January 5, 2012

Prayers from Scripture

Hey there. Coming over from Proverbs 31 Ministries today? Welcome, we’re glad you’re here!

Seasons of silence rolled by. My soul, not uplifting or breathing or whispering. Too struggling to utter a hope.

Seasons of cheering galloped past. My heart, glittering and ranging and lilting. Too joyful to swallow silence.

And for every moment in between, I found a prayer was written in the ancient scrolls. For you. For me. Listen, search, find yours. Inhale its truths, exhale its praise. The same God who ordained these scriptures faithfully, is faithful to answer them still. Yes. Thankful for 2000 year old promises apply even today. See?

Mercy and healing: 2 Kings 20:2-3, Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, “Remember, O LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.”

Longing for a child: 1 Samuel 1:10-11, In bitterness of soul Hannah wept much and prayed to the LORD. And she made a vow, saying, “O LORD Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”

Waiting: Psalm 13, How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Look on me and answer, O LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death; my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,” and my foes will rejoice when I fall. But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.

Desperation: All of Psalm 61, Psalm 143

Provision: 1 Chronicles 4:10, Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.

2 Samuel 7:28-29, O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, O Sovereign LORD, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever.”

Fearful: 2 Chronicles 14:11, Then Asa called to the LORD his God and said, “LORD, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this vast army. O LORD, you are our God; do not let man prevail against you.”

Thanks: Revelation 7:11-12,  All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”

Psalm 7:17: I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

ForgivenessPsalm 51, Have mercy on me, O God,  according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

Acts 7:59-60, While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.

Luke 18:13, “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

Glorifying God: Habakkuk 3:1-19, LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known;  in wrath remember mercy.

Jude 1:24-25, To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Daniel 2:20-23 , Then Daniel praised the God of heaven and said:  “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you,  you have made known to us the dream of the king.”

Depression & anxiety: Psalm 94:19, Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.

For others: Ephesians 3:14-21, For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,  may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Numbers 6:24-26: The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.

Anytime, all the time: Matthew 6:9-13, “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,  your kingdom come, your will be done  on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts,  as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Would you be so generous to leave a different scripture in the comments? To share His grace of rescue, His Word, as a prayer. Many thanks…

 

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xoxo,
Sam

Comments

  1. Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength,
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

  2.  1 LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger
       or discipline me in your wrath.
    2 Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint;
       heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.
    3 My soul is in deep anguish.
       How long, LORD, how long?

     4 Turn, LORD, and deliver me;
       save me because of your unfailing love.
    5 Among the dead no one proclaims your name.
       Who praises you from the grave?

     6 I am worn out from my groaning.

       All night long I flood my bed with weeping
       and drench my couch with tears.
    7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
       they fail because of all my foes.

     8 Away from me, all you who do evil,
       for the LORD has heard my weeping.
    9 The LORD has heard my cry for mercy;
       the LORD accepts my prayer.
    10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish;
       they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.

  3. Psalm 31:24 ” Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”
    Thanks so much for the encouragment. God’s Word is as sharp as a double edged sword and has the power to change and transorm. I will refer back to this many times, cant get enough.

    • Thanks so much Karen! And so true… Gods’ Word is powerful and amazing. May 2012 be full of his joy! xoxo, Sam

  4. 2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” Please accept my sincere thanks for your Prov31 devotion today (1/5). Powerful words of encouragement as I head into the new year! How great to be reminded my future, all our futures, are in His hands. Blessings to you as you’ve blessed me and I’m sure others by yielding yourself to be used for His glory.

    • Stellar verse! Thanks for sharing Cynthia and for your kind encouragement. It means so much!! Blessings to you friend. xoxo, Sam

  5. “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24

    Amen.

    • Awwww, a wonderful remembrance, Anna. Thank you for sharing. May the Lord bless this new year with much peace. xoxo, Sam

  6. Psalm 91:4, He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. I have this picture of a moma bird sheltering two baby birds—one on either side of her—with her wings, and this verse is below it. The verse and the visual picture remind me how God loves me and how there is nothing to fear for God is with me. A song also comes to mind when I view it “Oh no you never let go through the calm and through the storm…..Lord you never let go of me”. Thank you Samantha for your encouragement and the list of God’s faithful promises from the bible.

    • Sandy, that is such a beautiful image of this verse. I love that song, “His Eye is on the Sparrow.” Such a joy to think of how He loves us. Blessings to you friend! xoxo, Sam

  7. “For I know the thoughts I have for you,” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

  8. Guidance for the future
    Psalm 32: 8
    8 The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
    I will advise you and watch over you.

