Praises & Prayer Requests
1. Pray: Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will trample down their high places.
Deuteronomy 33:29 (NIV)
2. Pray: He said: "The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior -
2 Samuel 22:2 -3 (NIV)
3. Pray: ...in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one.
Ephesians 6:16 (NASB)
4. Praise: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead....who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:3,5 (NIV)
5. Praise: But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. Psalm 3:3 (NIV)
Speaking of a new song, Let's sing one by Fanny Crosby this morning.
"Close to Thee":
Thou, my everlasting portion, More than friend or life to me;
All along my pilgrim journey, Savior, let me walk with Thee.
Not for ease or worldly pleasure, Nor for fame my prayer shall be;
Gladly will I toil and suffer, Only let me walk with Thee.
Lead me through the vale of shadows, Bear me o'er life's fitful sea;
Then the gate of life eternal May I enter, Lord, with Thee.
Close to Thee, close to Thee, close to Thee, close to Thee.