Prayer Mondays: Kierkegaard (3)

Barring my faulty memory (and if I’m not lazy) I want to post prayers on Monday from all over Church History and then throughout the modern day, and then my own. This one comes from Kierkegaard.

Father in Heaven,

Well we know that it is Thou

That giveth both to will and to do,

That also longing,

When it leas us to renew the fellowship

With our Savior and Redeemer,

Is from Thee.

Father in Heaven, longing is they gift.

 

But when longing lays hold of us,

Oh, that we might lay hold of the longing!

When it would carry us away,

That we also might give ourselves up!

When Thou art near to summon us,

That we also in prayer

Might stay near Thee!

When Thou in the longing

Dost offer us the highest good,

Oh, that we might hold it fast!

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Prayer Monday on Sunday: Mother’s Day

Barring my faulty memory (and if I’m not lazy) I want to post prayers on Monday from all over Church History and then throughout the modern day, and then my own. This one is my own, not on Monday but rather on Sunday, for Mother’s day, but in the form of a Thanksgiving.


Thank you Lord for my wife and Mother of my children.

You had your prophets pen the words of Proverbs 31 as a picture of wisdom, then you decided to give me a wife that illustrated that picture.

Thank you Lord, that in my wife and mother of my children, you remind me of the great care and nurture that you have for people. You provide rain. You provide grain. You provide sun. You love.

And you provide mothers for us all.

So thank you Lord for my own Mother as well.

Amen.

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Prayer Mondays: An Unanswered Prayer

Barring my faulty memory (and if I’m not lazy) I want to post prayers on Monday from all over Church History and then throughout the modern day, and then my own. But this one comes from a story Jesus told and it reveals an unanswered prayer by a man in Hell.

“And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame” (Luke 16:24).

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