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A Prayer for Protection at Night 

In the name of Adonai (pronounced ah-doh-noi; which means: Hebrew. a title of reverence for God, serving also as a substitute pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton. see
the God of Israel:
May the angel Michael be at my right,
and the angel Gabriel be at my left;
and in front of me the angel Uriel,
and behind me the angel Raphael…
and above my head
the Sh'khinah (Divine Presence). Amen.
Bedtime Prayers

Bedtime Prayers ==>> Who Closes My Eyes…: A Blessing at Bedtime

Praised are You,
Adonai, our God,
Ruler of the universe,
who closes my eyes in sleep,
my eyelids in slumber.

May it be Your will,
My God and the God of my ancestors,
to lie me down in peace
and then to raise me up in peace.

Let no disturbing thoughts upset me,
no evil dreams nor troubling fantasies.

May my bed be complete and whole
in Your sight.

Grant me light
so that I do not sleep the sleep of death,
for it is You who illumines and enlightens.

Praised are You,
whose majesty gives light to the universe.

The Sh'ma Itself
(Deuteronomy 6: 4-9)

(God is a Faithful Ruler)
Hear, O Israel, Adonai, our God, Adonai, is One.
Blessed be the name of his glorious majesty forever and ever.

You shall love Adonai your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall speak of them when you are sitting at home and when you go on a journey, when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be frontlets between your eyes. You shall inscribe them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Hashkivenu: "Lie Us Down…"

Lie us down,
Adonai our God,
in peace;
and raise us up again,
our Ruler,
in life.

Spread over us Your Sukkah of peace,
direct us with Your good counsel,
and save us for Your own Name's sake.

Shield us;
remove from us 
every enemy, pestilence, sword, famine, and sorrow.

Remove all adversaries 
from before us and from behind us,
and shelter us in the shadow of Your wings.

For You are our
guarding and saving God,
yes, a gracious and compassionate God and King.

Guard our going out
and our coming in
for life and peace,
now and always!

A Prayer for Protection at Night 

In the name of Adonai
the God of Israel:
May the angel Michael be at my right,
and the angel Gabriel be at my left;
and in front of me the angel Uriel,
and behind me the angel Raphael…
and above my head
the Sh'khinah (Divine Presence). Amen.
Bedtime Prayers

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The Chaplet of St. Michael, the Archangel ==>> The Chaplet of St. Michael is a wonderful way to honor this great Archangel along with the other nine Choirs of Angels. What do we mean by Choirs? It seems that God has created various orders of Angels. Sacred Scripture distinguishes nine such groupings: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels and Angels (Isa. 6:2; Gen. 3:24; Col. 1:16; Eph. 1:21; Rom. 8:38). There may be more groupings but these are the only ones that have been revealed to us. The Seraphim is believed to be the highest Choir, the most intimately united to God, while the Angelic Choir is the lowest. 

The history of this Chaplet goes back to a devout Servant of God, Antonia d'Astonac, who had a vision of St. Michael. He told Antonia to honor him by nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels. St. Michael promised that whoever would practice this devotion in his honor would have, when approaching Holy Communion, an escort of nine angels chosen from each of the nine Choirs. In addition, for those who would recite the Chaplet daily, he promised his continual assistance and that of all the holy angels during life.

O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, etc. 
[Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels] 
1 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen. 
2 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen. 
3 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen. 
4 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Dominations may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen. 
5 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen. 
6 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen. 
7 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with the true spirit of obedience. Amen. 
8 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may obtain the glory of Heaven. Amen. 
9 By the intersession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven. Amen. 
Say one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and our Guardian Angel. 
Concluding prayers: 
O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully each day. 
Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises. 
Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask you, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence. This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. 
The Chaplet of St. Michael

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Eyes ==>> Tobit 11:14-15 
Blessed be God, and blessed be his great name, and blessed be all his holy angels. May his holy name be blessed throughout all the ages. Though he afflicted me, he has had mercy upon me. Now I see! Amen! 
This prayer was prayed after Tobit's sight was restored by the Archangel, Raphael.


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Archangel Raphael in the Book of Tobit

Tobit 1:1

I am Tobit and this is the story of my life. My father was Tobiel, my grandfather was Ananiel, and my great-grandfather was Aduel. Aduel's father was Gabael; his grandfather was Raphael; and his great-grandfather was Raguel, who belonged to the clan of Asiel, a part of the tribe of Naphtali.

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Tobit 3:17

and sent his angel Raphael to help them. He was sent to remove the white film from Tobit's eyes, so that he could see again, and to arrange a marriage between Sarah and Tobit's son Tobias, who, as her cousin, had the right to marry her. Raphael was also ordered to expel the demon Asmodeus from Sarah. At the very moment that Tobit went back into his house from the courtyard, Sarah, in her house in Ecbatana, was coming downstairs.

