Good morning, today I want to talk about ‘how can I activate the powerhouse of God, within me?’ So what do I mean? Well, how can I cooperate with the Holy Spirit and become a Samson or even an Elijah? I know wishful thinking. The truth is I have been focusing on my problem and not on God’s Word.

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Samson today would be the guy going to the gym, eating healthily every day and part of his day meditating on God’s Word.
Judges 15: 14 – 16 “When he came to Lehi, the Philistines came to meet him shouting. The Spirit of the LORD came powerfully on him, and the ropes that were on his arms and wrists became like burnt flax and fell off. He found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, reached out his hand took it and killed a thousand men with it. Then Samson said: with the jawbone of a donkey I have piled them in heaps. With the jawbone of a donkey I have killed a thousand men.”
Samson was an ordinary guy the extraordinary was the powerhouse of God within him. The Holy Spirit came powerfully on him. Without the Holy Spirit, Samson cannot do the things he did.
Elijah was an ordinary guy too. He was afraid of the threats of a woman and he run away to hide from her. Hiding in the wilderness Elijah asked God to kill him so he didn’t have to face her. But Elijah became powerful once the Holy Spirit came upon him. I love the piece where Elijah calls fire from heaven killing 450 Baal prophets and outran the king’s chariot. And he did it all in one day see: 1 Kings 18 and 19.
I want the Holy Spirit to also move in me. I do believe that the Holy Spirit is a gentleman and he doesn’t act on impulse. He assesses the situation with wisdom and understanding to the extent I do not even think I can imagine.
My questions: Why have you not worked in my life Holy Spirit? What do I need to do to have You act with me? I know You are living here right inside of me. What must I do to activate You? I am learning to speak God’s Word each day. Do I need to repent of my sins? Would You please show me so that I can repent and be acceptable to you?
LORD thank you for your Word. Today I am opening a door so that the Holy Spirit may come in and help me. I am learning the Word and I want to develop an awareness of the Holy Spirit within me. Today I speak the Word and ask that the Holy Spirit be my powerhouse and activate the Word on my behalf. ‘I serve the LORD, my GOD, and he blesses my bread and my water and he takes sickness away from my midst. (Exodus 23: 25) LORD, I have received the Holy Spirit; so I have received power!’ Acts 1: 8. In the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen


Blessing for Grandchildren


18 December 2022

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LORD, today I want to pray for the salvation of Gizel, Anabelle, Briana, Cuba and Devan. LORD, I want to ask you to guide them as they make choices that have eternal consequences. LORD, let them claim the Lord Jesus Christ as their saviour. Help them walk with you during their lives. Let them come to love and know you more. May they develop a relationship with you, and please straighten the path ahead of them. Let there be moments in their lives that they can pinpoint and say: “the Lord help me here.” In the name of Jesus Christ Amen

Respect for Authority

December 17, 2022

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Respect for Authority

Good morning, today I want to dedicate my grandchildren to God’s hand. Lord, today I want to pray that Gizel, Anabelle, Briana, Cuba and Devan have respect for authority. Lord instill a high regard for our government and law enforcers. May they also enjoy a great relationship with their parents, teachers and coaches? When they start work, may they have a good relationship with their bosses and managers? In Jesus’s name, amen.

Grandchildren prayer – Friends

16 December 2022

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Good morning, let’s pray for our grandchildren. Today I want to pray for the friends they make. Loving heavenly Father, I want to pray for Gizel, Anabelle, Briana, Cuba and Devan. 

Lord, I pray for friends who will love and encourage my grandchildren. May they enjoy the good times and bring laughter to my grandchildren. And in any division Lord, I pray You will drive out the wedge of division and bring healing. Lord give them wisdom, understanding and discernment. If there are cliques make them aware of it and keep them from dangerous or foolish behaviour. So they may avoid any harm to themselves or their friends. Fill each child’s life today with close and caring relationships. In Jesus Christ’s name amen.

