Weekly Prayer Focus (9)

By Rebecca Clopp

 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28

COMPASSION

“For the Lord your God is a COMPASSIONATE God; He will not abandon you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them.”

Deuteronomy 4:31 NASB

“The Lord is COMPASSIONATE and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in mercy.”

Psalms 103:8 NASB

“They refused to listen, And did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You performed among them; So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But You are a God of forgiveness, Gracious and COMPASSIONATE, Slow to anger and abounding in mercy; And You did not abandon them.”

Nehemiah 9:17 NASB

“Then he prayed to the Lord and said, “Please Lord, was this not what I said when I was still in my own country? Therefore in anticipation of this I fled to Tarshish, since I knew that You are a gracious and COMPASSIONATE God, slow to anger and abundant in mercy, and One who relents of disaster.”

Jonah 4:2 NASB

“We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of COMPASSION and is merciful.”

James 5:11 NASB

          Prayer—COMPASSION

“For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love 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 ‭NASB

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

Acknowledging God’s Honor

  “Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, to humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him a safe journey for us, our little ones, and all our possessions. For I was ashamed to request from the king troops and horsemen to protect us from the enemy on the way, because we had said to the king, “The hand of our God is favorably disposed to all who seek Him, but His power and His anger are against all those who abandon Him.” So we fasted and sought our God concerning this matter, and He listened to our pleading.”

Ezra 8:21-23 NASB

Before making all the physical preparations for the journey, Ezra made spiritual preparations. Their prayers and fasting prepared them spiritually by showing their dependence on God for their protection, their faith that God was in control, and their affirmation that they were not strong enough to make the trip with out him. (Life Application Study Bible)

Ezra showed Honor to The Lord by praying to The Lord for God’s help and protection.

Pray and Honor The Lord!

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

  KINDNESS

“He has told you, mortal one, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love KINDNESS, And to walk humbly with your God?”

Micah 6:8 NASB

“Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which when translated means Dorcas); this woman was excelling in acts of KINDNESS, and charity which she did habitually.”

Acts 9:36 NASB

“Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly KINDNESS, and in your brotherly KINDNESS, LOVE.”

2 Peter 1:5-7 NASB

As you Pray , let this mind be in you!

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

HUMBLE

“One whose ear listens to a life-giving rebuke Will stay among the wise. One who neglects discipline rejects himself, But one who listens to a rebuke acquires understanding. The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes HUMILITY.”

Proverbs 15:31-33 NASB

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with HUMILITY consider one another as more important than yourselves;”

Philippians 2:3 NASB

“You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with HUMILITY toward one another, because God is opposed to the proud, but He gives grace to the HUMBLE.”

1 Peter 5:5 NASB

“and 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 I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:14 NASB

 Pray

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

GENTLENESS

“Blessed are the GENTLE, for they will inherit the earth.”

Matthew 5:5 NASB

“Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and GENTLENESS, with patience, bearing with one another in love,”

Ephesians 4:1-2 NASB

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, GENTLENESS, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

Galatians 5:22-24 NASB

 Pray

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

  PATIENCE

“The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, skillful in teaching, PATIENT when wronged,”

2 Timothy 2:24 NASB

“I solemnly exhort you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and exhort, with great PATIENCE and instruction. For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires, and they will turn their ears away from the truth and will turn aside to myths. But as for you, use self-restraint in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

2 Timothy 4:1-5 NASB

Pray

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

 ENDURE

“Therefore be patient, brothers and sisters, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. Do not complain, brothers and sisters, against one another, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door. As an example, brothers and sisters, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful. But above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you do not fall under judgment. Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises. Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. A prayer of a righteous person, when it is brought about, can accomplish much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit. My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you strays from the truth and someone turns him back, let him know that the one who has turned a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.”

James 5:7-20 NASB

Trust, Obey , Love , Share, Care.

   TO THE END – PRAY!!