How can we use God’s Word when we pray?
God has made many promises to us.
But even more important than knowing these promises.
Is to know God’s heart and who He is.
David was “a man after His (God’s) own heart,” as 1 Samuel 13:14 describes him.
When David prayed, he pleaded to God according to what he knew to be true about the Lord from His Word:
“Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old… according to your love remember me, for you are good, O Lord.”
Is it presumptuous to remind God of His own Word?
The Lord wants us to claim His love.
To plead His holiness, remind Him of His goodness.
To recount His longsuffering, present to Him His steadfastness.
And to pray in His power.
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord.”
“Dear God, I want to remind You of Your great mercy and love towards all of us, towards me personally. Remember me according to Your love and patience; remember me with the goodness of Your heart. You are holy, and You never change, Your love remains forever. Amen.”
This message is part of the Prayer Monday series.