Psalm 66:17-20 (NLT)
For I cried out to him for help, praising him as I spoke.
If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
But God did listen! He paid attention to my prayer.
Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.
Father, thank you for teaching me to confess! Thank you for teaching me how important it is to fall on my face before you ~ crying out to you ~ seeking insight into the depths of my heart, my soul. Is there any unconfessed sin there? Is anthing present which would create or keep distance between us? Please, show me. Thank you for teaching me to wait and listen. For when I ask, you respond. At times you reveal hidden unforgiveness or tucked away bitterness. Yet, there are others when you show me resentment I'm harboring or doubt I'm carrying. When I cry, you always listen. You ALWAYS listen and reply. I praise you, Father, for being a God who is true to your word. Please continue to call me to confession! May nothing fester in my life and spirit which would keep me from you. In Jesus' Name, Amen…
If you are joining us today & "Seeing & Praying" THIS WORD, we'd love to encourage each other on the journey. Part of this experience is to share and see what the Lord reveals to each of us we come together in community to share the Holy Word. We encourage you to journal, create & pray through this verse and share that on Wednesday with our community. We hope that with all of us centering on one verse that the Lord will reveal much. Feel free to use any Bible translation that you wish.
If you're just joining us, WFW is looking a bit different this year. Please see how the Lord is leading us in 2013.
Since it's inception, the purpose of Word filled Wednesday is to share God’s word through photo, or graphic image combined with a verse from the Bible. As a new year begins, we feel that the Lord is asking us to take that Word and apply it to our daily prayer lives. We are thrilled to announce the introduction of our newest Counter, Word Filled Wednesday ~ See & Pray. You are encouraged, as in the past, to:
Share with others!
And now we are hoping that you'll join us in "seeing and praying" that Word.
What does that mean?
It means that after much prayer and reflection, we feel that the Lord is asking us to take His Word and apply it to our weekly prayer life. We want to use the graphic images and translations to do just that; join each other in centering our prayers around the weekly Word.
If you would like to share the "graphic of the week," please feel free to do so on your personal blog and link back to ICDevos so that we can encourage women to join us as pray through the Word. We are also encouraging women to link on Wednesday (just as you have done in the past) or any other day of the week, their personal reflections and/or prayers using the Scripture highlighted in the graphic as part of those prayers. We know that prayer is simply talking to God and the Word of God is our source of inspiration and meditation for those prayers. Please feel free to share your own Scripture graphic highlighting THE SCRIPTURE of the Week.
It's our hope that as a community we can encourage each other to use the Living Word as a place for powerful prayer to begin.