Friday, May 29, 2015

Have Hope

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach
us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the
Scriptures we might have hope.
Romans 15:4 NIV
"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God."
Revelation 3:12

Our Father, help us to hold fast to our faith in you. Give us
strength and courage not to give up under pressure.
In Christ name I pray

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Spirit and the Saints

By means of every prayer and petition, be praying on every
occasion in the (filling of the) Spirit, also with reference to
prayer, be on the alert with all persistent determination and
supplication for all things concerning all saints (the Royal Family).
(expanded translation)
Ephesians 6:18
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of  prayers
and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on 
praying for all the saints.
"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart."
Psalm 27:14

When I don't know what to do, Father, help me wait for my instructions.
In Christ name I pray

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


War was declared in heaven when Satan became the
 irreconcilable enemy of God and when one third of
all angelic beings  defected to  his side. The wars which
we experience on earth are but an extension of the angelic conflict.
His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them
to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was
about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment
it was born.
"For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh
knowledge and understanding."
Proverbs 2:6

Dear God, we are grateful for the help that You are so ready
and willing to give us. Help us to be willing and ready to help others.
In Christ name I pray

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


The purchase of a slave from the slave market of sin and the
act of setting him free. Jesus Christ paid the ransom with
his blood, which represents His spiritual death on the Cross.
1 Pet.1:18,19
"He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone."
Psalm 91:11,12

Help us always sense thy Presence, not only in time of trouble.
In Christ name I pray

Monday, May 25, 2015

Do Not Be Anxious

Do not fear, for I am with you;  Do not anxiously look about
you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will
help you, surely I uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10
"God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him."
Psalm 67:7

Loving Father, thank you for your blessings because they demonstrate
to the world your love for me.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Don't Grow Cold

Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death,
and you will be hated  by all nations because of me. At that time many
will turn away from the faith and will betray  and  hate each other, and
many false prophets  will appear and deceive many people. Be cause of
the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who
stands firm to the end will be saved.
Matthew 24: 9, 10, 11,12, 13
" If thou draw out thy  soul; to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul;
then shall thy light rise in obscurity."
Isaiah 58:10

Lord, help me to awake to the needs around me. Help me to reach
out to those who need your love and care.
In Christ name I pray

(Hungry could also mean for the "Word")

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Watch Out For Deceivers

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are
not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come,
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these
are the beginning of birth pain.
Matthew 24 : 6, 7, 8
"And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap,
if we faint not."
Galatians 6:9

Thank you, God, for people who help with no thought of
recognition or reward. Help me to be one of those people.
In Christ name I pray

Friday, May 22, 2015

Deposes Them

"Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.
He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives
wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and
 hidden things ; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
Daniel 2:20, 22
"Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 5: 10

Our Father, help us to lift our eyes above the disquieting things around us.
Help us center our thoughts and affections on you.
In Christ name I pray

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Quiet Life

But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more, and to make it your
ambition to lead  a quiet life and attend to your own business and
work  with your hands, just as we commanded you; so that you may
behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.
1 Thessalonians 4:10, 11,12
" I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight."
Isaiah 45:2

Dear Lord, my path may be strange; it may be dark. Help me
not to fear since you light the way. I can safely follow you.
In Christ name I pray

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for
his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of
My words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of  him also
shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory
of His Father with the holy angels.
Mark 8: 36,37,38
"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give
unto them eternal life."
John 10:27,28

Help me, heavenly Father, to find the time this day to be alone with You.
In Christ name I pray

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Beautiful Feet

How , then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?
And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not
heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to
them? And how  can they preach unless they are sent? As it
is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good
news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who  has believed our  message?"
Romans 10: 14,15,16

"The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles."
Psalm 34:17

O Lord, let me not be afraid to ask for help.
In Christ name I pray

Monday, May 18, 2015


Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good
and His love endures for ever; His faithfulness continues
through all generations.
Psalms 100:4,5
"I have set the Lord always before me: because He is my right hand, I shall not be moved."
Psalm 16:8

Our heavenly Father, we are thine; make us, mold us, and use us we pray.
In Christ name pray

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Male And Female

So God created man in His own image, in the image
of God He created him; male and female He  created them.
Genesis 1:27
"The world passeth away--- but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."
1 John 2:17

Lord Jesus, help me to see the evidence of Your presence and to
be with those who keep Your commandments.
In Christ name I pray

Saturday, May 16, 2015


If anyone considers  himself religious and yet does not keep a tight
rein  on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this :
to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep one
self from being polluted by the world.
James 1: 26,27
" Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him:
I will set him on high, because he hath known My name,"

Lord, help me to look to you in any difficult situation, knowing
that whatever my need, you will in some way supply it.
In Christ name I pray

Friday, May 15, 2015

Don't Be A (Dim)wit And Live In And Out Of The Light

This is the verdict: Light (Jesus Christ) has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead
of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light,
 and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever
lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has
done has been done through God.
John 3:19,20, 21
"I will establish My covenant with you:- - - neither shall there
any more be a flood to destroy the earth."
Genesis 9:11

