2016-01-16 - Calling on God
Originally Published 2014-10-18
Psalm 17:6--"I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer."
The Bible is full of examples of men and women turning to God with prayer. When David was under attack by others, he turned to God in prayer. David knew that God would listen and answer his prayer. Moses spoke with God, when the Israelites complained about food and water during the journey to the Promised Land. God responded by providing for His people. The prophets frequently prayed to God. Inside the belly of the whale, Jonah prayed to God, and his prayer was answered. Jesus provides us the best example. He frequently withdrew to communicate with His Father. When asked by His Disciples how to pray, Jesus gave us the model prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13.
We, too, can call on God any hour of the day or night. He is always listening. He hears and will answer our prayers. Have you talked to God today?
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.