Today, a dear friend prayed God’s Word over me. What a privilege to be an intercessor AND a recipient! The prayer is so dear that I wanted to share it with you, with the hope that it encourages you in your prayer life. My friend chose Psalm 143:10-11 NASB:
Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. For the sake of Your name, Lord, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble. Psalm 143:10-11
King David – who wrote this Psalm – not only wanted to know the will of God, he wanted to be instructed to obey this will. And this is one of the many reasons God said David was a man after His own heart (Acts 13:22)! How many times have I prayed to know God’s will? Yet, never had the wisdom to ask to be able to obey it. What good is the former without the later?
The Psalmist also prayed for level ground. We all have ups and downs in this life, but David had more bumps and potholes than many. That’s why the Psalms are such a good place to park when we are struggling or feel like we’ve been dealt a raw deal. In this state David asks for revival or restoration. Not for his own sake, but for the sake of God’s glory. The most important thing to our Lord is that His name be made known. Because only when He’s known can we be saved. And God desires all to come to a saving knowledge of Him (1 Timothy 2:3-4).
Even as David prays to know and obey God’s will, he obviously knows it in realizing that His righteous name is the reason God saves us. My sweet friend texted this to me:
Replace the pronouns with the appropriate ones for the person (or yourself) that you are praying for.
Praying for you in this. And don’t forget to share on social media or with a friend who could benefit. It would mean so much to me. And if you don’t want to miss a Praying God’s Word Wednesday, subscribe over on the right hand side of this page.