1 I LOVE the Lord, because He has heard [and now hears] my voice and my supplications.2 Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live.
God is so responsive that you can always reach him. He bends down and listens to your voice. This writer’s love for the Lord had grown because he had experienced answers to his prayers. If you are discouraged, remember that God is near, listening carefully to every prayer and answering each prayer in order to give you his best.
I thank You for this new day and all that is within it. I thank You Lord that no matter what happens in or around me, You are there to speak hope and life. I thank You Lord that You allow me to minister in the lives of those around me. I pray that even in my challenges, that I am able to speak truth, hope, and life into those areas of their lives. I thank You Lord for Fran Lance and her prophetic ministry. I thank You Lord for the word she spoke last night which not only is in alignment with Your Word, but also with my current circumstances. I reach up to You Lord trusting and believing in You. Lord, there is such pain and sorrow that I see. I humble myself before You Lord and lift up my friends, my family, my colleagues to You and ask Lord that You come along side them and bring them comfort and strength, wisdom and discernment to help them make right decisions out of love instead of our of fear. For Lord, Your Word tells us in Jeremiah 29:11-14
11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.12 Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.13 Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will release you from captivity and gather you from all the nations and all the places to which I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I caused you to be carried away captive.
God, I hold onto Your Word and Your promises knowing that You hear my every prayer. That You will never leave me nor forsake me. That though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thy rod and thy staff will comfort and guide me. Lord, I put my hope and trust in You. Let my faith speak life and hope and truth into my life and into the lives of those around me who are also being challenged or are struggling with the messages that are being presented to them.
Lord, I give You the praise, the honor, and the glory in advance because I know that You are working it all out for my good and the good of those around me, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
1 HEAR MY voice, O God, in my complaint; guard and preserve my life from the terror of the enemy.2 Hide me from the secret counsel and conspiracy of the ungodly, from the scheming of evildoers,3 Who whet their tongues like a sword, who aim venomous words like arrows,4 Who shoot from ambush at the blameless man; suddenly do they shoot at him, without self-reproach or fear.5 They encourage themselves in an evil purpose, they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, Who will discover us ?6 They think out acts of injustice and say, We have accomplished a well-devised thing! For the inward thought of each one [is unsearchable] and his heart is deep.7 But God will shoot an unexpected arrow at them; and suddenly shall they be wounded.8 And they will be made to stumble, their own tongues turning against them; all who gaze upon them will shake their heads and flee away.9 And all men shall [reverently] fear and be in awe; and they will declare the work of God, for they will wisely consider and acknowledge that it is His doing.10 The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall be glad in the Lord and shall trust and take refuge in Him; and all the upright in heart shall glory and offer praise.
1 MY SON, if you will receive my words and treasure up my commandments within you,2 Making your ear attentive to skillful and godly Wisdom and inclining and directing your heart and mind to understanding [applying all your powers to the quest for it];3 Yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,4 If you seek [Wisdom] as for silver and search for skillful and godly Wisdom as for hidden treasures,5 Then you will understand the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of [our omniscient] God. 6 For the Lord gives skillful and godly Wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.7 He hides away sound and godly Wisdom and stores it for the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him); He is a shield to those who walk uprightly and in integrity,8 That He may guard the paths of justice; yes, He preserves the way of His saints. 9 Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and fair dealing [in every area and relation]; yes, you will understand every good path.10 For skillful and godly Wisdom shall enter into your heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to you.11 Discretion shall watch over you, understanding shall keep you,12 To deliver you from the way of evil and the evil men, from men who speak perverse things and are liars,13 Men who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness,14 Who rejoice to do evil and delight in the perverseness of evil,15 Who are crooked in their ways, wayward and devious in their paths.16 [Discretion shall watch over you, understanding shall keep you] to deliver you from the alien woman, from the outsider with her flattering words, 17 Who forsakes the husband and guide of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God.18 For her house sinks down to death and her paths to the spirits [of the dead].19 None who go to her return again, neither do they attain or regain the paths of life.20 So may you walk in the way of good men, and keep to the paths of the [consistently] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God).21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the men of integrity, blameless and complete [in God’s sight], shall remain in it;22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the treacherous shall be rooted out of it.