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Tobit 5:4

Tobias Meets Raphael ] Tobias then went out to look for someone who knew the way to Media and would travel with him. Almost as soon as he left the house, he found himself face-to-face with Raphael. Tobias did not know that Raphael was an angel of God,

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Tobit 5:5

so he asked him where he was from. I am an Israelite, Raphael answered, one of your distant relatives, and I have come here to Nineveh to find work. Do you know the way to Media? Tobias asked.

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Tobit 5:6

Yes, I do, Raphael replied. I have been there many times, and I know all the roads well. I used to stay with our relative Gabael, who lives there in the town of Rages. It takes at least two days to travel there from Ecbatana, the capital city, because Rages is up in the mountains.

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Tobit 5:7

Then Tobias said to Raphael, Wait here for me, my friend, while I go in and tell my father. I would like for you to travel with me, and I will pay you for the journey.

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Tobit 5:8

All right, Raphael said, I'll wait, but don't take too long.

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Tobit 5:9

Tobias went in and told his father, I have found an Israelite to travel with me. Call the man in, Tobit replied. I would like to know what family and tribe he belongs to, and whether he is a reliable traveling companion for you. [ Tobit Meets Raphael ] So Tobias went out and called to Raphael, My father would like to meet you. When Raphael came in, Tobit greeted him first. Then Raphael returned the greeting, I hope all is well with you. But Tobit replied, How can all be well with me? I'm blind and can't see a thing. It's like being dead and no longer able to see the light. I might as well be dead! I can hear people talking, but I can't see them. Cheer up! Raphael said to him. God is going to cure you soon, so don't worry! Tobit then said, My son Tobias wants to go to Media. Can you go with him and show him the way? I will pay you, of course. Raphael replied, Certainly I can go with him. I have traveled there many times and I know all the roads in the mountains and on the plains.

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Tobit 5:11

But Raphael asked, Why do you need to know that? Tell me the truth, said Tobit. What is your name, and who are you?

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Tobit 5:12

Raphael replied, My name is Azarias, and I am the son of the older Ananias, one of your relatives.

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Tobit 5:16

I will go with him, Raphael said. And don't worry; we will get there and back safely. The roads are not dangerous. God be with you! Tobit replied. Then he called Tobias and said to him, Son, get everything ready that you need for the journey, so that the two of you can be on your way. May God and his angel watch over you both and bring you back to me safe and sound. Before leaving for Media, Tobias kissed his father and mother good-bye. Tobit said again, Have a safe journey!

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Tobit 6:10

Raphael said, Tobias, my friend. Yes, what is it? Tobias asked. Raphael continued, Tonight we will stay at the home of your relative Raguel. He has only one child, a daughter named Sarah,

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Tobit 6:13

Tobias then said to Raphael, Azarias, my friend, I have already heard about Sarah's seven former husbands, and how each one dropped dead on his wedding night, even before he could get to bed.

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Tobit 6:17

so that the odor will spread throughout the room. When the demon smells it, he will leave and never come near Sarah again. But before you consummate the marriage, both of you must get up and pray for the Lord in heaven to be merciful to you and to protect you. Don't be afraid. Sarah was meant to be yours from the beginning of creation. You will rescue her from the demon, and she will go with you to your home. You and Sarah will have many children, whom you will love very much. So don't worry! Tobias listened very carefully to what Raphael had to say. He knew that Sarah was a relative on his father's side of the family. He began to fall in love with her and looked forward to marrying her.

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Tobit 7:1

At Raguel's House ] When Tobias and the angel Raphael had entered the city of Ecbatana, Tobias said, Azarias, my friend, take me to see Raguel as quickly as you can. The angel brought him to Raguel's house, where they found him sitting at the entrance to his courtyard. Raphael and Tobias greeted him first; then he replied, Come in, my friends. You are welcome in my home. Raguel brought them into his house

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Tobit 7:3

Edna asked them, Where do you come from? We are Israelites of the tribe of Naphtali, Tobias and Raphael answered, but we are now living in exile in the city of Nineveh in Assyria.

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Tobit 7:8

His wife Edna and his daughter Sarah also wept for Tobit. Raguel gave Tobias and Raphael a warm welcome and had one of his rams slaughtered. After the guests had bathed and were about to sit down to eat, Tobias said to Raphael, Azarias, my friend, when are you going to ask Raguel to let me marry Sarah?

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Tobit 8:2

He remembered Raphael's instructions, so he took the fish's liver and heart out of the bag where he had been keeping them. Then he placed them on the burning incense.

