What to Pray When the Year is not Easy on the Resolutions

Cornerstone Church of Littlerock

Sunday, February 6, 2010      Jim DeVore, Pastor

Psalm 4   When the Year is not Easy on the Resolutions
  1. The Problems   (Numbers in parenthesis are verses from Psalm 4)
  • Distress (1)
  • Unheard Prayers  (1)
  • Bad Reports on Your Good Behavior  (2)
  • Angry People with Revenge in Mind  (2,4)
  • People Living in Delusion  (2)
  • Friends without Hope  (6)
  1. The Solutions
  • God is and wants to be with you! (3)
  • God hears you!  (3)
  • Pray for your enemies, that anger does not rule them!  (4)
  • Pray for yourself, that anger does not rule you!  (Eph. 4:26-27)
  • Pray for your enemies and yourself to make things right! (5)
  • Pray for God to be obvious! (6)
  • Remember God’s peace is better than the world’s peace.(7-8)

What to Pray When the Year is not Easy on the Resolutions!

Psalm 4

Pray this prayer and make it your song just as David did!

4:1 For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

Praying for Self Praying for Friends Praying for Foes
1b.  Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.

3 Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him.

7 You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.

8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

6 Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?” Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD.

2 How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods? <Selah>

4 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. <Selah>

5 Offer right sacrifices and trust in the LORD.