Thursday, February 25, 2010

What do short prayers indicate?

A few thoughts on today's reading...

If ever there was a psalm that showed us how to pray short prayers, this is it. The psalmist could use lengthy prayers, as we have realized how painstakingly crafted this psalm is. And yet, 1-word and 2-word prayers dot the landscape of this psalm.

Teach me, give me, lead me, incline my heart, turn my eyes, confirm, turn away.

The more I read this Psalm, the more I believe that God wants to be in a constant mode of thinking about Him, praying to Him, and doing what He says.

The length of the prayers does not indicate the depth of the relationship with God, but the frequency of the prayers surely has to indicate something!