Wednesday Prayer Blanket Brief April 23, 2014
Thank You, Father, for sending Your Word, the Lord Jesus, and healing us and delivering us from our destruction. We give You thanks for Your loving kindness, and for Your wonders to the sons of men. We bring to You, Lord, all requests and petitions for healing – believing that You – Jehovah Rophe – are our healer! We lift up our whole tent, and we pray a hedge of protection around each and every one of our spirits, souls, and bodies.
We include all our sick, all our elderly, all our children, all our grandchildren, all our siblings, all our parents, all our extended family, all our in-laws and all extended family, all our friends, all our peers, all pregnant Mamas, all the unborn, all the newborn, all the babies, all husbands and husbands to be, all wives and wives to be, all single parents, all parents, all teachers, all firemen, all policemen, all medical dealing with the elderly, the babies, children and special needs, all the public sector, all the private sector, all our communities, all our states, all our nations, all the Church, all pastors and leadership of the Church, all of the 5-fold ministry, all missionaries, all the sheep and the lambs, all Believers, and all that concerns any and all in our tent: all in our past, all in our present, and all in our future. We speak strength and release of pressure, stress, and pain to each and every cell, nerve, tissue, muscle, ligament, tendon, joint, bone, node, organ, organ system and the whole body of each and every person in our tent. We speak health and healing to all in our tent.
Thank you for the honor, LORD, for all new requests to add today. We lay hands on all requests from Church, Sunday Schools, Bible Studies, prayer ministries, email, fb, telephone and in person.
You, LORD, were wounded for our transgressions. You were bruised for our iniquities. You took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses and our sins in Your own body on the tree, that we having died to sin, might live to righteousness. The chastisement for our peace was upon You, and by Your stripes we are and were healed.
We bless You, LORD, and we forget not all Your benefits. You forgive all our iniquities, and You heal all our diseases. You redeem our lives from destruction and crown us with loving-kindness and tender mercies. You satisfy our mouths with good things, so that our youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon us the Gentiles, in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
The promise was given not to seeds, as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed, who is Christ.” Therefore, we receive the blessings of Abraham , in Jesus!
Jesus Christ has redeemed us from all that negatively affects our tent. Every cell, node, tissue, nerve, vessel, muscle, organ and organ system is redeemed of the LORD, and we say to our bodies, line up with the perfect will of God!
We are healed by the Mighty Name and the precious Blood of Jesus of Nazareth, our Savior and LORD!
We are the redeemed of the LORD, and over and over and over and over We Say SOOOO!!!!! AMEN!!! and SO BE IT!!!
We declare hope and healing to every past, present, and future request that we remember and those that we forget. We declare strength in the power, the blood, and the Name of Jesus! We declare favor, peace, joy, goodness, mercy, and love, in the lives of all our tent, today, and forevermore.
We praise You for all the miracles…all answered prayer that we’ve received…all strongholds that have been demolished! We praise You, in advance, for all the miracles and demolished strongholds that we expect!
Because we serve You, You bless our bread and our water, and You remove sickness from our midst – including opening wombs and removing miscarriages. All germs and infection…all names that attack our bodies bounce off the shield of Health and Healing! We are the Healed the Healthy…and We Shout it SO!!!!
For You, LORD, heal all our diseases; You redeem our lives from the pit, You crown us with loving kindness and compassion; You satisfy our years and desires with good things so that our youth is renewed like the eagle’s; and You only perform righteous deeds and judgments for all who are oppressed.
Thank You, Father, that because we believe in the Lord Jesus, our households shall be saved. As for us – our tent and each household – we will serve the Lord. We wives submit unto our own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the Church, and He is the Savior of the body. We are submissive, so that even if our husbands do not obey the Word, they may be won by our behavior – chaste and accompanied by the fear of God. Instead of relying on the outward adorning of our flesh, we will reach our husbands with the hidden person of our heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
The older women will admonish the younger women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God not be blasphemed. Each husband loves his wife as Christ loves the Church – that he love her as his own body – nourishing and cherishing her as Christ does the Church. Husbands dwell with their wives with understanding, giving honor to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that their prayers not be hindered. Let each man of you love his own wife as his very own self, and let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband — that she notices him, regards him, prefers him, venerates and esteems him, and that she defers to him, praises him, loves him, honors him, and admires him exceedingly.
