“Moore” Monday

  

PRAYERLESSNESS IS THE MOST
PROHIBITIVE OBSTACLE IN THE ROAD
TO A BELIEVER’S VICTORY, NO MATTER
WHAT OUR SPECIFIC PURSUIT MAY BE.

I call on You, O God, for You will answer
me.  Give ear to me and hear my prayer.  Show
the wonder of Your great love, You who save by
Your right hand those who take refuge in You
from their foes.  Keep me as the apple of Your
eye.  Hide me in the shadow of our wings (PS. 17:6-8).
Show me Your ways, O Lord.  Teach me
Your paths.  Guide me in Your truth and teach
me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is
in You all day long. 
Remember Your great mercy and love, for
they are from of old.  Remember not the sins
of my youth and my rebellious ways.  Instead,
remember me according to Your love, for You
are good, O Lord (Ps. 25:4-7).

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

 WE CAN BE MISERABLY DISSATISFIED
IF WE ACCEPT CHRIST’S SALVATION YET
REJECT THE FULLNESS OF DAILY
RELATIONSHIP THAT SATISFIES.

Do not withhold Your mercy from me,
O Lord.  May Your love and Your truth always
protect me (Ps. 40:11).  Help me to learn how
much Your truth protects me, Father.  Without
it, I am vulnerable to the enemy and to my own
flesh nature.
O God, send forth Your light and Your
truth into my life.  Let them guide me; let them
bring me to Your holy mountain, to the place
where You dwell (Ps. 43:3).
Surely You desire truth in my inner parts.
You teach me wisdom in the inmost place (Ps.
51:6).  Please expose to me the deeply embedded
lies I’ve believed, Lord, and replace them
with permanently engraved truth. 

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

 

YOU DO HAVE A CHOICE. 
YOU DON’T HAVE TO
DO IT GOD’S WAY.  BUT
I’LL PROMISE YOU THIS:
THERE IS NO HIGH
LIKE THE MOST HIGH.

Lord, according to Your Word, after King
Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his
downfall.  He was unfaithful to the Lord his
God (2 Chron. 26:16).
Your Word also tells of the time that King
Hezekiah repented of the pride of his heart,
as did the people of Jerusalem.  Therefore, the
Lord’s wrath did not come upon them during
the days of Hezekiah (2 Chron. 32:26).
Please help me, Lord, not to allow pride
to be my downfall.  Thank You for forgiving me
when I repent of the pride of my heart. 
Truly, Your eyes are on the haughty to
bring them low, but You, my Lord and my
God, save the humble (2 Sam. 22:28).

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

IF WE CAN COME UP WITH A GOD

WE CAN FULLY EXPLAIN, WE HAVE

COME UP WITH A DIFFERENT GOD

THAN THE BIBLE’S.

Yours, my Lord, is the greatness and the
power and the glory and the majesty and the
splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is
Yours.
Yours, my own heavenly Father, is the
kingdom, and You are exalted as head above all
(1 Chron. 29:11).
Lord, I know that You are great-greater
than all gods.  You do whatever pleases You in
the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all
their depths (Ps. 135:5).
Yet although You are sovereign and do
what You please, You are righteous in all Your
ways.  You are loving toward all You have made
(Ps. 145:7).

 

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

 

“Moore” Monday

I know, but Moore Tuesday just doesn’t sound right!

WE LEARN TO BE VICTORIOUS

BY SURRENDERING OUR LIVES

TO GOD, NOT BY GRITTING OUR

TEETH AND TRYING HARDER.

Lord God, the enemy boasted, “I will
pursue, I will overtake them.  I will divide the
spoils; I will gorge myself on them.  I will draw
my sword, and my hand will destroy them.”

But You can blow with Your breath and
cause the sea to cover my enemy!  You, Lord,
can cause my enemy to sink like lead in the
mighty waters! (Ex. 15:9-10).

Lord, Your power has not diminished
since the days when You revealed Your power
and glory as You fought for Israel.  I am Your
child, too.  Fight for me, God!  Overpower
the one who seeks to overpower me!

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

SOMETIMES THE HARDEST

BIBLICAL TRUTHS FOR US

TO ACCEPT ARE THE

ONES ABOUT US.

