The Psalms were not prayed by people trying to understand themselves. They are not the record of people searching for the meaning of life. They were prayed by people who understood that God had everything to do with them. God, not their feelings, was the center. God, not their souls, was the issue. God, not the meaning of life, was critical. Eugene H. Peterson
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Ephesians 6:18 tells us that praying at all times in the Spirit, will infuse the armor and through the Holy Spirit we will be given the strength we need to be the ambassadors (the warrior princesses) to fulfill our ministry He has called us to for this time; this season
1. WEEK 40... Congrats, you've completed the Book of Psalm
Collectively, 150 chapters comprise the largest book of the Bible. 40 weeks ago we started our challenge to read the entire book of Psalm. Well... let's think back, any favorite chapters, verses or themes? While David has been credited to being the most prolific author (over 70 psalms credited to him), did you know that the other writers include Moses, Heman the Ezrahite, Ethan the Ezrahite, Solomon, Asaph (12 psalms) and the sons of Korah (11 psalms)?
Be it David or one of the authors previously listed, one theme holds true, the writers of the psalms carried in their writing repertoire heartfelt passion, reflection, and illustration. In some of the chapters and verses, if you closed your eyes to reflect it was like the images came to life.
To celebrate, this week's playlist will include a throwback from a few weeks ago; the Bible Project's Book of Psalm. Listen to it or watch when you get a chance. Great reflection.
Eugene H. Peterson sums it up best read the quote at the top of this week's GO! report one more time...
2. 40 Week Prayer Challenge (content for the reading plan is taken from Redeemed by Angela Thomas-Pharr; adapted for GO! and courtesy of LifeWay Women, 40 Days of Prayer 2017);
In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 we are called to "pray without ceasing". Here's your Week 40 Scripture for meditation and prayer... Ready?
Step 1, Read Psalm 146-150
Step 2, Read the Prayer for You below
Redeemer, Father, Savior, and Lord, be glorified today. Be exalted today. May Your presence for this one be thick and sweet and the place she always longs to be. Keep her safe, wrapped in the robes of Your glory. Keep her tender, filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. Keep redeeming her life and her relationships and her very soul. May she live for Your Name. Serve in Your Name. Love in Your name. Because no name is sweeter, in Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
Step 3, Take a few moments to quiet yourself and Pour Out, Pour In and Pour Forth- PRAY
Oh, princesses of faith...remember
Prayer “empowers and ‘charges up’ every other piece so they can be used effectively against the enemy. Without prayer… your armor, cannot, will not, be infused with the power that only God’s-Spirit can give."
Know that through the Holy Spirit you can:
do things you couldn't;feel things you didn't; andknow things you wouldn't.
NEW GO! PLAYLIST....For your praise and worship:
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