Campus Community | Kevin Queen
As we continue our series in the psalms this week at Campus Community, Pastor Kevin Queen talked about honest prayer with a thirsty heart. Prayer can simply be put as keeping company with God. In Psalm 42 we see that our hearts thirst for God. We can look around and see that our hearts are thirsty. We live in a dry and thirsty land. Where we’re devouring things and stuff as fast as we can, at a rapid place we take in food and Netflix and sports and entertainment and video games and clothing and social media, our screen time tells a story that we are thirsty. We have an eternal hunger that cannot be satisfied by temporary things. Prayer is meeting with God and it is what satisfies the thirsty heart. We need to be in the presence of God in order to satisfy our thirst. Prayer is resting in the Love of God. Do you have prayers of repentance? Repentance is a call to come home, turn from your sins and return to the Love of God. His call is for you to come and be satisfied by the Living Water.
As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?
3 My tears have been my food
day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”
4 These things I remember
as I pour out my soul:
how I used to go to the house of God
under the protection of the Mighty One[d]
with shouts of joy and praise
among the festive throng.
5 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
6 My soul is downcast within me;
therefore I will remember you
from the land of the Jordan,
the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.
7 Deep calls to deep
in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
have swept over me.
8 By day the Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life.
9 I say to God my Rock,
“Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go about mourning,
oppressed by the enemy?”
“My people have committed two sins:
They have forsaken me,
the spring of living water,
and have dug their own cisterns,
broken cisterns that cannot hold water.
11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy[a] met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.
15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
Prayer is keeping company with God
Prayer Is Honesty With God
Prayer is where we remind ourselves the Truth
Prayer is meeting with God
Prayer is resting in the love of God
Come until you touch Heaven
1. We live in a world that promises satisfaction but leaves us empty. What is hindering you from finding satisfaction in the Lord alone when you know only he can satisfy you?
2. What message are you preaching to yourself? Is it the truth of the Gospel? If not, why?
3. Are you honest with the Lord about the struggle, pain, or sorrow you feel? If not, what is stopping you?
4. What are things in your life that you are allowing to satisfy you before the Lord?