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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:17 am 
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Your Ever-Present Help

Today’s Scripture

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1, NIV)

God is always with you. That means He is present at all times, continually, perpetually, throughout all time. In your day of trouble, He promises to be a help to you. How is He your help? “Help” means something different to each person. That’s because “help” is specific to your need. If you need money to pay your bills, a chocolate cake isn’t going to be much help! But we serve a God who is very specific. And because He is always with you, He always knows exactly what you need and is always ready to provide it!

Today, are you facing trouble or adversity? Know that God is with you. Look to Him for help. Trust that He has the answer, and that He is working things out in your favor. As you continue to believe Him and follow His direction, He will lead you in the way that you should go. He will comfort you, revive you, restore you and bless you! He will be your ever-present help because He is forever faithful to His Word!

A Prayer for Today


"Father God, thank You for being my ever-present help. I trust today that You are with me, that You are comforting me and restoring my soul. I lift my eyes to You this day. Help me to follow Your commands and honor You as You direct my steps in Jesus’ name. Amen."

Pastor Don Hicks is head of COFA's prayer Ministry and loves getting men and women to pray for you. He is always looking for people to join the prayer team ministry. Contact Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com if you're interested. If you do have any prayer requests send them to Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:46 am 
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You are Highly Favored!

Today’s Scripture

"The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." (Luke 1:28, NIV)


Did you know that as a child of God, you are highly favored? No matter what you may have done in the past, as soon as you make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior, you have favor with God!

Mary didn't understand how or why she had God's favor, or what that favor was for. At that moment, she didn't know that she was chosen as a pure and holy vessel to bring Christ to the world. Friend, you have God's favor for the very same reason as Mary - because God chose you and made you a pure and holy vessel to bring Christ to your home, workplace, and even the world.

Stay focused on sharing "the message" of God's love with all those you come in contact with. And remember that today, and everyday, you are highly favored and the Lord is with you!

A Prayer for Today

"God, I have an awesome responsibility to share Your message with the world. It is my gift to You to embrace that calling in Jesus' name. Amen."

Pastor Don Hicks is head of COFA's prayer Ministry and loves getting men and women to pray for you. He is always looking for people to join the prayer team ministry. Contact Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com if you're interested. If you do have any prayer requests send them to Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:18 am 
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See the Lord

Today’s Scripture


"I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears." (Psalm 34:4, NIV)

In this day and age, it seems that there are so many things that people are afraid of. I'm not just talking about phobias. Many people are afraid of the future, afraid they won't get married, afraid they won't find a better job, afraid of getting sick. But the Scripture gives us a simple remedy for all our fears, and that is to seek the Lord. How do you seek the Lord? With a humble and open heart. By setting aside time each day to commune with Him. By focusing your thoughts on Him and His goodness.

Friend, no matter what fears may be plaguing your mind today, God wants to deliver you. He promises to keep us in perfect peace when we keep our minds stayed on Him. Today, meditate on His goodness. Meditate on His perfect love which casts out all fear. As you seek the Lord, He will answer you. He will deliver you and lead you in the path of peace and victory all the days of your life!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, thank You for Your faithfulness to me in every area of my life. Thank You for delivering me from all my fears. Help me keep my mind and heart fixed on You as I reach out to embrace the good things You have in store for me in Jesus' name. Amen."

Pastor Don Hicks is head of COFA's prayer Ministry and loves getting men and women to pray for you. He is always looking for people to join the prayer team ministry. Contact Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com if you're interested. If you do have any prayer requests send them to Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:20 am 
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Nothing's Too Small

Today’s Scripture

"And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered." (Matthew 10:30, NIV)

We hear all the time that nothing is too big for God. But have you ever thought that a problem was too small for God? Are there things in your life that you haven't prayed about simply because you thought it didn't matter to God? Every detail of your life is important to God. He knows the very number of hairs you have on your head! That's pretty amazing to think about. If He keeps track of every hair that falls from your head, surely He cares about the things that you care about. He wants to be involved in every area of your life—not just the big things, but the small things, too. Don't wait until you have a major crisis to pray, and don't hold back. You’re not inconveniencing God. You’re the apple of His eye. Open your heart and talk to Him about everything because nothing is too small for Him!

