Life Can Be A Mess!
Between the kids, money, spouses, jobs and family, we can really find ourselves in challenging circumstances.
When you get overcome with too many messes, you can lose sight of your plans and aspirations. When your life is constantly out of control, you will eventually find yourself overwhelmed and discouraged because you now see your dreams way out in the distance, and there you are, left without the energy, mind and resources to reach them!
Lord, Lord…Prayers to Pray When Everything’s a Mess! was written from a place of knowing what happens when you have too many seasons of making bad decisions, loving too hard, sacrificing too much and not putting yourself first enough!
It includes 8 real and down to earth prayers that convey a sincere and sometimes funny effort to communicate to God your frustrations with a spiritual desire the He mercifully grant you some relief!
Lord, Lord…Prayers to Pray When Everything’s a Mess!
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• Kids & Parenting
Lord, Lord- Prayers to Pray When Everything is a Mess!…is for those who are just plain tired! It will give you some resolve and comfort you during times when you feel like you can’t take no mo’!
Most times when we find ourselves in prayer, there is a great chance that we’ve been brought there by fear, doubt, stress or worry.
This is as it should be but what if we;
• had the courage to make better decisions, • used more common sense, • loved more and judged less, • put others before ourselves more often, • were more faithful, grateful and forgiving;
These are some of the greater things. These are the things that minimize our moments of fear, doubt, stress and worry. Praying for the greater things allows us to face moments of challenge with faith, hope and perseverance. They are those things that elevate us to a state of spiritual worthiness. And it is this worthiness that frees us from having a sense of overwhelming concern for our own needs.
My mother was a healer and spiritual advisor. As a child I was witness to the power of prayer and its ability to heal, restore and provide light along the most difficult of life paths. I have learned how to ignite the power of prayer through faith, right intention and an unselfish commitment to serve.
You Will Get:
A 28 Page PDF eBook- Immediate Download that Includes 12 Power Prayers On:
Power Prayer- 1- Health, Beauty, Mental Wellness Power Prayer- 2- Love, Family & Other Relationships Power Prayer- 3- Gratitude & Forgiveness Power Prayer- 4- Honesty & Fairness Power Prayer- 5- Hope & Happiness Power Prayer- 6- Strength & Conviction Power Prayer- 7- Habits & Order Power Prayer- 8- Patience & Compassion Power Prayer- 9- Animals & Nature Power Prayer- 10- Courage & Change Power Prayer- 11- Giving, Prosperity & Purpose Power Prayer- 12- God, Humanity & the Planet;
I also share with you how the power of prayer was introduced into my life and the extent to which it has been a lifesaving force for me and those I love.
It Will Help You To:
• Reset & Rethink Your Own Prayers & Desires
• Be Reminded of the Power of Right Intentions
• Become More Worthy of the Greater Things Ordained for You by God!
What Readers Are Saying:
“Robin, last night I had a crisis at work and felt trapped. I didn’t know where to turn then the spirit spoke to my heart, it lead me to a prayer in your book. Just pulled out the book and began reading the prayer, immediately God began a transformation in my heart. Thank you! What a blessing!” -Arnetta
“Anyone who reads this booklet with sincerity and open-mindedness will truly be touched. They are truly heart felt prayers. The essence of this booklet is awesome! -Augustine
“Robin, you are truly anointed and as a result uniquely gifted! You are a messenger for the Most High and a healing source for your readers!” -Rev. Dr. Ted Greer Jr.
Praying for the Greater Things 12 Power Prayers for Manifesting a Higher State of Worthiness My New Downloadable PDF eBook -$5
What are the greater things you’re praying for?
When I started my business, even though I had and still have so much to learn, I was resolved and comforted that I knew that helping people to find their path and giving them the keys to make it happen, was something I knew how to do. This knowing is what continues to push me over Every. Single. Hurdle. Everyday!
But I understand that coming to this clarity takes time, courage, and skills and this is the short list! This is why the very first thing I wanted to do when I started out was to create a simple but impactful guide to help get you over the hump, to get you to a place where you can at least begin to believe that it is possible!
I wrote How to Begin to Believe- 12 Essential Steps to Believing You Can Do It!, to lay out a practical and common sense guide to getting over fear, mystery and doubt and all the other crap that has tried to make you believe that you can’t do IT!
How to Begin to Believe, is 22 pages of clean, concise and compassionate information written with the heart of someone who knows that in your quiet moments, you are wondering and wanting more! I was there! I was once literally alone, on the floor and in tears feeling like, “what the f*ck am I doing?!” I knew I had to drastically change the course of my life and stop that negative patterns that I was repeating day in and day out.
I knew there were things I knew how to do and that doing these things would help me to have a better life. But because I lacked a plan of action that would help me to undo a history of bad habits, bad decisions and a lack of confidence, I could never get to them!
Once I was able to reconnect to my spiritual self, I was then able to create a doable step by step plan that eventually got me out and on course finally and for good!
And it’s important to know going in that this process takes time, but you have to start, so start here!
