Psalm 5:3

09.08.16 | Justin Dix |

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Psalmist David describes how God listens to the prayers of His followers.

Psalm 5:3  In the morning, Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.  (NIV)

For Old Testament David, each day naturally began with prayer!  After all, no one but God knows what a day will hold.  When David says, "I will lay my requests before You" he's not talking about praying in some general way to "bless all the missionaries and meet my needs today".  It's the kind of thoughtful, intentional effort the Old Testament priests put into preparing a sacrificial offering to God. 

For example, the U.S. Senate Chaplain reads the prayer he gives at the start of every session of the Senate.  The very process of writing out the prayer forces him to choose each word carefully.  Doesn't it make sense to ask God specifically to deal with the day's events, worshipping Him for His greatness and thanking Him for His answers?  The Bible says, "You have not because you ask not." The wonder of it all is that the God of Creation -- listens!








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