Flourish | Psalm 115:14-18
Today's Passage: Psalm 115:14-18
Key Verses: Psalm 115:14-15
May the LORD cause you to flourish, both you and your children. May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
The Prosperity Gospel is a heretical teaching promising health and wealth to those who follow God. Some flavors of this errant theology guarantee that God will take whatever you give and return the amount fourfold or even tenfold. While the Prosperity Gospel is scripturally out of bounds, praying for Godís blessing is right in line with Godís Word. In todayís passage the psalmist prays that God will cause you to flourish. Letís get practical and personal with this prayer.
Father, I pray that you will cause my marriage to flourish. Allow (name your spouse) and me to honor you with our commitment to each other.
Father, please cause my family to flourishó(name your children/grandchildren). Restore and heal broken relationships and estrangement. Develop them into men and women who will love and serve you.
Father, please bless those who are ill (name those struggling with illness). I pray that you will restore their health. Help their love for you flourish in this challenging time.
Father, please bless my job/businesses (name your place of employment or the business you own). Help me to be a man/woman of integrity in the workplace. Allow my reputation as a follower of Jesus to flourish.
Father, you are the Maker of heaven and earth. Please keep me close to you and cause my commitment to you to flourish until I see you face to face.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
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