15 The Lord cares deeply
when his loved ones die.
16 O Lord, I am your servant;
yes, I am your servant, born into your household;
you have freed me from my chains.
17 I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of the Lord.
18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people—
19 in the house of the Lord
in the heart of Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord! NLT
How do you feel about a “loved one”? How would you feel if you lost a “loved one”? What would you be willing to do to stop this from happening?
Do you think God feels this way about you? Why or why not?
The first 14 verses of this psalm focused on God’s desire to answer our prayers. How does this relate to verses 15-16?
Look again at verse 16. How is God’s care for us related to God’s care for others?
In verses 17-19, describe each of the responses the writer of this psalm promises to give to God.
As you look back on your life, what times can you identify when God answered your prayers?
::::: APPLICATION CHALLENGE :::::
Because the writer of this psalm had experienced such reward through prayer, the writer of this psalm was driven to praise God. Take a moment to praise God for the answered prayers in your life.