Thursday, January 27, 2011

Responding to God's Promises in Prayer - Part 2

In light of yesterday’s posting about David’s prayer, I thought it would be interesting for me to try to put this into practice with a very well known promise of God. Now let the record show that I am not a poet or very emotive with words so you may actually be able to do a better job at this than I can. But here’s my attempt.

In Hebrews 13:5 our Lord is quoted as saying, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Let’s use that promise along with the points we observed in David’s prayer yesterday.

O Lord, you are a great and awesome God and I am a creature made of dust. That you should promise to never leave me or forsake me is an amazing thing. I have sinned often against you and if I were sinned against, I might forsake those who sinned against me. But you are not like we are. You have made a promise to stick with me and you will fulfill that promise.

I realize, God, that you have made this promise to me because of your reputation as a covenant keeping God. You have called me to be your child through faith in Christ and if you should leave me or forsake me, the whole gospel promise would come into question. You saved me for your sake and you have promised to keep me, all for your name’s sake. Thank you.

Based on your faithfulness, I ask that you do for me what you have promised. Please stay with me and do not forsake me, the one whom you made and saved.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pastor James MacDonald just wrote an amazing book on God's promises, called Always True. Your post reminded me of the first of the 5 promises in his book: God is always with me. Be sure to check it out: