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April 29, 2010

Psalm 143 – (ESV)

I was having a discussion with our Small Groups Pastor, Rodger Weese (Read his blog, it’s killer), and we were talking about the incredible opportunity facing the church right now with the difficulties we face in our country and around the world.  He was sharing with me that we hear so often as the church, “We need to pray!”, but that we never ask the next incredibly important question.  What should we be praying?

There are a ton of Christians out there, including me from time to time, that are begging God for the wrong things for the wrong reasons.  Are we begging God for the American dream or are we praying to see God’s Kingdom come in the hearts of people?  Are we asking God to unveil our agenda for the earth or are we praying for the strength to lay our lives down for His will?

I was reminded of Psalm 143 and Shane and Shane’s rendition from their album “Psalms”.

“Teach me to do Your will Lord for You are my God.”

“revive me, revive me not for me but for Your name”

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3 Comments
  1. great post and great song. thanks for worshipping with me last night! i hope you guys have a great weekend. another song that i have been hearing lately that mixes the old with the new is Hawk Nelson’s version of “Tis so sweet” check it out here.

    http://www.elyrics.net/read/h/hawk-nelson-lyrics/_tis-so-sweet-lyrics.html

    http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/h/hawk_nelson/tis_so_sweet_crd.htm

  2. Helen permalink

    I love their music! Their harmonies amaze me! Oh that we would have hearts that only want God’s agenda….not ours!

  3. Cat permalink

    that is the kind of prayer we need to be asking God:

    “Are we begging God for the American dream or are we praying to see God’s Kingdom come in the hearts of people? Are we asking God to unveil our agenda for the earth or are we praying for the strength to lay our lives down for His will?”

    very convicting & humbling

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