The Prayerful Word - May 2

  • John 10:3-4 [The shepherd] calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 3 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.

    Acts 10:34-35 Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism 35 but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.”

    Psalm 46:1-2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

    1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize {and} comprehend {and} appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God.

    Ephesians 2:2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,

    Ephesians 5:15–16 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.

    May you use whatever God gives you as you fight the spiritual battles which come your way, for it is not by your strength or your skill that you prevail, but by the Spirit of God that you are victorious. Judges 15

    May God use you in great victories over His enemy as you surrender your will, take captive your thoughts, and bring your emotions into submission to the Lord, for when you die to your carnal self, God will get the glory and His people will be freed. Judges 16

    May you remember those who exert themselves in spiritual warfare, and labor before the Lord on your behalf, that you may minister to them in return, giving of what God has blessed you with. Judges 16, Matthew 10

    May you put your faith in God as He reveals His glory in the quiet things of your life. John 2

    May you feel no need for man's testimony, nor seek for men's approval, but rather strive for God's commendation. John 2

    My child, I will be to you all that you will allow Me to be.
    I have prepared spiritual riches for you from eternity. I have promised you the endless abundance of My Kingdom through My prophets and in My Word. I have witnessed to your heart of the deep joys of fellowship by My Spirit. I have given all that I have received from My Father, laying it down, coming in the flesh, living as you, enduring the struggles and temptations, accomplishing your salvation and purchasing your redemption through My suffering and death.
    But I offer it to you, My love, I do not insist that you take it. I make it very clear what is needed, but I do not force you to receive it. My promises are conditional, My uncertain one, and you do not have to walk in them if you chose not to. You can only choose to obey Me out of love, and you must desire to follow Me out of devotion.
    Remember back to where you came from and recall the chains and shackles forged from rules and laws and locked in place by fear of reprisal and intimidation of pain and loss. I broke the power of that fear, and I do not allow it among My children. My Spirit gives life, abundant, joyful life, and freedom to choose.
    I will withhold no good thing from you, My precious one, simply walk uprightly before Me, leaning on Me for strength and following Me in humble devotion.

    May you bless the Lord from your innermost being, and praise His holy name, remembering His many benefits, for He has forgiven all your sins, healed all your diseases, redeemed your life from the pit and crowned you with love and compassion, satisfying your desires with good things so your strength is renewed like the eagle's. Psalm 103

    May the Lord work righteousness and justice for you, as He does for all who are oppressed. Psalm 103

    May you learn the ways of God, as Moses did, when you see the deeds of God, as the Israelites did, for He is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love, and He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities since His love is great toward those who fear Him. Psalm 103

    May you fear the Lord in reverential awe and respectful obedience for He has removed our transgressions, our rebellions, our insubordination, our truculence, delinquency, waywardness, defiance, disruptiveness, intractability, recalcitrance, unruliness, and troublesome behavior as far as the east is from the west because as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on us since He knows how we are formed, and remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103

    May the Lord's love be with you from everlasting to everlasting, as it is with those who fear Him, keeping His covenant and remembering to obey His precepts, for He has established His throne in heaven and His kingdom rules over all. Psalm 103

    May you bless the Lord from the depths of your soul, joining in worship with all His other servants, His messengers and warriors, who are valiant in courage and mighty in power, excelling in strength to execute His bidding, as you obey His spoken decrees and fulfill His orders, hearkening to the voice of His Word. Psalm 103

    May you act in wisdom and temperance as an even-tempered person does and not behave foolishly as hasty or quick-tempered people. Proverbs 14:17

    May you be surrounded by and encompassed with understanding as you seek for wisdom and share knowledge, as the sensible and prudent, and not be clothed with foolishness as an inheritance of the inexperienced and childish. Proverbs 14:18


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