Sunday, October 14, 2007
As some what of novas prayer peddler, what with the solicitation of 40 Days For Life now under my belt, I thought it was about time to really define what the essence of 'Prayer' is, to me.
To me prayer is the ultimate act of submission. It is saying 'Ok God, here it is; I'm ready for help.'
Just as our children often times try to impress us with their independent 'watch what I can do all by myself' attitude, we too do that same thing to our Heavenly Father. And likewise, as we nervously smile at their feeble attempts and fight that impulse to jump in and save the day, He does as well. I'll confess I have to physically stop myself from taking over when it comes to Aiden and Eiffel and their many endeavors...reading, writing, pouring milk straight from the gallon....all of these things would be so much better, and cleaner for that matter, if I just did them myself!
But of course, I can't, because we learn in the messes. He allows us that same lead way, with the comfort of knowing that no mess is too big for him to come over and wipe up.
As a control freak I have to admit, I like giving up sometimes. I enjoy letting the Lord carry my burden...I just think of it as a spiritual diet. After prayer we should feel lighter, we should feel more obedient, and we should feel closer to the Creator of the Universe.