A YEAR IN PRAYER    "Using God's Word to pray"

Do you find yourself laughing at things for which you should weep?

Do you side with the heathen when they rejoice in their sinful ways or with the brethren when they weep?

When scoffers laugh at the truth of God, do you join them or do you weep for them?

 

DAY # 43

TODAY’S REQUEST:

UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES:

TO WEEP OR TO LAUGH

Genesis 23:2 So Sarah died in Kirjath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

Genesis 43:30 Now his heart yearned for his brother; so Joseph made haste and sought somewhere to weep. And he went into his chamber and wept there.

1 Samuel 30:4 Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep.

Luke 23:28 But Jesus, turning to them, said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.

John 16:20 "Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.

James 4:9 Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

Genesis 21:6 And Sarah said, "God has made me laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me."

 

HOW DO THE SCRIPTURES TELL US TO EXPRESS THIS REQUEST?

WEEPING FOR THOSE WHO ARE LAUGHING

Ecclesiastes 3:4 A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance;

Luke 22:62 So Peter went out and wept bitterly.

John 11:35 Jesus wept.

Acts 20:37 Then they all wept freely, and fell on Paul’s neck and kissed him,

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

Revelation 5:4 So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it.

Luke 6:21 Blessed are you who hunger now, For you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, For you shall laugh.