Devotions and Prayers

Carole Crossley, the author of a daily devotional book entitled ‘Are You Listening’, was invited to a local cafe to speak about her life.

Carole shared how she came to write the devotional and what aspirations she had for the book.  She has also kindly agreed for us to use extracts from her book on a regular basis.  If you would like to order a copy of Carole’s book, go to ‘Are you Listening’ (2019 Jesus Joy Publishing used by permission).

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I am always aware when you need Me and it pleases Me when you call on My name. I want to you to grow in stature, to always have confidence in Me. Be bold: I have given you the gifts and necessary tools to handle things. Go in My strength with the certain knowlege that I am with you. Your actions during some dire circumstnces will endore My presence in your life to others – those who don’t yet know Me.

Always be aware of your behaviour: you are My representative and they will judge Me by your actions. I have blessed you with great responsibility in My Kingdom. Include Me and I will be effective in your weakness. Increase the trust you have in Me, even when I am silent.

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends its roots out by a stream. It does not fear when heat comes; it is always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”


Be in no doubt that I chose you, just as I chose Jacob over Esau. I have made My home in you; your body is a temple and you are obligated to take care of it. You are afforded a privilege by My presence; take every opportunity to honour Me. Now that My spirit lives in you, your values will be different. Each of My children are equally special to Me and I do not have favourites among you.

Each of you meets Me on a different level which is dependent on your journey and the frequency of your stops. Let us enjoy our time together. In your desire to know Me better, I will reveal different aspects of My character. The one I want you to be most familiar with is My love for you and for all living creatures. Take care of My world – it is very previous to Me.

Ephesians 2: 4-5

“But God being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ. By grace you have been saved.”



1.Compassion is the wish to see others free from something.

2.Dear God – I’ll never be able to thank you enough for always being very special to me. You are awesome God.



If you have a prayer request, Carol and I, in faith and confidence, will pray for your situation.

Please include your prayer request in the comments box below.

2 thoughts on “Devotions and Prayers

    • Hello Alison

      At the moment I can see only a few introductory words of your message. Could you please re-send so I can reply. Thank you. Carol


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