God’s Word – God is our refuge and strength,  an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

Proverbs 10 Refuge- God is our refuge and strength!

Prayer:

Heavenly Father,

Yes, you God are our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. Thank you Father for setting the boundaries in place, making our foundation firm through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! You God are within us, we will not fall: Yes, you our Father and God will help your daughters at break of day.  We ask for protection over our lives, let us not be drawn toward the evil things of this dark world.  Equip through your word and your unfailing love so we will be salt and light unto those who do not yet believe.  Thank you for the living glory of Christ gifting us with the gift of salvation.  We also thank you Father for the forgiveness of our transgressions and sins.  Let the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart be acceptable, you are our rock and our redeemer. We will show justice, love mercy, and walk humbly before you. We will repent quickly and forgive others as you have forgiven us. The counsel of your word teaches us: When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.  May the power of your word sown in our hearts create in us the ability to stand firm forever through the washing of your word and the power of Christ in us.   As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him.  May we look to ant that works diligently and has no leader but remains firm in its work.   The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.  We desire that you teach us to number our days so that we may gain a heart of wisdom.   The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.  We rejoice in your presence and eternal pleasures that  are at your right hand.  The way of the LORD is a refuge for the righteous, because you Lord are our refuge and shield in times of trouble.  You lead us to the rock that is higher than us…The rock is Jesus that brings us from strength to strength and glory to glory… We thank you for your word of truth, your provision and most importantly Jesus Christ who equips us for every good work you call us to.  We thank you for preserving our lives in the midst of our trials and tribulations.  In Jesus name we pray…Amen!

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

Things to Consider:

The fear of the LORD adds length to life
The prospect of the righteous is joy
The way of the LORD is a refuge for the righteous