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The Sin of Prayerlessness, Part 17 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #486)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 62:8 which reads: “Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah."

Allow me to share with you some important points regarding this verse from Matthew Henry's Commentary:

Here we also have David’s exhortation to others to converse with God. "Pour out your heart before him." The expression seems to allude to the pouring out of the drink-offerings before the Lord. When we make a penitent confession of sin our hearts are therein poured out before God. But here it is meant of prayer, which, if it be as it should be, is the pouring out of the heart before God. We must lay our grievances before him, offer up our desires to him with all humble freedom, and then entirely refer ourselves to his disposal, patiently submitting our wills to his: this is pouring out our hearts. What encouragement he gives us to take this good counsel: "God is a refuge for us," not only my refuge, but a refuge for us all, even as many as will flee to him and take shelter in him. He cautions us to take heed of misplacing our confidence, in which, as much as in any thing, the heart is deceitful. Those that trust in God truly will trust in him only, and will humbly offer up prayers to Him.

My personal encouragement to you today is this: You will never "find" time to pray, you must choose to "make" time to pray. The devil will try to keep you back from praying by bringing things to your mind that you may ne