Thursday, February 16, 2012

Teach Me to Pray

From Blog12
Father, teach me to pray...
It's not the words that I lack,
Nor the theory,
Nor the method.
It's the heart.

Help me clear away the weeds
Of earthly treasures and earthly pleasures.
Make me settle for nothing less
Than fellowship with you
And knowing you--
Knowing there's nothing higher
To which I can aspire.

Yes, teach me to pray.

Now Jesus1 was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”

--Luke 11:1 ESV

1 comment:

dfish said...

That is what most of us need, a the contrite and pure heart so we are focused on God rather than our own desires.