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Saturday, August 1, 2020

What to Say and Not to Say in Prayer

By J. Randall Matheny

What is there not to say in prayer?
O Lord, do you who knows all things
Who reads the heart’s covert intent,
The fears to which man clings?

To ask forgiveness, plead for strength,
To intercede for another’s cause,
To seek the Kingdom’s first increase,
For such and many more we pause.

By prayer we see a larger world,
Than my pursuits, than me and mine;
We see as well Your power at work,
Your forceful love, and no mere sign.

Away with all that hinders prayer!
Remove from us those cares that kill.
Desire to ask, to thank, to praise—
Our help and life is your  way and will.

- J. Randal Matheny edits and writes UPLift, an inspirational ezine. He
may be contacted here: <http://randalmathenycom/>. When reprinting this
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