Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may understand and incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory. Please give us peace and comfort in these difficult times and help us cling to you through your word and the presence of the holy spirit. Please help us to see your blessings in our lives and give us a spirit of gratitude to you and for you. We know you are still in control and will use these challenging times for your good. Forgive us if we interpret your silence as a lack of your love. We know you will answer if we only stay faithful. We ask for your guidance, love, wisdom, and protection…in Jesus’ name, we pray.
“Everyone has sinned and fallen short of God’s glorious standard, and all need to be made right with God by his grace, which is a free gift. They need to be made free from sin through Jesus Christ” (Romans 3:23-24)
“If anyone does sin, we have a helper in the presence of the Father – Jesus Christ, the One who does what is right. He died in our place to take away our sins, and not only our sins but the sins of all people” (1 John 2:1-2)
“God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world guilty, but to save the world through hi,. People who believe in God’s Son are not judged guilty…Those who believe in the Son have eternal life, but those who do not obey the Son will never have life. God’s anger stays on them” (John 3:17-18,36)
Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory. Please give us peace and comfort in these difficult times. We ask that you heal and help those in need and who are ill. In Jesus’ name…
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never die, and no one can steal them out of my hand. My Father gave my sheep to me. He is greater than all, and no person can steal my sheep out of my Father’s hand” (John 10:27-29)
“This is what God told us: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life, but whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:11-12)
“The Lord’s love never ends; his mercies never stop. They are new every morning; Lord, your loyalty is great. I say to myself, “The Lord is mine, so I hope in him” The Lord is good to those who hope in him, to those who seek him” (Lamentations 3:22-25)
Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory.
“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy….For as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him” (Psalm 103:8,11)
“And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorry and sighing shall flee away” (Isaiah 35:10)
“Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith the salvation of your souls” (1 Peter 1:87-9)