Sunday, July 18, 2010

Daily devotional: Ask the Lord to be my strength and salvation

Scripture
O LORD, be gracious to us;
we long for you.
Be our strength every morning,
our salvation in time of distress.

Isaiah 33:2 NIV

Observation
What a beautiful prayer. The saying, "The Lord helps those who help themselves" could not be further from the truth. The Lord wants us to look to Him in desperation of spirit, to rely and depend on Him, not to think that we are our own strength and can save ourselves.

Application
Pray this prayer! Long for the Lord. Ask Him to be my strength every morning.

Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for today, for the refreshing rain, for community of believers. And thank you for being my strength and salvation in a material way this week, for providing for every need and detail in perfect timing. I trust and fear You. Please continue to be my strength every morning, my salvation in time of distress. You are worthy of putting my trust. Please continue to lavish Your most excellent grace on me. I long for You and love You, Lord Jesus!

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