Walk it Out Wednesday

Psalm 61 - Lead Me to The Rock

 On Sunday, Ron taught on Psalm 61:  Click HERE to listen to the sermon.

 "Prayer involves interacting with God: taking our needs and weaknesses to him and connecting with his heart and power."

 Why should we pray?

Because:                                                                       

·  Things are not the way they are supposed to be. (circumstances and relationships)

·       We are not all we were made to be. (ourselves.)                       

·    The world isn’t operating the way it was meant to. (our world)

 Where do we pray?

“From the ends of the earth.” (When you are far off from where you should be).

There are many ways we can be far off - feeling like we are at the "ends of the earth":

                  Loneliness

                  Danger

                  Fearful

                  Depressed

                  Anxious

              In an unexpected place… divorced, single, unhappy, unemployed, etc.

 When do we pray?

                  When our hearts are faint!

 What does it mean to be faint-hearted?

                  To lose strength; to be too weak to move forward

                  When we don’t know what to do or how to do it

                  When the trial seems too long or too difficult

                  Going from weak and needy to helpless

 What happens if you feel too weak to pray?

                  If you can think - you can pray!

                  If you can complain about your situation - you can pray!

                  If you have enough energy for self-pity - you can pray!

 Pray your way to safety!

                  “Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.” - a place of stability and security

                  “Be a strong tower against the enemy.” - a place of safety from enemies/ attack

                  “Let me dwell in your tent.” - a place to be with God.  Experiencing communion and God's presence

                  “Let me take refuge under you wings.” - protection and safety

Questions for Application

In what ways do you feel like you are faint-hearted or overwhelmed?

Can you relate to any of the examples of "being far off" - or at the ends of the earth?

Have you found yourself complaining instead of praying? In which situation?

May we encourage you to stop right now and bring that situation to God in prayer!

Also - these are great things to share with your small group - and as we join together Saturday, June 11th at 6pm for a church-wide prayer time!