Praising God’s Greatness
17 The LORD is righteous in all His ways And kind in all His deeds. 18 The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. 19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them.
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
“For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the LORD our God whenever we call on Him?
“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.
How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.
You are near, O LORD, And all Your commandments are truth.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.
“So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen Your hands are covered with blood.
“Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am ‘ If you remove the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,
‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
And they do not cry to Me from their heart When they wail on their beds; For the sake of grain and new wine they assemble themselves, They turn away from Me.
“When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
1 John 3:20-22
in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.
1 Kings 18:27-28
It came about at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, “Call out with a loud voice, for he is a god; either he is occupied or gone aside, or is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and needs to be awakened.”
Hear a just cause, O LORD, give heed to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.