March Prayer Time

by Lindy Swanson

Prayer Team Coordinator

Heavenly Father,

We praise You for Your faithfulness, goodness, and unfailing love! Thank You for Your perfect love that casts out fear. We invite You to flood our hearts with an overabundant awareness of Your love to dispel all our fears.

Thank You, Jesus, that You and Your Word are our armor (see Ephesians 6:11–18). You are our salvation, righteousness, peace, and truth. You are the Way, the Truth, the Life (see John 14:6). We understand, also, and acknowledge that Yours is the only name given under heaven by which we must be saved (see Acts 4:12).

Sanctify us by Your truth. Your Word is truth. We invite Your presence as a searchlight into our hearts to reveal any way in which we have been deceived and believed lies. We repent for agreeing with any lies. Reveal the truth to replace those lies and exponentially expand Your kingdom in our lives individually and corporately. Thank You for the privilege of proclaiming Your truth and excellence through all the ways You have gifted us.

May Your presence within us and the love between us season our relationships with salt so this world becomes thirsty for You. Living Water, we love and long for You even “as the deer pants for the water” (Psalm 42:1 nasb). River of Life, flow through us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.



Mason Brown, of Forest Grove, wrote the May 21 devotional in the March–May edition of The Secret Place.

Camille Eide, of Sandy, and author of The Memoir of Johnny Devine, Like a Love Song, and Like There’s No Tomorrow, will be the featured author at Courtyard Fountains’ “Power of the Pen” event. Date is Wednesday, April 5 at 2:00 p.m. Address is 1545 SE 223rd Ave, Gresham.

Heidi Gaul, of Albany, wrote the March 2nd devotional in The Upper Room.

Lynn Hare, of Portland, is launching her first book, The Quest for Self-Forgiveness, this month. She is excited to complete the five-year journey of writing and self-publishing the book. She prays that God will use it to bring people freedom from the past and step into their futures with the confidence of the Ultimate Possibilitarian.

Jennifer Anne F. Messing, of Portland, was interviewed as a featured guest author in the February 2017 issue of an online magazine for aspiring and published authors called Almost an Author. She recently had two poetry reading and book-signing events in the Portland area on January 21st and February 10th and was very excited (a true publishing first for her!) that, in just one day, she signed and sold 14 copies of her award-winning books, Everlasting Love and Morning’s Promise at a holiday event in Hillsboro in December. Keep up with her latest at

Audrey Sauble, of Portland, just released her first book, Who Laid the Egg? It is a children’s picture book and is available on Amazon in ebook, paperback, and hardcover formats, as well as in a Spanish edition, ¿Quién Puso el Huevo?

The following members had articles in the February issue of The Christian Journal: Eleanor Cowles, of Independence, Jon Drury, of Vancouver, Washington, Lynn Hare, of Portland, Annika Klanderud, of Dundee, Maxine Marsolini, of Happy Valley, and Jan Sheerin, of Bend.