Paul’s desire for his people to be saved (Romans 9:1-3 & 10:1). Do I care about people that don’t know you? I can’t imagine life without you. Well, that’s not true – I remember…wishing my husband was dead, stealing from employers, looking for pleasure, status and control…just like Romans 1:21-32 talks about. Your word woo’d me back; the truths in your Word about who you are and who I am in you. There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1) No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate me from the love of You that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:39).
Lord, help me to care about those who do not know you. Make it the desire of my heart for them to be saved, to be in Christ, to have the life you want for them.
Thank you Lord for allowing us to manage this business. You are generous with us and through your Holy Spirit it is part of our mission to be generous towards others. This year we had the opportunity to partner with Habitat for Humanity and look forward to what you have for us next year.
We are grateful for all the opportunities to pray with customers this year at the drive-thru. You brought many! May the seeds you planted through us blossom.