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My Prayer of the Day
I’m broken Lord, I’ve come here now to pray
To beg forgiveness, for I’ve lost my way
I’ve done and said things, lived outside Your will
For that I’ve suffered, and I suffer still
I’ve come here at the end of this long day
There’s so much locked inside I need to say
I let the tears fall and the silence reign
What can I say, when all I feel is pain?
And yet I know before I say one word
My words unspoken, by Your love are heard
Before each one can from my lips depart
They’ve flown above and gone straight to Your heart
And so I rest against Your loving arm
I let You soothe me, keep me safe from harm
The calming peace of heaven rests on me
I’m filled with wonder at Your majesty
For here You are, Creator and the King
And yet Your presence down to me You bring
You show me love, this speck of earthly dust
You beg of me, Your sovereign power to trust
You know I’m hurting, so You linger near
To wipe away my tears and chase my fear
My heart bows down to you, and yet I smile
For my Creator God thinks I’m worthwhile
I love you, Lord, you know that this is true
And yet I stray, this too is known to You
You know what’s best for me, and so You keep
Your vigil day and night as tears You weep
So here I am, Lord, Your beloved one
I’m here to bask in rays of God the SON
So let me stay a while, oh...strengthen me
For lost without Your love, I’m sure to be
"Prayer is opening the heart to God as to a friend" Ellen White. Prayer isn't giving God a shopping list of things you want. Jesus gave us a model from prayer.....
It starts with praise....Realizing the omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience of GOD! "Our Father in HEAVEN!! Creator- GOD! Praise is not the same as thanksgiving. Praise is focusing on the characteristics of God...and adoring Him for WHO HE IS! Then comes confession...we need to confess our sins to the only ONE who can forgive them, as HE is the one who died on the cross for the remission of sins. Then comes supplication...we ask, knowing that He will answer according to His good will for us. We ask for ourselves...we interceded for others. We become prayer warriors, knowing "the prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective"...as it is written in James. Who is righteous? The one who has asked for forgiveness and is covered with Christ's purity...and we thank Him for all His blessings....for His promise that even though as His followers, we WILL suffer, He will help us bear it. We thank Him for the trials...for we know that because HE loves us...He allows them to purify us, to strengthen our character...to develop perseverance as it is mentioned in James. "Consider it pure joy when you face trials" We pray because we know...He hears even before the words are on our lips.
There was a time....when prayer brought me into heaven's atmosphere. I was so close to God. I felt His presence. There was a time.....I know that it can still be mine...All He wants is for me to COME to Him and confess...and be blessed. He is only a thought, a whisper, and heartbeat away...If only we would come!
Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2015
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