The Prayerful Word -April 25

  • Romans 4:25 He [Jesus] was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

    Matthew 5:16 Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

    Philippians 3:8-9 …that I may gain Christ, 9 and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own…but that which is through faith in Christ…

    Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

    Genesis 39:2-3 The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. 3 His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands.

    Psalm 23:4 Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.

    May you keep yourself stirred up to actively continue seeking the Lord, even when you have peace from struggle, for God is gracious and will meet your needs, bringing strife into your life if you are not able stand firm in the face of prosperity. Judges 4

    May you obey the Lord and follow His guidance, else the honor of victor will go to another, for the glory will always go to the Lord. Judges 4

    May you not depend on man's strength or weapons' numbers, for that which replaces God in your heart will change quickly from a source to a burden, and that which you are sick for will quickly become that which you are sick of. Judges 4

    May you not be counted among those who stayed away from the conflict with the wickedness of the enemy of God, but may you be found in faithful obedience to the call and message of God to go forth when the time comes and stand against the spiritual wickedness in heavenly places to resist the enemy which seeks to hold captive those who have called on the name of the Lord. Judges 5

    May you be willing to exchange the cloak of your leisurely comfort for the sword of the Lord as you spend your personal time in study of the Word in order to know the truth of the Lord by which you will be armed and prepared for the spiritual warfare the foe of God will bring upon you. Luke 22

    Lift up your soul to Me, My child, that your heart may pour forth the praise that is welling up in response to the blessings you have received from Me.
    Lift up your voice, My loved one, that the words filling your mouth may express worship to Me, contrition from you, intercession for others.
    Lift up your hands, My dear one, for I am high and lifted up, exalted above all the earth, and living in a high and holy place, and I bend down to meet you as you lift up your soul to rise and come away with Me.
    For it is as you seek first the kingdom of God that all the things you need shall be added to you. Will you feast on the Word, but die of starvation? Will you be clothed with the robes of righteousness, but be left without warm clothes?
    Do not go forth on your own as a worker in My field, but wait on Me to call you forth, that you may know My heart, learn My ways, be taught My guidance. I have many fields; wheat, barley, dill, and cummin, and each is harvested at different times just as each is threshed in different ways.
    Do not seek My gifts, My eager worker, but seek Me, yield to Me, submit to Me, for I have fashioned you and shaped you, and will place you where I have prepared you for once you have placed Me first in your heart and known My love in your life.

    May You shine forth, O Lord, the God Who avenges, and rise up as Judge of the earth, paying back to the proud what they deserve, lest the wicked be jubilant and exult in their triumph, arrogantly crushing Your people, Lord, and boastfully oppressing Your inheritance by slaying the widow and foreigner then murdering the fatherless, for they claim You do not see and will not take notice. Psalm 94

    May you be blessed by the discipline of the Lord as He teaches you His ways, granting you relief from days of trouble as He guides you along His paths, giving you respite from your enemies while God traps and destroys them, for He will not reject His people and will never forsake His prize inheritance, but will once again cause judgment to be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will rejoice in following it. Psalm 94

    When doubts fill your mind and your heart is in turmoil, may the Lord quiet you and give you renewed hope and cheer, bringing you consolation through His joy. Psalm 94

    May the Lord, your Fortress, and God, the Rock in Whom you take refuge, make the sins of evil men rebound upon them, destroying them by their own plans, for He will not let a corrupt throne rule under His protection when it brings on misery by its decrees, permitting wrong to defeat right, nor will He approve of the wicked who band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death, but will cut them off and destroy them for their wickedness. Psalm 94

    May the words of your mouth protect and preserve you, just as the lips of the wise keep them safe, for provocation and disgrace are in the mouth of a fool and his proud talk brings a rod of discipline against his back. Proverbs 14:3