Everyone likes to be ASKED!

Psalm 57:  This format of prayer is the one that most of us use.  We come to God and tell him our worries and our troubles. It differs from the Lord’s Prayer.  The Lord’s Prayer starts with Praise to God. But is it really? David starts out asking God to have mercy on him and to hide him in God’s wings, He refers to God as the Most High in the second verse, and then he goes on talking to God about what has been happening. It is ended with Praise.  The thing to notice is no repetition. Jesus was rather clear about this as well to not repeat ourselves as the hypocrites do. (Matthew 6:5-14).  As humans, the repletion is a comfortable form of speech.  It is because we want to be understood.  And with our fellow-man, we use body language to determine whether or not we have to explain it again, just a different way. That is not our problem with God.  Matthew 6:8 reminds us that God knows what we want before we ask.  So why ask, because God made us just like Him, you like to be asked Don’t you?

Psalms 57:

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
until the disaster has passed.

I cry out to God Most High,
to God, who vindicates me.
He sends from heaven and saves me,
rebuking those who hotly pursue me—
God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

I am in the midst of lions;
I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—
men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
whose tongues are sharp swords.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.

They spread a net for my feet—
I was bowed down in distress.
They dug a pit in my path—
but they have fallen into it themselves.

My heart, O God, is steadfast,
my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.

 

Matthew 6:

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

 

Advertisements

Comments are closed.

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: