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The Prays Of A Praying Woman?

The Prays Of A Praying Woman?
Author: Pat Aman
2002REVJanuary 26, 2023

1 Thessalonians 5:17 “PRAY CONTINUALLY”

I was blessed with one of these women who prayed, as my Mama. I’m not talking about simple prayers at the end of the day and before meals; I’m talking straight forward to the point prayers.

My mama was a warrior armed with the Sword of the Word, a passionate heart, and a determined spirit.

There were two worn spots in the floor on the side of her bed, left there by her knees from years of kneeling before her Father God even when it hard for her. Her Bible had tear stains, where she cried out of her children, family and friends.

I cherish the memory of hearing her pray in her last days each night over a monitor we had in her bedroom. Praying till her last breath for her children.

Yes, we had a monitor in her bedroom so if she needed us after we helped her in bed we would hear her calling us. We were there at her beckon call, just as she did for us while children under her love and care.

She was truly a woman who prayed and she charged me to become one. Here is what I learned sitting at her knee…

Prayer was a part of her identity, not just a part of her routine.That dedication is what called her out of bed with the earliest rays of the sun to pray for her family and had her praying for anyone Father God bought before her, in her heart and mind. She prayed immediately in her kitchen, garden and wherever she was called to pray.

Mama knew prayer was powerful, not because of the one praying or the words of the prayer itself…it is powerful because Father God who heard her prayers was all powerful and He answers powerfully. The power of a praying woman isn’t in her own strength, but the result of her relationship with the Lord God Almighty.

Just as women in the Bible like Hannah, The priest Eli saw Hannah praying intensely but silently and, thinking she was drunk, rebuked her. Once Hannah explained that she was praying, the priest blessed her and asked God to grant her request. She returned home and was able to conceive. Hannah bore a son and named him “Samuel,” which means “I have asked for him from the LORD” 1 Samuel 2:20.

And let’s look at The Parable of the Persistent Widow
Luke 18: 1-8 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought ralways to pray and not slose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who tneither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’ And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them aspeedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

I learned from my Mama prayer is literally talking to the Father God with freedom and confidence…it’s not something to be taken lightly.

The power of a praying woman isn’t in her own strength, but her relationship with her Father God.

Women who prays continually, with focus, dedication, and intimacy are women with strength because of God’s ability to work through them.

Thank you Mama, for teaching me to pray.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2023 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” “Coffee With A Little Spice Of Life” and Westbow Press a division of © Thomas Nelson and Library of Congress Control Number: 2018910976……….


What is Character?

What is Character?

Proverbs 22: 1 “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.”

God has made us to have external characteristic and internal characteristics. The external things are those part of us that everyone can see.

They are the outside part of us, how tall we are, what we look like, how good we are at music or sports or art, how well we do in our schoolwork and many other areas that others see about us. Most people place the most importance on these external things. They are very concerned about what they wear and if they have “name brand” clothing or not. They are concerned about the style and cut of their hair, about the style and cut of their hair. Many times even the brand of tennis shoes that they wear is of great importance.

It is not wrong to look sharp and wear stylish things. It is not wrong to do well in school. It is not wrong to want to do our best in football or basketball or make the cheerleading squad. These are good things to desire. But they are not the most important things about us. Part of growing up and becoming a mature man or woman is really knowing what is important and what is not important.

The really important part of you is the internal part called your character. The reason this is important is that sooner or later, what you are really like on the inside will show on the outside. If you are a liar and think you can get away with it, soon you will lie often; and you will be found out, and your character will show you for what you are. If you have much pride in some ability, soon others will notice your pride and will not want to acknowledge the ability God’s has given you.

They will not care how good you are at something, for they will not want to be around you. But if you work on your character, it will show through your life and make those external things even better.

For example, if you are a giving and caring person from your heart, others around will be happy for you when something good happens to you. If you are self-centered and only think of yourself, others will not be happy and glad for you when something good happens.

