The Prayerful Word - July 12

Daily blessings and prayers from Scripture.

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.


Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.


1 Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites,


Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the remnant whom the LORD calls.


Malachi 3:3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the LORD an offering in righteousness.


Philippians 4:7 Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.


May you have the revelation from God that as you seek the Lord to know His will and do it, building His kingdom in the wilderness, standing strong against the raiding bands of the spiritual powers of wickedness, that the King you humbly serve and the God you willingly obey will send valiant warriors and powerful hosts to battle on your behalf in the heavenlies. 1 Chronicles 12


May you always celebrate in your heart and rejoice in your soul over the reigning and ruling of Jesus Christ as the Lord, Protector, and Provider of your life. 1 Chronicles 12


May your first desire and primary purpose be to honor God and draw close to Him, that you may always walk in the fear of the Lord and the blessings of your King. 1 Chronicles 13


May you not mistake the discipline of the Lord or the displeasure of God regarding an irreverent action or a presumptive aspect of your life as rejection from the King, but accept the correction in humble contrition and wait on Him, for He will bless all who draw near in love and reverence. 1 Chronicles 13


May you turn to God for wisdom and wait expectantly on the Lord for direction each time the enemy comes against you, not presuming, in your own understanding, that each battle will be the same, but being obedient to the Commander of the heavenly host. 1 Chronicles 14


May you be used as God's instrument to burst out against His enemies like an overwhelming flood as you inquire of, and submit to, Him 1 Chronicles 14


Rest in My promises, My child, but do not lay down your implements. Cease struggling in your own mind, My dear one, but do not go to sleep. Trust in My plans for you, My precious one, but walk them out, a step at a time. As you live within time and space, you have to deal with issues and uncertainties regarding the future, but as you dwell in eternity with Me, even now, you abide in the reality that I have spoken, but is not yet manifested on earth. Therein lies the hope which sustains you, even as you receive it in faith. 

As you yield your times into My hand, I will deliver you from the hand of those who persecute you for My sake, for your adequacy is sufficient only when it is from Me. Have I not commanded you to be strong and courageous? Why then should you be afraid, or tremble in dismay at those who tempt you and bring evil against you? I, the Lord your God, am the One Who goes ahead of you, Who is your rear-guard defending you, and Who hovers over you, covering you with My love. Acknowledge Me, for I am the One Who makes your ways straight, setting your feet in a firm place. It is not within you to direct your own steps correctly, nor is your understanding sufficient to guard your way against the plans of the one who persistently resists My will, or keep you safe from the guile of the enemy of your soul.

As you surrender your needs and desires to Me, you will see My hand work in your circumstances to provide for you, and you will find that I have brought your heart into alignment with My will so that you no longer struggle to achieve the treasures of earth. The goals you once devoted yourself to in your search to know happiness and find satisfaction pale in comparison with the vision you get of My plans for you as you gain freedom from the love of money and fall in love with Me, the Lover of your soul. Knowing that I will never desert you, nor ever forsake you, but will always be present to help you, then the fear you once felt about what people might do starts fading into insignificance in the face of My love for you. 

You will find that instead of running from the tasks I give you, or hiding from the work I assign you, that your spirit leaps within you at the adventure to come, and joy fills your heart to know that you will get to see My hand do great and miraculous things in your life and the lives of others, as you rest in My promises and step forward confidently in the assurance of My presence and provision.


May you be used by God and for His name's sake to call people from the world of sin-slavery and self-indulgence to the obedience that comes from faith, even as you also are called to belong to Jesus Christ. Romans 1


May you be bold in sharing the gospel, which is the power of God at work in each life, as it saves all who believe, revealing a righteousness from God which is by faith from start to finish, depending on faith and producing faith. Romans 1


May you recount and tell aloud all the wonders for which the Lord should be praised in the midst of His people as He has mercifully snatched you from those who torment you and lifts you from the gates of death so that you can exult in His salvation. Psalm 9


May you be confident of, and have full assurance in, the promise of God that the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish, though the powers that forget God return to the grave and the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands, for the Lord is known by His justice. Psalm 9


May you be blessed with the understanding and gifted with the vision to see how receiving the grace of times of financial poverty and learning to walk in spiritual humility will filter the fair-weather friends from the strong, trust-worthy members of Christ's body that will reliably stand with you when you need them. Proverbs 19:4