Prayer stalwarts say that God answers prayers that are scripture based – we should avoid the blabber of words. That He prefers prayers that are consistent – thus we ought to keep knocking. And that midnights are the best times to seek God in prayer – we should beat sleep and stay up to pray.
However, there come certain days when the spirit indeed wills to pray – long consistent scripture-based prayers in the quiet hours of the night, yet the flesh is weak. Sometimes, all we can manage are murmurs and whisperings, for elaborate wordings fail us.
On such days when we are torn apart and weary, and all we can manage are the one-sentence prayers:
“God, I beg” or “God help me” or “God have mercy on me”.
For on those days, our memories fail to reconcile with Bible verses. Our strength is feeble, our pain very real.
All we have on those days is the faith that we have a father above who hears us even when our words are whispers and one sentence prayers. Because we believe we have a father who wants us to call Him on the day of trouble – even when words are few – He will come to the rescue.
So, until the days when long prayers enriched with Bible verses return, and flesh brought to a low, I will call anyhow and anyway I can to my father who hears, sees and feels me each day! For He will come through! This I am certain!