Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Our Daily Bread Designs Forum Bible Verse Thursday #95 - Prayer Requests

"I pray to you, Lord, in the time of your favor; 
in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation." ~Psalm 69:13

I've had and made a lot of prayer requests lately.  A lot of people I know have been ill, had parents or children who have been ill or died, some new births, marriages, divorces...all reasons to pray.  There’s probably not one person you know that if you asked them if they had a need in their life, they wouldn't say yes. Some of them are small needs. Some of them a greater needs. Some of them are burdens. Some of them are trials and tribulations. Some of them have problems. Some even mental problems. I don’t know. But the devil is always is always causing problems in people’s lives, but I’m glad I know the problem solver. I’m glad Jesus is the problem solver. 

I want to talk a few minutes on this: Do you really give God your prayer? The Psalmist said, “As for me, my prayer...” Notice he said (My Prayer). He wasn’t concerned about what every body else was praying. I like that scripture where Jesus said when you prayer enter in to your closet, shut the door and when you have shut the door, pray to your Father which is in secret, and your Father which is in secret shall reward you openly. When I pray it’s not your prayer. It’s what’s in my heart. And when someone shares their prayer requests with me I pray what’s on my heart and give them to God. I just like turning things over to God. 

The Bible says we have not because we ask not.  That we but need to ask that it shall be given, seek that it shall be found and knock that it shall be open unto us. Take the first letter of those three words: Ask, Seek, Knock and you come back to ask . We need to ask God and keep on asking God to answer these prayers. But don’t carry your prayer around with you by worrying and wondering when and how God is going to answer it. If your going to give God your prayer then give him all of it. 

Then the Psalmist says, My prayer is unto thee. It was his prayer and not he’s giving it to God. We pray it and once we pray it, it become his prayer. God knows what’s in our heart even before we pray. I remember Hannah in the Bible where she was praying. Her lips were moving but nothing was coming out of her mouth. Eli thought she was drunk. She said, I’m not drunk, it’s sorrow of heart. I’m praying to my God. There’s other times in the Garden of Gethsemane when Jesus prayed out loud. They say his sweat was as great drops of blood. He prayed in agony. There’s been simple prayers where the thief who hung beside Jesus prayed that Jesus would remember him when he came into his Fathers kingdom. It don’t take a lengthy prayer but whatever you pray, pray it from your heart and turn it over to God. 

Your challenge this week is to create a project using this scripture or another verse that reminds us that we only need ask the Lord for what we need.  When uploading your project, please use keyword ODBDBVT95 and then hop on over to Our Daily Bread Designs Forum and share it with the community!


Stamp used for this example:  Our Daily Bread Designs - Time

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Cheryl, for the beautiful message and card sample! You are a blessing!


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