Our children are a gift and a heritage from You, and the fruit of the womb is our reward from You. The children of our youth are like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior. How blessed we are to have our quiver full of them. We will train up our children in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord. They will not depart from the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Our children will obey us in the Lord, for this is right! They will honor their father and their mother – all their lives – that they may live long on the earth. Fathers will not provoke their children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. They will not exasperate their children, in order that they not lose heart.
LORD, we reaffirm that we are persuaded that You are able to guard and keep what we’ve committed unto You! We rededicate our adult children to You! We stand unmoved and receive Your promise to pour out Your Spirit on our sons and daughters! We declare they will hear Your voice and sense Your presence and direction in their lives. Speak to their hearts as You pour out Your Spirit, LORD! Thank You, LORD that because Your love and power is poured out on us, our prayers for our children are powerful! Thank You for loving our adult children more than we do. We say, today, “For our adult children we have prayed and You, LORD, hear our prayers and grant our petitions.” We give You all praise and glory!! In the Mighty Name of Jesus!
As You taught your disciples how to pray, Lord, we – Your disciples in this day – pray – Our, Father, Who art in Heaven – Hallowed be Thy Name! Today we hallow Your Name, Paraclete – Comforter (the Holy Spirit, called alongside to help, console, guide into the truth of God’s Word)
Your Kingdom come – righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost! Your will be done on earth, Lord – that none perish and all come to repentance – as it is in Heaven. We ask that You give us this day our daily bread – including our manna – Your Word of life. Forgive us our trespasses, Lord, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory – forever and ever!
Bless us like Jabez, LORD! Bless us indeed! Enlarge our territory!! Keep Your hand upon us, LORD, and keep us from the evil one, that we not cause pain or be in pain.
Psalm 92 (NKJV)
Praise to the Lord for His Love and Faithfulness
1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
2 To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,
And Your faithfulness every night,
3 On an instrument of ten strings,
On the lute,
And on the harp,
With harmonious sound.
4 For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work;
I will triumph in the works of Your hands.
5 O Lord, how great are Your works!
Your thoughts are very deep.
6 A senseless man does not know,
Nor does a fool understand this.
7 When the wicked spring up like grass,
And when all the workers of iniquity flourish,
It is that they may be destroyed forever.
8 But You, Lord, are on high forevermore.
9 For behold, Your enemies, O Lord,
For behold, Your enemies shall perish;
All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
10 But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox;
I have been anointed with fresh oil.
11 My eye also has seen my desire on my enemies;
My ears hear my desire on the wicked
Who rise up against me.
12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those who are planted in the house of the Lord
Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bear fruit in old age;
They shall be fresh and flourishing,
15 To declare that the Lord is upright;
He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
Proverbs 23 (NKJV)
23 When you sit down to eat with a ruler,
Consider carefully what is before you;
2 And put a knife to your throat
If you are a man given to appetite.
3 Do not desire his delicacies,
For they are deceptive food.
4 Do not overwork to be rich;
Because of your own understanding, cease!
5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not?
For riches certainly make themselves wings;
They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.
6 Do not eat the bread of a miser,
Nor desire his delicacies;
7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
“Eat and drink!” he says to you,
But his heart is not with you.
8 The morsel you have eaten, you will vomit up,
And waste your pleasant words.
9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,
For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
10 Do not remove the ancient landmark,
Nor enter the fields of the fatherless;
11 For their Redeemer is mighty;
He will plead their cause against you.
12 Apply your heart to instruction,
And your ears to words of knowledge.
13 Do not withhold correction from a child,
For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.
14 You shall beat him with a rod,
And deliver his soul from hell.
15 My son, if your heart is wise,
My heart will rejoice—indeed, I myself;
16 Yes, my inmost being will rejoice
When your lips speak right things.
17 Do not let your heart envy sinners,
But be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day;
18 For surely there is a hereafter,
And your hope will not be cut off.
19 Hear, my son, and be wise;
And guide your heart in the way.
20 Do not mix with winebibbers,
Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;
21 For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,
And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.
22 Listen to your father who begot you,
And do not despise your mother when she is old.
23 Buy the truth, and do not sell it,
Also wisdom and instruction and understanding.
24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice,
And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.
25 Let your father and your mother be glad,
And let her who bore you rejoice.
26 My son, give me your heart,
And let your eyes observe my ways.
27 For a harlot is a deep pit,
And a seductress is a narrow well.
28 She also lies in wait as for a victim,
And increases the unfaithful among men.
29 Who has woe?
Who has sorrow?
Who has contentions?
Who has complaints?
Who has wounds without cause?
Who has redness of eyes?
