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Be vigilant with a view to prayers

Be vigilant with a view to prayers.—1 Pet. 4:7.

Prayer of David, psalm 51

Prayer of David, psalm 51 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In our prayers, we may often petition Jehovah for His help in satisfying our needs and in overcoming obstacles. The “Hearer of prayer” lovingly listens to our appeals for help. (Ps. 65:2) However, we should also endeavour to focus on other forms of prayer. These include those of praise, thanksgiving, and supplication. There are many reasons why our prayers to Jehovah should include words of praise. For instance, we are moved to praise him when we think of “his works of mightiness” and “the abundance of his greatness.” (Ps. 150:1-6) Why, the six verses of the 150th Psalm exhort us 13 different times to praise Jehovah! With deep reverence for God, the composer of another psalm sang:

“Seven times in the day I have praised you because of your righteous judicial decisions.” (Ps. 119:164)

Jehovah surely deserves to be praised. Therefore, should we not praise him in our prayers “seven times in the day,” that is, very often? w13 11/15 1:1, 3, 4

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Preceding articles:

  1. Our openness to being approachable
  2. Natural inclinations and Praying and asking
  3. Always rejoicing Praying constantly Giving thanks for everything
  4. Psalm 66 HRV
  5. Psalm 66 OJB
  6. Praying and acts of meditation without ceasing
  7. Praying is surrendering in all circumstances
  8. Be sound in mind and be vigilant with a view to prayers

Dutch version / Nederlandstalige versie: Weest waakzaam met het oog op gebeden

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Additional reading:

  1. Blaming their circumstances for what they are
  2. Blind leading the blind
  3. Humility and the Fear of the Lord
  4. People Seeking for God 3 Laws and directions
  5. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #6 Prayer #4 Attitude
  6. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #8 Prayer #6 Communication and manifestation
  7. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #10 Prayer #8 Condition
  8. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #16 Benefits of praying
  9. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #17 Sorts of prayers
  10. God is my refuge and my fortress in Him I will trust
  11. Give your worries to God
  12. True riches
  13. Exceeding Great and Precious Promise
  14. A Breath for tomorow
  15. God Feeds The Birds
  16. Rejoicing in the day
  17. Heed of the Saviour
  18. A Living Faith #7 Prayer

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  • Lets Praise God With Freedom Of Emotion – Psalm 9 (craigbenno1.wordpress.com)
    I was reminded of Jesus telling us that we should love the Lord our God, with all our heart, mind and strength. And I asked myself, “Do I really praise and sing to God, with all my heart? Do I allow my emotions freedom to praise him with everything? Do I sing praises directly to God, with gladness? Do I thank God with gusto?”
  • Confident that You’ll Answer (tithebarn.wordpress.com)
    I remember hearing a rabbi say that the right place to start reading the Bible was in the book of Psalms. It’s an interesting thought isn’t it? You might think to begin at the beginning, or to first learn the historical story, or attempt to understand its high theology. So, why the Psalms?
  • Strong Tower (revelation217.com)
    A tower of strength in times of trouble.
    That’s Who He is. And who of us does not need a tower of strength?
  • Reflective Moment ‘Wonderfully Made’ (mylordmyfriend.com)
    David has found and knows for himself, that God knows us and watches over us and guides us like a perfect Father.

    God loves us individually, that is why, Salvation, is a personal commitment of repentance and to follow our loving God, and let Him watch over us.
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    Enjoy the intimacy of the Psalm, and understand we are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made by the hands of a loving Creator God, Everybody likes to feel loved, and the psalm reiterates the Omniscient of God {All-knowing} in verse 1 to 6. The Omnipresent {ever present} verse 7 to 12 and The Omnipotent {All-powerful}, verse 13 to 15: and that is Who we are loved by.Enjoy the intimacy of the Psalm, and understand we are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made by the hands of a loving Creator God, Everybody likes to feel loved, and the psalm reiterates the Omniscient of God {All-knowing} in verse 1 to 6. The Omnipresent {ever present} verse 7 to 12 and The Omnipotent {All-powerful}, verse 13 to 15: and that is Who we are loved by.

  • Day 26 Keep the Praises Rising (cutpaste.typepad.com)

    We tend to try everything to fix situations in our lives except turn to God. We turn to medication before prayer, friend’s advice before God’s advice and self-help books before the Bible.

    Our only hope and the only hope of every struggling person we know is for them to turn their life over to God!

    Psalm 107:9 …he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

    Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

    God alone satisfies our every desire and makes our lives feel complete, nothing lacking. But it’s only as we trust him enough to place all the pieces of our lives before him and call him my Shepherd.

