Bridging Troubled Waters
King David the valiant - this bear, lion and giant slayer lived a life of war.
He knew how to pray.
Much of the Psalms are his steadfast pleas or praises to the Lord. They have stood time's tests.
As Israel's second king, David's divine commission was to secure Israel's boundaries from the surrounding enemies.
But, deeply implanted within his heart David sought to build the Lord a temple. God had intended that task for Israel's third king, David's son - Solomon.
A young David learnt to fight, an adult David 'lived' to fight.
His prayers can become ours too.
Hear me, Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor, helpless and needy.
Guard my life, for I want to be devoted to You;
save your servant who trusts in you.
You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord,
for I call to You all day long.
Bring joy to your servant, Lord,
for I put my trust in You.
You, Lord, are forgiving and good,
abounding in love to all who call to You.
Hear my prayer, Lord;
listen to my cry for mercy.
When I am in trouble, I call to You,
because you answer me.
Earth holds nothing I desire but You my Lord,
set my sights on Glory. Amen#
It is upon my knees I learn that whatever lies in front or ahead of me, God is already there.
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Our vices hold voices, they testify against us.' ~ Anon