Scott Hodge


Vulnerable Prayers

May 2, 2007

Psalm 26:2-3 (Message)
Examine me, God, from head to foot,
      order your battery of tests.
   Make sure I’m fit
      inside and out

3 So I never lose
      sight of your love,
   But keep in step with you,
      never missing a beat.

This morning I
found myself praying this extremely vulnerable and naked prayer. 

As I journaled and meditated on the Psalmist’s words, I was [once again] reminded that I don’t pray these types of
prayers nearly as often as I should. 

Yet, when I do, I almost always experience a heightened sense of awareness of my heart’s condition.

Which is not always a good thing. 

At least at first. 

But then……through His mercy and grace, my heart begins that journey back to the place where God created it to be – secure in HIS love and HIS ability where I’m reminded that it ALL belongs to HIM.

5 Responses to “Vulnerable Prayers”

  1. This is good. Thanks for the reminder of my own personal need to pray those vunerable prayers to God.
    Have a blessed week!

  2. edith Zepeda says:

    Wow did I need to hear these today. It’s been a LONG few days with some personal stuff. The thing is its not my personal stuff but my heart is in disarray.
    I am really looking forward to First Wednesday tonight! Thanks for the pick me up!!

  3. Scott,
    Man oh man…did I need to read that. Yesterday was without a doubt the worse day in the life of my ministry, and I was sitting here this morning actually putting off going into the office because I didn’t want to face the day.
    I didn’t want to pray this morning…I didn’t want to read this morning…all I wanted to do was feel sorry for myself.
    So…I know what I will be praying on my way to the office today.
    Thank you for being so open and showing your heart.

  4. Joni says:

    This post and last night’s worship(especially reading the scriptures)really gave me a boost. I’ve been trying to figure out why I’ve been out of sorts lately and God clearly showed me I simply haven’t been reading his word or hangin’ with him and therefore have been self-absorbed. Oh-gotta go–whiny complainy child climbing on me. Thanks for the post.

  5. Thanks…beautiful and needed.

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