  • The Psalms as a Divine Tom-tom (avowofconversation.wordpress.com)
    A few months ago I discovered Father Lazarus Moore’s translation of the Psalter, which is available online here. (It’s available in Word somewhere too, but I can’t find it now). Apart from being a highly recommended translation of the Septuagint Psalter (the esteemed Esteban Vázquez praises it here as “at once laconic and lyrical”), it also has an introductory essay on the Psalms that is one of the best things I remember reading on them. In it Father Lazarus discusses not only the nature, content, and theology of the Psalms, but also their use and impact as the prayer book of the Church.
  • Your Prayer Life Is Better Than You Think | Desiring God (debbiehughett1.wordpress.com)
    As I was asking my heavenly Father what He was saying to me, a song by David Crowder  came to mind. It’s about God being holy. I have been humming it all week. I thought I might pen a prayer in response. This confirms I have been humming a prayer all week.
  • Prayer as Response to God (fellowshiproom.org) > Call for Fire Seminar
    Prayer may be a response to God. When we pray, we may attribute a recent event in our lives to the providence or the judgment of God. When we thank God for food, or a new job, or an answer to another prayer, we respond to his action with our prayer.
  • A Morning Prayer (bministry.org)
    King David had a heart for God. Seeking God through reading, meditating and memorizing Law of God would keep David in tune with his heavenly Father. Prayer was a key part in David’s life.
  • Saturday, 24 January 2015 : 2nd Week of Ordinary Time, Memorial of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Psalm) (petercanisiusmichaeldavidkang.com)
    Clap your hands, all you peoples; acclaim God with shouts of joy. For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared; He is a great King all over the earth.

Be sound in mind and be vigilant with a view to prayers

But the end of all things has drawn close. Therefore, be sound in mind,+ and be vigilant* with a view to prayers.+ (NWT 1 Peter 4:7)

But the end* of all things has drawn close.+ Be sound in mind,+ therefore, and be vigilant* with a view to prayers.+ (Ref.B 1 Peter 4:7)

the end {Or, “complete end.” Gr., te′los} of all things has drawn close:

(Matthew 24:33): 33 Likewise also YOU, when YOU see all these things, know that he is near at the doors.+)

(James 5:9): Do not heave sighs* against one another, brothers, so that YOU do not get judged.+ Look! The Judge is standing before the doors.+

(Revelation 3:20): 20 Look! I am standing at the door+ and knocking. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,+ I will come into his [house] and take the evening meal with him and he with me.

be sound in mind:

(Romans 12:3): For through the undeserved kindness given to me, I tell everyone there among you not to think more of himself than it is necessary to think,+ but to think so as to have a sound mind, each one as God has given* to him a measure of faith.+

(1 Timothy 3:2): The overseer should therefore be irreprehensible, a husband of one wife, moderate in habits, sound in mind,*+ orderly, hospitable,+ qualified to teach,+
(Titus 2:6): Likewise, keep on urging the younger men to be sound in mind,+
(1 Peter 5:5): In like manner, YOU younger men, be in subjection+ to the older men. But all of YOU gird yourselves with lowliness of mind toward one another,+ because God opposes the haughty ones, but he gives undeserved kindness to the humble ones.+

be vigilant: Or “alert; awake.”

be vigilant with a view to prayers

(Colossians 4:2): Persevere in prayer,+ remaining awake in it with thanksgiving.+
(Luke 18:1): 18 Then he went on to tell them an illustration about the need for them always to pray and not to give up,+
(Romans 12:12): 12 Rejoice in the hope. Endure under tribulation.+ Persevere in prayer.+
(Ephesians 6:18): 18 while with every form of prayer+ and supplication you carry on prayer on every occasion in spirit.+ And to that end stay awake, constantly making supplication in behalf of all the holy ones.

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Preceding articles:

Always rejoicing Praying constantly Giving thanks for everything


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16 Always be rejoicing.+ 17 Pray constantly.+ 18 Give thanks for everything.+ This is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not put out the fire of the spirit.+ 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt.+ 21 Make sure of all things;+ hold fast to what is fine. 22 Abstain from every form of wickedness.+ (NWT)

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16 Always be rejoicing.+ 17 Pray incessantly.+ 18 In connection with everything give thanks.+ For this is the will of God in union with Christ Jesus respecting YOU. 19 Do not put out the fire of the spirit.+ 20 Do not treat prophesyings with contempt.+ 21 Make sure* of all things;+ hold fast to what is fine.+ 22 Abstain from every form of wickedness.+ (Ref.B.)