You, God, created my inmost being.  You
knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise
You because I am fearfully and wonderfully
made.  Your works are wonderful.  I know that
full well (Ps. 139:13-14).

Father, my body is not horrible.  I know
that.  I have simply misused it.  Please sanctify it
and take it over completely.

I know, Lord, that my body is a temple
of the Holy Spirit who is in me, whom I have
received from You.  I am not my own; I was
bought at a price.  Therefore I desire to honor
You with my body (1 Cor. 6:19-20).

 

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

GOD IS INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED

WITH SORROW AND SUFFERING.

HE ALSO HAS A REMEDY.  HE IS THE

MEETER OF OUR NEEDS.

Lord, I don’t want to be like those on the
road to Emmaus, who stood still with their
faces downcast when You asked, “What are
you discussing together as you walk along?”
They responded, “We had hoped that he was
the one who was going to redeem Israel” 
(Luke 24:17,21).

They did not understand that the cross
had to come before the kingdom.  How foolish
they were!  The very death which they had
responded to with hopelessness represented
the greatest hope of all time!

Lord God, I ask forgiveness for every
single time I have blamed my hopelessness on You.
You are the God of hope.  You are the Blessed
Hope Himself.

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday on Tuesday

 

 GOD’S NEW TESTAMENT MATH

SPECIALIZES IN ADDITION

AND MULTIPLICATION, NOT

SUBTRACTION AND DIVISION.

I know, Father, according to Your Word,
that if I judge others, I too will be judged.  With
the same measure I use, it will be measured to
me (Matt. 7:1-2).
When I want so badly to judge or comdemn
or refuse forgiveness to another, I can
hear Your Word speak to my heart, saying,
“If you are without sin, be the first to throw a
stone at them” (John 8:7).
Help me to speak and act as those who
are going to be judged by the law that gives
freedom, because judgment without mercy will
be shown to anyone who has not been merciful
toward others.  Mercy triumphs over judgment!
(James 2:12-13). 

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

SOMETIMES GOD MAY PRIORITIZE

PERFORMING A MIRACLE ON OUR

HEARTS AND MINDS OVER A MIRACLE

CONCERNING OUR CIRCUMSTANCES.

Though the fig tree does not bud and
there are no grapes on the vines, though the
olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen and no
cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in You, my
Lord.  I will be joyful in God, my Savior.

For You, Lord, are my strength.  You make
my feet like the feet of a deer.  You enable me
to go on the heights (Hab. 3:17-19).  How
inconceivable but true that You can take me to
heights far exceeding the depths I have known.

Father, continue to bring me along so that I
can rejoice in my sufferings, because I know
suffering produces perseverance (Rom. 5:3).

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

IF OUR MINDS WOULD ABSORB THAT

WE ARE ACCEPTED BY GOD IN CHRIST,

OUR CHOICES AND BEHAVIORS WOULD

BE PROFOUNDLY AFFECTED.

Lord, I am so grateful to be one of Your
chosen people, part of a royal priesthood, a
holy nation, a people belonging to You, God,
that I may declare the praises of You who
called me out of darkness into Your wonderful
light (1 Peter 2:9).

You pose the question in Your Word,
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has
borne?”  You assure me that though she may
forget, You will absolutely never forget me!  You
have engraved me on the palms of Your hands
(Isa. 49:15-16).

For the sake of Your great name, You will
not reject Your people.  You have been pleased
to make me Your own (1 Sam. 12:22).

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

GOD CARES MORE FOR OUR FREEDOM

THAN EVEN WE DO.  HE INITIATED THE

SAVING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HIS

PEOPLE AND THEIR LIBERATOR.

O Lord, like David, help me rejoice in
Your strength and say of You, “How great is
my joy in the victories You give!”  Father, please
grant me the desire of my heart to be free from
the strongholds in my life.  Do not withhold
the request of my lips (Ps. 21:1-2).

For I know that my old self was crucified
 with You, so that this body of sin might be
done away with, that I should no longer be a
slave to sin-because anyone who has died has
been freed from sin (Rom. 6:6-7).

I acknowledge that it is for freedom that
Christ has set  me free.  Your desire is for me
to stand firm and not let myself be burdened
again by the yoke of slavery (Gal. 5:1).

