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ELUL, THE 25th DAY OF PRAYER

Lord, Perfect Our Prayers….

… even as they are in route to You now, before Your Throne.

September 13th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 64-70

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

PSALM 64

Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;
    protect my life from the threat of the enemy.

Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
    from the plots of evildoers.
They sharpen their tongues like swords
    and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
They shoot from ambush at the innocent;
    they shoot suddenly, without fear.

They encourage each other in evil plans,
    they talk about hiding their snares;
    they say, “Who will see it[b]?”
They plot injustice and say,
    “We have devised a perfect plan!”
    Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.

But God will shoot them with his arrows;
    they will suddenly be struck down.
He will turn their own tongues against them
    and bring them to ruin;
    all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
All people will fear;
    they will proclaim the works of God
    and ponder what he has done.

10 The righteous will rejoice in the Lord
    and take refuge in him;
    all the upright in heart will glory in him!

AMEN & Amen.

  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

ELUL, THE 24th DAY OF PRAYER, AGAIN…

Too Late! …I’M ALREADY ANOINTED!

Beloved, whenever you find yourself in a dry and thirsty land, a place where there is no anointing…. a place where “no water is”… Lift up your hands and call on My Name… Remind Your enemy, that YOU Have ALREADY BEEN ANOINTED… YOU CARRY MY ANOINTING WITH YOU, WHEREVER YOU GO… And know that I will come to you speedily, and place My Name where you stand. I am close, I am easily found, and I am kind to the Righteous.

September 12th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 57-63

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

PSALM 63

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

Praising You LORD, is more satisfying that the foods I crave or the luxurious meals or even the bread I look forward to…

When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

If I could cling to You the day long, I would… but I am not as steadfast as I desire to be. Yet, LORD, I return to You multiple times in the day… My soul follows hard after Your Presence.

But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

They go to the lowest lengths to seek my soul, to drive any wedge they can between Your WORD and my faith in You.

10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

But, I am ALREADY ANOINTED…. They have lost, and their cause has Already failed. I leave all those that would come against me, in Your Hands.

11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

AMEN & Amen.

  • PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

ELUL, THE 23rd DAY OF PRAYER

my yoke is easy and my burden is light….

September 11th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 50-56

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

To those who will accept my covenant, to those who would make this sacrifice of time to spend with Me in prayer, praise and worship. For those who will order their conversations, their journeys, their ways and manners to honor me, and glorify My Name, I will show you My Salvation!

My yoke is easy and my burden is light. I long for as much time as you will freely give….

PSALM 50

The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.

Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.

I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.

10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.

11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?

14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee.

18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.

19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son.

21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his way (manner, journey) aright will I shew the salvation of God.

AMEN

  • PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
  • PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

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ELUL, Speaking Into The 24th Day Of Prayer

Prayers that Awaken the Dawn!

September 12th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 57-63

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

The Sound a Letter Makes…

  • שִׁיחָה shee’khaw, H7882; a pit (Ps 57:6)
  • שִׂיחָה see’kha, H7881; a conversation, complaint, musing,

The Hebrew Words for a pit and a conversation are made from all the same letters. The only difference between them is the sound of the letter S. In skee’khaw(pit) the S (Hebrew Letter shin) has the Sh sound. In see’khaw, the S (Hebrew Letter sin) makes the plain S sound.

In the dictionary /Strong’s Concordance they are only 1 number apart. (See ref above

What we can glean from this is that, when David says (5:6), “they have digged a pit (shee’ khaw) before us, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves.”

That “pit” was dug with their words. Evidence of a spiritual battle.

David Spoke Hebrew….

All the words that they used to try and pull down David, even while they were being spoken, their own words were digging that pit for them!

As you can see, the word for “conversation” in Hebrew is spelled with exactly the same letters as used in the spelling of the Hebrew word for pit.

David is revealing the irony and the beauty in the Hebrew Language. While his enemies were using their words as weapons and drawing out their swords against him, David was using his words in prayer and giving praises to GOD.

Our enemies are very clever, like fire they try to predict where you will go and cut you off at the pass!

This is the very reason we ought to rejoice when our enemies come against us! We have a secret they have been told about, but cannot comprehend.

There were so many times that David saved the Israelites from the Phillistines, yet he was only repaid with betrayals. They ran to go tell Saul where David was, where or how to catch him, and cut him off. Each time, David had the victory, anyway!

At your darkest moment, crying and worrying, grief, suffering, stress, fear…. never help you! These are not your weapons.

Here’s the BIG Non- Secret, OPEN Secret!