    • A friend of mine wrote a song about this verse and I fell in love with the scripture then. Blessings to you as you walk along His paths! xoxo, Sam

  9. 1 I cried out to God for help;
    I cried out to God to hear me.
    2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;
    at night I stretched out untiring hands,
    and I would not be comforted.

    3 I remembered you, God, and I groaned;
    I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.[b]
    4 You kept my eyes from closing;
    I was too troubled to speak.
    5 I thought about the former days,
    the years of long ago;
    6 I remembered my songs in the night.
    My heart meditated and my spirit asked:

    7 “Will the Lord reject forever?
    Will he never show his favor again?
    8 Has his unfailing love vanished forever?
    Has his promise failed for all time?
    9 Has God forgotten to be merciful?
    Has he in anger withheld his compassion?”

    10 Then I thought, “To this I will appeal:
    the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand.
    11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD;
    yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
    12 I will consider all your works
    and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”

    13 Your ways, God, are holy.
    What god is as great as our God?
    14 You are the God who performs miracles;
    you display your power among the peoples.
    15 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people

    Psalm 77:1-15a

    unending thanks and praise to the God who saves His children.

    • Wow! The Psalmist had such a way with expressing angst and praise in so few words. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing Leslie!! xoxo, Sam

  10. Why does God do what He does? So many times, I find His answer in Scripture: “Then you will know that I am the Lord your God….” All along, the desire of His heart is to know and be known by His children.

    “I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.: -Isaiah 45:3

    Love you, Sweet Samantha. Keep pouring out His love. You know well it comes back to you!

    • Love the verse you’ve shared! Thanks & God bless you.

    • I always love to hear the wisdom He shares with you Kelly. Thank you friend for giving that insight. Something to tuck away when times are uncertain.

      Love you!!

    • “Then you will know that I am God”. God bless you Kelly for this scripture. It answers all my “Why Lord” questions.

      I absolutely Love you Samantha and all the Proverbs 31 family. My day is never complete without an encouragement from you. God bless you.

  11. “Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” –Psalm 25:4-5

    This passage promises me that God has everything under His control. His plan, His truth and His purpose is so much greater than I can fathom. I cling to Him as I walk through the valleys of my life and soar with Him from the mountain tops. What more do I really need?

    • What more indeed!! Thank you Karen. What a lovely thought and verse. Blessings to you as you walk everything out, the valleys and mountaintops, with Him! xoxo, Sam

    • Thank you Karen for this scripture and your words. I reposted it on my gracehope page. He is ultimately in control of ALL things and I have to hand of the reigns and know that he is truly guiding my every step…. God Bless you and all my sister’s in Christ!

  12. I read your devotional for the day on Encouragement for Today, and hopped over to your site. Between the devotional and these Scriptures, I can finally find some peace. It’s always been hard for me to believe God is going to do something good, but these verses help me accept that times when God seems silent or far away, there’s a Divine plan I’m just not in on – yet. Waiting is so very hard, but thank you for this collection of verses, God’s word makes it all a little easier.

    • Rachel, I pray that as you cling to these verses and the stories from teh devo of God’s redemption, you find rest for your mind and heart and soul. Pick one or two to memorize and call upon when times are dark… His Word always brings light. Blessings to you friend. xoxo, Sam

  13. Susan Meyers says:

    Philippians 4: 13
    Strength
    “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

  14. The LORD’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over. Psalm 12:6

    So faithful!!

    • LOVELY!! Thank you for posting that. Makes me want to take it word by word and really study them for their deeper meaning.

      Love you!

  15. James 1:2-8
    2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

    • Mmmm-hmmmm, wonderful verse to write on our hearts and recall when the waves and storms batter. May the Lord lead you and guide you each day this year. Blessings! xoxo, Sam

  16. For Thou, O Lord, art a shield for me…my Glory and the Lifter Up of my head. – Psalm 3:3

  17. Abby Girl says:

    For the last several years I have held onto two verses already mentioned.
    Both Jeremiah 29:11 and Isaiah 40:31 have pulled me through challenging times.
    This year I have printed out the full chapter of I Corinthians 13 into poster form and hung it where I will see it each day. Most people know this chapter or several verses from wedding ceremonies. I read it and am taking it upon myself to review my relationships with all the people I know or meet and to live this on a daily basis. Some verses are easier than others; but some will take real effort on my part to truly live them each day.
    Thank you ……….Sam for you openness, P31 for your work and the respondents for other verses and new perspectives. I thank the Lord everyday for listening as I ask for help with broken families and hurts in my own life; but this year I will work harder at working together with him.

    • Abby, that is awesome!! Two years ago I memorized that chapter and was amazed at the depth of what love is, particularly the part where “we are nothing” without love. Ouch!

