The Urgent Prayer
Daily Bible Reading – Ezekiel 15, 16; Psalm 70; Revelation 6
Today’s Key Passage – Psalm 70
If you are anything like me, you probably have a few different types of prayers in your arsenal. While the words of the prayers differ depending on the day, you probably have certain times of the day in which you talk with God. For example, I usually spend time with Him in prayer when I first wake up, before going to bed, before each meal, before reading His Word, and before writing one of these messages. For me, these are the times in which I always pray, and it would feel strange for me to ever miss one of these. Aside from these prayers, though, there is another type of prayer that is probably familiar to everyone. We pray these prayers when we get bad news. We pray these prayers when we start to feel panic. These are the urgent prayers.
In today’s key passage, we see one of these urgent prayers. While it is not a long prayer, it is one that cuts to the heart of the matter and expresses David’s need for God’s quick intervention. (Vs. 1) David asks God to be saved from his enemies (Vs. 2) and from those who might mock him (Vs. 3), referring to God as his help and deliverer. (Vs. 5) Most of us can probably relate to David’s prayer. Most of us have probably had those times when we needed God’s immediate help. Most of us have probably felt that level of panic and fear that David was likely feeling, and have reached out to God to feel His peace. What is so amazing about David’s prayer is that even in the midst of his distress, he does not forget to give God praise. Even in the course of begging God for help to save him in a desperate situation, David stops to take the time to worship God for His goodness and His salvation. (Vs. 4) In our moments of panic, let us all learn from David’s example. Let us not go to God with our immediate needs, and forget to honor Him with our worship and praise. Even in the direst of circumstances, we can still find a reason to praise God.
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