Thursday, August 23, 2007

Amy's Humble Musings

I was over at one of my favorite blogs tonight reading and thought that I would "borrow" this list from Amy. She gave all these things as examples of things that we can pray for our children, I think also for our whole family and all the believers in our lives. Thank you Amy for this amazing list!

• that we and our children would grow in the fear of the Lord (Prov. 16:6).
• that we’d be constantly mindful of the fact that we are aliens and strangers here and all of our circumstances are only temporary (1 Pet. 1:17; 2:11; Jam. 4:13-15).
• that You would enable us to speak Your Word with great boldness (Acts 4:29,30).
• that we would contend for the faith against a license for immorality (Jude 3,4).
• that Christians would be encouraged in heart and united in love (Col. 2:1,2).
• that Christians would never sacrifice truth for the sake of unity (Gal. 2:5-21).
• that our love would increase more and more in knowledge and depth of insight (Phil. 1:9).
• that we would endure hatred and persecution to the end of our lives and so be saved (Mt. 10:22).
• that we would not love our physical lives so much as to shrink from death for the cause of Christ (Rev. 12:11).
• for all those with governmental authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness (1 Tim. 2:1,2).
• that we would not drift away, become lukewarm or neglect such a great salvation (Heb. 2:1-4; Rev. 3:15,16).
• that we would set our hearts and minds on things in Heaven, not on things here on Earth (Col. 3:1-4).
• that the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts would be pleasing to You (Psa. 19:14).
• that we would be both godly and content with our unchangable circumstances (1 Tim. 6:6).
• that we would not be eager for money or deceived by it in any way (1 Tim. 6:10; Mk. 4:19).
• that You would give us neither poverty nor riches, but only our daily bread (Prov. 30:8).
• that You would keep falsehood and lies far from us (Prov. 30:8).
• that our faith would not fail (Lk. 22:32).
• that we would serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling (Psa. 2:11).
• that we would be humble, contrite in spirit and tremble at God’s Word (Isa. 66:2).
• that we would grow in fruitfulness and make the most of every opportunity (Jn. 15:1-8; Eph. 5:15).
• that we’d be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry (Jam. 1:19).
• that we’d keep a tight rein on our tongues, so that we won’t deceive ourselves and make our religion worthless (Jam. 1:26).
• that we’d not fall into temptation (Lk. 22:40).
• that we’d guard our hearts from the anxieties of this life (Prov. 4:23; Lk. 21:34).
• that we would crave God’s Word constantly and have our minds opened to understand it (1 Pet. 2:2; Lk. 24:45).
• that we would consider Jesus, who endured great opposition from the sinful, so we won’t grow weary and lose heart (Heb. 12:3).
• that we would love our enemies, do good to those who hate us, bless those who curse us and pray forgiveness and blessings for those who mistreat us (Lk. 6:27,28).
• that You would deliver us from the evil one and incline our hearts toward Your statutes (Psa. 119:36; Mt. 6:13).
• that You would open up doors for the gospel message and that it would be proclaimed clearly (Col. 4:3,4).
• that You would grant us wisdom, health and deliverance from trouble (2 Chron. 1:10; 3 Jn. 2; Jam. 5:13).
• that we may glorify always the name of the Lord Jesus (2 Thes. 1:12).
• that they eyes of our hearts may be enlightened in order that we may know the hope to which he has called us, the riches of Your glorious inheritance in the saints and Your incomparably great power for us who believe (Eph. 1:18,19).
• that we would be filled with the knowledge of Your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding (Col. 1:9).
• that we would not fear those who kill our bodies, but instead You who can throw our souls and bodies into Hell (Mt. 10:28).
• that we would never forsake our first love (Rev. 2:4).
• that we’d be faithful until death so that Jesus will give us the crown of life (Rev. 2:10).
• that You would give us the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that we would know Him better (Eph. 1:17).
• that we’d be rooted and established in love (Eph. 3:17).
• that You would strengthen our inner being (Eph. 3:16).
• that You would teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psa. 90:12).
• that You will give us an undivided heart, that we may fear Your name (Ps. 86:11).• that we’d never be lacking in zeal, but that we’d keep our spiritual fervor serving the Lord (Rom. 12:11).
• that we’d run the race to win first prize (1 Cor. 9:24).
• that we’d throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and run our race with perseverance (Heb. 12:1).• that we’d never look back now that we’ve put our hands to the plow (Lk. 9:62).

I think that I would like to print these up on card stock and have them on flash cards so that the kids and I could cycle through them, and pray them for our family. Wouldn't this be an amazing thing to use for memory verses. What awesome amunition against the enemy!

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