How To Begin To Believe… is for those of us who not only struggle to get things done but struggle with believing we can do it in the first place. I wrote this from a place of knowing what it’s like to see a goal in the distance but not know exactly how to get there. It’s for those of us who struggle with self-doubt, a lack of confidence and sound prayerful direction.
And there’s is one thing I can guarantee and that is, if you don’t believe you can do it, then you probably won’t. So, here are my best strategies so far on not only how to begin to believe but how to see it through and get it done!
The older we get, the greater the sense of urgency we feel to find ourselves “happy”. No matter how we define it, it is happiness that is the end all and be all of life!
So, what I’ve learned as I wade into my fifties is that there are 4 consistent and fundamental factors that will probably explain why you’re unhappy and I’ve realized that even though immediate and short term happiness has its place, it is these same factors that help to determine your potential for long term and meaningful happiness, which is the foundation on which we build whole and healthy lives.
1. How You Feel:
When you feel good both mentally and physically, you’re better able to focus your attention on other important aspects of your life.
You’re better able to trust your decisions and create a strong and rational foundation on which to build and plan out a life that makes you happy for the long term.
But when you don’t feel good even for a short time or are overly stressed or depressed, it can bring everything to a halt. Feeling better becomes your primary focus and rightly so and until you do, planning and recognizing opportunities for long term happiness is unlikely to be your priority.
So simply put, use common sense measures to always take care of yourself, if not, your long term happiness will have to wait!
2. How You Look:
So, not all of us have the luxury of being drop dead gorgeous but lucky for us being beautiful is not a prerequisite for happiness.
When we find ourselves unhealthily preoccupied with some aspect of how we look, we can get distracted and miss important opportunities that could lead to long term happiness.
Understand that it is important to take needed measures to look and feel our best but beauty, no matter how it comes will fade. And it’s also important to note that beautiful and healthy are not always synonymous.
You will be better off investing your time, energy and resources in doing those things that ensure your good health and find the time to nurture activities and relationships that build your confidence, courage and self-esteem. Because unlike beauty, these things will stay with you always and are required tools for building happiness!
3. Who You Love:
They say you can’t help who you fall in love with but think you can and you should!
Falling in love takes time. It takes time to really get to know someone and decide if this person meets all of your necessary mate requirements. But in this era of social media, online dating, facebook love, etc., before you know it, we’re in love and married with children!
And when it all falls apart and odds are it will, you now have to undo all the emotional, legal, and monetary knots to get out of it! At this point, you’ll just want to get through the day without losing your mind and real long term happiness will feel like far too much to ask for.
So go slow, be prayerful, conscious, intentional with love. Remember that who you love can either solidify your happiness or be the greatest road block to it than you could ever imagine!
4. What You Believe:
Hopeful, faithful, prayerful, encouraged, confident, optimistic, positive…the extent to which we possess these qualities helps to determine whether we believe either the best or the worst will happen for us.
If we believe that we’ll be ok or that we can do a thing, it increases the chances that we probably will. If we believe that regardless of how things appear to be today, they will be better tomorrow, we‘ll have reason to remain happy and hopeful.
On the other hand, if we are consistently doubtful, discouraged, cynical, apprehensive, etc. then why even try?! This mindset makes the possibility of any type of happiness, long term or otherwise highly unlikely.
To strengthen your spirit of belief, do your very best to prepare yourself for what you’re setting out to do, work hard, be prayerful, kind and most importantly, grateful.
Living in this mental and spiritual mindset will not only help to manifest your goals, but it will lay the foundation for happiness that will last you a life time!
Time for Prayer & Gratefulness
Father, thank you for the light, thank you for this small glimpse of hope and happiness.
Allow it to grow so strong and bright that its former self is forgotten and unrecognized. Allow me to forever be worthy, aware and generous with this gift of happiness.
In Your Name…Amen!
My mother was a spiritual healer and adviser. Her name was Alma Eugene Oxford. Every one who came for prayer called her Mother Oxford, her friends called her Jeannie. People would come from all over to be healed from illness and bad decisions.
When I was growing up, Mama would have prayer service for us at home at least twice a week. During prayer service, she would read and teach us from the Bible. We prayed, sang and testified about what we were thankful to God for. My 6 other brothers and sisters and I hated it; we would much rather watch TV or be outside playing! We’d try to get out of it by saying we were sick or tired but it never worked!
But I have to say now that these services were the most impactful part of my childhood. They laid the foundation for how I would make important life decisions, how I would lead my adult life and ultimately, how I would raise my own children.
If you google “How to Pray?” you’ll find over 150 million responses to this question! No matter what your religion or even if you don’t follow any particular belief system, I’ve found that there are some simple praying basics common to most prayers. And if you’re not a PRAYer, you may find that these 6 steps make sense for you and hopefully you’ll feel inspired to give them a try!
Step 1- Say Thank You:
Saying thank you is a common courtesy, it’s the least you can do! When you think about it, you have a lot to be grateful for and if you think you’ve made it all happen on your own, then I’ll be praying for you! You can make this as simple or elaborate as you wish. You can simply say, thank you for all things or be more specific, thank you for this day, thank you for life, health and strength, thank you for the food I’ve eaten, etc. It’s up to you. The more specific you are though, the greater sense of gratitude and appreciation you’ll walk away with. And the more grateful you are, the more you’ll have to be grateful for!
