PSALM 143

2 Outlines

 

Psalm 143:1-7

REASONS FOR PRAYER

 

The best reason for praying is because God says to. (Matthew 7:7-11, Ephesians 6:18, Philippians 4:6-7, 1 Thessalonians 5:17,)  However, David gives us several more reasons why we should be men and women of prayer.

 

1. GOD IS FAITHFUL - Vs. 1

 

2. GOD IS RIGHTEOUS - Vs. 1

 

3. GOD IS HOLY - Vs. 2

Compared to God, no man is justified, or righteous in His sight.

God's holiness is perfect.

 

4. THE ENEMY IS GREAT - Vs. 3

 

5. I AM OVERWHELMED - Vs. 4

 

6. I REMEMBER GOD'S POWER (from past victories) - Vs. 5

Remembering what God has done for us in the past will give us assurance that He can and will work in our behalf now, and in the future.

 

7. I AM THIRSTY - Vs. 6

 

 

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PRAYER OF A MAN IN TROUBLE

Psalm 143:7-12

 

Note: I normally do not give you two outlines from the same book of the Bible in one week. However, I thought that these two outlines from Psalm 143 might be helpful as a morning and evening series. Cover why we should pray in Vss. 1-6, and how we should pray in Vss. 7-12.  Of course the messages can be given separately, or on two successive Sundays or Wednesdays.

 

David is a man in trouble. In the last 6 verses of this psalm he shows us how to pray when we are in trouble.  Note that the words of the outline come right out of the text.

 

HEAR ME - Vs. 7

 

CAUSE ME - Vs. 8

To hear God's voice of lovingkindness in the  morning will strengthen us for the whole day.

To know God's will for the day ("the way wherein I should walk".) is essential.

 

DELIVER ME - Vs. 9

 

TEACH ME - Vs. 10

 

QUICKEN ME - Vss. 11-12

To quicken here, would be to "revive".

 

 

 

 

 

 

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