The Prayerful Word - July 8


Daily blessings and prayers from Scripture.

Psalm 103:13 As a father has compassion for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear Him.


Psalm 37:7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.


Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.


Matthew 11:28-30  Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.


Jeremiah 6:19  Hear, O earth: behold, I am bringing disaster on this people, even the fruit of their thoughts...


1 Peter 2:1  Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.


May you cry out to God when you are engaged in battle against the spiritual forces which defy God and His will for His people, for He will answer your prayers and deliver His enemies into your hand because of your trust in Him. 1 Chronicles 5


May you not trust in fame, strength, or authority to receive God's blessings, but walk with Him in humility, faith, and love. 1 Chronicles 5


May God give you a revelation of Jesus Christ that brings light and life, understanding and wisdom, grace and mercy flowing from you to others. Acts 26


May the Lord not rebuke you in anger or discipline you in wrath, but deal with you in mercy and heal you in compassion. Psalm 6


My kingdom awaits you, My child. Are you willing to enter in and join in fellowship with Me, in agreement with, and submission to, the living Word of God? The ruler of this world has no part of, and nothing in, Me or My kingdom, having created his own kingdom in the world of man.

The way of this world's kingdom is easy, and the gate leading to it is wide to accommodate all the various religious approaches. Anything will do; if you don't like what you see, make up your own. If it feels good, do it, and you'll find others who will join you. There are no restrictions, and no membership fees, until much later.

The way to My kingdom is hard, requiring your submission and humble obedience, and the gate is narrow, for My Father has designated Me, His only-begotten Son, the first-born among many brethren, to be the only Door. Yet I accept all who receive Me in faith, believing that I am sent by the Father, no matter what path you have come from. 

To follow My way in your own strength is impossible, no matter what you have accomplished by your own resources and skills in the world, yet even the weak, lame, and blind can walk in My way, for I send My Spirit to watch over each one who follows My Word, as I confirm it in your heart, witnessing to your spirit that this is the Way.

As you start along the way that leads to life, you will find that the clean water of My salvation, the fresh wind of My Spirit, the broken bread of My truth, will cause you to grow stronger through the walking out of your faith and the exercise of your gifts.

But it also means that all your interest and concern for the things of this world will narrow, while the straitened path you follow along the Way of Truth will permit all of your attention and interest in God to broaden. This will allow you to disentangle yourself from the cares and worries of this world, and bring every power of body, soul and spirit into focus on nothing less than My will and purpose for you.

This is the kingdom path which leads to sanctification and purity, by which you are prepared for eternal life in Christ. The inward work of the Spirit and the Word in your heart and mind, your spirit and soul, your thoughts and intents, your words and deeds, brings you into alignment with the Father's will and purpose, that you may be one with Me even as I am one with the Father.

Come away with Me, My beloved, away from the noise and rush of the crowd, and hear My still, small voice speaking to you, leading you in the path you are to follow.


May God turn to you in deliverance and save you in His unfailing love that you may praise Him in remembrance of His goodness and lovingkindness. Psalm 6


May you find strength in the Lord when you are exhausted with sorrow, and joy in the Spirit after a night of weeping, for when you are weak, He is made strong and brings the victory over your foes. Psalm 6


May you cry to the Lord for mercy, for He has heard your weeping and accepts your prayer, therefore all your enemies will be ashamed and dismayed, and those who do evil will be turned back in sudden disgrace. Psalm 6


May the fruit of your mouth be sweet and the harvest of your lips be satisfying, for your belly will be filled by your speech, and your heart will be fed by your words. Proverbs 18:20


May your speech be prudent and given to God, for the tongue has the power of life and death, and from the abundance of the heart, its fruit will be known. Proverbs 18:21

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