The Lord will command His loving kindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me–a prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8
Sir Isaac Newton once said that he could take his telescope and look millions and millions of miles into space. Then he said, “But when I lay it aside, go into my room, shut the door, and get down on my knees in earnest prayer, I see more of heaven and feel closer to the Lord than if I were assisted by all the telescopes on earth.” Wow! What a beautiful statement reminding us this morning that prayer connects us to the very heart of God. The psalmist describes an ongoing, personal relationship with God. The Lord is his love during the day and his song in the night. Notice the title that the psalmist uses for God. He doesn’t reference Him as the God of his Sunday or the God of his hour. Rather, he calls Him the God of his life. This speaks volumes about the psalmist’s relationship and total surrender to the Lord. This is a picture of true worship–allowing Christ to live in and through every aspect of your life. E.M. Bounds, a 19th century pastor, wrote the following: “What the Church needs today is men whom the Holy Spirit can use–men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Spirit does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men–men of prayer.” As the pastor of The Station Church, may we be a church full of prayer warriors.