Prayer is perhaps the most worshipful thing we do.
It says to God:
- “I look to You because I am Your child.”
- “I recognize that I am spiritually poor, unable to make a change in my heart, or the heart of another.”
- “I recognize my human physical frailty.”
- “You are the God who cares.”
- “You are great and good.”
- “You are all powerful, much more powerful than my enemies.”
- “You have a plan that is eternal, Your thoughts are higher than my thoughts.
- “I trust You.”
- “I can approach You with my intercessions because of what Jesus did for me on the cross.”
- “I love You.”
We can depend on our Heavenly Father for His …
I love the Psalms. Many of them, written by King David, begin with a complaint or a plea for God’s help.
I love the Psalmist’s honesty. He does not couch his words with false piety. He states his problem, then calls on God to bring about justice.
I hope you read the following Psalm and reflect on it today. The key phrase for Psalm 43 is “put your hope in God.”
Psalm 43 (from the NIV Bible):
“Vindicate me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; rescue me from deceitful and wicked men. You are God my stronghold. Have You rejected me? Why must I go about mourning, 0ppressed by the enemy?
Send forth Your light and Your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to Your holy mountain, to the place where You dwell. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight.
I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God. Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed with me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.”
If that’s not worship, I don’t know what is!
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Nothing like a life of prayer 🙂
Beautifully put. Thank you for the reminder.
Thank you, Cecelia.
I smiled when I saw your white Bible. My parents bought me a similar Bible with my name embossed in gold. I love talking to the Lord throughout my day.
Oh, Susan, it’s so sweet to talk to Jesus. Thanks for your comment. I think we are kindred spirits!