30 Those who linger long at the wine,
Those who go in search of mixed wine.
31 Do not look on the wine when it is red,
When it sparkles in the cup,
When it swirls around smoothly;
32 At the last it bites like a serpent,
And stings like a viper.
33 Your eyes will see strange things,
And your heart will utter perverse things.
34 Yes, you will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea,
Or like one who lies at the top of the mast, saying:
35 “They have struck me, but I was not hurt;
They have beaten me, but I did not feel it.
When shall I awake, that I may seek another drink?”
Thank You, Father, through Jesus Christ, for all of our tent; in Jesus’ Name we bring these requests and petitions before You in our behalf.
Thank You for sending Your Word, the Lord Jesus, and healing us and delivering us from our destruction. We give You thanks for Your loving-kindness, and for Your wonders to the sons of men. We also offer unto You sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of Your works with joyful singing. (Psalm 107: 20-22)
Father, we give attention to Your words and incline our ears to Your sayings. We do not let them depart from our sight, and we keep them in the midst of our hearts, because they are life to us who find them and health to our whole body. (Proverbs 4: 20-22)
Thank You, Father, that because we serve You, You bless our bread and our water, and You remove sickness from our midst. (Exodus 23: 25)
Father, we pray our souls bless You, and we do not forget all of Your benefits: for You forgive all our iniquities; You heal all our diseases; You redeem our lives from the pit; You crown us with loving kindness and compassion; You satisfy our years and desires with good things so that our youth is renewed like the eagle’s; and only You perform righteous deeds and judgments for all who are oppressed. (Psalm 103: 2-6)
Father, thank You that the Spirit of Him Who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in us, and that because You raised Christ Jesus from the dead, You will also give life to our mortal bodies through Your Spirit Who indwells us. (Romans 8: 11)
We thank You, Father, that Jesus, Himself, bore our sins in His own body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His stripes we were healed. (1 Peter 2: 24)
Thank You, Father, that Christ has redeemed us all from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us, for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,” in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Thank You, Father, that we belong to Christ, and are Abraham’s offspring, and heirs according to promise. (Galatians 3: 13, 14, 29)
O, Father, Christ gave Himself up for us, that He might sanctify and cleanse us with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present us to Himself, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, but that we should be holy and without blemish. (Ephesians 5: 25b-27 KJV)
We pray, Father, that whatever we do in word or deed, we do it all in the Name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to You. (Colossians 3: 17)
Thank You, Father, that we have put on righteousness and it clothes us; our justice is like a robe and a turban. (Job 29: 14)
We pray we be clothed with strength and dignity. We pray that we also clothe ourselves with humility toward one another, for You are opposed to the proud, but give grace to the humble. We pray that we will humble ourselves, therefore, under Your mighty hand, that You may exalt us at the proper time; that we cast all our anxiety upon You, because You care for us. (Proverbs 31: 25a; 1 Peter 5: 5b-7)
We pray, Father, that no one look down on us, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity, we will show ourselves as examples of those who believe. (1 Thessalonians 5: 22 KJV)
Father, we pray that we will abstain from all appearance of evil (1 Thessalonians 5: 33 KJV)
SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL WHOLENESS
We pray, Father, that we discipline ourselves for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:7-8)
We pray that we will glorify God in our bodies, for we have been bought with a price, and are not our own; for our bodies are a temple for the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6: 19, 20)
We pray that we will not hurt or destroy the temple of God, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what we are. (1 Corinthians 3: 16, 17)
Thank You, Father, that we are a building being fitted together and growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in Whom we also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit. (Ephesians 2: 21, 22)
We pray, Father, that we cleanse ourselves from wickedness, that we will be vessels of honor, sanctified and useful to You, prepared for every good work. We pray that we flee from youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. And that we refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing they produce quarrels. (2 Timothy 2: 21-21)
Thank You, Father, that we have been called to freedom; only we pray that we do not turn our freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love may we serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5: 13, 14)
We pray, Father, that we forget what lies behind and reach forward to what lies ahead, pressing on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. And, if in anything we have a different attitude, Father, we pray You reveal it to us. (Philippians 3: 13-15)
So, Father, we pray that we do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let us each regard one another as more important than ourselves; that we do not merely look out for our own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. We pray that we will have the same attitude in ourselves which was in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2: 3-5)
Father, we pray that You bless us, and keep us; that You make Your face to shine on us, and be gracious to us; that You lift up Your countenance upon us, and give us peace. (Numbers 6: 24-26)
Cause us to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all men, so that You may establish our hearts unblameable in holiness before You at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all Your saints. (1 Thessalonians 3: 12, 13)
Father, we pray that we fear You and keep Your commandments, for this is the whole duty of man and what You require of us for our good: that we fear You; that we walk in all Your ways; that we love You, and serve You out of and with our whole hearts, and with all our souls, and with all our minds, our faculties of thought, of quick apprehension, intelligence, keenness of discernment, and moral understanding, and with all our strength. (Mark 12: 30, 33 AMP/NAS; Ecclesiastes 12: 13 KJV; Deuteronomy 10: 12, 13 AMP/NAS)
Used with Permission, Daily Prayers, by Elizabeth Alves, Canopy Press.