The Perfect Marriage Partner

Good morning, today I want to think about my children and also my family’s children. Finding the perfect marriage partner is key to a happy and healthy marriage. I know from experience life is hard at times and when there is no trust the marriage fails.

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I have been thinking about this for some time, it’s important to pray for our adult children. Let them find the perfect marriage partner. I know my youngest son has a specific wife in mind. He has placed the bar high, and the woman he wants to marry needs to fit into this category. My nephew asked me to pray for a good, loving wife. He wants someone who will appreciate and love him for who he is. I declare and pray for love, understanding, peace and kindness in my niece’s marriage. The necessary trust, devotion and understanding for each other.

Then my two stepchildren need to find marriage partners. I know my stepson wants someone who will understand and love him. My stepdaughter, if she wants to marry let it be, if she wants to remain single then give her peace of mind.

I pray for love, understanding, respect and trust for my eldest son’s relationship. They got engaged and are planning on getting married. I wish them all prosperity and plenty in their future. All the happiness and good things life has to offer. Blessings to their beautiful young children. Safety and protection each day.

I pray for my daughter’s marriage, let them be safe and happy, and enjoy the trust and respect for each other. Blessings to them and their two beautiful daughters. Let there be love, understanding, respect and trust for each other.

I don’t know if I missed anything specific, my brother’s children are both in relationships too. I pray for their relationships as well as their grandchildren. That they too may enjoy, peace of mind, love each other, respect each other and trust each other. But the key to all these relationships is Jesus Christ. I pray Jesus over every one of them.


Heavenly Father, today I dedicate my children, my grandchildren and my stepchildren. My sister’s children and my brother’s children and grandchildren. Lord, unless you plan that they remain single, You will send them a perfect marriage partner.

Lord, send each unmarried young adult their perfect marriage partner. Give them the understanding and wisdom to know they are the right person for each of them.

Lord, guide these young people in being submissive enough to hear Your voice when it comes time to get married. Lord, let them trust You with their decision and lean not on their understanding. Lord, let them acknowledge you in all their ways and listen to Your direction.

Prepare their perfect marriage partners in advance for each person. Lord, let them be aware of You and let them trust in You when deciding to get married. Lord, help them to understand they need Your blessing in their marriage to make it work.

Let the person they choose be a devoted servant of You, someone who loves You and lives Your way.

Lord, I pray that there be no divorce in their future. I pray for the deliverance of divorce. Lord, also let there be no mental illness or emotional or physical abuse for any of these young adults.

Let each one enjoy a life filled with close friendships with their partners. May they enjoy loyalty, and compassion, be considerate and sensitive, respectful, affectionate, forgiving, and supportive. Let them be caring and loving towards each other all the days of their lives. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen


December 15, 2022

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Good morning, today I want to pray for Gizel, Anabelle and Briana my beautiful granddaughters. Lord may each granddaughter of mine stand firm for what is right, give them the courage they need to face today. Help them guard the truth and see justice in every aspect of life. Lord please gives them the ability to stand in grace. Let them revere Your name and be proud to proclaim You are Lord of lords and King of kings. In Jesus’s name, we pray, Amen

Granddaughters prayer – emotional health

by Yvette van Niekerk

December 14, 2022

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Good morning, I want to pray for my granddaughters Gizel, Anabelle and Briana. Emotional development is so important in life. Father God, You know each girl, and I know You are the Creator of our bodies and mind.

Lord create in Gizel, Anabelle and Briana the ability to deal with emotions. Strengthen them today if they feel confused, give them clarity of mind help them focus. We all face dark times, and should this arise at any time in their lives I pray give them hope for the future.

Lord, let Your Holy Spirit fill them today, as a ray of sunlight shine over them and keep them safe. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

Who am I to be today?

Good morning, the question that is laying heavily on my heart today is “Who am I to be today?” When I was going to bed last night I was contemplating revenge. I am so angry about a situation in my life right now. I thought okay, let’s me see “don’t get mad, get even.” This morning I woke up, sat down and started my prayers.

