In my devotional reading, I stumbled upon a great verse in Psalms. It is a simple prayer that David prayed in the midst of his declaration. Psalm 68 is a psalm of praise to God. It declares God’s provision of deliverance and victory. It is an offering of worship for an all-powerful God who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or even imagine.
As David recounts God’s power and justice, he prays, “Summon your might, O God. Display your power, O God, as you have in the past..” (Psalm 68:28 NLT)
I like that wording, “summons your might”. A summons is a calling by an authority to show something. The Psalmist prays, “God You have the authority to summons, show us your power.” As I read that portion of Psalm 68 I couldn’t help but think about how powerful a simple prayer can be. “Summons your power, the power by which you have worked for us.” David was praying, “Lord, show us your power, the power, you have worked so many times before.”
This ought to be the cry of our heart. A cry for God to reveal Himself in the power of the early church. The power that is revealed in the words of the Holy Scriptures. My prayer is as David’s, “O God, we need your power. You have worked it before, work it again.”