CELEBRATORY PRAYER ??
Our longest and most HEART-FELT prayers are often when we are in DISTRESS and when we long for DIVINE INTERVENTION to change our CIRCUMSTANCES. It’s at those times we really FOCUS on ALMIGHTY and our RELATIONSHIP with HIM.
Times of DISTRESS were certainly the times when DAVID called on GOD too. Many of his PSALMS recorded his PRAYERS as he fled from SAUL, from ABSALOM, from the PHILISTINES, when he was SICK, when he had SINNED, and when he felt SURROUNDED by EVIL MEN.
But there comes a time when INDIVIDUAL moments of TROUBLE are over. Then what? WHAT do our PRAYERS SOUND like at those times? Are they as HEART-FELT as they were when we were in TROUBLE?
Let us look at PSALM 18 is a Psalm written to give THANKS when DAVID was DELIVERED from his ENEMIES. The TITLE reads, “HE SANG TO THE LORD THE WORDS OF THIS SONG WHEN THE LORD DELIVERED Him FROM THE HAND OF His ENEMIES AND FROM THE HAND OF SAUL.” (Psalm 18)
Let us also as we go out this week and always OFFER CELEBRATORY PRAYERS to ALMIGHTY GOD when HE delivers us from our DISTRESS.
May the JOY of the LORD be our GUIDE, PROTECTION and STRENGTH as we go out THIS WEEK.
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