So many things caught my attention today because I happen to be at my happy place with one of my favorite people. The conversation always flows, and while I wanted to bring several topics to the blog today, a few calls for some prayer time. So I decided to let that be the topic for today. Things to pray for along with some Bible verses that I feel speak to it a bit.
Add to your prayers today:
- The state of our nation (US)
- Our military and their families
- Our leaders
- The Church Body
- Children (our future)
- God’s Word to be prominent and leading in our lives
- To be sensitive to God’s convictions
- To recognize idols in our lives even if they appear like a good thing
Jeremiah 7:1-8 CSB (emphasis mine)
This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Stand in the gate of the house of the Lord and there call out this word: ‘Hear the word of the Lord, all you people of Judah who enter through these gates to worship the Lord.“‘This is what the Lord of Armies, the God of Israel, says: Correct your ways and your actions, and I will allow you to live in this place. Do not trust deceitful words, chanting, “This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.” Instead, if you really correct your ways and your actions, if you act justly toward one another, if you no longer oppress the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow and no longer shed innocent blood in this place or follow other gods, bringing harm on yourselves, I will allow you to live in this place, the land I gave to your ancestors long ago and forever. But look, you keep trusting in deceitful words that cannot help.