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King Saul isn’t trying to kill me but I will still pray like King David

Praying in the morning like King David

This morning when I woke up I remembered King David’s prayer in Psalm 5. He left directions for the director of music: for flutes. I don’t have a flute. And if you lent me one, I wouldn’t know how to play it.

But I can pray.

King David prayed early in the morning. He asked God for help. He was living in the wilderness with 600 men, trying to escape from King Saul who was trying to kill him.

No one is trying to kill me. I am not running away from a King who wants me dead. This morning I am going to see an accountant. The President of The United States wants me to pay taxes. And I will. However I want to seek wise counsel and only pay what I legally have to pay.

King Saul isn’t trying to kill me but the I will still pray like King David

Give ear to my words, O LORD,
consider my sighing.
Listen to my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
In the morning, O LORD, you
hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my
requests before you
and wait in expectation.
Psalm 5:1-4 (NIV)

I will trust  God like King David did. I will lay my requests before God in the morning and wait in expectation. This morning before the sun was up I trusted God with my prayer. Dear God, please give the accountant wisdom. Please protect our hearts and mind from worry.

Trust in the LORD with all
your heart
and lean not on your own
In all your ways acknowledge
and he will make your
paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5,6 (NASB)


Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow,
it empties today of its strength.
― Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook

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Today I pray you will trust in the Lord with all your heart. I pray you will not lean on your own understanding. I pray that in all your ways you will acknowledge Him, and that your paths will be straight.

Don’t worry. Be strong. Trust.

xo Pamela

About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • La McCoy

    Love the imagery.

  • Praying for you Pamela. This morning I took the boys to school and then realized I did not have my purse with me. Which meant I could not put gas in my just about empty tank till I got all the way home. So, after dropping them off I did what I usually do when things get overwhelming. I sang to Him. And the song I picked? “Jesus Never Fails.” We on the other hand do trip up here and there. So glad He already knew that.

    • Hello Anne,
      Thank you for praying.
      Did you get to the gas station before you ran out of gas?
      I am so thankful for answered prayers and for peace in the midst of a mess.

      • Yes, I did. God made sure I was safe. Just like a loving dad would. Yes, I am also thankful for answered prayers in our messes. Looking forward to hearing how He answered yours.

        • Anne,
          The accountant goes to my church, and I know his wife and daughter-in-law. God directed us to a man we can trust with our finances. Yippee!

  • Praying with you this morning.

    • Thank you Kathleen,
      The accountant ended up being the husband to our church accountant. He attends the church I go to. God answered my prayer for wise counsel even before I prayed it.