Guest Author - Preena Deepak
All of us desire good as we wake up every morning. But we donít always foresee bright prospects as we greet a new day. Worries that sleep made us forget, pending work that needs to be done, loved ones in distress and an overburdened heart often sap our energy as daylight dawns.
As a child of God, you know the value of spending a quiet hour with God before any of these pressing cares of the world can take over our attention. You pray and plead for God to graciously enable us to meet the trials and triumphs of each day. Only God can and will empower you for what lies ahead every morning as His word declares, Öas your days, so shall your strength be. Deuteronomy 33:25 (ESV)
The Psalmist David was one who had no want for turbulent moments. David spent agonizing years, being hounded by Saul and later by his own son Absalom. His many Psalms stand proof of the intensity of his inner turmoil in each of these moments.
A portion from Davidís Psalm 143 is a prayer for deliverance, guidance, safety and rest. The pleas of this prayer not only bring refreshment to a worn out soul but also make a passionate supplication. David found strength and peace making this prayer, asking for Godís guidance, His deliverance and His security. It was in finding refuge in God, that David found relief and the power to press on.
Even before you face the many challenges of each day, let Davidís experience be your own. Take time to earnestly pray this prayer each morning and let the Good Spirit of the Lord guide you.
Cause me to hear Your loving-kindness in the morning, for on You do I lean and in You do I trust. Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my inner self to You.
Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; I flee to You to hide me.
Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; let Your good Spirit lead me into a level country and into the land of uprightness.
Save my life, O Lord, for Your nameís sake; in Your righteousness, bring my life out of trouble and free me from distress. Psalm 143:8-11 (The Amplified Bible)