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#1,020 Strengthen Our Souls (Psalm 138:3)
"Pre the WORD WITH DAVID. Platt is a resource from radical dot net song chapter one hundred and thirty eight verse three on the Day. I called you answered me my strength of soul you increased. Is that not a great verse for today? I am reading through all these different prayer. Requests that people are sending in at radical dot net slash prayer request. Thank you courage to continue doing that. And I think we're on around day. Eighty of life being turned upside down obviously depends on when you mark that first day when we many of us went into stay at home can of situations where life as we knew it just came to a halt and totally changed. And I I just know that among the people listening to this podcast episode right now many of you feel weary and tired and frustrated and just so many different even reading through all these questions so many different unique challenges that each of us has faced is facing obviously some far more severe than others but but all in a way that just brings a weariness and so we read today we hear straight from God in Psalm. One thirty eight verse three on the day I called you answered me my strength of soul you increased. I just WanNa pray that over each one of you today over each of your lives no matter what you are walking through right now. Oh God I pray. You know every single detail in every single person's the life who is listening to this podcast episode right now and so I pray Psalm. One thirty eight verse three over them. Specifically I pray that you would increase their strength of soul. What a phrase Oh God. Police increase their strength of soul on the day. We call you answer. You answer us when we call upon you on day one on day two on day fifty on eighty however many more days to come and God we confess. We don't always understand why you answering this way or that way why you don't answer and some of the ways we sometimes ask but God we trust in you. I just think about my time with you this morning. God we trust in you. You are fully trustworthy. You've said your son to save us from our sins. You have paid the price that we might know and enjoy you for all of eternity we trust in you. You are all wise. We are not always. You are all powerful. We are not tall powerful. You're all loving. We don't always know the best way to love you do and so we trust in you. We call out to you and re pray that you would answer us. According to your wisdom and your power and your love and in all of this we pray that you would strengthen our souls the you would increase the strength of our souls just like you promised to do and Psalm. One thirty eight verse three to pray that over each person right now and all day long today or listening to this at night say sleep and wake up again in the morning to numeracy's pray. God that you would increase the strength of our souls during these days based on your word and saw one thirty eight verse three in Jesus Name Amen.
#817 Standing Firm in Jesus (Philippians 4:1)
"Pre The word with David Platt is a resource from radical dot Philippians chapter four verse one therefore my brothers Whom I love and long for my joy and crown stand firm thus in the Lord my beloved what what picture of a faction and love and desire for other people to stand stand firm in Jesus like Paul writes this to these brothers and sisters in Christ and he says you are people I love and I long for like minded joy and crown like say to people you're my joy you're my crown and to call them after saying I love and long for you my beloved like do you feel that and for other followers of Christ I love for them a longing for them such that you would say they're they're your joy and your crown I think in my own life when I think of this kind of love and longing I immediately think of my family I think my wife and my kids I love them so much as long to be with them they are my joy like I look look it my wife and my kids and I find such joy in them and I long to see them standing firm in Jesus I I pray for that more than anything else on live for that I wanna live to see him standing firm in Jesus like that is that is the life to me if I see them standing firm and she's just like that joy to me and yet here's the picture and that's entirely right for me to feel as a dad for his children as a husband for his wife Yes but God is also created me to feel that way for my brothers and sisters in Christ in the Church so not just for my physical family but for those who are of his household my brothers and sisters children of God to love and long for them to stand firm in Christ like that to want to see them standing firm and him in such a way that it brings me joy like crown there my beloved so this is the way God is designed for us to view or another in the church Yes in our physical families of course yes we see exhortations toward that in scripture yet we also see this picture of this kind of love and longing longing this kind of affection this kind of desire to see other standing firm and Lord finding joy in that for brothers and sisters in the Church and had just want to encourage us is to love our brothers and sisters in the church like this to live to see them standing firm in the Lord like thinks specifically typically right now in your life who are you living to see stand firm in Jesus who are you longing to see stand affirmed Jesus who would bring you such joy to see them standing firm in Jesus and to pray for them like that to love them like that got to live for them like that too literally live to see them standing firm and Jesus to let that direct your life today and tomorrow how can I pray how can I encourage how can I do anything to serve them so that they are standing firm in you and then if I could and I think this is warranted by what we see in scripture to encourage us to live for that way not just among our current brothers and sisters in Christ but among future brothers and sisters in Christ meaning to look toward people who don't know Christ into live live end along to see them standing in Christ coming to Christ like to look at lost neighbors bure's co workers those who are part from God right now and just to say how can I live so the day come to know Christ would think about it makes sense tried like what joy would it be for you to see this person that friend this neighbor that coworker this family members come to Christ that would bring such joy join that's it that's the kind of love we're supposed to have and live for we live to see their standing in Christ and not just people right around us this is why we pray for unreached people like I think about today the southeastern Pushi- people in Afghanistan a half a million of them no followers of Jesus there's nobody longing longing for them right now living to see them come to know Christ later Tony Unreached by the Gospel so who will live for them who will pray hey for them it would give the spread of the gospel of the mule go to the southeastern push high and I've Ghanistan Oh God we pray that you would help us to live and long like this right around us for us to see the people you've put in our sphere of influence right around us yes in our our homes but even beyond our homes in your household in your church and then those who are not yet in your church Elvis to live and long to see more and more people standing firm in you experiencing joy and you got him and brings such joy to us to see that help us to live for that was to pray for that Elvis to work for that Elvis to serve serve others toward the end of day might stand firm and you use us today or that Henry pray help us to serve struggling brothers and sisters help us to share the cost for those who don't know you gotTa pray we pray for the southeastern PA- Cheyenne Have Please Oh God sin laborers who will go and live long long for their salvation work there's Asian gunnery pray that you would bring southeastern Pushi- people to you. We know that Jesus died for every tribe have been done language every single people group in the world you have died to purchase them for God's sake please we long for them to come to know Christ we pray that you would send laborers to them or to help us to live and long for to find join our crown and seeing more and more people stand firm in you use our lives data end today we pray in Jesus name Amen
#792 Strength in Weakness (2 Corinthians 10:10)
