THE POWER AND MIRACLE OF PRAYER
Part 31: Carry Your Burdens To The Lord In Prayer (Psalms 55: 17)
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In the name of God Master, of the Universe, Ruler of the earth
Editors Note: Those that have come to Christ have piled up, stacked up countless burdens and concerns at the altar. Some go uncounted for as they are to numerous to count. Meanwhile there was a man who attempted to take his burdens with him from the altar, he felled down. There was also a man who hired a mule to assist him in taking his burdens back home with him. The mule fell down also due to the weight.
But I saw John light as a feather as he got up from his knees. He had learned to leave all his burdens with the Lord as He was able to carry the load. Also he had no power to solve his problems that he took to the Lord. John knew that the Holy Spirit would lead, guide and direct him. I saw him in mediation looking to the Lord staying in the Spirit.
Peace be unto you. To the Church (the Church of Christ Jesus the Prophets and Apostles) and believing Christians everywhere. To those that believe in the Bible (the Spirit of God) as the supreme authority that governs all of humankind. In this we give thanks to God the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit that leads and guides us the straightway.
David saw the great burdens that were cast upon those like him that met mis-guided destruction by enemies that were close friends. What also of the treachery of those that have your blood? We therefore are grateful to God for another lesson that helps us along the way and we gain hope and inspiration from the Psalms in prayer. However neither David nor anyone else is immune from the distress caused by the treachery of close friends. But what is a friend? Can you have a friend that does not know Jesus? So if you know Jesus do you make a good friend? What about those that strive to know Jesus as they mediate and study? No one will come to know Jesus overnight. Thus as friendships grow so will you grow in Christ.
At Psalms 55 David expresses his dismay over the disloyal behavior of a close friend. Our primary verse is verse 17 however we will note the previous and following verses which are 16 & 18. We also suggest that you read and study this entire Psalms.
Psalms 55: 16-18: “As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.”
55:17: “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud; and he shall hear my voice.”
55: 18: “He hath delivered my soul in peace for the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.”
David with good sense called upon the Lord. There is no one in the flesh that can save us. Thus we as did David called upon the Lord in times of trouble and when in joy and peace. Meanwhile our primary verse has a major subject that notes that David prayed on a consistent basis. The Bible teaches us that Daniel also prayed without ceasing. Just as David we come also obeying the Word and praying without ceasing. (Also see I Thessalonians 5: 17 “Pray without ceasing,” and Daniel 6: 10).
At verse 18 we are reminded that some have achieved a victory but are not at peace. But David was given victory with peace. Prayer is a road to peace. Now for a prominent cross reference (141st Division of Psalms) for our primary verse taken from Psalms 55: 17. We also suggest that you refer back to our previous discussions on Psalms 5: 3 and 88: 13 as they relate to our discussion at this place.
At the 141st Division of Psalms David seeks wisdom to resist temptation. We need God and wisdom to protect us against criticism. We come so many times and days with a burden cast upon us by those that are troubled by the Word of God. Thus we pray for strength to act Christ-like in the midst of storms of blasphemy. Again more than once we relate to David and his prayer at this place. Our primary verse is verse 2 however we will include the first verse noted here. We also suggest as always that you read and study this entire Psalms of 10 verses.
Psalms 141: 1-2: “Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.”
“Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.”
David often cried unto the Lord. This is an earnest prayer to God. We cry unto the Lord and we suggest that all that the saints should lift up holy hands unto the Lord in righteousness. At our primary verse David compared his prayers to the literal offerings that were required in the Jewish worship service. See Hebrews 13: 15 for a similar comparison.
We carried our burdens to the Lord. We also left them there. We thus pray for the strength to leave our cares and concerns at the altar as they are too heavy for us to carry.
Peace and Golden Paradise, Brother Carl A. Patton a willing slave and servant of Almighty God and Christ Jesus writing for the FreedomJournal Press a God Fearing Free Press 14 October 2009 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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