I have had a stressful couple of days. Dealing with lawyers, deceit and injustice. Coupled with study commitments, my wife and I coping with the flu – the joys of the weekend seem to fleetingly far.
Tonight I picked up the Bible to read and it opened to Psalm 131, which I had highlighted.
1 My heart is not proud, LORD,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.
2But I have calmed and quieted myself,
I am like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child I am content.
3 Israel, put your hope in the LORD
both now and forevermore.
I then wrote and prayed the following prayer.
My heart is proud – Lord forgive my pride. My eyes are haughty – Lord forgive my pride. I have concerned myself with what I shouldn’t – Lord forgive my pride. I concern myself with things that are above my concerns – Lord forgive my pride.
Lord I come to you because of my pride – help me to be humble in my hour of need. Help me to surrender my ambitions and concern myself with you – So that I may be weaned of worry, discontent, anger and all that hinders my walk with you.
May I be content in all I have – which is you. I put my faith and hope in you Lord and ask that you help me to do this continually now and forever more.