Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Prayer Inside Of A Prayer!





Dear Father In Heaven,
I Come To You Today
Burdened By A Spirit Troubled
By Sugary-Snack Prayers!

Father,
I Am Troubled By The Prayers That Say:

"Thank You, Lord, For The Blessing!"

As Though The Blessing Has No Name
And
The Giver Has No Part In My Rejoicing!

I Am Troubled, Lord
By The Form Of Prayer
Constant
Today
And
Every Day ...

"Thank You For The Roof Over My Head
For Health
For Strength
For Friends
For Family!"

Father,
I Am Thankful
For All These Things
But
Please Help Me To Think Deeply
For I Am Truly Thankful For Your Grace
So That I
- In My Praying -
Do Not Issue Just A Laundry List Of Wants
Nor
A Grocery List Of Needs
And
Mere-Form "Thank You's!"
I Desire My Gratitude To Shine Through!
I Desire My Great Love For You To Show!

I Desire, Lord
In All The Honesty
That A Wicked Human Heart Can Muster
To Be Able To Pray
To My Holy God
And
Truthfully Say:


Father,
Today
I Do Not Desire Anything
For Nor From The Corporeal Realm!
I Desire To Bless You, Lord
Upon My From Sleep Waking!


I Desire, Lord
To Give You Gifts
Never As Grand As You Give Men
But
I Desire To Gift You, Lord
With My Life
By The Exercise Of My Faith
And
My Walking Before You In Humility!


Added To That, Lord
Please Accept My Willingness

To Help Finish The Living Gospel Work
And
My Desire To Ease The Burden
Of A Brother Sister ... In Your Name
And
My Desire To Honor You, Father
By Daily, Willingly, Doing
All
That You Ask Me To Do!
Help Me Not To Think Of Costs
For, Therein
I Know I Will Be Lost!


Father,
I Know I Will Make Mistakes

And
I Also Know That You Are Just To Forgive My Sin
So I Am Beseeching You
To Help Me Ever To Come To You
Ever Unwilling To Hide
Ever Shielded From Pride
Ever Open To Correction

And
Ever Willing For You To Everlastingly Be My Guide!


Father,
I Look To The Great Day
When
I Shall Be What Jesus Christ Is
And
Beseech You, Loving Father
To Help Me To Give To You
All The Useless Things
In My Life
That Would Tend To My Damnation
And

I Ask You, Please
To Help Me, Please
Not To Despise
Your Gracious, Precious Gift To Me
Of My Soul's Eternal Salvation!


Father,
I Love You!
I Am Your Child
And

I Ask You To Bless Me
To Honor
Bless
Worship

And
Praise You
With My Willing Obedience
No Matter The Consequences!

Please Lead Me Gently ... Home

For I Know Of A Surety
That You Are The Holy God
In Whom I Live And Breathe
And
From Whom My Hope For Glory Comes!
Remember, Lord
Your Promises
To The Household Of Faith
In Jesus Christ's Holy Name, I Plead!
AMEN.