Rejoice when your enemy has out their weapons, and are coming at you with swords and word curses! PRAISE GOD!

It’s OK to have a little righteous indignation… most people will think you’re angry because of what they are doing and they will completely miss the point! Hopefully, you are only upset because “They know not what they do!” If you keep your eye on what is happening to their soul, or what could happen to yours, you can’t help but pray!

If you be the man or the woman of GOD. Your enemies are the ones to be worried!

What you should see is that, the more they come at you, the more they cause their own destructions. This is why they should be worried, but sometimes they are not smart enough to pray for their own soul.

Are We Smart Enough to Pray For Our Own Souls?

This should make us stay in prayer for their souls, and our own. There are some, perhaps a few, that you do not want to find, hung in the noose that they set for you. Then again, there are some you might not be so worried about, right? Pray for your own mind, until you are worried about them!

When believers fight amongst themselves it’s very sad and very dangerous. Of course, we all want our attackers to stop, but more importantly, we should be concerned about the dangers to their own soul. This is what we do not consider.

We all get fed up and some will definitely perceive what you’re going through completely backwards. It is very difficult, I know, to get them to see the bigger picture. Let them stay where they are with it, and just pray that understanding will come. Meanwhile, you pray for their souls.

When You Study Scripture… Always Keep Your Eye on What is Happening to the Soul.

David and Saul were supposed to be on the same side. Yet, Saul was always throwing javelins at David. David was sick of Saul, I’m sure– but he knew something that helped keep him out of the flesh, even when in distress. He knew Saul would eventually lose the favor and protection of GOD. This is what I believe, grieved David’s spirit the most.

David let Saul throw the javelins, and David stayed constantly in prayer and praised the Name of the LORD. These were his weapons of war against his enemy.

David never sought to be the head… he only wanted to serve. Because Saul’s heart was not right, he responded to humility with jealousy. David never prayed to be exalted. David exalted the Name the LORD, over every issue he came up against.

David had Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding. Saul had jealousy, envy and strife.

PSALM 57

Be merciful unto us, O God, be merciful unto us: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

Your Shadow shall build a home for us, May the nations that serve You take refuge in Your Presence, until these calamities pass by. Your WORD is a haven for us.

I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.

He shall send from heaven, and save us from the reproach of him that would swallow us up. Selah. God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.

My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

They have prepared a net for our steps; our soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit (shee’ khaw ) before us, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

They fall into the pit they themselves have dug for us with their words, they curse us all the day long, misrepresenting, misinterpreting, misunderstanding… never hitting the mark.

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I will awaken the dawn.

oor’ ah; to rouse oneself, wake up …

We call that time of night, the darkest before dawn… the hardest trials come at what feels like, the darkest time of night– the worse time, under the worse circumstances… but David says that he will awaken the dawn

This is an Hebraic way of saying, “I will make the dawn come, I will command the morning!”

“I AM getting through this! I call my breakthrough to me!, THIS NIGHT, THIS MESS, THIS SITUATION, THIS TRIAL, THIS TRIBULATION, THIS FIRE IS OVER!”

The darkest time of night, is midnight… but I am calling my breakthrough to me early! I will awaken the dawn!

I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.

10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

AMEN

  • PSALMS 50-56 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
  • PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
  • PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

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ELUL, THE 22nd DAY OF PRAYER

I will “YET” PRAISE HIM!

September 10th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 43-49

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

PSALM 43

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: FOR I SHALL YET PRAISE HIM, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Thnak You LORD, You Answer Always so Speedily to Our Request. Thank You for protecting those I send to You in Prayer! Thank You that there answers are ever present, their remedies are near to them. You Are GOD ALMIGHTY! and You Are Precious In My Sight!

What LORD, is Your Petition and What is Your Request? You have but to ask, and I will give you half my kingdom!

AMEN

  • PSALMS 50-56 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
  • PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
  • PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

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ELUL, THE 21st DAY OF PRAYER

Like Wolves That Lay in Wait, They Stalk My Steps…. Devising Mischief Upon Their Beds

September 9th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 36-42

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

PSALM 36

The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

Man convinces himself that GOD is not concerned about his behavior or of what goes on in the world around mankind. Man can do as he pleases.

For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

they appear so lovable, kind, friendly… Yet I struggle to love what’s unloveable about them.

The wicked make sin look attractive, to each other, they are adept at making their evil intent appear innocent, playful, fun, even beneficial, like loyalty they encourage each other in their deceit and wickedness, they strategize together how to bend and twist, plot and plan their every maneuver, trying to disguise their intentional perverse agendas, making themselves unlovable.

