Lord, we continue to pray about blessing and cursing. What we speak can bless, or curse. This knowledge should help us be attentive and careful as to how we speak, The psalmist says: “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth and keep watch over the door of my lips.”
Lord, we again remember Your promises and Your power: “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall rise up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Is. 40.31,32 “I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.” II Tim.1.12 “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and a sound mind.” II Tim.1.,7
Lord, when we are weak, You are strong. “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.” II Cor.4.8,9 “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”Php.1.6
Lord, help us pay attention to our words: are we saying “never get good breaks,” never be able to–,”will get old, fat, bald, sick, lose memory” or “impatience is a gift“? We would be cursing our future. Do we pronounce negative prophecies about California or America? Does this not invite a negative future?!
Help our attitudes turn to blessing: our strength is renewed,our tiredness is gone, our mind is sound, our healing continues, we are complete in Jesus. Let our words bring forth a good reality!Help us pay attention to what we say–especially about ourselves, families, church, town, state and nation. Let us anticipate Your goodness and mercy, for You are faithful. We would not fall into unbelief, but be believing.
Thank you for praying. Blessings. Nancy