Prayer

In prayer

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).

When you pray, don’t babble on and on (Matthew 6:7; NLT).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NIV).

 

Father,
In prayer –

With fewer words,
We have more room
For silence;

With fewer words,
We have more room
For honesty;

With fewer words,
We have more room
For listening;

With fewer words,
We have more room
For worship;

With fewer words,
We have more room
For love;

And with fewer words,
We have more room
For you.

 

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Prayer

Listening

Listening 

Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him (Deuteronomy 30:19-20; NIV).

The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out (John 10:3; NIV).

Father,
I focus my mind,
My heart
And my soul
On you alone.

Here I am,
Listening in the darkness,
Longing to hear your voice.

Please speak to me –
Show me your will,
And give me the strength
To carry it out.

I ask this in Jesus’ holy name,
Amen.

 

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