The Scriptures are such an intimate and personal revelation of the mind of God that there is no distance between the Word and God Himself. John writes: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). This verse refers to Jesus, and yet, He is called “the Word.”
In Revelation 19:13, John writes of Jesus: “He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.” To know the Word is to know God; to uphold the Word is to uphold God; to believe the Word is to believe God; and to obey the Word is to obey God.
· The Word of the Lord is certain, and we praise Him for that trust:
I will love You, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies
· Pause for personal praise and thanksgiving. Pray this confession to the Lord as you seek to keep your life free from sin:
Indeed I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel, and this is what I have done . . . (Joshua 7:20).
Show me Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all the day (Psalms 25:4-5).
· Confessing any sins the Holy Spirit brings to your mind, pause to pray this affirmation to the Lord:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).
· As you make your requests known to the Lord, pray for:
· greater faithfulness with the gifts and talents God has given you,
· your state and local leaders in this epidemic,
· your activities for the day,
· whatever else is on your heart.
· Finally, offer this closing prayer to the Lord:
Bless the Lord, all His works,
In all places of His dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!