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Tobit 8:3

The smell drove the demon away from them, and he fled to Egypt. Raphael chased after him and caught him there. At once he bound him hand and foot.

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Tobit 9:1

The Journey to Rages ] Then Tobias called Raphael and said to him,

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Tobit 9:5

So Raphael and the four servants went to Rages in Media, where they stayed at Gabael's house. Raphael gave him the signed document and told him that Tobit's son Tobias had recently married, and that Gabael was invited to the wedding feast. At once Gabael counted out the bags of money, which were still sealed, and they loaded them on the camels.

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Tobit 9:6

Very early the next morning, they set out for the wedding feast. When Raphael and Gabael came to Raguel's house, they found Tobias at dinner. Tobias immediately got up and greeted Gabael. With tears in his eyes Gabael returned the greeting and added, You are just like your honest and generous father. May the Lord in heaven bless you and your wife, your mother-in-law, and your father. Praise God! He has let me live to see my cousin Tobias, who looks so much like his father.

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Tobit 11:2

Raphael said, Tobias, you know the condition your father was in when we left him.

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Tobit 11:7

Before they reached Tobit, Raphael said to Tobias, Your father will be able to see again.

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Tobit 12:1

The Angel Raphael ] When the wedding feast was over, Tobit called his son Tobias and said to him, Son, be sure to pay your traveling companion, and don't forget to give him a bonus.

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Tobit 12:5

Tobias then called Raphael and said to him, Here is half of what you helped me bring back. You have earned it; have a safe journey home.

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Tobit 12:6

Then Raphael called the two men aside and said to them, Praise God and tell everyone about the good things he has done for you, so that they too will honor him and sing his praises. Let everyone know what God has done. Never stop praising him.

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Tobit 12:15

I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand in the glorious presence of the Lord, ready to serve him.

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Tobit 12:17

But Raphael said to them, Don't be afraid; everything is all right. Always remember to praise God.

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Tobit 12:21

Then Raphael disappeared into the sky. Tobit and Tobias stood up, but they could no longer see him.

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Tobit 12:22

They began to sing hymns of praise, giving thanks for all the mighty deeds God had done while his angel Raphael had been with them.

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Organic Foods

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You must be very sensitive to chemicals in order to receive this card.  Archangel Raphael is recommending that you consume organic foods to eliminate and reduce harmful pesticides from your body.  Most likely, you’ve been getting feelings or thoughts in this direction already, and this card is additional validation that you’re hearing your Divine Guidance accurately.

Although these all-natural products may cost more, they’re actually economical investments in your long-term health.  Studies show that organic produce contains more vitamins and minerals.  From a spiritual standpoint, organic produce is generally raised with loving energy on small and local farms.  The increased energy that comes from eating a chemical-free diet is a valuable benefit that pays dividends in may ways.

Possible Specific Meanings: Start an organic garden • It’s time to replace junk food with whole foods • Use eco-friendly cleaning products • Use organic personal-care items (such as feminine products, makeup, shampoo, and so on)

My Prayer: Dear Archangel Raphael, thank you for supporting my desire to consume and use organic products. 



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Thank you for answering all

our prayers in your perfect way,

with your perfect timing.



Bible flashcard# 1092

1 John 1:9 The Voice (VOICE) 9 But if we own up to our sins, God shows that He is faithful and just by forgiving us of our sins and purifying us from the pollution of all the bad things we have done.


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Comfort Scripture #20

Isaiah 25:6-8 The Voice (VOICE)

6 The Eternal, Commander of heavenly armies, is preparing a feast,

a feast for everyone on this mystical mountain

With aged wine and good food, the finest wine and choicest meat.

7 And God will swallow up the oppression that weighs us down.

He will take away the heavy shroud

that is draped over all peoples of the world.

8 God will swallow up death forever.

The Lord, the Eternal, will wipe away the tears from each and every face

And deflect the scorn and shame His people endure from the whole world,

for the Eternal determined that it should be so.

The Voice (VOICE)


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Jeremiah 31:15-22 The Voice (VOICE)

15 Eternal One: A voice rises from Ramah-

mourning and bitter weeping are heard day and night.

The voice is Rachel’s; she’s weeping for her children.

She will not be comforted,

for her children are no more.[a]


The setting is Ramah, a village a few miles north of Jerusalem, where exiles are assembled before the long march to Babylon. Later the prophet himself will spend time in this refugee camp awaiting his own exile (40:1). For now, he paints the picture of Rachel, one of the matriarchs of this nation, weeping for her children as they head off into captivity.

