Faithlife Sermons

The Value of Persistent Praying

Series in Psalms  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  27:05
0 ratings
· 3 views

In this passage we find a man of faith in great trouble. Rather than cower in fear or give up, he chooses to call on God. Learn how prayer becomes his unfailing resource.

Files
Notes
Transcript
Sermon Tone Analysis
A
D
F
J
S
Emotion
A
C
T
Language
O
C
E
A
E
Social
View more →

The Value of Persistent Praying

In this Psalm we find a man of faith in great trouble. Fear had seized the psalmist’s heart. This psalm records David’s experience of persecution through the betrayal of a very close friend. We’re not exactly sure who that is, but commentators speculate that the occasion was Ahithophel’s treachery ()
In this Psalm David calls on God to enable him to escape from this terrible plight. He is lamenting the oppressive spirit that had come from being betrayed by such a close friend. Still, David expresses his personal confidence in God who redeems.
He wanted to fly away from his problems (6). But ultimately David chooses to call on God. We can learn a valuable lesson from David’s dependence and trust in God through prayer. He has faith to believe that God will deliver him. (16)
Psalm 55:16–17 NKJV
16 As for me, I will call upon God, And the Lord shall save me. 17 Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.
ps 55

This is Continual Praying (17)

Psalm 55:17 NKJV
17 Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.
1. He will pray at evening, morning and noon.
a. Like the Apostle Paul, he will pray without ceasing ()
b. He wanted his prayers always before the throne of Grace.
2. He knows that God will be his unfailing resource in this great time of need. That’s why David sees this as a time for persistent praying.
3. “Seasons of great need call for frequent seasons of prayer. Have a pleading heart and God will have a plenteous hand” (C. H. Spurgeon)
4. God’s ear is always open to our passionate prayers. ()
Hebrews 4:16 NKJV
16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

This is Contagious Praying (17)

Psalm 55:17 NKJV
17 Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.
1. David intends for others to know of his prayers.
1. David intends for others to know of his prayers.
a. He will cry aloud so others can join him.
b. This is bold praying, fervent praying.
2. This is praying that holds nothing back.
a. He will voice his needs before God, expecting answers.
b. He will risk the ridicule of those who hear him pray.
3. This is the kind of praying Paul and Silas did in prison ()
a. When they prayed in that dungeon they prayed down an earthquake.
b. The other prisoners heard them and witnessed the answer to their prayers.
4. Let’s be bold enough to pray prayers that move God. Timid prayers will move neither God or men.
5. Let’s pray big and get big answers to our prayers.

This is Confident Praying (17)

Psalm 55:17 NKJV
17 Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.
1. “He shall hear my voice.” David expected God to hear and answer.
2. He remembers answers in the past and expects them again (18)
Psalm 55:18 NKJV
18 He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, For there were many against me.
3. We should pray with expectancy.
a. We can pray and believe and receive.
b. We can pray and doubt and go without.
Conclusion:
A. Consider the fervent prayers of Jesus in Gethsemane
B. When we pray and get answers the world will take notice.
Related Media
Related Sermons