20/21 Days of Prayer & Fasting
PSALM 41 (NIV)
Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
The Lord protects and preserves them—
they are counted among the blessed in the land—
he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
and restores them from their bed of illness.
I said, “Have mercy on me, Lord;
heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
My enemies say of me in malice,
“When will he die and his name perish?”
When one of them comes to see me,
he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander;
then he goes out and spreads it around.
All my enemies whisper together against me;
they imagine the worst for me, saying,
“A vile disease has afflicted him;
he will never get up from the place where he lies.”
Even my close friend,
someone I trusted,
one who shared my bread,
has turned against me.
But may you have mercy on me, Lord;
raise me up, that I may repay them.
I know that you are pleased with me,
for my enemy does not triumph over me.
Because of my integrity you uphold me
and set me in your presence forever.
Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen.
One of the greatest things we can do to speak of the faithfulness of God is recognize the need in the world around us, and help those in need. I think some people get so overwhelmed with all the need in the world, that they end up doing nothing. It can certainly be very overwhelming, that’s why I’m such a believer in giving tithes (10% of your income) and offerings (anything above your tithe). I know that when I give to God’s house, it’s making a difference in the lives of people in my community and around the world. There are many blessings the Bible says come upon us when we give, but for me the greatest blessing is knowing that I helped someone that needed help. It is truly an amazing feeling!
God, help me to see the needs of people around me and help me to meet those needs. In Jesus’ name, Amen.