Today we continue with a series based on Psalm 27. If you haven’t already done so, I recommend listening to the first episode which covers some background thoughts on the context of the Psalm. 

Now, on to today’s verse. 

“Hear my voice when I call, LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.” (Psalm 27:7)

A hinge point in the Psalm. He has been reviewing his challenge and God’s power to deal with them. Now he turns to the face of God.

Hear my voice
– An expectation of being heard. See the “Hearing God” series.
– Jesus encouraged us to believe we would be heard – Matthew 6:9-13. The Lord’s prayer is laden with expectations.
– “In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” (Psalm 5:3 NIV11)

Be merciful to me and answer me
– The mercy of God is in his answering
– Will he answer is the big faith question
– How he will answer is the big trust question

What are the lessons from this verse? 

1. How do you feel about having expectations in prayer?
2. What would God’s mercy look like?
3. How open are you o God’s answer being different from your request?

We will conclude today’s podcast with the song I wrote using the words of Psalm 27 verse 4.

Next week we will proceed to the eighth verse of the Psalm. In the meantime, please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. 

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“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11) 

God bless, Malcolm