Lord, I cry out to you; Make haste to me! Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You. Let my prayer be set before you as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalms 141 NKJV
David prays for sincerity of heart and a pure conscience.
Prayer is not us speaking our desires into existence. It is not implementing the power of positive thinking. It is not just presenting a list of needs and wants to the Lord. Prayer should move our will and desires into alignment with God’s will and desire for our lives!
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice wicked works with men who work iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies. Vs 3-4
David’s sinful nature waged war against his godly desires. That did not stop David from coming into agreement with God’s will. David set the course of his life. David trusted God to lead and guide him along the path of godliness. David trusted God to be sovereign over every area of his life!
Your sinful nature will war against your Godly desires. Come into agreement with Jesus. Set the course of your life. Trust Jesus to make your way. Trust Jesus to be Lord in every area of your life. Jesus will lead and guide you along the path God chose for you.
Let the righteous strike me; It shall be a kindness. And let him rebuke me; It shall be as excellent oil; Let my head not refuse it. Vs 5
God uses people to speak for Him. That is one of the reasons He calls us to stay in fellowship we each other. Receive a rebuke spoken in love and kindness with joy and thanksgiving. Jesus loves you. The Lord does not spoil His children. He disciples them!
But my eyes are upon You, O God the Lord; In You I take refuge; Do not leave my soul destitute. Vs 8
Prayer is intimate communication with God. We can pray anywhere anytime. No one can prevent us from praying. It is completely confidential. Prayer is an act of faith. It is an act of worship. God refers to our prayers as incense. They give off a sweet aroma pleasant and pleasing to the Lord!
Ask the Lord to fill your heart with godly desires. Jesus will hurry to meet with you. Your prayer will rise-up before Him like incense. Jesus will be pleased. You will be blessed.
Keep your eyes on Jesus. Run to Jesus when you do not know where to turn. Seek Jesus when feel lost and alone. Jesus will never leave you destitute of spirit.
If you set the course of your life on the path of serving Jesus you will be blessed today and throughout eternity!
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