"For they say his letters are weighty and strong but his bodily presence is weak and his speech of no account pre the word with David Platt is a resource from Radical Dot Second Corinthians chapter ten verse ten and what people in Corinth said about Paulie apostle their description of him for they say his letters are waiting and strong but his bodily presence is weak and his speech of no account I think of Paul like the greatest missionary to my knowledge ever lived proclaiming the Gospel writing so much the New Testament I think of right and good to realize that you are weak but Jesus is a week I feel so tim with my faith like there's so many ways where we might be prone to think I can't here's like Paul I'm talking about being a parent or a student or a single hance speak and God says I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak God would be I just think praise God you used a week man whose speech was of no account as one of the great where we are weak Jesus is strong that's all picture when I read this in Second Corinthians ten a strength in Moses weakness so with Moses so with Paul and so with you do you ever feel you can't be the follower of Christ that you want to be like sharing the Gospel you ever feel just I can't do it I feel so this missionaries who's ever lived and that's not the first time got his done this like you'd think about Moses Moses says God don't send me I see do this where we might be prone to think we are weak and if so I want to encourage you that's actually like you can't do or God is calling you to do I'm not even talking about like big world changing missions adventure early they didn't think he was this stout guy and his speech of no account like basically they said dude can't preach like preach pretty well but people in San Corinthians ten ten are saying his letters are waiting strong but his bodily presence is weak so uh when I when I read this verse I am so struck by what I think about Paul The apostle style guy and this incredible preacher bide he was used mightily by God why because or husband or wife just just that station God's called you to in life or do you ever feel like show your power in our weakness today in every way in Jesus name we pray Amen is strong and you don't have the wisdom to parent those teenagers or kids like anything about head ways but Jesus in you is strong and you can trust in him in every situation you find yourself in and every station you find yourself in for my wife and I just laying there in bed last night like crying out for help in parenting like we felt really weak and yet we're a pretty style dude and pretty strong and all kinds of ways like traveling and all these kinds of places and I picture him as somebody who could preach crying out because we know Jesus strong and I want you to know that today based on Second Corinthians ten ten you are weak in so many different in life in everything God has called you to do trust that when you are weak he is strong God we Moses had it all figured out and Paul all figured out but I'm reminded over and over again that's not the case you have chosen to use week men and women to show your and yet Paul was mighty with the Gospel so get the picture here Paul apparently was not a you and along with other brothers and sisters right now we're coming for you say we are weak we can't do it we can't do what you've called us to do we can't live out this Christian life you've called us to live out we can't be all the you've called us to be and yet we praise you that you've not called us to do or be strength to display your greatest glory in history of the world through week men and women so God I lay myself down before can you give strength to every person listening to this in my own life to be who you've called us to be to do all that you've called us to do and we pray that you would raise you for this truth for this reality that we see all over your word Nana can fast I'm prone to miss this I'm prone to think these things on our own we praise you for your promise to be strength and our weakness so we are confessing our weakness right now before you and we are trusting in yours drink got.
#823 A Prayer for Wisdom (Proverbs 8:1011)
"Pre The word with David Platt is a resource from radical dot proverbs chapter eight versus ten and eleven take my instruction instead of silver and knowledge rather than choice gold for wisdom is better the jewels and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. How do you see the value? Oh you of wisdom here God is saying in his word as clearly as can be actually beautifully an poetically and powerfully. That wisdom is better than silver wisdom is choicer than gold that it's more valuable than jewels. All that you may desire in this world cannot compare with wisdom like believe this you think of silver gold and jewels like more and more stuff afflict picture the shiniest the newest the nicest the best all that you could desire in this road all the luxury all the possessions. You can Dr Desire in this world. And God's says all of them cannot compare with wisdom wisdom is better than all of the riches of this world so if that's the case then let's seek wisdom in his word let's pray for wisdom from God let's ask it continually for wisdom like we work for money. We work for possessions. Let's that's work. All the more for wisdom work all the more for this treasure that is better than silver gold jewels or anything. We could desire that this world offers. God We pray right now for wisdom. God I pray my own life every faster my life as a husband is the dad is a pastor as a leader as a man. Just an everything I think and desire and say and do you gotTa pray for wisdom brave for your wisdom. I want your wisdom more than I want. Millions of dollars want your wisdom got helping to want your wisdom like that gotTa pray for this for others got help us to see. Wisdom is better than being a billionaire that it's better to be wise. So God we pray your grants wisdom that wisdom and flow from fearing you from time in your word from walking with you in prayer and worship ship from close relationship with you God that you would guide and lead and direct us by your wisdom in us. God please be so I pray for wisdom in our lives and we pray for a right view of wisdom compared to everything this world offers in. Jesus name Amen
#607 God's Word on Display (Deuteronomy 6:69)
"Pre the word with David Platt is a resource from radical dot net. Deuteronomy chapter six versus six through nine. In these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and so talk of them when you sit in your house when you walk by the way when you lie down when you rise. You still bind them as a sign on your hand. They shall be as frontlines between your eyes you shall write them on the door post of your house and on your gates. Oh, get the picture here when God speaks to his people he intends his word not just to be hidden in their hearts like yes that but he intends his word to be put on public display in their lives to saturate their conversations at home as as we walk. In the world that the word of God would constantly be on our lips talk about this. When you sit in your house when you walk by the way when you lie down when you're is. In other words, like all the time. Either you're lying down a rising in your house or on the way wherever you're buying them. As a sign in your hand as frontlines between your is like, it's always there doorpost of your house and your gates his word is intended to saturate our lives. So I I just want to encourage you as you think about the role of God's word in your life. Don't let it be just merely a private affair where God's word is hidden in your heart. Where you read it or you pray like talk about it like if you're listening to this with others than talk about this word with those. You're listening to if you're listening to this by yourself talk about this word with other people during the day today. Like look for opportunities whenever you hear. God's word. Don't just let it stop with you. Let it spread through. You. Look for opportunities to talk about the word all the time all the time. With your spouse with your kids with your friends with your neighbors with your co workers, even in the church in the world. But those who don't know Christ. They might know the word of God. And the goodness of God expressed in his word like just a quick phrase like it was reading the bible the other day. And it said this this was so helpful for me like that's such a testimony to the goodness of God. Oh god. Please help us to saturate. Our public lives just our lives before each other with your word may indeed be front and center in our conversations in the dialogue. We have in the words we say God, please don't let us hide this word in our heart. And then keep it there. Learn help us to hide this word in our heart and then proclaim it then share it with others. So put your word on our heart. And then help us to teach your word talk about your word. All the time. In Jesus name. We pray. Amen.
