One of the greatest mistakes that can be done is to live our faith as a moral code alone. Doing this would be taking out the essence of salvation; supernatural grace. Both are essential. To live supernaturally we need to be people of prayer. Psalm 62 will give us some very practical points as a framework for prayer.
#1 Quieten your heart before God and thank him for his presence
My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from him (vs 1)
The Psalmist finds rest for his soul in the presence of God. Start by thanking Jesus for His Presence in your life.
#2 Renew your trust in him
He alone is my rock (vs 2)
Sometimes we pass through difficult times, or we are struggling with an issue, or maybe we are battling doubts. Note the word ‘alone’ in verses 1 and 2. Make a conscious decision in prayer to trust in God completely.
#3 Praise God for His character and attributes
He alone is my rock and my salvation. (vs 6)
God is our refgure. (vs 8)
You, O God are strong, and that you,
O Lord are loving. (vs 12)
It is important to remember the beauty of God’s attributes and character like the Psalmist did. Praise God for who He is and thank Him for what the various attributes may mean to you at this point in your life.
#4 Examine your conscience and ask for forgiveness
Do not trust in extortion or take pride in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. (vs 10)
We need to allow the Lord to show us any sin that may be an obstacle to our relationship with Him; this is especially true if we are ‘worshipping and setting our hearts’ on things which are not godly.
#5 Open your heart before God
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. (vs 8)
Tell God all there is on your heart: your fears, your disappointments, your ups and your downs, your worries and preoccupation, your desires and prayers of petition.
#6 Listen to His Word
One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard. (vs 11)
God does speak, but we need to listen. Use your Bible to find a passage from Scripture which the Lord may use to speak to you.
#7 Act on the Word
Surely you will reward each person according to what he has done. (vs 12)
If you feel that after this time of prayer, you need to take a practical decision to obey what the Lord has prompted in your heart, act on to it and follow it through.