16 But listen to what the Eternal says:

Eternal One: Do not weep, Rachel-wipe the tears from your eyes-

for I promise I will reward you for what you have done.

Your children will return from this exile;

they will come back home from this enemy land.

17There is hope for your future, I promise.

Your children will come home to their own land.

18I have heard the cries of Ephraim, groaning, “You have disciplined me.

I was like an unruly calf, but You disciplined me.

Bring me back, so I can return home,

for You are my God, the Eternal.

19After I had turned away from You, I repented.

I turned back toward You when I understood what I had done;

I slapped my thigh in shame and regret

for the disgraceful things I did when I was young.”

20So I, the Eternal One, asked:

“Is this not Ephraim, My beloved son, My darling child?

As often as I speak against him, I have never forgotten him.

Even now, My heart longs for him;

I will surely show him mercy!”

21Set up markers along the road;

put up guideposts so you can find your way home.

Pay attention to the highway, the road you take into exile.

Return by the same way, My virgin Israel;

return to your cities and villages.

22How long will you drift this way and that,

My renegade daughter?

Take heart-for now the Eternal will do a new thing on the earth:

a woman will surround a man.[b]


[a] 31:15 Matthew 2:18 [b] 31:22 Meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.

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Prayer Of Protection Over You And Your Family ==>>

Prayer Of Protection Over You And Your Family

Abba Father, I declare that in all things, You are my strength and my shield. You alone are my family’s unshakable refuge and fortress. I thank You that we can trust You to protect us from all harm. Today, I believe that no evil will befall us and that no plague will come near our dwelling. I declare that as Your Word has promised, my family and I will be far from oppression and terror, for it will not come near us. Thank You that we can live life bold and unafraid, for we know You are lovingly and tirelessly watching over us. Because of what Your Son, Jesus, has done for us at the cross, my family and I are under an open heaven of favor, protection, and blessings today. Amen.

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.

Psalm 28:7

No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling…

Psalm 91:10

In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.

Isaiah 54:14

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Prayer Of Protection From Diseases ==>>

Prayer Of Protection From Diseases

Abba Father, thank You that in Christ Jesus, we are blessed. Your Word says that He has redeemed us from every curse, which includes the curse of sickness and disease. Today, I ask and trust You to keep and protect every member of my household from viruses, pestilences, and plagues. I thank You that none of these things can prevail against us. I believe that regardless of what we see and hear about in the world, it is You who keep our bodies healthy, resilient, and full of divine life. Thank You, Father, that we can fully rest in Jesus’ perfect, finished work and in Your unfailing love for us today. Amen.

Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.

Psalm 91:3 NIV

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us…

Galatians 3:13

And the Lord will protect you from all sickness. He will not let you suffer

from the terrible diseases you knew in Egypt,

but he will inflict them on all your enemies!

Deuteronomy 7:15 NLT

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Prayer Of Protection From Accidents And Mishaps ==>>

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Prayer Of Protection From Accidents And Mishaps

Abba Father, thank You that as my family and I go about our daily lives, we can rest, assured of Your protection over our lives. We look to You to keep us safe from all kinds of accidents, mishaps, and events that may harm us. We ask you to put a hedge of protection around us and we thank You that You are constantly watching over us, placing us at the right place at the right time with the right people. I declare that even if a thousand fall at our side, and ten thousand at our right hand, we shall be protected from every evil. Truly, as Your Word declares, no weapon formed against us shall prosper. Thank You, Father, for going ahead of us today and keeping us safe and secure in your hands! Amen.

A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.

Psalm 91:7

The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever…

Psalm 121:7-8 NLT


No weapon formed against you shall prosper…

Isaiah 54:17


You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.

Psalm 139:5 NLT

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“Abba, I abandon myself into your hands…

In your love for me do as you will…

Whatever that may prove to be I am thankful…

I am ready for all, I accept all…

Let only your will be done in me,

as in all your creatures,

and I will ask for nothing else.

Into your hands I commend my whole being…

I give you my self with the love of my heart…

For I love you, my God, and so I need to give…

to surrender myself into your hands…

with a trust beyond measure…

For you are my faithful Creator…



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Galatians 4:6 Amplified Bible (AMP) 6 And because you [really] are [His] sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out, [a]”Abba! Father!”


[a] Galatians 4:6 An Aramaic word used by small children when informally addressing their fathers.


angelicwords for spiritual warfare

Heavenly Father, in the Name of Your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, I denounce satan and all his works, all forms of witchcraft, the use of divination, the practice of sorcery, dealing with mediums, channeling with spirit guides, the ouija board, angel boards, astrology, reiki, hynosis, automatic writing, numerology, all types of fortune telling, palm readings, levitation, and anything associated with the occult or satan. I denounce all of them from my beautiful and beloved family and I, I denounce them in the NAME OF JESUS! In the Name of the One Who came in the flesh, and by the power of His cross, His blood and His resurrection, I break their hold over my life. 