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.

those that hate the good and love the evil

He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

Those that watch from a distance, stalking my every move…constantly seeking ways to come against me, thwart my plans and efforts to succeed, they rise up early to create problems, cause problems, find fault, apprehend those that stalk me on my way through a simple business day, those that bathe themselves in evil plans all the day long… Apprehend all who seek my life… Those that fight against my right to exist, to live, to breathe...

Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.

How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Help us to perceive reality, by the light of your truth. Help us cast off selfishness and baseless desires..

10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.

Protect us from the attacks of the wicked and arrogant (Metzudos). Do not let me deviate from my principles because others blame or falsely accuse me, or call me names based on their behaviors – i.e, in cases where the arrogant call me arrogant…

Help Me to preserve my humility and integrity in the face of prideful, and the antagonistic, the sneaky, who move by silence and stealth…

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Help Me to stay on course, while those that seek ways to attack me out of ignorance, baseless hatred, jealousy or mean spiritedness, while they seek to destroy my path, cripple my resources, or any of their plots, plans or devices, I decree their feet shall fall into their own traps and devices, their plans shall crumble to nothingness. None shall hear them.

12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.

LORD, help me walk in love among wolves.

AMEN

  • PSALMS 43-49 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10
  • PSALMS 50-56 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
  • PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
  • PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

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ELUL, THE 20TH DAY OF PRAYER

Strength that Confounds the Wise…

September 8th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 29-35

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

PSALM 29

THE LORD’S INEFFABLE NAME IS STATED 18 TIMES IN THIS PSALM.

Give unto the Lord (YHVH), O ye mighty sons of the powerful), give unto the Lord (YHVH) glory and strength.

sons of the powerful, i.e. descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, powerful men of righteousness.

Give unto the Lord (YHVH) the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord (YHVH) in the beauty of holiness.

How do you measure splendor and beauty? When the WORD (torah) permeates every aspect of your life, The WORD must be allowed to eliminate anything in your life that is not worthy of a servant of GOD – then beauty emerges, the splendor of Holiness.

The voice of the Lord (YHVH) is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord (YHVH) is upon many waters.

The voice of the Lord (YHVH) is powerful; the voice of the Lord (YHVH) is full of majesty.

The ‘Voice of GOD’ is used only in reference to GOD’s communication with man.

The voice of the Lord (YHVH) breaketh the cedars; yea, the Lord (YHVH) breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.

The voice of the LORD comes in power and majesty. The cedars of Lebanon is a metaphor for those Kings who stood proud and haughty as the mighty cedars. They had to be broken by the WORD of GOD into submission.

He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn (rey-a-meem).

unicorn in scripture symbolizes something of power and strength… something with a long and powerful horn. Lebanon and Siryon, young and powerful nations perhaps

The voice of the Lord (YHVH) divideth the flames of fire.

The Midrash teaches us that when the Ten Commandments were created, they were seared into the stone tablets with flames of fire. It is also said, that we each possesses a spark of GOD within us. It is the WORD of GOD that ignites that spark and turns it into a flaming fire. I have personally witnessed that spark become a flaming fire when students connect to torah for the first time and their 1st ah-hah’ moments occur…

The voice of the Lord (YHVH) shaketh the wilderness; the Lord (YHVH) shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh (Holy).

Kadesh, a.k.a. Holy, and another name for the Wilderness of Sinai, where the children of Israel accepted the torah.

The voice of the Lord (YHVH) maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth (from the root word khaw-saf, meaning to strip bare) the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

The mighty will be as trees, stripped of their bark. Nations that stand erect and formidable against the weaker nations who are under the covering of GOD, will be made to tremble.

10 The Lord (YHVH) sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord (YHVH) sitteth King for ever.

Just as the LORD wiped away most of mankind at the flood and reigned alone with Noah, He will reign again with those that have stood up and claimed Him as their own.

11 The Lord (YHVH) will give strength unto his people; the Lord (YHVH) will bless his people with peace.

The people of GOD gain strength through spiritual attainment, not by physical might or strength. The study of torah, fuels that spiritual attainment and allows us to wield power through GOD’s Weapons- Prayer, Humility, Faith, Joy, Love, Kindness, Mercy, Patience, Silence, etc.

Honestly, in the natural this looks completely impossible, and illogical. Only those separated unto GOD understand and have knowledge of how this is possible, real and effective. This is precisely what confounds the wise.

AMEN
  • PSALMS 36-42 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9
  • PSALMS 43-49 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10
  • PSALMS 50-56 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
  • PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
  • PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17