Sunday, May 22, 2011

A More Honest Prayer

Some typical prayers I have to back up a notch in order to make them more honest.
  • "Lord, I want to know you more."
  • "Lord, I want to magnify you in everything you do."
  • "Lord, I want to know you and the power of your resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in your sufferings."
Sometimes, I need to add a prior "I want."
  • "Lord, I want to want to know you more."
  • "Lord, I want to want to know you and the power of your resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in your sufferings."
Sometimes--many times--I have to pray for my desires, that they would be directed toward godly objectives.

A. W. Tozer taught me this several years ago when I first read The Pursuit of God.

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