Stormie Omartian’s books — The Power of the Praying Wife and The Power of the Praying Parent — Ch 23
Father, we pray for nations threatening nuclear attack like Korea, Iran, Iraq, and any other, LORD! We say NO to all and any nuclear threat! We pray for the persecuted church in Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, India, South Africa, and all over the world, LORD! We pray safety for all of our brothers and sisters in Christ! We pray Your Kingdom Come! Your Will, LORD, Be Done in all the nations. We speak peace to all the storms!
Agreeing with Germaine Copeland:
As the church we withstand the forces of darkness that have come to steal, kill and destroy the seeds of righteousness that were sown among all peoples in this earth. We proclaim that as surely as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring forth, so surely the Lord God will cause rightness and justice and praise to spring forth before all the nations through the self-fulfilling power of His word, in the name of Jesus our Lord who shall reign forever and ever! (1 Chron 16:30-32, Isaiah 61:11) Father, we lift up the Ukraine crisis, in Jesus’ Name. We especially lift up the Jewish community in the center of this civil unrest. We stand against the anti-Semitic hatred that has always been apparent in this part of the world. We stand with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and Rabbi Eckstein, as he continues to assess the needs of this Jewish community in the Ukraine. We pray Russia will not dominate the land in Jesus’ Name! We speak to this storm and say Peace Be Still!!!
Continuing to agree with Germaine:
Continuing our prayer for China
Father, we come to seek Your face and inquire in Your Holy Temple asking for Your intercession as we continue our prayer for the nation of China. Oh, our Father, You are the Governor of the nations, and many of the kings of the earth have set themselves against You. Yet, You have set your King on Your holy hill of Zion so that in every local, state, provincial and national government You would rule in the midst of Your enemies. Strengthen and uphold those rulers that, by Your grace, are making decisions in agreement with Your will for all people groups. Make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet, that all the people in China would kiss the Son, so they may know that happy are those who take refuge in You. We proclaim that all of China will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, in the name of Jesus our Lord! Amen
Day 11 – Indo-Iranians
Punjabi, Nepali, Newari, Sindhi
Father, we thank You, for evangelistic meetings in Lubhiana, a Punjabi City, in 1995, where thousands of Punjabi-speaking people responded to the call to follow Christ from Valson Abraham, President of India Gospel Outreach. Unknown to him at the time, the AD 2000 movement had mobilized Christians to pray for the Gateway Cities of India as part of Praying Through the Window II. I remember, LORD, receiving information, having a map, and praying, LORD, around this time. I’m not sure it was exactly the same, but my Faith rises to hear such a fantastic report, when we know we’ve been assigned to pray for these unreached people. LORD, thank You for pouring out Your Spirit again on the Punjabi, with many miraculous encounters of people receiving dreams and visions of the LORD, and healings and miracles in their lives! Father, what You did for the AD 2000 movement, You will do for Women Who Pray! Woo Hoo!!! Thank You, Father for hearing the prayers of Your saints. May Your Kingdom be established among the Punjabi-speaking people today, both in India and Pakistan. We pray, LORD, that your Kingdom will be established among the Nepali of India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Father as late as 1940, there was only one Nepali Christian in the Hindu kingdom of Nepal, but since 1991, Nepalis and visitors are free to profess and practice any religion but not to proselytize. Thank You for the change in Nepal from one to 100,000, LORD, due to Christian medical work. Since 1951, Christian aid organizations have provided much needed medical care in the Name of Christ. Because of their Christian testimony in contrast to the corrupt government officials, Hindu people have been touched with the gospel. We thank You in advance, LORD for strong churches for every Hindu, and Buddhist people group in Nepal! We spread that tent out, LORD, and we pray a strong church for every people group in India and Pakistan also, whether Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh or whatever religion, LORD! We call it to come in Jesus’ Name!!! We see the rain, LORD, former and latter rain falling upon all this land, in Jesus’ Name. We agree with You, LORD! Psalm 46:10 declares Be still, and know that I Am God, and I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! For the Newari, LORD, in the Katmandu Valley of Nepal, we pray You pour out Your Spirit, on the 600 Newari Christians, that they go forth and win the many who are entrenched in a blend of Buddhism, Hinduism, and indigenous beliefs, including ghosts, demons, evil spirits, witches, and an endless number of gods. We command that every name must bow to the Name of Jesus! The strongman of each religion is bound in Jesus’ Name, as we have the keys to the Kingdom and whatever we bind on earth is bound in Heaven! Thank You, LORD, for the rain…we hear abundance of rain as we rain dance, LORD, over this land, in Jesus’ Name!
