Pray have prayed
Lord, thank you for who You are. We pray that You would be in the center of it all during this holiday season.

What would our lives look like if we were mindful that our actions, our thoughts, our time, our investments…were a direct reflection of what HE has done for us? What if we were firmly anchored – not on our stuff, our jobs, our family, our status – but on Him?

Who has the pleasure of your attention?

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.”
Rev 4:11 ESV

Who has access to the throne of your life?

So be very careful! Don’t forget the covenant the Eternal your God made with you; don’t make yourselves an idol in the shape of anything. The Eternal your God has commanded you not to! The Eternal your God burns with jealousy when you’re not completely loyal to Him. Dt 4:23-24 VOICE

What have you have placed on the altar of your life?

At each and every sunrise you will hear my voice
as I prepare my sacrifice of prayer to you.
Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar
and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.
Ps 5:3 TPT

Where and to whom are you anchored?

This hope [this confident assurance] we have as an anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whatever pressure bears upon it]—a safe and steadfast hope that enters within the veil [of the heavenly temple, that most Holy Place in which the very presence of God dwells], where Jesus has entered [in advance] as a forerunner for us… Heb 6:19-20 AMP

Will you take a personal inventory on how your life is established, to whom you are living for? It’s not about the right agenda, the right party, the right narrative…the truth is only ONE is to be Lord over our lives, only ONE who is to have our FIRST commitment. It is from THIS place that our story, our focus, and our commitments should be established.

A Sacrifice of Praise

This is the month of November, a perfect and normal time to focus on gratitude. What would happen if PRAISE and THANKSGIVING became your starting point each day? What would your life look like if you CHOSE to PRAISE no matter the bad report, no matter the state of your emotions, no matter what storm you are presently facing, no matter the turmoil of our world today? A sacrifice, by definition, costs us something. So choosing to praise even when our lives and feelings don’t align, is truly a sacrifice.

Through Him, therefore, let us at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name. Heb 13:15 AMP

So let’s go outside, where Jesus is, where the action is—not trying to be privileged insiders, but taking our share in the abuse of Jesus. This “insider world” is not our home. We have our eyes peeled for the City about to come. Let’s take our place outside with Jesus, no longer pouring out the sacrificial blood of animals but pouring out sacrificial praises from our lips to God in Jesus’ name. Heb 13:13-15 MSG

He wants your heart, your devotion, not a life simply lived by going through the motions. He doesn’t want you because you are a “good Christian”. He wants you because you are His; He wants access to your heart!

Going through the motions doesn’t please you,
    a flawless performance is nothing to you.
I learned God-worship
    when my pride was shattered.
Heart-shattered lives ready for love
    don’t for a moment escape God’s notice. Ps 51:16-17 MSG

Starting from a place of praise will cause your heart to overflow, it will cause your outlook to change and your perspective to skew towards His. It will empower you!

Enter into the secret place, lift high your hands in praise, sing psalms of worship and adoration! Start a gratitude journal, create a worship playlist, dance, kneel, draw, paint, create a special space to sit alone with the Creator of the universe – the One who created you and calls you by name. Bask in the presence of the One who knows you intimately and wholly (Psalm 139)!

You can pass through his open gates with the password of praise. Come right into his presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to him and affectionately bless his beautiful name! Ps 100:4 TPT

Will you join me in 21 days of gratitude? I think it could be the beginning of a fresh outlook. Let us know in the comments below!

(Suni Piper is a writer and passionate intercessor for the nation and for the Church. She is determined and surrendered to be a voice of truth and encouragement to the Body of believers. Follow Suni at her website ASurrenderedLife.com.)

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Nancy Kleinemeier
November 27, 2021

It is a blessing to join the 21 days of gratitude.

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Debbie Bluhm
November 26, 2021

I would love to join in 21 days of gratitude‼️ Thank you for the invitation!
Debbie Bluhm

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Marlene schwichtenberg
November 25, 2021

I would like to join.

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Linda Storm
November 25, 2021

I would be interested to join.

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Angela Nicholas
November 25, 2021

Amen 🙏

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Zuleica Barker
November 25, 2021

Thank you Suni, you are an inspiration to the body of Christ. I will join!!
God bless you IFA family!
Happy thanksgiving!!

