Sunday, September 25, 2005

Prayer thoughts

I heard a prayer in church this morning, that I really found so good. I`m not saying that they aren`t all good but there was just something about this one that made it stand out for me. I think it was because it was so “down to earth” using everyday language and a fresh way of saying things. It certainly made me realise something that I hadn`t ever thought about or contemplated before, and gave me something to think about. It was along the lines of (I can`t remember the exact words) that God doesn`t expect us to be perfect, that he knows we are imperfect but that we are accepted as being such. I know that doesn`t mean that we have to be the opposite; or that it doesn`t matter what we say or do; or that we shouldn`t try; because it does matter. But somehow hearing that expressed was very helpful and strengthening.

2 comments:

Who is this Dave? said...

The thing about true extemporised prayers is that they tend to be in everyday language, as it is the preacher speaking his/her own words (and in some cases, inspired by the Holy Spirit).

Ivy said...

The one I heard yesterday I definitely felt was inspired.