Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Prayer is a passion of mine. At the same time, I struggle with a constant desire to develop that area of my life. I am reading "Prayer" by Richard Foster this week. Naturally, these words resonated with me because of the reference to children. I encourage you to pray today. You won't regret it. Have a wonderful Wednesay!
"Jesus reminds us that prayer is a little like children coming to their parents. Our children come to us with the craziest requests at times! Often we are grieved by the meanness and selfishness in their requests, but we would be all the more grieved if they never came to us even with their meanness and selfishness. We are simply glad that they do come--mixed motives and all.
This is precisely how it is with prayer. We will never have pure enough motives, or be good enough, or know enough in order to pray rightly. We simply must set all these things aside and begin praying. In fact, it is the very act of prayer itself--the intimate, on-going interaction with God-- that these matters are cared for in due time."
Richard Foster, "Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home"