      Thanks so much yoru encouragement and for sharing life together. May the Lord guide you as you love others well. He’s given you all the strength you’ll need, xoxo, Sam

  18. Brenda Schiesser says:

    James 4:8 “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”

  19. Brenda Schiesser says:

    I wish you had a “like” button………I love all of these……….

  20. We have not stopped praying for you, and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. ~Col 1:9

    My life verse and all-time favorite:
    May the God of hope
    fill you with all joy and peace
    as you trust Him
    so you may overflow with hope
    by the power of the Holy Spirit.
    ~Rom 15:13

    • Susan, Romans is a book I’ve spent much time with the Lord in. Love that verse!! Thanks for sharing!! xoxo, Sam

  21. Just wanted to say I love that I see your name and beautiful face more and more with the devos! Love you!

    LTS
    Sharon

    • As always, I’m hushed and humbled by YOU!! Thank you so much for your amazing encouragement and faithful friendship. xoxo, Sam

  22. Your Proverbs 31 devotion today has got to be the most positive, hopeful, love-filled, Jesus-pouring devotion I have ever read. May God continue to bless everything you undertake to do for Him.
    Hugs,
    Priscilla

    • Oh, thank you Priscilla. Thank you. May the Lord continue to encourage and give you hope and rest. xoxo, Sam

  23. When we need strength: Philip 4:11 (paraphrase) I can do ALL things through CHRIST who gives me the the strength I need.

    I would suggest taking this verse and others & inserting your name-this really helps make the promise (s) more personal to your situation.
    ~Blessings~

    • LRF, definitely!! Inserting our names is definitely something I love to do. God’s Word is a treasure trove and a love letter indeed 🙂 Blessings to you! xoxo, Sam

  24. John 14:27 “I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” This is my life verse. Your blog brought me peace today as I read over the scriptures you and others had written. It is a visual reminder that I need only look to Him and to Christian sisters to know I am not alone in the struggle. Much love. Michelle

    • Thank you Michelle! Praying His grace washing over you holds you close to His heart. So full of hope and truth and love! Blessings to you friend. xoxo, Sam

  25. Thank you for your devotion today. I have never thought about how as the painful things were happening in the lives of the people of the Bible, God was planning His redemption.
    My favorite verse is Zephaniah 3;17: The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
    Recently a new verse has been brought to my attention over and over: Isaiah 43:18-19: 18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
    I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

    • I always think it’s amazing that these folks didn’t even have the complete Bible to read and refer back to. What faith!! Thank you for sharing your verses… beautiful!! may the Lord bless you with hope and peace this new year! xoxo, Sam

    • Sherry, this SAME verse spoke to my soul in a profound way yesterday! Love the way The Holy Spirit works!

      Thank you Sam for this devotional. I have started a scripture journal, and this site is filled with Goldberg treasures from our Loving Lord!

  26. With the Red Sea in front of them & the Egyptians quickly coming up behind them, the Israelites complained that they would have been better off to still be slaves in Egypt. Moses said, You stupid people…
    “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.”
    Exodus 14:14

    • Love this!! I have it printed out and taped to my computer screen 🙂 Thanks for sharing Kate! May the Lord fill you with hope and guide you through the desert, the sea and into your promised land! xoxo, Sam

  27. thank you so much for your encouraging words in the devotional and this blog……

    …..i write this as my phone has been disconnected this morning….. and though it happened i have such a peace instead of anger that things will work out………..quite strange actually but i know what that is 🙂

    anyways…….my family and my self personally are going through struggling times just as much as anyone else….and all last year we worried and worried and really just was in the “defeat mode” all of last year

    we more or less started the new year the same but recently started going to a new bible study. it’s already been a blessing and after REALLY searching scripture like i should have been doing all along and REALLY praying like i should have……..the Lord has really shown me things in my own heart the past few days………however……it was nessasary to see the things that are in my heart (though not pretty) so i can allow Him to do His thing instead of me do my thing …..just wanted to say thank you 🙂

    • Jamie, I do so pray the Lord turns things around and swallows whole each ‘enemy’ coming at you. May He redeem all that’s been lost over the last year and grant you peace on every side. He’s so faithful to meet us when we turn and seek Him. Blessings of hope and peace to you friend!! xoxo, Sam

  28. Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.

    6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

    LOVED your devotional yesterday… excellent.
    (p.s. Please see this as lovingly constructive, not critical… the font & colour on your blog is difficult to read. I’d love to spend more time here.)

    • Erin, God has challenged me in the sweetest ways wiht this verse over the past year. Thank Him in all things! Thanks so much for sharing!! xoxo, Sam

      p.s. thanks so much for letting me know about my font. I will definitely look into darkening the color! 🙂

  29. Michelle Angelique says:

    Lamentations 3:19-23 “My soul is downcast within me, yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope; because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His Compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your Faithfulness!”