A Prayer for Today

"God, thank You for loving me. Thank You for choosing me as Your child and for caring about every detail in my life. I open my heart to You and ask You to be involved in every area of my life today in Jesus' name. Amen."

Pastor Don Hicks is head of COFA's prayer Ministry and loves getting men and women to pray for you. He is always looking for people to join the prayer team ministry. Contact Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com if you're interested. If you do have any prayer requests send them to Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:45 am 
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The Power of Praise

Today’s Scripture

"But he did not doubt or waver in unbelief concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and empowered by faith, giving glory to God." (Romans 4:20, AMP)

God promised Abraham that he would be the father of many nations—that his heirs would outnumber the stars in the sky. Abraham waited twenty years to see his promise. I'm sure there were many times he thought, "I must not have heard God right. It's never going to happen. Besides, I'm too old to have a child." But the Bible says, "He grew strong in faith by giving praise and thanksgiving to God." Instead of complaining, I can hear him saying, "Father, I want to thank You that You are at work in my life. Even though this looks impossible, I know You always finish what You start. Thank You that my child is on the way." Praise is a supernatural force that causes you to stand strong in faith even when your thoughts or circumstances are coming against the truth. All throughout the day, thank God in advance for what He's going to do. When you do, just like Abraham, you will be empowered by faith to see the fulfillment of the promise!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, right now I choose to praise You and thank You for your promises in my life. Thank you for completing the work you've started in my life. Help me be a blessing and encouragement to others today. In Jesus' Name. Amen."

Pastor Don Hicks is head of COFA's prayer Ministry and loves getting men and women to pray for you. He is always looking for people to join the prayer team ministry. Contact Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com if you're interested. If you do have any prayer requests send them to Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:11 am 
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Choose to Rejoice

Today’s Scripture

"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24, ESV)

Joy is a tough word to pinpoint and define. Many people describe joy as an emotion or feeling that comes over you in a great and shining moment. Sometimes joy is just the opposite of being sad, but hopefully, it's much more than that to you. Joy is not the same as happiness because joy is what God has put in your heart while happiness is a temporary mood that can come and go based on your circumstances. And joy is not dependent on what’s happening around you; joy is deep down within you, a calm delight. You’re at peace; you’re content. The Bible talks about the kind of overflowing joy that rises up from deep within your heart because of what God has done for you. He keeps that spring full and flowing, which is why you can choose to live in joy today, tomorrow and every day after. Joy like this is contagious, and the world is looking for it.

A Prayer for Today

"God, I choose joy today! Thank You for placing in my heart a deep well of joy that I can draw from each day in Jesus' name. Amen."

Pastor Don Hicks is head of COFA's prayer Ministry and loves getting men and women to pray for you. He is always looking for people to join the prayer team ministry. Contact Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com if you're interested. If you do have any prayer requests send them to Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:09 am 
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Get Filled Up!

Today’s Scripture

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied." (Matthew 5:6, TLV)


Sometimes, it’s easy to get wrapped up in taking care of the people around us. You may find that you’re always giving, taking care of the children, working overtime at the office, or helping that friend who is struggling. And that’s all good. But if you’re not careful, you can end up feeling rundown. That’s why you have to take time every day to get filled back up. Your first priority should be taking care of yourself and making time to get into the presence of Jesus. Throughout Scripture, we see that in God’s presence there is fullness of joy, fullness of peace and fullness of victory. In His presence, you’re refreshed and restored.

That’s why it’s so important to take time every day to read your Bible and meditate on His promises. We have to be diligent to have that quiet time with Him. Today, take time to get alone with God and just say, “God, I love You today. Thank You for my life, for my family, for the opportunities You’ve given me. Lord, I know every good thing comes from You.” When you live like that, with your mind filled with His Word and His thoughts toward you, you’ll be refreshed, restored, re-energized and filled up for the journey of life!

A Prayer for Today

"Father, thank you for filling me with Your strength. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, so that I can be righteous in You. I hunger for Your truth and seek You first. Draw me to You and keep me close to You always in Jesus’ name. Amen."

