The Prayerful Word - March 25

  • John 12:13 [They] took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, "Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, even the King of Israel."

    Psalm 59:16 …I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning, for You have been my stronghold and a refuge in the day of my distress.

    1 Chronicles 16:8 O give thanks to the LORD, call on His name, make known His deeds among the peoples.

    Psalm 94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul.

    Ephesians 6:18 Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.

    Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching is light; and reproofs for discipline are the way to life.

    May you live and go in to take possession of the land of the inner man that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you as you hear the decrees and laws that you are taught, and follow them. Deuteronomy 4

    May you hold fast to the Lord your God to follow His ways and live, for He will destroy all around you who reject His ways to follow the ways of the world and of the adversary of God. Deuteronomy 4

    May you carefully observe the precepts you are taught, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations. Deuteronomy 4

    May you be careful and watch yourself closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live, but teach them to the children God brings to you and to their children after them. Deuteronomy 4

    May you not be enticed into bowing down yourself and giving the worship of your heart to the things the Lord your God has created and apportioned to all the nations under heaven, but honor God, the Creator, as is His due, above all the awesomeness of His creation. Deuteronomy 4

    May the desires of your carnal nature and the temptations of the natural and spiritual realm not entice you to turn to the things given by God as blessings and attempt to serve that which was made to serve you, but ever recall the covenant of God and worship only the Lord, the majestic Creator and worthy Redeemer, Who has claimed you for Himself. Deuteronomy 4

    May you seek the Lord your God when you are in distress, for you will find him if you look for Him with all your heart and with all your soul, for He is a merciful God and He will not abandon or destroy you or forget His covenant with you which He confirmed by oath. Deuteronomy 4

    May you honor God for His awesomeness and fear Him with reverential obedience, for He is the One Who has drawn you to Himself out of the world by testings, by miraculous signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great and awesome deeds, so that you might know that the Lord is God and besides Him there is no other. Deuteronomy 4

    May you walk in confidence before the Lord your God for because of His love for you, He brought you out of captivity by His Presence and His great strength to drive out before you powers greater and stronger than you and to bring you into the land they occupied to give it to you for your inheritance, even today. Deuteronomy 4

    May you acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below, and there is no other, and then keep His Word and follow His ways which the Spirit reveals to you from the Word and guides you in through His faithfulness so that it may go well with you and those who come with you, and you may live long in the kingdom of God which He gives you for all time. Deuteronomy 4

    My child, I have called you to be a laborer for Me in the vineyard, harvesting the crop, for the end of the season is drawing near.
    It is My joy to provide for you in the labor, equipping you with tools, training you in their techniques, and strengthening you for their use. My Spirit goes before you, giving you wisdom and understanding, to point out the clusters when they are ripest, to see the leaves giving too much shade, to catch the foxes that spoil the vines.
    When I walked the earth, I demonstrated how the crop was to be harvested, so I understand the trials the work brings and the challenges you face. Rely on Me for what you need, My brave one, trust in My ways and words.
    Though you have tools you have used for years, yield them to Me and let the Spirit teach you to use Mine. Though you bring much experience with you, My little one, submit those years to Me and let My Spirit renew your youth, becoming as a child in My service, growing in wisdom and grace in the sight of God and man.
    Though you have developed great endurance, My chosen one, rest in Me and let the Spirit turn your stolid resignation into joyful exuberance, for therein will you find the strength to run and not be weary.
    It is My delight to have set aside My royal titles and names of authority in order to be called the “Son of man” and the first-born of many brethren; count it all joy in your life to receive the same power of God that raised Me from the dead and allow it to renew your mind, heal your thoughts, write My words on your heart, and empower you to do My work, for no spiritual success can ever come from your natural strength.
    Let the light and the life of the Spirit which lifts the sorrowing, strengthens the weak, works justice for the abused, and resurrects the hopes of those who were dying and doomed, flow through your life as you humbly seek the will of the Father and meekly obey the Word of the Lord, pointing people to Me, and leaving them at My feet, thereby bringing honor to the One you love.

    May you draw near and touch the Lord in the regular private daily conversations of your spirit and continually be changed in His presence by the power of His love, bringing healing ever deeper into your heart and mind, where the true source of much ongoing pain and illness can be found. Luke 6

    May you find the blessings of your needs and realize the benefits of your afflictions, for the righteous judgments of God will bring joyous laughter to those who mourn now for sin, satiation to those who hunger and thirst now for the beauty of His holiness, comfort and acceptance to those who are reviled, excluded, hated, and rejected now by others for the sake of the Lord, and the eternal richness of His fellowship and presence in the kingdom of God to those who are willing to make themselves poor in the spirit by casting off their pride and arrogance, forsaking their earthly status and reputation, emptying themselves of any privileges or honor, that they may, in humility, serve those who are called to be heirs of salvation, bringing the truth of the Word and the love of the Father to those who live in darkness but are wooed by the Spirit. Luke 6, Philippians 2

    May you understand the truth that a student does not know more than his teacher or receive greater honor than his master, but one who is fully trained will behave just like his instructor. Luke 6

    May you be motivated by the God-given desire to help your brother remove the sawdust from his eye and see better, to first remove the plank from yours, enabling you to see clearly enough to be of help to him. Luke 6

    May you store up the good things God gives you so that you may bring them out of your heart for others, for out of the overflow of the Father's heart should our mouths speak. Luke 6

    May you hear the words of God and put them into practice so that you will be able to stand firmly when the floods strike and not fall. Luke 6

    May your love for those dear to you and near your heart motivate you to exercise faith in the love and power of God as described in His Word and learned through experience by revelation of His Spirit. Luke 7

    May God arise and His enemies be scattered, His foes flee before Him as smoke is blown away by the wind and the wicked perish before God as wax melts before the fire. Psalm 68

    May the righteous be glad and rejoice before God, and be happy and joyful in songs of praise to His name, extolling Him Who rides on the clouds, and rejoicing before Him Who is a father to the fatherless and a defender of widows from out of His holy dwelling, setting the lonely in families and leading forth the prisoners with singing. Psalm 68

    May you abide in the righteousness of Christ, engrafted in the True Vine, nourished by the living water supplied by the Root, that you may flourish, growing in grace and spiritual beauty, bearing fruit for the pleasure of the Husbandman and the joy of the Vine-Dresser, not trusting in riches of this world which will pass away or relying on the strength and wisdom of the carnal mind which will fail, lest you wither and fall as a leaf cut off from his Source of Life. Proverbs 11:28