Teach Us to Pray
Abba, Please teach us to pray, we must learn Your ways that lead us to seeing Your Face. Some of us are not skilled in the art of words, for our tongue mixes our thoughts into a maze of words entangled in our mouths. Yet some have grown complacent and a selfish flesh an embezzler of our time spent with You. Still some have grown lazy and apathy has set in as our bones return to dust. We are men who know not how to express the deepest emotions that are hidden deep inside our soul. We are men who know not how to express the fears that tear our heart apart and cause our faith to grow colder than ice.
In these moments we have no colorful stylistically expressions of words we could speak. Nor do we wish to recite those churchly phrases we so often throw around as if to impress one another. Nor do we have a finely tuned delicately molded prayer to lavish at Yeshua’s feet. Abba let us not offend You when we confine ourselves to repeating petitions as our prayers unwind like an old cuckoo-clock. Please forgive us, for far to long our prayers have been a children’s wish list at Christmas of I wants. Abba, we have been held captive to long help us be free of these rusty chains! Abba, could it be we are praying more when we say the least?
Abba, should Your men not have a desirous pleading for Your Will to be done here now on earth as it is in Heaven? Abba, help us to be content with our daily bread, as You keep us from evil. For You are the all-powerful, all-knowing, always loving, always present God that we surrender to. Take our will and remake it into Your will do with us as You desire. Please give the men of God the courage to take captive the next stronghold of hell, give us boldness and vision to expand our boundaries, increase our Faith to seek adventure in finding new horizons. Most of all help us to love You more every day and love Your Will for our lives.
Abba, turn Your face upon us and reach out with Your Holy Spirit as we try to draw near to you. Abba Father, we have been that clanging cymbal and sounding brass far to long. By Your Holy Spirit we shall once more love Your Laws and love and desire Your will for our lives. We will repent and love one another, we will again love our enemies, we shall seek first Your Kingdom. We shall repent and will once more become Men of One Accord for this is Your Will. Then the Holy Spirit shall sound from Heaven and once more rush in as a mighty wind to the men who are of one accord. The Fire of heaven shall sit upon your men of the Church as many signs and wonders appear. Blind shall see, the lame shall dance, and as the dead rise to life to worship the King. All Glory and Honor Belongs to Yeshua the King of Kings! Father Abba we seek Your Face!