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Bible Promise of joy for the New Year

  Nehemiah 8:10 – “Let this day be holy unto the Lord! Let go of grief and sorrow because the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Heavenly Father, You created our emotions, so You know we cannot help how we feel! You know our moods and mind-sets swing. You gave us emotions as outlets or ways to let go, for You know that holding our feelings in or trying to bury them only makes an eruption likely at an unexpected moment or untimely time!   Help us to be honest with ourselves about our grief and sorrows. Help us to embrace our emotions as the outlets You intended, but let go of them and hang on to You in faith, believing You will work out everything for our good.   Oh, what joy that brings!   From Kneeling on the Promises of God – book of God’s promises from God’s Word followed by a prayer response by Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019   …
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Bible prayer for God’s healing

As 2020 comes to an end, let’s pray for our nation(s) to return to the Lord God. Let’s seek God’s healing and salvation for ourselves and all peoples. Let's faithfully praise the Lord throughout the New Year. Jeremiah 17:13-14 – a prayer of Jeremiah from the King James Version of the Bible   O Lord, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living waters.     Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.   From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019    …   Jeremiah 17:13-14 – a prayer of Jeremiah in everyday English   Lord God and hope of Your people, whoever abandons You will be put to shame!   All who turn away from You will find their whole lives written

Isaiah prays through misery

  The prophet Isaiah had a close relationship with God but agonized over his own mistakes and the corruption around him. No matter how bad things seemed, however, Isaiah acknowledged the power of the Lord God and remained faithful.   Isaiah 6:5 – a prayer of Isaiah from the King James Version (KJV)   Then said I, Woe is me!   for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips,   and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.   From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019    Isaiah 6:5 – a prayer of Isaiah in contemporary English   It’s no use! It’s over! I’m doomed!   I’m so sinful, even my lips are filthy, and I live among such foul-mouthed people!   And yet, somehow my eyes have recognized You, the King – You, the Lord of Hosts, You, the Commander of Heaven’s Armi

Give thanks for God’s gifts!

  Matthew 7:11 – Jesus promised, “If you imperfect people know how to give good gifts to your children, don’t you think your Father in heaven will give good gifts to those who ask?”   Lord, if we’ve ever thought of You as anything but loving, fair, merciful, and kind, we don’t know You very well! Forgive us, Heavenly Father, for thinking the worst of You when, like demanding children, we don’t get what we want when we want it!   Praise You, Heavenly Father, for being The One pure, holy, and true parent on Whom we depend.   Even if we complain, we thank You, Lord, for not rewarding bad behavior. Thank You for giving Your “Amen!” to every prayer we pray that’s based on Your promises, Your word. Praise You for giving us Your Holy Spirit if we just ask. Fill us with You, Lord. Keep us filled.   Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2020, from Kneeling on the Promises of God – a book of Bible promises researched on Bible Gateway then paraphrased with relevant prayers following. If the bo

Talking with God

  Psalm 144 – a prayer of David   How blessed You are, my Lord, my Rock, for You prepare me for every conflict and strengthen me to take on whatever comes.   You are my fortress – loving and kind, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, and the One in Whom I take refuge as You subdue everyone who’s against me.   O, Lord, who are we that You take note of us?   What is humankind that You give us any thought?   We’re like a mere breath with our days like a passing shadow.   Come down from Your heavens, O Lord. Touch the mountains. Flash forth lightning.   Scatter Your enemies. Send out arrows and confuse them.   Stretch forth Your hand from on high.   Rescue me! Deliver me from deep waters, from the hands of deceitful people. I don’t know them or why they do what they do!   To You, I’ll sing a new song, O God.   With stringed instruments, I’ll sing praises to You – Savior of leaders, Rescuer of Your servants. Res

Pray for our leaders

1 Timothy 2:1-4 – “Make prayers, requests, intercession, and thanksgiving for everyone – for your leaders and all in authority – so we may lead a quiet and peaceable life of honesty and dignity. For this is good in the sight of God our Savior, Who wants everyone to be saved and come to know the truth.” Lord, even if we despise someone in a position of authority, You don’t! Your will is for everyone to know the truth about You and be saved. And, who needs saving more than detestable people? Give us Your prayers to pray, Lord, for our leaders at church, work, school, home, and country. Help us to intercede for those who don’t know You and desperately need You. To be honest, we don’t want to give thanks for unlikeable leaders! Yet we want to thank You for everything, and we choose to obey. Thank You, Most High God, for the people You have placed in authority over us. Help them to lead with dignity, honor, honesty, and a mind set on You. (c)2020, Mary Harwell Sayler , from book of Bi

Pray for God to heal

  The prophet Jeremiah strongly believed the only reliable hope for his country resided in the Lord God. He also had faith in God’s ability to heal him personally.   If we, too, have faith in the healing power of God for our country and ourselves, we can offer up our need in prayer and praise to the Lord. We can also agree with Jeremiah and each other as we pray this timeless prayer:   Jeremiah 17:13-14 – a prayer of Jeremiah from the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible   O Lord, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living waters.     Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.   From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019      Jeremiah 17:13-14 – a prayer of Jerem

Praying to hear and be heard

  Many Psalms began as the personal prayers of King David, who consistently turned to God with his problems and praise. These prayers and others in the Bible still speak for us today.   Psalm 143:1, 7-8 from the King James Version   Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.   Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.   Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.   From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019    …   Psalm 143:1, 7-8 paraphrased into everyday English   Hear my prayer, O Lord. Bring Your ear close. Answer me in Your righteousness, Your faithfulness.  

Sacrificing fear and anger for prayer

Flames and people raging. Wild fires. Wild accusations. Everywhere anger. Everywhere fear! What in the blazes is going on!  This Bible prayer from Psalms reminds us:  Throw prayer onto the flames! May every fear, every worry, every flare-up become fuel for prayer. May everything that incenses us become incense to the Lord.   Psalm 141:1-3 – a prayer of David from the King James Version Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.   Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.   From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019  … Psalm 141:1-3 – a prayer of David paraphrased into everyday English   I’m calling to You, Lord. Please hurry and help!   Let my prayers come before Y