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 at any time 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 always 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 then choose to rest in you, knowing that you will somehow answer—although I don’t know how at this point. But 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 of life, the final Authority, the Beginner and Ender of all—and our Father, Companion and Guide to whom we belong! You will answer us in love, wisdom and power.