#806 A Clear Conscience (Acts 24:16)
"Pre The word with David Platt is a resource from radical dot for twenty four verse sixteen do I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man what a great in Jesus name we pray Amen Life so God we pray the you'd help us each of us me to live with a clear conscience toward you and others God please make people of integrity we are so prone to cut corners to cover over things even to put forward versions of ourselves that are just not true order to please others just some time in reflection each of our lives the you would uncover areas of our lives where we are not being honest before you wear there are toward both God and man a clear conscience like not trying to hide anything from God being totally honest before God with integrity before God and man being honest with people around me have integrity middle of it he just says this simple significant sentence I always take pains to have a clear conscience gain approval for others or even before you God please help us to see ourselves as you see this is really throughout the day but the beginning end the day at some point for some concentrated time with God will just lay our hearts before does not glorifying to you want you to cleanse purify me to make me holy to live with a clean conscience toward God and with a clear conscience toward God and man like are you are you right before God right now the others that's why Jesus talks about how when you're offering your gift the alter and you remember your brother has something against you leave your gift and say God is there anything in me that is not pleasing to you anything in my thoughts my desires my actions my life right now the altar go be reconciled to your brother then coming off for your gift the picture is God wants us to live in harmony with those around us now obviously that kind of harmony I mean here's Paul testifying before people who are who hate him or imprisoning him so there's some things that are out of icon Arkan verse right here in the middle of Paul's defense before Felix at Caesarea so he's being persecuted for his faith and in the and toward others GonNa pray that you would expose open our eyes to ways that we have wronged others help us to seek forgiveness that is the case or help us to live with love for others with compassion for others not with bitterness toward others not with conflict with troll but that's the point Paul is saying I want to have integrity before all people want to be honest even with what I believe before all people even if it costs in my life like it's not a problem but is a problem this is why it's so important for you and me to come before God just on a daily others that we can control gunnery previewed help us to take pains to have a clear conscience toward you and others now or there are things that are unconfessed in your life you're trying to hide in your life that you're pretend us going to repay that you would help us to be honest in our time with you even right now maybe even flowing from this prayer eh before people around me a clear conscience just rushed to think about your life today like are you living things in our lives that are not pleasing to you. OUGHTA WANNA walk in purity before you with a clean conscience towards you.
#804 A Responsibility to Proclaim God's Word (Acts 20:2627)
"Pre The word with David Platt is a resource from Radical Dot acs chapter twenty versus Twenty Six and twenty seven so therefore I testified to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all for I did not shrink from declaring to you mccray I can eternal hell is coming for all don't trust in Jesus and we are all responsible for nationally humbly boldly proclaimed the whole counsel of God so God zo much here we pray we pray that you would help us all whether we guilty in a sense if he had not been faithful to proclaim the whole counsel of God to them so think about that and then beyond like we have the word of God the says judgment is coming upon centers his guilty in a sense for what happens when an attack comes on a city he could have warned people that the the whole council that you have entrusted to us in your word Lord help us to faithfully share it proclaim it in certainly for pastors like we are I am as a pastor responsible before God for declaring so the People Oh he's entrusted me pastor the whole counsel of God if I am silent with the word of God in any part of it this was coming and if he does warn people he is innocent in that sense and so this is where I just WANNA encourage all of us yes pastors with the blood of all why because he has declared the whole counsel of God to them so the implication is clear he would be not guilty in this sense but like watchmen on the walls warn people and so the other part we just can't I just a couple of things that will lead us into praying I mean this is Paul speaking to the elders the pastors of the church offices and he's saying that he is innocent and then I'm not being faithful before God and I will be found guilty of not serving the people got us entrusted to me well I don't think this picture just applies to passers that's obviously the group that Paul is speaking to here but I think we see in other places in scripture sharing that news for telling other people that so let's encourage another bray that go to always be faithful I was teaching them to obey everything so help us to be faithful to do this as pastors and members in your church God may we not be found postures in your church or simply followers of Jesus members of your church God we pray You'd help us be faithful with Passover here is it's the whole counsel of God and if we're not careful as pastors and his father's will pick and choose which parts of God's Word or comfortable with and which parts were not and we don't have that option pastors don't have that option and the church and followers of Jesus we don't have that option our lives well we have a responsibility all of us who have the word of God not to keep that to ourselves but to share that with others in the the church in the world to warn people of coming judgment to teach people all that you have commanded us. This is what you've told us to do and we make
