Prayer #1) Ezr 9:6 and I said, "O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown even to the heavens. Ezr 9:7 "Since the days of our fathers to this day we have been in great guilt, and on account of our iniquities we, our kings and our priests have been given into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity and to plunder and to open shame, as it is this day. Ezr 9:8 "But now for a brief moment grace has been shown from the LORD our God, to leave us an escaped remnant and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our bondage. Ezr 9:9 "For we are slaves; yet in our bondage our God has not forsaken us, but has extended lovingkindness to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us reviving to raise up the house of our God, to restore its ruins and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem. Ezr 9:10 "Now, our God, what shall we say after this? For we have forsaken Your commandments, Ezr 9:11 which You have commanded by Your servants the prophets, saying, 'The land which you are entering to possess is an unclean land with the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, with their abominations which have filled it from end to end and with their impurity. Ezr 9:12 'So now do not give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters to your sons, and never seek their peace or their prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it as an inheritance to your sons forever.' Ezr 9:13 "After all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and our great guilt, since You our God have requited us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us an escaped remnant as this, Ezr 9:14 shall we again break Your commandments and intermarry with the peoples who commit these abominations? Would You not be angry with us to the point of destruction, until there is no remnant nor any who escape? Ezr 9:15 "O LORD God of Israel, You are righteous, for we have been left an escaped remnant, as it is this day; behold, we are before You in our guilt, for no one can stand before You because of this."
Prayer #2) Neh 1:5 I said, "I beseech You, O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments, Neh 1:6 let Your ear now be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, on behalf of the sons of Israel Your servants, confessing the sins of the sons of Israel which we have sinned against You; I and my father's house have sinned. Neh 1:7 "We have acted very corruptly against You and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the ordinances which You commanded Your servant Moses. Neh 1:8 "Remember the word which You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, 'If you are unfaithful I will scatter you among the peoples; Neh 1:9 but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though those of you who have been scattered were in the most remote part of the heavens, I will gather them from there and will bring them to the place where I have chosen to cause My name to dwell.' Neh 1:10 "They are Your servants and Your people whom You redeemed by Your great power and by Your strong hand. Neh 1:11 "O Lord, I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to revere Your name, and make Your servant successful today and grant him compassion before this man." Now I was the cupbearer to the king.
Prayer #3) Dan 9:3 So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes. Dan 9:4 I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed and said, "Alas, O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments, Dan 9:5 we have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly and rebelled, even turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances. Dan 9:6 "Moreover, we have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings, our princes, our fathers and all the people of the land. Dan 9:7 "Righteousness belongs to You, O Lord, but to us open shame, as it is this day—to the men of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, those who are nearby and those who are far away in all the countries to which You have driven them, because of their unfaithful deeds which they have committed against You. Dan 9:8 "Open shame belongs to us, O Lord, to our kings, our princes and our fathers, because we have sinned against You. Dan 9:9 "To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him; Dan 9:10 nor have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in His teachings which He set before us through His servants the prophets. Dan 9:11 "Indeed all Israel has transgressed Your law and turned aside, not obeying Your voice; so the curse has been poured out on us, along with the oath which is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, for we have sinned against Him. Dan 9:12 "Thus He has confirmed His words which He had spoken against us and against our rulers who ruled us, to bring on us great calamity; for under the whole heaven there has not been done anything like what was done to Jerusalem. Dan 9:13 "As it is written in the law of Moses, all this calamity has come on us; yet we have not sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our iniquity and giving attention to Your truth. Dan 9:14 "Therefore the LORD has kept the calamity in store and brought it on us; for the LORD our God is righteous with respect to all His deeds which He has done, but we have not obeyed His voice. Dan 9:15 "And now, O Lord our God, who have brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand and have made a name for Yourself, as it is this day—we have sinned, we have been wicked. Dan 9:16 "O Lord, in accordance with all Your righteous acts, let now Your anger and Your wrath turn away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; for because of our sins and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people have become a reproach to all those around us. Dan 9:17 "So now, our God, listen to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplications, and for Your sake, O Lord, let Your face shine on Your desolate sanctuary. Dan 9:18 "O my God, incline Your ear and hear! Open Your eyes and see our desolations and the city which is called by Your name; for we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion. Dan 9:19 "O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! For Your own sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name."
