SUNDAY, APRIL 17
Scripture: Psalm 5:4-10, 2 Samuel 23:2
Psalm 5:4-10 is one of those prayers that you and I can pray. It was already prayed by King David and the results were victorious! It says, “For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You. The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple. Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is destruction; Their throat is an open tomb; They flatter with their tongue. Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels; Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, For they have rebelled against You.” So this prayer asks God to cut off, cast out and destroy all those who are standing for evil. The prayer is to cut them off. This prayer was authored by Christ Himself. David said in 2 Samuel 23:2, “The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me And His word was on my tongue.” David prayed it, and when led by the Spirit we can pray it. There are many prayers that fit if we let the Lord guide us and follow the Spirit’s prompting!