Image via WikipediaGive ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
Psalm 5:1 (King James Version)
God hears our prayers, of this I have no doubt. But we are sometimes insecure in our plaints and pleadings to one so mighty as the Creator of all things. Why would He listen to us? Because He is our Father in Heaven.
I sometimes wonder if my prayers are heard because I am weak, afraid, and foolish. Perhaps I am babbling nonsense that is overly selfish and ultimately meaningless in the grander scheme of things. Yet I pray. Is this not what prayer is?--A meditative process to help us to understand God's will and clarify our wants as they pertain to the needs of ourselves, our families, and our communities?
I am like a child before my Lord, asking for Him to take my hand and guide me through the confusion of this life and to protect me from those who want to harm me. Please hear me God. Lead me out of the messes I make for myself and open the eyes of those I love so they will know your peace, grace, and glory.
I humble myself before you O God. And I thank you for all that you have done and will do.