Father, we lift up the Sindhi, both the Hindu and Muslim, and we speak to the mountain and say be thou removed and cast into the sea, and we do not doubt, but believe that we have what we say, when we say it! Beautiful, on the mountains (kingdoms), are the feet of him who brings good news. LORD of the Harvest, we pray sowers, waterers, and reapers into this Great End Times’ Harvest among the Bhiabands (traders and shop keepers, backbone of India’s middle class), and the Amils (civil servants, teachers, and scholars), and those living in the countryside with little opportunity to hear the gospel. We praise You, LORD, for the mission hospitals and Bible correspondence courses providing Christian presence. We pray radio and tv in the language of the Sindhis, filling the airways with the gospel, through song and speech, LORD! We thank You in advance for the cds and dvds in Jesus’ Name, both in India and Pakistan! For those who have taken their business skills to South Africa, Europe, and the United States, we pray they will be reached in Jesus’ Name with the gospel. LORD of the Harvest, thank You in advance, for touching the hearts of believers in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and the United States to send laborers to this land! Your Kingdom come, LORD! Your will be done in India and Pakistan! Woo Hoo!!!
**Israel Prayers and Proclamation
Lord, we lift up Israel and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
23. We pray that, in the midst of the pressures, the people of Israel will turn to You, God. We pray that You will hear the heart cries of people in this land and have mercy. As it says in Isaiah 30:19, “You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry. When He hears it, He will answer.”
**America Prayers and Proclamation
23. Lord, bring the Word of God to bear on the hearts and minds of those who make public policy in America. (Psalm 19:7-11; John 8:31,32) Continue to grant opportunity for a Biblical world view and principles into the public discourse. (Ephesians 3:10)
**Prayers and Proclamations for our Youth
23. We declare that You Father of all fatherhood will release a fathering discipling movement that will bring a fatherless generation into the deep security of sonship and daughtership in God. (2 Timothy 2:2)
Thank You, LORD, for Psalm 91, that we can and must pray it for and over all the family of God world-wide.
Psalm 91 (NKJV)
1.We who dwell in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 We will say of the Lord, “He is our refuge and our fortress;
Our God, in Him we will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver us from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover us with His feathers,
And under His wings we shall take refuge;
His truth shall be our shield and buckler.
5 We shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at our side,
And ten thousand at our right hand;
But it shall not come near us.
8 Only with our eyes shall we look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because we have made the LORD, who is our refuge,
Even the Most High, our dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall us,
Nor shall any plague come near our dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over us,
To keep us in all our ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear us up,
Lest we dash our foot against a stone.
13 We shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent we shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because we have set our love upon Him, therefore He will deliver us;
He will set us on high, because we have known His name.
15 We shall call upon Him, and He will answer us;
He will be with us in trouble;
He will deliver us and honor us.
16 With long life He will satisfy us,
And show us His salvation.”
1 Corinthians 13 (NKJV)
1. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Psalm 119:105-112 (NKJV)
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
106 I have sworn and confirmed
That I will keep Your righteous judgments.
107 I am afflicted very much;
Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word.
108 Accept, I pray, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord,
And teach me Your judgments.
109 My life is continually in my hand,
Yet I do not forget Your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me,
Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts.
111 Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever,
For they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes
Forever, to the very end.
We are crucified with Christ; it is no longer us who live, but Christ lives in us; and the life which we now live in the flesh we live by faith in the Son of God, who loved us and gave Himself for us.
We are the children of Abraham, through Jesus, and we receive the 100-fold return on all that we sow in the Kingdom. Praise the LORD for all the wells of living water dug up.
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