INTRODUCTION: Sometimes we downplay emotions. We certainly should not let emotions alone rule us and guide us but emotions are a very real part of us. When we look at any portion of the word of God some particular emotions should be brought about.
If you get the opportunity to read the entire 17th Psalm please do so. During the next few devotionals I will be using some of the verses to make some points about prayer.
Ps 17:1 A prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
When we pray we should have a sincere desire to be heard by God. We need to recognize that He is the only God and go before him with the proper attitude. That attitude must be one of humility coupled by faith. Humility because what other way could we possibly stand before an awesome God? We go before Him with faith because that is the only way to approach Him.
God does not want us to just memorize words or recite some prayer we have learned. He wants us to talk to Him. Just as we desire to communicate with our children and our loved ones, God wants us to communicate with Him.
When we pray we are not praying to be heard by others, but we are talking to Almighty God.
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