Prayer posted September 4, 2010

Dedicated to: All servicemen and families
Posted by: Joyce Clasen in La Palma, CA
Prayer: WHAT IS ON YOUR ‘I WILL’ LIST Many times when you are reading Psalms, you will find that the writer is putting his thoughts into the first person. He is not only speaking for others, but he is making his thoughts personal, as a commitment and devotion to God, his Father. You can do the same thing by making your scripture reading and prayers very personal between you and your God. This indicates a desire, a commitment, a path of action. It is planned in advance and shows a determination to complete. Psalm 5:7 I will come into Your house. 9:1 I will praise You, O LORD with my whole heart. I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You. I will sing praise to Your name O Most High. How will your Father react to a prayer like this? He will see that your heart is focused on Him. He will see that you value and esteem who He is. He will see that you are making a priority of your worship. Psalm 9:14 I will rejoice in Your salvation. 16:7 I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel. 61:3 I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. 63:4 I will lift up my hands in Your name. 77:12 I will also meditate on all Your works. You can make a commitment to the LORD. God inhabits the praises of His people. (Psalm 22:3) Therefore when you start to praise, you enter the very presence of your Father. Calling Him LORD, is a translation of the name, Jehovah. To the Jews, it was too holy to speak, instead they used the spelling YHWH. It personalizes Who God is. The meaning is I AM WHO I AM. Psalm 86:12 I will walk in Your truth. 85:8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak. 116:17 I will offer You the sacrifice of thanksgiving. 119:46 I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings. 145:1 I will extol You, my God, O King. 145:5 I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your Majesty. Choose this day how you will give glory to your LORD. Joyfully, Joyce
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