Friday, October 10, 2008

Day 22: What Prayer Can Release, Part Two

This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles… (Psalm 34:6)

In the previous reading, we saw some “internal effects” of our prayers. But what about our outward circumstances? Has God committed Himself to be with us against our external enemies? Most definitely!

In verse 6 we see that when David cries out God delivers him out of all his troubles. Is it possible that King David got delivered from troubles more than we seem to at times because he cried out a bit more than we do? If we were to be completely honest with ourselves, we’d have to admit that our polite (and even at times timid) praying wouldn’t impress David, for whom prayer was not such a tame affair.

Lord, we commit ourselves to explore with You the power of prayer in a fresh way. We say that we will cry out to You for help for ourselves, for our families, and for our church. Begin to move now and let Your plans prosper and come to fruition in our hands! We pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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