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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Day 108: The written prayer

Today's Reading: Psalm 17, 35, 54, 63

Did you ever wonder how we received all these prayers of David? For sure, there was no one sitting there with a tape recorder and a microphone. I doubt someone sat at his knee as he prayed and took down dictation. I'm wondering if David had a prayer journal, or scroll, that he pulled out during the morning hours or quiet evenings by the fire.

By reading David's prayers, we not only see into his character and his struggle, we receive help with our own prayer life. We can identify with David and his words can become our words.

The Psalms have ministered to people all over the world for many generations. Their value is beyond value. All because someone wrote them down and preserved them for us.

Have you ever thought of the value of your own character, struggle and prayers? Imagine your children or grandchildren or friends having the opportunity to see your struggles and prayers in naked form. Might God use your prayer life to strengthen someon who comes behind you in this life.

Consider a prayer journal. It doesn't need to be anything fancy. You don't have to write in it everyday. But consider writing out your prayers. Who knows how God might use them?

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