PRAYER Continued----CONFESSION IN:
Lev. 5:5. And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing.
Lev. 26:40. If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me.
Num. 5:6. Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against the Lord, and that person be guilty; 7. Then they shall confess their sin which they have done: v. 5.
Judg. 10:10. And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, saying, We have sinned against thee, both because we have forsaken our God, and also served Baalim. 15. And the children of Israel said unto the Lord, We have sinned: do thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day.
1 Sam. 12:10. And they cried unto the Lord, and said, We have sinned, because we have forsaken the Lord, and have served Baalim and Ashtaroth: but now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we will serve thee.
1 Kin. 8:47. Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, sayings We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness.
Ezra 9:6. And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens. 15, O Lord God of Israel, thou art righteous; for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: hehold, we are before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before thee because of this.
Neh. 1:6. Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray he-fore thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father's house have sinned. 7. We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandest thy servant Moses.
Neh. 9:2. And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers. 33. Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly: 34. Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law, nor hearkened unto thy commandments and thy testimonies, wherewith thou didst testify against them. 35. For they have not served thee in their kingdom, and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and in the large and fat land which thou gavest before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.
Job 7:20. I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?
Job 40:4. Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee ? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. 5. Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
Psa. 31:10. For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
Psa. 32:3. When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. 5. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord ; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.
Psa. 38:4. For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. 5. My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness. 6. I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. 7. For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh. 8. I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart. 10. My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me. 18. For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
Psa. 40:12. For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.
Psa. 51:3. For I acknowledge my transgressions : and my sin is ever before me. 4. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
Psa. 69:5. 0 God, thou knowest my foolishness ; and my sins are not hid from thee. . Psa. 106: 6. We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. 7. Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.
Psa. 119:176. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; fori do not forget thy commandments.
Psa. 130:3. If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
Prov. 28:13. He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them, shall have mercy.
Isa. 6:5. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.
Isa, 59:12. For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them; 13. In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
Jer. 3:13. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and have not obeyed my voice, saith the ord. 25. We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.
Jer. 14:7. O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee. 20. We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.
Lam. 1:18. The Lord is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
Lam. 3:42. We have transgressed, and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.
Lam. 5:16. The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!
Dan. 9:5. We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments: 6. Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. 7. O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee. 8, O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee. 9. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; 10. Neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. 11. Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him. 12. And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem. 13. As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth. 14. Therefore hath the Lord watehed upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the Lord our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed-not his voice. 15. And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.
Gen. 18:23. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24. Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? 25. That be far from thee to-do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? 26. And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom, fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. 27. And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: 28. Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. 29. And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake. 30. And he said Unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. 31. And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake. 32. And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there.
Gen. 32:24. And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. 25. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. 26. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. 27. And he said unto him. What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. 28. And he said. Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. 29. And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
Ex. 32:32. Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin—; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
Deut. 9:25. Thus I fell down before the Lord forty days and forty nights, as I fell down at the first; because the Lord had said he would destroy you.
Judg. 6:36 And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, 37. Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor; and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it he dry upon all the earth beside, then shall I know that thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said. 38. And it was so: for he rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece together, and wringed the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water. 39. And Gideon said unto God, Let not thine anger be hot against me, and I will speak but this once: let me prove, I pray thee, but this once with the fleece; let it now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew. 40. And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
Judg. 16:28. Samson called unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.
1 Sam. 1:10. She was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore. 11. And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
1 Sam. 12:23. As for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you.
1 Kin. 8:22. And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven: 23. And he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart: 24. Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day. 25. Therefore now, Lord God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me. 26. And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father. 27. But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have budded? 28. Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O Lord my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day: 29. That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place. 30. And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray
toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and when thou hearest, forgive.
Ezra 9:5. At the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the Lord my God. 6. And said, O my God, Iam ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are in creased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.
Neh. 1:4. And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven, 5. And said, I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments: 6. Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer-of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father's house have sinned.
Psa. 17:1. Hear the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. 6. I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
Psa. 22:1. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? 2. O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. 19. But be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
Psa. 28:1. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: lest, thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. 2. Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
Psa. 35:22. This thou hast seen, O Lord : keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me. 23. Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.
Psa. 55:1. Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. 2. Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; 16. As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me. 17. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
Psa. 573. I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.
Psa. 61:1. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. 2. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psa. 70:5. But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O Lord, make no tarrying.
Psa. 86:3. Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. 6. Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
Psa. 88:1. O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee: 2. Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry; 9. Lord, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee. 13. But unto thee have I cried, O Lord ; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.
