Note From the Founder…
Dear Citizen Sentinels Network newsletter readers,
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers who are readers! To all who are people of faith who celebrate life and respect the value of life, Mother’s Day should be a precious holiday in which people can honor their mothers for giving them life and nurturing them as they matured.
The Citizen Sentinels Network has maintained a project, originally deemed the David Project since 2018. Especially, for those readers of faith, the Messages of Light originated as a genuine inspiration from Heavenly Father. It was initiated to bring Light into the dark in this time. At this time in which we celebrate Mother’s Day, it is appropriate to remember that mothers give the gift of life, and good mothers can impart God’s gift of appreciation and the valuation of life.
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“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
Deuteronomy 6: 5-7
Today is the day when the Mother’s Day holiday is celebrated throughout the world — not just in the United States. Yet, in light of the COVID=19 Pandemic, this year has transformed into one most unusual period of time. In 2020, to honor one’s mother is also to more genuinely honor the ones who bring forth new life into the world and who extend the human lineage into the future. In 2019 on Mother’s Day, the world had little clue that humanity would be in such a predicament in one year. But, as one of my 8th-grade students recently wrote: “Although this pandemic has brought us pain, it has also taught us new things and has brought us closer to the people we love.”
It would be good for all the people all over the world to look more carefully and respectfully upon one another — especially the people in their circles of love. On this Mother’s Day, it would also be good for all the people in the world for this moment to turn away from a focus upon the loss of life, to look more carefully and respectfully upon those who have shown a deeper value and respect toward life. Usually, those who have suffered in bringing new life into the world are the ones we call good mothers. We need to revive the value of motherhood during this challenging period of time because the coronavirus is a mild threat compared to a much larger and more insidious threat to the future of humanity.
The devaluation of mothers and motherhood exists on a massive scale every single day within the “civilized world.” There exists an effort promoted and propagated by people who diminish the value of life via culture change promoting an illusion that ending precious life in a mother’s womb is acceptable and fashionable. It is most appropriate in such light that on one single day within a year, Mother’s Day could prevail, and all the people in the world could turn away from such evil to demonstrate more respect toward those who have shown a deeper value and respect toward life because they chose to bring a new life into the world.
The founder of Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis, intended Mother’s Day to be the opportunity for the children to offer genuine respect and love towards their moms. It is good for all Americans to remember the purpose she had in establishing such a day:
To revive the dormant filial love and gratitude we owe to those who gave us birth. To be a home-tie for the absent. To obliterate family estrangement… To make us better children by getting us closer to the hearts of our good mothers… To brighten the lives of good mothers. To have them know we appreciate them, though we do not show it as often as we ought… Mother’s Day is to remind us of our duty before it is too late. This day is intended that we may make new resolutions for a more active thought to our dear mothers. By words, gifts, acts of affection, and in every way possible, give her pleasure, and make her heart glad every day, and constantly keep in memory Mother’s Day…
These words are being freely offered and are being sent to you as part of the “David Project.” Please receive this message as a gift from those who care. They are only words that are being offered, freely, but some contain a deep message of faith, or a deeper expression of heart that readers can hopefully receive into their hearts. As it was written: “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18 – KJV
May we humble ourselves, seek His face in prayer, sincerely repent, and turn from wicked ways – even if that may mean turning from our humanistic and secularistic views of women — especially those who have brought and nurtured life into this world — especially the preciousness and value of life itself.
Prayer of Repentance on Mistreatment of Women
Father, the Almighty God of gods, Yahovah, King of the Universe, you are the King of Kings, the High Priest of all Priests, the Ruler of all Rulers. You are our deliverer, for you provided the perfect blood atonement in your Son’s sacrifice, so that we would be free from the penalty of sin. And you implanted your Holy Spirit within us so that we can walk in your Spirit to have power over sin, over the flesh nature. You have given us your Word to teach us the way to walk by your Spirit to be overcomers.
And so we come in repentance this day for not moving in paths of Life. We repent especially for the mistreatment of women. We repent for not honoring our mothers, in direct disobedience to your 5th commandment. We pray that we bear fruit that displays that we truly have repented, not just in a religious way, but in a way that reflects a real change. May you guide us in special ways to honor our mothers, not just tomorrow, but daily, and not just our mothers, but all mothers. For you created Adam because your goal was the woman, so that your life could come forth through the woman.
May we show special love & encouragement to the widows, to the single moms, to those who have not married, and to those who lost children, and those who never brought forth a child.
