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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

Adversaries

When our suffering comes from people who act as enemies, traitors, persecutors.

Old Testament

1 Samuel 17:40-51
2 Samuel 11:1-12:7
1 Kings 19:1-14
Tobit 3:1-6
Judith 9:1-14; 13:4-5
Esther 4:17a-17z (in the Greek)
2 Maccabees 6:18-31; 7:1-42
Psalms 3; 5; 7; 9-14; 17; 18; 21; 22; 25-28; 31; 35-38; 41; 52-59; 62-64; 69-71; 73; 83; 101; 109; 120; 140; 142-144
Wisdom 1-3; 5
Ecclesiastes 12:8-18; 22:19-26; 28:13-26; 37:1-6 Isaiah 14:3-21
Jeremiah 1:17-19; 11:20; 12:1-3; 15:15b-18; 17:14-18; 18:18-23; 20:7-18
Ezekiel 2:1-3:11; 34
Daniel 13

New Testament

Matthew 5:1-12; 10:17-25; 10:26-33; 13:53-58; 16:21-23; 17:22-23; 20:17-19; 21:33-46; 23:1-39; 24:9-13

—and parallel texts in the other Gospels

Luke 4:16-30; 10: 17-20; 10:29-37
John 13
Acts 4:1-31; 5:21-33; 7; 9:1-19, 23-25; 12; 13:44-52; 16:16-24; 17:1-15; 19:25-40; 21:27-40
Romans 12:14-21
Philippians 1:27-30
2 Timothy 3
1 Peter 3:13-17; 4:12-19
1 John 3:13

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