Peanut Gallery: During the month of June we are reading through the Book of Proverbs, one chapter per day. “Growing in Character” is the theme; each day we will look for practical advice on living a wise and godly life in this present age.
I recommend that you begin by reading through the entire chapter for the day yourself (a link will be included, see below.) There is something for everyone in the Book of Proverbs. I will focus on what speaks to me in the chapter and follow that theme for the day. But the verse that speaks to me, on any particular day, may be different from the wisdom God has for you… and you don’t want to miss out.
Growing in Character: Proverbs 11
+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Opening sentence and prayer
One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.
Open my eyes, Lord, to see the wonderful truths in your instructions. Psalm 119:18 (NLT)
A reading from Proverbs: Proverbs 11:14 (NLT)
Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers.
A reading from the Letters: 1 Timothy 2;1-2 (NLT)
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
Prayer for the Nation:
Loving Father, You are the King of kings and the Lord of rulers. You bless all the rulers and their people who honour You and serve You. Bless our nation, Father! Today, I am praying for my nation and for all who live in it.
Give all the rulers and authorities Your knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. Help them to fear You and honour You. Let them also render justice to our people. Let Your righteousness fill our nation. Let all the forces of darkness, derision, destruction and demons be destroyed. Let there be peace and prosperity in our nation.
Father, I also pray for the people of my nation. Bless the efforts of their hands. Let our nation overflow with milk and honey. Let our barns be full. Let our Young people sing and dance in full contentment. Let Your joy rule our hearts. Let Your peace rule our nation. Let Your justice fill our nation. Let Your righteousness control our lives.Father! Shower Your blessings on every one of us in this nation today and forever. Help us to live in freedom and peace and prosperity.
In Jesus’ name I pray.Amen.
Dr. Paul Dhinakaran (Jesus Calls)
Christ, as a light illumine and guide me. Christ, as a shield overshadow me. Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me on my left and my right.
This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Be in the heart of each to whom I speak; in the mouth of each who speaks unto me. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.
Christ as a light; Christ as a shield; Christ beside me on my left and my right.
May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
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