The Prayerful Word - May 19

  • 1 Corinthians 13:8 Love never fails.

    John 2:9-10 The steward called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.”

    Mark 5:19 Jesus did not let him [the man from whom he had cast out demons] come with him, but said, "Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you."

    John 15:9-12 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

    2 Corinthians 9:8 In all things at all times, having all that you need.

    Proverbs 11:24-25 One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. 25 Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

    May you not be overcome of evil, nor permit others to render evil for good on your behalf, but, exercising faith and patience, hold tightly to the promises God has given you, trusting Him to bring them to pass in His time and in His way. 1 Samuel 24

    May you truly repent and turn from the choices and actions God convicts you of, as David did, and not merely mourn when they are revealed, weeping for them but continuing to love them, convinced but not converted, ashamed yet still bitter, as Saul did. 1 Samuel 24

    May you always remember that you are but a steward of what you have, realizing that all which you hold authority over was given you from God so that you may do the work of the Father, showing His love to those who have lost sight of Him and demonstrating His abundance to those who have need in doing His work. 1 Samuel 25

    May you be as willing to follow Christ as His disciple in trials and sufferings as Abigail was willing to share the privations of David in the wilderness, because of faith in the kingship which shall be realized, and in response to the mercy and loving acceptance already shown. 1 Samuel 25

    May you learn to hear the Lord plainly, listening to His voice and following Him in the paths of eternal life, as He keeps you safe from those who would snatch you from His hand, defeating them as they try. John 10

    May you realize and understand that those who resist the work of God and reject the Word of God cannot restrict the will of God, but can only remove the blessing of God from their own lives, not the lives of others. John 10

    Pray, My child, without ceasing; stand firm in resisting the enemy. Receive the full victory that is yours by praying with persistence, for while I purchased it for you in My flesh, you must receive it from Me by My Spirit.
    When you pray, I hear. And because I hear, My love guarantees an answer. But you must not doubt, for that is the enemy's goal. He cannot prevent My answer, but if he can make you doubt that I have heard and answered, you may give up, turn away, and quit praying.
    Look into the world of the spirit with My eyes, My wavering one. See the agents of the enemy which have been given assignments against you. Watch My anger burst forth and defeat the evil that attacks you, soundly and fully vanquishing each that touches My beloved, bringing you respite. But do not look away – for another minion has been sent to continue the attack.
    If you do not understand this, you may think you have “lost” the victory, that you were too “weak” to walk in the spirit, that “hidden” sin in your life is separating you from Me.
    Do not give up! Do not quit! Do not lay down your sword and shield! Stand against each attack and watch My power vanquish each foe. Remember that the enemy comes in as a flood, and he will send as many underlings to certain defeat as it takes to make you waver in your faith.
    Whatever the attack, it will not overwhelm you. Just as I have no limit to My grace, and endless abundance of compassion for all your needs, so also My arm will not grow weary, nor shall My will ever fail. I am the Captain of the army of the Lord, and I have personally overcome the wickedness of evil that strives against Me.
    Call upon Me as often as needed, speak in My name at every attack, stand on My promise in each situation, for I will always be victorious, time and time again, until the waves of attacks end.
    Remember that I was accosted by Satan more than once, but he eventually departed for a season; so must the repeated attacks which tempt you to give in eventually end as you endure in My name, lifting Me up, and celebrate each victory.

    May you love the Lord and call upon Him for as long as you live, for He has turned His ear to you and hears your voice when you cry for mercy. Psalm 116

    When you are overcome by trouble and sorrow, tangled in the cords of death and the anguish of the grave, may you call on the name of Lord to save you. Psalm 116

    May the Lord save and protect you, preserving and guarding you while He keeps watch over you, as He does for all who are defenseless and untrained, who approach Him in simplicity and innocence, with the humility of the inexperienced and the weak. Psalm 116

    May your soul be at rest once more for the Lord has been good to you, for He has delivered your soul from death, your eyes from tears, your feet from stumbling that you may walk before the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 116

    May you bring a song of thanksgiving to the Lord and fulfill your vows to Him, performing them in the presence of all His people, in the courts of the Lord's house, and in the midst of Jerusalem. Psalm 116

    May you choose and desire to be a wise and sensible child who brings joy and gladness to his Father, causing Him to rejoice in your faithfulness and obedience. Proverbs 15:20

    May you have the intelligence, understanding and good sense to walk uprightly, to keep to a straight course, and regulate your walk in order to stay on the right path. Proverbs 15:21