This baby. Even minutes after delivery, she was perfect and beautiful, round and healthy (as you can see). God only knows how many prayers were prayed for her during the last nine months…. and now she is here, making everyone giddy with joy and excitement.
A few months ago, when I began to pray for direction for my prayer for Ruby, I felt directed to the life and ministry of Samuel. As I began to study and write the prayer, I felt the Holy Spirit moving right here at my computer. I love the Massingale family dearly and believe in their ministry and role in the Kingdom of God. I already know that Ruby is going to be a tremendous blessing to their family, an asset to their ministry team, and a force in the Kingdom of God.
This is my prayer for little Ruby. I love you already.
May the prayers prayed for you be answered (I Samuel 1:20)
May you dwell in the presence of the Lord forever (I Samuel 1:22)
May you be on lend to the Lord as long as you live (I Samuel 1:28)
May you minister before the Lord from a young age (I Samuel 2:18)
May you grow both in stature and in favor with the Lord and also with man (I Samuel 2:26)
May the Lord call to you until you answer (I Samuel 3)
May you dwell in the right place, waiting on the Lord to speak (I Samuel 3:9)
May you hear when the Lord speaks (I Samuel 3:10)
May none of your words fall to the ground (I Samuel 3:19)
May you be established as a prophetess of the Lord (I Samuel 3:20)
May the Lord reveal himself to you by his word (I Samuel 3:21)
May your life and words lead people to return to the Lord will all their hearts, put away foreign gods, direct their hearts to the Lord, and serve him only. (I Samuel 7:3)
May you never cease to cry out to God for others (I Samuel 7:8)
May the Lord answer when you cry out (I Samuel 7:9)
May you set up memorials when the Lord helps you (I Samuel 7:12)
May you always build an altar to the Lord (I Samuel 7:17)
May you see clearly with spiritual eyes (I Samuel 9:19)
May the hearts of people be changed after an encounter with you (I Samuel 10:9)
May you never defraud, oppress or take anything from those you are sent to serve (I Samuel 12:5)
May your words and your life say to people, “Do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart. And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty. For the LORD will not forsake his people, for his great name’s sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself. Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and right way. Only fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.” (I Samuel 12:20-24)
May you not judge on appearance, but see the heart as God sees the heart (I Samuel 16:7)
May you, through faith, conquer kingdoms, enforce justice, obtain promises, stop the mouths of lions, quench the power of fire, escape the edge of the sword, be made strong in weakness, be mighty in war, and put foreign armies to flight. (Hebrews 11:33-34)
In Jesus’ name. Amen.