Call to Prayer: 40 Days of Prayer. August 21, 2017

There is a lot of violence, division, and anger in America right now.

Alt-Left, AntiFa, KKK white supremacists, and Alt-Right.

Why? I think it is "Because the Church has been 'led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ' (2 Corinthians 11:2-4) and has become friends with the world and enemies of God (James 4:4-5)."
[see Hope: Modern Day Idols and Idolatry of the Church]

We need Christ!

"And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven.... But we have forgotten God...." (Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day)

"Moral principles have lost their distinctiveness. For modern man, absolute right and wrong are a matter of what the majority is doing. Right and wrong are relative to likes and dislikes and the customs of a particular community. We have unconsciously applied Einstein's theory of relativity, which properly described the physical universe, to the moral and ethical realm ... This mentality has brought a tragic breakdown of moral standards, and the midnight of moral degeneration deepens." (Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., from sermon "A Knock at Midnight")

I have answered the call to 40 days of prayer.

On Monday [August 21, 2017] there will be a total eclipse of the sun exclusively over America, just as the Hebrew calendar enters a 40 day period of repentance corresponding to the period when God forgave the Hebrews for the sin of the Golden Calf at the foot of Mount Sinai. That begins with the first day of the thirty-day month of Elul and ends with a period called the Ten Days of Awe, the first through the tenth day of the month of Tishri. In Hebrew tradition, it is in this ten day period that God decides whether one’s name is written in the Book of Life or the Book of Death.

Many people are aware of the Biblical significance of a term of 40 days or years as a period of testing and preparation: Moses’ repentance and prayer for the Hebrews before they entered the Holy Land (Deuteronomy 9:18-29), Elijah’s spiritual preparation on the road to Mt. Horeb to meet God (1 Kings 19:7-18), Goliath’s testing of the armies of God before David arrived to slay him (1 Samuel 17:4-26), Jesus’ sojourn in the wilderness before launching His ministry (Matthew 4:1-17) are a few examples.(Attachment 1: Defend-the-Family-40-days-of-prayer-August-2017.pdf)

Day 1
August 21, 2017
The Great Eclipse of 2017

I started 40 days of prayer today.

Dr. Lively from called for 40 days of prayer because of the increasing evil and violence in the world.

Praying for our homeschool and community. Read and meditated on:
Meditate on God's word. Psalm 1
Our help comes from God, the maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121
Wisdom: Proverbs 1


Day 2

Repent of coveting and jealousy.

“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord," and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah”
Psalms 32:1-5 ESV

day 3

Shout for joy, praise, and give thanks.

“Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.”
Psalms 33:1-4 ESV

Day 4

Praise the Lord always.
Psalm 34:1

Day 5

God is mighty!

“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!”
Psalms 95:1-6 ESV

“By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas; the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with might; who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples, so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs. You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.”
Psalms 65:5-8 ESV

Day 6

Work hard, don't be like the lazy sluggard.

“Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.”
Proverbs 6:6-11 ESV

Shout for joy to God!

“Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!”
Psalms 66:1-2 ESV

Day 7


“If a man does not repent,

God will whet his sword;
he has bent and readied his bow;
he has prepared for him his deadly weapons, making his arrows fiery shafts.

Behold, the wicked man conceives evil and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies.

His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends.”
Psalms 7:12-14, 16 ESV

Love the Lord and hate evil!

“O you who love the Lord, hate evil!

He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!”
Psalms 97:10, 12 ESV

Day 8

Seek wisdom!
O God! Please grant my children wisdom.

“Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice?

"To you, O men, I call, and my cry is to the children of man. O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense.

Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. "I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion. The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

"And now, O sons, listen to me: blessed are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it. Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord, but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death."”
Proverbs 8:1, 4-5, 10-13, 32-36 ESV

Day 9

Justice will come to unjust leaders of the nations.

“The nations have sunk in the pit that they made; in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught. The Lord has made himself known; he has executed judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion. Selah

The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.

For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.

Arise, O Lord! Let not man prevail; let the nations be judged before you! Put them in fear, O Lord!

Let the nations know that they are but men! Selah”

Psalms 9:15-20 ESV

Day 10

Trust in the Lord, don't follow the way of fools.

“Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!

I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart."

As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!”

Psalms 40:4, 8, 17 ESV

There is hope in God because He forgives sins and redeems us.

“If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;

O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.”

Psalms 130:3-5, 7 ESV

Day 11

Walk in the way of integrity, and do not be cut off with the evil.

“I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will make music.

I will ponder the way that is blameless. Oh when will you come to me?

I will walk with integrity of heart within my house;

A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil.

Morning by morning I will destroy all the wicked in the land, cutting off all the evildoers from the city of the Lord.”

Psalms 101:1-2, 4, 8 ESV

Day 12

Why worry? Hope in God!

"Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?

Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”

Psalms 42:11 ESV

Our life is short, but God is eternal.

“My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass.

But you, O Lord, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations.

Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end. The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you.”
Psalms 102:11-12, 25-28 ESV

Day 13

God's love is great.

“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.

As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.

Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul!”

Psalms 103:11-18, 22 ESV

Honor God's word.

“Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”

Proverbs 13:13-14, 20 ESV

Day 14
September 3, 2017
President Trump and Texas Governor Abbott call for a National Day of Prayer this Sunday!
(Attachment 2: HurricaneHarveyDayOfPrayerProc_08312017.pdf)
(Attachment 3: HurricaneHarveyDayOfPrayer-CPCFoundation.pdf)
[Sadly, they call on "all faiths." Forgive us God the Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit. There is only one God!]

The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.”

Psalms 14:1 ESV

O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old:

for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them. You are my King, O God; ordain salvation for Jacob!

For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me. But you have saved us from our foes and have put to shame those who hate us. In God we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah

Rise up; come to our help! Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love!”

Psalms 44:1, 3-4, 6-8, 26 ESV

Yet God my King is from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

You divided the sea by your might; you broke the heads of the sea monsters on the waters. You crushed the heads of Leviathan; you gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness. You split open springs and brooks; you dried up ever-flowing streams. Yours is the day, yours also the night; you have established the heavenly lights and the sun. You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter. Remember this, O Lord, how the enemy scoffs, and a foolish people reviles your name.

Arise, O God, defend your cause; remember how the foolish scoff at you all the day!”

Psalms 74:12-18, 22 ESV

Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who stand by night in the house of the Lord!
Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord! May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth!”

Psalms 134:1-3 ESV

Day 15

Seek the Lord.

“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!

Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!”

Psalms 105:1-4 ESV

Trust the Lord and do not trust in idols.

“Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant!

For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Your name, O Lord, endures forever, your renown, O Lord, throughout all ages.

The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands.

They have mouths, but do not speak; they have eyes, but do not see; they have ears, but do not hear, nor is there any breath in their mouths.

Those who make them become like them, so do all who trust in them.

Blessed be the Lord from Zion, he who dwells in Jerusalem! Praise the Lord!”

Psalms 135:3, 5, 13, 15-18, 21 ESV

Day 16

God is our fortress!

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

"Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah”

Psalms 46:1-3, 7, 10-11 ESV

Give thanks to the Lord!

“Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!

Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the Lord!”

Psalms 106:1, 3, 47-48 ESV

Give thought to God's word!

“Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.

The wise of heart is called discerning, and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness. Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.”

Proverbs 16:20-22, 24-25 ESV

Day 17

When people call evil deeds good, and good deeds evil, it is an abomination to the Lord. Sadly, this is happening too often in America today.

But we can still have joy in the God of our salvation.

“He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

Proverbs 17:15, 22 ESV

Day 18

God's way is perfect! His word is true!

“This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?—

He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great.

For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations, and sing to your name. Great salvation he brings to his king, and shows steadfast love to his anointed, to David and his offspring forever.”

Psalms 18:30-31, 34-35, 49-50 ESV

Day 19

The law of the Lord is perfect; it makes the simple wise.

“The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;

the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.”

Psalms 19:7-10 ESV

Day 20

Answer us in our day of trouble, Lord!
We put our faith and trust in you.

“May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”

Psalms 20:1, 7 ESV

Deliver us, Heavenly Father!

“Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; preserve me from violent men, who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually.

O Lord, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.

Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name; the upright shall dwell in your presence.”

Psalms 140:1-2, 7, 13 ESV

Day 21

Have mercy on us, O God! Forgive our sins.

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.”

Psalms 51:1-4, 7, 9-13, 17 ESV

Day 22
September 11, 2017
Click for Mick's Short Testimony regarding 9-11

Every great spiritual awakening in America's history has started with united, extraordinary prayer. 9-11 will be a day of united, extraordinary prayer and Christians from every denomination are invited to participate. Our focus should be on Christ and on the tragic need of a new generation of Americans to know Him. While you pray on 9-11 you will be joining thousands of others across the nation in all 50 states as we "seek His face" together. - The Awakening America Alliance
Visit Cry Out America! 9-11

"The world - and especially Western civilization - could experience a moral, intellectual, political, and economic renaissance if God's people, who are called by His name, would turn back to God and His Word (2 Chronicles 7:14). I know this is possible because it has happened before...

The Protestant Reformers challenged the corruption of the [church]... The Reformers demanded a return to the purity of God's Word and the simplicity of the gospel. As the church returned to the simple message of salvation from which it was born, the good news of Jesus Christ went out with renewed power - and the light of the gospel ended the Dark Ages. It happened before and it can happen again.

But it must begin with you and me."
("The Barbarians are Here: preventing the collapse of western civilization in times of terrorism" by Michael Youssef, Worthy Books, Franklin, TN, copyright 2017)

Day 23

How awesome is God!

“Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore!

The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!

Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?

He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.

He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children.

Praise the Lord!”

Psalms 113:1-2, 4-9 ESV

Day 24

Lord, hear my prayers.

“O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.

Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.

With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you; I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good.”

Psalms 54:2, 4, 6 ESV

“O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob!

Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed!

For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!”

Psalms 84:8-12 ESV

Rescue us, Lord, from false ideas.

“Stretch out your hand from on high; rescue me and deliver me from the many waters, from the hand of foreigners, whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you, who gives victory to kings, who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.

