For Mothers

For Mothers: Hope

As mothers, hope is something we have for our children. We hope the best for them, we hope for their successes, hope for their friendships, hope for their health and safety, and for their futures.

What is Hope?

An Oxford dictionary definition says hope is: “a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen.” We care, we expect, we desire for a particular event or change to take place.

The Bible says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for” which suggests hope is powerful, that it can lead to change. 

How can Hope be satisfied?

Many of you who read this blog will be people who pray. Some of you may not, however. Here is what I urge: Mums, let’s pray for our children. If you don’t know what to say, or to whom you’re speaking, it’s okay to ask!

When we ask who is listening, we begin to get a sense we have “someone’s” attention and that will help us to focus our prayers.

My prayers are spontaneous, rarely planned. That’s because I just talk to GOD, and wait for His response, as I would in any two-way conversation.

Each of us will find our way to pray…. We can wait, we can ask, we can call out or stay quiet and focused. But let’s pray for our children.

What can prayer do?

When my son was a tot, each time he bumped — a knee, a shin, an elbow or his head — I would pray. I prayed for his safety and for there to be no bruising (I bruised easily as a child so I thought this would be a good thing to pray). Do you know, he never got a bruise! Never. When he was 8 or 9, I stopped praying, trying to encourage him to pray for himself. In the meantime, he had a bump and showed me his toe, with a big blue bruise. “What’s that!?” he asked. It was the first time he’d ever had a bruise… at 8!

Prayer works!

I pray to Jesus

I don’t seek to impose my prayer life upon you. I just encourage you, if you pray, to pray to the One with the most power to heal: Jesus, also called Yeshua (in Hebrew). He has the most power to respond… He intercedes for us, He sits at the right hand of the Creator of the Universe. He answers me and He can answer you too.

So, Hope

We don’t have to hope blindly but can ask for help from the One who answered prayer 2000 years ago, and who answers even today. We want what’s best for our children… What are we waiting for!?

Every blessing,


Examining Biblical Scripture

Prayer: Our Source of Power and Authority


We have a power and authority we do not fully recognise: Prayer

We must learn to meditate much more, to pray in authority: not my will but thine; what is Your will?

Isaiah 11:9b states

“For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD

As the waters cover the sea.”

And Psalm 29:1-2 says

“Give unto the LORD, O you mighty ones,

Give unto the LORD glory and strength.
Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name;
Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.”

And Psalm 29 repeatedly mentions the power of “the voice of the LORD” which, when we pray, we activate.

We have authority given by GOD to move mountains

We need the knowledge of the LORD and the willingness for His will. Then the earth and everything in it will bow down.

This is NOT a prosperity Gospel, because GOD does not seek our prosperity for ourselves.

This is NOT a name it and claim it Gospel, because that presumes the knowledge of the LORD is for us.

This is a Gospel of Love, Hope, Victory and Blessing. The LORD seeks to bless and we are to be available to hear His desire and His blessing and then to proclaim it.

In Isaiah 11, the prophet speaks of the coming Messiah, and the peace that he will bring.

In Psalm 29, the psalmist writes of worship from us, and that we give to Him all the glory due to Him. When we do this, great things occur.

We have a powerful weapon against all unrighteousness in the world

That weapon is Prayer.

We have a powerful tool to procure God’s will be done on Earth as in Heaven. That weapon is Prayer.

We have all that is necessary to change this world from darkness to light. That weapon is Prayer.

For the weapon of our warfare is the armour of GOD; not tools in which to fight, but armour to protect us against the battle.

How to Pray

“Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:11-12)

Let us learn to pray, to make a difference in this world. Let us pray to bring Heaven to Earth. Let us pray as Jesus prayed, to that GOD’s will IS DONE on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Hallelujah and Amen.

Examining Biblical Scripture

Prayer that bears another’s burden and leads to victory

Have you often wanted to help someone who is suffering, yet have felt helpless? Have you ever wondered, ‘How can I help my friend who is in pain?’

Do you know that you have the power to help anyone who suffers?

Distress is painful to experience, but it can be equally painful to observe from the sidelines the pain of a loved one. Those who follow Christ know that we are to “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)

Though we may feel powerless to help someone else, we know the power that does help, which comes from above.

Prayer moves mountains and heals the physically and emotionally sick.

Prayer changes your heart and the hearts of others.

Prayer determines our course and touches the course of Heaven, when we pray the LORD’s prayers.

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:31-34)

As we mature in our personal prayer life, a natural shift begins to take place: We begin to ask more for others than for ourselves, trusting God knows and satisfies our own needs. As we pray, we are bearing others’ burdens in the Spirit; likewise,  when we share our needs with others, we are sharing our burdens. Doesn’t God love it when we knit ourselves together, bonding in Godly love and support for one another! (Psalm 133)

Ready: Who do you know who’s need is great and who perhaps God has laid on your heart?

Set: Find a verse that supports the needs of this person. (Bible Gateway will help you to find the location or specific wording of any verse.)

Go: Commit to pray for this person and allow God to lead your words. WAIT to hear what God will say, and how He’ll lift the burden. Trust that, when it lifts, God has done the work that needs to be done, through your prayer and your love toward your ‘brother’. Then, you can praise God, trusting, with faith, that the work has been done.

Bless you for your love. Trust that love is a gift from God and that, in the Spirit, it is powerful in the pulling down of strongholds.