02/05/2023–Powerful Prayer from Psalm 43

02/05/2023–Powerful Prayer

[BASED ON] Psalm 43 (NKJV–Bible Gateway)
(Prayer to God in Times of Trouble)

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1…Vindicate me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

2…For You are the God of my strength. Why do you cast me off? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

3…Oh, send out your light and Your truth! Let them lead me. Let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling places.

4…Then I will go to the altar of God (to God–my exceeding joy) and on the harp I will praise You, O God, my God.

5…Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him (the salvation of my countenance and my God).

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Lord, we are caught in the midst of a rather ungodly world (not just a single nation) right now, and we are counting on you for deliverance from deceitful and unjust men who are walking in the realms of darkness and deceit–caught in the traps of the devil, into which they are continually trying to lure us, as well.

You alone, Lord, are our strength. We believe that you will not ignore our need, or cast us off. Sometimes, though–in the natural–we feel like the surrounding oppression is causing us to mourn or become depressed.

So, today we ask you to help us, as your Body–the Church–to remember to hold up our heads, open our mouths, and sing praises to you, because you are our Father, our High Priest, and our Comforter–all rolled into one, and even as we live in you, you live in us.

You ARE the Light and the Truth, and because you DO live in us, we don’t have to travel long distances or be in any special surroundings, in order to praise you, or fall at your feet in worship–with overflowing joy.

This day, we speak directly to our minds, our wills, and our emotions, and we say, “Stop being cast down! Stop living in fear and worldly noise!”

Our hope is in YOU, Father God, and we WILL praise you, and remember that–even in the presence of so much ungodliness–you ARE our salvation, and we will let YOU shine from within, and be able to help others do the same–with direct help from Holy Spirit, and in the name of Jesus.


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Scripture taken from the New King James Version®

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