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Suffering - Overcoming The Storms of Life

Facing Trials and Tribulations in Life with God

Some Useful Scripture Texts for Prayer and Meditation/Reflection in Time of Suffering

Trial

Before, during and after trial in the most general sense of the term, whether personal or collective, due to the fault of others or of ourselves.

Old Testament

Exodus 3:1-22
1 Samuel 17:40-51
2 Samuel 22:1-51
1 Kings 3:4-15; 8:30-51 (2 Chronicles 6:21-39); 19:1-14
2 Kings 5:1-27
Tobit 3:11-17; 8:15-17; 11:14-15
Judith 16:1-17
Esther 4:17a-17z (Greek text)
1 Maccabees 2:49-70; 3:1-9
2 Maccabees 6:18-31; 7:1-42
Psalms 4; 6; 30-34; 39; 40; 42; 43; 46; 51; 61: 66: 77; 79; 80; 85; 86; 88; 90; 91; 94; 102; 107: 116: 118; 121; 123; 130; 136-138; 141
Song of Songs 2:8-14
Ecclesiastes 36:1-17; 51:1-12
Isaiah 9:1-6; 3 2:15- 20; 41:8-20; 43:1-5: 44:1-5; 46:1-4; 49:7-26; 52:13-53:12; 55:1-3
Baruch 1:15-3:8; 4:5-5:9
Ezekiel 16; 34; 36; 37
Daniel 3:8-24; 3:24a-90 (Greek text); 3:24-30; 6:17-29; 13
Joel 2:12-17
Jonah 2
Habakkuk 1:2-4; 1:12-2:3
Haggai 2:1-9

New Testament

Matthew 6:7-13,25-34; 7:7-11; 16:21-23; 20:20-23;28:1-8 - and parallel texts in the other Gospels
Mark 12:41-44
Acts 27:9-44
Romans 13:11-14
1 Corinthians 4:9-13
2 Corinthians 2:14-17; 4:7-18; 6:1-10; 12:7-10
Ephesians 6:10-18
Philippians 3
2 Timothy 2:1-13
Hebrews 10:32-39; 12:1-4
James 1:2-12
1 Peter 4:12-19
Revelation 6:9-11; 7:9-17

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