Want to avoid persecution…keep quiet!

Prayer, Part I  |  April 18

Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness
answer me, and in Your righteousness.
Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, for in Your sight no one
living is righteous.
For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground;
he has made me dwell in darkness, like those who have long been dead.
Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the
work of Your hands.
I spread out my hands to You; my soul longs for You like a thirsty land.
Answer me speedily, O LORD; my spirit fails! Do not hide Your face from me,
lest I be like those who go down into the pit.

Psalm 143:1-7

Father, we know that King David and others suffered as they sought to
fulfill Your expectations. We seldom suffer as we seek to do Your will.
Perhaps we are less overt in our efforts and we are spared suffering
because we do not engage in the battle. Help us this day to run the risk of
being persecuted as a result of our declared love for You.

We do not seek persecution Father, but if it comes as a result of our
efforts to serve You, so be it. Strengthen our resolve to be Your person in
the midst of a sinful world and allow Your enemies to become as was always
intended, Your children.

Give us love and wisdom in our witness. We pray in Jesus’ name, amen.

Bruce Caldwell

The Sola Scriptura Project

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