Monday, June 21, 2021

PRAY AND BE BLESSED

Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 1-2

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

The Western Wall or “Wailing Wall” is located in the Old City of Jerusalem at the foot of the western side of the Temple Mount. A fence separates the areas where the men pray (the larger space on the left) from where the women pray (on the right).

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Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 1:10

Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of Yours?

 

Putting God first, the people second, and himself last was an excellent beginning for young King Solomon. God responded to Solomon’s prayer and gave him such wisdom and favour that Israel rose to even greater prominence and prosperity than ever before. Trade, imports and exports flourished with surrounding nations. When Solomon was blessed by God, so were all the people of Israel, and so were millions of others.

By this time the tent Tabernacle of Moses was at least 500 years old. Building the Temple to permanently house the Ark of the Covenant was essential. The wealth of Israel enabled them to build such impressive structures that people, such as the Queen of Sheba, came to marvel at the wonder of it all.

Had this initial recognition of Solomon’s need for divine guidance continued, the future would have been very different for Solomon’s descendants. But forsaking spiritual purity for business expediency led to spiritual poverty; compromise with the evil practices of surrounding nations eventually led to national disintegration.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, there’s a very serious lesson here for me to learn. Please grant me not only wisdom, I pray, but also a consistency of purpose to be spiritually pure, to live a life of holiness, every day, in every way. I ask these mercies in the Name of the One who always did that, Jesus, Himself. Amen!!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Notice the papers in the cracks in the picture below. This act of placing prayer requests in the Wall does not necessarily make prayers more effective, but, like fasting, it underlines the fervency with which we desire God’s will in our individual lives and in the lives of those for whom we pray. I encourage written prayers. The act focuses our attention. I’ve often written my most urgent prayer request, put it on the wall where I pray and also place the request in the centre drawer of my work desk where I cannot miss praying about it several times a day. Often, if the request is not too personal, I’ll drop it in the offering receptacle at church along with my tithe and offering envelope. In addition to expressing the need in writing, I also write a statement of my confidence in God’s promise of His provision.

Yours because I believe, like Solomon, that there is a personal God who hears and answers prayer,

David

Young Jewish boys praying at The Western Wall or “Wailing Wall.” Notice the papers in the wall in front of the first three boys. Men and boys must all wear a little hat called a kippah when praying at the Wall.

11 thoughts on “Monday, June 21, 2021

  1. Amen Rob. This is “Indigenous Day” in Canada. I have friends, both Native and Métis. Some have had difficulty pasts. Let’s hold them up in prayer that the missionaries working with them will be anointed & that Jesus will be known to them. We pray for healing of historical events. Blessings all. In Jesus Name, amen and amen

  2. “Prayer Map of Canada” for the 21st fay:

    1. Pray for the leaders of our educational system, that they would have wisdom and make God-honouring decisions. (1Timothy 2:1-4)
    2. Pray that those who serve in law enforcement will have the resources they need and the vigilance their work requires.

  3. Amen once again to the comments above and yes we really do need to pray for the indigenous people and I’m really glad that today is a special indigenous national day knowledge them and give them the respect and the dignity that all of us as people need in light of what’s come out in in the news of those 200 and 15 children whose Graves were found that was really sad and really shocking and what exactly happens in these residential schools and how these children are treated it’s it’s really really sad how they were treated in those schools and to find the bodies of 215 children that is like wow and now they’re talking about canceling candidates celebration in honor and respect of these precious people who are made in the image of God and yes they do need Jesus like we all do but there is a program on TV it’s a Christian program call tribes and trails and it’s about indigenous people who already know Jesus and have come to Salvation in Jesus and they share their stories and they sing Christian songs and I’ve watched it and I really enjoy it so yes we really do need to pray for these people our governments in the past have tried to give reconciliation with our first Nations people but time and time and time again they keep saying that the reconciliation hasn’t happened so yeah all they want is respect and for us to recognize that they are not people of of second class but yes they are our first Nations people and we need to respect them and give them the dignity that we all want in in our lives yes I know their culture their traditions are different but they are who they are and they are made in the image of God and we really need to show our support and love them for who they are amen so now we’ve heard in the news because of what they discovered that Canada Day celebrations ought to be canceled in in honor and again respect to these people so I don’t know what is going to happen on July 1st in terms of of this situation and circumstance so I just pray that prime minister Trudeau will make the right decision and and do what’s right for the first Nations people so have a blessed day

  4. We pray to you, our Heavenly Father, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and to the sanctity of the Holy Spirit, giving thanks in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day. We pray for all the beautiful First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada. We give thanks for our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for creating this day that honours them. We know Lord that You see each and every person exactly the same, in the spirit of love and light. We pray and ask for their forgiveness of the terrible wrongs, abuse and atrocities that were done to strip them of their dignity. We give thanks for their heritage, culture, traditions and rightful place in Canada. Please protect them all Lord Jesus and give them health, strength and happiness. Please bless them on this special day. May they know how very much they are loved by You and their fellow Canadians. In Your mighty mighty Name, we pray. Amen, amen and amen.

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