~ Place of Prayer ~
Anywhere is a place of prayer
if God is there...
I have prayed in the morning light,
I have prayed all alone,
I have prayed in the silence
of the darkness,
and I have prayed to the song of a lark.
I have prayed in the midst of a triumph,
and I've prayed when I suffered defeat...
I have prayed near the sands of the seashore
where the waves of the ocean beat.
I have prayed through suffering and heartache
when my eyes were blinded by the tears.
I have prayed in churches and chapels.
But often I had the feeling that my prayers
were not getting through.
And I realized then
that our heavenly Father
is not really concerned
where we pray
or impressed by our manner of worship
or the eloquent words that we say.
He is only concerned
with our feelings,
and He looks deep into our hearts
and hears the cry of our souls,
deep need that no words
could ever impart.
So it isn't the prayer that's expressive
or offered in some special spot...
It's the sincere plea of a sinner,
and God can tell
whether or not we honestly seek His forgiveness
and earnestly mean what we say.
And then and then only
God answers the prayers that we fervently pray.
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