Lord, help me slow down andnotrushthroughwhatido. (Humorous prayer)
Sometimes we can be very contradictory people. As in another silly prayer, “Lord help me be less independent, but let me do it my way.” We pray for patience, but we want it right now. We pray for strength, but we’re not willing to follow through on the exercises that might improve our vigor. Prayer is not a frivolous activity; it doesn’t change God, but it should change us.
The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results (James 5:16).