God’s Word – The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. Proverbs 13:14
Proverbs 13 – Favor and Honor Come Through Wisdom…

Heavenly Father,
You are a Mighty God, you name is excellent!  The mountains will bow down before you; the seas will cry out to you!  Your daughters will seek to dwell in the shelter of you the Most High we will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  We will say of you LORD, “The Lord is our refuge and our fortress, our God, in whom we trust.” Surely you will save us and those we intercede for in prayer from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.  You Lord will cover us with you feathers, and under your wings your people will find refuge; your faithfulness will be our shield and rampart.  Your children; your righteous ones will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. Thank you for faithful love; your mercy; your grace and forgiveness of our sins.  We will forgive as you have forgiven us.  Protect us from the fowler’s snare; keep us from temptation… According to your word the teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning us from the snares of death.  We will seek godly counsel from the wisdom of your word so that we will have life. Your daughters hold to the promise; good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard. Your daughters will be like the prudent woman, she acts out of knowledge, but a foolish woman exposes her folly. A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing. Your daughters seek to be trustworthy servant who brings healing with good words.  Your daughters will not ignore discipline that brings poverty and shame, we will heed correction so it will bring honor. Thank you for your love through your word of truth that comes through every word of Christ.  Thank you for giving us Christ to intercede for us.  Strengthen us to live according to your word so that we would not sin against.  Strengthen those families waiting to hear from their families in Haiti.  Give them a peace beyond understanding; your word states you give strength to your people; you LORD bless your people with peace. Strengthen those in the Haitian community waiting to hear about their families; Strengthen the families waiting to hear from their loved ones serving in missions in Haiti…Thank you Father for the advance answer to our prayers.  In Jesus name we pray…Amen!

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

Things to Consider:
• The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life
• Wisdom keeps us from the snares of death
• Good understanding wins favor
•  Every prudent man acts out of knowledge