“Moore” Monday

AS LONG AS THE SUN COMES
UP IN THE MORNING, GOD
WILL KEEP OFFERING TO
DELIVER HIS CHILDREN.

Lord, God, just as Your children the Israelites
were chosen out of all the peoples on the
face of the earth to be Your people, Your
treasured possession, I believe that we, the body of
Christ, have been too.
You did not set Your affection on Your
children and choose us because we were more 
numerous than other peoples.  It was because 
You loved us that You redeemed us from
slavery and from the power of the enemy.
Help me to know with certainty that You,
the Lord my God, are indeed God–the
faithful God, keeping Your covenant of love to
a thousand generations of those who love You 
and keep Your commands (Deut. 7:6-9).

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day 

 

How to know where Grace lives

The following excerpt is by Angela Thomas Guffey, from her book Tender Mercy for a Mother’s Soul.

  • All the neighborhood kids want to hang out at the house where grace lives.
  • There is always enough for one more where grace lives…one more for dinner…one more to sleep over…one more hug or kiss.
  • You can see people dancing where grace lives.
  • You can hear things like “please forgive me, I was wrong…  You are my treasure…”
  • The eyes of the children where grace lives shine with joy and anticipation.  They have not been wounded by impossible expectations.  They have not been distanced by rejection.  They have been embraced and accepted and loved.
  • The moms at the house where grace lives are just regular, everyday moms, but God lives inside them.  By His power, they are becoming holy and righteous and good.  They stumble but recover quickly.  They make mistakes but say, “I’m sorry.”  They get blown by the winds of heartache and adversity, but their hearts remain tender toward God. 

“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

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

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

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

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

 

GOD ALONE KNOWS THE ULTIMATE

OBJECTIVE TO WHICH HE ALIGNS

EVERY DIVINE ACT ON BEHALF

OF HIS CHILDREN.

Father, is is unthinkable that You would

do wrong.  How I thank You that the Almighty

would never pervert justice.

Who appointed You over the earth?

Who put You in charge of the whole world?

If it were Your intention and You withdrew Your Spirit and breath,

all mankind would perish together and man would

return to the dust (Job 34:12-15).

Instead, my Lord, You have promised that

Your plans for Your people are plans to prosper

and not to harm, plans to give us hope and a future (Jer. 29:11).

Who is like You, Lord-the One who sits

enthroned on high yet stoops down to look on

the heavens and the earth? (Ps. 113:5-6).

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

 

YOUR ENEMY IS STANDING

ON YOUR GOD-GIVEN GROUND

DARING YOU TO TAKE

POSESSION OF IT.

I will sing to You, Lord, for You are highly exalted. 
The horse and its rider You have hurled into the sea!
You, Lord, are my strength and my song. 
You have become my salvation.
You are my God and I will praise You.

You, Lord, are a warrior!  The Lord is Your name! (Exod. 15:1-3).

Your right hand, O God, is majestic in power.  Your right hand,
O Lord, shatters the enemy.  In the greatness of Your majesty, You will
throw down those who oppose You.  You will unleash Your
burning anger.  It will consume them like stubble (Exod. 15:6-7).

You are the Great I AM.  This is Your name forever! (Exod. 3:14-15).
my enemy cannot begin to stand against You.

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

  

WE HAVE TO EXERCISE FAITH BEFORE

WE CAN BELIEVE WE ARE EVEN

CAPABLE OF LONG-TERM OBEDIENCE.

AND WE ARE!

Lord God, in my inner being I delight in

Your law.  But I see another law at work in the

members of my body, waging war against the

law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the

law of sin at work within my members.

How wretched I am!  Who will rescue me

from this body of death?

Thanks be to God-through Jesus Christ our Lord (Rom. 7:22-25).

Lord, You sent Your Son to rescue me from this body of death!

Set me free to new life in You!  I do not have to be a

prisoner to sin.

Please help me understand that the battle

which rages over my body originates in my mind.  Help

me surrender my mind to You and Your truth. 


Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

GOD’S SPECIALTY IS

RAISING DEAD THINGS TO LIFE

AND MAKING IMPOSSIBLE

THINGS POSSIBLE.

Why are you downcast, O my soul?  Why so distrubed within me? 

I choose to put my hope in You, O God, for I will yet praise You, my Savior and my God.  My soul is downcast within me; therefore I remember You! (Ps. 42:5-6).  In all my distress, you too are distressed, and the angel of Your presence saves me.  In Your love and mercy You redeem me.  You lift me up and carry me as You have done for Your children through all the days of old (Isa. 45:3). 

Lord, help me not to fear, for You are with me; I need not be dismayed, for You are my God.  You will strengthen me and help me.  You will uphold me with Your righteous right hand (Isa. 41:10). 

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

GOD DOES NOT INSIST ON OUR

FORGIVING OTHERS FOR THE SAKE

 OF THAT PERSON ALONE BUT FOR

PEACE IN OUR OWN LIVES.

 

Lord, as hard as this may be for me to comprehend or rationalize, Your Word is clear:  if I forgive others when they sin against me, You, my heavenly Father, will also forgive me.  But if I do not forgive others their sins, You, my Father, wilol not forgive my sins (Matt. 6:14-15).

So empower me to bear with others and forgive whatever grievances I may have against them.  Help me to forgive as You, Lord, have forgiven me (Col. 3:13). 

If someone sins against me seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to me and says, “I repent,”  I desire to be obedient to You.  Strengthen me, Lord, to forgive him, to forgive her (Luke 17:4).

Beth Moore Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Monday

GOD’S MERCIES HAVE EXISTED

THROUGH ALL ETERNITY,

YET SCRIPTURE TELLS US THEY

ARE NEW EVERY MORNING.

Merciful and faithful Lord, because of Your great love I am not consumed, for Your compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”  Lord, You are good to those whose hope is in You, to the one who seeks You (Lam. 3:22-25).

Surely You, Jesus, took up my infirmities and carried my sorrows, yet we considered You stricken by God, smitten by Him and afflicted.  But You were pierced for my transgressions;  You were crushed for my iniquities; the punishment that brought me peace was upon You, and by Your wounds, Lord Jesus, I am healed (Isa. 53:4-5).

Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day

“Moore” Thursday

GOD’S MOTIVATION FOR SURFACING

THE DESTRUCTIVE PARTS OF US IS SO

WE WILL FACE THEM AND COOPERATE

AS HE UPROOTS AND HEALS THEM. 

 

O Lord, have mercy on me.  Heal me, for I have sinned against You (Ps. 41:4).

See how distressed I am!  I am in torment within, and in my heart I am disturbed, for I have been most rebellious.  Outside, the sword bereaves; inside, there is only death (Lam. 1:20).  But thank You that I can be assured You will never forsake one of Your children crying out in agony over sin.

Lord God, lift me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire.  Set my feet on a rock and give me a firm place to stand.  Put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to my God!  Blessed is the one who makes the Lord his trust (Ps. 40:2-4). 

Beth Moore Praying God’s Word Day By Day