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Powered by 4 - April 7, 2018

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Holy Anticipation

Today's reading: Psalm 85:1-13

As I took in Psalm 85 this morning, praying and living with "holy anticipation" immediately came to mind. This is a concept that Mark Batterson talks about in his book "Draw the Circle" and the corresponding study "The 40 Day Prayer Challenge," that means our mindset should be one of expecting God to take action on our requests when we pray.

As the psalmist puts forth his prayerful request, he recognizes God's past provision, acknowledges the poor state God's people are currently in, and asks for God's restoration. All of this done with confidence that God will indeed respond. In other words, the psalmist is praying with "holy anticipation" that God WILL act.

"Yes, the LORD WILL give what is good, and our land WILL yield its increase. Righteousness WILL go before him and make his footsteps away" (vs. 12-13).

Do you pray with the expectation that God will respond? If not, why not? What does or might the phrase "holy anticipation" mean for you and your communications with God? Tami

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