Prayer of the Confused
I thought I’d do something a little different this week. Today, I thought I’d share a poem that I wrote back in April 2010. I wrote it for a close friend of mine who was really confused, struggling and making some poor life choices. I imagined that I was writing from their perspective and what they would pray. Most lines are based on several different scriptures (as I often do when writing prayers).
I’m very happy to report that this friend has made some monumental life changes and is now on the right track in their relationship with God! 🙂
Prayer of the Confused
By Tracy Robbins, 4/19/10
I thought that I knew what was best (Prov 12:15)
I’m giving up and losing hope
I’ve failed you, Lord and made mistakes
I’m causing pain, hurt & heartaches
I wish I could discern your voice (John 8:47)
I only wanted the best choice
I thought that I knew what was best (Prov 12:5)
I just don’t want any regrets
I need you now to guide me through
Please help me now, I’m in so deep
I pray you, Lord, my soul to keep
Help me to learn and know your Word (Psalms 119:9-11)
I know I’ve kept you at arm’s length
I’m ready now to look to you (Psalm 25:15)
I realize you know what is best (Jer 29:11)
You’ll deliver me through this test (Psalm 34:19)
Lord, hold me up so I don’t fall (Psalms 91:1-16)
Help me stand strong and run the race (2 Tim 4:7)
I thank you, Lord. I trust in you.
Take Some Practical Steps…
Don’t ever stop praying for people in your life. Prayers are powerful and effective. Now, I’m not sure if my friend ever actually prayed this prayer or not. However, I sure was praying for them on a regular basis. Little by little, they came around, and God changed their heart. If you have loved ones you might like to pray for a need a prayer starter or help, check out some of the prayers below (and remember…prewritten prayers are NOT less heartfelt!):
I hope you found this helpful in some way!
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