Thursday, August 16, 2007

Ask, Search, Knock

I thought it appropriate to share this with you:
"Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to him in the middle of the night to say, 'My friend, lend me three loaves..."

Ask, Search, Knock

We can be embarrassed by prayer of petition for sometimes we feel that we pray only when we want something. Jesus tells us not to have such inhibitions. The prayer of petition is natural because it expresses our awareness of our relationship with God. We are creatures who are not our own beginning or last end. Christ is glorified by what we ask the Father in his name. Because of God´s love for us we can ask for anything.

Prayer

Father, teach me to pray. Fill my lips with words that you want to hear. You are the Holy One whom all should honour and revere. May your Kingdom come in the fullness of time. I pray that the love of you may permeate the universe.

Give us the food we need each day, food for body, food for soul. I need your forgiveness for my faults and failings. I am often proud and over-confident, not remembering that I can do little without your help. Teach me the way to forgive and forget. Help me not to have bitterness within me. Give me the spirit, Lord, to forgive those who sinned against me. Do not let me wander to occasions of sin.

Help me to love you with all my heart, loving my neighbour as myself. May I always be humble enough to say "Your will be done". You know, Lord, what is best for me and those around me. As I storm heaven with prayer, you are listening, giving what I need. Thank you, Lord, for all you did for me. Don´t forget me in the months and years to come. Give me the chance to honour and praise you for all eternity. Amen.

3 comments:

Christine M said...

This is beautiful, Esther. Thanks for sharing.

Amy Caroline said...

May I join??

Christine M said...

Of course you can join. I just need an e-mail address so I can send you an invite