As believers, prayer is an essential part of our daily lives. When things are going well, we pray to our Heavenly Father with joy and gratitude. When things appear to be going sideways in our lives, we pray a lot more often, and our prayers become impassioned pleas as we cry out to God with all we’ve got.
Our prayers are sometimes in quick response to a situation, or, like David’s intention in this verse, planned for with time set aside. When we have the privilege to approach the Lord in this way, our prayers become as incense set before His throne. Lit with the fire of His Spirit. Burning with sweet surrender. Our hands lifted to heaven as a sacrifice of praise.
Today, let’s take the time to set our prayer before Him with our full attention. It will definitely please our King, and it will strengthen our souls as we invest our time in the One who loves us beyond measure.