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Faith-filled Mondays

Posted by on February 24, 2014

praying handsHave you ever studied the prayers of the Bible? We have much to learn from the men and women whose prayers were recorded for us. Moses, David, Solomon, Nehemiah, Jonah, Paul, and even Jesus himself..

One of the first things I notice in these prayers is the immediate focus on the character of God. I may take the time to thank Him for certain blessings, but I soon launch into my “Honey Do” list of things that need God’s attention. The heroes of faith, however, understood the importance of rehearsing God’s character. How else could they be assured of His ability, His power and desire to act on their behalf?

Consider this from David when he was delivered from his enemies: The Lord is my Rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. My God is my rock in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation. The Lord is my stronghold, my refuge, and my savior. From evil men, He saved me. (2 Samuel 22:2-3)

And from Nehemiah: Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of love with those who love Him and keep His commands. (Nehemiah 1:5)

They’re worth committing to memory, just to remind ourselves of who God is and why He is worthy of our honor, praise and worship. And while we’re at it, we might want to start our prayers in a similar manner.

 

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4 Responses to Faith-filled Mondays

  1. Lisa Godfrees

    Great post. We have a tendency to make things all about us when they should be all about GOD! Thank you for the reminder this morning. 🙂

  2. juliebcosgrove

    You’re so right, Mary. This is the exact theme in my Bble study P.R.A.Y.I.N.G. where readers take each letter in the word “praying” as a pattern for prayerr- the first of which is Praise, and the last is Giving God Glory.

I welcome your thoughts on this.