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

Is it not normal that a wicked, ungodly, and morally bankrupt society despises those who seek to live righteously in Christ?

Are you only asking God to bless you or do you bless God by seeking the righteousness of Christ?

Are you suffering for righteousness sake; are you afraid of and troubled by the threats of the ungodly?

TODAY’S REQUEST:

PRAYING FOR SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS:

THOSE WHO HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL BE FILLED.

Psalms 11:7 For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright.
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness‘ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Romans 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."
James 2: 21-24 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.
Psalms 15:1 LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? 2 He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart;
1 Peter 3:14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness‘ sake, you are blessed. "And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled."

HOW DO THE SCRIPTURES TELL US TO EXPRESS THIS REQUEST?

FOLLOWING THE STEPS OF OUR LORD JESUS

1 Peter 2:19-25 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: 22 "Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth"; 23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness––by whose stripes you were healed. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
Psalms 4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in the LORD.