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 your I trust. Make me to know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” 143 v8

This is what we are doing in commiting 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 “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.

It is the regularity of our communion with the Lord through His word – It is how He teaches us, rebukes us, exhorts and encourages us!

Let’s be encouraged then to make it a priority for us to hear God’s word each day.

LET ME HEAR IN THE MORNING OF YOUR STEADFAST LOVE.

Amen! What a prayer!

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