1. What an eye-opening, thought provoking message here. Thank you! I never looked at prayer quite this way. Need to keep my doors shut and pray over them!

  2. I just reapplied oil to my doors having read about cleansing your house of strife, of course I want it to stay peaceful. Sometimes others will drag in their junk.

    1. Yes, love this. It is so valuable. Sometimes we don’t even recognize we’ve left a door open or unguarded until an uninvited guest walks in.

  3. Love this blog series and love the idea of praying over those unguarded doorways in our lives. Thanks for sharing this, dear Rachel!

  4. Thanks for linking this post with the #RaRaLinkup May His joy be your strength as you rest in His Sufficiency and care for you.

    1. Thank you Katie, more and more I have been thinking about the sufficiency of Christ. We are truly so unable to accomplish anything on our own.

  5. My biggest doorway has always been fear. It can paralyze me if I’m not careful.
    I am sorry about the chickens, but your story made me laugh. 🙂

  6. Thank you for this powerful post. “It is time to decide who your spiritual house belongs to. Then kick the chaos out.” It only takes a slight crack. I so appreciate this reminder today. Blessings!

  7. Wow!!! This was great!!! Thank you so much. And I too was laughing hysterically at your chicken story. But how true that is, at just a tiny crack the door swings wide open! Sometimes I don’t realize the door blew open because it’s so suttle, right? The fear, worry, insecurity or anger. This was perfect for me today as my husband and I prepare to move to a new town for his first full time pastoral position. We are supper excited. We have had doors that have tried to swing open BUT GOD (don’t you just love that) has been protecting us as He says He would. If everyone that reads this could pray for us we would appreciate that so much.
    Thank you thank you for you writing it was very encouraging and reminds me to be on guard! Blessings to you sister❤️

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      Susan, thank you for your comment on Meadow’s story. I have been praying for you and your husband as you move to a new town and new job – praying for God’s protection.

  8. Thank you for allowing the Lord to pour through you in this blog this has Blessed my soul, I have been entrusted by Christ to keep my family and I have to tighten up in this area be real, open, and honest….Be Bold in prayer!!!!!

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      Shana, you have been entrusted by Christ and he will give you the strength you need to shine for Him. Keep praying, friend.

  9. This is possibly a dumb question, but how exactly do you do this? What do you say? Every door? Just once? More often, how often? I’m learning, thank you!

  10. This is great and worded so well! I pray over my doors and home regularly! It is so true how life can distract us and we forget fhat the enemy is around every corner. We have to remember the importance of praying over our homes and families! Thank you for this post and God Bless you and your family!

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      So encouraging to read that you regularly pray for your home and family, Liz. There is a lot of power in prayer and I think we don’t often know what are prayers have protected us from. God is powerful.

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