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A Summer Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 119

Jehovah-Chereb – Lord the Sword

 

He is your excellent sword! Deteronomy 33:29

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O, how I love Your Word! It is what I think about all through the day. Your Word makes me wiser. I have a better understanding because I obey Your Word. How sweet is Your Word to my taste! It is sweeter than honey to my mouth! 

 

 

 

 

O Lord, Your Word will never change in heaven. I will never forget Your Word for by it, You have given me new life. I have seen that all things have an end, even if they are perfect, but Your Word is without end. With Your very own hands you formed me; now please breathe Your wisdom over me so I can understand You. I can see now, God, that Your decisions are right; Your testing has taught me what’s true and right. Oh, love me—right now—and hold me tight! Comfort me so I can live, really live; Your revelation is the tune that makes me dance. Train me in good common sense; I’m thoroughly committed to living Your way. Before I learned to answer You, I wandered all over the place, but now I’m in step with Your Word. You are good, and the source of good; train me in Your goodness. 

Your Word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against You.prayer-bible

Let your love, God, shape my life. Then, I’ll be able to stand up to mockery because I trusted Your Word. Don’t ever deprive me of truth, not ever— Your commandments are what I depend on. Oh, I’ll guard with my life what You have revealed to me. Your truth and Your wisdom are precious and I will guard them both forever. I’ll tell the world what I find, speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed. I cherish Your Word—oh, how I love it—relishing every fragment of Your counsel. Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes and I will keep it to the end. Give me understanding and I will observe it with my whole heart. Help me walk in the path of righteousness for I delight in it. Incline my heart to Your testimonies and not to covetousness. Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things and revive me in Your way. Establish Your Word in me, for I long for Your precepts. Revive me with Your righteousness.

 Your Word is a Lamp to my feet and a Light to my path.

Blessed are You, O Lord! Teach me Your ways. With my lips I have declared all the judgements of Your mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your Word.

A Summer Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 37

Be happy in the Lord. And He will give you the desires of your heart.

 I will trust in the Lord, and will seek His goodness daily. His promises I will embrace. I will enjoy living well in His beautiful land and I will be well fed. I am happy living His way for He knows my every desire.

 Oh sweet friend, give your way over to the Lord. Do not be like those who do wrong, for they will soon dry up like the grass. Like the green plant, they will soon die. But God and His promises are forever. Trust in Him and He will make you as the light and your wise actions as the noonday. Rest in the Lord and be willing to wait for Him. Do not trouble yourself when all goes well with the one who carries out his sinful plans.  Stop being angry. Turn away from fighting. It leads only to wrongdoing.  For those who do wrong will be cut off. But those who wait for the Lord will be given the desire of their hearts.  A little while and the sinful one will be no more. You will look for their place and they will not be there. But those who put their trust in God will enjoy eternal happiness and have much more than they could ever need.

I will trust in the Lord and seek His goodness. I will enjoy His beautiful land. I will be happy living God’s way and will take comfort that He knows the desires within my heart. I will find peace resting and waiting. I have given my ways over to the Lord and trust Him. My being right and good is shown as the light and my wise actions as the noonday. The few belongings of those right with God is surely better than the riches of the ungodly. For the Lord guides each step I take and I willingly follow. In this obedience, I experience all His love, goodness and kindness.

Oh sweet friend, turn from sin and do good so you will live forever and experience the true joy of your salvation. For the Lord loves what is fair and right. He does not leave the people alone who belong to Him. They are kept forever. The mouth of the one who is right with God speaks wisdom. And their tongue speaks what is fair and good. The Law of his God is in their heart. His steps do not leave it. Wait for the Lord. Keep His way. He will give you a high place and you will find strength in Him during times of trouble.

 I will trust in the Lord, and will seek His goodness daily. His promises I will embrace. I will enjoy living well in His beautiful land and I will be well fed. I am happy living His way for He knows my every desire.

A Summer Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from 63 & 109

Jehovah-Rophe – Healer

He was wounded for our transgressions, The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

Lord my God, be kind to me because of Your name. For Your loving kindness is better than life.

 

Take me out of this trouble. For I am in need and my heart is hurting.  My knees are weak for I have not eaten for days and my body has lost weight. No one understands my trouble. People laugh at me. They look at me and shake their heads. They think there is no hope for me.

Lord my God, be kind to me because of Your name. For Your loving kindness is better than life.

Help me! Save me! Let those who speak against me know that my help is from Your hand alone. Let this bring hope to them. When bad things happen to them, they will know that You are the One that makes good things happen. I will look for You with all my heart and strength. My soul is thirsty for You. My flesh is weak, wanting You in a dry and tired land where there is no water.

I have seen You in the holy place. I have seen Your power and Your shining greatness. 

I will be full of joy for the goodness that You have shown me. I will give thanks to You in a loud voice and I will praise You. My lips will praise You because Your loving kindness is better than life.

I will give honor to You as long as I live. I will lift up my hands in Your name. My soul will be filled as with rich foods and my mouth will praise You with lips of joy.

 

 

A Summer Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 84

rain-on-a-sunny-day A Summer Prayer Expressing A Desire for God’s House

How beautiful are the places where You live, O Lord of all! Happy are those who live in Your house! Happy and thankful are those who find strength in You. You, Lord God, are my sun and my safe covering. You give favor and honor. You hold back nothing good from those who walk in the way that is right. O Lord of all, how happy are those who trust in You!

