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Praying to hear and be heard

Many Psalms began as the personal prayers of King David, who consistently turned to God with his problems and praise. These prayers and others in the Bible still speak for us today.Psalm 143:1, 7-8 from the King James VersionHear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.From the Book of KJV Prayers - actual prayers from the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) collected by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019 …Psalm 143:1, 7-8paraphrased into everyday English

Sacrificing fear and anger for prayer

Flames and people raging. Wild fires. Wild accusations. Everywhere anger. Everywhere fear! What in the blazes is going on! 
This Bible prayer from Psalms reminds us: Throw prayer onto the flames!

May every fear, every worry, every flare-up become fuel for prayer. May everything that incenses us become incense to the Lord.Psalm 141:1-3 – a prayer of David
from the King James Version

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.Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.From the Book of KJV Prayers - actual prayers from the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) collected by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019 …Psalm 141:1-3 – a prayer of David
paraphrased into everyday EnglishI’m calling to You, Lord.Please hurry and help!Let my prayers come before Youlike incense.Let the lifting of my hands

Praying for God to protect

King David, a strong man of God, found strength in praying for God’s protection. Many of his Bible prayers in the book of Psalms provide a pattern of praying for God to protect us in frightening times that threaten our safety.Psalm 140:1, 7 – a prayer of David
from the King James Version
Deliver me, O Lord,
from the evil man:
preserve me
from the violent man;
O God the Lord,
the strength of my salvation,
thou hast covered my head
in the day of battle.
From the Book of KJV Prayers - actual prayers from the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) collected by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019 Psalm 140:1, 7 – a prayer of David
in everyday English
Deliver me from evil, Lord!
Protect me from violence.
O Lord, my God,
my mighty Savior,
You have covered
my head for the battle.
From the Book of Bible Prayers – actual prayers of the Bible collected from a variety of translations and paraphrased into everyday English by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019 ...

Praying to our Creator God

How strange that the slogan “All Lives Matter” has been a recent source of dissension and debate! Instead of viewing those words as a political or social statement, let’s try to get a glimpse of God’s perspective.Revealed throughout the Bible, this higher view shows us clearly that all lives matter to our Creator God – the God of Love Who favors each of us equally and uniquely – the Holy God Who created each of us to be forever in His presence, His family.Perhaps this Bible prayer from the book of Psalms will help us to refocus our vision.Psalm 139:13-24 – contemporary versionLord, You formed my inward parts.
You wove me in my mother’s womb!
I give thanks to You, for I am
fearfully and wonderfully made.Your works fill me with wonder,
and my very soul knows that quite well.My frame was never hidden from You
when I came together in secret – as though
skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth.Your eyes have seen my embryonic self,
and in Your book You have written
all the days ordained for m…

Prayer for God’s intervention

Troubled times now, troubled times in Bible days….
This prayer from God’s Word can be prayed appropriately now and any time we place our praise, trust, and concerns before the Lord.

Psalm 71:1-12 paraphrased into everyday English
I put my trust in You, O Lord. Help me never to be confused about that. Rescue me. Free me for You do what’s right. Stay inclined to listen to me and deliver me. Be to me a Rock where I can safely hide. Give Your command to rescue me, for You are my high ridge and fortress. Rescue me, my God, from the power of evil, from the clutches of cruel oppressors.
O Lord, my only hope is in You. From childhood I have trusted You, Lord. Yes, from the moment of my birth and even in my mother’s womb, You have tended me.
No wonder I’m always praising You. No wonder my life provides an example to many, because You have been my strength and protection. No wonder I daily declare Your praise and glory!

Praying Psalm 70 in turbulent times

During his lifetime, King David often found himself surrounded by hate and ill will. In physical, mental, and spiritual danger – as we are today – this beloved man of faith turned to God, seeking protection, deliverance, and peace. 
In the midst of his own troubles, however, David prayed for others who sought God’s help. Like Christ, King David prayed for us.


Psalm 70 – prayer of David from King James Version 
Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord.
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt. Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O Lord, make no tarrying.
From the Book of KJV Prayers - actual prayers from the King James Version of th…

Praying for God’s protection

In this prayer-psalm, King David asks God to protect him – not from the enemy, whoever or whatever that might be – but from fear. He also prays, in essence, to be kept untouched by the ills and ill-will around him.


Psalm 64:1-2 – a prayer of David from the King James Version of the Bible
Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
From the Book of KJV Prayers - actual prayers from the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) collected by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019 

Psalm 64:1-2 – a prayer of David paraphrased into contemporary English
Hear my voice, O God, even when I complain!
Protect my life from fear
and dread of terror.
Hide me from hateful plots and hate-filled people,
from trouble-making mobs.

From the Book of BiblePrayers – actual prayers of the Bible collected from a variety of translations and paraphrased into everyday English by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019

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