MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Scripture: Psalm 143:12
If we walk in the covenant of Sure Mercy, Psalm 143:12 relates to how we should pray. In Psalm 143:12 King David prayed. “In Your mercy cut off my enemies. Destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am Your servant.” King David asked God to intervene by cutting off and destroying his enemies! The Hebrew word for “destroy” is aw-bad. It means ‘To kill, destroy, cause to be removed, to never be seen or heard from again, to put an end to.’ If we look at our nation today, we see clear enemies: of God, of righteousness and of Kingdom purposes. If we learn to make praying in tongues part of our daily relationship with the Lord, God will communicate how we should pray aw-bad on the enemies of the Kingdom. God may ask us to pray that one specific evil leader be cut off or perhaps many, but praying in the Spirit will get us there. Who are the strong in Scripture? The answer is, those saints who stand righteously and obediently in the face of evil and are praying in God’s strength. Doesn’t it make sense that praying in tongues is essential in our preparation and equipping? We do not want to launch out in judicial prayer of our own making. As we seek God’s heart, pray covenantally and ask God to intervene, we begin to look like King David. This is precisely how King David prayed!