I pray a lot, but I’m not very good at it. When I hear the gracious prayers of others, so thoughtfully and beautifully presented to God, like precious golden gifts on an altar, I’m inspired but also a bit intimidated. My prayers can sound abrupt and sometimes disjointed as I think of something or someone I need to add, mid-prayer. Yes, prayer is to God, not for other ears, but in some circumstances public prayer is expected. When I know ahead of time I’m going to be praying, I’ve sometimes written my prayers out. Even then they don’t sound that impressive, but at least they’re presentable. Please, God, help us remember no matter how we pray, the Holy Spirit makes even our most disorganized prayers acceptable to you.
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Briefly Speaking is full of hope and encouragement--that's my goal. I'm a professional writer who promises you sometimes funny, sometimes thought-provoking comment on my life in horse country in north Texas and on what's happening in the world at large. View all posts by Sheila Graham