Prayer: Our Father, too often, our prayers are prayerless. So often, in our prayers, we fail to trust you and believe your promises for us. Therefore, we often go through the motions and check the box indicating that we did pray when, in fact, we didn’t. Our hearts wander in our times of prayer. Our minds run to and fro and then ask you things that are not agreeable to your will. We spend too much time asking you for things instead of thanking you and praising you. Forgive us, Father, for being so shallow in those holy moments in your presence. We know that your Word teaches us to pray, and it tells us to pray for things that are agreeable to your will. It also teaches us to cast our burdens and cares before you and ask you what we desire. Please help us to pray with earnest zeal being willing to accept your providence for us. Please grant us a willing mind and heart to receive all that we need and nothing more from your hand. We pray these things in the name of the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Matt. 7:7-11; Ps. 37:4-5; 1 Pet. 5:7; James 5:16