Monday, April 5, 2021

Psalm 9:2, 19:14, 104:34 NIV 2011

I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praises off your name, O Most High.

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord.

David as well as other authors of the psalms knew God. They talked freely to Him at any time. Sometimes they even asked questions. Psalm 2:1, “Why do nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?” Their words were filled with praise to the Lord God. They gave  thanks for His continued mercy. Each wanted merely to please God. Silence could lead to isolation. Psalm 86:12, “I will praise you, Lord my God, with all met heart; I will glorify your name forever.” God hears the prayers of His people.

“Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! That calls me from a world of care, and bids me at my Father’s throne make all my wants and wishes known. In seasons of distress and grief, my soul has often found relief, and oft escaped the tempter’s snare, by thy return, sweet hour of prayer!” Hymns of old have always been a great way to lead me into prayer because I love to sing. David spoke in eloquent verse and I sing. I know God daily hears my prayers.

What do we need to pray today?

Enjoying sweet prayer together,

S

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