Thursday, March 4, 2010
2 Samuel 22:17-25 (New Living Translation)
17 “He reached down from heaven and rescued me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
18 He rescued me from my powerful enemies,
from those who hated me and were too strong for me.
19 They attacked me at a moment when I was in distress,
but the Lord supported me.
20 He led me to a place of safety;
he rescued me because he delights in me.
21 The Lord rewarded me for doing right;
he restored me because of my innocence.
22 For I have kept the ways of the Lord;
I have not turned from my God to follow evil.
23 I have followed all his regulations;
I have never abandoned his decrees.
24 I am blameless before God;
I have kept myself from sin.
25 The Lord rewarded me for doing right.
He has seen my innocence.
Dear Heavenly Father,
As I read aloud your Word about rescuing me, it reminds me of how much you love and care for me. If I do my part and live a good and right life, you will always rescue me from my enemies. I pray for those that harass, speak lies and walk a life of hate toward others. I know that in your heart, it hurts and gives you great pain to see them harm others. I ask that you guide them and help them to stop the hate; stop the pleasure they have in hurting. I pray for peace in their hearts that only You can give them. I specifically pray for my friends that have felt the brunt of these enemies attack. They waver, but know that together as one and with your help, they will be rewarded in the end.