    We are surrounded by life circumstances that would beat us and get us to doubt how good Jesus is, but scripture repeatedly reassures us of His Grace, Goodness, Mercy, Faithfulness, Compassion, Comfort and Strength. We just have to read His Word and let it minister to our hearts. I have scriptures written on note cards all around my house and office to remind me and to read when I am starting to feel oppressed by this life. No matter what my circumstances, Jesus is ALWAYS good!

    • Ahhh, such an amazing source of hope! That verse always resonates with me. His mercies are new every morning… now, how can we beat that?? Love it!! Thanks for your encouragements and great ideas! May you know His hope and presence like never before this new year. xoxo, Sam

      • Psalm 18
        2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
        my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
        my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
        So powerful to come here and read the verses

  30. When Lonely:
    Jeremiah 29:12-14
    12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you.” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and place where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

    When tempted:
    No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

    Thank you so much for this post! I love it! You have been answer to pray over the last few weeks. Thank you for listening when the Lord puts something on your heart.

  31. Purpose for the pain/past “.You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being dine, the saving of many lives. So then don’t be afraid” Genesis 50:20,21a NIV

  32. PROVERBS 3:5-6
    – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.
    – in all your ways acknowledge Him, and HE SHALL DIRECT YOUR PATH.

    Gods leading always leads to rest on every issue no matter how trival we think it might be. When ever I surrender a matter to Him, I feel chauffer driven by God himself while I hold my peace!

    And, we always arrive safely, right on time …………………..me and GOD!

    Thanks Samantha for your Pv 31 devo of the 5th, its the best thing to start any year with, thank you so so much.

  33. Here is my verse I’m praying for healing of my friend Ben, who was just told that the cancer that had been healed earlier this year had returned. He is being told that his heart is not strong enough for the treatment that they were planning to give. I do not claim that and am praying that God will touch Ben again with His healing hand….

    “(Psalms 103:1-4 NKJV) Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! {2} Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: {3} Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, {4} Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies.”

  34. I absolutely love this passage…..
    Joel 2:13
    New International Version (NIV)
    13 Rend your heart
    and not your garments.
    Return to the LORD your God,
    for he is gracious and compassionate,
    slow to anger and abounding in love,
    and he relents from sending calamity.

  35. SHERRY CHINN says:

    This is one of the verses I remember when I am afraid, worried or anxious or sad. Isaiah 41:10

    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Thank you for sharing those verses. I need to find a way to print them out and keep them handy in my bible.

    Blessings to you Sam

  36. In my broken spirit from an incredible betrayal, I’ve been praying thru Ps 25, that even in–ESPECIALLY IN– my brokenness I would abide in Him, recognize His friendship with me, and that He would break through my loneliness, see my affliction and remind me of His steadfast love. Some days I read Scripture and still find myself numb as though it just doesn’t register, but I read it anyway and pray for God to renew my heart. This devo, with so many “BUT GOD” moments, somehow broke thru the numbness and awakened my heart again. He is Faithful! He is True! He works all together toward our good, for those of us who love Him! Thank you for the reminders of His faithfulness. After re-reading the examples in Scripture several times, I humbly acknowledged that I believe God will do the same for me. And He did, later that very day, answering in one big swoop several prayer requests all at once in a way I didn’t expect. Ladies, keep trusting. Even in the midst of heartache and pain, find a way to worship Him for who He is. Powerful. Mighty. Trustworthy. He will answer your prayers in His perfect timing. And you will come out stronger on the other side.

  37. kathy goehring says:

    Psalm 73:2
    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    Thank you for this blog. My husband and I have one child, 26 yrs old, and he is now in a ‘prodigal son’ situation. We are praying daily for him and I’m wondering if I actually think God is not big enough to handle this prayer request? After reading the Proverbs 31 devotional for yesterday, I saw the examples of how God worked in the lives of his people in the Bible. I printed it off and will keep it in front of me to pray positively for God’s will to be done and use those verses as encouragement. My God IS big enough to handle anything I have to deal with. Thank you all for your daily encouragement!

  38. Encouragement concerning wayward children. “Commit yourself to the LORD; let Him deliver him; Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him.” ~Psalm 22:8

  39. Psalm 25[a]
    Of David.
    1 In you, LORD my God,
    I put my trust.

    2 I trust in you;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies triumph over me.

  40. John 16:33 ” I have told you these things ,so that in me you may have peace.In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

  41. Ephesians 6:10-18

    The Armor of God
    10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
    18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

  42. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9 KJV) It is so comforting to know that even when I am scared He is with me wherever I go.

  43. Psalm 103:12
    As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. (NIV)

  44. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened: that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power. – EPHESIANS 1: 17-19

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