LIFe with God: October 31, 2012

Posted on October 31, 2012

Scripture

Psalm 103

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What reasons to praise God are found in this psalm?

Application

Do I praise God for all His benefits?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, With all that is within me, I praise Your holy name. Do not let me forget all Your benefits: You forgive all my sin; You heal all my diseases; You redeemed my life from the Pit; You crown me with faithful love and compassion; You satisfy me with goodness; my youth is renewed like the eagle; You execute acts of righteousness and justice for all the oppressed; You revealed Your ways to Moses, Your deeds to the people of Israel; You are compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and full of faithful love; You will not always accuse us or be angry forever; You have not dealt with us as our sins deserve or repaid us according to our offenses. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is Your faithful love toward those who fear You. As far as the east is from the west, so far have You removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so You have compassion on those who fear You. For You know what we are made of, remembering that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass–he blooms like a flower of the field; when the wind passes over it, it vanishes, and its place is no longer known. But from eternity to eternity, LORD, Your faithful love is toward those who fear You, and Your righteousness toward the grandchildren of those who keep Your covenant, who remember to observe Your instructions. You have established Your throne in heaven, and Your kingdom rules over all. Praise the LORD, all His angels of great strength, who do His word, obedient to His command. Praise the LORD, all His armies, His servants who do His will. Praise the LORD, all His works in all the places where He rules. My soul, praise the LORD! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Pray to BLESS!

One good way to pray for people is to use the acronym BLESS to pray for God’s blessing on every area of their lives:

  • B – BODY (physical health)
  • L – Labor (their job or school)
  • E – Emotions (emotional health as well as guarding against letting emotions rule)
  • S – Social (relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church, etc)
  • S – Spiritual (remaining true to God and growing in Him)

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

  • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)
  • Deborah Halkola
  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus)
  • Bob & Peggy Hoover

Ministry:

  • Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Housing

Operation Christmas Child:

  • Pray that the boxes will open doors for children to hear the Good News in parts of the world that are typically closed to proclaiming the Gospel.

CLF:

  • Pray that we would be a church that is dedicated to the breaking of bread, both in the sense of being devoted to observing the Lord’s Supper, and in meeting together for meals to fellowship, to deepen bonds, to heal offenses, and to end disputes.

Community: Pray for teens and young adults (middle school through college age) in our community

  • For Godly influences and teachers
  • For safety and protection from accidents, abuse, and predators
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For a heart to learn and to know God
  • That they will not be prodigals, but remain true to God all the days of their lives
  • That they would turn to God to fill every need, not to addictive substances and behaviors
  • Respect for parents and other authority

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near, so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. – Romans 13:12 (HCSB)

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