“Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.”
Similar to the previous verse, we again find a reference to our prayer coming before the Lord. Rather than a cry, there is a supplication made. A prayer of supplication always involves a request being made unto God.
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
When we offer a supplication unto the Lord, our request is submitted earnestly and humbly. Our humility is met with the mercy and grace of God as we bring our need before Him, allowing Him to work in our situation as only He can.
1 Samuel 1:10-11
“And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.”
Hannah prayed so fervently unto the Lord that Eli thought she was drunk. She poured out her soul before the Lord while making her supplication.
1 Samuel 1:13-15
“Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken. And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee. And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.”
She sincerely asked with humility, and the Lord gave her Samuel. Her supplication preceded God’s provision. When there appeared to be no way, she pleaded for the Lord to intervene. How would your prayer life compare to hers?
We are not to just pray about some things, but Paul wrote that every thing should be brought unto God. “…but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
If we want the Lord to order our steps, we must make our requests known unto Him.
2 Kings 15-16 | Ephesians 1 | Psalm 139
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