April 20, Reading 2 – Psalm 142, 143

Reading

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SAA Notes

Read Jonah’s prayer in Jonah 2 as you read these two psalms. They are peas from the same pod! Did Jonah model his prayer on the memory of this psalm of David’s? It is certainly a good idea to model our prayers on the psalms.

SJA Notes

“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me to know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”

This is what we are doing when we commit to a daily reading of God’s word.

LET ME HEAR IN THE MORNING.

MAKE ME TO KNOW THE WAY I SHOULD GO.

God’s word is our daily bread, our world view, our situational wisdom, our encouragement to spur one another on to good works, and our mirror and conviction of the sin that lies within us all.

This is why we pray that the Lord would “Show me what Your word has for me today”. David knew this. He knew the importance of a daily recurring practice, of a daily realignment, a daily recalibration.

Because in the regularity of our communion with the Lord through His word we are taught, rebuked, exhorted and encouraged!

* Dear Father God,

Please let us hear in the morning of Your steadfast love.

Please make us to know the way we should go today, this day.

Please show us today what You want for us to know from Your word.

Thank You Lord, You are our God.

Amen.

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