The Prayerful Word - November 20

Daily blessings and prayers from Scripture.

Proverbs 11:20 The LORD... delights in those whose ways are blameless.


Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”


Galatians 2:16  So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.


Psalm 9:10 And they that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee: for Thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee.


Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.


2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.


May you allow the Lord to draw you closer to Him, into His inner courts, where you can cleanse your hands and feet, made dusty from all you have done and where you have been while ministering to others, so that you can turn and minister to Him as you worship Him in the beauty of His holiness. Ezekiel 40


May you realize, with humility-inspiring awe, that the holy God Who created the universe and cannot be contained, even in the heavens, chooses to dwell in fellowship with you, allowing His majesty to be clothed in flesh, just as His temple, built of enduring stone, was covered with wood into which was carved the enduring truth of His love and the abundant evidence of His mercy. Ezekiel 41


May you bring every desire to God, right or wrong, good or bad, and submit them to Him, accepting His response, not searching for other ways or sources; you will not shock the Lord, for He knows every thought and impulse you have, and He understands the ways of the flesh and knows the thoughts that come, unbidden, to mind, so give them to the One Who is strong enough to overcome them and compassionate enough to love you fully even as He knows you fully. James 4


May you remember that friendship with the world is hatred toward God, and to choose to be a friend of the world is to become an enemy of God. James 4


May you submit yourself to God, for He gives grace to the humble but opposes the proud, so when you resist the devil, he will flee, and when you draw near to God, He will come near to you. James 4


May you cleanse your hands from the residue of the sin you have left behind and purify your heart from the things of the world that divide your loyalty to God, letting tears of repentance for your previous choices, and sorrowful grieving for others' behavior bring you into the presence of God, for as you humble yourself before Him, He will lift you up. James 4


May you not speak against your brother or sister in Christ, for you will be speaking against God's law, which does not make you a doer of the law, but a judge of the law, and of the Lawgiver, the only One Who is able to save and to destroy. James 4


May you acknowledge the sovereignty of God in your plans, confessing by your words that He alone holds the future in His hands, submitting all that you are and everything that you plan unto the lordship of Christ Jesus Who is your Head and Master, and put aside all boasting and bragging which is based on your own resources and abilities, for to know the good you ought to do and not do it, is sin. James 4


My child, I am sending you forth as a messenger to carry My tidings to all. 

Spend time with Me, My dear one. Listen to My words and tune yourself to My heart. Quiet yourself, My precious one, from the activities and anxieties of what is around you. Know that, in truth, I hold all of your circumstances in My hand. Understand that you can rest in the peace which that realization creates in your heart. 

You are to not simply speak of Me, My sent one, but you are to live for Me. Engage in all that occurs around you, encountering all that life brings. Respond through My Spirit, My caring one, walking out My Word. 

For unless those who dwell in the world see My love in your life as you deal with the same things they deal with, how will they know the truth of My promises, and the strength of My compassion, and the reality of My victory?


May you enter the gates of righteousness when He opens them and give thanks to the Lord. Psalm 118


May you give thanks to the Lord for He has answered you and become your salvation, granting you the right to enter His gates with the righteous. Psalm 118


May you be glad and rejoice in the day that the Lord has made, considering it marvelous in your eyes the way that the Lord has made the stone, which the builders rejected, to become the capstone. Psalm 118


May you bless the Lord, for He saves you and grants you success, shining His light upon you as you bless Him. Psalm 118


May you give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His love endures forever. Psalm 118


May you nurture the poor and the needy, encouraging them to flourish and bring forth a harvest of praise to the Lord. Proverbs 28:3


May you keep the law of love and resist the wicked. Proverbs 28:4


May you seek the Lord continually, for you will gain a full understanding of His justice. Proverbs 28:5