Have you ever just sat there, wanting to be close to God, needing to talk to Him, and yearning to hear from Him, yet not knowing what to say?! I know I have. This morning, in my Beth Moore Devotional, Praying God’s Word Day-by-Day, I read this:
“When we pray the Scripture, we transfer the burden to God’s Word rather than our ability to pray correctly or adequately.”
“Lord God, Your Holy Spirit helps me in my weakness I do not know what I ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for me with groans that words cannot express. And He who searches my heart knows the mind of the Spirit, because Your Spirit intercedes for me in accordance with Your will (Romans 8:26-27).
Help me, then, Lord, not to be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present my requests to You. And Your peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus (Phillipians 4:6-7).”
Thank you, God, for making it so simple for us. Help me get rid of my own way of complicating my relationship with you. Thank you for grace and second/third/fiftieth chances.