This week is my last few days of class before my last finals week of college. The end of the year is here. I read this verse the other day and realized how applicable it is during this time of studying and writing papers.
With that, let us pray:
Listen to my words, Lord,
consider my lament.
Hear my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.
Wow! Prayer is so important. This psalm is a perfect example of how we need to be praying.
“Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament.”
We all lament. There’s many things that we can stress about and cry over, especially now during finals. But here’s the great thing: God wants to hear them. He will listen to our cries.
“Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.”
In this time of struggling, procrastinating, writing, studying, testing, [the list goes on], it is important that we share this with the Lord our God. We all need to get through finals week. It will happen whether we want it to or not. So let’s make studying and essay writing a form of prayer. Offer up each subject as a prayer and make your study space holy. Invite Jesus into your work and it will get done, perhaps a little more painlessly.
“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”
This one strikes me as extremely important. Prayer should be a part of our daily routines. Jesus should be the first one we talk to when we wake up in the mornings. This is something that I have been working on in my own life. I have tried both first thing in the morning and last thing before bed, but it’s so easy to be rushing out the house or forget and fall asleep. Reading this passage just reminds me all the more how important it is to pray every single morning. Praying in the morning simply starts the day off better.
How does this verse speak to you? How do you incorporate prayer into your routine? Good luck with finals and praying. I’ll be praying for you!
If you have any specific prayer requests please reach out to me, either in the comments or below.