The office is understaffed and the boss needs you to carry a few additional responsibilities for a while. The family is in the midst of a teenaged crisis. Your big opportunity has just materialized, but the timing is wrong. Your “forever young” parents are beginning to show their age with health related issues that frighten you. The mechanic just called – you need a new transmission. Your hard drive crashed. You sat on your new glasses. Your diet weigh-in was a blowout. Your schedule is packed with whiners. Somebody had better rig an air tank because you’re about to go under.
It’s time for a simple prayer like, “Save me” or “Help!” Simple prayers are best when you’re fighting to keep your head above the waters. Simon Peter uttered a simple prayer when he began to sink beneath the waves. The crucified thief prayed a simple prayer: “Remember me.”
Most prayers in the Bible are simple prayers. God is not impressed with the oratory of a Churchill or the eloquence of a Shakespeare, yet He is moved by a one word prayer offered in simple faith.
Reposted with permission from onehope.net.