Help me, Lord.  Empower me!

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

Since I was working yesterday, I had to wait to post this.  I didn’t want to put it off until next week.

GOD CREATES AND ACTIVATES A

NAGGING DISSATISFACTION IS US FOR

AN EXCELLENT REASON-HE WANTS

US TO COME TO REPENTANCE.

Father, Your Word promises me that the
one who conceals his sins does not prosper, but
whoever confesses and renounces them finds
mercy (Prov. 28:13).  Your Word also says that
if we claim to be without sin, we deceive our-
selves, and the truth is not in us (1 John 1:8).

Help me, Lord!  I need Your truth in me!
Lord, I confess all my sins to You right now-
specifically-by name-and I thank You that
You are always faithful and just to forgive me
of all my sin and purify me from all
unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).  As a
believer in Your Son, Jesus Christ, I am
under grace, not under law (Rom 6:14).
Therefore, sin does not have
permission to be my master. 

 

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

THE PURE-HEARTED, FAITH-FILLED

PETITIONER IS GOING TO BEHOLD A

MIRACLE, WHETHER TEMPORAL OR

ETERNAL.  WONDERS NEVER CEASE.

I give thanks to You, Lord, for You are good.
Your love endures forever.

I give thanks to You, the God of gods.  I
give thanks to You, the Lord of lords, to You
who alone does great wonders, who by Your
understanding made the heavens, who spread
out the earth upon the waters, who made the
great lights and the sun to govern the day.

Your love endures forever.

I give thanks to You, Lord, the One who remembered
me in my low estate and freed me from
my enemies.

I give thanks to the God of heaven, for
Your love endures forever.  Indeed, Your love
endures forever!  (Ps. 136:1-8,23-26).

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

WE TEND TO RUN TO GOD FOR

TEMPORARY RELIEF, GOD IS LOOKING

FOR PEOPLE WHO WILL WALK WITH

HIM IN STEADFAST BELIEF.

 

At this moment, Father, I am choosing the
way of truth.  I want to set  my heart on Your
laws (Ps. 119:30).  I want to choose the way of
truth the rest of my days.

Test me, O Lord, and try me.  Examine
my heart and my mind, for Your love is ever
before me, and I desire to walk continually in
Your truth (Ps. 26:2-3).  Redeem me, O Lord,
the God of truth (Ps. 31:5).  Help me remember
that nothing and no one can be redeemed
without truth: the God of truth!

Show me Your ways, O Lord.  Teach me
Your paths.  Guide me in Your truth and teach
me, for You are God my savior, and my hope is
in You all day long (Ps. 25:4-5).

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

BY DEMANDING THAT WE SEEK

HIS GLORY ALONE,

GOD IS CALLING US TO

OVERCOME THE NATURAL TEMPTATION

TO SEEK OUR OWN.

Father, Your Word asks the questions,
“Who is it you have insulted and blasphemed?
Against whom have you raised your voice and
lifted your eyes in pride?  Against the Holy One
of Israel!”  (2 Kings 19:22).

Please help me to have a proper respect for You, O God.

A day is certainly coming, Father, when the
arrogance of man will be brought low and
the pride of men humbled.  You alone will be
exalted in that day (Isa. 2:17).

Help me to humble myself under Your mighty
hand, Lord, that You may lift me up in due
time (1 Peter 5:6).  Help me to humble
myself now so You are free to
do wonders later!

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

 

FAITH ALWAYS PLEASES GOD,

EVEN IF IT PROMPTS AN OFF-TARGET

PETITION.  WE ALL ERR IN MANY

WAYS.  LET US ERR

ON THE SIDE OF FAITH.

Father God, according to Your Word, without faith it is impossible to please You, because
anyone who comes to You must believe that You exist and that You reward those who
earnestly seek You (Heb. 11:6).

Lord, I want to please You.  Build faith in me so my life will honor the life of Your Son at
all times, in every way.

Help me not be like the ancient Israelites who willfully put You to the test (Ps. 78:18).
They did not believe in You or trust in Your deliverance even after all the wonders You
had shown them (Ps. 78:22).

Please swell my soul with belief, and help me to trust emphatically in Your deliverance.

From Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day