Monday, May 22, 2017
2017 05 19-22
Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped. Luke 8:43-44 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me reach out to Jesus for healing as this woman did.
And He said to her, "Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace." Luke 8:48 (NKJV)
Jesus, I pray that my faith will make me well and that I can go forth in good cheer.
Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. Romans 14:19 (NKJV)
Father, help me pursue those things which build up the Body of Christ.
As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, Deuteronomy 32:11 (NKJV)
Jesus, carry me on your wings.
Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity at my heels surrounds me? Those who trust in their wealth and boast in the multitude of their riches, none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him--for the redemption of their souls is costly, and it shall cease forever--that he should continue to live eternally, and not see the Pit. Psalm 49:5-9 (NKJV)
Jesus thank you for paying the cost of my ransom. I will set my fear aside and trust in you.
A man who is in honor, yet does not understand, is like the beasts that perish. Psalm 49:20 (NKJV)
LORD, give the President wisdom.
A word received: Look to me for hope that does not disappoint.
2017 05 21
Another parable He put forth to them, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared." Matthew 13:24-26 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me recognize the tares in my life for what they are. [Tares were sometimes called "bastard wheat" because the two plants looked identical until harvest time when their heads became quite different.]
"So the servants of the owner came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?' He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' The servants said to him, 'Do you want us then to go and gather them up?' But he said, 'No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn." ' " Matthew 13:27-30 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, show me when and how to uproot the tares in my life.
Another parable He put forth to them, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches." Matthew 13:31-32 (NKJV)
Father, help me know even the least of the gifts you have given to me so that my growth shall be in them.
Another parable He spoke to them: "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened." Matthew 13:33 (NKJV)
Jesus, mix the leaven of your Holy Spirit throughout my life.
A word received: I AM with you in your weakness as well as your strength.
2017 05 22
And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" Luke 9:18 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us be disciples who join with Jesus in prayer.
He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered and said, "The Christ of God." Luke 9:20 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, prepare our hearts to answer this question.
Then He said to them all, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me." Luke 9:23 (NKJV)
Jesus, I so want to cling to the past; help me leave that and take up my cross and follow you.
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. James 1:2-3 (NKJV)
Father, help me find the joy that comes from being with Jesus as I overcome life's trials.
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me endure temptation.
So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD. Deuteronomy 8:3 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me life by your word.
When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you. Deuteronomy 8:10 (NKJV)
LORD, I bless you for all that I have received from your hand.
"If it had not been the LORD who was on our side," Let Israel now say--"If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us alive, when their wrath was kindled against us; then the waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul; then the swollen waters would have gone over our soul." Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth. Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:1-8 (NKJV)
Thank you, LORD, for rescuing me.
A word received: When you hope, hope in me.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
2014 05 18
Lord, so many live in their tombs; set them free and bring them to new life.
"Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you." And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him. Luke 8:39 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us share with our families the great things Jesus has done for us.
For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living. Romans 14:7-9 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for being Lord for Jean. Be my Lord as well day by day.
"Thus says the LORD: 'Again there shall be heard in this place--of which you say, "It is desolate, without man and without beast"--in the cities of Judah, in the streets of Jerusalem that are desolate, without man and without inhabitant and without beast, the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say: "Praise the LORD of hosts, for the LORD is good, for His mercy endures forever"--and of those who will bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first,' says the LORD. Jeremiah 33:10-11 (NKJV)
Father, restore joy to the streets of our community. Help us bring a sacrifice of praise into your house.
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. Psalm 68:5 (NKJV)
Be a father to all those children caught up in the foster care system or who have fallen through the cracks.
O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places. The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God! Psalm 68:35 (NKJV)
O God, I look to you for strength.
A word received: Turn to me with trust and expectation.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
2017 05 16-17
Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, Luke 8:1 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me be a disciple who brings glad tidings of the kingdom of God.
and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities--Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance. Luke 8:2-3 (NKJV)
I pray your blessing Jesus on all women who minister you. Please raise up vocations to the Sisters of St. Mary.
And when a great multitude had gathered, and they had come to Him from every city, He spoke by a parable: "A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold." When He had said these things He cried, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" Luke 8:4-8 (NKJV)
Jesus, sow the seed of your word in my heart and let there be good soil there to receive it. Let your word bear abundant fruit in my life.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me do this.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, thansform my mind.
For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Romans 12:4-8 (NKJV)
Father, help me live out the ministry you have given me.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me do this.
And You have said to me, O Lord GOD, "Buy the field for money, and take witnesses"!--yet the city has been given into the hand of the Chaldeans.' " Jeremiah 32:25 (NKJV)
Father, help me follow your instructions even when I don't understand their purpose.
