Everywhere we look there is a prayer need. At Dallas Leadership Foundation (DLF), we need prayer as we reach out to neighborhood leaders, young people and those in prison who want to see God transform their lives. We need prayer about how we can help people even more effectively, gather resources and use them wisely, and expand our reach to people in Dallas.
Think about your prayer needs. What do you need God to help you with? Where do you need understanding? Provision? Courage? Peace?
A wonderful psalm that can inspire our words to God is Psalm 68. The first verses of this psalm authored by David let us know that our God is dependable. He moves into our situation. He isn't remote or uncaring. We can expect Him to respond to His people:
May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;
may his foes flee before him.
May you blow them away like smoke—
as wax melts before the fire,
may the wicked perish before God.
But may the righteous be glad
and rejoice before God;
may they be happy and joyful. (verses 1-3)
Another part of this magnificent psalm fills us with assurance when we pray. He's there when life wears us down with trouble. In fact, God shoulders those challenges with us. David says with joy:
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
who daily bears our burdens.
Our God is a God who saves;
from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death. (verse 19-20)
So we should always feel confident to call on Him and implore Him to intervene on our behalf. Jesus followers know that our God is not a do-nothing deity who distances Himself from people. God is engaged! He can be called on in any situation. We can take our cues from the ancient psalmist. David calls on God with no hesitation. It's like he utters a shout that pounds the windows of heaven:
Summon your power, God;
show us your strength, our God, as you have done before. (verse 28)
Wow. That should make us shout right there. Hasn't God helped each one of us before? Why doubt now? Why be prayerless now? Join with DLF as we pray to our Father, who so dearly loves us. Pray this with us: Summon Your power, God!
Published on October 11, 2017 @ 12:55 AM CDT