WOW! It's been a long time since I've written anything here. Sorry. Sometimes things happen and I lose my courage to keep going and to stand up for what I feel God is telling me. He's workin on that for me and He's definitely been stretching me in my faith.
I've been very involved with a wonderful Bible study by Beth Moore called "Believing God". It's just been.....it's hard to find words to describe it because it's been so good. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, God gave me many scripture verses that I've been writing down on cue cards. He's given them to me to write out in a prayer, He completely and totally put them in order - I had nothing to do with it. This is what He gave me to share with you - may it be a blessing to you!
Scripture Prayer for Ladies Bible Study
I praise you Father, I praise you Jesus. I love you.
You have called us to be a holy people - holy women - you love us. Help us Father to clothe ourselves with tenderhearted mercy and kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Teach us to make allowance for one another’s faults - to see others through your eyes - and forgive others when they offend us. Keep our tongues from speaking evil, keep our lips from telling lies, turn us away from evil and teach us to do good and to work hard at living at peace with others. You are open to our prayers O God.
O Father that we would be of one mind, full of sympathy towards one another, loving one another, not repaying evil for evil or retaliating against one another but being a blessing to each other. Help us not to be overly concerned about our outward beauty but to be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit which is so precious to you. O God, that we would live a blameless life, a life of integrity in our homes. Father give us understanding of the incredible greatness of your power. Pour out your spirit out over us O God.
Ladies, I have never stopped thanking God for you - praying for God to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. O how I pray that your hearts would be sooo flooded with light so that you would understand the wonderful future God has promised to you, his chosen ones, whom he has called. Oh how I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance He has given to you his people, his women.
Father we can do all things through you, you give us the strength. You chose us from the beginning and things are happening God, in our lives and around us, just as you decided long ago. Long ago, even before you made the world, you chose us, you chose us, your women, you chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in your eyes. Your unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into your family and bring us to yourself through Jesus. It brings you such pleasure.
O Lord, we beg you to help us never to tell a lie and to give us neither poverty nor riches but just enough to satisfy our needs. Teach us your wisdom Lord. Oh that we would refuse to set anything evil before our eyes, to look at anything vile and vulgar. That we would hate crooked dealings and have nothing to do with them. Lord that we would reject perverse ideas and stay away from evil and not tolerate it when others slander their neighbors or to tolerate conceit and pride.
O God, satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives. Cleanse our hearts God, and cleanse the hearts of our descendants so that we will love you with all our heart, and soul so we may live. Give us a relaxed attitude Father - cure us of jealousy of others because it only rots us away. Teach us to be wise women building our house - not to be foolish tearing it down.
Thank you God, Thank you Father. In the precious Holy name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
Scripture Prayer compiled by Lisa Braun for
Women’s Bible Study Nov. 2007
Taken completely from NLT of God’s Word
References: Col. 3:12,13; Ps. 34:12-16; 1 Pet. 3:10-12; 1 Pet. 3:8-9; 1 Pet. 3:1b-4; Ps. 101:2; Eph. 1:19a; Eph 1:16-18; Phil 4:13; Eph 1:11; Eph 1:4-5; Prov. 30:7-9; Ps. 101:3-5; Ps. 90:14; Deut. 30:6; Prov. 14:30; Prov. 14:1