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I resolve ... to pray.
Dear God, this time it's different. I admit that too often I've tried to go it alone. It hasn't worked. Please help me pray.
Oh, you know I've knocked on your door before - out of desperation, when all else failed - and you were there for me. But I know there's more. You promised that we can ask and it will be given to us, seek and we will find, knock and the door will be opened for us.
Maybe I haven't prayed more because my attempts are so feeble. I can't keep my thoughts straight - I ramble like a kid. But then Jesus welcomed even children and listened to them. That means there's hope for me.
Maybe I haven't prayed more because I don't think I'm a good-enough Christian. But didn't the woman tell Jesus she only wanted the crumbs from the master's table? And Jesus answered her prayer.
So I'll start by confessing that I'm a sinner and deserve no mercy. I'm so sorry, Lord... Thank you for washing away my sins with the blood of Jesus. And I'm reminded that it's "not because of our righteous deeds but because of your great mercies, O Lord, that you hear" (Daniel 9:18-19).
I give you praise because you alone are worthy of praise. Please work your work of grace within my life this day... and this year. And thank you for helping me pray.
In Jesus' name. Amen.