Can you believe July is almost over? If I think about all that has happened this summer, I can believe it but doesn’t seem we have had the opportunity to just have those lazy dazy days of summer😊. There is so much to do to “make hay while the sun shines” and preparing for the days we can’t be outside as much, so we must intentionally make time to sit and enjoy the sunshine and beauty green world God has created. What a blessing to have the moisture we have had.
These last couple weeks were filled to the brim with activities and ministry but I make sure I get up early enough to sit on the porch with my coffee and Jesus. He’s showing me so much and preparing my heart for what is ahead. The last couple years have been mind bogglers and there’s more uncertainties ahead. I think that is plain to everyone who is paying attention. Yet, He is showing me that we can stay in peace and hope through it all. I’m so encouraged when I read His Word and all the answers seem to jump off the page. He’s still with us always and still guiding us as we trust Him and seek Him with all our hearts. It’s been heart breaking to lose another friend here on earth but we know she’s celebrating with Jesus.
This week I want to share something I think is powerful. We can all see that the shelves of stores are not as full as we are used to. We all know the attacks on farmers, meat growers, food supply chains are real. I read this prayer from Karen Hardin that blessed me. We can’t look at things from the lack side but from His side. We have the authority to speak to this mountain of lack and see in our hearts and minds the abundance that come from it. We don’t have to accept lack but call-in prosperity for food growers. What a witness of God’s abundance if the plans of the enemy are foiled! The following is from Karen Hardin. As we pray and believe this together, I believe we will see a change in the plan of the enemy!
“Dear Friends, There are so many areas in need of prayer right now that it’s hard to focus on just one area. However, as I prayed I felt to focus on the growing projection of food shortages and famine this week. We have seen the mysterious fires targeting food production plants. The culling of livestock by the millions. The shut down of factories producing baby formula and other food sources. And now the prediction that diesel fuel will run out in the next 4-5 weeks which would prevent truckers from getting food to the grocers. There are far too many issues targeting our food supply to be a coincidence.
This isn’t just about our nation, but about projected global famine and countries that were already in crisis are already being hit by this intentional famine/food shortage. We need to use wisdom to prepare in the natural even as we pray over this in the spiritual realm:
Father, You said in times of disaster we would not whither and in times of famine we would have more than enough. We continue to pray over our farmers and our farmland that they will not be diminished or destroyed. We pray for strength and protection for them. Lord, you see the intent to create famine. Even now they prophesy their intent, but we know that You are greater. You are the God who brought daily food to Your people in the wilderness when there was no food or water in the natural. Yet in those harsh conditions you continually provided for them. May we remember that YOU are the creator of all things—-including food. You can provide manna on the ground, quail from the sky or water from a rock because YOU are God.
Just as Isaac sowed in the land in a time of famine and received 100-fold return IN THE SAME YEAR, we pray that for our hard-working farmers for huge harvests. We pray over our home gardens that they will flourish. We pray seven-fold restoration for farmers and food manufacturers who have been forced to destroy food or have had it disappear in flames.
We pray for the truckers who are dependent on diesel fuel for their livelihood. We have heard warnings that it will run out in a matter of weeks. Lord we pray that the devious attempt to stop the food chain will be foiled. We ask you for supernatural provision for our truckers, for our farmers, for food manufacturers to continue to work and for our nation and around the world for food not famine.
We pray that their devious attempts to destroy and create famine will be turned back on their own heads. Where they continue to destroy food, that You would continue to supply it just as you provided food for Your people in the wilderness for forty years. Day-after-day you provided for them and we declare You will provide. Thank you that You have never changed and if it requires manna from heaven to stop their plan, we know that You are well able.
You see how they have allowed huge amounts of our farmland to be purchased by foreign countries and billionaires like Bill Gates. Lord we are in no position to stop their actions, but You are. And so we release our prayers to heaven that You would act on behalf of our cries for help to stop this ongoing take over of our farmland intent on hindering food production. Thank you God that nothing they can try to do to destroy us or our nation will succeed because America is YOUR nation. You established it and we declare You are Lord over it. We declare their tyrannical rule will not succeed! Instead expose their evil deeds and works of darkness and bring them to justice.
Father we declare that You are the God of more than enough. You supply all of our needs according to Your riches in glory. You’ve told us not to worry about what we shall eat or drink for You are able to provide. So give us wisdom Lord on how to prepare in the natural for any calamity ahead but at the same time to trust You that You are our supply. And as it is in Heaven so it is on earth. If there is more than enough in Heaven, then we declare there will be more than enough for Your children here on earth who are citizens not of this world but of Yours.
Lord we pray for those in other countries who were already on the verge of starvation even before this plot to create world-wide famine was launched. Father we pray that You would hear their cry for sustenance. May this be their opportunity to know You. Fill their bellies with food and their hearts and minds with spiritual food. We ask for clean water where they have tainted or no water. You see these mothers who have helplessly watched their children go without food. Father they are Your children as well and we pray on their behalf that the blockades stopping food from being transported will be broken and that the food chain will continue.
You said that those who work the land will have abundant food and everything we set our hands to will prosper. We declare that over our farmers and food producers. And what the evil-doers have intended for evil, may it turn hearts to You and bring about revival and transformation of hearts.
Ps 37:19, Gen 26:12, Obadiah 1:15, Phil 4:19, Matt 6;25, Prov 28:19, Ps 90:17
Standing together, Karen Hardin”
Share this prayer with others and continue to stand on His Word and His promises. See yourself, this nation and this world being fed the physical daily bread His promises, even if it falls from heaven. He’s the same yesterday, today and forever and no respecter of persons. We have to believe with all our hearts and speak to the mountain to be removed that is standing before us. “Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”