“Preserve me, O God….”

Psalm 16:1-2  – Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.  I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.

There are many important things for which to pray — a quick discovery of an antidote to Coronavirus is a great prayer.  Thank God for science and scientists!  Ask the Lord to help their minds, their collaborations, and their clinical tests.

There are many people for whom to pray – the nurses and doctors on the front lines; for their health and endurance and their optimism and fighting spirit as they live out their callings and inspire their patients to fight for life.

For yourself?  David’s prayer in Psalm 16:1 is a good one.  To pray for the Lord to preserve you and your loved ones is not selfish.  Ask God for protection.  Write specific names on a list and put yourself on that list.  Preserve me, O God!  Take refuge in God.

And while you are praying for God to preserve you, it’s a good season in which to re-up in your commitment to the Lord.  I believe that every one of you who are Christians can say with David, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”  Now is a good time to revisit your relationship with God, to think through it, to say it again, and say it often.

You are loved.  Your family loves you.  Your pastor loves you.  God loves you even more!

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