The reason that people sometimes do not have friends is because their inner character is not pretty or smart. What we are on the inside will sooner or later always show to others.

Just remind yourself of what is really important. Stop and think of ten bad attitudes, and then think of ten good attitudes. After you think about these attitudes it will be obvious which attitudes are of God and which are of the flesh. If we are to grown in our character and “Be conformed to the image of Jesus” by the Holy Spirit working in us, we must remember some very important things.

We must desire to be like Jesus and consciously choose to “walk in the spirit”.
We must recognize that from time to time we will “fall back” and choose to give in to the desires of the flesh. We must not be discouraged by this but use those times to determine that we have an even greater desire to be like Jesus.

When we do give in to the desires of the flesh, we must realize that we have sinned and confess our sin to God. He promises in I John 1: 9 that if we confess our sins to Him, He will “forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness”
After we have received forgiveness, we need to ask God to fill us with His Spirit and Guide us in the way we should go.
If we are conscious of these things, we can be sure that God will be at work making us more and more like Jesus. We will want of live a life that we will be filled with love for others, and with peace and joy in our hearts, longsuffering and patience when things do not go our way, gentleness and goodness in our attitudes toward others and faithfulness when God wants to use us to do something good. When we have these things, we will not have to suffer guilt, anger, rebellion and all those other attitudes and feelings that continually hurt us and others. We will be free to be all God wants us to be.

When we read the story of Noah, we read that the people in Noah’s time were living in the flesh and did not desire to seek after God. It was not long before God destroyed them all, for their hearts were sinful and wicked. Noah and his family were not perfect, but God say in Genesis 6:8 that “Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord”

Noah is a good example for all of us. God does not expect us to be perfect, but He does want us to learn to walk in the Spirit and to desire to become like Jesus. When this is our desire, He promises to bless us in many ways. One of God’s promises to Noah was that He would never again destroy the earth with a flood.

But God does tell us many times that if we continue to walk in the flesh which is sin, and have no desire to learn to walk like Jesus, there will be consequences in our lives that are not good. Just as your parents might give you consequences of punishment for misbehavior, so does God warn us of consequences of allowing ungodly character to be a part of our lives.

Think now about your character. What is there about your character do you need to change?

What are the good things about your character?

Read the verses below and they will help you answer the two questions above.
Proverbs 6:16-19
16 These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look, A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil,19 A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.

Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 12:A good man obtains favor from the LORD, But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.

Proverbs 15:29The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the LORD leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil.

Proverbs 28:13-14 13 He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. 14 Happy is the man who is always reverent, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

Blessings, Love and Prayers,
Pastor Pat

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2023 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” “Coffee With A Little Spice Of Life” and Westbow Press a division of © Thomas Nelson and Library of Congress Control Number: 2018910976……….
Pat Aman article was Published in Virtue Magazine 1998


Take Father God’s Hand

Take Father God’s Hand
Author: Pat AH Aman

(Isaiah 41:10) says, “Fear thou not; For I am with thee…. I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee…”

Give Me My Doll Back NOW!!!!!

I recall reading a story, about a little girl whose older brother, was teasing her and took her doll. She screamed give me my doll back. But to no avail, the older brother ran with her doll. She continue running after him and screaming, give me my doll. The all of a sudden her daddy drove up in the yard. She ran to her dad, took him by the hand and went to
where her brother was. Then holding her dad’s hand, she looked at her brother and said, ” GIVE ME MY DOLL!” Her brother thrust the doll into her hands instantly.

This story made me think, if we are facing something that requires more strength and courage and coping ability than we feel we have, take heart.

Even in the most turbulent storms of our lives, we can run to our Father God, take Him by the hand, and He will lift us up. He will give us the strength to face the most difficult times in our lives.

I know that there are times when satan tries to steal our joy, peace, contentment and love, but when these times come, just grab Father God by the hand and take Him with you to face satan. Then in the strength of your Father God, just tell satan he must give back to you in Jesus Name what he has tried to steal from you. Remember, our, Father God, is right beside us, holding our hand. So, satan has to let go of our life.

