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Praying Large

“The king shall have joy in Your strength, O LORD; and in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! You have given him his heart’s desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah

“For You meet him with the blessings of goodness; You set a crown of pure gold upon his head. He asked life from You, and You gave it to him; length of days forever and ever.” (Psalms 21:1-4, NKJV)

Here we learn a great lesson from the life of David re: prayer. He asked large.

His desire became his prayer. He’d been longing for the LORD’s blessings upon his life, and for His favor while David served as king. He also asked for a long life, and knowing David, he wanted to live many days so he’d have more opportunities to glorify God.

God granted all of his requests. Our Father did for David what He later did for His Beloved Son.

Jesus requested: “Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You…” (John 17:1).

The Father responded in the cross, resurrection, ascension, and exaltation of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by giving Him the name which is above every other name (Philippians 2:9).

God answers prayers that are aimed at glorifying Him.

This is important to me at this time in my own life. I want to ask large and live large for the glory of God.

How about you?

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)

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