2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 22!

Three more to go!
Three more to go!
Three more to go!

(Hear that all cheerleader like)

Ladies, the finish line is in sight! Let’s run the rest of this race marked out for us. What a privilege this has been, you guys.

I think I told you guys recently that I’d gotten a new Bible. I absolutely love it. I always choose one Book of the Bible to read through carefully when I get a new one and this time I chose the Book of Acts. I’ve been so incredibly inspired by it. The verse I’m memorizing this time is for the sake of prayer. (Do you guys often use your memory verses in prayer, turning them into intercession? It really stirs up my faith and my strength.) I’m praying that what happened when Peter was in the midle of bringing the Scriptures to attentive listeners will happen in our environments, too. I’m praying this for my pastor and those who hear the Scriptures through him. I’m praying it for myself and for those I’m privileged to serve. I now pray it for you and those you teach and encourage with the Word of God.

Beth, Houston. “While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the Word.” Acts 10:44 ESV

Lord, let it be! Drench Your listeners with Your Spirit! While we are right in the middle of sharing the Scriptures, fall on every single person who hears. I want this so much. I want a fresh anointing, don’t you? I think our God is willing to give it. Let’s ask Him boldly! All we have to do is make absolutely certain that He gets every ounce of credit. Oh, what He’d be willing to do if we jealously guarded His glory and humbled ourselves as slaves of God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ok, Girls. How about yours?

I love you so much.


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  1. 151
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil. 4:13 NKJV

    Wetumpka, AL

  2. 152
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Marion, KS, “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints and His incomparably great power for us who believe.” Ephesians 1:18-19a, NIV

  3. 153

    Teri in Corpus (Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV)

    “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

  4. 154
    Peggy Funk says:

    Peggy, Tucson, Phil 4:6&7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” NAS

  5. 155
    Tracey Knight says:

    Tracey Knight ~ Arkadelphia AR
    Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ~Philippians 2:9-11 NIV84

  6. 156
    Carla says:

    Carla, LaFayette, Al
    “If we are faithless,He will remain faithful,for he cannot disown himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13 NIV

  7. 157
    Judy Woodward says:

    Judy from Lake Charles, LA
    “See if there is any offensive way
    in me, and lead me in the way
    everlasting.” Psalms 139:24 (NIV)

  8. 158
    Megan says:

    Megan from San Diego

    Romans 8:1-2 NIV “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”

  9. 159
    Carol says:

    Carol, Hartley, Iowa
    James 1:1-4*
    James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.
    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. NIV

    *starting my memorization of James! 🙂

  10. 160
    Jill says:

    Jill, Plano, TX

    Ephesians 4:31-32 (NLT)
    Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words and slander as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

  11. 161
    Sharon says:

    Sharon ~ Montgomery, AL

    The first chapter of James (AND… hopefully before my time is done, the whole Book that James has written!… All due to the encouragement to do so in your new bible study… of which I am super excited!)

  12. 162
    KarenEliz says:

    Praise the Lord.
    Praise God in his sanctuary;
    Praise him in his mighty heavens;
    Praise him for his acts of power;
    Praise him for his surpassing greatness. Psalm 150:1-2 (NIV)

    Ponte Vedra, Florida

  13. 163
    Becky says:

    Becky, Temecula, CA, Psalm 28:2 NIV

    “Hear my cry for mercy, as I call to You for help, as I lift my hands to Your Most Holy Place.”

  14. 164
    Denise Untersee says:

    Denise-Davis-“He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.”-Psalm 147:3-NIV

  15. 165
    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah, Christina, Esther May; Wenatchee
    “To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
    Ephesians 3:21, NIV

  16. 166
    Bonnie says:

    Bonnie Huntington, WV
    Psalm 51:10 King James Version
    Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

  17. 167
    Barb Duncan says:

    Barb, Lakeland, FL

    Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)
    1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

  18. 168
    Heather Maise says:

    Heather, Glencoe, AL;

    “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

    Psalm 47:10(NIV)

  19. 169
    Phyllis Taylor says:

    Phyllis, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

    2Cor.4:16 NIV

    Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

  20. 170
    Lynn, Pecos, NM says:

    Is. 30:21 NIV Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

  21. 171
    Alyson Lung says:

    Alyson- Longmont, CO
    Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who believe in Christ Jesus.
    Romans 8:1 NIV

  22. 172
    april lopez says:

    April Lopez, BonneyLake,Washington

    Proverbs 15:4 NIV

    The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life,
    but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.

