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Prayer – Part 1

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My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up. Psalm 5:3

Dale’s note: My Pastor began a series of Sermons on Prayer a few weeks ago. These posts for the next few days will reinforce what we are learning about Prayer at FBC Litchfield:

Consistent, daily prayer, or “morning by morning,” as verse 3 can be translated, is a beginning point to spiritual effectiveness in prayer. David uses the Hebrew word `arak “direct,” in the declaration that he would direct his petitions to God daily. `Arak is most frequently used in Moses’ writings in reference to the priests “setting in order” the sacrifices to be brought before the Lord each day (Exodus 40:4). It also describes an army being “set in array” in preparation for battle (Judges 20:20–22). This indicates an ordered strategy for battle. Thus, David declares here that he had a well-thought-out order to his prayers, a daily prayer strategy filled with purpose and meaning.

Hayford, Jack; and Middlebrook, Sam, Living the Spirit Filled Life, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers) 1998, c1992.

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