From Handbook to Prayer
The wolf will dwell with the lamb,
And the leopard will lie down with the goat,
And the calf and the lion and the yearling together,
And a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear;
Their young will lie down together,
And the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the hole of the cobra,
And the young child will put his hand into the viper’s hole.
They will neither harm nor destroy on all My holy mountain,
For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:6–9)
As the earth brings forth its sprouts
And as a garden causes that which is sown to spring up,
So the Lord God will make righteousness
And praise spring up before all nations. (Isaiah 61:11)
Pause to reflect upon these biblical affirmations.
By grace I have been saved through faith, and this not of myself; it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8–9)
I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in me will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)
Pause to offer your own expressions of thanksgiving.
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You,
Who walk in the light of Your presence, O Lord.
They rejoice in Your name all day long,
And they are exalted in Your righteousness. (Psalm 89:15–16)