Thursday, July 12, 2018

One For You

May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble;
​​May the name of the God of Jacob defend you. Psalm 20:1

Diligent in my seeking in prayer after my needs, I lifted up my head to find a little time to request one for you.

It is true that our needs for ourselves are always right there, in the face and on the mind, and first at most times in our prayers. It is hard to ignore those immediate pains for example. A bit harder is to recall the needs of others and to send up a prayer for his or her need. Here we see the king offering up a heartfelt prayer for something that perhaps has not yet arrived. For each person, the day of trouble will arrive, and we do well to remember before the need is too great to ignore. It is that proactive prayer from King David, perhaps centuries before the word became a business buzz word.

Today, it feels good to offer up one for you, not that I wish a day of trouble upon you today, but that the Lord may bless you in this day and all days.

In the love of Christ,

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