THE POWER AND MIRACLE OF PRAYER
Psalms of Prayer & Praise
Part 65: Part II: Psalms 6: The Prayer of A Troubled Man
Editors Note: Any righteous heart is troubled regarding the on-going persecution by the enemies of God and His people. However there are more nights of moans and groans in prayer for one’s brethren that have his blood running in their veins? Our prayers go out for all that liveth friend and foe. But our family comes first. Have this wretched group succumbed in most cases as low as frog’s bottom as they wallow in lies, deceit and ill repute. Meanwhile they carry-on a never-ending campaign to paint a dark and dismal picture of this writer however to no avail. We come not complaining as we have been told of the blind, the lost and the stupid. Many thus come ignorant of many things as all have a lack of knowledge regarding something. But a family that seeks the destruction of another family member simply because they follow Christ and not man flirt with and will embrace stupidity in the end.
In the name of God Master, of the Universe, Ruler of the earth
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. Those called to great service are given the greatest prosperity that exists by God and not man.
Many days have passed and many will come that the troubled man will call out to God. Is this the destiny of those that walk and talk in the Spirit? I heard Marvin Gaye call out a song to the troubled man. Who did he speak of? Can a secular voice be also heard among the believers? Did this great man of song have a spiritual inclination in his songs? Meanwhile the trouble man noted in the FreedomJournal cry out just as the Psalmist and David cried out regarding the misery often set as a table for the oppressed. However we rejoice in the knowledge and Truth of the outcome of all things.
We will resume our discussion of Psalms 6 at verse 6.
Psalms 6: 6: “I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.”
David often in misery regarding the persecution of his enemies dreaded the night that was upon him. There were also many times that he had sleepless nights filled with his tears. Is there still rest for the weary when they call out to the Lord all the night long? Almighty God controls and regulates the time? Now follow us to several cross references where we see similar scripture regarding the misery of those tormented by the enemies of God but making the way smooth with prayer.
At Psalms 42 we see a message for us to trust the Lord. Thus when feelings of despair come upon you trust in the Lord for this is where your strength comes from. There was once a strong man as he could lift great weights, objects and things. He also worked hard at his vocation and in the gym. However I saw Samson who also had great strength but Samson knew his strength came from the Lord. Samson thus called on the Lord to help him just one more time as he killed more of the Philistines in death than he did in life. Are any weak in strength or in any other measure when they know God? To know God then is to rely on God to fight your battles, is this right?
Psalms 42: 3 “My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
David continues his lamentations over the mistreatment he received from his enemies. Brethren are the tears of the righteous really tears of joy? Thus are the cries of misery to the Lord the same as the cry of misery to someone in the flesh? Now follow us to another cross reference as we continue to reflect on similar scripture found at our primary verse taken from Psalms 6: 6.
At Psalms 69 we see a theme of a petition for God to draw near. Many of the saints will suffer severely for their posture of staying with God and not man. However there is joy in the morning. Once more we will see that the truly called to great service will taste sweet pain.
Psalms 69: 3 “I am weary of my crying my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.”
Here our beloved brother David reveals his intense feelings regarding his persecutions. But he had not lost faith in the Lord. However we come as did David in the flesh. Thus we are weak and we often render lamentations and moan and groan in words and in songs.
We will now return to our primary scripture and verses 7-9.
Psalms 6: 7-9: “Mine eyes is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.” (Also see Job 17:7 for another word on this theme. Job also as the Bible teaches us suffered but he never turned from God. Somebody needs to shout Hallelujah).
Here David cried so much that his eyes became sore. Turn now to Psalms 39 for another word that gives us the eternal hope that comes with our trust in the Lord.
Psalms 31: 9 “Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.”
At this place David describes the inner part of the human body as the soul and the belly as the body. Thus he reveals that he was distressed inside and outside. This is a forceful statement from David as to the extent of the persecutions that resulted from the attacks by his enemies and the enemy of God and His people.
6: 8: “Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.”
God will answer a prayer. Often we do not know when. Also of note is that there may not be a need for the prayer to be answered as God has already taken care of the situation. We thus need to understand that God is divine and all knowing, He knows best. Stay in the Spirit and enjoy the miracles of God. Stay lost and you will suffer from real tears that will never capture Joy. Here we see that God later answered the prayer of David thus giving him the courage to stand against his enemies.
6: 9: “The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.”
The intense and Godly devotion of David is seen in this verse as he renders the urgent message noted in supplication. To pray one has to have the ultimate respect for God. Now for our last and final verse.
Psalms 6: 10: “Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.”
As David reflects on his answered prayer he tells us that the enemy should return to their proper place and be ashamed of the attacks and persecution of David.
At Psalms 71 we find 24 verses and a prayer for the elderly. God who is a good God helps us through childhood and through old age. Look now at the last and final verse in this powerful Psalms.
Psalms 71: 24 “My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.”
Praises as noted in the verse previous to this one (verse 23) reveals that in music we make a joyful noise but often one may pay more attention to the music than the words. Meanwhile at verse 24 we see the tongue and verbal usage as a way to describe the righteousness of God. Once again we see an indication that one should be ashamed in their abuse of God’s servants noted in the word confounded.
Meanwhile as an aside do many or most church musicians here not the Lord but a melody? What of the people that hear the same thing? How can you hear the Lord in music?
Peace and Paradise,
Dr. Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press 25 April 2010 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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