Psa. 102:1. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee. 2. Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.
Psa. 119:58. I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. 145. I Cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord : I will keep thy statutes. 146. I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. 147. I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
Psa. 130:1. Out of the depths have I cried unto thee. O Lord. 2. Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
Psa. 141:1. Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. 2. Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
Psa. 142:1. I cried unto the Lord with my voice: with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication. 2. I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.
Isa. 38:2. Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, 3. And said, Remember now, O Lord, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
Isa. 62:7. And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Isa. 64:12. Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O Lord? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?
Dan. 9:3. I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: 16. O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us. 17. Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake. 18. O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousness, but for thy great mercies. 19. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.
Jonah 1:14. They cried unto the Lord, and said. We beseech thee, O Lord, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood.
Hab. 1:2. O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!
Matt. 15:22. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying. Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 24. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25. Then came she and worshipped him, saying. Lord, help me. 26. But he answered and said. It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. 27. And she said. Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. 28. Then Jesus answered and said unto her. O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. Mark 7:25-29.
Luke 7:3. And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
Luke 11:5. And he said unto them, "Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 6. For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him ? 7. And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. 8. I say unto you,'Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
Luke 18:1. And he spake a, parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2. Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: 3. And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying. Avenge me of mine adversary. 4. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 5. Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. 6. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. 7. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Luke 22:44. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Rom. 8:26. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
2 Cor. 12:8. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
Eph. 6:18. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
Heb. 5:7. Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared.
Instances of Importunity in : Jacob, Gen. 32:24-30. See above. Moses, Ex. 33:12-16; 34:9. Elijah, 1 Kin. 18:24-44. The two blind men of Jericho, Matt. 20:30,31; Mark 10:48; Luke 18:39. The Syro-phenician woman, Matt. 15:22-28; Mark 7:25-30. The centurion, Matt. 8:5; Luke 7:3,4.
INTERCESSORY: See Intercession ; Jesus, Mediation of.
OF THE WICKED NOT HEARD: See Wicked, Prayer of.
PLEAS OFFERED IN:
Gen. 32:9. And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God Of my father Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee: 10. I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands. 11. Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children. 12. And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
Ex. 32:11. And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand ? 12. Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. 13. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.
Ex. 33:13. Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.
Num. 14:13. Moses said unto- the Lord, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;) 14. And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou Lord art among this people, that thou Lord art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a piilar of fire by night. 15. Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying, 16. Because the Lord was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness. 17. I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying, 18. The Lord is longsuffering. and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
Num. 16:22. And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?
Deut. 3:24. O Lord God, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might? 25. I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan.
Deut. 9:18. I fell down before the Lord, as at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of ail your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger. 25. Thus I fell down before the Lord forty days and forty nights, as I fell down at the first; because the Lord had said he would destroy you. 26.1 prayed therefore unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, destroy not thy people and thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed through thy greatness, which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 27. Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin: 28. Lest the land whence thou broughtest us out say, Because the Lord was not able to bring them into the land which he promised them, and because he hated them, he hath brought them out to slay them in the wilderness. 29. Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which, thou broughtest out by thy mighty power and by thy stretched out arm.
Josh. 7:8. O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs before their enemies! 9. For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt thou do unto thy great name?
2 Sam. 7:25. And now, O Lord God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said. 26. And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The Lord of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee. 27. For thou, O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore bath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee. 28. And now, O Lord God, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant : 29. Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the bouse of thy servant be blessed for ever.
1 Kin. 8:25. Therefore now, Lord God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me. 26. And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father. 59. And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the Lord, be nigh unto the Lord our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require: 60. That all the people of the earth may know that the Lord is God, and that there is none else.
Kin. 18:36. And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. 37. Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou bast turned their heart back again.
Kin. 19:15. And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of ail the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth. 16. Lord, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, Lord, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God. 17. Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands, 18. And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them. 19. Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God,- even thou only. Isa. 37:15-20.
2 Chr. 14:11. And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our, God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. 0 Lord, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.
Neh. 1:8. Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations: 9. But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.
Neh. 9:32. Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.
Psa. 4:1. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
Psa. 9:19. Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight. 20. Put them in fear, O Lord : that the nations may know themselves to he hut men.
Psa. 25:6.Remember,O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
Psa. 27:9. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
Psa. 31:3. Thou art my rock and my fortress ; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
Psa. 38:16. For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
Psa. 69:6. Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel. 13. But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. 16. For thy loving-kindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
Psa. 71:18. Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
Psa. 74:10. O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever ? 11. Why with-drawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand ? pluck it out of thy bosom. 18. Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Lord, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name. 20. Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. 21. O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name. 22. Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily. 23. Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.
