Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Prayer When Words Won't Come

O my Father, I have moments of deep unrest--moments when I know not what to ask by reason of the very excess of my wants. I have in these hours no words for Thee, no conscious prayers for Thee. My cry seems purely worldly; I want only the wings of a dove that I may flee away. Yet all the time Thou hast accepted my unrest as a prayer. Thou hast interpreted its cry for a dove's wings as a cry for Thee. Thou hast received the nameless longings of my heart as the intercessions of Thy Spirit. They are not yet the intercessions of my spirit; I know not what to ask. But Thou knowest what I ask, O my God. Thou knowest the name of that need which lies beneath my speechless groan. . . . Thou knowest that because I am made in Thine image I can find rest only in what gives rest to Thee; therefore Thou hast counted my unrest unto me for righteousness, and has called my groaning Thy Spirit's prayer.

George Matheson
taken from the Mosaic Bible, p. 179

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1 comment:

Jaime Kubik said...

This was great -- such wonderful words. I want you to know I am praying for you and this upcoming Tuesday!

I also thought I'd let you know I "tagged" you in a blogger thing. If you don't want to do it, I completely understand. I just like to see how your mind works sometimes and I would be really curious to see some of your answers. (Now who's got the "thinking" issues???!!!)

Love you!