The Prayerful Word - May 3

  • Psalm 133:3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.

    Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

    Isaiah 60:20 Your sun shall no more go down, or your moon withdraw itself; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.

    Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

    Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

    James 3:17-18 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

    May you seek after and cling to the truth of the Word of God, giving no place to old traditions of the world nor trusting in new ideas which give no honor to God, but hunger ever after the righteousness of the Lord that you may be refreshed by the living water of the Spirit. Judges 17

    May you not be swayed in your choices by the riches of numbers, nor influenced in your decisions by strength of force, but walk in the ways of the Lord as you have learned of Him, in the freshness of His mercies which are renewed daily. Judges 18

    May you love the Light that has come into the world and believe in Him Whom God has sent into the world that you may not be condemned. John 3

    May you live by the truth and come into the light so that it may be seen plainly that what you have done has been done through God. John 3

    Do not let your knowledge interfere with knowing Me, My child.
    Make it your purpose to know Me at all costs. Just as sailors in a storm will toss overboard valuable cargo, expensive goods, priceless treasures for the sake of the single purpose of weathering the storm and emerging from it alive, even so, My brave one, understand that to know Me is to have life, and whatever will hold you down or pull you back from that single purpose is life-threatening and not worth holding on to, lest it cost you dearly.
    Do you value your independence of choice and freedom of action? Lay it down lest it lead you to choose wrong paths; humble yourself to learn My ways and follow My leading. Learn what it means to do it “for My sake,” My longing one, that you may know the confident assurance that gives peace in the midst of turbulent times.
    Do you seek to place conditions on your obedience, or bargain with Me over My blessings? You must surrender your all to Me, unconditionally, without reserve, just as I did to My Father, for He then gave, without reservation, all power and authority to Me to win the victory over My enemies. So will I give to you, as you learn to do the same.
    Ask Me to let you see the knowledge of the world through My eyes in eternity, and realize how little benefit it can bring you. Let the discoveries of man serve to bring praise to Me, their Creator, but do not let them draw your gaze from My face, My love.
    Be humble enough to learn of Me, My child, and be bold enough to believe.

    May you praise the Lord your God with all you have, for He is very great, clothed with splendor and majesty, wrapped in light as with a garment, as He makes His messengers like the wind and His ministers a flaming fire. Psalm 104

    May you honor the Lord for His gifts to man, and the blessings of wine that gladdens the heart, oil that makes his face shine, and bread that sustains the heart, that you may be equipped to do the work of God. Psalm 104

    May you be kind to the needy and show mercy to the poor, for then you shall be blessed by the Lord. Proverbs 14:21