Psalm 5:1-8 NLT
 O LORD, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning.
 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I pray to no one but you.
 Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
 O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness; you cannot tolerate the sins of the wicked.
 Therefore, the proud may not stand in your presence, for you hate all who do evil.
 You will destroy those who tell lies. The LORD detests murderers and deceivers.
 Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe.
 Lead me in the right path, O LORD, or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow.
Reflection . . .
Psalm 5 instructs us in many things, but here in these verses the Psalmist demonstrates his full dependance on the Lord. “I pray to no one but you.”
Do you have a regular habit of prayer and conversation with the Lord?
We hear about having a Quiet Time with the Lord or doing our Devotions. These are great habits to develop and the Psalmist made a regular habit of calling out to the Lord in the morning making requests of the Lord and waiting expectantly!
Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.Psalm 5:3b NLT
This may sound simple or perhaps difficult, but it’s a way you can . . .
Cultivate a regular habit in God’s Word and Prayer:
- Think of a time of day that is best for you to focus your attention for Prayer and Spending time reading, meditating and listening to God’s Word.
- Schedule a time to do it! Make it a sacred time for you where no one, nothing will easily interrupt or squeeze out that time you have set aside.
- Put it on your calendar! Make a post-it note and put it somewhere you’ll see it (Fridge, Mirror, Desk, Bedside, etc.) to remind you that you’ve set that time aside daily.
- Do it! Today, tomorrow, make sure you make that time happen!
- You will need to do it regularly for it to become a good habit. Some people need more time that others and it may take weeks or even months before it becomes such a habit that you automatically want to do it.
- Keep a journal or notes, or something that will help you keep focused during that time. Make note of what you are reading/learning from God’s Word, and write down the things you are praying for. It doesn’t have to be fancy or long, it could be just a few bullet points.
- Ask the Lord to help you make this a great habit!