Day 124: Why I Pray (1 Kings 8-9; Luke 23:39-56)

And he said, “O Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing mercy and loving-kindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart.” -1 Kings 8:23

I used to get on my knees and ask God to give me things.

Then I began to study my Bible. The word of God became my plumb line, my measuring stick, my mirror – so then I prayed He would change my heart to be more like His.
Now, I get on my knees and all I can do is praise Him. Because He is so good.
Because He gave me more than I could ever even think to dream of.
He transformed my heart of stone into a heart of flesh.
He gave me new dreams and new hope. He cultivated and filled the dry places with living Water and planted seeds of faith.
Most importantly, He unveiled more of Himself to me. The Lord showed me to whom I belonged – whose daughter I was and that He loved me even when I had nothing to offer Him.
So, I pray – just like King Solomon did – because He is my King, Father, Creator, Savior, and the One who knows me better than anyone in the world.
Today, my prayer for you is that your prayer life may flourish and that praise may forever be on your lips. Whatever this life may bring, He is good.

 

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