Archive for the ‘Prayer’ Category

Keep Alert and Fresh

December 6, 2018

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1 Peter 4:7-8 AMP …The end and culmination of all things is near. Therefore, be sound-minded and self-controlled for the purpose of prayer [staying balanced and focused on the things of God so that your communication will be clear, reasonable, specific and pleasing to Him.] 8 Above all, have fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins [it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for others].
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Colossians 4:2 AMP … Be persistent and devoted to prayer, being alert and focused in your prayer life with an attitude of thanksgiving.

=> an attitude of thanksgiving keeps you alert, fresh and focused in prayer!

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Hebrews 10:23-25 AMP … Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word]; 24 and let us consider [thoughtfully] how we may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds, 25 not forsaking our meeting together [as believers for worship and instruction], as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more [faithfully] as you see the day [of Christ’s return] approaching.

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Take My Hand

August 8, 2018

Psalm 139:11-12,10 NASB … If I say,
“Surely the darkness will overwhelm/crush[07779] me,
And the light around me will be night,”
12 Even the darkness is not dark to You,
And the night is as bright as the day.
Darkness and light are alike to You. …
… 10 Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.

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Just when you think darkness is overwhelming
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The Lord reaches out and says
“Take My hand
Trust Me

Let Me show you the Way  –Is 48:17
Be still and know I am God –Ps 46:10
I will help you!”Is 41:10
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Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me by Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior. All day long I put my hope in You. …
… O keep me, Lord, and deliver me; let me not be ashamed or disappointed, for my trust and my refuge are in You. –Ps 25:4-5,20

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Related:
My Hope is in You Lord!{prayer}

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Unexpected Blessings

July 23, 2018

Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders You have done. The things You planned for us no-one can recount to You; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too numerous to count.Ps 40:5

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#ScripturePrayer Lord, open our eyes to the wonders You have planned for us TODAY. Let us recognize and give thanks for each unexpected blessing we see. In Jesus name. Amen. -Psalm 40:5
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Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.-Ps 40:5 NASB
=>The Lord thinks about you more times in a day than you can count!
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How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them! If I could count them, they would outnumber the sand. -Psalm 139:17-18 AMP …
=>You are always on His mind!
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You have ravished my heart and given me courage with a single glance of your eyes -Song 4:9 AMP
=>The Lord’s desire for His dove-just one glance
=>Think of it-He must be watching your every move to catch just one glance!
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Related:
Count Your Blessings{prayer}

Pour Out Praise!

July 19, 2018

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Psalm 119:171 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
171 My lips shall pour forth praise [with thanksgiving and renewed trust] when You teach me Your statutes.
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Psalm 119:135 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
135 Make Your face shine [with pleasure] upon Your servant, and teach me Your statutes.
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The Lord’s face shines with pleasure
He smiles
As His servants desire and are taught by Him …

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Prayer:
May your trust in the Lord be renewed, your lips brim praises like fountains and your arms wave like banners
As He teaches you His word and ways …
… He will smile!

Lord open our eyes to truly see
Wonderful things in Your law. –Ps 119:18

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Word Study
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Psalm 119:171 Let my lips burst forth with {overflow,utter} praise, for You have taught me Your principles.

From NetBible Ps 119:171

  • utter[05042] = to flow, pour out, pour, gush forth, spring, bubble up, ferment
  • principles[02706] = statute, ordinance, decree, prescribed limit, boundary

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Psalm 119:135 … Make Your face shine{smile} upon Your servant, and teach me Your statutes{principles}.

From NetBible Ps 119:135

  • shine[0215] = to light, be illuminated, lighten (of the eyes, his law)
    Enlighten[0215] my eyes –Ps 13:3
    The LORD make His face shine[0215] on you –Num 6:25
    The unfolding of your words gives light[0215] –Ps 119:130
    The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening[0215] the eyes –Ps 19:8
  • principles[02706] = statute, ordinance, decree, prescribed limit, boundary

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Psalm 63:1-5
A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

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1 O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You, my body longs for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 I have seen You in the sanctuary and beheld Your power and Your glory.

MSG … So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in your strength and glory.

3 Because experiencing Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise{glorify} You.

MSG … In Your generous love I am really living at last! My lips brim praises like fountains.

4 So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.

MSG … I bless You every time I take a breath; My arms wave like banners of praise to You.

5 My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness{the richest of foods}, And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.

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My Heart Will Sing!

June 30, 2018

My heart will sing – no other name
Jesus, Jesus …

Sing no other name – only JESUS
With an undivided heart
=> pure JOY
=> Filled with the Spirit
=> EQUIPPED!