Psa. 79:10. Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed. 11. Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die; 12. And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
Psa. 83:1. Keep not thou silence. O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. 2. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.18. That men may know that thou. whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
Psa. 86:1. Bow down thine ear, O Lord, hear me: for I am poor and needy. 2. Preserve my soul; for I am holy: 0 thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. 3. Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. 4. Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5. For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. 17. Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast helpt me, and comforted me.
Psa. 89:49. Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth ? 50. Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people; 51. Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Lord ; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
Psa. 106:47. Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.
Psa. 109:21. But do thou for me, O God the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me. 22. For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. 23. I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust. 24. My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness. 25. I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads. 26. Help me, O Lord my God: O save me according to thy mercy: 27. That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, Lord, hast done it.
Psa. 115:1. Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, an d for thy truth's sake. 2. Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?
Psa. 119:38. Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. 42. So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me; for I trust in thy word. 43. And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments. 49. Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. 73. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. 94. I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. 116. Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. 124. Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, 145. I cried with my whole heart; hear me. O Lord: I will keep thy
statutes. , 146. I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. 149. Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: 0 Lord, quicken me according to thy judgment. 153. Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law. 173. Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts. 174.1 have longed for thy salvation, 0 Lord ; and thy law is my delight. 175. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. 176. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
Psa. 143:11. Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. 12. And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.
Isa. 63:17. O Lord, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened Our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance. 18. The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary. 19. We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name.
Jer. 14:21. Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake; do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.
Jer. 18-50. Shall evil be recompensed for good ? for they have digged a pit for my soul, Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them. 21. Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the Sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.
Lam. 3:56. Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry. 57. Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not. 58. O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life. 59. O Lord, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause. 60. Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations against me. 61. Thou hast heard their reproach, O Lord, arid all their imaginations against me; 62. The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day. 63. Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their music.
Joel 2:17. Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say. Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people. Where is their God?
THANKSGIVING AND, BEFORE TAKING FOOD:
Josh. 9:14. And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the Lord.
1 Sam. 9:13. As soon as ye be come into the city, ye shall straightway find him, before he go up to the high place to eat: for the people will not eat until he come, because he doth bless the sacrifice; and afterwards they eat that be bidden. Now therefore get you up; for about this time ye shall find him.
Matt. 14:19. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. Mark 6:41; Luke 9:16; John 6:11,23.
Matt. 2656. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; Mark 14:22,23; Luke 22:19; 1 Cor. 1154.
Mark 8:6. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. 7. And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. Matt. 15:36.
Acts 27:35. And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had token it, he began to eat.
Rom. 14:6. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
1 Cor. 10:30. For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? 31. Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Tim. 4:3. Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5. For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
PRAYERFULNESS. Psa. 5:1. Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. 2. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. 3. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, 0 Lord ; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
Psa. 42:8. Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
Psa. 109:4. For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.
Psa, 1165. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as' I live.
Dan. 3:10. Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
Luke 2:37. She was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
Acts 6:4. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
Acts 10:2. A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. 9. On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour.
Rom. 1:9. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that' without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers.
Rom, 12:12. Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.
Eph. 1:15. Wherefore I also, ... 16. Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.
Col. 1:9. For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do' not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.
1 Thess. 3:10. Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see rour face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
1 Thess. 5:17. Pray without ceasing.
1 Tim. 5:5. Now she that is a widow in deed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and, continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
2 Tim. 1:3. I thank God, who I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day.
Job 15:4. Yea thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.
Job 21:14. Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. 15. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
Job 27:10. Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
Psa. 14:4. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord. Ps 53:4.
Psa. 79:6. Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.
Isa. 43:22. But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.
Isa. 64:7. There is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee.
Jer. 10:21. For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the Lord: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered. 25. Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee noL and upon the families that call not on thy name.
Dan. 9:13. As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is.come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
Hos. 7:? They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth unto me.
Jonah 1:6. So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.
Zeph. 1:6. And them that are turned back from the Lord; and those that have not sought the Lord, nor enquired for him.
THERE IT IS—— THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT, TO WITHSTAND ALL THE DARTS OF THE WICKED ONE; TO WAR A FIGHT AGAINST ALL FALSE DOCTRINES AND DECEPTIONS AND ERROR OF THEOLOGY FROM PLANET PLUTO.
PUTTING ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD EACH DAY, ENSURES YOU ARE STANDING WHEN THE BATTLE IS OVER; THEN JESUS SAYS TO YOU, “WELL DONE YOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT ENTER THE JOY OF YOUR LORD.”