Prayer is surrender to the will of God and cooperation with that will. If I throw out a boat hook from a boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore? Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but the aligning of my will to th … More
We need to balance the Word and prayer in our devotional life and ministry, for all Bible and no prayer can produce a life that is cold and sterile, but all prayer and no Bible could result in zeal without knowledge. The spiritual leaders in the early church gave themselves to prayer and the Word (Acts 6:4). In this passage the writer has concentrated on prayer and cries out to God day and night. From his experience, we receive some basic instructions on how to pray.
a. That we constantly cultivate an attitude of prayer in the morning and during the watches of the night.
b. Apart from the Word of God, we cannot know God’s will. Each verse mentions the writers devotion to the Word of God.
3. Pray as an act of love (v. 149). It is easy to think of prayer as an emergency measure, rushing into God’s presence and crying for help. Prayer is more than asking; prayer is loving. If we love the Word of God, we must also love the God of the Word and express our love to Him.
4. Pray with intelligence and alertness (vv. 150-152) Even when there are those who would threaten the psalmist, he is confident that there is one nearer him than his adversaries. Through testing and adversity he had learned that the Word of God is true.
We are soldiers in a battle and we dare not go to sleep while on duty. I want to have my ears turned on to His instruction and be ready to march whenever He gives the marching orders. I believe this will only come as I pray and listen to His Word.
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Psalms 116:1-11Song of Thanksgiving
Psalms 116:12-19Precious to The Lord is The Death of His Saints
Psalms 117:1-2The Lord’s Faithfulness Endures Forever
Psalms 118:1-9The Lord is Always Merciful
Psalms 118:10-18You Can’t Keep The Battle to Yourself
Psalms 118:19-29Anticipating The Coming Kingdom
Psalms 119:1-8Praise For The Word of God
Psalms 119:9-16Cleansing by God’s Word
Psalms 119:17-24Appreciation of God’s Word
Psalms 119:25-32Prayer For Understanding God’s Word
Psalms 119:33-40Loyalty to God’s Word
Psalms 119:41-48Praise For God’s Word
Psalms 119:49-56Hope From God’s Word
Psalms 119:57-64Obedience to God’s Word
Psalms 119:65-72Trust in God’s Word
Psalms 119:73-80Hope in God’s Word
Psalms 119:81-88God’s Word Is Faithful
Psalms 119:89-96God’s Word is Sure
Psalms 119:97-104God’s Word is Sweet
Psalms 119:105-112God’s Word is a Light
Psalms 119:113-120God’s Word is Awesome
Psalms 119:121-128God’s Word Protects From Oppressors
Psalms 119:129-136God’s Word is Wonderful
Psalms 119:137-144God’s Word is Righteous
Psalms 119:145-152God’s Word is True
Psalms 119:153-160Love For God’s Word
Psalms 119:161-168Rejoicing in God’s Word
Psalms 119:169-176Deliverance From God’s Word
Psalms 120:1-7A Prayer For Help
Psalms 121:1-8The Lord Will Protect
Psalms 122:1-9A Song For Worship