The Prayerful Word - June 24

  • Matthew 11:28 Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

    Psalm 103:13-14 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; 14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.

    Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

    Jeremiah 6:16 Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.

    2 Corinthians 9:10 [God] who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

    Ephesians 1:18-19 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe.

    When you feel the enemy has you surrounded and outnumbered, trapped within walls with no way out, may God open the eyes of your spirit to see and realize that those who are for you are more than those who are against you. 2 Kings 6

    May you accept the word of God that comes to your heart, and in faith prepare yourself to receive His promise, remaining constant in your daily duties until the time of its arrival. 2 Kings 7

    When the doors are closed against the direction you are going, and you are prevented from taking the action you had planned, may the Lord show you His way and lead you in His path. Acts 16

    May you cry aloud to the Lord, pouring out your complaint before Him as you tell Him your trouble, lifting your voice, for the Lord is full of mercy. Psalm 142

    My child, do not fear to step out in obedience to Me. I know your frame and I am mindful that you are but dust. But remember, My dear one, that I am the One Who has taken that dust and formed you.
    If you do not find within yourself any strength or wisdom, seeing only a trail behind you of failure, disappointments, unfinished work, projects left incomplete, promises that could not be kept, then turn to Me for in Me dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Commit your way to Me, trusting, not in yourself, but in Me and I will do it.
    I will lead you in My righteousness because of those who oppose you, and I will make your way straight before Me as you acknowledge Me in all that you do. Cast all your worries and anxieties, all your cares and concerns, on Me, My precious one; for just as a father has compassion on his children so I have compassion on each one who approaches Me with reverent awe and respectful obedience.
    I have sent My Comforter to abide with you and dwell in you. He reminds you of all I have said, teaching you all things, testifying about Me; you will hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.
    Your times are in My hand, My valiant one, and I will deliver you from the hand of My enemies and rescue you from those who persecute Me by coming against you, for I am with you always.

    When you are overwhelmed by distress and losing hope from discouragement, may you understand that the Lord watches over your way, for no one you can turn to but God alone knows the way you should go to avoid the hidden snares and secret traps which the enemy lays to capture you. Psalm 142

    When all others forsake you and forget you, may you know that the Lord is your refuge and will hear and answer your cry for He is your portion in the land of the living since He cares enough to have rescued you from the grave. Psalm 142

    When the doubts and fears whispered to you by the enemy constrain your soul and restrain your heart, may your voice be free to cry to God and express your desperate need for rescue from those who are too strong for you, for God will hear and answer you when you call with your whole heart and set you free from the prison you are in, that you may praise His name with the righteous who will gather about you because of His goodness to you. Psalm 142

    May the wisdom of the Lord be the focus of your attention, unlike foolish people who look only to earthly goals. Proverbs 17:24

    May your humble obedience to, and willing worship of, the Lord bring joy to the Father and gladness in the Spirit. Proverbs 17:25