Dear Lord, help me to build on a firm foundation, learning to diligently
seek Thy direction in all I do.
In Christ name I pray

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken
away the key to knowledge. You  yourselves have not
entered , and you have hindered those who were entering.
Luke 11:52
" God shall wipe away all the tears from their eyes."
Revelation 21:4

Dear Savior, help me to grow in your grace- - - even when the tears are falling!
In Christ name I pray

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bold And Arrogant

This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature
and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial
beings; yet even angels, although they are stronger  and more powerful, do not bring
slanderous accusations against such beings in the presence of the Lord. But these men
blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of
instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.
2 Peter 2:10,11,12
"Delight thy self in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart."
Psalm 37:4

Father, Author and Giver of life, to believe in You is to accept
life with all its potential and hope and happiness.
In Christ name I pray

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Shut The Door

Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you,
will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the house gets up
and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, "Sir,open
the door for us." "But he will answer, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'
Luke 13: 24,25 N.I.V.
"My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth."
Psalm 121:2

Dear Father, thank you for the Holy Spirit and for the strength he gives.
Teach me how to fix my thoughts on you and your love and power.
In Christ name I pray

Monday, May 11, 2015

I Perceive

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive
that God is no respecter of persons: but in every nation he
that feareth Him, worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him.
Acts 10 :34,35
"Whoso hearkeneth unto Me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet
from fear of evil."
Proverbs 1:33

Dear Lord, as we rely on you for our security, may we live so
we can help some others find the security they need.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Children, Obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
"Honor your father and your mother" ---which is the first
commandment with a promise----"that it may go well with you
and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."
Fathers, do not exasperate  your children ; instead, bring  them
up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Ephesians 6: 1,2,3,4
"The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever."
Psalm 138:8

Thank you, Father, for the joy and peace You have given me.
In Christ name I pray

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Your Mouth

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation. for the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him
shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and Greek: for the same
Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name
of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10: 10,11,12,13
" When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me."
Micah 7:8
Thank you, dear Lord, for Your precious light. Keep
my vision clear, that I may only travel on Your lighted pathway.
In Christ name I pray

Friday, May 8, 2015


Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed;
 but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time is come that
judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin
at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of
God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the
ungodly and the sinner appear?
1Peter 4:16,17,18
"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds."
Psalm 14:3
Thank you, Lord that I have my brothers and sisters in Christ
who offer a consoling word when the tears fall.
In Christ name I pray

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Being Ignorant

For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to
establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves
unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law
for righteousness to every one that believeth.
Romans 10: 3,4
"If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed".
John 8:31

Lord, May our love for You increase. May our desire for Your
word grow into delight.

In Christ name I pray

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the spirit's
fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test  everything. Hold on
to the good. Avoid every kind of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:16, 17, 18, 19,20 21,22
"But in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness,
is accepted with Him."

Lord, grant us the determination to overcome all obstacles
in our discovery of your love.
In Christ name I pray

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Wisdom Better Then Folly

The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of
the fool to the left. Even as he walks along the road, the fool
lacks sense  and shows everyone how stupid he is.
Ecclesiastes 10: 2,3
"Call  upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee."
Psalm 50:15

Father, I want to live close enough to know that when
I call, you will answer.
In Christ name I pray

Monday, May 4, 2015

Lacking And Tossed

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask God , that giveth to all
men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave
of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
James 1: 5,6
"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou shalt stretch forth thine hand
against the wrath of mine enemies."
Psalm 138:7

Heavenly Father, how grateful I am that I am not left alone to
flounder in weakness. Strengthen me through the lifeline of prayer.
In Christ name I pray

Sunday, May 3, 2015

New Moon

Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise Him in the heights.
Praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all hosts. Praise ye Him, sun and moon:
Praise Him , all ye stars of light. Praise Him, ye  heavens of heavens, and ye waters
that be  above the heavens. Let them praise the name of the Lord: for He 
commanded, and they were created.
Psalm 148:1,2,3,4,5
He hath also established them for ever and ever; He hath made a decree which shall not pass.
Psalm 148:6

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Seek His Glory

Jesus answered  them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but His that sent me.
If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of GOD,
or whether I speak of Myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory:
but  he that seeketh His glory that sent him, the same is true, and
no unrighteousness is in him.
 John 7:16,17,18
"Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive
the crown of life, which he hath promised to them that love Him."
James 1:12

Dear God, this is a new day and I may face unexpected temptation.
Please help me to keep free from evil.
In Christ name I pray

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Cure For Worry

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt,
 and where thieves break through and steal: But  lay up for yourselves treasures  in heaven,
where neither moth  nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Matthew 6:19,20,21
"The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms."
Deuteronomy 33:27

Dear Lord, help us to give up our fears, and anxieties and give ourselves fully to you.
(In Christ name I pray)