There are many methods of prayer. Confession and petition, intercession and worship, silence and contemplation, reading and journaling. Praying alone or praying with friends. Eyes open and eyes closed. Words spoken or words thought. Brief prayers or lengthy prayers.
Prayer is a conversation with the Listener. It’s part of a relationship rather than a performance. It is part of love, not an attempt to earn love.
So today, let us pray. You can choose how you want to pray, but here’s a little guide if you want it.
I’m taking an ancient prayer of David and letting it be my conversation today with my Leader.
(Psalm 16:5-11, NIV)
Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.