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Welcome to Week 2 of Praying Through Psalm 118!
This week’s focus is on Psalm 118:5, one of my favorite verses in the Psalm. This verse is incredibly powerful to me because it gives me faith that God hears our cries to Him in our distress.
As you pray, I hope you reflect on these three things…
- God is with us at all times.
- God listens to our prayers.
- God will bring healing (in this life or the next).
When I pray, I do not always feel Your presence. Yet Your scriptures reassure me of this: You are always with me! High or low, near or far, still you are with me.
I confess, God, that I do not always feel you with me when I pray, and I do not always believe that you listen to my prayers. But I must remind myself of this truth: when I pray, you listen!
God, you have delivered me from my pain, and you will deliver me from my pain. Will you remind me of how you have delivered me? Please, Lord, give me hope that just as you have before, you will deliver me from my sufferings. When I cry out to you, you listened you answer. Please give me the patience and strength to endure my circumstances and walk forth with joy in the gospel. For when I cry out to you in my sufferings, you set me free.
It is my hope and prayer that this prayer is useful to you and freeing for your soul. In the midst of our struggles, God is with us. Whatever season you may be in, I hope that you feel God around you and within you as you pray. Join me next Sunday as we continue praying through Psalm 118!