#802 Praying for Contentment (Proverbs 5:15)
"Pre The word with David Platt is a resource from radical dot proverbs chapter five I fifteen drink quarter from your own cistern flowing water from your own well this is pretty powerful imagery tempted to go outside the covenant of marriage and look to some are already starting to look to another man adultery is referring to like even sexual satisfaction pleasure and so so we are provoked to pray then Haitians there might be for any spouse a husband or a wife to begin to look to someone else for that which God ship with you how you rebuked your people and Jeremiah for leaving you to worship other and even in your own heart until God leads you to a husband or wife so God make us we pray a content people please avenue through which God blesses me through my husband or my wife in this way and obviously the picture there in this warning against the Heidel to seek satisfaction and pleasure in other Gods for forsaking you the fountain of Living Water in God how prone we are to do that no no no God is designed my wife or my husband to satisfy me in that way to meet that particular need this is the has bins against adultery and he is saying drank water from your own cistern flowing water from your own while in other words enjoyed Oy the good gift God has given you in your wife in your spouse the chapter goes on to talk about ledger from our own systems got I I'm assuming that somebody's some people who are listening to this right now are being tempted to drink from other sisters gone may not be so may use even this time in prayer this word right now to pull them to pull them back to drinking his designed to be experienced in your spouse whenever you or I are tempted in that way just to shut that down to no no relationship with you and then even in marriage to go outside the bounds of looking to our husband or wife our spouse would not in any way indulge in activities sexual activity outside of marriage to the husband or wife you've given to to find the satisfaction that you designed for us in them so God we pray we pray that you would help us all who are husbands or wives to drink he's guard scarred me guard all of us from looking to other sisters to satisfy we know this even ultimately released fountain be blessed rejoice in the wife of your youth and so when we think about marriage and the tendencies the temple or another woman to satisfy them to fulfill their needs in this way or that way that you've designed to be fulfilled in marriage Own Cisterns God I pray for single brothers and sisters who are listening to this right now the day would not go drinking from cisterns from people who are not there when you think about the context of the writer here in Providence is doing he's warning spouses against adultery specifically here has been or wife God that you would give sexual purity gotta break for that for all of single or married there we so help us to honor you and experienced satisfaction from you in the ways you have designed in Jesus name we pray for marriage and sexuality according to the boundaries and the cisterns that you provide maybe so I then for each of our marriages if you're single to pray for those who are married around you yes and then also pray for contentment us just pray that over all of our lives that we might experience your beautiful design your good design in my own life and marriage and marriages and lives represented among all those who are listening right now God please May this be.
#690 Victory Belongs to the Lord (Proverbs 21:31)
"Pre the word with David Platt is a resource from radical dot net. Proverbs chapter twenty one verse thirty one. The horse is made ready for the day of battle. But the victory belongs to the Lord. What a great I particularly in light of just reflections recently on proverbs nineteen and twenty. So the plans we make our many with the Lord's purpose stands for nineteen proverbs twenty when remake plans, we should seek wise counsel and guidance, then you get to proverbs twenty one the horses made ready for the battle. In other words, like we do all that. We're supposed to do to get ready like bye by wise guidance, we wage war. So we, we make plans. We pray in accordance with the purpose of God with council from others who fear God and wanna see his purposes accomplished. So we do what we do the horses made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord like only God only God gives the victory in the battles. We face the challenges we face in the trial. Ause. We endure in the decisions we make like we have a responsible to do all kinds of things. In other words, to make the horse ready for the day of battle, but only God can give the victory. Oh, doesn't this just call two eight humility in us? I God, we cannot do anything without you to you belongs the victory from you comes everything. That is good. There is nothing could we have apart from your hand? So God, we just confess. Our need for you in every way in everything that we do in who we are God, we need, you, we need you for every breath. We breathe, we need you forever trial. We endure we need you for every decision. We make we need you for every task. We. -ccomplish we need you for every single thing apart from you. We can do nothing all of our hope it's not in our horses, so to speak. It's not in what we do it's all to mentally, what you do. All of our hope is in you, God. So helpless to live with that realization, just a dependence on you and the confidence that comes in this, that knowing that the battle belongs to you, and you are committed to providing for us. You are committed to leading and guiding us for our good as we trust in you. Oh, we praise you for this truth. The ORs is made ready for the day of battle but victory belongs to you. The victory comes from you alone. So help us to, to pray to plan to work to live with trust, and your leadership at every single moment with trust in your provision in every single thing. Ng. We do in Jesus name. We pray Amen.
