Know God, Make Him Known

PRAYING FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS, CHURCH AND NATION

Rejoice to make God known among men(Psm 67:1–7). #MakeGodKnown #GoToAllNations #WeProclaimHim

MORNING WATCH NOTES:

This psalm sounds a lot like the Great Commission (Mat 28:19,20). It puts forth the idea of making God and his saving power known throughout the earth.

Go and proclaim him everywhere and his kingdom of justice. He is worthy of praise and reverence. His blessings will be with us. We can know him and we are to make him known. Lord, open this sentry’s mouth that you might be made known.

Abundant Gratitude

PRAYING FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS, CHURCH AND NATION

Give abundant praise to God for his generous provision (Psm 65:9–13). #GodOfAllHarvest #GodsProvision #ManReceivesFreelyFromGod

MORNING WATCH NOTES:

God forgives resulting in man’s eternal celebration in the courts of Heaven (vv1-4); God faithfully attends to man’s prayers resulting in joy to the ends of the earth (vv5–8); God furnishes generously an abundance of crops resulting in joyous shouts of praise the world over (vv9–13).

Who gives the seed to plant? (Who has ever created such a seed?) Who gives the rich soil for seeds to grow? Who waters the earth for plants and animals to live and thrive? God does all of this. At what charge? No charge! God blesses all men from a generous bountiful heart. Lord, you give freely to all men. Men ought always to be grateful and thankful to the God of such abundant provision.

Lord, Save Now

PRAYING FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS, CHURCH AND NATION

Lord, send your Spirit into our midst and awaken us from our free-fall into the pits of depravity (Psm 65:5-8). #DeliverUsLord #LordSaveNow #SendAwakeningInOurMidst

MORNING WATCH NOTES:

I cannot help but be overwhelmed by the events of the last 48 hours (Roe v. Wade reversal leak and the violent pushback). But we have seen in this country, violence growing at an exponential rate since the George Floyd murder 24 months ago.

We have seen the violent reactions to draconian measures to control a pandemic. We are witnessing an unprovoked and despotic war against Ukraine by Russia.

Dear Lord, you truly are the hope of everyone on earth, to the furthest reaches of the globe. You can move in mighty strength to save. You can quiet the rage, quell the anger and silence the boisterous threats among us. You lord, are our best hope, our only hope, to save us from our own self-destruction.

Lord, we desperately need you to send your spirit into our midst and awaken us from our free-fall into the pits of depravity. May we be inspired by your awesome deeds to shout for joy.

None Beyond Redeeming

PRAYING FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS, CHURCH AND NATION

Rejoice with a full heart for your redemption from sin (Psm 65:1–4). #Redeemed #ForgivenessOfSin #YourRedemptionDrawithNeigh

MORNING WATCH NOTES:

A song of praise of David – what great news it is to hear that the sentence for crimes committed have been commuted, canceled. Someone else paid my penalty for sins committed. That would be God who gave his Son to die (the consequence of sin is death – Rom 6:23; God’s solution to forgive the debt – Jhn 3:16).

My forgiveness for sin is fully assured. Entrance into the gates of Heaven is assured. Full access to the courts of Heaven and her festivities of praise and worship are guaranteed. I am redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. The worst sin may be forgiven. None excluded. Lord, my heart bursts with joy for the redemption of my soul.

Shield & Defense

PRAYING FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS, CHURCH AND NATION

Trust God as the ultimate victor in life‘s battles (Psm 21:8–13). #TheBattleIsTheLords #MyShieldAndDefense

MORNING WATCH NOTES:

The plans of the wicked may seem to gain ground temporarily. The wicked may win this battle or that. But the Lord is the ultimate victor in the war. The song says, “Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged. Take it to the Lord in prayer…In his arms he’ll take and shield you. You will find a solace there.“*

The Lord will consume the enemy. The enemy will flee at the mere sight of God’s presence. “We celebrate God‘s mighty victories.“ Lord, you are the sentry’s mighty shield and defense against the wicked forces in this world

* What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Joseph M. Scriven, 1855; the tune was composed by Charles Crozat Converse, 1868