God’s Word – The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. Proverbs 5:22

Proverbs 5 Wickedness – Do not be ensnared by evil deeds

Prayer:

Heavenly Father,
You are awesome in glory and in power… You lift us up when we are bowed down. You hear our cry, and you listen to our prayer.   From the ends of the earth we call to you, we call as our heart grows faint; lead us to the rock that is higher than us. You have been our refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.   Your daughters desire to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.  Thank you for hearing our cries; thank you for your mercy toward us.  Protect us from the evil one.  Allow our hearts not to be drawn toward what is evil in your sight. You have heard our vows, O God; you have given us the heritage of those who fear your name, we thank you for the forgiveness our transgressions and sins.  We will repent quickly, show mercy, and love one another deeply.  We will forgive others as you Father have forgiven us.  Your daughters will drink water from their own cistern, running water from our own well. Should our springs overflow in the streets, our streams of water in the public squares?  The will be ours alone, never to be shared with strangers.  May our fountain be blessed, and may we rejoice in the  husband of our youth.  We will not be captivated, by an adulterer…
We will not embrace another woman’s husband… Your word shows us that all our  ways are in full view of you LORD, and you examine all our paths. We will be the submissive wife, honor our husbands with full respect.  The king is enthralled with our beauty; we will honor him because he is our lord.  Just as Sarah honored Abraham and called her lord, Father our desire is to have the attitude of honor through respect for our husbands as Sarah had.  Honoring our husbands is love and obedience toward you.  We thank you for strengthening us through your word of hope the Bible. We thank you for sanctifying us daily.  We will seek you in your word daily and meditate and memorize it so that we would not sin against you LORD… We thank you Father for the power of the Christ working in us, along with the Holy Spirit leading us to love and good works.  Thank you for the answers to our prayers put on your throne of grace. It is in Jesus name we pray…Amen!

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

Things to Consider:
• Honor your husbands from your youth
• Do not be captivated by an adulterer
• All our ways are in full view of the Lord

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