Posted by: robert0199 | July 14, 2020

For God Alone

1 For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
(Psalm 62:1-2 ESV)

Do you take time to wait for God in silence? Are you aware that your salvation comes from Him? When you are assailed do you recognize that He is your rock and your salvation, and in Him, you will not be shaken? If so put your reliance on the one who is your fortress and provides your salvation.

Heavenly Father, I proclaim that You are my rock and my salvation, and that you are my fortress. Due to this I will not be shaken and will proclaim Your name to all giving You honor and glory for Your abounding providence toward us. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Posted by: robert0199 | July 14, 2020

Hear My Cry

1 Hear my cry, O God,
listen to my prayer;
2 from the end of the earth I call to you
when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock
that is higher than I,
3 for you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the enemy.
(Psalm 61:1-3 ESV)

When my life is not going well and I am in distress, these verses remind me to cry out to God and ask him to listen to my prayer. He is the rock that is higher than I and He is stronger than I. As such, He has been my refuge a strong tower protecting me from that which assails me.

Heavenly Father, Our lives do not always go smoothly from day to day. There are times when we are in difficult circumstances and it is then that we cry out to You in prayer, knowing that You are the rock that is higher and that You are stronger than what assails us. May we give You thanks and praise for being our refuge and our strong tower in times of trouble. I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Posted by: robert0199 | July 11, 2020

Oh God

1 O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses;
you have been angry; oh, restore us.
2 You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open;
repair its breaches, for it totters.
(Psalm 60:1-2 ESV)

When we have turned from God and followed our own ways these verses become very pertinent. For, we will see our need to repent of our wickedness as we sense that we have been rejected and that God is angry. It is then that the land quakes and is breached and needs the Lord to repair it and for Him to restore us to his favor. 

Heavenly Father, Our land has turned away from your ways and is increasingly wicked, chaotic, and violent. May those of us who are called by Your name, turn from our wicked ways and humble ourselves in repentance praying for You to remove your anger from our Land and heal it that we may live in peace and give praise, honor, and glory to Your name. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Posted by: robert0199 | July 10, 2020

Deliver Me

1 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
protect me from those who rise up against me;
2 deliver me from those who work evil,
and save me from bloodthirsty men.
(Psalm 59 ESV)

These two verses call us to pray to the Lord for deliverance from our enemies, those who work evil, and those who are bloodthirsty. We are to ask for protection from those who rise up against us, and we have the assurance that God will hear and answer our prayer and will protect and deliver us as he did with Mary and Joseph when he sent them to Egypt to protect Jesus from Herod’s slaughter of the babies in Bethlehem.

Heavenly Father, When we come to you praying for deliverance and protection from those who are evil and those who are bloodthirsty, we have the assurance in Your Word that you will hear and answer our prayer. We give You thanks and we honor Your name for Your continuing care of us. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Posted by: robert0199 | July 9, 2020

Do You Indeed

1 Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?
Do you judge the children of man uprightly?
2 No, in your hearts you devise wrongs;
your hands deal out violence on earth.
(Psalm 58:1-2 ESV)

When reading the 1st verse of this Psalm you get the idea that the writer is speaking about gods other than the Lord. He is pointing out that those other gods do not decree what is right not do they judge men uprightly. That they devise wrongs and deal out violence on earth is what they do. 

Heavenly Father, When confronted with other gods dealing violence on the earth may we turn to You as our protector and call on Your name to provide us with safety from the violence. I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Posted by: robert0199 | July 6, 2020

Be Merciful

1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
for in you my soul takes refuge;
in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
till the storms of destruction pass by.
2 I cry out to God Most High,
to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
(Psalm 57:1-2 ESV)

When destruction is taking place in our lives it is good to pray that God will be merciful to us, and remind Him that we take refuge in the shadow of His wings until the destruction abates and is gone. When we pray this we are crying out to God who fulfills his purpose for each of us.

Heavenly Father, At the times in our lives where we sense destruction of some kind is taking place, we pray to You to be merciful and we hide under the shadow of Your wings. When the destruction has passed, we cry out to You for You are the God who fulfills His purpose for each of us. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Posted by: robert0199 | July 3, 2020

Be Gracious to Me

1 Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me;
all day long an attacker oppresses me;
2 my enemies trample on me all day long,
for many attack me proudly.
3 When I am afraid,
I put my trust in you.
4 In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
What can flesh do to me?
(Psalm 56:1-4 ESV)

When men are making life difficult for us we are to go to God and ask him to be gracious. When we are afraid we are to put our trust in God for His perfect love casts out fear. We give God our praise, we put our trust in Him, and we do not fear. For, there is nothing flesh can do to us when we trust in Him.

Heavenly Father, So often in our lives, people come against us in various ways, and we come to You trusting in Your goodness and loving-kindness knowing that You are with us and that we need not fear for there is nothing flesh can do to us. As we trust we praise You for Your faithfulness. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Posted by: robert0199 | July 2, 2020

Give Ear

1 Give ear to my prayer, O God,
and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!
2 Attend to me, and answer me;
I am restless in my complaint and I moan,
3 because of the noise of the enemy,
because of the oppression of the wicked.
For they drop trouble upon me,
and in anger they bear a grudge against me.
(Psalm 55:1-3 ESV)

When you are attacked by an enemy and oppressed by wicked men who oppress you and bear grudges against you, It is time to pray to the Lord to hear your prayer and request that He listen to your plea for mercy. Attacks cause you to be restless and sometimes to be able to do nothing more than moan.

Heavenly Father, When we are attacked we call out to You to show us mercy and to hear our pleas for help. We are restless as we wait for Your answer that we can confront the attacker and dispel the attack. Do not wait to hear and answer our plea that we may be assured of Your love. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Posted by: robert0199 | July 1, 2020

O God Save Me

1 O God, save me by your name,
and vindicate me by your might.
2 O God, hear my prayer;
give ear to the words of my mouth.
(Psalm 54:1-2 ESV)

Has there been a time in your life when you prayed to God to save you and to vindicate you? Were you asking Him to hear you giving His ear to your prayer? If so then you needed to have no fear that He was there and that he heard your prayer.

Heavenly Father, There are times in our lives when it seems that everything is going against us. It is in those times we pray for You to hear us and to listen to us. May we realized even in those times You are there and You are working out what needs to happen for our benefit though we may not be able to comprehend that you have heard and are intervening. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Posted by: robert0199 | June 30, 2020

The Fool Says

1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity;
there is none who does good.
2 God looks down from heaven
on the children of man
to see if there are any who understand,
who seek after God.
(Psalm 53:1-2 ESV)

When you say in your heart “There is no God,” you are counted as a fool, doing abominable iniquity. It clear that there is none who do good. Yet God in His mercy looks down from heaven on us to see if there are any who seek after Him and seek to understand His ways.

Heavenly Father, In all ages there have been those who being fools claim that there is no God, and spend their days plotting all sorts of wickedness. As you look for those who seek You and seek to understand may You find them. I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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