Devos of the Week: Psalm 17

“Hear me, Lord, my plea is just…” The Psalmist is confident the Lord God will answer his prayer (vs. 6) because his prayer does not flow from sin, evil, or violence; rather his prayer comes from a righteousness that follows in the ways of the Lord. Do you think there is prayer that is unjust? How so? Does God hear unjust prayers?  Can we confidently pray if we are consciously walking a different way than the way of God?  Save us Holy Spirit from faulty religion, presumption, and unjust prayers. Teach us to pray!

Devos of the Week: 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13

“May God…direct our way to you…make you increase and abound in love…strengthen your hearts in holiness…”  The prayers recorded in the Scriptures always seem deeper than some of our modern prayers that seek personal blessing or some personal want. Both types of prayer should have a place in faith, but prayers for the gathering of believers, the abounding of love, and the hearts of believers strong in holiness should at least challenge our prayer life to seek from God that which matters most.  What do you pray about most?  What is your prayer for others? Lord, teach us to pray!

Devos of the Week: Psalm 17 – Simple Prayers

“Hear me, Lord, my plea is just…” The Psalmist is confident the Lord God will answer his prayer (vs. 6) because his prayer does not flow from sin, evil, or violence; rather his prayer comes from a righteousness that follows in the ways of the Lord. Do you think there is prayer that is unjust? How so? Does God hear unjust prayers? Can we confidently prayer if we are consciously walking a different way than the way of God? Save us Holy Spirit from faulty religion, presumption, and unjust prayers. Teach us to pray!