Praise the Lord | Psalm 40: 13-17

Praise the Lord | Psalm 40: 13-17

Be pleased to save me, Lord;
come quickly, Lord, to help me.

May all who want to take my life
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
be turned back in disgrace.
May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
be appalled at their own shame.
But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The Lord is great!”

But as for me, I am poor and needy;
may the Lord think of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
you are my God, do not delay.

PSALM 40:6-12

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You might notice that the setting of this video has changed from episode one. Our family kitchen and sitting room were burned in a house fire – just after we recorded episode one.

Everyone’s okay, but as the ash settles, this has become a time for me of learning to accept help from others. It is challenging my usual posture of independence.

And I wanna encourage you in this from Psalm 40. This is Episode Three of MTS Pray in May Devotions. I’m Russ Smidt, Director of Training.

Psalm 40 teaches us the ongoing trajectory of the Christian life is a deepening dependency upon God. Here’s a prayer, you and I need to pray more.

“Be pleased to save me, Lord. Come quickly, Lord, to help me.”

I’ve memorized this verse in the last week and I’ve found that the more I pray it, it is making me to be more dependent on God for his help. Please join me now in making it your prayer too.

Be pleased to save me, Lord. Come quickly, Lord, to help me. Amen.

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