2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 22!

Hey, Sweet Things! I’m writing you from the same pajamas I put on this morning after a bath. The flu hit the Moores and Jones with a fury at the first of the week and, at this point, Keith, Melissa, Annabeth, and I all have it. Our little four year old ran 103 degrees today. It broke our hearts. She’s been to the doctor and, needless to say, Amanda is not getting an inch from her. You will not waste a prayer on all of us and I’m going to stop and pray right now for those of you who are ailing or have sick families.

Gracious Father, touch us with Your outstretched hand, heal and restore us. Take authority over our bodies and our households and command all sickness to depart in Jesus’ Name. Forbid any further spread of viruses, Lord, and speak wellness and strength over us. Show tender mercies particularly to our young and our elderly. Grant us the wisdom to acknowledge Your goodness and faithfulness to us and to give You all glory for the full restoration of our health. Apply the power of the Cross to all that concerns us. You are worthy of all praise. By Christ’s stripes we are healed. You are faithful and true and we adore You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

At the first of the week before my fever spiked, God had me in Jeremiah 31. It is such a beautiful chapter of Scripture about restoration and the way back home for even the furthest wanderer. I’ll post the verse I found most visual as my selection for our 22nd entry. Here goes:

Beth, Houston. “I will say, ‘My dear children of Israel, keep in mind the road you took when you were carried off. Mark off in your minds the landmarks. Make a mental note of telltale signs marking the way back. Return, my dear children of Israel. Return to those cities of yours.'” Jeremiah 31:21 The NET Bible

I’m going to go ahead and post this an evening early in hopes of sleeping in a bit in the morning. I’m planning to be back at work with full strength on Monday, God willing and grace-bearing. I love you and it is such an honor to serve you.

OK, Sisters! Let’s hear your verses! Only 3 more to go!





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  1. 1
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Houston, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV

  2. 2
    Mickey says:

    Mickey, Blue Springs, MO

    Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.

    2 Kings 6:17 NLT

  3. 3
    Tara G. says:

    Tara G.
    Sherwood, AR

    Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.

    And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.

    Matthew 7:24-29 (ESV)

  4. 4
    Sherry says:

    “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders: make the most of every opportunity,”
    Colossians 4:5 (niv)

  5. 5
    Saundra-Katy says:

    The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.

    Habakkuk 3:19 NIV

  6. 6
    Robbie says:


    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. (1 Chronicles 16:34 NLT)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  7. 7
    Mary Rue says:

    Mary, Atlanta –  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,  (Hebrews 10:24)

  8. 8
    Keri Lee Robbins says:

    Keri Lee Robbins in Las Vegas, NV
    Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. (James 5:13-16 NKJV)

    • 8.1
      Keri Lee Robbins says:

      Saying prayers for you and your family Beth, I’m so sorry to hear you are all ill. I am particularly struck by your verse choice this week. I must memorize that one at a later date.

  9. 9
    Brenda Ammons says:

    Brenda from Byhalia, MS

    Psalm 105:4 NIV “Look to the Lord and his strength;seek his face always.”

  10. 10
    Fareen Doss says:

    Las Vegas, NV

    “Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises. Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins they will be forgive him. Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.”

    James 5:13-16 NASB

  11. 11
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Broomfield, CO

    But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
    Matthew 6:6 (ESV)

  12. 12
    Julie Ratcliff says:

    Julie, Texarkana,”But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his plan to unfold.”(Psalm 106:13 NIV)

  13. 13
    Alyssa Mochen says:

    Alyssa Mochen
    Rio Rancho, NM

    “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22:31-32 NLT

  14. 14
    Kaiva Lacis-Huff says:

    Kaiva from Chicago

    Do not worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
    Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

    Philippians 4:6 NLT

  15. 15
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Kearmey NE
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9 NIV)

  16. 16
    Linda says:

    Conyers, GA. – 2 Corinthians 12:9
    And He said unto me, “My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me.

  17. 17

    Tempa, Palm Bay, Fl
    “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” I John 3:18 , NIV

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    Dawn Kornelson says:

    Dawn Kornelson-Airdrie,Alberta Canada

    We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain. NIV HEBREWS 6:19

  19. 19
    Ernestine says:

    So sorry for the sickness you all are having. I am praying with you for healing for us all. I don’t have flu but am 81 (almost) and have many health problems from heart disease to diabetes to fibromyalgia to sleep sickness (narcolepsy) and several others, including arthritis. I have been really missing you on Wednesdays, hope you are back soon. I wish I could bless you like you bless me; there are no words to express it!!!! Father, protect this family from the evil one, give them the faith they need to bring glory to Your name, and to walk in the Spirit, exhibiting the love and power of Christ wherever they go, in Jesus name, amen.