Step 2- Ask for Forgiveness and the Strength to Do Better:
You know you’ve done some stuff you shouldn’t have, so say you’re sorry! It’s ok, we all mess up from time to time. When you ask for forgiveness, its makes you feel better and gives you a sense of starting over fresh. This will also renew your hope in that you have another chance to get it right and make up for what you’ve done wrong. So, again keep it simple or go about it in great detail, either way will work.
Step 3- Ask for What You Want:
Now this can be a little tricky because your first thought is to probably ask for way more than you deserve but go ahead…ask not, want not! But just know that you reap what you sow, meaning you get out of it what you put into it. But God is merciful. And don’t get side tracked when “bad things” happen to good people. You can get discouraged when this is your focus so when this happens and it will, refer to Step 1!
Step 4- Pray for Others:
I’m sure you know someone who needs help; name them. Pray for what you know they need. This will also help to take your mind off of your own troubles.
Step 5- Pray For All:
We are all connected. It does the Soul good to pray for all mankind. Pray for animals, nature and the planet as a whole.
Step 6- Go in Faith, Truth and Right Intention:
After all this praying, it will do you no good to turn around and repeat some of the same things that brought you to your knees in the first place! Try hard to believe that your prayers will be answered. Be truthful and honest in your ways and remember the golden rule….do unto others as you would have them do unto you…it’s sappy but necessary.
I hope that this was helpful and as an added bonus here’s my prayer especially for you!
Thank you Father for this day; I am so grateful that you have found me worthy of it!
Bless the eyes that read these words.
Help them to become worthy of what they seek.
Forgive them their short comings and provide them the mind, energy and resources to do better, as I do believe that this is their desire.
Allow them to be of service to those who truly suffer in mind, body or spirit, so that they too have hope that all is not lost
I ask all these things in Your name, Amen.
So in this season of too much to do, I recently found myself in an emotional slump; not feeling quite satisfied with myself and where I was with my business. And before I knew it, I found myself with reason to believe I was falling short all over… at home, with kids and friends etc. That somehow, I and all that I was trying to do just wasn’t enough. And I knew at that moment that if I wasn’t careful, what started out being a temporary emotional slump would turn into doubt, which would turn into fear, which would ultimately set me back.
So in an effort to slow down this emotional snowball I had created, I began to make a list of simple things both tangible and intangible, that I’ve done and do day in and day out, for those I love and know and those I don’t.
Here is just a portion of what I came up with:
I’ve had 3 children. I picked a husband who’s really pretty great! I started a business for the primary purpose of encouraging people to be better. I cook, wash clothes, clean, dust, and pay bills. I scrub tubs & toilets and mop floors. I repair what breaks, attend school events & meetings. I discipline and defend. I encourage and wipe tears, hold hands and pat backs. I make sure you keep doctor’s appointments. I drink water and walk for exercise. I’d much rather buy on sale and use coupons if I have them. I cry and fight and yell, if that’s what it takes. I make sure you take your meds and I take mine too. I search the grocery isles looking for exactly what you need. I smile and whistle and cheer your name. I check up on you in the middle of the night. I make sure you’re warm and check for fever and bruises. I give up the remote and I laugh only when you’re funny because you trust me not to deceive you. I listen to when you complain and I am always on your side. If you’re mad I’m mad because that’s just how I roll. I wait patiently because I know you need time. I never just let you win because I know you love a challenge. I fix your plate first and make sure you have enough. I only say no when know it’s for the best. When I say “yes, honey you’re right” I mean it. I stand in lines and wait in traffic because what I’m getting and where I’m going is important to you. I take and frame pictures and make scrapbooks. I stay up late and make sure you go to bed early. I believe you, I really do! I scratch your back and rub your feet. I actually enjoy saying “I’m sorry” because that’s when the healing begins. I’ll wait for you longer than I reasonably should. I donate, vote and volunteer. I watch the news and form an opinion. I’ll let you in when traffic is heavy. I remember important dates. I tell it like it is, so don’t ask if you don’t want to know. I’m always early. I water the plants. I’d rather give you a hug than shake your hand. I’m a loyal friend. I’ll listen to your worries and I always answer when you call. I write “thank you” letters to show my gratitude. I always say, please and thank you and I tip well. When I ask, “how are you?” I really want to know. I recycle and turn out the lights when they’re not being used. Every night I say my prayers and pray for those who truly suffer…
As a looked my list over, it made me feel like…Wow, if I wasn’t this person, I’ d want her in my life because she is f*cking amazing!
I was able to see in black & white that not only was I enough, I was almost too much! I could see my love, commitment, diligence, patience; compassion etc. all laid out in front of me and it felt really good!
Halfway through my list, my self-doubt and frustration had begun to dissipate and when I was done it was gone all together.
So try it. The next time you’re feeling like you’re just not enough, create a list or remind yourself of one wonderful thing that shows you and the world that you are!