Psalm 120:1-7 ESV - 1 In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. 2 Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue. 3 What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue? 4 A warrior's sharp arrows, with glowing coals of the broom tree! 5 Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar! 6 Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace. 7 I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war!
What a mercy that I can call on You anytime, for anything. I praise You because You hear me when life is distressing. You give me Your Word to comfort and strengthen me when conflict seems all around me, when I am misunderstood and even lied about. God, You know the truth. You know my heart. You know tomorrow. I am assured that You will judge in Your time and according to Your purpose.
Lord, keep me from sinking into sin as I live amongst all this conflict. Keep bitterness and envy, keep seeking for revenge and hatred far from me. I remember that man’s anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness (James 1). Give me the proper words to say. Show me when to speak up. Remind me of Your truth and give me discernment to recognize the lies. Psalm 119:66-67 ESV – 66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.
Lord Jesus, You are truth. You are life. You are the only way. I rest in Your care. You are my Savior and my God.
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Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies.
It is so easy for me to join in the wickedness with my mouth. . . To be bitter, to kept silent instead of speaking up, to spew harsh or angry words. . . Such wickedness comes much too easily to me, Lord. Guard what I say, help me to check my heart before I speak. Help me to combat the wickedness in this world with your words, your gentleness.
Amen to your earnest prayer!