“… The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” James 5:16
Earnest is an adjective defined as, resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction.
I was recently convicted my prayers weren’t earnest enough. So here is my best effort at an earnest prayer to God. Please pray with me.
Dear God, We need you right now in this moment. I need you. I need you to help me open my heart, my eyes, and my ears to change. Change is necessary, especially right now. God help each of us individually. God help me. Help me to be the change I want to see in the world. I know words typed on a screen are not enough. I pray I wouldn’t just know that truth, but act on it and do something about the injustice that is taking place in our world. God I’m not perfect and I never will be. That is why I cling to your Son Jesus whom You sent for EVERY SINGLE ONE of us. I pray You would get ahold of the hearts of those in our world and help us to see each other as You see us: Loved. Forgiven. And as Family. Jesus we need you. Jesus we love you. Amen.
Have a great week.