#790 Ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20)
"Pre The word with David Platt is a resource from Radical Dot Second Corinthians Chapter Five Verse Twenty therefore we are embassador for Christ God making his appeal through us we implore you on behalf of Christ embassy by the ambassador of that country so here's a representative of that country who lives in this the task of calling others imploring others to trust in Jesus n be reconciled to God to receive it so I want to encourage you own a challenge you today implore somebody to be reconciled to God this country and the United States yet he is from another country and he's a representative from that country here in fact when you go representatives of Jesus himself Jesus who is that the right hand of God in Heaven has sent Oh Jesus we are ambassadors for Christ think about an ambassador I was invited recently along with others from our church to an so now we have this picture in Second Corinthians chapter five of us being ambassadors for Christ meaning we are implore You on behalf of Christ this is an ambassador for Christ's does he implores people on behalf of Christ be reconciled to God you and me to represent him wherever we are in this world like that change your perspective on where you are right now do you realize you right where you're serving you are a citizen of a heavenly kingdom and you are a representative final kingdom God help us to be faithful to do our task today make us faithful ambassadors today we pray God you are a representative of King Jesus you represent Jesus and you have been given he is drawing people to relationship with him he's saving people from there said drawing them to forgiveness his saving people from there's right now and he has since you there for a reason you're an ambassador for Christ that God might make his appeal through you what do you mean God might make his appeal God is drawing people to himself this is what he's doing all over the world today God is drawing people to himself send bringing them into relationship with him relationship that will last forever eternal life so this is why Paul says we into an embassy save for example US Embassy around the world I can go in any US embassy when I walk in that embassy I am on of a heavenly king he has sent you to that city where you live he sent you that community he sent you that neighborhood attornal life and become citizens of the heavenly kingdom you get to do that today I get to do that today we get to call people to become citizens of our heavenly kingdom he is censured that office that job he has since you to this or that place today where you will find yourself or were you find yourself American soil like that land belongs the United States that's what an embassy is and the Basser is the one who represents that country there God gives compassion gives us bonus to share the Gospel we pray make your appealed through us today Oh what a thought our work as your ambassadors would be more men and women coming into your kingdom coming to know pray that you'd help us do implore others to urge others to invite others to be reconciled to you today that you make your appeal through us so do it today or God we pray and we pray the fruit of and enjoy you as King God please make us faithful ambassadors for Christ and we pray that you would send out embassador where the Gospel is not yet gone gallery pray for the dare at people in Sudan almost a million of
#732 Faithful Friends (Proverbs 27:6)
"Pre the word with david. Platt is resource from radical dot proverbs chapter twenty seven verse six faithful or the wounds of a friend. Profuse are the kisses of an enemy masculine question based on proverbs twenty seven six. Do you have friends who will wounds you. You have people in your life who will speak truth in your life even when it's really hard to hear. Do you have friends who loves you enough. Who care for you enough to point out things in your life that are not healthy. They're not good good which we all have. We all are prone to sin. We all have weaknesses. Struggles will have areas where we need to grow in the character of christ in our lives which means we need every single one of us. We need faithful friends <music> who will wound us who will say hard things to us because they love us because they care for us. We don't need to be surrounded by people who are always to use language from proverbs twenty seven six kissing us always telling us all the good things about us. Profuse are the kisses of an enemy. An enemy only says kind kind things. According to proverbs twenty seven six an enemy only says flattering things according to proverbs twenty seven six. We don't need flattery flattery in our lives. We need honesty in our lives. Yes honest encouragement but also honest constructive. The criticism that which is four are good that which helps us see things. We can't see so the main courage you. If you don't have friends in your life who wounds you in really helpful ways to seek those out and to speak week to your friends and say please wound me when needed for my good for others good around me. Ultimately for the glory have god in me and then be that kind of friend wound not in a way that you enjoy wounding someone of course that's not what a faithful friend and does but a faithful friend carefully humbly compassionately lovingly and a posture posture of service wounds a friend for their good so let's be that kind of friend being relationships ships with people where we are encouraging them in all the right ways and we are also helping them grow in all the right ways god. I pray in my own life.
#739 A Pretty Simple Proverb (Proverbs 28:27)
"Pre the word with david. Platt is a resource from radical dot proverbs chapter twenty eight verse twenty seven whoever gives to to the poor will not want but he hides his eyes will get many a curse a pretty simple proverb yet. We are constantly tempted not to live according to it particularly in a materialistic world whoever gives to to the poor will not want. I love that phrase in our giving. We won't want like the exact opposite of what materialism says. Materialism says we want more. We want better. We want nicer. We want bigger so get get get it but what does getting lead to wanting more and getting more leads to wanting more getting bigger leads to wanting bigger like our tastes can never be satisfied when you're tasting of the material things of this world they create a longing for more and more and more that never leaves us satisfied never leaves us content the opposite though is what proverbs twenty hey twenty-seven addressing who gives to the poor will not want like we'll be free from this quest for more and more and more and more instead in giving we will find contentment and giving we will find joy in giving we will find satisfaction for our souls in giving to the poor we will find our joy our good whoever gives to the poor will not want but he hides his eyes is we'll get many a curse. He who hides his eyes to the poor who turns a deaf ear and a blind eye hi to the poor get many occurs. This is so dangerous isn't it. I get as possible especially for those who are not poor for those who have the basic daily necessities of life and not just assessing in many cases most everything we could want and when we have these things if we're not careful foil we can turn a deaf ear inn blind eye to the poor we can go on with our lives business as usual enjoying the things that we need in the things that we want and never giving second thought to those who don't have those things those who who are impoverished but when we hide our is in this way even implicitly almost unknown li it leads to curse so open your eyes the bible says and give to the poor you will find joy. You will find good in giving for the good of others. Oh god please help me. Please help us to give to the poor as you would have us or help us to give generously cheerfully sakr officially willingly and light of urgent need in people's lives right around us and far from us we pray that you would cause generosity and blessing to bound to the poor through our lives through our families through our churches. God please may be so don't let us get caught up in this this constant quest for more and more and more in this materialistic world and in the process to turn a blind eye and deaf ear to those those in need around us god. Please please please help us to he'd proverbs twenty eight twenty seven to give to the poor and to find satisfaction in this not to hide our eyes and fine curse in in jesus name. We pray <music> <music>.
