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Monday - Friday Devotionals


For the week of  October 23, 2023.


Psalm 103

Verses 8 - 22

Inspiration and Prayers


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Psalm 103

Verse by Verse Power Devotionals

using

The Living Bible

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I read Psalm 103 often.  

I am eager to share

some of the treasures of Psalm 103 that I have found.


This page begins with

verse 8.


Here are pages

for the first 7 verses...


For

Verses 1-5 

For

Verse 6 

For

Verse 7 


Bible-table

Monday

Psalm 103

verse 8

Part A

says,

He [God] is merciful and tender

toward those who don’t deserve it.

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As we read the Bible,

we learn more and more about God.

Please join me in this

Prayer.


Heavenly Father,

Your Word says...

You are merciful and tender toward me

when I don't deserve it. 

If I am honest with myself,

I will realize that

you have been merciful and tender toward me

many times when I did not deserve it. 

In fact,

I have often been given abundant mercy.

This includes

 times

that

you protected me

so 

I did not have to endure

the consequences of

the sinful things or unwise things

that I have done. 


Help me to remember these thoughts

when others do unkind things to me.


Help me

to be merciful and tender

toward people who don't deserve it.


I want a heart like Jesus.


In the Merciful Name of Jesus, I pray,

Amen

Copyright © 2023 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com

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Verse 8 Part B


Psalm 103

verse 8

Part B

says

in referring to God...

You are slow to get angry and full of kindness and love. 

That verse is a "Good News" verse!

God is full of Amazing Love.

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I invite you

to join me in prayer.


Heavenly Father,

Your love is Amazing.


It blesses me to know that you are slow to get angry.

It inspires me to know that you are full of kindness and love.

Thank you for your lovingkindness to me

when I did things that were wrong. 


I do not want to take you for granted.


When I come before you

to repent and ask for forgiveness

for something I have done,

I want to

do it in a genuine way

and not in a rushed and disrespectful way.


I will intentionally be inspired by you

to be

slow to get angry and full of kindness and love to others.


I pray in Jesus' name,

Amen

Copyright © 2023 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com


Repentance


Repentance and Cleansing

Food for Thought

Some

religious speakers

are saying

that you only have to ask God to forgive you

once in your life.


That is false.


Here is ONE of many reasons why it is false...


When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray,

Jesus gave them the Lord's prayer.

That prayer is not just a one-time prayer.


That is a prayer to pray OFTEN.


In the prayer it says,

"Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who

trespass against us."


We are to OFTEN ask the Lord to forgive us of our sins.

And

we are always

to forgive others

in the same manner that we want God to forgive us.


Forgiveness is not always easy.

If you need help with that,

we have lots of PRACTICAL Help.

See our Forgiveness pages.


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Repentance

tills the soil of our heart.

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God wants us to keep our heart 

tender toward God

and tender toward

obeying

His Scriptures.


If you are struggling,

consider

this video.



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Verse 9


Verse  9

says,

You never bear a grudge nor remain angry forever.


This verse helps us understand God better.

This verse is related to 1 John 1:9.


In First John,

God tells us that

he is Faithful and Just

to forgive us of our sins when we ask with a genuine heart.

That is Good News!

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Prayer

Heavenly Father,

You are Merciful.

You are Compassionate.

You are Life - Blessing.

Thank you that as 1 John 1:9 tells me -

You forgive me when I repent. 

I praise you for your goodness.


I will

daily

allow you to inspire and guide me. 

I will never hold a grudge.

I will not remain angry but forgive.

In fact,

I will learn to quickly forgive.

I will be a man / woman of forgiveness.


I pray these things in the Powerful name of Jesus,

Amen

Copyright © 2023 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com


Note:

If you have had very hurtful things happen to you

or your loved ones

and you are stuck in unforgiveness,

please

allow our forgiveness pages

to help you through those things

so that you can be right with God.

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 The Lord's Prayer

teaches us to say,

"Forgive me my sins as I forgive others."

