Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I will never pray to anyone but you. Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly. Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; with the deepest awe, I will worship at your Temple. Lead me in the right path, O LORD, or my enemies will conquer me. Tell me clearly what to do, and show me which way to turn. (Psa 5:2-3, 7-8 NLT)
Prayer: LORD, I want to be faithful and consistent in prayer. Cause me to understand what prayer should be. I want it to be not a lifeless, religious ritual but a genuine outpouring of my love for You. I expect Your response–and I thank You in advance for this. As I communicate with You, help me to recognize and understand Your communication with me in everything that concerns my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.