Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Praying the Psalms- Psalm 80

Jenny is on a journey of praying her way through the Psalms.  I was fortunate enough to join at the start.  Each weekend, we pray through one psalm and post our prayer and/or meditations on that psalm as the Lord leads. Check out her journey and join us in Praying the Psalms.

"Then we will not turn away from you;
   revive us, and we will call on your name.
 Restore us, O LORD God Almighty;
   make your face shine upon us,
   that we may be saved."  Psalm 80: 18-19
The summer, with all it days packed with outdoor fun that stretch into later bedtimes, is a time when I often struggle to stay spiritually awake.  I am often so tired in the mornings that I hit snooze one too many times and sleep my Quiet Time away.  Days turns into weeks and before I know it I have not sat before the Lord into too long.  My soul runs dry.  

Again, I purpose to get up early each morning and meet with Him.  My prayers echo the psalmist from those thousands of years ago.  Revive me, Lord, restore me.  Sometimes the Enemy succeeds in getting me to swallow the lie that He is tired of my faithlessness and of this pattern in my walk.  But He who is in me in greater than He who is in the world.   And He reminds me of His GRACE and no matter that I am faithless, He is faithful.  His grace and His faithfulness cover all my weakness and sin.

Father, thank You for Your grace, Your faithfulness and Your long-suffering toward me.  Revive me and restore the intimacy of our relationship and my joy in You.  In Jesus' name, amen.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Natalie, you have been on my mind a lot lately, so I have been praying for you. Hope you get your routine back.

Love you my friend,


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