You Understand

“O Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear.

To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed,
So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.” Psalm 10:17-18

“The Lord protects the strangers;
He supports the fatherless and the widow,
But He thwarts the way of the wicked.” Psalm 146:9

“Let not the oppressed return dishonored;
Let the afflicted and needy praise Your name.” Psalm 74:21

Lord,

You are my King who knows and sees what is going on in my life,

You hear all my prayers, strengthen my heart, and refresh my soul.

I am so grateful for Your faithfulness and unfailing protection.

You truly understand my current circumstances.

You watch out for families and their well-being.

You are the Judge who sees the wicked and their evil intents.

I praise You for who You are, Your protection, and justice.

In Jesus’ name, I praise. Amen.

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Be Gracious.

“Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have relieved me in my distress;
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.” Psalm 4:1

“I was crying to the Lord with my voice,
And He answered me from His holy mountain.” Psalm 3:4

“Turn to me and be gracious to me,
For I am lonely and afflicted.” Psalm 25:16

Lord,

I am moving in a new direction. I am in distress about the unexpected road. Help me trust You.

I’m searching for guidance and I also need Your strength, comfort, and wisdom.

Be gracious and forgive me for all my anxious thought(s) and soothe the rhythms of my heart.

When making a life-altering decision, It is typically a lonely road, yet it is comforting to know You are already there on my behalf.

I may have a plan, Lord, You direct all of my steps though.

Guide me. Teach me. Rebuke me. Be gracious, Lord, and show me every step of the way.

I praise You for opening up a new journey.

I am elated about the unlimited possibilities of the new journey.

In Jesus’ name, I courageously pray and boldly praise.

Amen.

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Sing for Joy

“But let all who take refuge in You be glad,
Let them ever sing for joy;
And may You shelter them,
That those who love Your name may exult in You.” Psalm 11:5

“Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.” Psalm 33:1

“The righteous man will be glad in the Lord and will take refuge in Him;
And all the upright in heart will glory.” Psalm 64:10

Lord,

I want to take refuge in You always,

Protect my mind, heart, and soul every time I encounter confusion or chaos.

You are my only Light (1 John 1:5).

I want to embrace Your love at sunrise, seek Your face throughout the day, surrender my plans and please You in every I can, Lord.

I have faith in You alone.

You are love (1 John 4:8, 16). Your never-ending blessings are palpable.

I am singing to You in gladness. I am shouting tunes of Joy regardless of the darkness, I walk into later on.

In Jesus’ name, I courageously praise and pray.

Amen.

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His Precepts

“How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord who walks in His ways.” Psalm 128:1

 “He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither. And in whatever he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:3

“Planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God” Psalm 92:13

“The Lord was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. Now his master saw that the Lord was with him and how the Lord caused all that he did to prosper in his hand.” Genesis 39:2-3

Lord,

You are the wisest Counselor.

You are the King of Kings.

As I meditate on Your Word day and night, I want to stand firmly on solid grounds, build character and help me flourish one day at a time. I will capture every one of Your precepts in my heart and live out in obedience for the rest of my life. Walk with me, Lord, just like You were with Joseph thousands years ago both in dire moments as well as in his most prosperous season.

Take the lead, Lord. I surrender my life.

In Jesus’ name, I courageously pray.

Amen.

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His Mercies

‘The Lord is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations.’ Numbers 14:18

“The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. The Lord is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works. All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord, and Your godly ones shall bless You.” Psalms 145:8-10

“Who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. The Lord performs righteous deeds and judgments for all who are oppressed.” Psalms 103:4-6

Lord, I’m so glad you are slow to anger and abundant in Grace and Mercy. You have been so good to me all these years and I’m just amazed over all of your wonderful blessings in my life today.

You have redeemed me from the pit. Thank You, Jesus.

You have crowned me with Your never-ending compassion, refreshed my soul and strengthened my heart over the years. I praise You today with all my heart, mind and soul.

In Jesus’ name, I pray.
Amen.

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His Sabbath

“So the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts (inhabitants). And by the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested (ceased) on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. So God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it [as His own, that is, set it apart as holy from other days], because in it He rested from all His work which He had created and done.” GENESIS‬ ‭2:1-3‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Remember the Sabbath (seventh) day to keep it holy (set apart, dedicated to God). Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath [a day of rest dedicated] to the LORD your God; on that day you shall not do any work, you or your son, or your daughter, or your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock or the temporary resident (foreigner) who stays within your [city] gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and everything that is in them, and He rested (ceased) on the seventh day. That is why the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy [that is, set it apart for His purposes].” EXODUS‬ ‭20:8-11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us,” EPHESIANS‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Lord, I work diligently in everything I do. Thanks for daily stamina, vitality and focus. Help me back off from task demands and relax a bit so I may only worship You and enjoy life with loved ones.

Teach me how to rest on a regular basis and decompress away from all of my duties. I want to honor You by observing the sabbath day, rely on Your promises and refresh my soul.

In Jesus’ name I courageously pray,

Amen.

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His Holy Spirit.

“Turn to my reproof,
Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.” Proverbs 1:23 NASB

“It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind;
And your sons and daughters will prophesy, 
Your old men will dream dreams,
Your young men will see visions.” Joel 2:28 NASB

“But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; For the Spirit was not yet given because Jesus was not yet glorified.” John 7:39 NASB

Lord,
I’ve lifted up my hands, pour out Your Holy Spirit and let Your words known to me. I want to walk in the Spirit one moment at a time and deny the desires of the flesh. Help me be a faithful servant.
In Jesus’ name, I pray.
Amen.

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His Knowledge

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7 NASB

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding has all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.” 
Psalms 111:10 NASB

“The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: Fear God and keep His commandments because this applies to every person.” 
Ecclesiastes 12:13 NASB

Lord, 
As I read Your Word, fill me with Your Holy Spirit so both of my heart and mind are open for wisdom and instruction. You are my Shepherd and Counselor so teach me Your precepts and provide guidance one day at a time. I want to be wise in all of my decisions today. I want to walk and apply all of your teachings in my life. I honor You and love You, Abba Father.
In Jesus name, I praise.
Amen.

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His Protection

“I will say to the Lord, my refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!

A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand,

But it shall not approach you.

No evil will befall you, nor He will give His angels charge concerning you,

To guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91: 2, 7, 10-11

“But the Lord has been my stronghold,

And my God the rock of my refuge.” Psalm 94:22

“O Lord, my strength and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of distress…” Jeremiah 16:19

Lord, you are my refuge, fortress and stronghold, in whom I trust.

Have your guardian angels protect every step of my journey,

in Jesus’ name I boldly pray, Amen.

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His Strength

“Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.” Psalm 105:3

“How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O Lord, they walk in the light of Your countenance. For You are the glory of their strength, and by Your favor, our horn is exalted.” Psalm 89:15,17

“The LORD is the strength of His people, a stronghold of salvation for His anointed.” Psalms 28:8

Lord,

You have been the strength in pressing life circumstances, my stronghold of salvation when faced with opposition, rejection or failure and my joy in grief and sorrows.

I praise You for your faithfulness, unconditional love, and morning mercies. I want to rejoice in You always.

I boldly praise and courageously pray, Your faithful and beloved servant.

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