Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
II Chronicles 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?
One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; He saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers them.
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the Lord delivers him in times of trouble. The Lord will protect him and preserve his life; He will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desires of his foes. The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. For the power of the life giving Spirit has freed you through Christ Jesus from the power of sin that leads to death.
The Spirit of God who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you. And just as He raised Christ from the dead, He will give life to your mortal body by this same Spirit living within you.
For His Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we are God’s children.
And the Holy Spirit helps us in our distress. For we don’t even know what we should pray for, nor how we should pray. But the holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I Corinthians 1:7, 8
Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly wait for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will keep you strong right up to the end, and He will keep you free from all blame on the great day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns.
Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
II Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self- discipline.
Hebrews 13:8 & Romans 8:26
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.
I John 4:13
And God has given us His Spirit as proof that we live in Him and He in us.
I John 5:13,14
I write this to you who believe in the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life. And we can be confident that He will listen to us whenever we ask Him for anything in line with His will.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Ephesians 1:13, 14
And when you believed in Christ, He identified you as His own by giving you the Holy Spirit whom He promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that He will give us everything he promised and that He has purchased us to be His own people.
Ephesians 1:19, 20
I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of His power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.
For He raised us from the dead along with Christ, and we are seated with Him in the heavenly realms – all because we are one with Christ Jesus.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in Heaven an on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Do not fear, O Zion. Do not let your hands hang limp. The Lord, your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Isaiah 49: 15b & 16a
I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands.
Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.
Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings, O Lord. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
You, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
This I call to mind and therefore I have hope; because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
You are my hiding place, Lord; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”
The Lord says, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
Does your heart desire to be engaged in prayer for the orphan, but you don’t know where to begin? Use this prayer guide for inspiration as we join together to pray in unity for our kids, both home and overseas.