Psalm 103:1-8, Isaiah 61
Reflections of the Heart:
It is the Lord’s good pleasure to bless us. So, “may the Lord, the God of our ancestors, multiply us a thousand times more and bless us as He has promised!” Deuteronomy 1:11 (NLT)
Our Father, we give thanks to You for You are faithful even when we have been faithless. You are the most high God, the only true and living God. You are excellent in all of Your ways. The heavens are Your throne and the earth Your footstool. Lord, You are good and Your faithful love endures forever. You are the great I Am, the Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. You are our Creator and Savior. We will continually sing praises to You and declare that You are the King over all of the earth!
Righteous Father, we declare that favor surrounds us like a shield! We will stand on Your Word and speak Your truth. Your Word is a lamp to our feet and a light unto our path. Lord, it is Your will that we live life abundantly. Therefore, we confess that we will walk by faith and not by sight as we trust in Your precious promises. Lord, we trust and believe that no good thing will be kept from us as we walk uprightly before You. Lord, we expect You to put a wall of protection around us so that we will prosper in everything we do.
God’s favor is upon my life in the following areas?
Holy Spirit, please show us Your ways, teach us Your paths and lead us in Your truth. Help us to consistently demonstrate our gratitude to the Father for the abundant blessings in our lives and to always bring Him glory. Give us wisdom and vision so that our relationships bring honor to You. Strengthen us as we tell of Your favor to encourage our families and all those who are not seeking You. Lord, protect us from hurt and harm, fill our hearts with Your joy.
Holy Spirit, forgive us for all acts of sinfulness including jealousy, rivalries, violence, injustice, hatred, oppression, greed, idolatry, pride, slander, lewd behaviors, selfish ambition, abuse of any type and division. Forgive those who choose not to trust in You. Forgive those who are Christians for not sharing Your Gospel with their family members, co-workers and others with whom they interact. Holy Spirit, remind us of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Lord God Almighty, You are holy and righteous. You are great and deserving of praise. We love You and will bless Your Name forever. Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: II Timothy 2:13, Jeremiah 10:10, Isaiah 66:1, Psalm 136:1, Exodus 3:14, Isaiah 9:6, Psalm 47:6, Psalm 5:12, Psalm 119:105, John 10:10, II Corinthians 5:7, Psalm 84:11, Job 1:10, Deuteronomy 28:6, Matthew 6:13