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A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover - The Crossing EPISODE 9, 31st March 2020
How to Pray Like Jesus | Psalm 118
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How to Pray Like Jesus | Psalm 118

Today’s discussion and prayer is on Psalm 118. We know that Jesus immersed himself in this particular psalm because he quotes two separate verses from it on two separate occasions in the gospels (v. 22 in Matt 21:42, and v. 26 in Matt 23:39). No doubt Psalm 118 was a place Jesus spent much time in personal meditation and prayer. We should do the same. 

We know that Jesus quoted from the Old Testament frequently throughout his ministry, but did you know that he referenced the Psalms more than any other book? The Psalms were integral in Jesus's prayer life. They were inspired by the Holy Spirit for our sake, to enrich our own prayer lives. 

The foundational promise and call to response in this psalm is in the first verse, which is also repeated verbatim in the last verse.

 

Psalm 118:1 ESV

“Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”

 

This is a must-have belief for anyone hoping to experience the reality of who God is in their life. To see our horizontal circumstances through the vertical reality of all that The I AM is for us in Christ.

 

Join in as Pastor Dave Cover prayers through Psalm 118, focusing on verse 24:

 

This is the day that the Lord has made;

    let us rejoice and be glad in it. 

 

We need to remind ourselves why we should have joy, love, and appreciation dominate our emotions every day.

 

Other verses discussed and prayed through in this episode:

 

Psalm 118:6–7 ESV

The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The LORD is on my side as my helper.

 

Psalm 118:22 ESV

The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.

 

Psalm 118:25 ESV

Save us, we pray, O LORD!

 

Psalm 118:26 ESV

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!

 

Psalm 118:28–29 ESV

You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you. Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Interested in more content like this? Listen to the prayer over Psalm 16.8-11 on Why You Shouldn't Look Ahead in Life.

 

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