Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


April 22, 2009

Ever examine the substance of your prayers? Prayer for help in circumstances--health, job, family, relationships, etc. Nothing wrong with these. However... 
Going a little farther, [Jesus] fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."
- Matthew 26:39 TNIV
That's a gutsy prayer in spite of circumstances. Here's another Puritan prayer excerpt from The Valley of Vision:
May I be poor, afflicted, despised and have thy blessing,
rather than be successful in enterprise,
or have more than my heart can wish,
or be admired by my fellow-men,
if thereby thsee things make me forget thee.

Care to pray such a prayer? Now that would be gutsy, and the prayer of a faithful maturing disciple. I dare you!

Dale Patterson