Prayers and Other Wordless Groans

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Matthew 7:7‭-‬8 NIV

A sons prayer

After seeing the amazing film War Room, my son was moved to create his own prayer space in our closet. His first prayer was a prayer of salvation for his father. God bless and keep our children.

“Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.” – 1 Chronicles 29:11

Father I commit myself to your will. You are head over all and I surrender my own desires unto you. Reveal and remove my inadequacies. Help me to forsake my old ways of doing things and learn to live authentically. Remove all fear and doubt from my spirit and close my eyes to worldly judgments. Strip me naked and allow my wounds to heal in the open. Burn up all shreds of my life’s misrepresentations and hiding spots. Let all come to light and help me to explain my deceptions with your words. Help me keep my eyes on the light and pull from this dark place. Forgive me for failing to give you glory for accomplishments I accredited to my own effort and skill. Let me never forget that apart from you I am nothing and when I am thirsty, let me drink of your life-giving water. Let my body be nourished by the bread of the word. Help me to face the demons of my past and grieve my losses in a healthy way. Restore my self-worth and help me to see myself through your eyes. And when I begin to doubt, remind me of what a life led by my own devises was like and reignite in me a passion to do your will. Help me to use my life as a living example of your amazing grace and do your work, instead of my own. Guard me, Father, with a hedge of protection from all that will come against me and wish to do me harm.  Help me to see with faith and eyes wide shut. Teach me to trust. Teach me love and help me learn to accept love. Bring people into my life that you have chosen help me in my walk with you. Breathe life back into my heart and let me be reminded always that with every breath, YOU and you alone, are to thank for my existence. In Jesus Holy and Precious name I pray.