Lesson on Prayer

Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 5 (day five) 

vs 19- so David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?” The Lord answered him,   vs 23 so David inquired of the Lord, and he answered,

Does it seem interesting that David the warrior king would pray and ask God for direction about a battle with the Philistines? When the heart’s focus is walking with God and pleasing Him at every turn, it is no surprise at all when David asks the Lord for guidance (and then patiently listens for His response- where I often drop the ball). David didn’t rely on his own skill set to accomplish something for God. He trusted God to guide him even when he could have been quite capable.  Then, when a very similar circumstance arises, David asks again for guidance rather than just continue on with God’s previous instruction.

Every occasion (even if familiar or repeated) is an opportunity to pray and seek the Lord’s guidance and direction.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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