I love the LORD, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. The pains of death surrounded me, and the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow. Then I called upon the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I implore You, deliver my soul!" Psalm 116:1-4 (NKJV)
LORD, I implore you, deliver my soul from death.
A word received: I rejoice in every one of my children who come to me.
2017 05 17
Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him." Luke 8:18 (NKJV)
Jesus, please give us ears to hear you.
But He answered and said to them, "My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it." Luke 8:21 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, bond me into that family of those who do Jesus' will.
Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side of the lake." And they launched out. But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. But He said to them, "Where is your faith?" And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, "Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!" Luke 8:22-25 (NKJV)
Father, I pray for the faith that Jesus will rebuke the storms I am going through.
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience' sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God's ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. Romans 13:1-7 (NKJV)
Lord Jesus, help us live this out in our day.
"For thus says the LORD: 'Just as I have brought all this great calamity on this people, so I will bring on them all the good that I have promised them. Jeremiah 32:42 (NKJV)
LORD, bring us through this time of confusion in our country to the good you have prepared for us.
The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble! He dwells between the cherubim; let the earth be moved! Psalm 99:1 (NKJV)
King Jesus, come and rule and reign in our hearts.
Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at His holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy. Psalm 99:9 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, bring us to such worship!
A word received: I want your hearts turned to me day by day.
Monday, May 15, 2017
2017 05 14-15
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me daily ask, seek and knock to receive all that Jesus has for me.
Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! Matthew 7:9-11 (NKJV)
Father, help us give what is good for our children.
"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Matthew 7:13-14 (NKJV)
Jesus, shepherd of my soul; help me daily enter in through your narrow gate.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (NKJV)
Holy Trinity, One God, help me enter into the everlasting consolation and good hope you offer me.
Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice. Isaiah 32:1 (NKJV)
Father, raise up rulers and governors over us who will rule in righteousness. Thank you.
Also the schemes of the schemer are evil; he devises wicked plans to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaks justice. But a generous man devises generous things, and by generosity he shall stand. Isaiah 32:7-8 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, bring to repentance the evil schemers who would destroy the poor and bless those who are generous to those in need.
A word received: Don't be afraid in times of evil; I AM from everlasting and a sure refuge.
2017 05 15
And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, "This man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner." Luke 7:37-39 (NKJV)
Lord Jesus, you know our thoughts even before we speak. Cleanse our minds of all impurity.
And Jesus answered and said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." So he said, "Teacher, say it." "There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?" Simon answered and said, "I suppose the one whom he forgave more." And He said to him, "You have rightly judged." Luke 7:40-43 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, let the cleansing fire of forgiveness flood our souls.
Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little." Then He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?" Then He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace." Luke 7:44-50 (NKJV)
Father, let the good that flows out of our hearts lead to deeds that bring us forgiveness as it did with this woman.
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them. Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Colossians 3:18-21 (NKJV)
Father, bring you order into the lives of our families. Help us see beyond our own cultural blinders to what you want.
Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:22-24 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us be good workers for our managers so that we may receive what you have prepared for us.
Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. Colossians 4:1 (NKJV)
LORD, transform the attitudes of managers toward their workers.
Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. Colossians 4:12 (NKJV)
Jesus, raise up men and women like Epaphras who will labor fervently in prayer for the saints of God.
And say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it." Colossians 4:17 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us take heed to fulfill the ministries you have given us.
"If it had not been the LORD who was on our side," Let Israel now say-- "If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, When men rose up against us, Then they would have swallowed us alive, When their wrath was kindled against us; Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, The stream would have gone over our soul; Then the swollen waters Would have gone over our soul." Psalm 124:1-5 (NKJV)
Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth. Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; The snare is broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:6-8 (NKJV)
A word received: I have come to you with my love, a Father's love.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
2017 05 13
Jesus, help us tell others what we have heard and seen you do.
And when all the people heard Him, even the tax collectors justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the will of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him. Luke 7:29-30 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us to be among those who submit their lives to your baptism and purposes.
And the Lord said, "To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying: 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we mourned to you, and you did not weep.' For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is justified by all her children." Luke 7:31-35 (NKJV)
Father, please help us repent of thinking that Jesus should dance to our tune.
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. Colossians 3:12-13 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for calling us to a life of forgiveness. Thank you for forgiving us; help us do the same to others.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Colossians 3:15 (NKJV)
Lord, let your peace dwell in my heart.
For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul." After this I awoke and looked around, and my sleep was sweet to me. Jeremiah 31:25-26 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for the comfort you give my soul.
Those who are planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing, Psalm 92:13-14 (NKJV)
LORD, plant me in your house and help me bear good fruit in old age.
A word received: Look to me when you are discouraged. I AM there waiting for you.
Friday, May 12, 2017
2017 05 12
Holy Spirit, please help me respond to every call to be an intercessor for others.