If Jesus was serious,

and of course he was,

then we need to take forgiving others seriously

and as a priority in our life.


The Lord even tells us

that

holding our anger overnight

  - can -

give the devil a foothold in our life.

( Ephesians 4:26 )

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Dear Lord,

I want

the mind of Christ and the emotions of Christ.

I will allow you to teach me to forgive

quickly and fully.

In Jesus' name I pray,

Amen

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Tuesday

The rest of the days are shorter.


Verse 10


Verse 10

says,

Lord,

You have not punished us as we deserve

for all our sins.


God in his mercy

does not give us what we deserve.


Prayer

Heavenly Father,

I acknowledge

that you have not punished me as I deserve for all my sins.

Thank you

that you have had mercy on me.

Thank you

that I have never gotten

the punishment that I truly deserve

for the wrong things I have done. 


Your mercy inspires me to be more merciful. 

I will

intentionally practice being more merciful. 


I pray in the Life - Blessing name of Jesus,

Amen

Copyright © 2023 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com


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Verse 11


Verse 11

says,

For his mercy

toward those

who fear and honor him

is as great as

the height of the heavens above the earth.


This verse is a spectacularly inspirational verse.

What a blessed promise!


Note that

it does have a condition...

It is a promise for those who

fear and honor him.


We have a page to teach you

WHAT

it means to

Fear the Lord.

Click Here.

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Prayer

Heavenly Father,

You are Awesome and Worthy to be praised.

I want to fear and honor you properly. 

I will be teachable.


Thank you

for your amazing mercy.

You give mercy to all

but you give

your most awesome blessings

to

those who fear and honor you. 


Thank you

for teaching me truth.


Thank you for

guiding me toward closeness with you.


In the Wondrous Name of Jesus, I pray,

Amen

Copyright © 2023 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com



Proverbs 3:7b - 8 says,

Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

It will be

healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.

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Wednesday

Verse 12


Verse 12

says,

God has removed our sins

as far away as the east is from the west.


Before we repent

and ask forgiveness of our sins -

our sins are there

glaring at the Lord who is pure and holy.


After we repent,

God puts our sins as far away as the east is from the west.


He moves them out of the way.


Hebrews 10:17 KJV says,

And their sins and iniquities

will I remember no more.

That verse

does not mean

that God cannot literally remember them. 

What God means

is

that

he does not set our sins before his eyes

in judgment

if

we have repented of our sins to him.

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Repentance brings peace with God.


Greater understanding is given below.

 

Some people incorrectly teach

that God

literally

cannot remember our sins.


I will explain below

why that interpretation is incorrect.


Number 1

If that interpretation were so, then God could never help us

with our addictions and repeated sin patterns.


Number 2

If that interpretation were so, then God wouldn't be God.

He wouldn't KNOW everything.


Number 3

If that were so,

then you could remember things that God couldn't.


Number 4

If that were so,

then God could not know

all your thoughts.

(Psalm 139 says he knows ALL our thoughts.)


If God literally could not remember your sins,

then

when YOU think about your past sins,

God couldn't hear those thoughts.


And the reasons go on and on.


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Prayer


Holy Father,

You are Merciful and True,

I praise you for you know everything.

You know all my thoughts and all my actions.

You are the only one who could be my very best friend.

You are the only one

who knows more about me than I know about myself.


Thank you

that you forgive me

every time I sincerely ask you to.


You are Wisdom.

You are Truth.

You are Lord God above all.


I pray, in the Wondrous name of Jesus,

Amen

Copyright © 2023 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com


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Verse 13

Verse  13

says,

He is like a father to us,

tender and sympathetic to those who reverence him. 


God wants us to see him as our heavenly

Father.


God is a Perfect Father.

Our heavenly Father who doesn't have the flaws that our
earthly father had.

He is a tender and sympathetic Father

to those who

reverence him.


