House of Prayer

The bobbing little heads are so thankful to see me this morning. They’re grateful for the seed I throw their way. It is amazing they know it’s safe to fly out of the trees and eat, so long as I am there. Perhaps I am… a house of prayer for all my feathered fowl.

In my house of prayer, my humbled heart guides my conscience. I cannot list the blessed gifts God sent my wife and me in our short few years of marriage. But many people are not so fortunate…

Some families lost their finances, especially over the past few weeks. Others gambled their money, and even life savings, instead of reading the laws of God. In a Christian’s house of prayer, the Bible dictates this distinction:

Many abodes are filled with “prized possessions” from floor to ceiling. We can witness this sad condition on TV, such as “Hoarding: Buried Alive” and even “American Pickers.” Or, shoppers fill their carts with unnecessary items after each paycheck to fill a void in their heart. I must ask, “How can you love two Gods if you are a true Christian?” This ill-fated, psychological condition promotes money and the love of physical items. In this house of prayer, the Bible states:

We can easily find the standard salary of clergymen on the internet. It is far below the national average income. But some televangelists, who I call “false prophets,” steal from the poor to live in their dynasty. They build multi-million dollar lifestyles, believing they can buy into heaven’s gates. In their masonry house of prayer, the frigid winds blow through the cracks and crevices.

So, what kind of house of prayer is your residence? Is your home blessed, or does Satan appear to send signals of acceptable sin? If Jesus walked in your house today, would He feel the warmth of love and graciousness? Could He easily place His hands on your Bible?

Just like the little feeding birds, they eat only enough to fill their bodies. They, too, come to me for comfort. We should turn to God for life’s blessings. Share your bread, for it is His will you are supplied with His love, including the little birds that feed in your backyard.

I pray your life and home is a sanctuary, filled with God’s blessings and love. Be content with your basic needs being met and avoid materialism. It is only the flesh that yearns for the security of money. Our wealth belongs to God – and it’s a gift. Make Him first in your life. Only faith, prayer, and your walk in the light of God will bring you to His house of prayer.

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You have not disappointed me

Many thanks to you,
My people;
You have not disappointed me;
You could have failed me;
You have not failed me;
At first, it appeared
You were failing me;
My support came
From outside my continent:
From across the oceans;
America, India, what have you?
And I asked myself;
“Where are my own people?”
I felt disappointed;
Though I did not give up;
I felt you had not discovered
What your own was doing;
I continuef to have faith
In you;
Hence, I kept on digging
And hoping;
And I was right;
As expected,
The time has come;
This is that time;
You have discovered,
What your own is doing;
And this is your weight
All behind me;
And it is so clear
For all to see;
Silently eloquent;
Thank you and thank you
And thank you, my people;
Great, indeed, you are;
Greater than anyone can imagine;
Greatness I find in you!
Great people support their own,
To take greater strides;
To run and not fall;
And when they fall,
They hold their hand
And lift them up;
To continue
Their hard, sinuous journey.
Thank God
You have not disappointed me.

Today’s daily prayer for our new Chief Shepherd 67

Mighty is your name O Lord,
Great are your works;
We have reason to praise your name;
And express gratitude to you;
Thank you for our New Chief Shepherd;
Our new Archbishop;
Bishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea,
Who, in your wisdom,
It has pleased you
To give us;
To take possession of our Archdiocese in accordance with your plan;
A good reason to honour you;
To adore you;
To glorify your name;
No one is mightier than you;
You keep us happy;
Even when we are sad,
When our tears are rolling down as now in this land,
You know how to wipe them;
We will, forever, praise you;
You are worthy of praise,
And all the honour
That you get,
No honour and praise
Can be too much for you;
Ever this day O Lord
In your mightiness,
You stand on our side
You put smiles on our faces;
Those sweet smiles
Like honey,
That come only from you;
Mighty gift, you have given us;
A new chief Shepherd;
Our new Archbishop;
Archbishop Andrew Nkea;
A gift so special to us;
We put back in your hands o Lord,
You best know to take care;
Bless him;
Protect him;
Care for him;
Equip him;
Grant him all the graces
To deliver the goods in your vineyard,
As in your divine plan,
So that your name shall ever be glorified;
This prayer, we make,
Through Christ our Lord,

Today’s daily prayer 66

O Loving Father,
Great is your holy name;
O Mighty God,
I give you all the glory,
I praise your name,
I honour you;
I am happy and thankful
To you;
Thank you for keeping me
Under your protection,
I am committing this day
Into your hands
As all my other days;
I bow before your throne,
And pray you to turn your eye
On me;
Today, many of your children will travel on dangerous roads,
Protect them, O Mighty Father,
There are many people
who are not safe at home,
They need your protection;
Protect them, Father;
Send your angels to protect them,
We all have our heart’s desires;
And on our own we cannot achieve them,
But with you, difficulties
Become easy;
Great God, great Master,
You have great plans for us;
You have a plan
To make us victorious;
You are caring and faithful;
Thank you!
May all the workd hail your,
Now and forever!

