Saturday, August 09, 2014

Take a Grownup Look at Prayer

Is praying just a kiddy-thing?
A child’s bedtime routine?
Or, is prayer for actual grownups
Who say to God what they mean?

Is praying out loud for showing off?
How can it be from the heart?
What do we find in the Bible,
That we’ll make a brand-new start? 

People prayed with serious words
Back in those olden days;
They confessed sins and weakness,
Then they gave the LORD their praise. 

Sometimes today we hear mumbled words
Or frivolous phrases in prayer;
We must consider for ourselves
Do we believe that God is There?

A Creator, awesome in power!
And He cares so much for us!
We so bravely acknowledge Him
that we choose to obey and trust.

By Elaine Hardt ©2014