Prayer About God’s Gracious Assistance (Based on Psalm 146)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Gracious Heavenly Father, I come to You through the Name of Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to bring You praise, honor, and glory. My hope (certainty) is in You, for there is no other solid ground than that of Your Word, which is truth. All other places that I could put my trust are just illusions of the evil one, meant to trap me in false hope. Verse 5-6: “Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them; who keeps truth forever.”   

Forgive me for the times when I seem to be feeling distant from You and have difficulty trusting in You and Your Word, therefore seeking comfort and help in the things of this world. Direct me to heed the warning in Verse 3. “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.” I ask that through daily meditation on Your Word and communicating with You through prayer, You will teach me how to put all my hope and trust in You. It is Your all-knowing, powerful omnipresence and assistance that gives me the confidence to live my life boldly for the kingdom, never having to be afraid; I know You go before me. 

Thank you that while assistance from man is temporal and unstable, assistance from You is lasting and complete. As I look at this Psalm and see who You are and what You do, encourage me to practice what the end of Verse 10 directs. “The LORD shall reign forever- Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!” (emphasis added).

In the powerful Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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