“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.”
Prayer is a language of the Spirit and as much as it is an action of the Spirit. Therefore, with a carnal mind one can never be perfect in prayer. In fact, let us always be conscious to totally depend on the Spirit as we offer prayers to God. Many are times when we grade the quality of our prayer by the choice of our words displayed therein: far be it from what a perfect prayer is, because then, people with less vocabularies would be less effective in their prayers. But thanks be to God for the Holy Spirit in Whom all prayers are offered, and to Jesus Christ through whom our prayer is signed and qualified.
What a fine prayer this is that David prayed! “Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts together be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer.” This prayer eliminates any form of selfishness and self-centeredness, and proves outright dependence on the Lord. David, was not a priest or a prophet. He didn’t do “religious work” in the usual sense. Rather, he was a shepherd, a warrior, a musician, a poet, and most famously, a king. David did, if you will pardon my expression, secular duties like most of us do. Nevertheless, he sought to please the Lord with his words and thoughts, not just in his private prayers, but in every sector of life.
How would your life be different if you began praying Psalm 19:14 in the day-to-day situations of your life? What difference might it make if, before you participated in a meeting at work, you prayed, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer?” How might praying this way transform your language and actions on the pulpit, when you are out in town with your friends, when you are writing a letter to a client, or when you are negotiating a contract? How might it affect the way you speak to your spouse, your children, your roommate, or your colleagues?
Beloved, we are blessed to harbour the Spirit of the Living God in our mortal bodies. Yes, we are blessed to be called the children of the Most High God. We are blessed to have the privilege of influencing events on earth through the avenue of prayer. We are blessed to ever be pleasing in the sight of God in Jesus Christ. What a blessing we have in God! What an honour are we decked with to bear the name of the Lord!
I Love You!
Loving Father, I thank You for calling me Your elect, I pray today in the Spirit; saying, may the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Thank You Father, for fulfilling this prayer in Jesus Christ. And now I am ever pleasing to You in Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.