“Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations” (Psalm 90:1).
David has written most of the Psalms of the Bible and came to be known as the ‘Palmist.’ He was an expert in playing musical instruments and in singing but what captures the heart is his prayer. It has been noted as ‘A prayer of Moses, the man of God’ in the preface of Psalm 90 while making a mention of its author.
As we go through this Psalm, a reverence comes into our heart. When Moses was at the age of eighty and when he was standing on the Mount Horeb, Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. Prior to this, there is no instance in the Bible to show that Moses was praying. At the age of eighty, he became a powerful prayer warrior. Requests are there in his prayer, pleadings are there and supplications made in the He has made applications, pleads and supplication made standing in the breach too.
Not only that. He climbed Mount Sinai and stood in God’s presence after staying without eating or drinking for forty days and he did this twice. He spoke to God face to face. During the first time, he brought the two tablets of stone to the children of Israel in which God had written with His fingers, the law and commandments. Moses, enraged by the sins of the children of Israel threw the tablets and broke them at the foot of the mountain. Then He cut two tablets of stone similar to the previous ones, took them in his hands, climbed Mount Sinai again and spoke to God face to face for forty days.
When you pray, turn your heart towards God. Then you will feel the presence of God. When you continue to praise Him, He will speak to you in a mild voice. You will see the image of God. When He speaks face to face, you will behold the divine glory.
Generally, a man cannot pray for a long time. He cannot harmonise his thought. Dear children of God, before beginning to pray, initiate to create an urge for you to pray at least for one hour. Secondly, meditate much about the cross of Calvary. “Lord, let me pray as you prayed in Gethsemane. Give me such a burden. Give me a broken and a contrite heart “. Thirdly seek the help of the Holy Spirit. As far as possible, prepare tiny notes over what you are going to pray.
God who was with Moses, God who guided Moses from his eightieth year to his one hundred and twentieth year will give the power of prayer to you also. Only a man who prays will rise and shine; flash forth light; God’s glory will rest upon him.
To meditate: “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you “(Joshua 1:5).