SHEEPISHNESS

It’s SHEEPISHNESS WEEK here on GUWG.

Sheep are literally all over the Bible. They’re mentioned more often — precisely 200 times — than any other Bible animal. In fact, as unflattering as it may seem, we humans are repeatedly likened to those four-legged fuzzballs.

Accordingly, this week here on GUWG we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the spiritual significance of these humble but not-all-that-bright creatures.

Sunday Solitude

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16)

Be like Jesus. Get alone with your Heavenly Father right now and pray.

David — whom God called “a man after my own heart” — wrote these words while hiding from his enemies in the desert wilderness. Pray through each and every syllable with all YOUR heart:

Pray the Bible

PRAYER-O-RAMA 2019 continues here on GUWG as we pray through some of the most inspiring sections of Scripture together.

So unplug, unwind, un-whatever-it-is-you’re-doing and prepare to spend some quality time with the Lord.

We’ll start today with a pair of prayers from someone the Bible refers to as a “man after God’s own heart” – David:

The WHAT of Prayer

It’s PRAYER-O-RAMA 2019 here on GUWG. Monday, we started with the WHY of prayer. Yesterday, we focused on the WHO. Today, we’ll discuss WHAT to pray.

So, what should we pray? Here are some suggestions straight outta the Bible.

PSALM-O-RAMA: Refuge

GUWG-FortressWe close PSALM-O-RAMA 2015 here on GUWG where all week long we’ve been taking a deep dive into the Psalms.

Today’s selection was suggested by a visitor. She shared the following:

Psalm 91 is my favorite. God recently led me to memorize it, verse by verse. I say it daily, and it never fails to comfort me. I stand on the last 3 verses in particular, as a promise of my son’s salvation and breaking the stronghold of his 10-year drug addiction.

Thanks for sharing this! I suggest we ALL memorize every word (or at least the last three verses).

Psalm for Shaky Times

PSALM-O-RAMA 2012 concludes with a Psalm suggested by one of our visitors for shaky times such as these. Pray through every syllable and semi-colon.

Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

Thankful Prayers

We continue THANKS-O-RAMA 2011 here on GUWG with a selection of thankful prayers from around the world and throughout the ages. Pray through ’em right now and make ’em your own.

You turned my wailing into dancing;
You removed my sackcloth
and clothed me with joy,
that my heart may sing to You
and not be silent.
O Lord my God,
I will give You thanks forever.
(King David)

Thank You, Lord Jesus,
that you will be our hiding place
whatever happens.
(Corrie ten Boom)

You have given so much to me.
Give one thing more —
a grateful heart.
Not thankful when it pleases me,
as if your blessings had spare days,
but such a heart
whose pulse may be Your praise.
(George Herbert)

Dear Lord,
Thank You for this day.
Hold my hand
and give me courage
to carry the cross
You have chosen for me.
Let me never complain.
Let me smile and give strength
to my family and friends
and to all I come in contact with.
I accept what I have
and will not ask,
“Why me?”
I will fight until You take me
because it is my belief
that I was made
to serve You on earth.
(Betty McElwee)

Thank You
for unlocking doors we cannot open.
Thank You
for locking doors that we cannot lock.
Thank You
for being the key.
Thank You
for giving us Yourself.
(Peter Lord)

AMEN