We have a staff member who regularly stops us in the hall or at our desk to pray with us. This morning this staff member prayed with me and I heard him say, “Lord, do us a favor…” I’ve heard him say that in prayer before and it tickles me. But as I think about it, isn’t every aspect of our very life favor from God? The next breath we take is a favor from God, it is unearned, undeserved and totally within God’s sovereign control.
I often think when I pray that I sound like I’m telling God what to do – yet in reality I am asking God for His favor. It is important to remember that.
Remember me, O Lord, with the favor You have toward Your people. Oh, visit me with Your salvation, Psalm 106:4
I entreated Your favor with my whole heart; Be merciful to me according to Your word. Psalm 119:58
For whoever finds me finds life, And obtains favor from the Lord; Proverbs 8:35
What favor will YOU ask for today?
Diane Hunt is a Biblical Counselor, Women’s conference and retreat speaker and author. She serves as the Director of Partner Care and Director of Women’s Ministries at America’s Keswick. She and her husband John have 2 married children and 4 grandchildren. She loves reveling in warm sunny climates and playing with her grandchildren.