Today’s Key Scripture
“Deliver me, I pray.”
— Genesis 32:11
Jacob looked up to heaven and reminded God of His earlier promise to deal well with him, saying, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, the Lord who said to me, ‘Return to your country and to your family, and I will deal well with you’” (Genesis 32:9).
Oh, how Jacob cried, “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant;… Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he comes and attack me and the mother with the children” (verses 10-11).
Then, in case the Lord had forgotten, Jacob prayed, “For You said, ‘I will surely treat you well, and make your descendants as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude’” (verse 12).
In other words, Jacob was saying, “Lord, You have been with me. You have blessed me. Please don’t desert me now!”
Have you ever felt like that? Maybe you in this situation right now.
As you prevail and persevere in prayer, you can stand on God’s promises.
A Prayer for Today
Good morning, Holy Spirit! Help me stand upon Your promises. Help me dwell in Your presence, deal wisely in life, and live honorably in everything I do today. Guide me as I spend time in fellowship with You. Help me listen more intently to hear Your voice. Direct my paths through prayer, Your presence, Your Word, and Your Spirit. Help me to obey with my whole heart. Draw me closer to You today. Help me to want what You desire in my life. Help me think and act in alignment with Your Word. I want more of You and less of me. I pray all this in Jesus’ name, amen.
*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.