Daily Devotions


Day 232

Psalm 31:3b "For Your name's sake"

Day 232 – Psalm 31

“For Your name’s sake” Psalm 31:3b


Praying effectively is the main quest for everyone who seeks God. Successful praying in the past is no guarantee of praying successfully in the present. Nothing must ever be taken for granted when seeking God in prayer. The times and circumstances of life will vary and each occasion demands paying careful attention as to how we must pray.

“For You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, for Your name’s sake,
Lead me and guide me.”
Psalm 31:3

1. Ascertain the following

a) “You are my rock”
i) There must be that certainty of knowledge.
ii) There must also be that certainty of a present faith-relationship.
b) “You are… my fortress”
i) There must also be an ascertaining of trust in the Lord as our fortress.
ii) There must not be a loss of this knowledge and faith in the Lord.

2. Elimination of the following:-

a) Mere intellectual assent of knowledge of God
b) Mere religious sentiments passing of as real-time faith
c) Static faith relationship
d) Worse… failure of development of a strong faith-relationship with God

3. “For Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me”

a) This is a solemn and wise invocation of God’s holy name (Psalm 9:10).
b) There follows two personal requests:-
i) God’s leading
ii) God’s guidance