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Teresa Cocke

"What are you going to do today, Lord?" is the early morning question of expectation Teresa wakes with daily. With three children, a husband, mother-in-law and lots of farm animals to tend, Teresa has plenty to keep her busy. However, her deep passion for the Bible and for knowing the Lord better is her primary motivation. She is an author, speaker, assistant teaching director of her Community Bible Study class, and the Spiritual Life Chairperson in her small Tennessee church. She loves to encourage others to start each day with a spirit of expectation.


Prayer for Jake

By Teresa Cocke

And this is my prayer that you may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ. Philippians 1:9-10

In approximately 4 days, 2 hours and 24 minutes my last born and only son will step out into the big world…the big world of Kindergarten! If I sound a bit dramatic –so be it. I am unapologetically a bit tender-hearted about this occasion. I have walked this path twice before and I know how fleeting this moment will be. I want to capture this moment and tarry a bit. I want to linger and savor this time. I have fast-forwarded through too many other similar moments. And so I settle at the feet of my Savior and gather this blue-eyed blonde man-child in my arms, pull him close and bring him before the Lord Most High….


Almighty Father,

I pray that Jake will be strong when he needs to be
And gentle when he doesn’t have to be.

I pray he will hide Your word in his heart
And be careful who he lets in his heart.

I pray he will obey his teachers cheerfully
And obey Your word always.

That he will remember to open doors for girls
And remember that You will never leave him or forsake him

I pray that he will be passionate about gaining wisdom
And passionately in love with You.

I pray he’ll share toys, games, jokes AND the Gospel with others.

I pray that he’ll not fear the bullies of life,
But walk in fear and reverence of You.

I ask that You protect him from physical harm and the evil one and
From thinking too highly of himself.

I pray he’ll know the power of saying “I’m sorry” and “I love you”
And that he’ll experience the power of the name of Jesus.

And may he walk in the power of the Holy Spirit all of his days!
In Jesus precious name, Amen



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