5Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;
6That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.
Does God answer prayer? Perhaps the question each of us should ask is, "Does God answer my prayers?" James 4 says, Ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
How did David begin his prayer in Psalm 108?
3I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
4For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
5Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth. (Psalm 108:3-5, King James Version)
How do we begin our prayers? Perhaps one of the reasons that God does not answer our prayers is that we simply forget to Whom we are praying. Perhaps one of the reasons we ask amiss is that we treat our prayers as though we are reciting from a "non-seasonal" Christmas list.
In our easy-come, easy-go lifestyle, I fear we have forgotten the reverence we owe to God. Yet, every time we come to God in prayer, we must remember that we have come into the Holy, Righteous, Presence of Almighty God. We are literally bowing down before His throne of grace.
How would we approach a king or queen who sits upon their throne? Would we dash in and quickly spew out 10 or 20 desperate requests before dashing out again to get on with the events of the day? No, of course not. Coming before royalty requires some thoughtful preparation; we would never dream to ask one thing of a king or queen without first showing him or her their due respect.
Is God exalted in our lives, not only as we pray, but also in all we do and say? In a day when the world is quickly rushing away from God, let us draw near to Him, exalt His holy name, and seek to live our lives in accordance with His Word.
Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.
God Bless You,