A few weeks ago Pastor Bud prayed with such power and articulated such a clear, God-centered vision for his people that I approached him afterwards and asked if I could have his transcript, assuming he had written it out beforehand. He had not. God had granted him that prayer in the moment. And those prayers aren’t posted anywhere.
Another man I know prays like that, and when I saw that David Michael was giving the offertory prayer yesterday, I got my phone ready and recorded his prayer. I’m glad I did.
I’ve listened to it several times and found something fresh each time to help me praise God and orient my heart more accurately toward who God is. “Prone to wonder, Lord I feel it” wrote Robert Robinson in his great hymn, Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing. Prayers like this help me get back on the path.
I don’t offer it to flatter David (he wouldn’t appreciate that) but rather as a helpful tool in learning how to pray in ways that encourage affections toward and confidence in God.