Again, remember, we just need to scream at satan and tell him to give us

“When satan comes knocking at your door, just ask Jesus to answer the door
for you.”

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2023 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” “Coffee With A Little Spice Of Life” and Westbow Press a division of © Thomas Nelson and Library of Congress Control Number: 2018910976……….


For Such A Time As This….

For Such a Time as This 

Author: Pat Aman

February 2009rev2023

It is often easy for us to read too much into a situation. It is equally

easy to miss God’s hand right in front of your face working in your, or

my, life.  Being at peace with God, not struggling or chaffing against the yoke He has made for you will help make you more aware of the still small voice of the Spirit speaking to you, or me. 

Esther 4:13-17, Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai,  “Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.” So Mordecai went away and did just as Esther had commanded him. 

Esther is Queen of the Empire.  She had been taken from the home of her Uncle Modecai as a young lady to the court of the King.  She had cried and lamented, and wondered why God had abandoned her. Slowly, God must have shown her that she was not alone.  She found favor with the man in charge of preparing the ladies to meet the King. He orchestrated things for her,

with God holding the strings to be sure. And then she finally met this

heathen King, and found him to be interesting, if not charming. She was

invited back, and ‘found favor with the King’. In other words, he fell in

love with her, and she with him. It was probably the last thing that she

expected. Then Haman’s wretched plan to destroy the nation of Israel was put into action, and Esther found herself paralyzed with confusion and fear. It was then that her Uncle once again came with a dose of reality to shake her from her inaction. We need friends like this, who are willing to get in our faces and rattle us when it needs to be done. Modecai saw the hand of God in the life of Esther when he uttered, “And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” God holds individuals and nations in His hands. He moves them carefully so that those who are watching can see His hand at work. 

Esther 5:1-3 Now it came about on the third day that Esther put on her

royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace in front of

the king’s rooms, and the king was sitting on his royal throne in the

throne room, opposite the entrance to the palace. And it happened when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight; and the king extended to Esther the golden scepter which was in his hand. So Esther came near and touched the top of the scepter.  Then the king said to her, “What is troubling you, Queen Esther? And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom it will be given to you.” 

It is not unthinkable that Esther had not seen the King for some time.

She may have even wondered if she had fallen out of favor with him. To

enter the Throne Room unbidden was to literally invite death. Esther had asked for prayer and fasting to prepare for the moment when the doors to the Throne Room opened and she walked through the door. She knelt as soon as she was clear of the doorway and waited for the response from the King. When the King extended the scepter, he had spared her life.  His response was very tender. He may have felt badly that he had not shown her enough

attention lately with all the duties of running the kingdom. He was

willing to grant her request up to half of his kingdom. This would have

literally made this woman his equal. To say that she had found favor with

the king would be to say that the Atlantic Ocean is a lot of water. 

The rest of the story is a set of twisting ironies that end up with Haman hung on the gallows he had built for Mordecai. Mordecai was remembered by the King who was trying to be bored to sleep by having the King’s Chronicles read to him. Esther’s nationality had remained unknown to both the King and Haman, until the telling moment when Haman was undone in his

own jealousy while expecting to be promoted in political power. But the

hand of God is seen over and over again as the exiled nation of Israel is

saved when there was no human recourse. I have seen in Biblical stories, my own life and even the news, how God allows all other resources to be exhausted, that then He quietly steps in to direct the course of a individual or a nation. In those times, only He can lay claim to the honor and glory of the moment. 

Are you struggling today? Caught in between a rock and a hard place? Stop, take a breath and look around.  Look for the hand of God leading you and orchestrating the events around you.  Who knows, but that you have been lead to right where you are, for such a time as this. 

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2023 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” “Coffee With A Little Spice Of Life”  and Westbow Press a division of © Thomas Nelson and Library of Congress Control Number: 2018910976……….