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18 Then he went on to tell them an illustration with regard to the need for them always to pray and not to give up,+ (Luke 18:1)

12 Rejoice in the hope.+ Endure under tribulation.+ Persevere in prayer.+ (Romans 12:12)

 Roll upon Jehovah your way,+ And rely upon him,+ and he himself will act.+ (Psalm 37:5)

16 As for me, to God I shall call out;+ And Jehovah himself will save me.+ (Psalm 55:16)

22 Throw your burden* upon Jehovah himself,+ And he himself will sustain you.+ Never will he allow the righteous one to totter.+ (Psalm 55:22)

18 Jehovah is near to all those calling upon him,+ To all those who call upon him in trueness.*+ (Psalm 145:18)

10 Who among YOU people is in fear+ of Jehovah, listening to the voice of his servant,+ who has walked in continual darkness+ and for whom there has been no brightness? Let him trust in the name of Jehovah+ and support himself upon his God.*+ (Isaiah 50:10)

But when you pray, go into your private room and, after shutting your door, pray to your Father who is in secret.+ Then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you. (Matthew 6:6)

23 And in that day+ YOU will ask me no question at all. Most truly I say to YOU, If YOU ask the Father for anything+ he will give it to YOU in my name.+ (John 16:23)

24 This is why I tell you, all the things you pray and ask for, have faith that you have received them, and you will have them.+ (Mark 11:24)

18 while with every form of prayer+ and supplication YOU carry on prayer on every occasion in spirit.+ And to that end keep awake with all constancy and with supplication in behalf of all the holy ones,(Ephesians 6:18)

Do not be anxious over anything,+ but in everything by prayer and supplication+ along with thanksgiving let YOUR petitions be made known to God;+ (Philippians 4:6)

Be persevering in prayer,+ remaining awake in it with thanksgiving,+ (Colossians 4:2)

while YOU throw all YOUR anxiety+ upon him, because he cares for YOU.+ (1 Peter 5:7)

So if any one of you is lacking in wisdom, let him keep asking God,+ for he gives generously to all and without reproaching,*+ and it will be given him.+ (James 1:5)

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Preceding:

Natural inclinations and Praying and asking

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Altijd verheugend zonder ophouden biddend

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    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.
  • Scripture of the Day, 1/16 (sowegalive.com)
    at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
  • Night Light – The Moment Life Begins (mydelightandmycounsellors.wordpress.com) > Night Light – The Moment Life Begins
    Jesus Christ paid the price for your sin through His death on the cross. And through His miraculous resurrection, He rescued you from eternal destruction. You can reach out in faith to receive your free gift of new life. Jesus put the Good News this way: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).It really is that simple: If you choose to repent of your sin and receive the gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, you will be forgiven and receive His gift of eternal life.
  • Devotional Day # 5 Under Construction (mcsellersthoughtofthedaydotcom.wordpress.com)
    Have you ever felt you just can’t get it right in your life? Every time you try to take one step forward in your life you end up taking three steps back and you begin to feel like you’re just not a person worthy of forgiveness from others, your-self or God so you throw in the towel?
  • Kelly’s Word For The Day~ Press on Toward the Goal (fggam.org)
    Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
  • Reflective Moment ‘As Far As East Is From West’ (mylordmyfriend.com)
    In Christ we become a New Creation, and through confession, the wrong things we used to do, have been removed from us as far as the east is from the west.
  • Scripture at Sunrise 1.7.2015 (nlbclex.wordpress.com)
    “God slayed the most valuable person on the planet to show how much He hates sin and loves His glory.” -John Piper
  • on writing with my heart (breathe on me, breath of God) (derekmaul.wordpress.com)
    When we breathe, filling our lungs with air, our blood is pumped through a multitude of tiny clusters of microscopic air sacs called alveoli. In the alveoli, oxygen from the air is absorbed into our blood; the blood – re-infused with the oxygen we need to survive – then rushes off to take the oxygen where it needs to be before completing its circuit and returning for more.
  • God’s Justice Is Fully Satisfied By The Blood Of Jesus Christ (birdchirp.wordpress.com)
    We have redemption through Jesus Christ. Redemption means to “buy back.” Jesus bought us back at the tremendous price of His shed blood. All men belong to God by creation — the devil never created a man nor could he ever create a man. All men are God’s by creation; but only those who are saved, belong to God by redemption. Jesus bought back everything the first Adam sold to the devil in the Garden of Eden.
  • In Stillness, Christ Speaks (franciscanflowers.wordpress.com)
    Be true to Me and yourself / Be wise and true / Be love for the loveless / Be in and for Me.

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