This morning I was praying for a special friend and for a special project that my friend is contemplating undertaking and in the course of my prayer Psalm 86 came into my mind, particularly verses 1-8; but as I read the other nine verses I was impressed in my mind that this was indeed an answer to prayer and promises that could be claimed in relation to my friend’s project.
Then I was impressed to share it as an encouragement, not only to my friend, but to all who may read this blog, because the more I read the clearer I saw the visual image of our Heavenly Father and His character and of course the visual image and character of His Literal Son Michael Christ Jesus Who is “the brightness of his [The Father] glory, and the express image (copy) of his [The Father] person”. Heb. 1:3 (Emphasis supplied)
For explanation of my thoughts read the following verses:
v 5; v 8; v 10; v 13; v 15; v 16; v 17
Our Lord is “good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee (Him). V 5
A Prayer of David.
1 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I [am] poor and needy.
2 Preserve my soul; for I [am] holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, [art] good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
8 Among the gods [there is] none like unto thee, O Lord; neither [are there any works] like unto thy works.
9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
10 For thou [art] great, and doest wondrous things: thou [art] God alone.
11Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
13 For great [is] thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent [men] have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.
15 But thou, O Lord, [art] a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
17 Show me a token for good; that they which hate me may see [it], and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.
My prayer is that The Lord will uplift and uphold all who read this Psalm. Those who have decisions to make and trials to face and who are “poor and needy” (v 1) and who have a desire to “O taste and see that the LORD [is] good: blessed [is] the man [that] trusteth in him.” Ps.34:8