Psalm 5:2 “Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.”
[Praise you, Heavenly Father, that with the help of the Spirit, we can come to you through Jesus in prayer. Praise you that when we don’t know how to pray or what to pray, you, Holy Spirit both guide us and intercede for us.
Praise you, Lord Jesus, that you also pray for us. Prayer is your idea, it is your invitation for us to join you in your great work; it is your invitation into your throne room, into your heart.
Praise that you give ear to us, consider our heart’s desire, listen to our cry for help—and that you will answer. “In the day of my trouble I will call to the Lord, for he will answer me” (Psa. 86:7). Yesterday I got a very large, unexpected bill, and could turn to you, call to you for help, and and rest in you, knowing that you will answer—although I don’t know how at this point, I do know that, “The Lord fulfills the desires of those who fear him, he hears their cry and saves them” (Psa. 145).]
[The One we pray to is our King and our God, not to some far away deity, not to some heartless, capricious, unconcerned god like that of Is.lam. No, our God is the Ruler of the universe, the Sovereign over all, the Creator and Sustainer, the final Authority, the Beginner and Ender of all—and we belong to Him!
You, Lord Jesus, are my Shepherd, my Lord and my Savior. You are intimately interested in and concerned with your children, you are present with us wherever we are, you go before us, you keep your hand on us, you guide and direct in the smallest details.
You are my wonderful, warm, wholly good and strong God! In you I can trust, rest, believe and praise, in and for all things. I can be at peace, full of hope, overflowing with joy and surrounded by grace no matter what difficulties come into my life today.]