Prayer #4) Eph 3:14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, Eph 3:15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, Eph 3:16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, Eph 3:17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, Eph 3:18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, Eph 3:19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Eph 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, Eph 3:21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer #5) ol 1:9 For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, Col 1:10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; Col 1:11 strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously Col 1:12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. Col 1:13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, Col 1:14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. The Preeminence of Christ Col 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. Col 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. Col 1:17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Col 1:18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.
Prayer #7) Psa 26 Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. Psa 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart. Psa 26:3 For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth. Psa 26:4 I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders. Psa 26:5 I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked. Psa 26:6 I shall wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about Your altar, O LORD, Psa 26:7 That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving And declare all Your wonders. Psa 26:8 O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house And the place where Your glory dwells. Psa 26:9 Do not take my soul away along with sinners, Nor my life with men of bloodshed, Psa 26:10 In whose hands is a wicked scheme, And whose right hand is full of bribes. Psa 26:11 But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; Redeem me, and be gracious to me. Psa 26:12 My foot stands on a level place; In the congregations I shall bless the LORD.
Prayer #8) Psa 35 Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; Fight against those who fight against me. Psa 35:2 Take hold of buckler and shield And rise up for my help. Psa 35:3 Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; Say to my soul, "I am your salvation." Psa 35:4 Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life; Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me. Psa 35:5 Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the LORD driving them on. Psa 35:6 Let their way be dark and slippery, With the angel of the LORD pursuing them. Psa 35:7 For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my soul. Psa 35:8 Let destruction come upon him unawares, And let the net which he hid catch himself; Into that very destruction let him fall. Psa 35:9 And my soul shall rejoice in the LORD; It shall exult in His salvation. Psa 35:10 All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?" Psa 35:11 Malicious witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I do not know. Psa 35:12 They repay me evil for good, To the bereavement of my soul. Psa 35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom. Psa 35:14 I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother. Psa 35:15 But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered themselves together; The smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me, They slandered me without ceasing. Psa 35:16 Like godless jesters at a feast, They gnashed at me with their teeth. Psa 35:17 Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, My only life from the lions. Psa 35:18 I will give You thanks in the great congregation; I will praise You among a mighty throng. Psa 35:19 Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously. Psa 35:20 For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land. Psa 35:21 They opened their mouth wide against me; They said, "Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!" Psa 35:22 You have seen it, O LORD, do not keep silent; O Lord, do not be far from me. Psa 35:23 Stir up Yourself, and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord. Psa 35:24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to Your righteousness, And do not let them rejoice over me. Psa 35:25 Do not let them say in their heart, "Aha, our desire!" Do not let them say, "We have swallowed him up!" Psa 35:26 Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress; Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me. Psa 35:27 Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, "The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant." Psa 35:28 And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness And Your praise all day long.
Prayer #9) Psa 43:1 Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man! Psa 43:2 For You are the God of my strength; why have You rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? Psa 43:3 O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places. Psa 43:4 Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God. Psa 43:5 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
Prayer #10) Psa 54:1 For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, "Is not David hiding himself among us?" Save me, O God, by Your name, And vindicate me by Your power. Psa 54:2 Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth. Psa 54:3 For strangers have risen against me And violent men have sought my life; They have not set God before them. Selah. Psa 54:4 Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul. Psa 54:5 He will recompense the evil to my foes; Destroy them in Your faithfulness. Psa 54:6 Willingly I will sacrifice to You; I will give thanks to Your name, O LORD, for it is good. Psa 54:7 For He has delivered me from all trouble, And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.
