I’m so excited you are joining us for our first “official” Online Bible Study! We have a special guest sharing with us today on Psalms 5-6!
Ready to pull out those highlighters and fav bible study tools? Let’s do this! First I want to welcome a good friend of mine, Shannon Yeatts. She is a praise and worship leader at Faith Church Ministries in Danville, VA where her husband is the pastor. Here we go!
——— Shannon Yeatts – Psalm 5-6 ——————
Psalm 5:2-3 “Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”
Each day should begin with a word of prayer, praise and gratitude to our Lord and Savior. God wants relationship with us and prayer should be part of that relationship. Prayer along with God’s word will bring you closer to God and will create intimacy like never before. When we pray, we’re talking to God and when we read Gods word, He’s speaking to us. That’s how a relationship works. Communication! If my husband and I never communicated our marriage would be awful but because we communicate our feelings, we have a very powerful and loving marriage!
Never take your prayer time for granted. There are people in 3rd world countries that have to hide in underground churches just to get into Gods presence with other believers. There’s people dying for their faith and family members being shunned because of their decision to follow Christ. We have so much freedom here in America. We are so blessed to be able to gather with other believers and worship freely, some are not so fortunate. Make your prayer time persistent and full of passion! Don’t go a day without it, it will get you through the toughest times!
Sometimes you may not know what to pray. Just keep praying! Sometimes all you can do is cry, God understands. Jesus makes intercession for us when we don’t know what to pray anymore. If all you can do is cry, keep crying! God sees your tears and hears your cries for help. He sees your desperation for Him to move! His ears are not deaf to your cry.
The other day I got really upset because there were some things that I had been praying and believing God for and I just felt like God didn’t hear me. I began to cry and I even yelled out in desperation to God. That very same day, God put someone in my path that was sharing their story on Facebook. It was almost identical to what I had been facing. Finally, God had placed someone in my life who understood what I was going through and I was encouraged to see that there was still hope for my situation. I then began thinking about all the prayers God had recently answered in the past month. Maybe not in the way I expected, but He heard me! God understands our needs and cares about us so much!
Psalms 6 is a perfect example of someone crying out to God for help. This is exactly how I have felt for the past few years. Near the end of the chapter in verse 9 he says “The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.”
Hallelujah, the Lord hears our prayers and He receives them! Don’t stop praying! Make prayer time a priority this year.