Coach's Clipboard
Issue #511
June 11,  2018
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Prayer for Bounty and Blessing

Scripture
May the Lord make you increase, both you and your children.  Psalm 115:14 (NIV)

May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.  Psalm 115:15 (NIV)
Prayer for Bounty and Blessing

As we turn our attention to verses 14 and 15, the Psalmist turns to prayer.  He makes 2 requests: (1) verse 14 - for bounty; and (2) verse 15 - for blessing.

Verse 14:   May the Lord make you increase, both you and your children.

Request #1: "May the Lord make you increase, both you and your children."

Patrick and Lowth say: "Nor will he grant you only a single blessing, by sending a present deliverance; but heap his benefits, and multiply his mercies, upon you; and upon all those that shall succeed you."

Psalm 65:11: "You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance" (NIV).

Psalm 13:5, 6: "But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.  I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me" (NIV). 

Ephesians 3:20, 21: "Now to him who by his power within us is able to do far more than we ever dare to ask or imagine - to him be glory in the Church through Jesus Christ for ever and ever, amen!" (Phillips).

Kris Lundgaard says: "If every backward step we took on the way to heaven were unrecoverable, we'd all go up in smoke!  If God marked all our slips and stumbles, 'O Lord, who could stand?'  (Psalm 130:3).  If we didn't have help from our failures everyday, we'd be in a spiritual free fall without a parachute."  (Through the Looking Glass, 191)

Verse 15:   May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

In verse 14 we had request #1: May the Lord make you increase, both you and your children.

Now here in verse 15, we have request #2: May you be blessed by the Lord.

Let's sit at the feet of a couple of the minor prophets for a moment.

Joel 2:12: 'Even now' declares the Lord 'return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning' (NIV).

Joel 2:14: Who knows?  He may turn and have pity and leave behind a blessing...(NIV).

Malachi 3:10: '...Test me in this,' says the Lord Almighty, 'and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it' (NIV).
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 Praises & Prayer Request
1.  Pray:   And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" Luke 17:5 (NASB)

2.  Pray:   ...and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all men, just as we also do for you; 1 Thessalonians 3:12 (NASB)

3.  Praise:   How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.  Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which Thou hast done, And Thy thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with Thee; If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.  Psalm 40:4,5 (NASB)

4.  Pray:   For t he Board of Directors as they review ways to present Don's lessons for use by others.

5.  Pray:  For the prison ministry.  There are many requests from inmates for Bibles and study materials that will help them overcome addictions. 

Join me in singing verses 1 and 2 of the hymn we sang yesterday, "There Shall Be Showers of Blessing":

There shall be showers of blessing: This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing, Sent from the Saviour above.
There shall be showers of blessing: Precious reviving again; 
Over the hills and the valleys, Sound of abundance of rain.

Showers of blessing, Showers of blessing we need mercy drops
round us are falling, But for the showers we plead.
Christ is All and in All,
 
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For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)