Rev. Jim McChesney
Righteous One, help me to suffer for the right reason, for Your sake, for God-likeness and commitment to You, not for self-pity or petty sensitivity. I will stand strong when opposed for pursuing You, and I will fall deeper into Your arms.
What does blessed mean? It means joy produced by the revelation of His matchless grace. It means living in God’s kingdom in our heart, so that our satisfaction comes from Him, not from favorable circumstances.
Ask God how to intercede for others using the Beatitudes as the model of the character of Jesus that He wants to work in them. Pray for Jesus to fulfill all His blessings in their lives.