Thursday, September 04, 2014

Asking Aright

“I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in… Give therefore Thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?  And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing” (1 Kings 3:7-10).  “O LORD, in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up” (Psalm 5:3).  “Keep thy heart with all diligence” (Proverbs 4:23).  “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6,7). 

Eternal souls are in our care,
The souls for whom our Savior died. 
How rightly, then, we lift our prayer
To God for wisdom He’ll provide. 

It pleases God when we have asked
For things conforming to His will. 
We need His wisdom when we’re tasked
With work God calls us to fulfill. 

As in the prayer of Solomon
For understanding in his heart,
Until our work on earth is done,
We need God’s wisdom from the start. 

It’s right to pray to God each morning
And in His Word to hear His voice,
To know His counsel, heed His warning,
And in His fellowship rejoice. 

We keep our heart with diligence
As we have learned to rightly pray. 
The Lord shall be our Confidence
As we commit to Him our way. 

Lord, thank You for Your great command
To trust in You and never cease
To ask aright to understand,
And thereby find Your perfect peace.  

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