Gracious Lord (Isaiah 33:2) - Radical

Gracious Lord (Isaiah 33:2)

O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble.
– Isaiah 33:2

Wow, what a great prayer. Especially in the morning. I don’t know if you’re listening to this in the morning or not… But to wake up and look to the Lord and pray. Oh Lord, be gracious to us. We wait for you. What a way to go into a day waiting on God, trusting in God and his grace to provide, to lead, to guide you all day long, and to protect you and be your strength. Be our arm every morning.

Isaiah 33:2 reminds us God’s provision is available to us when we go to Him in prayer.

Just think about that. God, be my arm every morning, my strength, my help, my protection and provision. Be our salvation in times of trouble amidst challenges in our lives amidst trials. God, be our salvation. Be our deliverance.

Let’s just pray this together. Whether this is the first thing you’re praying in the morning or this is later in your day. Let’s pray. Isaiah 33:2, with confidence that as we are praying according to God’s Word, God will give us what we ask. Oh Lord, be gracious to us. We pray for your grace in our lives, for your mercy, in our lives that you promise is new every morning. God, we pray today for your grace amidst whatever we have going on today, amidst whatever we’re walking through amidst whatever’s on our schedule. We pray for your grace, your help, your strength. Lord, we wait for you.

We go into the day trusting in you. We go into every detail of our lives, trusting your provision, your grace, your mercy, your strength. You are our arm. You are our helper. Oh God, we praise you. The thought that you on high, the Sovereign Creator, and Ruler of All is our arm, our help every morning, and our salvation in the time of trouble.

Isaiah 33:2 calls us to radical dependence on God.

God, we need you to be our salvation in every way. Our salvation from sin amidst the temptation we face today. We pray for your deliverance. Just as you promised. We pray you to help us to walk in holiness and God amidst not just temptations, but trials and tribulations we may find ourselves in right now. I think about just numerous people I know who are walking through really hard things right now. God, be their salvation in the time of trouble. Be our salvation in the time of trouble.

We praise you, God, for your grace, for your salvation, for your mercy, for your strength, for being our arm, for being our salvation. All glory be to your name. You are our hope every morning. You are our hope all day long and we worship you, and we wait for you.

And God, we pray for people who don’t know you in this way, who have not been forgiven of our sins and reconciled to relationship with you, who’ve not experienced your salvation, and especially those who’ve never even heard of your salvation.

Prayer for the Laz People

God, we pray for the Laz people of Turkey, Georgia, and Germany. A hundred thousand of them, with very few believers among them, very few people who’ve even heard the good news of your salvation. Lord, we pray that the Laz people would be reached with the gospel, the good news of the Lord who is gracious, the Lord, who will be their arm every morning as they trust in you, who will be their salvation for all of eternity.

God, we pray, help us to share this good news with someone today around us. And God, we pray for the spread of this good news for the Laz people. All of this we pray according to your Word, which we love in Isaiah 33:2, in Jesus’ name, amen.

David Platt

David Platt serves as a pastor in metro Washington, D.C. He is the founder of Radical.

David received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of Don’t Hold Back, Radical, Follow MeCounter CultureSomething Needs to ChangeBefore You Vote, as well as the multiple volumes of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series.

Along with his wife and children, he lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.


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