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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

Forgiveness

When our trial demands forgiveness either from us or from God; when we know the joy of forgiveness---given to us or given by us.

Old Testament

Genesis 9:9-17; 18: 16-33; 45: 1-14; 50:15-21
Exodus 23:1-9; 32:7-14, 30-32
Deuteronomy 4:29-40; 6: 14-25; 7:7-16; 10:12-22; 30:1-20
1 Samuel 24:1-23; 26:1-25
2 Samuel 11: 1 12:13
1 Kings 8:20-53 (2 Chronicles 6:21-42)
2 Kings 5:1-27
Nehemiah 9
Tobit 3:1-6; 13:1-17
Esther 14:17a-17z (Greek)
Psalms 1; 6; 32, 36-37; 44; 51; 78; 80; 85; 90-91;95; 102-103; 106; 112; 116; 119; 130; 133; 138-139; 143
Proverbs 24:17-18
Wisdom 11: 15-12:27
Sirach 15:11-20; 17:15-32; 21:1-3; 27:30-28:7
Isaiah 1:10-20; 3:16-24; 4:2-5; 5:1-7; 6:6-7; 9:1-6; 11:1-5; 25:6-12; 30:19-26; 40:1-11; 41:17-20; 42:1-3;
Isaiah 43:22-25; 44:21-22; 47:1-15; 49:7-26; 50:1-3; 52:13-53:12; 54-55; 58:6-12; 59:1; 60-62
Jeremiah 3:1-5, 12-13; 7:21-28; 9:1-8, 12-15; 15:10-21; 31; 33:6-16
Baruch 1:15-3:8; 4:5-5:9
Ezekiel 16; 18; 20; 36; 37:1-14; 43:1-9; 47:1-12
Daniel 9:24
Hosea 2:8-25; 6:1-6; 11:7-9; 14:2-9
Joel 1:13-20; 2:12-17; 3:1-5; 4:18-21
Amos 2:6-16; 5:4-6, 14-15, 21-27; 8:11-12; 9:11-15
Jonah 3
Micah 4:1-8; 7:18-20
Zephaniah 2:1-3; 3:9-20
Haggai 2:1-9
Zechariah 8; 9:9-17; 12:10-13:3

New Testament

Matthew 5:21-26, 38:48; 7:1-5; 9:1-8; 18:15-18; 18:21-35; 22:34-40 - and parallel texts in the other Gospels
Luke 15:1-32; 19:1-10
John 8:1-11
Romans 12:3-21; 13:8-10; 14:1-15; 15:7-13
1 Corinthians 12; 13
Ephesians 4:1-6, 25-32
Philippians 2:1-11
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Titus 3:4-7
Philemon in its entirety
I Peter 3:8-12
1 John 1:9-11

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