Oftentimes, when we think to pray, it is because we desire for something outside of us to change in our circumstances or in the people around us. What we find when we pray through Psalm 16 is that sometimes prayer changes us more than anything or anyone else.
Prayer Changes Us
Psalm 16:1 (NLT)
Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge.
Prayerlessness is an indicator of pride
Prayer re-positions the heart
Psalm 16:2-6 (NLT)
2 I said to the LORD, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.” 3 The godly people in the land are my true heroes! I take pleasure in them! 4 Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods. I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood or even speak the names of their gods. 5 LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine. 6 The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance!
Prayer primes the pump for praise
7 I will bless the LORD who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. 8 I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. 9 No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. 10 For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. 11 You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.