Answer Me, for I am Poor and Needy

What a model for prayer is the singer, songwriter, and King, David. These sentences are filled with deep, heart cries to and bold declarations of a great God. They provide a powerful way to start your day today, talking with the Father:

 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. 

There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
nor are there any works like yours. 
All the nations you have made shall come
and worship before you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name. 
For you are great and do wondrous things;
you alone are God. 
Teach me your way, O LORD,
that I may walk in your truth;
unite my heart to fear your name. 
I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name forever. 
For great is your steadfast love toward me;
you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol. 

O God, insolent men have risen up against me;
a band of ruthless men seeks my life,
and they do not set you before them. 
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. 
Turn to me and be gracious to me;
give your strength to your servant,
and save the son of your maidservant. 
Show me a sign of your favor,
that those who hate me may see and be put to shame
because you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.


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