David, son of Jesse, Descendant of Abraham, Psalmist, Musician, Shepherd, Mighty Man of Valor, Builder, Master Torah Scholar, Prophetic Prayer Savant, Renaissance Man of Repentance and Obedience to GOD, Revolutionary Praise and Worship Warrior, King of Israel and Judah… Chosen of GOD…
That’s The Pedigree of David.
If we can only learn one thing from the life of David, I strongly recommend that we, “Learn How to Pray like David Prayed!”
I call David a Prophetic Prayer Savant, because he holds the title for prayer in the scripture! David knew how to marshall the forces of Heaven on his behalf, and on behalf of the Children of Israel.
David’s prayers were based on his knowledge and understanding of the Word of GOD. All of his prayers were rooted in the Word, that is what makes them so phenomenal today!
I first learned this for myself when I felt the unction to pray seven Psalms a day, and then pray what I read out loud, over myself, others, the ministry, my Pastor…over all of us.
Amazing things happened.
I will be in prayer (with agreement) that the same happens to everyone who reads and prays these Psalms in faith along with me this Elul.
I am asking GOD to show You Great and Mighty things in the coming New Year, just because of who You are to Him.
May the LORD GOD of Heaven, Greet You During this New Year with Strategies, Remedies, Opportunities and Answers. LORD, Please Adorn them in Garments of Peace and make them Whole. Present them with Miracles Beyond Measure in the Secret Things they have need of, but have yet to ask of You out loud.
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
1 O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute [chase, pursue] me, and deliver me:
2 Lest they [will] tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
3 O Lord my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
6 Arise, O Lord, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
8 The Lord shall judge the people: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
17 I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.
39 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
- One of the hardest things we have to do is keep silent before the wicked. However, when we restrain ourselves when provoked, we elevate and strengthen spiritually.
2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
- dumb with silence [do-me-yaw] = I controlled my tongue, kept my composure
- I did not lash out or lash back with my tongue.
- held my peace [khaw-shaw] = I was still
3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,
4 Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.
- David spoke to GOD about the situation instead trying to defend himself to others, or trying to explain, complain, or win.
- David transformed the way he handled the pressures imposed upon him by Saul.
- By today’s Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube standards of behavior, many who say they follow Christ, are not following Him in this. Many “believers” are lashing out, lashing back, etc.
1 Bow down thine ear, O Lord, hear me: for I am poor and needy.
2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6 Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.
9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
11 Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.
15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me.
The above are a few examples of the prayers we can offer to GOD during the month of Elul. Elul is the time to search our hearts, look into our soul, get rid of all angst, all corrosive and corrupting thoughts of the past…
Don’t touch the dead thing…Don’t dig up any dead thing and drag it into your future.
Don’t rehearse the banned battle anymore inside your mind.
No rehashing the past, Let it all go!
Forgive and Repent.
…and may All GOD’s Goodness and Mercy follow you, overtake you, prepare the way for you and yours, into the New Year!
Posts Included in This Series on Prayer for Elul:
- Elul, Because of You
- Elul, What if Your Spiritual Identity is Prayer?
- Elul, Justice Shall You Pursue…
- Elul, The Time to Return to GOD…
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