#767 Dwelling Secure in God (Proverbs 1:3233)
"Pre The word with David Platt is a resource from radical dot proverbs chapter one versus thirty two and thirty three for the simple are killed by their turning away and the complacency of fools destroys them but whoever listens to me will dwell secure and we'll be at ease without dread of disaster these these verses punctuate a whole section in proverbs chapter one on those who turn away from wisdom are those this who don't seek out wisdom those who basically get caught up with the foolishness of this world with turning from the wisdom of God God to the ways of this world. You've got a picture all throughout proverbs one of being enticed into sin into foolishness by the world which inevitably happens to all of us like we are all prone to sin. We are prone to foolishness snus left on our own apart from God's spirit and God's word. We run towards sin or we slide I towards sin we must then be active in pursuing God's Word God's wisdom learning God's ways and that's the picture here that complacency of fools destroys them. Those who don't actively look for wisdom. Don't actively listen to wisdom. That's the whole picture in verse thirty three. Whoever listens to me is wisdom will dwell secure will be at ease without dread of disaster that picture of listening of seeking wisdom of intentionally this is not passive but actively looking for wisdom seeking out wisdom listening to them that leads to security and ease avoiding disaster the opposite though happens and when we don't seek wisdom when we slide into complacency when we turn towards foolishness which is are bent apart from God's grace and God's spirit and God's Word so proverbs chapter one is basically shouting shouting to us in a gracious merciful way seek wisdom seek wisdom. I actively actively ask for wisdom actively be in God's word actively seek God's ways and you will dwell secure so God help us. We pray got. I think I am one foolish decision away from racking so much in my life and so I think about God. I don't even want to think about it but I'm one one foolish decision away from just bringing disaster upon myself upon others and every single person is listening to this right now duds the case God. We need your grace. We need your help. We we need your wisdom. We need your word. We need to walk. According to your ways. All your ways are good. All your wisdom system is right so we come to you and we ask you for wisdom and we pray you give us wisdom in every decision we make as we face temptation that we would not slide slide into foolishness. God please help us to walk in wisdom today in everything we think desire say say do make us wise. We pray helped me to be wise. ELP US to be wise and in the wisdom that you promised promised to give us. It's not like you're holding back from us. You give it generously when we ask so we asked for wisdom and re pray that as a result Zolt of your answering this prayer we will dwell secure and be at ease in you in Jesus Jesus name. We pray Amen.
#857 A Desire Fulfilled (Proverbs 13:12)
"Pre The word with David. Platt is a resource from radical dot providence chapter thirteen verse twelve hope deferred word makes the heart sick but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. What ahead an awesome glorious advent verse as we prepare to celebrate the coming of Jesus eases at Christmas just think about the longing for Jesus in human history the longing for one who would save us from our sends the longing for one who would give us eternal live reconcile us to God so to read proverbs. Thirteen twelve about how hope deferred makes the heart sick like hope and wait and wait and wait net hope to be deferred word but then the beauty the joy the exhilaration that happens when a desire is fulfilled like a tree of life and this is the good news of Christmas that the hope of God is here that that all our desires for peace and joy that supersede the suffering and circumstances of this world that those desires have have been fulfilled in Jesus that God has come to save us from our sins. God has come to satisfy our souls to restore us to a relationship with him. We are not waiting anymore for Jesus to come. He has come and he has fulfilled. Well filled our desires therefore our hearts are not sick. Instead we are like trees of life we live today in. Jesus we live tomorrow in Jesus. No matter what happens to us we have life and peace and hope and security in. Jesus US oh God we breaks you. We praise you for the hope we have found in the hope we have right now in. Jesus God I just pray this over every single person who's listening to this no matter what they're walking through the day with. No they would know that your he's your security your joy are there's in Christ now and then even as we know that now al God yes we still we still long for more. Lay We long for sin to be no more along for no more suffering and our our hope is in you. We long for the end of sin and suffering and death altogether so God help us to live in this already Rit Not yet kind of picture already having the hope of. Jesus already having the peace of Jesus already having the security that is found in Jesus alone the hope that is found in Jesus alone today and at the same time realizing that we are still not yet to the ultimate commit fulfilment of that. Hope to the day when we will see your face and we will sing praises and we will enjoy your peace and security and intimacy with you for all of eternity in unhindered communion with you. We long for that day so so help us to live faithfully. Help us to live today in the hope and joy and peace and security that you've made possible for us even as we hope in a coming day where all of these things will be brought to full completion. Oh Glory be to your name. Jesus you are our hope. You have fulfilled our daily fulfilling our desires and you make us a tree of life. Yeah in your name we pray Amen.
#696 Set Our Hearts on You (Ezra 7:10)
"Pre the word with david platt is a resource from radical dot as rich after seven verse ten as russia had set his heart study the law of the lord into do it the teaches statutes and rules in israel oh every this an i'm challenge exhorted encouraged in a way that i wanna challenge in courage judge exhort you let's set our hearts to study the law of the lord like what if we actually did this in each of our lines of followers of jesus are hearts were set on studying receding knowing the law of god the word of god this this is not i just i mean obviously this is a picture here in as her of the leader among god's people doing this and there's no question this is the primary responsibility of a leader in the church think about my life is a pasture other pastors elders in the church the one competency qualification so all kinds of character qualifications and first of many three titus chapter one but the one competency qualification is that a pastor elder is able to teach studies the word of god end is able to teach the word of god the people this is how god leads his people through his word through the mouths of faithful pastors in elders who are proclaiming teaching his words there's no question there's example here and as refer every posture in leader in the church so especially if you're a pastor or leader study the law of god and teach it faithfully but this is not just for pastors leaders in the church i think about parents i think about dirani chapter four and dirani chapter six like no this word and teach it to you're children pass it on to talk about the word of god everywhere as you lie down as you rise up as you walk along the way all the time so for every one of us as a follower of christ we are called by got to know his word end to pass is what on others did talk about his word with others to teach others his word this is disciple making teaching others to obey everything crisis commanded us so god we pray today in a fresh way you would set are hearts to study your word and i pray for this in my life i braver this and every person who's listening to this right now cetera hearts to know meditate on memorize and study and reid listened to and in the process of love your word center hearts on it set or hearts on your word tuna arts do your word in as we do as we learn it as we know it is we love it uses the pass it on others to teach it others we pray in our homes workplaces neighborhoods are churches or wherever however we are where we go whenever we lie down sit rise walk god please use us to proclaim your word to share your word to encourage others would you're word mayor word be constant stint in our hearts in honor of this may be so we pray maybe so among pastors leaders in your church saturate or leadership are live in church would you word may be so among
#815 Being Prompted to Pray for Others (Philippians 1:34)
"Pre The word with David Platt is a resource from radical dot always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer I thank God every time I remember you Philippians chapter one versus three and four something God has been different people pop into your mind people from the past with them or maybe you think about people because this or that that they mind let that be a prompt from God and look obviously different when it comes to different people but when God brings people when you think of people who either in your family friends you a hard time getting along with I mean it will change your perspective to be continual of them and at the same time when he's thinking about people you're fond of and have close these people and praying for them with joy so just paused finished to just pray and Thanksgiving for different I'm just GonNa go through I do this periodically in my time in the largest got I thank you for and gorgeous play out in your life in that way in periodic concentrated time people so God we praise you for the privilege of prayer we praise you for a you unleash blessing on people's lives through today God help us help us to pause in those moments and to thank you iced for your blessings on their intimacy with you and all that Rotherham to yourself guidry pray that you would make us continual in prayer. I think it's a coincidence God help us to look at this as you're profiting around us would be your blessing just on leashed even now as we close this prayer this podcast episode we pray subdue that now even right now we pray in Jesus name Amen.