Prayer #11) Save Me, O God Psa 69:1 For the choir director; according to Shoshannim. A Psalm of David. Save me, O God, For the waters have threatened my life. Psa 69:2 I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me. Psa 69:3 I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait for my God. Psa 69:4 Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; Those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies; What I did not steal, I then have to restore. Psa 69:5 O God, it is You who knows my folly, And my wrongs are not hidden from You. Psa 69:6 May those who wait for You not be ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel, Psa 69:7 Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; Dishonor has covered my face. Psa 69:8 I have become estranged from my brothers And an alien to my mother's sons. Psa 69:9 For zeal for Your house has consumed me, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me. Psa 69:10 When I wept in my soul with fasting, It became my reproach. Psa 69:11 When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them. Psa 69:12 Those who sit in the gate talk about me, And I am the song of the drunkards. Psa 69:13 But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, at an acceptable time; O God, in the greatness of Your lovingkindness, Answer me with Your saving truth. Psa 69:14 Deliver me from the mire and do not let me sink; May I be delivered from my foes and from the deep waters. Psa 69:15 May the flood of water not overflow me Nor the deep swallow me up, Nor the pit shut its mouth on me. Psa 69:16 Answer me, O LORD, for Your lovingkindness is good; According to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me, Psa 69:17 And do not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am in distress; answer me quickly. Psa 69:18 Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it; Ransom me because of my enemies! Psa 69:19 You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; All my adversaries are before You. Psa 69:20 Reproach has broken my heart and I am so sick. And I looked for sympathy, but there was none, And for comforters, but I found none. Psa 69:21 They also gave me gall for my food And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. Psa 69:22 May their table before them become a snare; And when they are in peace, may it become a trap. Psa 69:23 May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see, And make their loins shake continually. Psa 69:24 Pour out Your indignation on them, And may Your burning anger overtake them. Psa 69:25 May their camp be desolate; May none dwell in their tents. Psa 69:26 For they have persecuted him whom You Yourself have smitten, And they tell of the pain of those whom You have wounded. Psa 69:27 Add iniquity to their iniquity, And may they not come into Your righteousness. Psa 69:28 May they be blotted out of the book of life And may they not be recorded with the righteous. Psa 69:29 But I am afflicted and in pain; May Your salvation, O God, set me securely on high. Psa 69:30 I will praise the name of God with song And magnify Him with thanksgiving. Psa 69:31 And it will please the LORD better than an ox Or a young bull with horns and hoofs. Psa 69:32 The humble have seen it and are glad; You who seek God, let your heart revive. Psa 69:33 For the LORD hears the needy And does not despise His who are prisoners. Psa 69:34 Let heaven and earth praise Him, The seas and everything that moves in them. Psa 69:35 For God will save Zion and build the cities of Judah, That they may dwell there and possess it. Psa 69:36 The descendants of His servants will inherit it, And those who love His name will dwell in it.
Prayer #12) Help Me, O Lord My God Psa 109:1 For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O God of my praise, Do not be silent! Psa 109:2 For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue. Psa 109:3 They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me without cause. Psa 109:4 In return for my love they act as my accusers; But I am in prayer. Psa 109:5 Thus they have repaid me evil for good And hatred for my love. Psa 109:6 Appoint a wicked man over him, And let an accuser stand at his right hand. Psa 109:7 When he is judged, let him come forth guilty, And let his prayer become sin. Psa 109:8 Let his days be few; Let another take his office. Psa 109:9 Let his children be fatherless And his wife a widow. Psa 109:10 Let his children wander about and beg; And let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes. Psa 109:11 Let the creditor seize all that he has, And let strangers plunder the product of his labor. Psa 109:12 Let there be none to extend lovingkindness to him, Nor any to be gracious to his fatherless children. Psa 109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; In a following generation let their name be blotted out. Psa 109:14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, And do not let the sin of his mother be blotted out. Psa 109:15 Let them be before the LORD continually, That He may cut off their memory from the earth; Psa 109:16 Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness, But persecuted the afflicted and needy man, And the despondent in heart, to put them to death. Psa 109:17 He also loved cursing, so it came to him; And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him. Psa 109:18 But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, And it entered into his body like water And like oil into his bones. Psa 109:19 Let it be to him as a garment with which he covers himself, And for a belt with which he constantly girds himself. Psa 109:20 Let this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, And of those who speak evil against my soul. Psa 109:21 But You, O GOD, the Lord, deal kindly with me for Your name's sake; Because Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me; Psa 109:22 For I am afflicted and needy, And my heart is wounded within me. Psa 109:23 I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens; I am shaken off like the locust. Psa 109:24 My knees are weak from fasting, And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness. Psa 109:25 I also have become a reproach to them; When they see me, they wag their head. Psa 109:26 Help me, O LORD my God; Save me according to Your lovingkindness. Psa 109:27 And let them know that this is Your hand; You, LORD, have done it. Psa 109:28 Let them curse, but You bless; When they arise, they shall be ashamed, But Your servant shall be glad. Psa 109:29 Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor, And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe. Psa 109:30 With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the LORD; And in the midst of many I will praise Him. Psa 109:31 For He stands at the right hand of the needy, To save him from those who judge his soul.
