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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 tran

The conflicting prayers of Moses

Have you ever responded eagerly to a call by God only to have fear or apprehension enter the equation? Moses did. At first, the Burning Bush consumed his curiosity – but, amazingly, not the bush! As he turned aside to better see, he immediately heard God’s call. Moses answered like a school kid at roll call! But when he realized God wanted him to do something big , trepidations set in, and he begged God to send someone else. You know the rest of the story. Despite his hesitation, Moses obeyed God’s will and did the job he’d been asked to do – leading God’s people out of slavery. Exodus 3:4 – a prayer of Moses And when the Lord saw that he (Moses) turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he (Moses) said, Here am I. Exodus 4:13 And he (Moses) said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send. From  the Book of KJV Prayers  –  actual prayers from God’s