Prayers That See Aright

6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4).

True prayer always lifts the blinds of anxiety, and make us see aright.  Such prayers are truly humble in nature — making “supplication” rather than demands, and full of “thanksgiving” rather than complaining.  In true prayer we look past ourselves and our frustrations for being unfairly cast away from the center of the universe, and instead make humble requests because we are rightfully reminded that God is God and we are not.  In true prayer we look beyond what we believe we unfairly lack, and instead humbly thank God for all the abundance He has graciously bestowed.

True prayer is full of humble requests and profuse gratitude because it recognizes both God’s sovereignty, as well as His graciousness.  True prayer is full of humble requests because it understands that it is God who sits on the throne.  True prayer is full of humble gratitude because it sees that God’s scepter has been extended from that throne to bestow far more than we lack, and far above what we deserve.

Lord, we gladly confess that You are God and we are not.  Help our prayers This Day to be those which see aright: being those of humble requests with effusive thanksgiving.  Amen.