When thou saist, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee,
Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
Read Psalm 27
Have you ever heard the expression: Prayer is speaking to God? Because of
this, we require a moment of silence at mealtime. I’m sure that when you
were young your parents often said: Be quiet, close your eyes and fold your
hands. You were probably also taught to pray on your knees before you
went to bed at night, either in your own words or by reciting a well known
prayer. And if God some day gives you children, you must also instruct them
Yet the question remains: How are things with you in this regard today? Do
you say a quick prayer before a meal, and quickly jump into bed at night
without second thoughts about prayer because you are so tired? Maybe you
say a few words under the covers as you warm up, before you fall asleep.
Hopefully things are different in your life!
There once was a father who was very concerned about his son. Was he living
uprightly? Did he have good friends? Did he go to places where he did
not belong? This father finally made the decision to have a heart to heart
talk with his son. He made his way up the stairs to his bedroom. Instead of
barging in unannounced, he very carefully peaked in. Through the crack of
the door he saw his son on his knees in front of his bed, praying. The scene
stirred the emotions of this father so deeply that the planned discussion was
not needed that night.
In Psalm 27:8 we read the following words: When thou saidst, Seek ye my
face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Is that also true
Thought: What do you think is more important: prayer itself, or the posture
Psalter 72: 1,2 (based on Psalm 27)
Lord, hear me when I pray, And answer me in grace;
Oft as I hear Thee say, Come ye and seek My face,
My heart and lips their answer speak, Thy face, Jehovah, will I seek.
Hide not Thy face from me, In wrath turn not away,
My help and Saviour be, Forsake me not, I pray;
Should father, mother, both forsake, The Lord on me will pity take.