God wants us to love him and follow him

in the same way

that a child would respond to a loving Father,


This is explained in

Ephesians 5:1 TLB

Follow God’s example

in everything you do

just as a much loved child

imitates his father.


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Thursday

Verses 14-16


Verses 14 - 16

say,

For he knows

we are but dust

and that

our days are few and brief,

like grass,

like flowers,

blown by the wind and gone forever.


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God is eternal but man had a beginning in time.


The New Living Translation of these verses

say...


Our days on earth are like grass;

 like wildflowers, we bloom and die.

The wind blows, and we are gone —  

 as though we had never been here.


Man is frail and mortal.

And all of us

will

one day leave this earth and face God.


And while we are on this earth,

we are in desperate need of a guide.

Psalm 119 verses 18-20

say,

Open my eyes to see wonderful things in your Word.

 I am but a pilgrim here on earth:

how I need a map - 

and your

commands are my chart and guide.

I long for your

instructions more than I can tell.


Psalm 119:12-16

say,

Blessed Lord,

teach me your rules.

 I have recited your laws and rejoiced in them

more than in riches.

I will meditate upon them and give them my full respect.

 I will delight in them and not forget them.


- Note -

In the Bible, the word "meditate" means

consider, speak out, sing, or

think about in earnest.


BUT,

In modern days,

the New Age Occult Movement

 - and some false Christian teachers - 

use the word

"meditate"

to mean sitting in a quiet place and

saying a word or phrase over and over - 

and clearing your mind to not think of anything.

This kind of ungodly meditating

opens us up

to demonic entities communicating with us.

Even if

you are clearing your mind

thinking of nothing

and saying the word "Jesus" over and over -

that is not a Christian practice.

It is occultic and leads to harm.

See our

Contemplative Prayer page and our page Meditation-Caution.


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Verses 17-18

Part A


But the loving-kindness of the Lord

is from

everlasting to everlasting

to those who reverence him.


Every time I read those words,

I can't help but think...

"Those are some of the most beautiful and refreshing words

that God ever wrote to us."


PRAYER

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for your lovingkindness to me.

I do reverence you -

but I need to reverence you even more.

I need to show you

the respect and obedience that you deserve. 

Remind me.


I will read your Word

and grow in my understanding of your will. 

Guide me.


I pray these things,

in the Life - Blessing name of Jesus,

Amen

Copyright © 2023 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com


Part B


His salvation

is to children’s children

of those

who are faithful to his covenant

and

remember to obey him!


These words remind me

that parents

can bring blessings from God

to their children

by being faithful and obedient

to the Word of God. 

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Parents and Grandparents

Step-parents and Step-grandparents

Please consider saying this with me:

My walk with God affects my children (grandchildren).

It affects them in a supernatural way.

It also affects them in a natural way.

It affects them as they listen to what I say

and as they watch

what I do.

When I become more like Christ,

I become a living example to my children (grandchildren).

When I am obeying God,

I show forth

what is the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God.


Romans 12:2 KJV says,

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed

by the renewing of your mind,

that ye may prove [ to your children ]**

what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

** I added those words.

We can

prove - show forth -  highlight

God's will to our children and grandchildren

as we walk closely with the Lord.

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Parents - Grandparents

Step up your obedience

because

# 1. You love God, and you want to please God.

# 2. You want to bless your children and family.


A Prayer for

Parents and Grandparents


Dear Heavenly Father,

Your Words are Powerful and they are Truth.

You say that

Your salvation

is to children’s children

of those

who are faithful to your covenant

and

remember to obey you.

I pray

that my life is such that

those words can be used to bless my children.

I want my faithfulness to be used to bless my children.

In the Life - Changing name of Jesus,

I pray,

Amen

Copyright © 2023 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com


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Friday

Verse 19


Verse  19

says,

The Lord has made

the heavens his throne;

from there he rules over everything there is.


God is sovereign.

He can do what he wants.


Some people

read verses like that

and

come to the conclusion

that

God's will is always done. 


