I was not the preacher on Sunday. I thought you may like to read something from a while back on prayer.

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PRAYERS OF GREAT PEOPLE

Daniel 2:1-23; Psalm 63; Acts 4: 25-29

How do you cope with struggles and disappointments in life? O so you don’t have any?

Well David – that young man chosen by the Lord through Samuel to be King – he had plenty. God chose him because of his heart – but it wasn’t one of those Valentine Day’s hearts – all perfect and shaped. It had many problems. And not everyone followed David. Even Absolom his Son tried to overthrow him.

Psalm 63 portrays David – not on the throne – or valiantly chopping Goliath’s head off – but in the desert. We are told he was in the desert just after that Absolom incident – where trust and confidence had been broken.

David teaches us the meaning of drawing aside to restore that passion for life and God that we so easily lose when disappointed…

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About robinpalmer

I am a Presbyterian Pastor living and working in Browns Bay on the North Shore of Auckland in New Zealand. We moved here at the end of March 2011 after spending five years in Wellington the capital city. I am passionate about what I do - about communicating and writing. I also enjoy my counselling work, especially with young people.

Posted on September 5, 2012, in Sunday Morning Sermons. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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