“With God’s help we will do mighty things, for he will trample down our foes.” – Psalms 60:12 NLT
How do you pray for God’s help? If you are like me, your prayer often take the shape of, “God, give me strength to overcome…”
There is really nothing wrong with praying this way. It is good to avoid abdicating responsibility in our prayer. At the same time, we must recognize that we face many enemies that can only be defeated by God outside our own effort.
That’s how the Psalmists prayed. They prayed for God’s help, yes. But their prayers more often turned over the enemies to God completely. Their prayers were “God, get ‘em,” not “God, help me get ‘em.” Their prayers recognized that they would never have enough power, but God always had more power than needed.
Lord, I have no authority to command you, but I know you act on my behalf because of your great love for me. Because of your love, destroy the enemies that seek to destroy me. Without You, I would be overpowered, but I know I can trust in Your mighty hand. Amen.