Give me Attitude, Prayer Attitude

Ever been at a prayer meeting when someone breaks into tears of desperation? “Lord, we need you!” This heart cry made my heart ache. How could I pray without desperation in my heart? Words are not enough to show God how desperate I am. I need to change my attitude to that of desperation.

Time and time again David cried out for help, sometimes accusing God of turning away from him, even ignoring him. I never know whether to be offended for God when reading these Psalms or to be comforted that I am not the only who feels the way David did. God knows we need him, but when we come to Him in desperation, whatever the prayer request may be, He knows that we know we need Him.

When I heard this cry of desperation from my friend I remembered what I had heard on the radio just the other day. A speaker on one of those 30-second segments explained that the older she gets, the more she knows God, the more desperate she is for Him. She said this brings her comfort knowing that she will always know she needs Him. My friend’s cry for help was a shocking reminder that all of us desperately need Him no matter how good or bad our circumstances are today.

Heavenly Father, we need you. Alone we are damaged goods, but with you we are the Bride of Christ, made pure in Jesus’ blood. Lord, we accept your gift of salvation as we begin this Holy Week. We reflect on the suffering Jesus endured, His death, His resurrection, and our anticipation for His return. Only in Him are we made whole and clean. Help us to cry out to you with tears in our eyes, desperate to receive what you have for us today and desperate to give back some of what you have given. Help us to be desperate in our confession as well, that we may recognize our need for forgiveness. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Breathe by Michael W. Smith

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4 thoughts on “Give me Attitude, Prayer Attitude

  1. delonvaz

    Thanks for this post it reminded me of the time when I was so desperate in a prayer meeting that I knew either I’d come out of it with God solving my problems or I’d be ending my life (not just me but along with my wife we both had made this decision that day) and today we’re alive because not only did He solve our problems but we enjoy such a fantastic relationship with Him, that I am looking forward to living a very long long life here on earth,

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      1. delonvaz

        I’d say desperate would not be the right word now. But yes there is such a yearning for His return. Meanwhile He dwells in me and I listen to His voice and talk to Him daily. I am not missing God because I experience Him all the time even in the most difficult moments and that’s a wonderful place to be.

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