…O PRESERVING GOD, life has taught me that I cannot maintain a loving relationship with You unless I daily enter Your spiritual kingdom to be taught again Your precepts. I am prone to wonder from Your commandments. Oh, to maintain Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You (Ps 119:11).
Your answer to this prayer is as much life to me as life to the Israelites:
“So the children of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not cease to cry out to the Lord our God for us, that He may save us from the hand of the Philistines.” And Samuel took a suckling lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. Then Samuel cried out to the Lord for Israel, and the Lord answered him. Now as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the Lord thundered with a loud thunder upon the Philistines that day, and so confused them that they were overcome before Israel” (1 Sam 7:8-10 NKJV).
Samuel took a nursing lamb and offered it. FATHER, Your “innocent SON” is my nursing lamb. He gladly accomplished Your will so that I know You will answer my request. Remaining close to You is life to me just as routing the Philistines was life to Israel. I plead; answer me quickly (Ps 143:7).
“I have called upon You, O God, for You will hear me;…Show Your marvelous loving-kindness, O You Who save by Your right hand those who trust and take refuge in You from those who rise up against them” (Ps 17:6-7 AMP).