I confess all these sins before You and ask You to cleanse and forgive me. I ask You Lord Jesus to enter my heart and create in me the kind of person You have intended me to be. I ask You to send forth the gifts of Your Holy Spirit to baptize me, just as You baptized Your disciples on the day of Pentecost. 

I thank you heavenly Father for strengthening my inner spirit with the power of Your Holy Spirit, so that Christ may dwell in my heart. Through faith, rooted and grounded in love, may I be able to comprehend with all the saints, the breadth, length, height, and depth of Jesus' love which surpasses all knowledge. In the Name of Jesus, amen. 

Dear Lord Jesus, please save me! I believe you are God's only begotten Son! I am sorry for my sins. Please forgive me. Fill my heart with your love so that I may radiate your love everywhere I go. I dedicate my life to you and ask to be your loyal and faithful servant. I believe you are my Lord and Savior. Come, Holy Spirit, please come. Come, Lord Jesus, come! Amen.


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Drug Abuse Bible Help ==>> Proverbs 14:12 

12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. 
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Drug Abuse Bible Help ==>> 2 Peter 2:19

19 They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity – for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him. 
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Drug Abuse Bible Help ==>> Romans 13:13,14

13Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 
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Revelation 22 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Perfect Life

22 Then the angel showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb (Christ), 2 in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 There will no longer exist anything that is cursed [because sin and illness and death are gone]; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve and worship Him [with great awe and joy and loving devotion]; 4 they will [be privileged to] see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. 5 And there will no longer be night; they have no need for lamplight or sunlight, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign [as kings] forever and ever.

You Are Invited to be Blessed

6 Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent His angel [as a representative] to show His bond-servants the things that must soon take place.

7 “And behold, I am coming quickly. [a]Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) is the one who heeds and takes to heart and remembers the words of the prophecy [that is, the predictions, consolations, and warnings] contained in this book (scroll).”

8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 But he said to me, “Do not do that. I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets and with those who heed and remember [the truths contained in] the words of this book. Worship God.”

10 And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time [of their fulfillment] is [b]near. 11 Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy (vile, impure), still be filthy; and the one who is righteous (just, upright), still be righteous; and the one who is holy, still be holy.”

12 “Behold, I (Jesus) am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, [c]to give to each one [d]according to the merit of his deeds (earthly works, faithfulness). 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End [the Eternal One].”

14 [e]Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) are those who wash their robes [in the blood of Christ by believing and trusting in Him—the righteous who do His commandments], so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs [the godless, the impure, those of low moral character] and the sorcerers [with their intoxicating drugs, and magic arts], and the immoral persons [the perverted, the molesters, and the adulterers], and the murderers, and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying (deception, cheating).

The Final Invitation

16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you and to give you assurance of these things for the churches. I am the Root (the Source, the Life) and the Offspring of David, the radiant and bright Morning Star.”

17 The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, believers) say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take and drink the water of life without cost.

18 I testify and warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book [its predictions, consolations, and admonitions]: if anyone adds [anything] to them, God will add to him the plagues (afflictions, calamities) which are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from or distorts the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away [from that one] his share from the tree of life and from the holy city (new Jerusalem), which are written in this book.

20 He who testifies and affirms these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

21 The grace of the Lord Jesus (the Christ, the Messiah) be with all [the saints—all believers, those set apart for God]. Amen.


  1. Revelation 22:7 This is the sixth of the seven promised blessings. See note 1:3.
  2. Revelation 22:10 While Daniel was instructed to seal his prophecy, John was now told to reveal his (see Dan 12:4).
  3. Revelation 22:12 I.e. the final judgment for the believer will occur when he stands before Christ to have his fidelity and service judged, and the appropriate reward determined.
  4. Revelation 22:12 Lit as his work is.
  5. Revelation 22:14 This is the seventh and last of the promised blessings. See note 1:3.

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Galatians 5:16-24 Amplified Bible (AMP)

16 But I say, walk habitually in the [Holy] Spirit [seek Him and be responsive to His guidance], and then you will certainly not carry out the desire of the [a]sinful nature [which responds impulsively without regard for God and His precepts]. 17 For the sinful nature has its desire which is opposed to the Spirit, and the [desire of the] Spirit opposes the [b]sinful nature; for these [two, the sinful nature and the Spirit] are in direct opposition to each other [continually in conflict], so that you [as believers] do not [always] do whatever [good things] you want to do.18 But if you are guided and led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the Law. 19 Now the practices of the [c]sinful nature are clearly evident: they are sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality (total irresponsibility, lack of self-control), 20 [d]idolatry, [e]sorcery, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions [that promote heresies], 21 envy, drunkenness, riotous behavior, and other things like these. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the [f]sinful nature together with its passions and appetites.


