I saw this humorous video. I added the link above, so you can watch as well. It’s a look at how we view our prayer time. I wish it didn’t relate, but I think it does. We tend to focus on our “want list” . I know God wants to hear my desires, but isn’t this a conversation? Isn’t this a two-way street? Don’t I want to hear from Him? I couldn’t help but put my ideas down about how this could play out.
As I sit across the table just like every other day
I take my “want list” out and begin to “pray”
I notice you are silent, but lately that’s just how it’s been
I wonder if this “ritual” is even worth it in the end
But then you push your chair in closer and in your eyes I clearly see
All along you wanted friendship, not formality
You take my “want list” from me and give me yours instead
A load that I can carry, a place to rest my head.
I’ve needed more…I’ve needed you
I’ve needed less of what I want and more of truth
So I’m laying my list down
Kneeling on your sovereign ground
Waiting for a word that you might say
Humbled you even met with me today
I’m waiting, listening, humbled…by you today