[Prayer Cafe]: December 14, 2016 – Isaiah 26:3-4 & Philippians 4:6-7

Peace

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There is something so peaceful about sitting in a quiet, dark living room with a Christmas tree lit up in front of you. 

Don’t you wish you could bottle up that feeling and pour it out when the stress of the season or life is getting to you?

In this week’s Prayer Cafe, Alecia Baptiste reminds us that “Peace is viewing your circumstances in light of who God is, rather than viewing God in light of our circumstances.”

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[Prayer Cafe]: November 30, 2016 II Timothy 1: 6-7

 

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My 7 year old recently told me he wanted to right a letter to Santa telling him that “Christmas is about Jesus. But the presents are nice too!” 🙂  

In this week’s Prayer Cafe, Alecia Baptiste reminds us about the holy gifts our Father has given us. She tells us that these gifts are not earned, but rather received. Just as we love to watch our kids on Christmas morning, our God happily bestows gifts on us for us to enjoy. 

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[Prayer Cafe]: November 2, 2016

Prayers for our Nation

 

eat-pbj-for-easter-dinner-if-it-helps-you-focus-on-the-right-target-3“Ladies, today in our cafe we prayed. We prayed for our nation, for neighbors, co-workers, friends, the church, and even our enemies. I know many are celebrating because of the election, but others are sad and afraid. So we pray. Our God is on the throne. He has always been actively involved in placing leaders in authority. We can trust that he is bringing about his BEST plans for America and the world. 

Still… some of our neighbors are afraid. My prayer today focused on the body of Christ coming together in Unity to Love this hurting world. Our light shines beautifully and brightly when we embrace diversity while being unified in purpose. I pray that each of us reaches out to someone who is very different from us in order to uplift them and to seek to understand them. They need your love. You need their perspective. We are stronger and better together!

Lastly, we prayed for all of government leaders. They cannot serve the people of our nation, without divine help.

May the peace of God rule Supreme in your hearts today!”- Alecia Baptiste

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[Prayer Cafe]: November 2, 2016 – John 15:1-17

God as our Gardener

eat-pbj-for-easter-dinner-if-it-helps-you-focus-on-the-right-targetWhen life isn’t going as you planned, do you ever think “God, where are you? Why aren’t you helping me?”

It’s easy to think God has forgotten us when we are suffering or struggling. But the truth is, God never forgets you and always has His hand on you.

In this week’s Prayer Cafe, Alecia Baptiste explains that God is our master Gardener. He prunes us as needed to help us produce fruit that will bless the world around us. 

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[Prayer Cafe]: October 25, 2016 – John 15:1-17

Bearing Fruit

 

eat-pbj-for-easter-dinner-if-it-helps-you-focus-on-the-right-target-2When things are going great in life, it’s easy to think “God has surely blessed me.” And it’s true, He has! But are YOU blessing others?

We are told to “bear fruit” in this world, and while that might seem abstract, it’s easier than you may think!

In this week’s Prayer Cafe, Alecia Baptiste explains what it means to “bear fruit” and why it’s vital to fulfilling our purpose.

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[Prayer Cafe]: October 12, 2016 – John 14:15-27

The counselor and Teacher

eat-pbj-for-easter-dinner-if-it-helps-you-focus-on-the-right-targetAs a mom and business owner, there is not a night that I don’t lay down to go to sleep with a million thoughts racing through my mind. “Did I pay the mortgage? Did I reply that to that email? Is my son’s scout uniform clean for tomorrow? What is coming for the future of our country? Will I be able to keep my kids safe as this world seems to spiral into darkness?” The list goes on and on.

It’s easy to get anxious and to let that anxiety bring us down. 

But in this week’s Prayer Cafe, Alecia Baptiste reminds us that God has given us all we need and that we do not need to be afraid. 

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[Prayer Cafe]: September 21, 2016 – Gal 5:16-26

The Fruit the Spirit Produces

 

eat-pbj-for-easter-dinner-if-it-helps-you-focus-on-the-right-target-4The way God commands us to live, often goes against our nature. We are naturally selfish and self-serving. But God tells us that we have to resist that. 

In this week’s Prayer Cafe, Alecia Baptiste reminds us to seek the Holy Spirit for the qualities that God desires for us to have. And sometimes, we will find that help in unexpected places.

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[Prayer Cafe]: September 14, 2016 – Ephesians 5:18-20

Being filled with the Spirit

 

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We live in a society that is in total support of self-indulgance. Do what you want. Do what makes YOU happy. 

So sometimes we indulge in things that we shouldn’t. And we end up feeling more empty than before. 

In this week’s Prayer Cafe, Alecia Baptiste tells us to indulge in our Lord, and only then will we experience abundant life.

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[Prayer Cafe]: August 29 – Acts 1:4-8

Wait for the Gift

 

Eat PB&J for Easter Dinner if it helps you focus on the RIGHT target!-3You know that song –  “I’m in a hurry to get things done. I rush and rush until life’s no fun”? I’m pretty sure that song was written about me. I’m in a hurry at school pick-up, at the grocery store, trying to get the kids to bed, etc.

And this is especially true when it comes to my business. I’m in a hurry to get through my emails, create something new, get paid… But all that rushing tends to make me feel like I’m in control. And if I’m taking control, then I’m not allowing Him to take control.

In this week’s Prayer Cafe, Alecia Baptiste reminds us why it’s important that we wait for the Holy Spirit to direct us, rather than trying to do it alone.

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[Prayer Cafe]: August 25, 2016 – Philippians 2:1-11

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Today’s culture teaches us that we deserve to be happy. We deserve a beautiful house, stress-free relationships, being able to fulfill our dreams. While those things are great, they are all about me, me, me. If Jesus had that frame of mind, we would all be in big trouble.

In this week’s Prayer Cafe, Alecia Baptiste reminds us that Paul says to live like Jesus. And that type of lifestyle is anything BUT “me, me, me.”

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