Pray and Watch

“Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my groaning.  Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.  In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; in the morning I will order my prayer to you and eagerly watch.” ~ Psalm 5:1-3

How many people cried out to God for help this morning?  How many people cried out to God with the expectancy that He will hear your voice?  How many people ordered up their prayer to God and now eagerly watch for his answer?

My hunch is that more people would answer in the affirmative to the first and second questions than the third.  The follow-up application is to consider why it is that that we don’t pray with and eager, expectant watch for the answer of the almighty God.  Maybe it is time that we heed the words of God spoken through the brother of Jesus, “You do not have because you do not ask.  You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures” (James 4:2b-3).

O Lord, I long to be a disciple who will order up prayers to you in intimate communion with the God who made me.  Let my heart be ever turned towards your heart, and teach me to have the bold, confident, faith to eagerly watch for your answer!