Margin notes: A prayer from Psalm 105


Psalm 105:4 (ESV) — 4 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Heavenly Father, the volumes that need to be written on this one thought.

How destitute we are of joy and comfort and peace and understanding and righteousness and instruction because we do not seek your presence continually.

Because we go back and forth.

We imagine that we go in and out of your presence.

But it is not so.

You are with us always.

We do not leave your presence, we merely ignore it.

Oh horror of horrors!

Please forgive us.

Forgive us for uttering one syllable as though you are not hearing in the room with us.

Forgive us for the way we speak to others.

For the ways we think – as though you are not privy to every thought.

For pursuing some sort of abstract “strength” in our weak moments, instead of simply seeking your presence – for there, for YOU, are our strength. It is not some “thing” disconnected from you.

For what we let our eyes see and our ears hear. All because we are not living in the seeking – the act of recognizing your presence with us.

May that never again be true from this day forward.

May we, may I seek your presence at all times and in all places.

For you will be found by those who seek you. That is your promise. 2 Chron. 15:2

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