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In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.
King David, once again, was overwrought by people surrounding him with their jealousies. He offered his friendship, they responded with accusations, as jealous people always will. David’s one weapon against those accusations was his Prayer Life.
David was such “A Man of Prayer” that verse 24 of this chapter tells us his knees were too weak to hold him up because of his constant fasting. The fasting had caused his body to become thin and frail looking. David had vast armies, armed guards, and personal assistants, yet he felt his oppressors squeezing the very life out of him. In the middle of it all, he said, “I am … ‘A Man of Prayer!” In other words, nothing on this planet seemed to bring him peace of mind from his oppressors except his Prayer Life! Prayer alone split the Red Sea for Moses, brought fire from heaven for Elijah, sent the stone directly to the giants forehead for David, and put the Lions to sleep for Daniel. And in this passage, prayer held David’s oppressors at bay. We don’t know the names of all of David’s enemies and oppressors, but most of us know something about David … “A Man of Prayer.” What do you want your legacy to be? Multi-Millionaire? Philanthropist? The most prosperous person in town? Those all have a place, but I would love for my legacy to be like that of King David. He was … “A Man of Prayer.”
I offer my life to You this AM in prayer. I know I am nothing without Your touch and grace and favor on me. I will seek You humbly for Your help alone. Amen