In this newest post, I continue my series on developing the language of prayer by looking at six very short (one or two line) prayers found in the Old and New Testaments. Prayer, says Eugene Peterson, is one of the best ways to express the rather gritty nature of our humanity. We should think of prayer not in the high language of prayer books and the like, but as those whose prayers became Scripture for us did: In the every language of life on earth. So we pray about things like pain, abandonment, submission, forgiveness, and repentance. These are not easy prayers to pray, but perhaps we can learn something about God by praying these simple prayers or perhaps our prayers will become more honest to God when we pray. These prayers are not easy to pray, but they also express our constant neediness before God and demonstrate that we remain, always, dependent upon him. Thanks for stopping by.
Prayers examined in Part 2: 1 Chronicles 4:9-10, 2 Samuel 24:10, Luke 22:42, Luke 23:34, Luke 23:46, Matthew 27:46, Psalm 22