The Prayerful Word - July 11

Daily blessings and prayers from Scripture.

Isaiah 41:13 I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Ephesians 4:31-32 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

1 John 5:3 For the [true] love of God is this: that we do His commands [keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and teaching]. And these orders of His are not irksome (burdensome, oppressive, or grievous).

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!

1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

May God bring mighty warriors in the Spirit to aid you in the work He has given you. 1 Chronicles 11-12

May you be faithful over what the Lord has given you today, that He may prove you and train you for what He has promised, just as David ruled Judah from Hebron for seven years before being accepted by Israel. 1 Chronicles 11

May you always give the glory for success and the praise for victory to the Lord, for it is He Who has triumphed over the enemy. 1 Chronicles 11

May your strong and persistent desire be toward Jesus, the Lord, that you may be used by Him and be counted among His faithful ones to be received and employed in His kingdom's work. 1 Chronicles 12 

May the attacks of the enemy serve only to show God's protection over you, that others will be drawn to know Him through your testimony. Acts 28

May you daily cleave close to God in humility and obedience, with adoration and gratitude for the sake of His love and mercy, so that when the serpent attacks, his lies fall on deaf ears and his influences are rejected without thought, for no place can be found for his hate and anger in your life. Acts 28

May you accept God's people with honor and respect for their work of obedience and labor of love, though their status in the world may be lowly and others express disdain. Acts 28

May you rejoice if you find your circumstances restricted by men or your liberties constrained by the world, for through your limitations God will work life and freedom for others. Acts 28

Do not disdain others as they do the work I have assigned them, My child. Though you may see the things they do as trivial or off-course, dealing with issues that seem insignificant or using approaches you wouldn't bother with, remember, My dear one, that My desire is that none should perish. I am reaching out to all who will listen, going to where they are, for they will not come to where you are. I gladly accept all who will volunteer, and place them where they will be effective. 

I need them to do those things and go those places and act in those ways that you don't, My loving one, because you won't. I didn't create and shape you to do those things, My precious one. You were shaped and molded to do what I have given you to do. Each of My workers are placed in the harvest field that I have designated for them. When you look up from your work and gaze across the fence at someone working in a different field, with a different type of crop, using a different set of tools, do not disparage them because they are not like you, My love, but encourage them as fellow-workers and comfort them even as you have been comforted, acknowledging and validating the work they are doing. 

There are those who, rather than harvesting as you are, appear to be trampling down the crop, but they are still in My service. Pray for them, as you continue working where I have placed you, for each one is My servant, and I am working out My will in them and through them. Pray for those I bring your way, and deal with their needs with the abundance I provide you, and always know that I am the Lord of the harvest.

May you praise the Lord with your whole heart as you tell of His wonders, and sing glad praise with rejoicing to the name of the Most High, for the Lord, sitting on His throne, has judged righteously by rebuking the principalities and destroying the wicked, causing your enemies to stumble and perish as they turn back, and upholding your right and your cause, bringing endless ruin upon His foes so that even the memory of them perishes. Psalm 9

May you rejoice as the Lord establishes His throne in your heart forever, reigning in justice and governing with fairness. Psalm 9

May you find the Lord to be a refuge when you are oppressed and a stronghold in times of trouble, for all who know His name trust in Him Who has never forsaken those who seek Him or abandoned those who turn to Him. Psalm 9

May you sing praises to the Lord, enthroned in Zion, and proclaim among the people what He has done in your life, for He Who requires equity for injustice and an accounting for wickedness remembers the cry of the afflicted poor and does not forget the prayers of the humble oppressed. Psalm 9

May you have the wisdom to prefer a blameless walk of integrity, though poverty may be a companion, over wealth gained by deceit and perverse speech, which is only chosen by those who are mislead. Proverbs 19:1

May your enthusiasm be guided by knowledge and tempered with understanding, and may you patiently wait on the prompting of the Spirit to open the door and show you the way. Proverbs 19:2

May your heart remain repentant before the Lord, even when you find yourself mistakenly following your own path. Proverbs 19:3