Prayer From Psalm 90

The Psalms are often a big inspiration for prayer to me. Many of them being prayers themselves, it is easy to read them as a guide for praying. What better inspiration for prayer than God’s Word itself? I was inspired today while reading Psalm 90, especially verses 11-17.

Verse 11: “Who considers the power of your anger, and your wrath according to the fear of you?”

I know for me personally I do not think enough about God and His anger. I know I do not fear God as I should. Yet, I know it is Biblical to fear God, because it says the fear of The LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Therefore we should pray: “God, help me consider your wrath and anger, that I may fear you.”

Verse 12: “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”

To me the key phrase in this verse was heart of wisdom. Often I think about having a wise mind, in order to make wise decisions. But how often are my decisions influenced by my heart? Therefore we should also pray: “God, give me a heart of wisdom.”

Verse 14: “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.”

Satisfy us in the morning, what an amazing phrase. God, being the most ultimate and awesome being in the universe should satisfy us beyond anything else. Yet I know how often I seek other people or things to bring me satisfaction and not God. Therefore in the morning when we wake, we should pray: “God, satisfy me with your steadfast love.”

Verse 16: “Let your work be shown to your servants”

God is always working, however sometimes it is easy to doubt that God is even there. When we go through difficult times it may be hard to see how God is working. Therefore we should pray: “God, let your work be shown to me, that I may praise you.”

Verse 17: “Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of your hands upon us”

Lastly we should pray: “God, put your favor upon me, establish your work in my life.”

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