Festival of Praise 2018
  Psalm 5:11 NIV

"But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you." I pray for complete trust in God's promise of protection.
Howard Ledford

  Psalm 90:12 HCSB

"Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts."
Jeremy Geerdes

  Isaiah 40:31, TRV "They that wait with, hope in and trust expectantly in the Lord will see Him renew their strength. They will catch the wind of the Spirit like an eagle does, soaring with Him. They will run and not grow weary...walk and not faint, because they are working in His power, not their own."
Tim Roehl
  Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Many years ago, my mom told me she had claimed that verse for me. It has again become a very precious promise to me.
Sandy Harris

  Zechariah 10:12 NIV

" 'I will strengthen them in the Lord and in his name they will walk,' declares the Lord."
Dora Wesche

  John 16:33  NKJV

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” 
Larry Carr

  Romans 5:5

I have treasured Romans 5:5 in the NKJV, but recently read that verse in the MESSAGE “ We can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit.” PTL 
Bonnie Doll

  Romans 8:26 "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."
Charles Crowder
  Romans 15:13 (NIV) "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."
Sharon Cox
  1 Corinthians 15:58 "Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
Dr. Robert Morris
  Eph 3:16-19 (NIV) "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
Dave McGaffey
  Eph. 4:32  "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." In the past six months I have been thinking a lot about being tenderhearted and Ezekiel’s word from the Lord: "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh" (Ezekiel 36:26). That’s my personal prayer for growth this year.
Renee Tuning
  Philippians 1:9-11 (ESV) "And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God."
Joel Baker
  Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭12-14‬ NLT “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony."
Shirley Roehl
  2 Timothy 4:5 "But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."
Timothy Curtiss
  Hebrews 10:23-24

"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." I’ve centered on various ones in the last few days looking for just the “right” one for this year and felt compelled to change it again just last night. This one is a solid choice, and speaks to this season of my life and the opportunities before me at this time.
Joy Boutakov