#904 Waiting in Dependence on Your Word (Psalm 130:56)
"Pre The word with David Platt is AVI source from radical dot net psalm one thirty versus five and six. I wait for the Lord my soul waits and in his word I hope my soul waits for the Lord. More than watchman for the morning more than watchman for the morning I I read this I because I'm guessing there are some likely many people who are listening right now who find themselves yourselves in a season of waiting in a time of waiting where you're longing for something you are needing something something you're calling out to God for something and he's hearing you and he's answering you but the answer her involves waiting and he is not fulfilling that desire right now in the way you long for. He is not providing in this way right now in the way you long for and I just WanNa pray this psalm over you and specifically we'll let let me just jump in Psalm. One thirty verse. Five God I pray for those who are waiting right now and for any time time we find ourselves waiting but specifically those were waiting or longing for something to move into swear that way or desiring this or that and you and your wisdom and your love answering in the way that They would like they would prefer the seams would make the most sense so God amidst the waiting I pray someone thirty verse five in his word I hope God I pray that they would hope in your word God as they wait they would wait standing ending on your word trusting in your promises that you are with them that you'll never leave them or forsake them that you you will grant them everything they need in the middle of the waiting that you are working in their waiting you're not sitting back back Eilly your word tells us you are working in our waiting you are leading guiding orchestrating details even in our waiting you are working all things together for the good of those who love you and have been called. According to your purpose I think about those words in Romans. Eight coming on the heels of just the reality of suffering in this world and longing for our redemption. We do we long long for our redemption. In this sense we all find ourselves waiting right now for an end to sin and suffering in this world so grant grant grace to us in our waiting grant strength grant piece grant hope from your word into those who are waiting and ultimately we wait for the day when Hugh Split. Open the sky. Hi and we will see your face and you'll wipe every tear from our eyes. We wait for that day. And and we pray that you would hasten it's coming and repair that you would help us from this day until that to trust you and hope in you in our waiting to hope in you in the middle of our waiting waiting in. Jesus name Amen
#1,225 Providing for the Widow and the Orphan (Zechariah 7:810)
"Pray the word with david. Platt is resource from radical dot net zachariah chapter seven verses eight through ten in the word of the lord came executive is saying thus says the lord of hosts render true judgments show kindness and mercy to one another do not oppress the widow. The fatherless the sojourner or the poor and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart when a potent few verses when you think about the context here this is god's people and the process of rebuilding the temple and returning to god not just to the land that god had promised to bring them back to after the exile but returning to intimacy with god in right before this ends zachariah chapter seven. God talks about how they had participated in religious rituals and fasting and mourning in the fifth month in the seventh month. Talks about in verse five. So how for years gods people had done these things but they had missed the point like they had participated in religious ritual and yet they had not rendered true judgments then not shown kindness and mercy to one another they had oppressed widow's and orphans so jenner's and the poor. They devised evil against each other in their hearts. Is that possible to possible for the people of god to participate in religious rituals of all kinds including fasting and to miss the whole point by not showing kindness and mercy and justice to one another the world around them. So god we pray directly based on zachariah chapter seven. Percents eight through ten the you would help us to render true judgments to show kindness to one another to show mercy to one. Another got even as i pray. Each of these things got that you would help us to care for the widow to care for the orphan. To care for the sojourner to care for the poor and to not devise evil but the device good for one another in our hearts got even as i pray each of those things specifically i pray your spirit would open our eyes and our hearts to realize how we can do these things more faithfully in our lives. Swarner read them one more time straight from versus nine ten and as i read them we pray. Oh god they you would move our hearts and help us to think of maybe even just one or two specific ways after we finish this prayer that we might do these things not help us to render true judgments the show kindness to one another to show mercy to one another to not oppress the widow to care for provide for the widow to care for provide for the fatherless. The orphan to care and provide for the sojourner to care and provide for the poor. God we pray you would help us to devise good for one. Another not evil to another god. Pray for the leadership of your spirit in my life and everybody's life who's listening to this right now. You help us to put this into practice. What we are reading and zachariah seventy eight through ten to put it into practice. Today in specific ways according to your word in jesus name we pray amen.
