The Prayerful Word - July 7

  • Matthew 28:19-20 NIV Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all the nations … 20 teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

    Matthew 7:7-8 NIV Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

    John 15:5 NASB I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.

    John 14:16b NIV He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.

    Psalm 118:5-6 NKJV I called on the Lord in distress; the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place. 6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

    Proverbs 1:33 NASB But he who listens to Me shall live securely, and shall be at ease from the dread of evil.

    Psalm 69:5-6 BSB You know my folly, O God, and my guilt is not hidden from You. 6 May those who hope in You not be ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of Hosts; may those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel.

    May you cry to the Lord to receive His blessing and accept His anointing, so He will increase your responsibility and provide your authority, protecting you from evil and preventing you from harm. 1 Chronicles 4

    May you hold on to the promises of God, keeping your hope in Him strengthened through the Word and through the Spirit, though circumstances are difficult and change is slow, for as you wait on the Lord, He will renew your strength. Acts 25

    May you cry for help to the Lord, your King and your God, early in the morning, laying your requests before Him with your sacrifice of praise, eagerly and expectantly watching. Psalm 5

    Live in My joy, My child, as you do My work. Life in this world is not all sunshine and roses, peaches and cream – far from it. There are multitudes of woe and great depths of sorrow that you will encounter, and to walk through the valley of the shadow of death is to know the presence of evil on all sides. Even I was known as a Man of sorrows and suffering, familiar with pain and well-acquainted with grief, from Whom people hid their faces and to Whom men turned their backs, despised and rejected as insignificant.
    I offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the Father, Who heard Me and strengthened Me, and sent His angels to minister to Me. And because He is faithful, when you face the temptation that the enemy brings in each situation, I am there for you as the living Word of God. I provide you the way to escape the enemy's alluring trap, even as you continue walking out the circumstances through which God is maturing and perfecting you.
    See the joy of walking with Me, your gentle Shepherd, through the lion-infested thickets of the Jordan valley, and learn the joy of coming through the battle victorious, covered with dirt and smoke. Through the ringing in your ears from the noise of battle, once it quiets down to silence and you realize the enemy has fled defeated, you laugh out loud in the pure joy of being alive with your heavenly Captain Whose wisdom and guidance has led you safely through the fray.
    My joy, not as the world gives, is always yours, independent of circumstances, for it is your strength. It does not replace the sorrows as you sit with the bereaved, nor prevent the grief of rejection or loss. Rather, it sustains you through it, for you know that I am beside you at each turn.

    May you come into the house of God by His great mercy and in reverence bow down toward His holy temple in deepest awe, for He is not a God Who takes pleasure in evil, therefore the wicked cannot dwell with Him and the arrogant cannot stand in His presence since He hates all who do wrong and destroys those who tell lies, abhorring bloodthirsty and deceitful men. Psalm 5

    May the Lord lead you in His righteousness, making His way straight and His path plain before you. Psalm 5

    May you take refuge in the Lord with gladness, singing for joy with all who do, for the Lord will spread His protection over those who trust Him and shelter them who love His name so that they who boast in Him will exult in triumph. Psalm 5

    May you be a help to your brother as a city is defended by the walls of its fortress, and may the bonds of God's love prove stronger than barred gates. Psalm 5