Saturday, September 16, 2006

Simple Prayers

I've spent the past couple hours studying and preparing for a retreat I will be leading next weekend. After reading lots of commentaries and books, examining Biblical texts, and creatively building my messages, I took a big step back and said, "God, I don't wanna give them a bunch of crap."

I don't think what I've got is crap. But it was a cry to God to be with me in the preparation and help me say what He wanted said. It was a cry to come off message preparation auto-pilot, crafting messages that I think college students need to hear. It was probably the most genuine and powerful prayer I've prayed all day.

Sometimes, the simplest prayers are the best.


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