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I started off praying for my granddaughters asking God to give them courage and let them seek mercy. I was also thinking let the Lord teach them grace and peace in their lives.
How can I be so angry and keep revenge in my heart?

Of course, I will let it go. Thinking about my thoughts, of taking revenge I realized this is going to turn me into an old hag.

So that brings me to ‘who am I to be today?’ Right now I know that I am supposed to be a gracious forgiving person. I know that I am to let go, and let God. So I have decided to trust in God.
Lord, my prayer is simple and I want to pray that You O God, will vindicate me. Please will you plead my cause against the person? I am asking You Lord to rescue me. I declare Lord God You are my stronghold. Please do not reject me. Please let me be free from this oppression I am facing today. Lord send forth your light and your truth. Lord guide me and let me bring joy to You. Bring me into your Holy Mountain to the place where You dwell.

I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you, O God, my God. Because my soul is downcast and disturbed within me, I will put my hope in You Lord, God. I will praise You and love you as You are my Savior and my God.
Who am I to be today? I am Forgiving and merciful, trusting in God who is Sovereign.
Who will you be today?

Granddaughters Daily prayer – protection

by Yvette van Niekerk

December 13, 2022

Good morning, I want to pray for my granddaughters Gizel, Anabelle and Briana. Father God, I want to pray for my granddaughters. You know the world is pressing in and tempting each child, in so many ways. Lord, I want to pray to ask for help for each girl to set boundaries, for their protection. Lord, I am asking that You give each girl a sound judgment to choose wisely.

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Lord, guard Gizel, Anabelle and Briana against temptation; and please protect them from physical and mental predators.

Lord, lead my granddaughter Gizel, Anabelle and Briana into paths of righteousness and light. Lord reassures me with Your promises that You are holding each girl in Your hands today.

In Jesus Christ’s name, I pray. Amen


“Yvette, you will meditate on it [the Word] day and night.”

by Yvette van Niekerk

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Good morning,

Today I want to speak to you about meditation. It’s something that has been weighing heavy on my heart these past few months. What is meditation? Meditation is when you read something – the Word of God. Then you start to take it into your heart in a very personal way. Now after taking it into your heart, apply it to your daily life.

Apply God’s Word in my life, I am reading the Word and when it comes to the scripture about blessing and prosperity. I say “Amen, Hallelujah! I take that Word from God. He says that He will meet all my needs, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Read Philippians 4 verse 19. I am expecting Him to do that in my life.

For a long time, I have been reading God’s Word, the Bible like any other book. But the last couple of days I have thought about it and decided to see what I can learn. I also am thinking it’s Words from God, speaking to me each day. What is God saying to me? I am starting to realise that God is speaking to me. When someone speaks to me I look at them, listen to what they are saying and respond to whatever is being said.

Going forward I am reading the Word of God, [The Bible] to hear what the Lord is saying to me. I am trying to digest the Word and apply it in my own life. When it comes to God’s Word I want to take it so that it moves from my head to my heart. I want to become a new creation, revived in the Word, I want God’s Word to wash my soul clean.

In Joshua 1 verse 8 I see “I meditate on God’s Word day and night. I observe to do it and I have success!”

Prayer from Psalm 119: 73 – 80 Yodh

Good morning Father God, according to Psalms 119 verses 73 to 80 I want to pray the Word and ask that Your Holy Spirit will work in my life today. “Lord Your hands made me and formed me; please give me the understanding to learn your commands. Lord May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I [Yvette] have put my hope in your word. I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness, you have afflicted me. May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. Please Lord, let your compassion come to me [Yvette] that I may live, for your law is my delight. May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause, but I [Yvette] will meditate on your precepts. May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes. May my [Yvette] heart be blameless towards your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.” Thank You, Father God, I pray this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ my saviour. Amen