#992 Praying for Those Contemplating Suicide (Psalm 118:5)
"Pre The word with David Platt is sourced from radical dot net som- chapter one hundred and eighteen verse five out of my distress. I called on the Lord. The Lord answered me and set me free as we are praying through different prayer requests. That people are sending in through radical dot net slash prayer request during this pandemic. Encourage you to continue to send those in just ways. Recoup ran for you your family your church your community during these days just praying the words specifically for specific requests each day. I just WanNa read from this. One requests were basically. Someone says an won't use their name but shared how they or wondering if they wanted to continue living how they've just really been down during these days and don't really want to go on and I read this and then I think about news. I got today about a friend's family member who had potentially just taken their life. They're still investigating all the details. But I immediately but my heart just sunk as I thought about a variety of people who are ready struggle with whether it's depression or anxiety or just desire to live and how the circumstances were walking through right now have made that even harder and I just want us to pray right now psalm. One eighteen verse five for anyone who is in that kind of circumstance who for anyone who is in that kind of circumstance anyone who is wrestling with those thoughts psalm. One eighteen verse five out of my distress. I called on the Lord the Lord answered me and set me free so God we pray that right now together over this one particular person who sent the sin and numerous people right now who may be wrestling with thoughts about whether or not to continue living. God We pray we pray they would know your love for them in this moment your hope for them. In this moment they would know that you the author of life. Love them desire them to experience life in you which is not always easy. GotTa a don't want anyway gloss over just hurt pain wrestling thoughts. That people are walking through. God We pray we pray over them spirit of trust in you a spirit of faith in you a spirit of hope in you reprieve joy over them gods that supersedes circumstances that supersedes particularly the lies of the adversary that would say life is not worth living re. Pray that you would replace those lives with truth with truth from your word and in their distrust that they might look to you and know that you are the Lord and you answer them in you set them free your steadfast love it says over and over and over here in Psalm. One eighteen your steadfast love endures forever. God May they know your steadfast love. May they know your steadfast love? We paret may they trust in your love even when their desires or thoughts. Tell them differently. May they trust in your word in your desires for them and your desires for their life. God We pray we pray that you would protect men women who are wrestling with desire to even live that you would protect them from the lies of the adversary and all that he would want to do to steal their life away. The comes to steal and destroy. Jesus you said but you have come that we might have. Life inhabit to the full. Had We just pray that over people right now we pray song one eighteen verse five in distress. May Gall to you and may you answer them and set them free that they might live the life to the full that you have created for them they went experienced your love in new and profound ways particularly in these days we pray this in Jesus name Amen.
#727 A Paradigm for Prayer (Matthew 6:913)
"Pre the word with david. Platt is a resource from radical dot matthew chapter six verses nine through thirteen prey then like this jesus said our father in heaven hallowed. Be your name your kingdom come your your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we i also have forgiven our debtors and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. That's pretty much it. That's what jesus answered when he was asked by his disciples to teach them to pray and so as we pray the word. This is a pretty simple one. This is how jesus taught us to pray what jesus taught us to pray for and if i could just summarize it here maybe in a way that will help you remember it. You're thinking through okay. What should i pray for in this or that circumstance or just when i spending time with the lord in the morning like how should i pray. Here's here's four jeeze. He's that maybe you can stow away in your mind and your heart just to remember. Jesus tells us to pray for his glory for the hallowing of god's name as the king as the sovereign lord who is going to make his justice and rule and kingdom kingdom known on the earth pray for his glory pray for his gifts. Give us this day our daily bread so ask god for his provision asian in this way or that way ask god for his glory. Ask god in prayer for his gifts or three ask god for his grace. Pray for his grace. Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors sri pray for god's grace and forgiveness and then fourth g. Ask god pray for god's guidance and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Ask god god to lead you in powder of righteousness for his namesake so let's let's pray those things now and as we do. Let's career is that we are praying for exactly what jesus told us to pray for and he promised word remains in us and we ask according to his word. We have what we asked so god we have what we asked for so god in faith through jesus. We pray right now or what you have taught us to pray for. We ask right now. God for your glory to be made known. Please cause your name to be hallowed in all the earth in all the years in each one of our lives 'cause your name to be glorified announced azzam our families and our churches in an all the nations may your kingdom come your will be done on earth as it is in heaven kevin. God please cause your kingdom to come your kingdom to be proclaimed the gospel of the kingdom the message of the kingdom to spread bread around the world to spread an our lives today right. We work right where we live. Please 'cause you're justice and your righteousness and your rule to rain on the lord. Jesus come quickly. We pray 'cause your will to be done. God on earth as it is in heaven the brave for your gifts for your provision for our needs today. We pray for clean water. We pray for food. We pray for breads. We pray for health we pray for increased health and midst of struggle and sickness reprieve for your provision. Every facet of our lives just physically but emotionally emotionally spiritually relational mentally intellectually got re. Pray for for your provision financially gallery no every good give comes from us so we ask you today for your good gifts in our lives. We asked for your grace. We previewed forgive us our sins against you. Help us to be a reflection of your forgiveness are forgiveness of others ghauri. Pray for your mercy and we praise you jesus for making that mercy possible through your sacrifice for sin and so as redeemed named and forgiven centers we pray for your guidance got reprinted. Today you will lead us in positive righteousness in all innis. Keep heap us from temptation. Help us to resist temptation into walk humbly and holy before you got break for that in my life at braver that knows relisting right now we pray right. You'd be glorified in us through the gifts. You give us the grace you shower on us and the guidance you provide for us today. Lead lead guide direct our steps today we pray for going back to the start the glory of your name oh god we praise you for the privilege of prayer and we prayed you teach us all the more what it means to ask for these things jesus name we pray amen.