Prayer #13) Help Me, O Lord My God Psa 109:1 For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O God of my praise, Do not be silent! Psa 109:2 For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue. Psa 109:3 They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me without cause. Psa 109:4 In return for my love they act as my accusers; But I am in prayer. Psa 109:5 Thus they have repaid me evil for good And hatred for my love. Psa 109:6 Appoint a wicked man over him, And let an accuser stand at his right hand. Psa 109:7 When he is judged, let him come forth guilty, And let his prayer become sin. Psa 109:8 Let his days be few; Let another take his office. Psa 109:9 Let his children be fatherless And his wife a widow. Psa 109:10 Let his children wander about and beg; And let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes. Psa 109:11 Let the creditor seize all that he has, And let strangers plunder the product of his labor. Psa 109:12 Let there be none to extend lovingkindness to him, Nor any to be gracious to his fatherless children. Psa 109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; In a following generation let their name be blotted out. Psa 109:14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, And do not let the sin of his mother be blotted out. Psa 109:15 Let them be before the LORD continually, That He may cut off their memory from the earth; Psa 109:16 Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness, But persecuted the afflicted and needy man, And the despondent in heart, to put them to death. Psa 109:17 He also loved cursing, so it came to him; And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him. Psa 109:18 But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, And it entered into his body like water And like oil into his bones. Psa 109:19 Let it be to him as a garment with which he covers himself, And for a belt with which he constantly girds himself. Psa 109:20 Let this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, And of those who speak evil against my soul. Psa 109:21 But You, O GOD, the Lord, deal kindly with me for Your name's sake; Because Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me; Psa 109:22 For I am afflicted and needy, And my heart is wounded within me. Psa 109:23 I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens; I am shaken off like the locust. Psa 109:24 My knees are weak from fasting, And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness. Psa 109:25 I also have become a reproach to them; When they see me, they wag their head. Psa 109:26 Help me, O LORD my God; Save me according to Your lovingkindness. Psa 109:27 And let them know that this is Your hand; You, LORD, have done it. Psa 109:28 Let them curse, but You bless; When they arise, they shall be ashamed, But Your servant shall be glad. Psa 109:29 Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor, And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe. Psa 109:30 With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the LORD; And in the midst of many I will praise Him. Psa 109:31 For He stands at the right hand of the needy, To save him from those who judge his soul.
Prayer #14) ct 4:24 And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, "O Lord, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM, Act 4:25 who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said, 'WHY DID THE GENTILES RAGE, AND THE PEOPLES DEVISE FUTILE THINGS? Act 4:26 'THE KINGS OF THE EARTH TOOK THEIR STAND, AND THE RULERS WERE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST THE LORD AND AGAINST HIS CHRIST.' Act 4:27 "For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, Act 4:28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur. Act 4:29 "And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence, Act 4:30 while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus."