  23. 173
    Janell Taylor says:

    Janell~Frisco~ “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are my God and Savior and my hope is in you all day long!” Ps 25:5 NIV

  24. 174
    Karen says:

    Karen, Wildwood, MO

    “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” Luke 1:46 (NIV)

  25. 175
    Lindsey says:

    Fuquay-Varina, NC

    “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations.
    The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made.” – Psalm 145:13 (NIV)

  26. 176
    joann, huntingburg, in says:

    “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Phil.3:14

  27. 177
    Jane says:

    “For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in ministering to the saints.” Hebrews 6:10 (NAS)

  28. 178
    Becky says:

    Becky, Jacksonville, FL
    He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. Psalm 145:19, NIV

  29. 179
    Jane says:

    Jane, Milton, GA: ” …being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phil 1:6 NIV

  30. 180
    Meggie says:

    Meggie, Winnipeg, Canada
    “God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of live that God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12 (NLT)

  31. 181
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer; Houston: If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty mean! They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name Psalm 139:19-20 (I am in the process of memorizing all of Psalm 139)

  32. 182
    Karen says:

    Karen, Russellville, AR
    Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
    Matthew 6:27 (NIV)

  33. 183
    Deidra says:

    Deidra – Waynesboro

    Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
    IPeter 4:8 NIV

  34. 184
    Laurie says:

    Laurie, Gibsonville, NC

    “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20 (ESV)

  35. 185
    Jodi Graves says:

    Jodi:Fairhope, AL – We love Him because He first loved us. I John 4:19 NKJV

  36. 186
    Leigh says:

    Leigh & Anna, Montgomery, AL: “If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have.” Matthew 6:23 MSG

  37. 187
    Lynn says:

    Lynn, Argyle, TX: “Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3 NIV

  38. 188
    BDB says:

    Psa 139:1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O LORD, you have searched me and known me!
    Psa 139:2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.
    Psa 139:3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.
    Psa 139:4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
    Psa 139:5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
    Psa 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
    Psa 139:7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?
    Psa 139:8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
    Psa 139:9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
    Psa 139:10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
    Psa 139:11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,”
    Psa 139:12 even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.
    Psa 139:13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
    Psa 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
    Psa 139:15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
    Psa 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
    Psa 139:17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
    Psa 139:18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.
    Psa 139:19 Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me!
    Psa 139:20 They speak against you with malicious intent; your enemies take your name in vain!
    Psa 139:21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
    Psa 139:22 I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies.
    Psa 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
    Psa 139:24 And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

  39. 189
    Linda says:

    “May the God of hope
    fill you with all joy and peace
    as you trust in Him,
    so that you may overflow with hope
    by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

    Romans 15:13 NIV
    Ft. Collins, CO

  40. 190
    Sandra Harvey says:

    Sandra, Florida. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
    Proverbs 3:5-6

    • 190.1
      Sandra Harvey says:

      I need your prayer.

      • Terry says:

        Lord Jesus, please hear the cries of your servant, Sandra. You intimately know her current situation and her needs, and I humbly ask You, Lord, to have mercy on Sandra. Thank You for Your promise to be her VERY PRESENT HELP in times of trouble. Lord, bless Sandra with wisdom and clearly direct her in the ways You would have her go. Please be the Light that guides her, one step at a time. You know the way, Lord, and Your ways are perfect.
        Thank You, Jesus! Your name is good, and we trust in Your holy name! We believe that You are working all things together for Sandra’s good and for Your glory. Amen.

  41. 191
    d says:

    Donna, Loganville,PA

    Philippians 1:9&10 NIV
    And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

  42. 192
    Ruth Foote says:

    Ruth Sanger Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV

  43. 193
    Conné says:

    Conné, Angel Fire:
    “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

  44. 194
    Vanessa says:

    Vanessa, Florence, SC
    I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power if the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NLT)

  45. 195
    Tina Harlow says:

    Monroe, LA:
    Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers.

    Matthew 23:34a

  46. 196
    Lynn says:

    Strength and honor are her clothing. She shall rejoice in time to come. Proverbs 31:25

  47. 197
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, Jacksonville, AL.

    “Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” James 4:8 (NIV)

  48. 198
    Kristine says:

    Kristine, La Crescent, MN:
    “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:11

  49. 199
    Berni says:

    Berni, Albuquerque.
    “The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He made known His ways to Moses, His deeds to the people of Israel:
    The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will He harbor His anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.”
    Psalm 103:6-10 NIV

  50. 200
    Valerie says:

    Valerie ~ Oklahoma

    #22 “The LORD bless you and keep you.” Numbers 6:24

    (I’m memorizing Numbers 6:24-26 as a prayer & blessing ending 2011 ~ ready for 2012!
    Thanks for the challenge, Beth. I have most definitely turned my Scriptures into prayers this past year. What a blessing and what a privilege to hide His Word in my heart!

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