  1. Galatians 5:16 Lit flesh.
  2. Galatians 5:17 Lit flesh.
  3. Galatians 5:19 Lit flesh.
  4. Galatians 5:20 Including prostitution, which was often part of pagan ritual.
  5. Galatians 5:20 Including such things as occult practices, witchcraft, worship of evil powers, drug-induced trances.
  6. Galatians 5:24 Lit flesh.


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guidance from the angels

your messages from heaven

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question: Lord, I likely need some therapy please and thank you!

Dear Lord,
We pray these angel cards
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to help this beloved friend.
Thank you for answering all
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Archangel Michael Oracle Cards


My Prayer: Please help me clearly hear, see, feel, and know the Divine guidance that I have asked and prayed for. Allow me to keep my ego out of the way so your wisdom can come streaming through me… for my own benefit and for those around me.
Archangel Michael knows that you’re feeling uncertain or confused, so he’s sending this card to you as verification that you are hearing him accurately through your thoughts, ideas, and feelings. You’ve recently felt the urge to take action but may have hesitated for fear of making the wrong move. This card confirms that it’s safe to move forward with those changes.
Possible specific meanings: Your new idea is the answer to your prayer, so act upon it … The feelings you’ve been receiving are valid … If you’re not trusting a person or situation, pay attention to those feelings … You’re being led by inner guidance – even if you can’t see where it’s taking you, follow it anyway

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guidance from the angels

your messages from heaven

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question: clear me and my beautiful and beloved of the hatred on this farm. shield us from any future hatred. i pray for this in all directions and dimensions of time and space and energy. forever and ever. in Jesus Name amen.

Dear Lord,
We pray these angel cards
contain answers from You, Lord Yeshua,
to help this beloved friend.
Thank you for answering all
our prayers in your perfect way,
with your perfect timing.

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I am delivered from the power of darkness and translated into God’s kingdom (Colossians 1:13).



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Women in the Bible



Ruth and Naomi, loyal women

Ruth is a short version of ‘retut’, ‘lovely friendRuth and mother-in-law Naomi by Sandy Freckleton Gagon. Gagon says, “My desire is to serve the Lord through my paintings.” Courtesy of Sandy Freckleton Gagon.’.
Naomi means ‘pleasant’, but the name she called herself later was Mara, meaning ‘bitter’.
Boaz means ‘powerful’ or ‘strong’.
Mahlon and Chilion mean ‘sickness’ and ‘used up’.
Orpah means ‘back of the neck’; she turned her back on Naomi.
Elimelech means ‘my God is king’.

Main themes of the story

  • Friendship: Ruth was poor and a foreigner, but she listened to the advice of an older, wiser woman. In turn, Naomi was rewarded by Ruth’s unfaltering loyalty. The message? Courage and ingenuity triumph over misfortune.
  • ruth_orange_238Family:  The story of Ruth celebrates the family and the way it continues through many generations. Ruth, a childless widow at the beginning of the story, became the great-grandmother of Israel’s great king, David.
  • God’s plan: The story of Naomi’s family and the way it endured is a universal theme. Even Ruth, a foreigner from the despised Moabites, could move God’s plan towards fulfillment.

Ruth has special significance for Christians:
Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus (Matthew 1:2-17) lists four women. Ruth is one of them.

The story has four episodes

1 Naomi and Ruth go to Bethlehem (see the Bible text at Ruth 1  – the anguish of losing someone you love
Naomi and Ruth suffered terrible misfortune: the men in their family, including both their husbands, died. Marooned in Moab, the older woman Naomi decided to return to her home in Bethlehem. Ruth, though a Moabite herself, decided to go with her. Gleaning in the fields at harvest timeShe pledged her loyalty to Naomi and they set out on the long journey, arriving in time for the barley harvest.

2 Ruth meets Boaz – Ruth 2 – the love story
Soon after, Ruth met Boaz, a rich land-owner and relative of Naomi. It seems to have been love at first sight for him, and he ordered that Ruth be well treated when she worked in his fields. The older woman Naomi saw immediately what had happened, and encouraged Ruth to continue working in Boaz’s fields.

