Prayer

The gift of prayer

The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth (Proverbs 12:22; NLT).

He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do (Psalm 33:15; NLT).

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses (Hebrews 4:15; NLT).


Lord,
Thank you
For the gift
Of prayer.

I’m glad
You don’t want me
To tell you what I think
You want to hear.

I’m glad
You don’t want me
To beat myself up,
Or tear myself apart
Before you.

You just want me
To be truthful with you
About my feelings,
Thoughts,
Words,
And deeds –
However shameful
They may be.

What’s more,
You understand
My weaknesses,
And help me learn
To face, and understand,
Myself.

So, Lord,
I’d like to thank you
For the gift
Of prayer.

Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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