Sunday mornings can be so busy, trying to get out the door to church,…
but not rushing, starting the day (and starting the week) by praying, even if just for a few minutes, makes such a difference!
– my word for Day 1
Sunday, a day for worship, a day for listening and learning, a day for seeking.
Seeking the LORD is the perfect way to start the day!
It doesn’t take long to quiet my heart, intentionally lifting my eyes to heaven and the asking the LORD’s blessing and seeking Him for wisdom and guidance throughout the day.
I begin by reading a few verses. (I’ve listed some that I have printed for this season, and I’ve numbered them to go along with the dates of the month so that I don’t always begin with the same verse.)
I pray what is on my heart, and then I pray through my “top requests”, as time allows, that I’ve made simple pages for in the back of my book.
In the pocket of this page, I have favorite prayers from scripture, and I have a couple short prayers written out. Currently, in a paper-clipped page, I have two words: “direction” and “victory” with verses that I am claiming as I pray for these things I am seeking.
Verses on Seeking:
1 Chr. 16:11 “Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.”
Ps. 27:8 “When You said, ‘Seek My face,’ my heart said to You, ‘Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.’”
Jer. 29:13 “You will seek Me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
1 Pt. 3:11 “Seek peace and pursue it”
Mt. 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Deut. 4:29 “But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
1 Chr. 22:19a “Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God.”
1 Chr. 28:9 “…acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desie and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.”
Ps. 32:6 “Therefore let al the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them.”
Is. 45: 19 “I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob’s descendants, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I, the LORD, speak the truth; I declare what is right.”
Jer. 24:7 “I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.”
Amos 5:4 “This is what the LORD says to Israel: ‘Seek Me and live.’”
Lam. 3:25 “The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him.”
Lam. 2:19 “Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the LORD. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children, who faint from hunger at every street corner.”
Ps. 130:6 “I wait for the LORD more than watchmen wait for the morning…”
Ps. 16:7 “I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.”
Ps. 42:8 “The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; and His song will be with me in the nights, a prayer to the God of my life.” (Job 35:10 “…God my Maker, who gives songs in the night…”; Ps. 77:6; Ps. 149:5; Ps. 119:55 PS. 63:6)
Ps. 27:14 “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”
Is. 25:9 “In that day they will say, ‘Surely this is our God; we trusted in Him, and He saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in Him; let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.’”
Is. 26:9 “My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you.”
Mt. 6:33 “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Ps. 63:1 “O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh years for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”
Is. 55:1 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.”
Ps. 139:17 “How precious are your thoughts to me, O God!”
Heb. 4:16 “Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Eph. 3:12 “In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”
Ps. 91:15 “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.” (Ps. 50:15)
Jer. 33:3 “Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
Jer. 32:17 “Ah Lord GOD! Behold You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You.” (Mt. 19:26; Mk. 10:27; Lk. 1:37; Lk. 18:27; Gen. 18:14; 2 Ki 3:18; Lk. 1:37)