In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch. ~ Psalm 5:3
There is nothing better than spending time with the Lord in the morning! This morning while reading God’s word and praying, I noticed the verse above. I love the fact that God says, “He hears my voice.” That’s always reassuring to know, wouldn’t you agree? The part of this verse that really caught my attention however, are the last three words – and eagerly watch. Are you eagerly watching?
Many of us pray. Some of us pray more than others. Some of us have designated times to pray, and some of us pray continually every day. I believe God is less concerned with when we pray, and how much we pray and more concerned with our attitude towards prayer. I think He is looking at how much faith we have in Him when we pray.
Do you pray, believing that God is going to answer? Or do you pray, because you feel it’s your duty or for some other reason?
I love this verse, because not only is it a reminder to us that God hears our prayer(s), but that He honors the one who prays with the expectation of seeing a result.
The word eagerly means to show keen interest, and intense desire or an impatient expectancy. Are you praying with this sort of attitude?
I also love how David says that “he orders his prayer.” He put his prayer to work for him. He instructed his prayer, and expected a return.
I don’t know about you, but this encouraged me to not only lift my voice before the Lord every day, but to then to wait anxiously for the restult. It reminded me to not pray in vain, but to keep my eyes wide open each day, looking for the answer that God will provide!
I hope this verse will encourage you to eagerly watch as well!