Pray in Honesty and Truth // Psalm 145:18

Today’s verse calls us to pray in sincerity and truth. We might know that God is aware of the deepest motivations of our heart, but do we always behave that way? King David, who wrote this Psalm, indicated we must pray in honesty and truth when we call out to Him. This calls us to get real with the times we go to God with flowery speech and exalting ourselves with saccharine-sweet supplications; in other words, are we really real when we pray? One of the things I love about the Psalms gets into the depth of emotion contained within. Some show the pinnacles of praise where others show the depths of despair. We must acknowledge that God is there in both and not pretend in our prayers that God only cares about one posture or another over an others. So, if you’re on top of the world, praise God, because He wants to celebrate with you. If you’re broken or wounded, pray to God, because He wants to grieve with you. Whatever it is you face though, face it with God in honesty and truth. After all, as we read this verse in The Message’s rendering, “God’s there, listening for all who pray, for all who pray and mean it.” So pray, be real, and mean it…good, bad, or somewhere in between, pray in honesty and truth.

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