May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace;

Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall! Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!”

Psalms 144:7-10, 12, 15 ESV

Day 25

Teach us Your paths and lead us in Your truth, God

“To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.

Who is the man who fears the Lord? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.

The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.

May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you.”

Psalms 25:1, 4-5, 8, 12, 14, 21 ESV

Teach us self control, Lord

“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.”

Proverbs 25:28 ESV

Day 26

Trust in God and do not be afraid!

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?

For you have delivered my soul from death, yes, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.”

Psalms 56:3-4, 10-11, 13 ESV,10-11,13.esv

Love the Lord!

“I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

Then I called on the name of the Lord: "O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!" Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful.

For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.”

Psalms 116:1-2, 4-5, 8-9 ESV

Day 27

Praise the Lord all nations!

“Praise the Lord, all nations!

Extol him, all peoples!

For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

Praise the Lord!”

Psalms 117:1-2 ESV

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.

Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.

The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!”

Psalms 147:3-7 ESV

Day 28
September 17, 2017

Trust in God. Do not become dependent on government.

“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes. All nations surrounded me; in the name of the Lord I cut them off!

The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.

I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord.

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Save us, we pray, O Lord! O Lord, we pray, give us success! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We bless you from the house of the Lord.

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”

Psalms 118:9-10, 14, 17, 24-26, 29 ESV

Constitution Day

"The United States Constitution, approved 230 years ago on September 17, 1787, provided the framework for the longest lasting, most successful Constitutional republic in world history."

With the Convention going badly and some delegates on the verge of leaving in disgust, the elder statesman Ben Franklin rose to address the remaining delegates on June 28th.

"We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that "except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it." [Psalm 127:1a] I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel [Gen. 11:1-9]. We shall be divided by our partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages [Deut. 28:37; Jer. 24:9].

"And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave it to I chance, war and conquest. "I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven [Neh. 2:4], and its blessing on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the clergy of this city be requested to officiate in that service."
(Attachment 4: FRC email, FRC-Prayer-Team-Constitution-Day-2017-09-13.pdf)
(Attachment 5: Dr. Kenyn Cureton's Constitution Sunday: Faith of the Framers, Faith-of-the-Framers.pdf)


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Day 29

Pray for righteous, wise and just leaders. Seek the Lord for justice.

“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.

If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.

Many seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the Lord that a man gets justice.”

Proverbs 29:2, 12, 26 ESV

Day 30

God's word is true. Pray for a modest life that does not tempt you away from the Lord.

“Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.

Remove far from me falsehood and lying;

give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, "Who is the Lord?" or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.

If you have been foolish, exalting yourself, or if you have been devising evil, put your hand on your mouth.”

Proverbs 30:5-6, 8-9, 18, 32 ESV

Day 31

Walk in the law of the Lord, seek Him with your whole heart; store up God's word in your heart.
I pray for desire and love for God's word.

“Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes!

I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.

Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.

Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.

Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord, your salvation according to your promise; then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word.

I will also speak of your testimonies before kings and shall not be put to shame, for I find my delight in your commandments, which I love.

Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.

My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.

Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

Psalms 119:1-4, 9, 11-12, 15, 18, 24, 27, 41-42, 46-47, 73, 81, 97, 105 ESV

Day 32

Resist the devil and temptations of selfish desires.
Satan is a liar, don't believe his lies.
You are a child of The Most High God!
He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world!

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”

1 Peter 5:8-10 ESV

Day 33

Jesus! Oh what a joy to know our God and Savior!

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church.

He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.

For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”

Colossians 1:15-20 ESV

Day 34

Come Lord Jesus, Maranatha!

“For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God.

And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.”

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 ESV

Day 35

Be hard working and depend on no one but God.

Sadly a growing number of Americans do not want to work and earn a living. They demand that the false god of government provide income, housing, food, and health care. But, making yourself dependent on the government is to make yourself a subject to the ruling elite. Or in other words, slaves to a master.

“and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs,

and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,

so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.”

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 ESV

Day 36

Pray for God's grace to live self-controlled, upright, and Godly lives.

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.”

Titus 2:11-14 ESV

Day 37

Oh praise God!
For He came to us as a man, the "radiance of the glory of God" who "upholds the universe by the word of his power."
What a wonderful powerful name it is - JESUS

Read and listen to "What a Beautiful Name" Words and Music by Ben Fielding & Brooke Ligertwood

“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,

but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.

After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.”

Hebrews 1:1-4 ESV

Day 38
September 27, 2017.
Day 1 of 40 days for life!
[Attachment 6 below, 40daysforlifeday01.pdf]

Thank you, God, for giving us faith. Renew our faith day by day.

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

For by it the people of old received their commendation.

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king's edict.

And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.”

James 1:14-15 ESV

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.

The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”

James 5:16 ESV

Day 40

Praise God for mercy, salvation, and living hope in Jesus Christ!

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy."” ...

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.

By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” ...

“To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

1 Peter 1:3-5, 8-9, 13-16 ESV 1 Peter 2:9, 24-25 ESV 1 Peter 5:11 ESV

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