My Prayer

May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice. – Psalm 141:2 NIV


Lord, I talk too much. My prayers don’t leave room for breath and reflection. I petition without praise. Even as I pray right now, I can let my mind wander to things that need to be done or requests I want to make while I have Your attention. Lead me to a deeper prayer life, Lord. Let me come to You in silence and with a spirit of worship. May my words wind their way to You like tendrils of burning incense. Hear my prayer, O Lord. Amen.


[from One-Minute Prayers by Hope Lyda]