TIDINGS OF GRACE
“Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in they righteousness."
Dear Church Family,
In Psalm 143, David, Israel’s
warrior/king, is crying out to God in prayer.
In verse 1, he cries: “Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my
supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.” And this does not seem to be any ordinary,
hurry up kind of prayer. David is some
sort of emotional crisis; verse 3; “For the enemy hath persecuted my soul…” either
Satan or some mortal enemy is giving David fits. And verse 4; “Therefore is my spirit
overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.” And notice also, David is fervently,
pointedly seeking the Lord; verse 5, “I meditate on all thy works…” and verse
6, “I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee…” And then
read verses 7 through 11: “Hear me…Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the
morning…Deliver me…Teach me…Quicken me…”
David is pleading for God to do something; and not merely something for him, but also something to him and with him. David wants to be
taught, revived, and delivered from whatever enemy is after him.
I really believe that at the
beginning of year 2019 of our Lord, it would be wise for us to be praying like
David. Our enemy, Satan, is working overtime.
Would you join me in praying for God to teach, revive, and use each one
of us, as members of His church, for His glory?
Charles A. Whitney
708 Airline Road
Columbus, MS 39702
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