“but I am a man of prayer”

Psalms 109:1-4 reads:

My God, whom I praise,
    do not remain silent,
for people who are wicked and deceitful
    have opened their mouths against me;
    they have spoken against me with lying tongues.
With words of hatred they surround me;
    they attack me without cause.
In return for my friendship they accuse me,
    but I am a man of prayer.

This last line gripped my heart years ago. I still long for it. I still pray for it. I can’t shake it. In response, this is my prayer today. Will you make it yours?

I want to be a man of prayer.

One who delights in prayer.

One who relishes prayer.

One who loves to pray for others.

One who believes in the efficacy of prayer.

One who loves others in prayer.

One who grows in love for others in prayer.

One who worships through prayer.

One who supports my pastors through prayer,

One who weeps in prayer.

One who laughs in prayer.

One who gets angry in prayer.

One who receives God’s burdens in prayer.

And finally, one whose life makes my kids want to pray.

Oh Mighty Lord, my prayer life is so feeble. Make it yours. 

Your son, B.J.

 

Published by B.J. Condrey

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

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