April 29, 2015

Hear My Prayer!

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

 Psalm 4:1

6 Things + 1 Abomination

There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him:   haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 6:16-19

Everyone Who Asks

And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Luke 11:9-10

Continue Steadfastly In Prayer

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 4:2

Welcome One Another

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Romans 15:7

April 28, 2015

Why Are You Angry?

The LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”

Genesis 4:6-7

According to the Will of God

And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Romans 8:27

Pray Without Ceasing #Pray #OneWord2015

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Whoever Trusts In The LORD

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.

Proverbs 29:25

April 27, 2015

Psalm 2:12

Proverbs 4:14-15

Do Not Enter, Do Not Walk, Avoid It, Do Not Go, Turn Away, & Pass On

Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil.  Avoid it; do not go on it; turn away from it and pass on.

Proverbs 4:14-15

When You Pray

“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love   to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others.   Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.  But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Matthew 6:5-6

One Word 2015: Pray

if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

There Is Freedom

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

2 Corinthians 3:17

April 25, 2015

One Word 2015: Pray

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:33

April 24, 2015

Revelation 22:17 (Without Price)

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. Revelation 22:17

22:17 In v. 20, "Come" is a prayer addressed to Jesus, who promises to come soon. Here it is an invitation to the spiritually thirsty, to take the water of life without price, for it is freely provided by God's grace (21:6; Isa. 55:1).

April 23, 2015

Revelation 21:6 (Without Payment)

And he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. Revelation 21:6

21:6 It is done! The destruction of God's enemies (16:17) and the salvation of his saints are both completed. The Alpha and the Omega. First and last letters of the Greek alphabet (cf. 1:8; 22:13). The Lord stands beyond the universe's beginning and its end as Sovereign Creator and Consummator, the first and the last (Isa. 41:4; 44:6; 48:12). The spring of the water of life is the throne of God and the Lamb (Rev. 22:1), a throne of grace (Heb. 4:16) because here the thirsty drink without payment, by God's free gift (Isa. 55:1).

Joel 2:32 #OneWord2015 #Pray

Acts 2:21 #OneWord2015 #Pray


April 22, 2015

The Encouragement of the Scriptures

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Romans 15:4

April 20, 2015

The Beginning of Knowledge

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7

One Word 2015: Pray

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19

You Are There!

If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!  If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,  even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.

Psalm 139:8-10

Psalm 31:3

The One Who Stays Awake

(“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”)

Revelation 16:15

According to HIS Great Mercy

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:3

April 19, 2015

Let Him Ask God

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

James 1:5

One Word 2015: Pray

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

1 Peter 4:7

The Steps of Man

The steps of a man are established by the LORD , when he delights in his way;

Psalm 37:23

If anyone's will is to do God's will

If anyone’s will is to do God’s will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.

John 7:17

We Esteemed Him Not

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Isaiah 53:3

April 18, 2015

One Sinner Who Repents

Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Luke 15:10

Cleanse Me From My Sin

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

Psalm 51:2

If We Confess Our Sins

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9

The LORD Your God Is God

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

Deuteronomy 7:9

April 16, 2015

Call To Me

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Jeremiah 33:3

Arm Yourselves

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.

1 Peter 4:1-2

Whoever Does the Will of God

And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

1 John 2:17

One Word 2015: Pray

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Colossians 1:9

Get Insight

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.

Proverbs 4:7

April 15, 2015

He It Is Who Loves Me

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him. ~Jesus

April 14, 2015

Let No One Deceive Himself

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 

1 Corinthians 3:18-20

My Sheep Hear My Voice

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

John 10:27

For Your Servant Hears

And the LORD came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant hears.”

1 Samuel 3:10

Make Me Know

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Psalm 143:8

Your Will Be Done

Your kingdom come,  your will be done,    on earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 6:10

One Word 2015: Pray

And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel.

Revelation 8:3-4

His Understanding is Unsearchable

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

Isaiah 40:28

April 13, 2015

What Is Good

He has told you, O man, WHAT IS GOOD; and what does the LORD require of you but to DO JUSTICE, and to LOVE KINDNESS, and to WALK HUMBLY with your God?

Micah 6:8

One Word 2015: Pray

And I said, “O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father’s house have sinned.

Nehemiah 1:5-6

Pray for Us

Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.

Hebrews 13:18

The Fruit of the Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23

April 12, 2015

Who Gives the Victory

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:56-57

April 11, 2015

When you are at the end of your rope

When you are at the end of your rope - when you no longer have hope within yourself - that is when you run to God for mercy.

#ItIsFinished

The Word of the Cross

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:18

With Confidence Draw Near

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16

When You Pray

And he said to them, “When you pray, say:  “Father,   hallowed be   your name.  Your kingdom come.

Luke 11:2

Because you do not ask

You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

James 4:2

They Ought Always to Pray

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

Luke 18:1

The Prayers of the Saints

And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

Revelation 5:8

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Colossians 3:16

April 10, 2015

So Walk In Him

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

Colossians 2:6-7

April 9, 2015

Now Faith Is

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1

He who promised is faithful

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

Hebrews 10:23

What Is the Will of God

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

April 7, 2015

Delight Yourself In the LORD

Delight yourself in the LORD , and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4 ESV

Be Zealous and Repent

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

Revelation 3:19 ESV

(The words of Christ Himself)

More Blessed To Give

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

Acts 20:35 ESV

April 6, 2015

I Bow My Knees

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,

Ephesians 3:14

April 4, 2015

Those Who Sow In Tears

Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!

Psalm 126:5 ESV

Praying In the Holy Spirit

But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

Jude 1:20-21 ESV

When Slandered, We Entreat

"when slandered, we entreat" (1 Corinthians 4:13)

Whoever Utters Slander

“whoever utters slander is a fool” (Proverbs 18)

Do No Wrong or Violence

Thus says the LORD: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.

Jeremiah 22:3 ESV

He Upholds the Widow and the Fatherless

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous. The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

Psalm 146:5-9 ESV

Father of the Fatherless

Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.

Psalm 68:5 ESV

He Executes Justice for the Fatherless

He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 10:18 ESV

You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child

You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry,

Exodus 22:22-23 ESV

No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed

If anyone stirs up strife, it is not from me; whoever stirs up strife with you shall fall because of you. Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and produces a weapon for its purpose. I have also created the ravager to destroy; no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD .”

Isaiah 54:15-17 ESV

A Prayer for God to Protect the Helpless

Arise, O LORD ; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted.  Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”?  But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless.   Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call his wickedness to account till you find none.

Psalm 10:12-15 ESV

April 3, 2015

You Should Pray

If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.

1 John 5:16

One Word 2015: Pray

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

1 John 5:14-15

But God

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8