Read Psalm 119:145-152.
“I call out at the top of my lungs, ‘God! Answer! I’ll do whatever You say.’ I called to You, ‘Save me so I can carry out all Your instructions.’ I was up before sunrise crying for help, hoping for a word from You. I stayed awake all night, prayerfully pondering Your promise. In Your love, listen to me; in Your justice, God, keep me alive. As those out to get me come closer and closer, they go farther and farther from the truth You reveal; But You’re the closest of all to me, God, and all Your judgments true. I’ve known all along from the evidence of Your words that You meant them to last forever.” —Psalm 119:145-152 (MSG)
Devotional Thought for Today:
When we cry out to God early and desperately, we are saved and enabled to live out His Word. When we stay awake, sometimes all night in prayer meditating on His promises, His love reaches out to us. God inclines His ear to us and keeps us very much alive. The enemy sometimes draws nearer each day to attack us, but we are drawn closer to His revealed truth and to Himself. The Word of God is proven to last forever.
- A PRAYER FOR MY LIFE:
Dear Lord, awake us from our spiritual slumber, and enable us to pray like You did.
- A PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH:
Lord, strengthen Your servants who are enduring persecution, ridicule and challenges at the hands of the enemy. Make them perseverant; guard their hearts; restore their spirits. Give them words of healing grace, peace and love to speak to those who do not yet know You.
- A PRAYER FOR OUR WORLD:
Lord, speak to our world leaders; may they listen to Your voice. I pray that nations would experience a fresh awakening to Your presence and purposes. Allow even businesses to sense a need for a cause beyond profits, one that is God-ordained.