Pastor Don Hicks is head of COFA's prayer Ministry and loves getting men and women to pray for you. He is always looking for people to join the prayer team ministry. Contact Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com if you're interested. If you do have any prayer requests send them to Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:39 am 
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Believe and Receive

Today’s Scripture

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." (Mark 11:24, NIV)

Has God spoken things to your heart that haven't come to pass yet? Sometimes when we are believing for things, it’s easy to become discouraged when it doesn’t happen according to our timetable. But when you make the choice to receive your promise by picturing it in your mind's eye and declaring it with the words of your mouth, your faith becomes stronger. You begin to have joy and peace because you know God is working behind the scenes on your behalf. What are you believing for God to do in your life? See it in your mind's eye. See yourself healed. See yourself paying off that last debt. As you allow God's thoughts to become your thoughts and receive His promises by faith, just like it says in today's verse, whatever you ask for in prayer will be yours!

A Prayer for Today

"Heavenly Father, thank You for another day to serve You. Thank You for the gift of faith. I ask that you search my heart and mind and remove anything that does not please you. Give me your thoughts of peace and joy today so that I can learn to receive all you have for me today. In Jesus' Name. Amen."

Pastor Don Hicks is head of COFA's prayer Ministry and loves getting men and women to pray for you. He is always looking for people to join the prayer team ministry. Contact Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com if you're interested. If you do have any prayer requests send them to Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:26 am 
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Strength to Conquer

Today’s Scripture

"For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, nor did their own arm save them; but it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, because You favored them." (Psalm 44:3, NKJV)

Do you need God's strength to conquer something in your life today? Maybe you need strength to forgive or to overcome an addiction. Maybe you need strength to deal with a difficult person in the office. No matter what you may be facing, God desires to give you His supernatural strength in every situation. It's interesting that one translation of this verse says, "because God smiled upon them and favored them." Did you know that simply calling on God causes Him to smile on you? Because you are His child, you have His favor! God loves to show Himself strong on your behalf. Be strong in the Lord knowing that He is with you, smiling upon you, and showering you with His favor. As you meditate on this promise, you will be strengthened to overcome every obstacle, and you will live a life of victory!

A Prayer for Today

"God, thank you for smiling on me today. I ask that you show me your favor so that I can walk in your strength today. Thank you for equipping me with everything I need to live as an overcomer. I bless you and choose to honor you in everything I do. In Jesus' Name. Amen."

Pastor Don Hicks is head of COFA's prayer Ministry and loves getting men and women to pray for you. He is always looking for people to join the prayer team ministry. Contact Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com if you're interested. If you do have any prayer requests send them to Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:14 am 
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Listen Up!

Today’s Scripture


"After the earthquake a fire, but Adonai was not in the fire. After the fire there was a soft whisper of a voice." (1 Kings 19:12, TLV)


Listening is a lost art today. We can be so concerned about expressing our thoughts and opinions that we don't listen closely to others—or even to God. If we're not careful, distractions and busyness can drown out the voice that matters most in our lives, the voice of our heavenly Father. The good news is that you can learn to tune out the negative noise of the world and start listening for God's voice, for hopeful, positive, faith-filled thoughts. Be receptive and listen for His still, small voice on the inside of you. God speaks not only through the Bible but also through godly counsel and His Holy Spirit. All it takes is a simple prayer like the one Samuel prayed in 1 Samuel 3:10 when he said to God, "I am listening." Then be ready to listen for His answer.

A Prayer for Today

"God, thank You for answering my prayers. Give me the wisdom and discernment to hear Your still, small voice through the loudness of this world. In Jesus' Name. Amen.God, thank You for answering my prayers. Give me the wisdom and discernment to hear Your still, small voice through the loudness of this world. In Jesus' Name. Amen."

Pastor Don Hicks is head of COFA's prayer Ministry and loves getting men and women to pray for you. He is always looking for people to join the prayer team ministry. Contact Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com if you're interested. If you do have any prayer requests send them to Pastor Don at donicks@aol.com

Guidelines for all prayer requests, last names must be withheld due to privacy issues, no gossip, or slandering of people you want prayer for. If you have an immediate prayer need you can call Mike 303.456.0555

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