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John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.

Psalm 71:22-24

October 19, 2019

I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel. My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed. And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long, for they have been put to shame and disappointed who sought to do me hurt.

Yes! Lord, keep these verses before me throughout the day. May my mouth be filled with Your praises and that they would be a two-edged sword in my hand.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 19

33-40Mid-day: 119:33-40

Eveni3ng: Psalm 94

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Psalm 71:17-21

October 18, 2019

O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come. Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you? You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again. You will increase my greatness and comfort me again.

"Proclaim Your might to another generation," Lord, I have not been faithful in proclaiming Your might to my children, and grandchildren. I still suffer from that evil decision many years ago, to allow them to make their way spiritually. Forgive me, Lord. I pray, Lord, for two things. One is that my mouth will be opened to proclaim Your might to them, and the other is that they will not suffer from my sin.

Why is it so easy to speak of Your love and the great things You have done for me in prison, but so hard for my family?

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 18

Mid-day: 119:25-32

Evening: Psalm 93

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Psalm 71:14-16

October 17, 2019

But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. With the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.

Lord, my prayer is that my conversations will be to tell of Your wondrous works and to praise You. Show me those instances where I am trying to glorify me, not You. Let all my day speak more of You and less of me.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 17

Mid-day: 119:17-24

Evening: Psalm 92

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Psalm 71:9-13

October 16, 2019

Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent. For my enemies speak concerning me; those who watch for my life consult together and say, "God has forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver him." O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me! May my accusers be put to shame and consumed; with scorn and disgrace may they be covered who seek my hurt.

I know that You will not cast me off for You are bringing me into the very prime of my walk with You. Now, in the last years of my life, You are using me to carry Your Name into dark places, Praise You, my Lord, and Master.

But there are those who seek to dissuade me from the course that You have set, those who mistake waiting and watching for weakness. Give me strength and patience to wait upon Your time and to advance in Your wisdom. Keep me in prayer before You, that resolution will come in Your time, not mine.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 16

Mid-day: 119:9-16

Evening: Psalm 91

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Psalm 71:4-8

October 15, 2019

Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man. For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth. Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother's womb. My praise is continually of you. I have been as a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge. My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.

You well know, far better than I, of those areas of family, ministry, and finances that are distracting me from You. Yet You have always been as the Shield of Patrick around me, in front and behind, on the right and the left, and above and below. How can I forget? Why do I forget? It is because I am so easily distracted from praising You. Fill me, Holy Spirit, with those words of praise and the Glory of the Lord all of my day.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 15

Mid-day: 119:1-8

Evening: Psalm 90

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Psalm 71:1-3

October 14, 2019

In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame! In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me! Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

You are my high place, the place of refuge, and protection from all the attacks of the evil one. You never fail, never sleep or slumber, are always at my side even when I ignore You and seek other gods. You are the gracious one, slow to anger and abounding in love and mercy, faithful even unto a thousand generations. You are my Lord and Master, in You is my delight.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 14

Mid-day: 119:169-176

Evening: Psalm 89

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Exodus 20:1-2, 15

October 13, 2019

And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. ... You shall not steal."

How many ways do I steal and not recognize it as theft? How about the times that I boast that I know a certain individual, that he is a good friend in the hope that a little of his notoriety will rub off on me? How many times do I shade and color a story just to make me appear more benevolent than I am? Countless schemes to improve John's standing in the community. Forgive me, Lord, and send Your Holy Spirit to excise that pride and self-adulation.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 13

Mid-day: 119:161-168

Evening: Psalm 88

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Psalm 119:84-85

October 12, 2019

How long must your servant endure? When will you judge those who persecute me? The insolent have dug pitfalls for me; they do not live according to your law.

Lord, I am the insolent who digs pitfalls for myself, I persecute me with falsehoods, I am the one who seeks to tear me from your warm embrace. And I am the one crying for comfort.

Lord, I need that Kingdom perspective to live in obedience to You in all things. Change my heart, oh God,/ make it ever true./ May I be like you.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 12

Mid-day: 119:153-160

Evening: Psalm 87

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Psalm 70:5

October 11, 2019

But I am poor and needy; hasten to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay!

You do hasten to my need; You cover me in my most desperate hours with love and grace. You fill me with Your joy and with Your peace. You hold back the evil one from besetting me and attempting to rob me of my communion with You. You are the God of all compassion and love.

Praise you, LORD.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 11

Mid-day: 119:145-152

Evening: Psalm 86

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Psalm 70:4

October 10, 2019

May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation say evermore, "God is great!"

You are indeed great, my God and Father, Your salvation is complete and without limit or measure. You excite and incite love in my soul, love for You, for Your creation and for all those who name You as Lord and Savior. I am overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of Your salvation and by Your great grace and mercy to me. May my paeans of joy reach to the very furthest parts of the universe.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 10

Mid-day: 119:137-144

Evening: Psalm 85

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Psalm 70:1-3

October 09, 2019

To the choirmaster. Of David, for the memorial offering. Make haste, O God, to deliver me! O LORD, make haste to help me! Let them be put to shame and confusion who seek my life! Let them be turned back and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt! Let them turn back because of their shame who say, "Aha, Aha!"

Lord, I can come to You, day or night, health or sickness, joy or sorrow, and You are there to comfort me and provide solace and solution when needed or to share in my elation and rejoice in my joy. You are my Savior and my Brother. Praise You, Lord.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 9

Mid-day: 119:129-136

Evening: Psalm 84

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Psalm 69:29-36

October 08, 2019

But I am afflicted and in pain; let your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. This will please the LORD more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive. For the LORD hears the needy and does not despise his own people who are prisoners. Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves in them. For God will save Zion and build up the cities of Judah, and people shall dwell there and possess it; the offspring of his servants shall inherit it, and those who love his name shall dwell in it.

Praise You, my Lord and my Master, for You are at my side through all trials and tribulations. I can come to You with thanksgiving and praise to make my prayers know to You, and You will not only provide the guidance needed, but You will fill my heart and mind with Your peace.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 8

Mid-day: 119:121-128

Evening: Psalm 83

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