“Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭86:1-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Hi Good Thing,

The Psalms are a collection of songs, prayers, poems, and laments. Mostly ascribed to King David as the writer. In Psalm 86, David starts by saying “Incline your ear, Oh Lord, and answer me,” Can you picture that? God, the King of Glory, bending down to hear the cries of His children, in particular you; then actually answering your prayers?!?

David prays with such confidence that God will listen to him, and not just listen, but care about what he says. Friend, do you have that kind of confidence when you pray? Do you talk to God knowing that when you open your mouth and heart to Him, Heaven stops to turn it’s attention to you?

Only a man directly acquainted with God could come so boldly to the thrown of grace in his time of need. (Hebrews 4:16) Sis, the more we open God’s Word and study Him, the more Heaven becomes real to us and we can declare like Jesus did, when He said, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven!” (Matthew 6:10)

I don’t know about you, but my prayer life could use some strengthening, some revival of you will. Will you join me as I make time to become more intimate with God and His ways? I’ll be reading through the Psalms this month. Join me Sis, and let’s close out the month together in prayer; at the prayer picnic on Saturday, September 25th!

In Christ’s Love,
~Nate’s Good Thing