2 Samuel 22:7 ESV
“In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I called. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry came to his ears
Psalm 4:3 ESV But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.
Psalm 17:6 ESV I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words.
Psalm 18:6 ESV
In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.
Psalm 28:1-2, 6 To you, O Lord, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. 2 Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary…. Blessed be the Lord! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
Psalm 34:17 ESV When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Psalm 54:2 ESV
O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.
Psalm 61:5 ESV
For you, O God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
Psalm 66:17-20 ESV I cried to him with my mouth,
and high praise was on my tongue. 18 If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. 19 But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer. 20 Blessed be God because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!
Psalm 84:8 ESV
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
Psalm 139:4 ESV Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
Proverbs 15:29 ESV The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
John 9:31 ESV
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.
John 11:41-42 ESV So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.”
1 Peter 3:12 ESV For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
1 John 5:14 ESV And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
Nehemiah 8:10 NIV
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Psalm 22:19 NIV But you, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
Psalm 27:1 NKJV The Lordis my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lordis the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 28:7-8 NIV The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. 8 The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Psalm 29:11 CSB The Lord gives his people strength; the Lord blesses his people with peace.
Psalm 37:39 NKJV But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble.
Psalm 46:1 NIV God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Psalm 118:14 NIV The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.
Psalm 119:28 NIV My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
Psalm 138:3 NKJV In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul.
Proverbs 18:10 NASB The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.
Isaiah 12:2 NIV Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”
Isaiah 33:2 NIV
Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you
.Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.
Isaiah 40:29 NIV He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Isaiah 40:31 NIV but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 41:10 NASB ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Habakkuk 3:19 NIV The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.
Mark 12:30 NIV
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Ephesians 3:16 NIV I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
John 15:12-13 ESV “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Colossians 3:14 ESV
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 John 4:7-8 ESV Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Proverbs 24:29 ESV Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done.”
Ephesians 4:32 ESV Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Colossians 3:12-14 ESV Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other;as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
1 Peter 4:8 ESV
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
MAY WE HONOR ONE ANOTHER….
Romans 12:10 ESV
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Hebrews 13:4 ESV
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
MAY WE WORK TOGETHER….
Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV
And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Philippians 2:2 ESV
complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
MAY WE SHOW KINDNESS….
Ephesians 4:2-3 NIV Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:29 NIV Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
MAY WE SEEK GOD ABOVE ALL….
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a]and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Matthew 6:33 ESV
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Romans 5:2 TLB
For because of our faith, he has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has had in mind for us to be.
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Nehemiah 8:10 ESV
Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Psalm 4:7 ESV You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.
Psalm 16:11 NIV You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Psalm 21:6 ESV For you make him most blessed forever;[a] you make him glad with the joy of your presence.
Psalm 30:5 ESV
For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
Psalm 47:1 ESV Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
Psalm 51:12 ESV Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Psalm 71:23 ESV My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.
Psalm 94:19 NIV
When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought me joy.
Proverbs 10:28 ESV The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
Proverbs 15:23 ESV
To make an apt answer is a joy to a man,
and a word in season, how good it is!
Proverbs 17:22 ESV A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Isaiah 9:3 ESV You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
Isaiah 12:6 ESV Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your[a] midst is the Holy One of Israel.”
Isaiah 29:19 ESV The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord, and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 35:10 ESV
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return
and come to Zion with singing;
everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;
they shall obtain gladness and joy,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Isaiah 55:12 ESV For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
John 16:22 ESV
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
John 16:24 NIV Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.