Prayer:Breakfast of Champions
Psalms 5:3-8,11&12 (NKJV)
Pastor Fredi Vega
Psalms 5:3 My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up. 4 For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You.
5 The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. 6 You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
7 But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear (awe) of You I will worship toward Your holy temple. 8 Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face.
11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You. 12 For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.
5 Tips From Psalm 5 To Gain Nourishment Through Prayer...
1. ASK EARLY
Ephesians 3:16 says, “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.”
C. S. Lewis wrote: “The moment you wake up each morning, all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists in shoving it all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other, larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in.”
2. HATE EVIL
If God hates evil then what should we do or how should we feel about it?
Romans 12:9 says, “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”
3. SEEK MERCY
Matthew 5:7 says, “Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.” And if we don’t treat others right how can we expect God to treat us right AND answer our prayers?
4. LIVE RIGHTEOUSLY
And when you live in the presence of God in prayer how can you not WANT TO live right? It's a choice! We must pray to be right and to live right in this world.
5. FIND REFUGE
If we believe He's our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble, why would we not want to be constantly talking to Him and seeking His grace?
Hebrews 4:16 says, “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”
If God is our refuge and strength, let us pray, asking for mercy and grace constantly. WHY? Because we need Him!
My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.
Prayer is the breakfast of champions...
The most important meal of the day! So let's eat!!!