The Heart of Prayer

Prayer is the offspring of humility. It is the cry of a lowly heart that recognizes its own weakness and calls upon the Lord for divine provision. In contrast, prayerlessness is the offspring of pride. It is the silence of an arrogant heart that imagines its own sufficiency and whispers to God: “I don’t need you, Lord. I will be fine on my own.” The way to revolutionize my prayer life, then, is not simply through the discipline of my will but the humbling of my heart in which I cultivate small thoughts of me and great thoughts of Him.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mike Jarvis on January 12, 2007 at 12:14 am

    Excellent thoughts, Matt! Thank you for the reminder.

  2. Matt,

    Thanks for this. I know i still struggle with pride because of this reality. We need to learn to live in a season of prayer when things are good (as well as bad).

    Caleb

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