Jun
16

The Wise – their words are guided by their wise heart and promote instruction

Proverbs 16

Prayer:

Heavenly Father,

Your daughters will praise you LORD, you are good; Yes, we will sing praise to your Holy name, for that is pleasant. You LORD have chosen us to be your own … We know that you LORD are great, that our Lord is greater than all gods.  Thank you Father for your mighty works; thank you for your love and your faithfulness; You LORD do whatever pleases you, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths. You make clouds rise from the ends of the earth; you send lightning with the rain and bring out the wind from your storehouses…We rejoice in your righteous works that endures all things… We thank you Father for the forgiveness of our transgressions and sins.  We will forgive others as you have forgiven us. We will seek the whole counsel of your word to increase our faith and to attain godly wisdom.  The word instructs:  A wise man’s heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. Help us to speak pleasant words because they are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. Let us not forget our righteousness is only through Christ.   We thank you for the gift of Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of your throne We will keep to remembrances Jesus: who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that  we would not grow weary or lose heart. Thank you for grace and glory in each of our lives.  We will rejoice in all the victories you bring in our lives, our husbands, our children and in future generations.  In Jesus name we pray…Amen!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Things to Consider:

A wise man’s heart guides his mouth
Pleasant words are a honeycomb
Pleasant words are sweet to the soul and healing to the bones

Jun
15

God’s Word – The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:4


Proverbs 15 Healing tongue is a tree of life…

Prayer:
Heavenly Father,
Your daughters will sing of your love and justice; to you, O LORD, we will sing praise. We will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to us? Your daughters will walk in their house with blameless heart.  We will set before our eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless people we hate; they will not cling to your daughters.  Women of perverse heart shall be far from us; Your daughters will have nothing to do with evil. Thank you for your forgiveness of our sins let us love one another deeply and forgive quickly because love covers a multitude of wrongs. Your daughters will use a discerning heart to seek knowledge, because only the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.   All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.   We will have a cheerful heart so that we can have a continual feast.  Your daughters desire to have better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. Your word also teaches us better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.   Thank you Father for giving us a life of love that is only possible through you. We love because your first loved us.  We will seek not to live as a hot-tempered woman who stirs up dissension; we desire to be the patient woman that calms a quarrel.  Father your word teaches the way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. We will live like the upright at heart; because wisdom brings joy to our father,   only the foolish woman despises her mother.   Folly delights a the person who lacks judgment, we will seek to be the woman of understanding that keeps a straight course.  Thank you; for your love and faithfulness may they never leave us, we will bind them on the tablet of our hearts. We will bless your Holy name among all the nations; we thank you for the gift of Jesus Christ.  We thank you for the gift of salvation and illumination.  We thank you for giving us our daily bread, your protection and the many victories you bring.  We thank you for the answer to our prayers. It is in Jesus name…Amen!
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford
Things to Consider:
• The cheerful heart has a continual feast
• The path of the upright is a highway
• A foolish woman despises her mother
• A woman of understanding keeps a straight course

Jun
14

God’s Word – The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. Proverbs 14:1
Proverbs 14
Heavenly Father,
We praise your glorious name.  You are awesome in power and might.  We thank you for loving us so much, that you sacrificed Christ for us. Thank you for your forgiveness in our sins; help us to remain faithful to you and your word so that we will forgive those who would sin against us. We will be the wise woman that builds her house, because your word states; with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. We will walk upright and fear you LORD, we know he whose ways are devious you Lord despises him. We will not allow foolish  talk out of our mouth, it brings a rod to the fools back, the lips of the wise protect them. We will use wise words. We will be a truthful witness and not deceive, because  a false witness pours out lies. The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. We will seek wisdom and knowledge. Thank you for love and faithfulness you display though your word of truth. Thank for being our great and awesome God.  Thank you for grace and mercy upon us.  In Jesus name we pray…Amen!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

Love in Christ,

Jennifer Pettiford

Things to Consider:
• Wise woman builds her house
• A truthful witness does not deceive
• Seek wisdom and knowledge