Journey in the Word

Karen Ingrid Clark

Growing Through Prayer – Different Kinds of Prayer

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Read Isaiah 6:1-6 ESV   SOAP Isaiah 6:5

I Bowed on My Knees and cried Holy –

 I See the Lord –

Search Me O God –

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”

4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 5 And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar.47

O – Isaiah had a dream in which he saw the Lord of Hosts, sitting on His throne, surrounded by seraphim, and his glory.  The WHOLE EARTH was filled with His glory.  His reaction?  WOE IS ME.   I am LOST.  I am UNCLEAN.  I live in the midst of UNCLEAN people.  His first reaction was to realize, that in the presence of the Holy God – He was unworthy and unclean.  He did not deserve to be in God’s presence.  AND – this was a dream (or vision)!

A – How do I approach the Holy God?  DO I really realize my own state – in His presence?  I keep going back to those verses from Hebrews 4 (two weeks ago), where we are given access to the throne – and we can approach with confidence.  Where is the balance?  How SHOULD I approach the throne of our Holy God?  Do I tremble at the thought of approaching Him when I am not in right relationship with Him – or with others?  Do I confess my unworthiness to Him – knowing that He will hear and forgive?
Why should I pray?  To confess my sins, and to have Him cleanse them.   To Have Him search my heart and remove any sin.

P – Search me, O God, and know my heart.   Test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.  Know my thoughts.   Cleanse my heart – and my mind, so they are pure – for You.  Take away the sin that resides in the secret corners of my heart, the sin that creeps into my life.  Father God – You are Holy – beyond my capacity of understanding.  Help me to know You as You are – pure and holy.  Help me to live a life that is acceptable in Your sight.


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