The Prayerful Word - June 3

  • Psalm 150:6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

    Matthew 3:17 A voice came from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

    Matthew 2:1-2 Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”

    John 18:36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm."

    Deuteronomy 6:18 And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land of which the LORD swore to your fathers,

    Micah 6:8 What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

    May you have the wisdom to be willing to part with, and separate yourself from, the sin or disobedience that draws God's anger, for as you reject that rebellion against God's chosen King, you prove your loyalty and align yourself with His blessings. 2 Samuel 20

    May you understand that times of leanness come, even after seasons of plenty, not because of current problems or present issues, but to bring balance to past unrighteousness, for though the sin is forgiven when it is repented of, yet justice will need to be walked out, for righteousness' sake. 2 Samuel 21

    May you take refuge in the Lord, Who is your rock, your fortress, and your deliverer, and in God, Who is your shield, the strength and power of your salvation, saving you from violent men by being your shelter, defense, and rescuer. 2 Samuel 22

    May you call to the Lord, Who is worthy of praise, for He will save you from your enemies. 2 Samuel 22

    May you cry to the Lord when you are in distress from the waves of death which swirl around you and the torrents of destruction which overwhelm you, for when the cords of the grave coil around you and the snares of death confront you, He will hear your voice from His Temple and your cry will come to His ears. 2 Samuel 22

    May the Lord be your support and bring you out to a spacious place, reaching down from on high and taking hold of you, drawing you out of deep waters and rescuing you from powerful enemies and foes who are too strong for you, for when you are confronted by them in the day of your disaster, God will rescue you because He delights in you. 2 Samuel 22

    Always remember, My child, that I remain your Shepherd. I watch over you, I care for you, I tend your wounds, and I defend you, setting boundaries for you, and when needed, isolating you for times of protection and healing, learning and growing stronger.
    Though I may lead you through the woods and wilderness, I am vigilant and keep the bears and wolves, lions and thieves from you, for where I am, where I lead you, is safety and security that cannot be found anywhere else; you may see their shapes and hear their steps and their threatening sounds, but they will not come near you, for My rod and staff against them are well able to comfort you.
    To long for and return to the sheep-fold that I took you from is to place yourself outside of My presence and covering. Dwell, rather, with Me and hear My voice, receiving life and comfort from the words I speak to you.
    In the days soon to arrive, many things will come upon the world and all who dwell therein. But you have been given light so you can be alert and sober, and not be unprepared, weighted down with worries and anxieties of life, knowing My provision, and pointing others to Me in their need.
    The shepherd always knows where his sheep are; be aware, My protected one, and always know where your Shepherd may be found.

    May you be willing to put questions on the shelf that distract from the work God has given, knowing that all answers will be given when it is time, but that all things needed for the work ahead of you are already available, ready for you to step forward and start working in the harvest. Acts 1

    May you be as the disciples were in the upper room, united in love, exemplary in conduct, fervent in prayer, and wisely zealous for the cause of Christ, for then God will pour out His Spirit without measure. Acts 1

    May you acknowledge God's hand in determining everything that befalls you, for He knows the hearts of men, and He chooses His servants, gifting each as He determines, training each as He knows best. Acts 1

    May you lift your eyes up to the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth, from Whom your help comes, for He Who watches over you will neither slumber nor sleep; your Protector and Guardian will not allow your foot to slip or stumble. Psalm 121

    May the Lord, Who is your protector and keeper, be a shelter right at your side, watching over your life and keeping you from all harm, both day and night, in your coming and going, both now and forevermore. Psalm 121

    May you stand in humility before the Lord as He builds in you His nature, and may you lift Him up before others, which is His worthy and just due. Proverbs 16:18