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Asking Really Fulfills All Other Specific Conditions of Prayer, Part 18 (The Prayer Motivator Devoti

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Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Psalm 119:145-146 which reads: "I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes. I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies."

Allow me to share with you some important points regarding this verse from Matthew Henry's Commentary:

Here we notice that David directed his prayer to God: "I cried unto thee." Whither should the child go but to his father when any thing ails him? The great thing he prayed for was salvation: "Save me." A short prayer (for we mistake if we think we shall be heard for our much speaking), but a comprehensive prayer: "Not only rescue me from ruin, but make me happy.’’ We need desire no more than God’s salvation and the things that accompany it. He was earnest for an answer; and not only looked up in his prayers, but looked up after them, to see what became of them: "Lord, hear me, and let me know that thou hearest me.’’ We also notice David’s good purposes, by which he bound himself to duty when he was in the pursuit of mercy. "I will keep thy statutes; I am resolved that by thy grace I will;’’ for, if we turn away our ear from hearing the law, we cannot expect an answer of peace to our prayers. This purpose is used as a humble plea: "Save me from my sins, my corruptions, my temptations, all the hindrances that lie in my way, that I may keep thy testimonies.’’ We must cry for salvation, not that we may have the ease and comfort of it, but that we may have an opportunity of serving God the more cheerfully.

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