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February 7, 2013

One Month to Love | Day 19

“My heart has heard You say, ‘Come and talk with Me.’ And my heart responds, ‘Lord, I am coming.’” Psalm 27:8 (NLT)

When you read this Psalm is there any wonder why David is known as “a man after God’s own heart?” That didn’t happen without cooperation. David sought the Lord with his whole heart. He meditated on God’s Word day and night. David was a man of prayer and worship. You can’t read the Psalms without feeling that you are observing the sacred communion of a man and his God.

As you read this Psalm in your Lectio Divina today, ask God what He is saying to you. How does David’s relationship with God encourage you? What does this Psalm teach us about prayer? While it is so easy to treat prayer as our laundry list of requests and say, Amen. David’s own prayer life shows us that it is so much more. Notice who takes the initiative in this passage. In the previous verse David says, “Hear me as I pray, O Lord.  Be merciful and answer me!” Now read today’s passage out loud. Write down your thoughts about it.

Then read it again and this time ask God what He wants you to do with what you’re reading. How can you apply this in your own prayer life?

Read it out loud one more time and listen. Give God time to speak to your heart. Keep the conversation going through the day.