  20. 20
    Katie says:

    Katie, Amarillo. “Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.” Psalm 32:11 NASB

  21. 21
    Kim from Arvada says:

    Is 41:13 For I am The Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

  22. 22
    Janice Pitchford says:

    “Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.”
    Psalm 90:12 (NKJV)

  23. 23
    Jaclyn says:

    Jaclyn, Houston. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

  24. 24
    Jean Grant says:

    Jean, Platte City, MO

    Ephesians 6;16 (NIV) “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”

  25. 25
    Glenda Durano says:

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV

  26. 26
    Gina says:

    Gina from Ruston, LA

    Be silent before the Lord, all humanity, for he is springing into action from his holy dwelling.” (Zechariah 2:13 NLT)

  27. 27
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Lake Jackson, Texas

    I rejoice over Your promise
    like one who finds vast treasure.
    Psalm 119:162. HCSB

  28. 28
    Olga says:

    Lilburn, GA
    They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces will never be ashamed. (Psalms 34:5 NASB)

  29. 29
    Connie says:

    Connie, Pickerington, OH “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10,11 NAS

  30. 30
    Tanya Anderson says:


    Galatians 6:16 (HCSB)

    May peace be on all those who follow this standard,
    and mercy also be on the Israel of God!

  31. 31
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Augusta, GA
    You were shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God; besides him there is no other.
    Deuteronomy 4:35 NIV

  32. 32
    sharon GA says:

    May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Galations 6:14 NIV.
    prayers for you and your family! Rest well! (hug)

  33. 33
    Lori Anthony says:

    Lori in Pine Island, MN

    “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 NIV

  34. 34
    Laura Hagedorn says:

    Laura Hagedorn, Wausau WI., Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. Hebrews 6:17-18 (NIV)

  35. 35
    Stacey Gaines says:

    Stacey Gaines
    Corpus Christi, TX
    One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
    (Psalm 27:4, NIV)

  36. 36
    Tracy Chapman says:

    Andice, TX

    “Whenever I am afraid,
    I will trust in You.”

    Psalm 56:3 NKJV

  37. 37
    shiffra says:

    Shiffra, Vicksburg, MI

    “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (NIV)

  38. 38
    Delores O. says:

    Delores O.
    Lake Stevens, WA

    To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.
    Matthew 25: 29 NLT

  39. 39
    Suzanne in RI says:

    Suzanne Bailey, Harrisville
    But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
    James 3:17 NIV

  40. 40

    Judy Sommerville
    Fairmont, MN
    Deuteronomy 31:8
    The Lord Himself goes before you; He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. (NIV)

  41. 41
    Tanya Isley says:

    Tanya, Raleigh,NC

    Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! Psalm 105:4 ESV

  42. 42
    Linda R. says:

    Linda R. Springfield, MO

    You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet.
    Psalm 8:6 Living Bible

  43. 43
    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah, Christina and Esther May; Wenatchee, WA
    “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”
    James 4:4 NIV

  44. 44
    Anita says:

    Anita, Big River, Saskatchewan, Canada

    “Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

    Romans 5:2

  45. 45
    Kathy Carenza says:

    Kathy Carenza
    West Coast of Sunny Florida
    Isaiah 53:10 NIV84
    Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush Him and cause Him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes His life an offering for sin,
    He will see his offspring and prolong His days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in His hand.

  46. 46
    Julie Brierley says:

    Julie in Carlsbad, CA

    “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness.”

    Psalm 29:2

  47. 47
    Gail ~ Cary, NC says:

    “You thrill me, LORD, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done.”
    Psalm 92:4 NLT

  48. 48
    Carole Thomas says:

    Carole, Imperial, CA: Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it. Luke 11:28 NIV

  49. 49
    Elisabeth says:

    Praying y’all get better QUICKLY!
    Houston, Tx
    For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NLT)

  50. 50
    Sonya Dickerson says:

    Sonya Dickerson, Chesterfield, VA
    “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 NIV

    • 50.1
      Diane says:

      Diane Largo, Fl
      1 Thess 5:8 NIV
      But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

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