Today’s daily prayer for the night 59

Heavenly Father,
As we sit down to pray,
We have received the homily
Of the Bishop of Sokoto
At the funeral Mass of
Seminarian Michael Nnadi,
Brutally killed by enemies of light in Nigeria;
Father, we commit the soul of this brave servant into your hands;
You children are crying in Nigeria;
Christians are dying in Nigeria;
Father, in our land, we are not better;
We are dying,
We are suffering;
We are in tears;
Mass is being said in forests
And on hills
Because the Christians have run away for their dear lives;
Father, help us
We are suffering;
Thank you for your love
Throughout this day,
Thank you for your blessings;
You empowered us to face
And overcome the challenges
Of today;
You gave us the strength
We needed even those on the hills to cope;
You removed doubt from our hearts;
Even though we are in tears,
Our trust in you remains strong;
We feared the day would be stormy as other days
You made it calm and peaceful;
We did not go hungry;
But some of us went without food;
Mighty Father,
You accompanied us throughout this day,
And we felt your presence;
Without you we would not have done much;
Thank you, for sending your angels to be with us;
Send your angels to protect those on the hills;
We love and trust you,
We believe in you with all our hearts;
As we end this day,
We pray for sound sleep;
As you always do, circle us;
Make the night hitch free,
For us, and our Christian brothers of Nigeria,
Our fellow Christians on the hills and in the forests.
Protect them O Lord,
And protect us;
We make our prayer. Through Christ our Lord, Amen!


Today’s daily prayer (thanking God) 58

Good Lord, heavenly Father, Honour and glory be yours;
We praise and appreciate you;
We worship you for your great glory and honour,
As we start another day;
We recognize you
As our comfort and our joy;
We know that we are not alone as your army of angels is journeying with us;
Thank you for yesterday;
That you made it such a huge success as you have done for each day for years;
Thank you that such an amazing day has come and gone,
And we are still alive;
Thank you for the blessings
you keep pouring on us;

You always make us happy;

Your heart is full of kindness;
You have blessed us with many gifts and talents;
And you want us to use them for your glory;
Thank you for the gift of prayer through which we can connect with you;
Thank you for our families
And the blessings that each one of us has had;
Thank you
For all our friends who are far and near and for the different ways you have blessed them;
Thank you for the peace
that some of us enjoyed yesterday;
It is only by your grace,
That we have roofs over our heads;
Some among us are living
On hills
and in forests having escaped from their homes because of fear for their lives;
You can see, O king of kings,
That life is not easy for them;
We thank you for protecting them under such harsh conditions,
We thank you that some of our fears about our security have been allayed;
Thank you for our neighbours and our cordial relationship which makes us live together in peace.
Thank you for those who are fighting in anyway to ensure that we are protected and our interest is secured;
You know our needs and the desires of our hearts;
We pray you to look into them;
Keep on blessing us;
Let your warehouse of blessings always be well stocked as you continue to release them to pour on us.
Make this day the greatest in our lives.
Let us see more miracles,
Why not touch them with our bare fingers. Keep making us happy.
Help us in our various efforts to be holy so that when our candle burns out
We will come to You
To live in the splendour of your glory.
We make our prayer
Through Christ our Lord, Amen!


Hello my good friends!
I am just returning
From a meeting
Of friends;
A meeting of very best
Christian friends;
We believe in God;
That God is all powerful;
That he can do and undo.
We thank Almighty God
For our many blessings,
We are so blessed;
Wonderfully blessed;
And we thank God
For all these blessings.
What about you?
Are you blessed?
And are you thankful to God?
Thankfulness is a good thing;
Is shows a good,
And educated heart.
Always be thankful,
Especially to God.

Thank you again

If I haven’t said
“Thank you!”
To Almighty God today,
I will call that
The peak of ingratitude;
I ought to have said it
Many times;
And I think I have;
But let me say it again;
The many times before
Are still not enough;
I never can say it enough;
Because what He’s done ,
What He does everyday,
Never can anyone
Thank Him enough.
Thank you, Lord, I say;
Thank you for your goodness. again!

Today’s morning prayer 48

It is by your goodness, Lord,
That I have seen this day,
Many left yesterday forever;
Many others left today;
I surrender my life to you;
I want to be close to you;
I want to be yours;
I want to be strong in my faith;
I want to be loyal to you;
I cannot do
Or be any of these
On my own;
Only by your grace.
Thus, I pray, O Lord,
For the grace
For all of these blessings.
Make me rich in faith;
Generate in me deep love for you;
This is my humble prayer,
Through Christ our Lord,

More than enough reasons

Do you have reasons today
To thank God?
What are you thanking God
Today for?
I have many reasons
To thank God this day;
In fact, I am thanking God
For many blessings;
Starting with my life;
God is the author of my life;
And it’s only by his grace
That I am alive;
That alone, is reason enough
For me to spend
The rest of my life
Thanking God.
Should you be any different?
You have more than enough
Reason to thank God.