Prayer for Today

January 9, 2019

Lord, in the past I have not been a good friend to you even though you have been a great friend to me.

When I communicate with you (pray), I’m always talking about me but seldom do I take the time to listen to you. When I bring you a problem or an issue, I rarely wait until you tell me what to do. I just go running off and do what I think is right or, do what I want. The, when it turns out to be a mess, I want you to fix it.

Friends are supposed to know each other. You know me intimately, down to the number of hairs on my head, but normally, I don’t turn off my television or computer long enough to spend quality time with you in your word, which is the way I get to know you.

True friends stick with each other through thick and thin but it seems I only want the good part of my relationship with you. When things get hard or too difficult, I want out even though I expect you to stay with me and be my best friend during the worst of times.

Over the years, our relationship has become very one-sided. This year, I purpose to fix that. I’m not going just pray, I’m going to listen for your voice, your wisdom, your council and your direction. I’m going to read and study your word so I can know you better.

I know I will never know you as absolutely as you know me, but I can certainly do better than I’ve done in the past. Thank you, Lord, for loving me and being my best friend even when I wasn’t a friend to you at all.

In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

Scripture reference:
Psalms 46:10
Isaiah 41:8
Jeremiah 7:23
Luke 12:7
James 2:23
Hebrews 8:10

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