The Me of My Prayer

The Me of My Prayer

The penitent sinner’s cry is, Lord, be merciful to me a sinner.

Luke 18:13-14 — “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner. “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

The feeble saint’s petition is, Keep me as the apple of the eye.

Psalms 17:8-9 — Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings

from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.

The ignorant scholar’s request is, Teach me Your paths.

Psalms 25:4-5 — Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

The tempted warrior’s supplication is, Let not my enemies triumph over me.

Psalms 25:2-3 — in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.

The troubled disciple’s cry, Lord, save me.

Matthew 14:30-31 — But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

The searched one’s petition, Lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalms 139:23-24 — Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

The believing suppliant’s prayer is, Lord, remember me.

Luke 23:42-43 — Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Prayer is the back bone of faith and anyone of these “ me “ prayers is geared for a purpose and can bring help for a specific situation.

We need to keep in mind that prayer is the open line to God and He accepts the prayer made in honesty and not for selfish reasons.

Perversity

Proverbs 4:24  — Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.

6838 [6143] t…wvV;qIo, {iqq§sûut◊, n.f. [6835]. perversion, corruption, crookedness

Proverbs 16:30 — He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.

9337 perversity, confusing things

In the N.T. perverse is used as…

Matthew 17:17 — “O unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.”

Luke 9:41 — “O unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.”

1406 (act.) to subvert, pervert, make turn away; (pass.) to be perverted, depraved, turned from the truth.

Perverse things are falsehoods, twist meanings, half truths and telling out right lies.

This has become the norm in socitiey today and viewing everything that is said and done with suspicion.

We should find such perversions revulsive, we need a conscience that is pleasing to God and be truthful and just in all we do.

Dear brothers and sisters I hope your prayers are for others first and then for yourself. When you come to the Lord in prayer you don’t come with a shopping bag, you come with a pure heart for the request you are making.

evesadam

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