Thursday, April 03, 2008

Inspire my prayer

I like the way Wesley acknowledges that it is God Who inspires and then accepts our prayers.

Jesu, my Savior, Brother, Friend,
On Whom I cast my every care,
On Whom for all things I depend,
Inspire, and then accept, my prayer.

Excerpt from a 7-stanza hymn by Charles Wesley (1707-1788) in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1742.


Bro. Matt said...

I'm glad that the Holy Spirit makes intercession as well! So often, I don't even know what to pray or even how to ask. But God is good and even takes care of me when I don't know how to take care of myself!

R. L. Vaughn said...

Amen. And even though we often don't recognize it, He always works all things together for our good.