Call On the Lord [Psalm 145:18 Daily Devotional]
What is Psalm 145:18 about?
The psalmist is encouraging us today by explaining that our God is a personal God. He is near to us when we call on him. The author then goes on to reiterate his point, adding a caveat: we must call on him “in truth.” This means that we should always strive to call on the Lord with pure intentions and without selfish desire. I know that’s difficult, but it’s a task worthy of the challenge.
Call On the Lord
To call on God “in truth,” you must first know how to “call on God.” All this really means is to pray. In both good and bad seasons, you should pray and ask God to meet your needs. It shouldn’t stop there, though. Calling on God to meet your needs is not a bad thing, but it shouldn’t be the only thing. Pray for your community, your family, your church, and pastors; pray for your country and its leaders. There is so much going on in the world around you that it would be a shame if the only thing you prayed for is yourself. Keep a running list of things and people to pray for, and expand how you call out to God in truth.
Jesus, thank you that I’m able to pray to you about all my needs. Help me to think outside myself to pray for those around me that are in need, too. Give me the wisdom and discernment I need to know what and how to pray in any given situation. It’s in your name I pray, amen.