For surely a day in Your house is better than a thousand elsewhere.

Send Your fresh rain. Make it spring for me, O Lord of all, my King and my God.

My soul wants and even becomes weak wanting to be in Your house. My heart and my flesh sing for joy to You, the living God. O Lord God of all, hear my prayer and look upon the face of Your anointed one. I choose to be in Your presence above any worldly honor. God, protect me and show me Your favor for I desire to experience Your goodness today.

For a day in Your house is truly better than a thousand elsewhere.

A Summer Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalms 67, 80, & 85

A Prayer for the Nation

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O Shepherd of Israel. The One Who sits on Your heavenly throne above the angels, let Your light shine!  Stir up Your power and come to save us!

O Lord, You showed favor to Your land. It has produced its fruit. You have forgiven the sins of Your people. You have covered all their sin.

O God of all, show us Your loving kindness and save us. Bring us back to life again so that Your people may be happy in You.

Your saving power is near those who fear You, so Your shining greatness may live in the land. Loving kindness and truth have met together. Peace and what is good and true have kissed each other. Truth comes up from the earth.  From heaven comes all goodness.

 

Yes, Lord, You will give what is good and our land will give its fruit. What is right and good will go before You and make a way for Your steps.

O God of all, I beg Your return. Look down from heaven and see us. Give us new life again and we will call on Your name.

Please bring us back to You. Make Your face shine upon us and grace us with Your presence that we may receive our salvation. Show Your loving kindness toward us and bring good into our lives once again. May Your way be known on the earth and Your saving power among all nations.

May the people praise You, O God. May the nations be glad and sing for joy. For You will be fair when You judge the people and rule the nations of the earth. May the people praise You.

O God of all, bring us back to You. Make Your face shine upon us and grant us our salvation so that we may have life again.

A Spring Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 15, 16 & 17

Jehovah-M’Kaddesh – Sanctifier

 God Himself made the way so you can have new life through Christ Jesus. God gave us Christ to be our wisdom. Christ made us right with God and set us apart for God and made us holy. Christ bought us with His blood and made us free from our sins. 1 Corinthians 1:30 (NLV)

 

May Your favor be upon me. You have tested my heart and have visited me during the night. My steps have followed Your paths. My feet have followed Your leading.

Choosing to live in this manner, I will never be shaken. 

We are glad for our troubles also. We know that troubles help us learn not to give up. When we have learned not to give up, it shows we have stood the test. When we have stood the test, it gives us hope. Romans 5:3-4 NLV

 

 

So I call to You, O God, knowing You will listen to every word and answer me with Your great loving kindness. You save by Your right hand and help in my time of need.  O Lord, save me by Your hand and I will see Your face in what is right and good. Keep me, O God, for I am safe in You. You are my Lord. All the good things I have come from You. I will find joy and happiness when I wake.

May I renew my mind daily to Your goodness and may I possess a desire to…

Walk straight, act right, tell the truth.

Speak words that encourage and never hurt.

Never wrong my neighbor or bring shame to my family.  

Choose a Godly lifestyle; despise despicable actions.

Keep my commitments and promises even when it costs me or causes sacrifice.

Make an honest living with a giving heart.

Lord, You are all that I am to receive. You are my cup. My future is in Your hands. My life and everything that has been given to me is good. Yes, my share is beautiful to me. I will give honor and thanks to You Who tells me what to do. I place You always before me. Because You remain at my right hand, I will not be moved. And so my heart is glad. My soul is full of joy. My body will also rest without fear.  You will show me the way of life. Being with You is to be full of joy and happiness forever.

Choosing to live in this manner, I will never be shaken.

A Spring Prayer of Petition and Blessing adapted from Psalm 24, 60 & 61

Jehovah-Gador Milchamah–The Lord powerful in war.

Lift up your heads, O gates. Lift them up, O doors that last forever, and the King of shining greatness will come in. Who is the King of shining greatness? The Lord of All. He is the King of shining greatness; One Who is mighty in battle.

Lord, this earth is Yours, and all that is in it, the world and all who live in it. For You have built it upon the seas. You have set it in the valleys where rivers flow and on the mountains where Your shining greatness is displayed. And who may stand in Your holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart. The one who has not lifted up their soul to what is not true and has not made false promises. I will receive what is good from You, Lord, for what is right and good only comes from the One Who saves me.

 I will look for Your face, O God of Jacob. In Your shining greatness will I experience your strength and power. You are mighty in battle. Heal me and turn me toward You.  It is You who has made the land shake and have torn it open. Heal it where it is broken, for it shakes. I also have suffered hard things.  Save me with Your right hand and answer me so that I may be set free.

Hear my cry, O God. Listen to my prayer. I call to You from the end of the earth when my heart is weak. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

For You have been a safe place for me, a tower of strength where I am safe from those who fight against me. Let me live in Your tent forever. Let me be safe under the covering of Your wings. For You have heard my promises, O God. You have given me that which You give to those who fear Your name. Add days to my life so that I may sing thanks to Your name forever and keep my promises day by day.

Hear my cry, O God. Listen to my prayer. I call to You from the end of the earth when my heart is weak. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.