Do I pray?

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 69 (day one)
“Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. . .Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs on my head. . .But I pray to you, O Lord, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation.”  (vs 1, 4, 13)  Do I pray?  When circumstances overwhelm me, do I immediately cry out to God?  When people are unfair or unkind or unconcerned about me, do I turn to God and find strength in Him?  David is teaching us to do so.  Do not grumble.  Do not withdraw in wounded pessimism.  Pray!  It is a clear sign of real faith.  Do not panic.  Do not deflate.  Ask and expect God’s help!  Abraham Lincoln once said that in the darkest days of the Civil War he prayed because, “frankly, I had no where else to turn.”  When life gangs up on me, do I pray?  Do you?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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