Praying Scripture: Prayer inspired by Psalm 131
O Lord, so often my heart is lifted up, my eyes raised too high. I’ve occupied myself with things too great and marvelous for me. I’ve been arrogant, thinking more of myself than I ought, in regards to my fellow man, but most of all in regards to you. I have not honored you as One most holy, most worthy, most mighty.
No, I’ve thought of you as one like myself, one to be evaluated and judged. I have not remembered that you are just when you judge, that all your ways are right and good. And although you ways are so much higher than mine, your thoughts so far beyond my comprehension, I question your actions. I try to make sense of them with my finite mind.
But now, by your grace, I calm and quiet my soul, like a weaned child with its mother, and I remember that you alone are God. I yield myself to my Creator, God of the universe. You alone are King, our Redeemer, and the hope of the world.