Pastor’s Letter – May 7, 2020 – Consider Me

I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.

Psalm 119:158

Dear Church and Friends,

Would you ever consider a prayer, brave? The psalmist gives us a courageous prayer in our passage today. The word translated “consider” comes from the Hebrew verb ‘to look or see.’ When the Psalmist asks for the Lord to consider him he is opening the door for the Lord to take a deep look inside.

We know that he does look deep inside but we don’t often ask for that which is why I consider this to be a brave prayer. We’re all about asking for health for ourselves and our families, for salvation, for deliverance, for material needs, for favor, for peace, for things to be set right and so on.

How about today we ask the Lord to consider us. To take a deep look inside and do a reviving work in our soul. Whatever the results of such an examination might be the outcome can only be good.

Podcast: Psalm 119:158-159, Daily Dose Radio.

Music: Christ is Mine Forevermore by CityALight.

Prayer Request: Please pray today for the following.

  • Today is the National Day of Prayer. Please lift up our nation along with all the national, state, and local governments. We need the Lord to lead them and to keep them from evil influences.
  • Laura Steely’s brother-in-law, Junior has dementia and recently had a stroke. Pray that the family will be able to get him into a nursing home.
  • Laura Steely’s nephew James has cancer. Please pray for healing for him.

Catechism: The Principles of the Christian Religion.

Question 115: What sentence shall Christ pronounce upon the righteous?

Answer: Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”

All my best.

I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.

Psalm 119:159

Published by David B. Smith

Author, podcaster, pastor, and Big Pappa to my grandchildren.

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