Prayer Blog
  • Register

Prayer Blog

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Team Blogs
    Team Blogs Find your favorite team blogs here.
  • Login
    Login Login form

King David: A Man of Prayer

Posted by on in Men & Women of Intercession
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 447
  • 0 Comments
  • Print

b2ap3_thumbnail_King-David.jpgIt seems a fitting start, in the series on individuals of intercession, to discuss the man of prayer named King David. Since he practically wrote a whole entire book of prayer called the Psalms, found smack dab in the middle of our Bibles, we see many of his own accounts of desperate prayer and praise directed specifically towards the throne of God itself. Anyone who has spent any amount of time in the Psalms has noticed that David had a full spectrum of very raw and real human emotions, just as we do. But he had the bravery and the deep intimate relationship with the Lord to feel it appropriate to expose the reality of his life and the truest feelings of his heart to God Himself, because he knew God! Before David was lifted to the place of royalty, he was but a lowly and lonely shepherd. He spent days and years alone in the fields tending to sheep and mastered his harp, spending countless hours singing praises to God, fellowshipping, and praying. That is why his psalms are so intimate, because they sprung from an intimate relationship with God himself.

 


We often read his words and are in awe of his bravery and the reality of how relatable his feelings and situations were, and how perfect they are to model our own prayers after. It seems there are multiple purposes God has for the Psalms, and that the models of prayer, intercessions, and praises were placed there for us to imitate so that we may be able to intercede and achieve results as David did.


We will soon go into the many details of why the Psalms are such a model for our prayer lives, but before we get started, may we imitate the life that David lived and spend personal isolated time with God ourselves. Let us begin meditating on the Psalms this week during our personal daily devotional time, with the life of David in mind. Before we read a portion each day, may we pray that the Lord open our eyes to relate these words to our daily lives and struggles.

 

To cause our eyes to see how David prayed and how applicable each prayer not only can be used to intercede on our personal issues but also use as our own prayers on behalf of our nation.

 

That we are shown the importance of praise, as David spent most of his breath and a large majority of his song and prayers for the sole purpose of praising his creator even when he was in the depths of despair.

 

For our God is a good, merciful and omnipotent God regardless of our current and temporary circumstances. As we see here in the following song, David models the right heart and attitude to have towards God in thanksgiving and praise along with his pleading for mercies and rescues in time of distress.


Psalm 106:1-5
“Praise the Lord! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Who can list the glorious miracles of the Lord? Who can ever praise him enough? There is joy for those who deal justly with others and always do what is right. Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people; come near and rescue me. Let me share in the prosperity of your chosen ones. Let me rejoice in the joy of your people; let me praise you with those who are your heritage.”

Rate this blog entry:
1

Comments

Join a Prayer Group-slider

Ask a question