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Psalm 86:11-12Teach me Your way, O LORD, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name. 12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify Your name forever.
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Ephesians 5:18-20be filled with the Spirit. 19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 30:11

  • girded me with gladness = clothed me with joy
  • clothed-‘azar[0247] = girded(metaphorical of strength), encompassed, equipped
  • joy-simchah[08057] = joy, mirth, gladness, joy (of God)
    *The root denotes being glad or joyful with the whole disposition, the whole heart [08056] [08055]

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From NetBible Hos 6:3 & Ps 86:11

  • Psalm 86:11 Teach[03384] me Your way, O LORD
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    Hosea 6:3 … So let us know{acknowledge}, let us press on to know{acknowledge} the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering[03384] the earth.
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  • rain watering/teach[03384] = to shoot arrows, to throw water, rain, to flow as water, to instruct, to point out (as if by aiming the finger)

Notice how the word for rain/ watering is the same as teach. This is very comforting. To those who press on to know and acknowledge the Lord with an undivided{pure} heart, He will come like rain to water/teach{fill} personally.

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Related:
Glory in the Highest{prayer}

How Wide-High-Deep?

March 30, 2018

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The love of Christ
How high?

  • Higher than the heavens
    For great is Your love, higher than the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. –Ps 108:4

How wide?

  • Wide enough to embrace us all
    God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. –Rom 5:8
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    The LORD is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made. –Ps 145:9

How deep?

  • Deeper than the sea
    Your justice is like the highest mountains, Your fairness like the deepest sea.  –Ps 36:6

None can fathom the love of ChristEph 3:19
Unfailing, Unending, Unbounded  –Lam 3:22
Infinite!
None can fathom His greatness –Ps 145:3
None can imagine
Jesus is able to do more than all we can think or imagine
He is able, more than able! –Eph 3:20
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Ephesians 3:18-19 NLT … And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
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Psalm 33:2 NLT … Let Your unfailing love surround us, LORD, for our hope is in You alone.
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Walk in the Light of the Living Word

March 21, 2018

Romans 13:12, 14The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the [full]armor of light. … 14 Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ!
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Be careful how you walk –Eph 5:15
Walk in the light of the Living Word –
Jn 1:14
Walk in the SpiritGal 5:25
Walk in Truth and Love2Jn 1:6
Be wise  –
Mt 10:16
Discern both good and evil.
Heb 5:14
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Psalm 119:105, 104Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. … 104 Your precepts give me discernment. Therefore I hate every false way.
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Quicken me

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Quicken me, O LORD, according to Your Word –Ps 119:107
Teach me, Show me Your way, that I may know You Ex 33:13
That I may be wise and learn what is pleasing to You. Eph 5:10

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Ephesians 5:6-10,15-16 NASB … Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them; 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. … 15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

The Wonders of His Love!

December 29, 2017

Psalm 136:3-4 AMPC … O give thanks to the Lord of lords, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever—
4 To Him Who alone does great wonders, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.

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Lord, restore to me the wonder of Christmas,
felt most keenly when I first met Jesus;
for I long to tell the story with all the
joy it brought me that day. -OurDailyBread
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Celebrate the Wonder of Christmas
=> the birth of Jesus Christ!

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Related:
Christmas Wonder{ODB}

Grace and Glory Supply

December 28, 2017

Philippians 4:19-20 AMPC … And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever (through the endless eternities of the eternities). Amen (so be it).
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Empty vessels come to the Lord to be filled
The Lord Jesus Christ will supply all your need
He is able to make all grace abound to His children
2Cor 9:8
For “in” Him we live and move and have our being.Acts 17:28
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Taste and see that the Lord is good
The riches of His grace and glory
=> immeasurable and beyond compare
Eph 2:7
His children lack no good thing
The Lord bestows grace and glory
Ps 84:11
Seek the Lord and be filled!Ps 34:8-10
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Romans 8:32 AMPC … He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?

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Word Study
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From NetBible Phil 4:19

  • supply[4137] = to make full, to fill up, to cause to abound

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From BibleHub Phil 4:19

  • according to his riches—The measure of His supply to you will be the immeasurable “riches of His grace” (Eph 1:7).
  • in glory—These words belong to the whole sentence. “Glory” is the element in which His rich grace operates; and it will be the element IN which He will “supply fully all your need.”
  • by Christ Jesus—by virtue of your being “IN” (so Greek, not “by”) Christ Jesus, the Giver and Mediator of all spiritual blessings.

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Related:
Grace and Glory Supply{prayer}
His Grace Abounds{prayer}
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Heart of Kindness

November 19, 2017

Ephesians 4:32 AMP … Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you.

From NetBible Eph 4:32

  • kindness[5543] = fit for use, useful, good,  gracious

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Colossians 3:12Since God chose you to be the holy people whom He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted{put on a heart of} mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

From NetBible Col 3:12

  • kindness[5544] = moral goodness, gentleness
    *from [5543] = usefulness

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Lord, help me clothe myself with a heart of kindness. Let me be tender-hearted, compassionate and understanding towards others. Thank You that Your kindness is always in season!
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Related:
Heart of Kindness{prayer}
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