1 Samuel 23:1-29
“A Sure and Steadfast Anchor of the Soul”

As always with these posts, consider reading the above text and then praying through the following prayer from the Valley of Vision called “Divine Support.”


Thou art the Blessed God,

Happy in thyself,
     Source of happiness in thy creatures
     my Maker, Benefactor, Proprietor, Upholder
Thou hast produced and sustained me,
     supported and indulged me,
     saved and kept me;
Thou art in every situation able to meet
     my needs and miseries
May I live by Thee,
     live for Thee,
     never be satisfied with my Christian progress but as I resemble Christ;
And may conformity to his principles, temper, and conduct
     grow hourly in my life.
Let Thy unexampled love constrain me into holy obedience,
     and render my duty my delight.
If others deem my faith folly,
          my meekness infirmity,
          my zeal madness,
          my hope delusion,
          my actions hypocrisy,
     may I rejoice to suffer for Thy name.
Keep me walking steadfastly towards the country
     of everlasting delights,
     that paradise-land which is my true inheritance.
Support me by the strength of heaven
     that I may never turn back,
     or desire false pleasures that wilt and disappear into nothing
As I pursue my heavenly journey by Thy grace
     let me be known as a man with no aim
     but that of a burning desire for Thee,
     and the good and salvation of my fellow men.


Amen! I’d also encourage you to read Psalm 54:1-7 in advance of this week, since it deals with 1 Samuel 23:19.