Then Jesus went with them. And when He was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, "Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." Luke 7:6-8 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me come to Jesus in humility of spirit.
Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, "Young man, I say to you, arise." So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother. Luke 7:11-15 (NKJV)
Jesus, have compassion on parents who lose their children.
If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:1-2 (NKJV)
Father, help me seek Jesus.
But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, Colossians 3:8-10 (NKJV)
So I said: "Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts." Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said: "Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged." Isaiah 6:5-7 (NKJV)
Thus says the LORD: "Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears; for your work shall be rewarded, says the LORD, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy. There is hope in your future, says the LORD, that your children shall come back to their own border. Jeremiah 31:16-17 (NKJV)
LORD, help me live in hope.
Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity at my heels surrounds me? Those who trust in their wealth and boast in the multitude of their riches, none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him-- for the redemption of their souls is costly, and it shall cease forever-- that he should continue to live eternally, and not see the Pit. Psalm 49:5-9 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, teach the wealthy of this land this wisdom and turn their hearts to Jesus.
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, for He shall receive me. Psalm 49:15 (NKJV)
Jesus, I await your redemption of my soul from death.
A word received: You are in my care; look to me for help in the storm.
Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 11, 2017, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Torre Bissell from St. Ann's Amsterdam and Bellvue Reformed Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
+ Greg (Resident) -- Just got out of 2 years in prison. Pray for sobriety. Pray for his mom.
+ Kiki (Resident, young woman) -- She was crying. She needs Jesus to rebuild her life. Jesus, you met the woman at the well, come and meet Kiki.
Tyrone (Staff) -- He is going to have a colonoscopy. We prayed for God's blessing on his marriage of 30+ years.
Dan (Staff) -- Ted (volunteer) died 3 weeks ago. Jordan (Staff) is slowly recovering his strength.
MayJay (young man) -- He is in recovery. We prayed that God would take away his fear.
Eleanor (woman) -- She just got another used car. We prayed for low maintenance and high mileage.
Gary (Staff) -- We prayed for his message at the community meal.
+ Dabid (Resident) -- We prayed for strength and the power of the Holy Spirit.
+ Jose (young man) -- We prayed for boldness in speaking God's word.
Bruce (volunteer) -- We prayed for God's blessing on his family and his grandson Wesley.
PRAYER TABLE REPORT -- St. Ann's of Amsterdam, (Monday, May 8, 10-11 a.m. James Bryant and Deacon Alan presiding at His table.)
SCENES -- We've had colder and windier days for the table, of course. But it was in the low 40s and when some early arrivals started coming, some of them actually requested if we could do the table INDOORS today. We noticed that most of them were not dressed for cold weather, so we agreed to have the table inside in the Parish Hall. Two of the early birds, a mother (LINDA) and daughter (SALEEN) came inside and Cherie Nethaway and I invited them to join us in Morning Prayer. They accepted the invitation! They listened intently and said the Lord's Prayer with us! ... Many thanks to the contributions of non-perishable food and used, clean clothing we received this week. That makes it easier for us to feed and clothe the grateful people who come. .. About 25-30 people in all visited us this time.
PRAYER CONCERNS -- Please pray for BIANCA, who has private issues. The Lord knows the details. She took two of our wooden crosses made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina. ... MARIA asked for prayer and anointing. He daughter KABESHA is battling a serious illness.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
2017 05 11
Jesus, please give me clarity of sight so that I may see and repent of my sins.
"For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush." Luke 6:43-44 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me recognize the fruit I am actually producing in my life.
Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great." Luke 6:47-49 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me build only on you and word to me. There is so much building on sand around us that it has become the norm. Help me build for eternal life with you.
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; Colossians 2:8-9 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, I am surrounded by empty philosophy and dead traditions; let the fullness of Jesus dwell in me.
In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, Colossians 2:11 (NKJV)
Jesus, bring me to the circumcision of my heart.
These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh. Colossians 2:23 (NKJV)
Father, please help me discern what is truly of value.
Thus says the LORD: "The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness-- Israel, when I went to give him rest." Jeremiah 31:2 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for your grace in the wilderness.
They shall come with weeping, and with supplications I will lead them. I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble; for I am a Father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn. Jeremiah 31:9 (NKJV)
Father, help me walk without stumbling.
Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, streaming to the goodness of the LORD -- for wheat and new wine and oil, for the young of the flock and the herd; their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, and they shall sorrow no more at all. Jeremiah 31:12 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, make my soul a well-watered garden.
"I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance, and My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the LORD." Jeremiah 31:14 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me to be satisfied with your goodness.
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. Psalm 68:5 (NKJV)
LORD, be a father to the fatherless in our day. Protect the children in foster care and in abusive homes with your love.
A word received: Look to me when times are hard.