Tuesday, August 30, 2016
2016 08 30
Lord, save us from self-deception.
"And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." John 8:35-36 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me enter the freedom of the Father's sonship.
"I know that you are Abraham's descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you." John 8:37 (NKJV)
Jesus, please let your word find a place in me.
"Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word." John 8:43 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me listen to and receive your word.
Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. Acts 12:5 (NKJV)
Father, bring us to constant prayer for those in bondage.
O GOD, who spares when we deserve punishment, and in your wrath remembers mercy; we humbly beseech you, of your goodness, to comfort and succour all prisoners [especially those who are condemned to die]. Give them a right understanding of themselves, and of your promises; that, trusting wholly in your mercy, they may not place their confidence anywhere but in you. Relieve the distressed, protect the innocent, awaken the guilty; and forasmuch as you alone bring light out of darkness, and good out of evil, grant to these your servants, that by the power of your Holy Spirit they may be set free from the chains of sin and death, and may be brought to newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
"Remember the prisoners as if chained with them--those who are mistreated--since you yourselves are in the body also." Hebrews 13:3
But motioning to them with his hand to keep silent, he declared to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, "Go, tell these things to James and to the brethren." And he departed and went to another place. Acts 12:17 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us declare how the Lord has brought us out of bondage.
"Hold your peace with me, and let me speak, Then let come on me what may! Job 13:13 (NKJV)
Help us listen to those who speak in the anguish of their souls.
"Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him." Job 13:15a (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, bring me to this level of trust.
An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes, when he finds out his iniquity and when he hates. The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; he has ceased to be wise and to do good. he devises wickedness on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not abhor evil. Psalm 36:1-4 (NKJV)
Lord, grant Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hearts of mercy.
They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. Psalm 36:8 (NKJV)
Help us find our satisfaction in you and drink from your river of life.
I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. Psalm 7:17 (NKJV)
Help me sing your praises, LORD!
A word received: Don't be dismayed by the noise of the enemy. Listen, listen to me.