Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted:
Deliver me, I pray.
— Genesis 32:11
Jacob looked up to heaven and reminded God of His earlier promise to deal well with him: “O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee.” (Genesis 32:9, KJV)
Oh, how Jacob cried: “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant…Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children” (Genesis 32:10-11).
Then, in case the Lord had forgotten, Jacob prayed, “And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude” (Genesis 32:12, KJV)
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.
Stand on God’s promises as you prevail and persevere in prayer!
A Prayer for Today:
Good Morning, Holy Spirit! Help me to stand upon Your promises. Help me to dwell in Your presence, to deal wisely in life, and live honorably in everything I do today. Guide me as I spend time in fellowship with You. Help me to listen more intently—to hear Your voice. Direct my paths through Your presence, Your Word, prayer, 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 the Name above all names, Amen!