Lenten Devotional: March 27th

  • March 27, 2014

Psalm 86

“Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.”

In this Prayer of David, we are reminded that our merciful God is always with us to guide us and strengthen us as we seek peace and grace to help us get though the trials and temptations of our daily lives. Our God is unconditional with love and grace and will forgive us our sins and failures to lead a life of good works if only we ask for forgiveness. If we stumble, God is there, if we need Divine support to work through moral, physical and emotional challenges, God is there—an omnipresent lifeline ready to listen, uplift, and give us courage if we will only take time to seek comfort and Holy sustenance. Even in our darkest hours, we trust that God is there to listen to our pleas. In fact, Psalm 86 tells us that the more oppressed we are, the more likely God is to respond. Verse 7 says it best: “In the day of my trouble, I will call upon Thee for thou wilt answer me.”

Holy and forgiving Lord. You are our everlasting rock and salvation. You provide support and love to all who believe and call upon you. Guide us, sustain us and forgive us always and grant us your steadfast love, wisdom, grace, strength and peace when we reach out to you in prayers of supplication and gratitude. Amen

~David C.