[CF Devotionals] 2004-11-12 - What's the Best Way to Pray, Anyway?

Prayer, Part 3

Here's a portion of King David's prayer spoken in public.

While in the presence of the whole assembly, David expressed his praises to the Lord: "O Lord God of our father Israel, praise your name forever and ever! Yours is the mighty power and glory and victory and majesty. Everything in the heavens and earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as being in control of everything. Riches and honor come from you alone, and you are the Ruler of all mankind; your hand controls power and might, and it is at your discretion that men are made great and given strength. O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name, but who am I and who are my people, that we should be permitted to give anything to you? Everything we have has come from you, and we only give you what is yours already! O Lord God of our fathers: Abraham, Isaac, and Israel! Make your people always want to obey you, and see to it that their love for you never changes." (1 Chronicles 29:10-14, 18 TLB)

When King David Prayed, He:

  • Praised God
  • Humbled himself
  • Asked that mankind would always follow God

Lord, I continually praise Your name. Everything belongs to You! Lord, make people always want to obey You, including me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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