Continually Be in Prayer
Psalm 71:1-6 (NKJV)
1 In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame. 2 Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; Incline Your ear to me, and save me. 3 Be my strong refuge, To which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress. 4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. 5 For You are my hope, O Lord GOD; You are my trust from my youth. 6 By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You.
We have gone through so many unusual occurrences in the last year. COVID, job situations, election, family situations, unusual weather, other illnesses, and many people could add to this list. When we have struggles, we either draw closer to God or distance ourselves yet He is always there waiting for us. As we see in the first six verses of Psalm 71, we see twice the word continually. The psalmist relies upon his prayers for God’s strength and praises God for always being there. Continually in His presence and relying upon the love of God is the key to life’s journey.
As we have been through so much, we need to be reminded at times that continually being in the presence of God does make a difference. So, join me in this forty-day challenge to seek God in prayer daily and I will post and send out a blog daily on Scriptures and a prayer thought.
Reflect upon these Scriptures in Psalm 71 that shows us:
- Put your trust in Him.
- He will protect you from shame.
- He will deliver you.
- He will help you in your time of need.
- He listens.
- He will save you.
- He is our strong refuge.
- He is your rock and fortress.
- He will deliver you from the wicked, unrighteous, and cruel.
- He is your hope as He has always been there for you.
Do you come to Him continually? He knows you, knows your needs, and yes, He is there for you. We see the trust the psalmist encourages with in these various areas. In the days to come we will look at other Scriptures that will encourage us in the areas we see above. The Scriptures will reveal who God is and why we can put our complete trust in Him and come to Him continually.
Father: We thank You for Your love. We all have different concerns, needs and pains and that is why we come to You. You know us so well and You have all the answers if we will put our complete trust in You. Thank You for always listening and I pray for those who are in need of You. Please help them to come to You continually as You do have all the peace, comfort, and answers that we all need. You do love us, and we thank You for Your love.
In Jesus Name we pray, Amen.