Praying for faith, hope, love

Reading the Word should lead to meditation: muse upon the words, chew on them, slowly focus on them, let them take root. Meditation leads to prayer, contemplative prayer. Abide in His words, and pray, knowing He hears. When His words guide your prayer, the Spirit will be at work, filling you with the life and peace you long for (see Romans 8:5-14). Let these verses lead you through musing and pondering God’s character and attributes, through praise, and confession, and asking for what you need.

Lamantations 3:22  The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases…

Jeremiah 31:3  YHWH appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with hesed

Psalm 48:1, 3, 9, 14  Great is the LORD!….He has made Himself known as a stronghold…we have thought on Your steadfast love, O God…our God forever and ever; He will guide us forever.  

Joel 2:12-13  “Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “return to Me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping and mourning; rend your heart and not your garments.”  Now return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love…

Romans 15:12-13  “Again Isaiah says, ‘There shall come the root of Jesse, and He who arises to rule over the Gentiles, in Him shall the Gentiles hope.’”  Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Titus 2:11-14  For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.  

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