“Clumsy Awkward Prayers”
Max Lucado said, “Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” That’s a message about prayer that we need to hear and internalize especially when we feel we don’t have skill in our prayers and that we aren’t very eloquent. An article I read suggested that our awkward prayers may well be our best prayers.
In our human condition, we often think we need to have reached perfection in what we are doing for it to have any value. However, I don’t think that’s true about most things in life, and for sure that it isn’t true about prayer and our relationship with God. God desires us to be honest and genuine in our prayers however the words come out. It is about the intent of our prayers and the spirit with which we embrace the time we set aside for conversation with God. And the truth is that what we feel may be clumsy and awkward God listens to as much as words that are poetic and grammatically perfect. Read More.
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