The text this week is Proverbs 17:22 and other verses from Proverbs that show how most people are carrying heart burdens and how we can recognize and come alongside those who do. The worship them is the pure, unbounded love of Jesus, and the visual theme is “a cup of cold water,” after Proverbs 25:25
Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 180923 Heart Prep
Lamentations 3:22-24 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 23they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”
Psalm 103:8-13 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. 10He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 11For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. 13As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
Love Divine All Loves Excelling
Transition to prayer:
Jesus Lover of My Soul – Hymn #466
Take Heart My Friend
Scripture for Mediation
Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 18:13 If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.
Proverbs 27:9 Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.
Proverbs 25:20 Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, and like vinegar on soda.
Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
Proverbs 15:4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
Proverbs 15:30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones.
Proverbs 25:25 Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.