"Brothers and sisters, fill your minds with whatever is good and true, whatever is pure, whatever is noble and right, whatever is lovely, whatever is honorable and admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Put them into practice, and God -who gives us peace- will be with you." (Philippians 4:8)

"Thanks for the Gift: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)

We must train our minds to think upon these positive and peaceful things. We must keep our minds protected, because the devil could take advantage of those vulnerable ones.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Prayer a Day keeps the devil away...

A Prayer a Day keeps the devil away...

Good Morning, My Dear Readers!!

What a beautiful fresh new start God has given to us in this new day each time we wake up in the morning. We begin another journey in our lives again, so we may feel brand new. This morning, I have found so many new Online friends who follow my blogs, so that I may feel more encouraged to keep on writing my inner thoughts. Praise the Lord!! You see, I often say a prayer when I get up, and another one when I go to sleep, and also prayers in between. At times of despair, I say a prayer; at times of joy, I say a prayer; when something is coming good on my way, I also say a thankful prayer to our dear Lord. When things are going wrong, I also say a prayer for help. I have been surrounded by all kind of enemies and struggled so much seeking for justice and truth. I have gone through trials and tribulations throughout my lifetime, yet my dear Lord never left my side for He was next to me holding me tight, just in case I fall down or get smashed into million pieces.
I never felt lonely although I was alone, for Jesus was with me even among evil foes at all times.
Feel the presence of the Lord next to you each day,talk to Him in prayers, and have a meaningful conversation with God. I am sure, you will begin to feel much better...
Today, I would like to include Psalm 35 of The Scriptures to illustrate my words.
A Prayer for Help. (Psalm 35 of The Bible.)
"Oppose those who oppose me, Lord, and fight those who fight me! Take your shield and armour and come to my rescue. Lift up your spear and your axe against those who pursue me. Promise that You will save me. May those who try to kill me be defeated and disgrace! May those who plot against me be turned back and confused! May they be like straw blown by the wind as the angel of the Lord pursues them! May their path be dark and slippery while the angel of the Lord strikes them down!
Without any reason they laid a trap for me and dug a deep hole to catch me. But destruction will catch them before they know it; they will be caught in their own trap and fall to their destruction! Then I will be glad because of the Lord; I will be happy because He saved me. With all my heart I will say to the Lord, "There is no one like You. You protect the weak from the strong, the poor from the oppressor."
Evil people testify against me and accuse me of crimes I know nothing about. They pay me back evil for good, and I sink in despair. But when they were sick, I dressed in mourning; I deprived myself of food; I prayed with my head bowed low, as I would pray for a friend or a brother. I went about bent over in mourning, as one who mourns for his mother. But when I was in trouble, they were all glad and gathered round to mock me; strangers beat me and kept striking me, like those who would mock a cripple, they glared at me with hate.
How much longer, Lord, will You just look on? Rescue me from their attacks; save my life from these lions! Then I will thank You in the assembly of Your people; I will praise You before them all. Lord, don´t let my enemies, those liars, gloat over my defeat. Don´t let those who hate me for no reason smirk with delight over my sorrow.
They do not speak in a friendly way; instead they invent all kinds of lies about peace-loving people. They accuse me, shouting, "We saw what you did!" But You, Oh Lord, have seen this. So don´t be silent, Lord; don´t keep Yourself far away! Rouse Yourself, Oh Lord, and defend me; rise up, my God, and plead my cause.
You are righteous, Oh Lord, so declare me innocent; don´t let my enemies gloat over me. Don´t let them say to themselves, "We are rid of him/her! That´s just what we wanted!"
May those who gloat over my suffering be completely defeated and confused; may those who claim to be better than I am be covered with shame and disgrace. May those who want to see me acquitted, shout for joy and say again and again, "How great is the Lord! He is pleased with the success of His servant."
Then I will proclaim Your righteousness, and I will praise You all day long."
These are the words of the Lord. Praise the Lord!!
In Jesus´Name, I pray. AMEN.
Thank you for visiting and reading my blogs!!


Beth in NC said...

Amen! God is good!

Thank you for the follow Starry! It is a blessing to meet another Christian in the blogosphere.

I returned the "follow" ...


Starry Dawn said...

Thank you, Beth for reading my post and joining my blog!!
Welcome to My Blog, Beth!!
It´s a pleasure to have you around here.
Yes!! I agree with you. It is a blessing to meet another Christian in the blogosphere.
God bless you, Beth!!