Prayer #15) Hannah's Prayer 1Sa 2:1 Then Hannah prayed and said, "My heart exults in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation. 1Sa 2:2 "There is no one holy like the LORD, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God. 1Sa 2:3 "Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed. 1Sa 2:4 "The bows of the mighty are shattered, But the feeble gird on strength. 1Sa 2:5 "Those who were full hire themselves out for bread, But those who were hungry cease to hunger. Even the barren gives birth to seven, But she who has many children languishes. 1Sa 2:6 "The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up. 1Sa 2:7 "The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts. 1Sa 2:8 "He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with nobles, And inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, And He set the world on them. 1Sa 2:9 "He keeps the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a man prevail. 1Sa 2:10 "Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed." 1Sa 2:11 Then Elkanah went to his home at Ramah. But the boy ministered to the LORD before Eli the priest. Eli's Worthless Sons 1Sa 2:12 Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know the LORD 1Sa 2:13 and the custom of the priests with the people. When any man was offering a sacrifice, the priest's servant would come while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged fork in his hand. 1Sa 2:14 Then he would thrust it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the fork brought up the priest would take for himself. Thus they did in Shiloh to all the Israelites who came there. 1Sa 2:15 Also, before they burned the fat, the priest's servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, "Give the priest meat for roasting, as he will not take boiled meat from you, only raw." 1Sa 2:16 If the man said to him, "They must surely burn the fat first, and then take as much as you desire," then he would say, "No, but you shall give it to me now; and if not, I will take it by force." 1Sa 2:17 Thus the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD, for the men despised the offering of the LORD. 1Sa 2:18 Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD, as a boy wearing a linen ephod. 1Sa 2:19 And his mother would make him a little robe and bring it to him from year to year when she would come up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice. 1Sa 2:20 Then Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife and say, "May the LORD give you children from this woman in place of the one she dedicated to the LORD." And they went to their own home. 1Sa 2:21 The LORD visited Hannah; and she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew before the LORD. Eli Rebukes His Sons 1Sa 2:22 Now Eli was very old; and he heard all that his sons were doing to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting. 1Sa 2:23 He said to them, "Why do you do such things, the evil things that I hear from all these people? 1Sa 2:24 "No, my sons; for the report is not good which I hear the LORD'S people circulating. 1Sa 2:25 "If one man sins against another, God will mediate for him; but if a man sins against the LORD, who can intercede for him?" But they would not listen to the voice of their father, for the LORD desired to put them to death. 1Sa 2:26 Now the boy Samuel was growing in stature and in favor both with the LORD and with men. The Lord Rejects Eli's Household 1Sa 2:27 Then a man of God came to Eli and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Did I not indeed reveal Myself to the house of your father when they were in Egypt in bondage to Pharaoh's house? 1Sa 2:28 'Did I not choose them from all the tribes of Israel to be My priests, to go up to My altar, to burn incense, to carry an ephod before Me; and did I not give to the house of your father all the fire offerings of the sons of Israel? 1Sa 2:29 'Why do you kick at My sacrifice and at My offering which I have commanded in My dwelling, and honor your sons above Me, by making yourselves fat with the choicest of every offering of My people Israel?' 1Sa 2:30 "Therefore the LORD God of Israel declares, 'I did indeed say that your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever'; but now the LORD declares, 'Far be it from Me—for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be lightly esteemed. 1Sa 2:31 'Behold, the days are coming when I will break your strength and the strength of your father's house so that there will not be an old man in your house. 1Sa 2:32 'You will see the distress of My dwelling, in spite of all the good that I do for Israel; and an old man will not be in your house forever. 1Sa 2:33 'Yet I will not cut off every man of yours from My altar so that your eyes will fail from weeping and your soul grieve, and all the increase of your house will die in the prime of life. 1Sa 2:34 'This will be the sign to you which will come concerning your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas: on the same day both of them will die. 1Sa 2:35 'But I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is in My heart and in My soul; and I will build him an enduring house, and he will walk before My anointed always. 1Sa 2:36 'Everyone who is left in your house will come and bow down to him for a piece of silver or a loaf of bread and say, "Please assign me to one of the priest's offices so that I may eat a piece of bread."'"
Prayer #16) The High Priestly Prayer Joh 17:1 Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You, Joh 17:2 even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life. Joh 17:3 "This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. Joh 17:4 "I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. Joh 17:5 "Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. Joh 17:6 "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Joh 17:7 "Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You; Joh 17:8 for the words which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me. Joh 17:9 "I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours; Joh 17:10 and all things that are Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I have been glorified in them. Joh 17:11 "I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. Joh 17:12 "While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled. Joh 17:13 "But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves. Joh 17:14 "I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Joh 17:15 "I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. Joh 17:16 "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Joh 17:17 "Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. Joh 17:18 "As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. Joh 17:19 "For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. Joh 17:20 "I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; Joh 17:21 that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. Joh 17:22 "The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; Joh 17:23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Joh 17:24 "Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. Joh 17:25 "O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me; Joh 17:26 and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them."
Prayer #17) Mat 6:9 "Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Mat 6:10 'Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Mat 6:11 'Give us this day our daily bread. Mat 6:12 'And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. Mat 6:13 'And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]'
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