But God's will is not always done

because God gives us 

Free Will.


There is

God's Perfect Will

and

God's Permissive Will.

God will not make us continually obey his Perfect Will.


We are allowed

to choose within his Permissive Will.


Nevertheless,

there are some things that God will not let us choose.

He shuts the door to those things.


To Gain a Greater Understanding,

please consider our page

Is God's Will Always Done?


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Verses 20-21


Verses  20 - 21

say,

Bless the Lord,

you mighty angels of his

who

carry out his orders,

listening

for each of   His    commands.

Yes,

bless the Lord,

you armies of his angels

who

serve him constantly.

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Re-look at the verses.

Notice

it says

The Angels listen for God's voice -

NOT your voice.

Teachers who tell you to command angels are

WRONG.

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The only way we are talk to angels

is indirectly 

by quoting

the Scriptures in which God tells us

to

speak. 

For example,

Psalm 103:20-21

which we just read...

And

Psalm 148:1-2

which says,

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord from the heavens!
    Praise him from the skies!
Praise him, all his angels!
 Praise him, all the armies of heaven!

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Take Note

Only

Satanic fallen angels

respond

when you request

an angel to speak to you.

Satanic angels pretend to be good angels.

God's angels   only   respond to God's voice.


There are many - even in the church - who are now

trying to contact

angels.

That is DANGEROUS.


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Attention:

Most people NEVER see an angel.

Some may see one once in their life.

(And if you do, be very careful - See Galatians 1:8.)

BEWARE!

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Many Christians today are being deceived!

Even Christian leaders!!

Because...

they are

eager

for supernatural experiences

and

they put 

supernatural experiences

above God's Bible verses!


Satanic beings

WILL

give you supernatural experiences.


Note:

There have been a

handful of times

EVER

of instances where angels

were sent to deliver messages.


They never come to give new Bible information
to add to Scripture.
Again see Galatians 1:8.

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Beware of

Christian teachers or prophets

who talk about

their

frequent angel encounters.

They are deceived by the demonic beings.


I have never seen an angel and never expect to.

Angels do not come to chat with people.

See our Angels and Demons Page

And our False Prophets Page


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Also note

Jesus does not appear to people and chat with them. 

In Matthew 24:4-5,

Jesus says that

in the last days we must be alert to

DECEPTION.

Matthew 24:5 NKJV

Jesus said that...


Many will appear and say "I am Jesus."


These false Jesus appearances will deceive many!

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Our Page  called

The Event

is a page that reveals

one man

who has gotten snared by the devil

and says

he sees and speaks to Jesus in the flesh

multiple times a week.

click here.

This type of thing is happening more and more.

This deception will take you down a path toward hell.


Verse 22

Verse  22

says,

Let everything everywhere bless the Lord.

And how I bless him too!

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One way to

Bless the Lord

is

lifting hands to God to honor him.

Raising hands is written about

in many places in the Bible. 


For example:

Psalm 134:2 KJV

Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.


Psalm 63:3 - 4 KJV

Because thy lovingkindness is better than life,

my lips shall praise thee.

Thus will I bless thee while I live:

I will lift up my hands in thy name.

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All the people of the earth were created

to bless the Lord.


I was created to bless the Lord.

You were created to bless the Lord.


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Prayer

Lord,

I will bless you this day.

I will speak out about your awesomeness.

I will speak about your lovingkindness.

I will speak out

during my day

about your wonderful gifts,

your protections,

your provisions,

and

your

Amazing Grace.


May the Words of my mouth

and the

meditations of my heart please you!


I pray, in the Life - Changing name of Jesus,

Amen

Copyright © 2023 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com

Psalm 19:14 is quoted in the Prayer.

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And the last verse connects to the

First Verse.

The First Verse says...

"I bless the Holy Name of God with all my heart.

Yes, I will bless the Lord,

and not forget

the glorious things he does for me! 

Amen!


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