We repent for mocking our mothers, our sisters, our daughters and our wives. We repent for not seeing every conflict as an opportunity to display our love for you in the Spirit by how we respond here in the earth. May we love with your depth of love. May we forgive as you forgive us. May we provide hope & promise & light as you do to us.
But the special burden that you’ve placed in my heart is repentance for how we have treated our wives. May we know that whatever our wives speak to us is important, for they are our covenant partners. Together we are an expression of Your life with Your Bride. May we say with love to our wives, “If it is important to you, then it is important to me, for you are my covenant partner.” We repent of speaking to our covenant partners harshly, in anger, in impatience, in contempt, belittling, in revenge, in ridicule, in ultimatums, undermining the very security and love that they look to us for. We repent of the cruelty of silence, the devastation of deserting them when they need us the most to fight by their side. We repent for the abandoning of our wives for our friends, sports, hunting, vehicles, the internet, and ministry; for our first & highest ministry is to You and to display that through Your ministry through us to our wives & families. May we be willing to lose our lives for your sake, that we find the true life.
We repent for not respecting the high anointing that our wives have to bring forth life from the womb. We repent for pressuring them to abort that life. We repent for taking women for our pleasure, but with lack of commitment, for not providing covering, for no demonstration of appreciation, for no action of sacrificial love. We repent for not taking responsibility, for not taking accountability for our thoughts and actions. We repent for taking advantage of any vulnerability when it is present in a woman rather than laying down our lives to encourage them in your ways of Life. We repent for a lack of faithfulness. And a faithful man, who can find? (Proverbs 20:6). It is the man who is found in Jesus, Yahshua, our Messiah. And in Revelation 17:14 the Lamb defeats all of our enemies, and we are in His army as the called & chosen & the faithful.
We repent of not guarding our thought lives, of not taking every thought captive to you, Father. We repent for flirting with unfaithfulness, for participation in pornagraphy, for tolerating unclean thoughts toward any woman, rather than showing respect, love, and treating them as sisters in You. We repent for not having eyes to see and hearts to understand; for not seeing our wives through your eyes. We repent for not seeing that they are somebody’s little girl, whose father desperately cried to You our Abba Father for years that you would send a man to cherish and value them for the special gift that she is, to help her to be all that you’ve called her to be. We repent for not being aware that she is the King’s daughter. We repent for not having the fear of God for how we speak to women, but especially how we speak to our wives. We repent for saying right things but in a wrong spirit. May we always be found in your Life, Yahshua, and may it be your Life that flows from within us to minister a fountain of refreshment to them. We repent for looking to our wives for love & peace & ministry instead of to You, and then pouring the overflow into their lives. Our cups are too small to pour out the love that our wives should have, but the overflow from you is a fountain of an endless life. We repent for spending more quality time with our dogs than with our wives.
We repent for not fostering a team spirit with our wives, of not focusing on the fine, good things, the strengths and avenues of gifts & calling that each of us have as we take on the challenges of life together as one, and not against each other. May you grant us wisdom & favor to yoke more deeply with You and with each other. May we submit to each other as you tell us to in Ephesians 5:21. There is no male or female in You. We are one. May we never trade the truth for the lie. May we always thank you and praise You for the wife that you have given to us.
We repent for not taking an action against the forces of darkness. We repent for claiming to walk in faith, but without works; for not shutting down portals of darkness that seek to rob, kill & destroy in our homes. We declare & decree that by grace through faith we will judge swiftly against all that comes to weaken & ruin our marriage covenant relationships. By your Spirit we will dwell in the fine, good, things. We will submit to one another to be yoked to plant seeds of righteousness. And by your word, blood, & spirit, we will be overcomers, that we not be robbed of the fullness of your Life here in the land of the living. May we be sensitive to discern, to walk in humbleness, and to stay in close communion with You, our source.
Our request is to the Courts of Heaven for a removal of the veils of darkness that funnel women through deception into despair, into prostitution, into sex trafficking, into abortion. For this is the time of restoration and your truth is flowing now, to expose corruption, and to bring it to justice. We repent for not taking a stand against the flood of lies, for letting Roe vs. Wade pass. We repent for taking bribes to be silent through supporting 501c3s. We repent for how our silence and lack of repentance has led to destruction in our marriages, homes, communities, and nation.
We thank you Father that this is the time when you are waking up your Bride. May we wake up to press on into You, along with all of the women whose lives you touch through us. We pray this from the Yahshua within. Amen!
Note: Most of this prayer was prayed on a Strike Force of Prayer phone prayer meeting 5-11-19. (For more on who they are, visit their website at www.strikeforceofprayer.com.)
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