Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Oh Me of Little Faith

I've been terribly convicted recently about prayer. For starters, I have such a difficult time being consistent in prayer. It's nothing other than laziness and self-absorption, really. I suppose the root of this is that I don't really see my dire need for the Lord. If I did, I would certainly be in prayer more. On top of this, I don't think I really believe that the Lord answers my prayers, because I act surprised when he does.

For example, I have been getting on the elliptical, and I had decided that while I was on the elliptical I would pray. So I had been praying about a particular issue. When the Lord answered my prayer in an unusual way that week, I was shocked! It occurred to me while I was shocked that I was probably shocked because I didn't really think the Lord would answer my prayers. How convicting!

So, I pray that the Lord would make me aware of my desperate need for Him. I pray that He would allow me to come before Him with big prayers. And I pray that He would give me the faith to believe that He answers my prayers.

May He do the same with you!


B.J. Walters said...

Amen. Thanks for sharing.

John said...

I've been struggling with the same thing. It's much easier to read (or do almost anything else)than to pray. A good and honest post, appreciated by one who lurks around.