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HENRY TUCHEZ
November 25, 2021

Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated in the USA. Remembering that the pilgrims, 400 years ago celebrated this dinner giving thanks for the Provision in times of scarcity.

Today we pray giving thanks for the prophetic word given to this great Nation, that the God in whom its first inhabitants trusted will not be ashamed nor will the evil one reign forever.

We pray prophetically Isaiah 45: 1-3

“Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and ungird the loins of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed: “I will go before you and level the mountains, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut asunder the bars of iron, I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭45:1-3‬ ‭

The 1st Ver. declares the call of “CIRO” (USA) AND ITS LEADERSHIP IN THE NATIONS, AND THE DOORS HAS BEEN IN ITS FAVOR, especially the door that was opened in 1948 and 2018 with ISRAEL, the door of the State and the door of David in JERUSALEM.

The 2nd Ver. Declares what the Lord will do before your eyes. That we declare todat for you USA

– EL SHADDAI, WILL STRAIGHTEN THE TWISTED PLACES
– EL SHADDAI, WILL CRACK BRONZE DOORS
– THE SHADDAI, WILL MAKE PIECES THE IRON LATCHES

USA, CIRO:
THE SHADDAI GIVES YOU THE HIDDEN TREASURES, THERE WILL BE KNOWLEDGE AND REVELATION IN SCIENCE LIKE IT HAD NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE, THIS IS ACCELERATING, IT WILL COME TO LIGHT SOON. This is because of Israel whom you have loved so much.
AMÉN 🙏🏼

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Elizabeth Kachidurian
November 25, 2021

yes, I will join

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Loisel Barrios
November 25, 2021

Yes…will join you in Thangsgiving to our Father for all he has done and will do but most of all for the giving of HIS Holy Son Yeshua/Jesus and the redemption we received.

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Rob in Mexico
November 25, 2021

Thank You for hearing us, Heavenly Father. In Jesus we have access to You and in Jesus we praise You. Thank You for being our God and redeeming us by the blood of our Savior, Your Holy Son, Jesus. Holy Spirit, please fill our hearts with a new song of praise this morning. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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Olga Orta
November 25, 2021

Yes I’m in. Lord thank you for breathing breath into me each day, so that I can glorify your Name above all Name’s!

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Katrina
November 25, 2021

Yes! I am in. Thank you, God, for the United States of America and for exposing all the wicked deeds of the devil’s designs so that we can renew our faith in You.
You are the King in who I choose to serve – You, the Alpha and the Omega. the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty. Amen

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Kathleen Dumais
November 25, 2021

Yes, I will!

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Susan CC
November 25, 2021
Tara Williams
November 25, 2021

Thankful for IFA.

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Allena Jordan
November 25, 2021

If we begin this as a group, we need a specific time-frame so that we are all on the same page at the same time. This is powerful. Thank you.

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Chuck Griffin
November 25, 2021

I look forward to this journey. This is an awesome article, Thank you.

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Leslie Everhart
November 25, 2021

I would love to join your 21 days of gratitude 🙏

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Allena Jordan
November 25, 2021

This encouragement from Suni is wonderful and a big encouragement to me. I will join in 21 days of thanksgiving.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOs22pi-TXI. – Come Into His Presence with Thanksgiving in my Heart and Give Him Praise.

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Lori Oldenburg
November 25, 2021

Yes I will join you in this journey of gratitude.

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Bob Huseby
November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving and praise prepares our heart for worship. As we thank God for all things, who he is, our very breath and we praise him through our individual means it creates in our heart th ability to worship . Thanksgiving and praise require a specific period of time, worship should also be ongoing. It is more than a bowed head or dancing spirit . It is a constant love from our heart wherever and whenever we may be through th day..
This is a great reminder of how we should , in unison. Thank, Praise and Worship our wonderful creator.

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Lisa Patrick
November 25, 2021

I’m in! Prayer is the key! When I pray that can get something done, but a prayer which a whole group is praying? Can you imagine how much more powerful that is!

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Anne Crosby
November 25, 2021

LORD God, I will give thanks to You because of Your righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High. (Psalm 17:7). Amen.

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Lynette Carter
November 25, 2021

What must be done to be a part of this?

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