FaithPrayers Newsletter – June-July 2014
When we pray for ourselves we often pray about a need we have, a problem, or a concern. We pray about sickness, we pray when the money isn’t stretching far enough, and for our relationships and jobs. Those are all very legitimate and needed things to pray about. It makes great sense to talk to God about all the aspects that comprise our lives.
I wonder, though, if it would change something for us if we began to pray in great earnest about our personalities, about our character, about what – in our society – we tend to term “that’s just me”.
When someone is sick or the mortgage is about to fail, we crumble out of bed onto our knees and beg God to hear and answer. What would it mean to us, as people, if one day we awoke, fell to the side of the bed, and began begging God to be, for instance, a kinder person?