Prayer teaches us our unworthiness, which
small blessing to such proud beings as we are.
True prayer is-
an inventory of needs,
a catalogue of necessities,
an exposure of secret wounds,
a revelation of hidden poverty.
While prayer is an application to divine
it is a confession of human emptiness.
I believe that the most healthy state of a Christian
is to be always empty, and always depending upon
the Lord for supplies; to be always poor in self and
rich in Jesus; weak as water personally, but mighty
through God to do great exploits; and hence the use
of prayer, because while it adores God, it lays the
creature where he should be, in the very dust.
clothes the believer with the attributes of Deity,
girds human weakness with divine strength,
turns human folly into heavenly wisdom, and gives
to troubled mortals the serenity of the immortal God.
I know not what prayer cannot do!
I thank you, great God, for the mercy-seat, a
choice gift of your marvelous loving-kindness.
Help us to use it aright!