Psalm 86 as a Prayer Guide for Talking to God

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

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for giving this Psalm as a guide to communicating with You when I don’t have the proper words. These verses direct me about how to share my thoughts with You. Verse 6: “Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications,verse 3: Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I cry to You all day long.

It is a great blessing that in Your Word, the Bible, there is no confusion of who You are. There may be many different gods worshiped in the world, but I praise You with verse 10. “For You are great, and do wondrous things; You alone are God.

Thank you for providing forgiveness without any hesitation as soon as I ask for it. You do not only forgive my sins, but through Christ I have an abundance of grace and mercy as well. Thank you for verse 5. “For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.” I worship, praise, and thank You for the ultimate gift expressed in verse 13. “For great is Your mercy toward me, and You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

Just as David turned to You and trusted You alone, open my heart to Your never-ending love and teach me to draw closer to You amidst adversity. I am open to verse 11. “Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.” Thank you for the precious words in this Psalm. Amen.

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Inquiring of God: A Prayer Based on 1 Chronicles 14:8-17



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

All-wise Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, I thank you for never getting tired of me coming to You for Your ever present guidance in my life. “For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understandingProverbs 2:6.

Forgive me for the times I wait until I am in trouble to ask for Your wisdom and direction. Show me through David’s example how to correctly communicate with You about all that happens in my life.

When David had to decide if He should go into battle with the Philistines He did the following: “And David inquired of God, saying, ‘Shall I go up against Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?”‘

You, God, responded with this statement: “Go up, for I will deliver them into your hand1 Chronicles 14:10.

Direct me to be like David when I am faced with a ​situation I am not sure how to handle. Rather than leaning on his previous wisdom, he wisely came to you again for ​guidance to make the correct choice.

Therefore David inquired again of God, and God said to him, “You shall not go up after them; circle around them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees“‘ 1 Chronicles 14:14.

Show me how to have the obedience David had. “So David did as God commanded him, and they drove back the army of the Philistines from Gibeon
as far as Gezer1 Chronicles 14:16.

Loving Father, I ask for the kind of faith David had to rely on Your wisdom in all that I do. Encourage me to look to You for guidance in every circumstance, no matter how sure I might feel ​that I know the right decision.

I bring ​these requests in Jesus’ Name, Amen.