God-Focused Prayer

Praise the LORD!
I will praise the LORD with my whole heart,
In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.
The works of the LORD are great,
Studied by all who have pleasure in them.
His work is honorable and glorious,
And His righteousness endures forever.
He has made His wonderful works to be remembered;
The LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
Psalm 111:1-4

When I’m disappointed, I go to the Psalms.
When I’m blessed, I go to the Psalms.
When I need to pray earnestly, I go to the Psalms.

When I go to the Psalms, my disappointment becomes awe and wonder.
When I go to the Psalms, my blessings resound in praise.
When I go to the Psalms, my prayers refocus from me to The Almighty God whose love is everlasting.

Psalm 111:14 reminds me of God’s works and guides my prayer.

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Are You Willing?

“For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel,
‘In returning [repenting] and rest you shall be saved;
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.’
But you were unwilling,”
Isaiah 30:15

The Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel is telling His people to repent, to turn from our wicked ways. In repentance and rest, we will be saved, delivered. In quietness and trust, we are strong.

So far, America has been unwilling.

Are you willing?

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Praying Greatly Through Faith

“The faith which creates powerful praying is the faith which centers itself on a powerful person. Faith in Christ’s ability to do and to do greatly, is the faith which prays greatly.” E.M. Bounds

Have you prayed a great prayer? A prayer that requests something that is impossible for you to accomplish? Was it based upon Jesus and His ability to accomplish it?

Today, perhaps you’re thinking that your circumstances are more than you can overcome. Your hope has fled from you. You do not believe that you can rise from the troubles that you are facing.

There is hope.

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A Prayer for America

Like King David and his army, we may feel totally defeated. Perhaps we’ve lost hope. America is in turmoil. God’s people are crying out to God as David cried out to God in Psalm 60.

O God, You have cast us off;
You have broken us down;
You have been displeased;
Oh, restore us again!
You have made the earth tremble;
You have broken it;

Heal its breaches, for it is shaking.
You have shown Your people hard things;
You have made us drink the wine of confusion.

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