Obadiah 3 Lord, please save me from a false sense of pride and self sufficiency. May I always depend on You alone, not on any sense of security I have in myself or my own abilities.
Obadiah 6 God, I pray that instead of amassing momentary treasures here on earth, I will concentrate on storing up lasting treasures in heaven, knowing that wherever my treasure is, there my heart and thoughts will also be ( Matthew 6:20-21).
Obadiah 12 Lord, keep me from gloating when I’m doing ok and others are struggling or suffering. Instead, saturate my mind and actions with kindness and compassion, even for those who oppose me or persecute me.
Obadiah 15 Lord, I want to be the kind of person who does good for others, as I would like them to do for me. (Luke 6:31)
Obadiah 21 Lord, please be the King of kings in my life. Rule me in righteousness. May Your kingdom soon come in it’s fulness upon the earth.
2 Kings 22
2 Kings 22:1-2 Josiah’s life gives a glimpse of a true relationship with the Heavenly Father, not just religion. Spend some time today in self examination. Is there any way that your Christianity has degenerated from a sincere relationship to a show of religion? Ask God to forgive you and restore you.
2 Kings 22:11 When Josiah compares the way things are to the way they supposed to be, he grieves and repents before the Lord. Who of us can make the same comparison and not grieve? Take time to repent before God and ask Him to help you get your life in proper order.
2 Kings 22:14-15 Some people downplay a woman’s ability to serve God. But here God uses a female prophet to bring His word to King Josiah. Ask God to clear your mind of any prejudice against any person who brings his Word to you, no matter what gender, race or colour the person is.
2 Kings 23
2 Kings 23:1-3 Father God, just as you used Josiah to lead Your people back to Yourself, use me to lead someone back to You. Send someone my way today, Lord, and I will be faithful to act and speak.
2 Kings 23:4-14 Lord, help us to be as wholly devoted to You as Josiah was. Help me to tear down anything in my life that forms a barrier between You and me. Give me a holy passion for You Lord that spills over into every part of my life and on to every person I meet.
2 Kings 23:15 Josiah does not confine his reform to the kingdom of Judah, but he takes the initiative to restore God’s honour in the fallen nation of Israel. Pray for missionaries throughout the world who tear down the strongholds of the enemy in other lands.
2 Kings 23:16-20 Make me a warrior for right, as king Josiah was, Lord. He doesn’t stop at half measures or at half hearted obedience. He goes all the way in total obedience to You. Make me Your obedient servant, O God.
2 Kings 23:24 Josiah exterminates false gods and those who practice their crafts. Are there false gods in your life? Anything that takes precedence over God in your life is an idol. Ask The Lord to help you exterminate them.
2 Kings 23:25 What an epitaph! ” Never before…….never since” Talk to God today about your love for Him. Ask him to make it an obedient love of heart, soul, and strength.
2 Kings 23:29 Josiah was only 39 years old when he died. Consider all that he accomplished in his short lifetime. Ask the Lord to help you make the most of the life time He has planned for you.
2 Kings 23:32-37 Both of Josiah’s sons are wicked kings, Lord. How does such a devoted man father such wicked sons? Lord, help us as parents! Please make the hearts of our children tender and loving toward You.
Psalm 122:1 Father, fill us with joy when we enter our place of worship this week. Lord I am looking forward to those wonderful times of praise and prayer with fellow believers.
Together we express our love for You.
Psalm 122:6-7 Lord, You would have it that the bible reading plan for today is the day I am in Jerusalem. I pray as I stand on the soil of this city for the peace of Jerusalem. May there be peace within her walls and prosperity in her homes. May all who love Jerusalem prosper.
Hebrews 7:1-15 Praise and adore Jesus, who has come as Melchizedek did the “king of justice” and the ” king of peace” without beginning or end.
Hebrews 7:16-19 Jesus, my High Priest, sometimes we strive for position and possessions that do not last, and we fear things that cannot ultimately hurt us. Help us to truly live in “the power of life that cannot be destroyed.”
Hebrews 7:19-22 Pray that Jesus will take away any inclination to believe you must earn your acceptance before Him. Rest in the confidence that He has made you perfect before Him by His own sacrifice and covenant.