3 Ruth proposes marriage to Boaz – Ruth 3 – ribald peasant humour
Shrewdly, Naomi advised the young woman how to catch her man. Ruth approached Boaz during the night, at the threshing floor, and the text obliquely suggests that there may have been some sexual hanky-panky. The next morning, Ruth suggested that they marry, reminding Boaz of his obligation to her as her nearest male kin. Boaz promised to do all he could.

4 Ruth and Boaz marry – Ruth 4 – the happy ending
Naomi’s plan succeeded. Boaz proved as good as his word, and he and Ruth were married. She had a son called Obed, and Naomi cared for the child, who would grow up to be the grandfather of King David.

BIBLE WOMEN: RUTH: Migrants Arriving in Sydney - 1966, David Moore

Naomi and Ruth go to Bethlehem

Book of Ruth, Chapter 1

Naomi was an Israelite woman who, during a famine, had gone with her family to live in the country of Moab. When her husband and two sons died, she decided to return to her home town, Bethlehem. She had two daughters-in-law, Ruth and Orpah. All three women were widows.

Ruth was from Moab, east of the Jordan; Naomi was from Bethlehem, south of JerusalemIt would be interesting to know why all three died; it’s unusual for all the men in a family to die at more or less the same time. But it’s not really important to the story, so the Bible leaves it out. What is important is that their death leaves Naomi, Ruth and Orpah at the mercy of a predatory society. Unlike women in modern society, they could not seek a widow’s pension. They had to find a refuge, or starve. With a husband, Ruth’s life was more or less in balance; with the death of the three men, this balance was upset.

To complicate things, Ruth and Orpah were Moabite women, not Israelites. The Moabite people were traditional enemies of the Israelites. There was frequent warfare between the two groups. According to the Israelite belief, Moabites came from the act of incest between Lot and his older daughter (Genesis 19:30-38), and so the whole nation was tainted and inferior. The 1960’s movie RUTH shows this well, though it can’t resist throwing in some Hollywood touches to the story.

Naomi assumed that Ruth and Orpah would not want to return to Bethlehem with her, even though the women respected and loved each other.

One of them, Orpah, decided to return to her people and the Moabite way of life, but Ruth could not be persuaded. She had shared loneliness, anxiety and grief with Naomi, and now that the older woman was completely alone, Ruth would stand by her and return to Bethlehem.

This part of the story contains Ruth’s famous speech of loyalty to her mother-in-lawRead Ruth 1:16-17

Painting of an older and a younger woman‘But Ruth said,
“Do not press me to leave you
or to turn back from following you!
Where you go, I will go;
Where you lodge, I will lodge;
Your people shall be my people and your God my God.
Where you die, I will die
There I will be buried.
May the Lord do thus and so to me
And more as well
If even death parts me from you!”’

So the two women returned to Bethlehem in time for the autumn harvest of barley.

Read Ruth 1:1-22

Ruth meets Boaz

Read Ruth Chapter 2

Now although Naomi was destitute, she has good family connections. Furthermore, both she and Ruth were women of initiative. They did not believe in sitting down and letting events simply happen. Women took an active part in all stages of food production – see Bible Archaeology: Work, and Ruth decided she would help to glean the barley in the fields, to feed herself and Naomi and to get a store of grain for winter.

Ruth meets Boaz, drawing by Edward Burne-JonesGleaning was a common practice in ancient Israel. It was a form of charity for the disadvantaged in society (see Leviticus 23:22 and Deuteronomy 24:19). Recognized groups of the poor, such as widows, orphans and foreigners, could walk behind the harvesters, picking up what was left. This is what Ruth did.

‘Now Naomi had a kinsman on her husband’s side, a prominent rich man, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi “Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain, behind someone in whose sight I may find favor”. She said to her “Go, my daughter”. So she went. She came and gleaned in the field behind the reapers. As it happened, she came to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech. Just then Boaz came from Bethlehem.’
Read Ruth 2:1-7

Ruth 2:3 says that ‘as it happened’ Ruth went to the field of Naomi’s rich relative, Boaz. This phrase is often used in the Bible to suggest that God is setting the scene for something significant. It also implied, with a touch of Jewish humour, that Naomi and the people of Bethlehem saw a good match for Ruth and edged her into meeting Boaz.

Ruth in the fields, Merle Hugues, 1876Naomi knew that Ruth was beautiful and respected, and she knew that a rich husband for Ruth would solve all their problems. Boaz was the ideal choice. He was available, childless, well respected and rich. He was also a relative of Naomi’s through her husband’s family, so he had a legal obligation to help Naomi. Boaz was second in line to the position of go’el in Naomi’s, and therefore Ruth’s, family.

