I’m praying Psalm 37 over you all this week:
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Psalms 37:3-7a (NKJV)
Dear Lord Jesus, I pray that our faith in You would increase, that we would see Your good accomplished in our life as we feed ourselves and find nourishment as we find You are faithful to us – Your presence is our every need. I pray this week that delighting in You would be the desires fo our heart, that we would remain committed and steadfast in our ways toward You. I pray Lord, that Your glory would be revealed and shine from us as righteousness and justice are accomplished for all to see. We wait patiently for You Lord, we find our rest in You.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret–it only causes harm. ~ Psalms 37:8 (NKJV)
Help us Lord, to overcome our anger – to forsake our desire for vengeance and release of from wrath Lord. Help us to work through our anger and keep us from sinning and fretting over the things we cannot control. Help us to see the way these things are harmful in our lives and Give us Your peace, Lord Jesus.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand. I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed. Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell forevermore. For the Lord loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, ~ Psalms 37:23-28a (NKJV)
Help us to know Lord, that our steps are ordered by You – Help us to see that You delight in our walking in Your way, and seeking You even in our troubles. You will keep us from falling Lord, Your Word promises it is so – that we will not be “utterly cast down…” We might stumble, we might suffer be we are not ever cast off from You because we are always in the palm of Your hand. Even in our old age Lord, let us say that we have never seen the righteous forsaken for You, O God, have provided our every need – in plenty and in tribulation You have given to us over and over again. I thank You that Your blessing will carry forth for a 1,000 generations. I pray Lord that You would protect us from evil, from the lies and the schemes of the enemy and that we would continue to do good all the days of our lives entrusting the justice and mercy that is administered in our lives to You. You do not forsake us Lord, You have preserved us forever by Your blood and resurrection.
But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble. And the Lord shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him. ~ Psalms 37:39-40 (NKJV)
You have redeemed and delivered us Lord, You alone are our salvation and our strength in times of trouble. You help us and deliver us from any evil or suffering that we may face. You save us and we trust in You.
Thank You Lord, that we can see Your hand upon our lives, even in the deepest agony and despair You reveal Yourself in tiny blessings and the comfort of others. You give us revelation through Your Spirit and Intercede for us before Your Father’s throne. I thank You, Jesus, that You have gone before us and prepared the way – made them straight so that we might trust in You even as we walk through the valley of the shadow of death. You are our help and our strength and we declare our trust in You this day.
It is in Your Sweet Name I pray, Amen.
Please be in prayer – we’ve added a new member this week to my weekly group. Pray that each woman will hear from the Lord this week about where she is in her grief and what the Lord wants her to see in this season of her life.
My husband continues to work out of town and injured his ankle yesterday. Pray divine healing and blessing over the injury and ask the Lord to deliver him from pain and serious injury. He will not report it — he has previously broken his foot and not sought treatment because it meant missing work. He is a bit stubborn that way. Ask the Lord to give him wisdom and do the right thing to preserve his health. Continue to pray for the people he is serving in the Houston area. That God would hasten their recovery from the terrible storms and reclaim the city and area for His glory. Continue to pray for those who have gone there to work that the glory of the Lord would pour over into their lives and they would have an awakening in His presence to minister to the hurting and to pray for one another.
I am humbled and grateful for your prayers. Please leave a note about how we can pray for you.