Our prayers are not the sum of our words but the condition of our hearts.
(Psalm 139:1-10 reference)
“Lay before Him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.”
1. The Prayer of Despair (Psalm 88:1-7, 13-14)
The turn inward is turning to the presence of God who dwells within.
Despair is not the time to abandon God and retreat from His church but to pray, listen, worship, and obey.
2. The Prayer of Conflict
Our nature will continue conflicting with God’s nature until we are taken to our eternal home.
Amid His conflict, Jesus’ devotion to the Father outweighed His suffering.
In our prayer of conflict, we do not change the mind of God; we surrender to His will.
I have been crucified with Christ.