In English, the word go’el is often translated as ‘nearest kin’, but in ancient Judah it meant much more than that. A go’el was a close male relative with the duty of looking after a family when the male head of the family was absent. In earlier times, the go’el of the family was expected to marry the widow of an Israelite man if she wished it (Deuteronomy 25). Ruth, who may not have understood the niceties of Israelite law, called Boaz go’el.
Read Ruth 2:8-23


Love was in the air…

By great good luck, Boaz seems to have been smitten from the outset. He went to great lengths to get extra grain for Ruth, to protect her from young men who might harass her, and to see that she was properly fed.

‘At mealtime Boaz said to her “Come here, and eEars of ripe barleyat some of this bread, and dip your morsel in the sour wine”.
So she sat beside the reapers, and he heaped up for her some parched grain. She ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over.’

Of course, the point of the story is that it was not just love or luck, but God who nudged them into their destiny.


Ruth proposes marriage to Boaz

Book of Ruth Chapter 3

Fayum portrait of an older woman, EgyptThis part of the story took place at the threshing floor, at a golden time of the year when the harvest had been brought in and the weather was still warm. Love was in the air, with the fertility of Nature reflected in the lives of the characters.

Naomi was a shrewd older woman who had seen a lot of life, and she now devised a plan to prod Boaz into proposing to Ruth. She knew men, and she gave Ruth specific instructions on everything she must do.

Fortunately, Ruth had the good sense to heed the older woman.
She perfumed herself, dressed in her most becoming clothes – (see Clothing and Housing in the Bible for the type of clothes she might have worn) and waited until Boaz had eaten a good meal – both women knew a man with a full stomach was easier to handle. When Boaz finally lay down to sleep, Ruth approached him where he lay on the threshing floor – someone always slept there at night until the grain was removed, to guard against thieves.

Read Ruth 3:1-18

‘When Boaz had eaten and drunk, and he was in a contented mood, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. Then she came stealthily and uncovered his feet, and lay down.’

This action would seem strange unless you knew that in ancient times ‘foot’ was a euphemism for the male genital organ, as ‘sandal’ was for the female organ.

BIBLE WOMEN: RUTH: An ancient threshing floorThreshing floors at harvest time were often the scene of sexual shenanigans, what the old Irish priests used to rail against as ‘fockin’ in the fields’, a time for license forbidden at other times.

Lying beside Boaz, Ruth suggested that he, as the go-el of Naomi’s family, should ‘cover her with his blanket’, a euphemism for marriage. She had the right to demand marriage of the go-el of her family, so that she could have the children that Israelite women longed for. Boaz happily agreed, but pointed out to her that there was another man who had that right, a closer relative even than himself. Boaz had to square matters with him before he could marry Ruth. He seems to have been at pains to do everything correctly, so that there could be no question about the legality of the marriage.

Ruth stayed beside Boaz until morning, stealing away before first light to return to Naomi, who pounced on her and demanded to know how things had gone, and whether the plan had worked. Was Ruth to be married or single? The two women waited impatiently to see how events would unfold.

The marriage of Ruth and Boaz

Book of Ruth Chapter 4

The Bride, Frederick GoodallOf course, the villagers were well aware of what was happening, as people in small towns usually are. When Boaz went next morning to the meeting place at the gate of the town, he was met almost immediately by the official go-el of Naomi’s family – and probably by a good many interested onlookers as well.

Some complicated negotiation went on regarding a small parcel of land that Naomi either owned outright or had put up for sale at some previous time, but this was just a formality. The outcome of this story was never in doubt.

‘So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife.

When they came together, the Lord made her conceive, and she bore a son. Then the women said to Naomi “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without next of kin. May his name be renowned in Israel! He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourishment for your old age. For your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has borne him”.

Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her bosom, and became his nurse.’
Read Ruth 4:1-22
Ruth and Boaz were married, and she had a son, Obed. Eventually, Ruth would be the great-grandmother of King David.

In the ancient world, women hunched over a hole hollowed in the ground, standing on bricks or stones placed at either side. They gave birth in a squatting position, with relatives and friends taking turns to support them under the arms.  See Childbirth in ancient times.

The marriage of Ruth and Boaz created a family with a good chance of success, because
– Naomi was shrewd, courageous and persevering
– Ruth was intelligent, strong, loyal and level-headed
– Boaz was a good manager of people, and not afraid to get his hands dirty.

The full Bible text of the Book of Ruth is available here.

The Story of Ruth, Thomas Matthews Rooke, 1876

The Story of Ruth, Thomas Matthews Rooke, 1876


For a short version of the story of Ruth, go to Bible Men and Women: Ruth

Try Bible Study Activities for interesting ways of delving into this story.

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Psalm 91


8 You will only look with your eyes,
    and see the recompense of the wicked.