I Pray These Things with All My Heart

I am nearing the end of Miss Clara’s prayer.  This is the first time that I’ve ever challenged myself to journal in my Bible on a a daily basis.  I’ve been doing so right before bed, and for the first the first time in months, I’ve been sleeping well.  I don’t know if there’s a correlation or its just a coincidence, but it’s been at least 30 days of no insomnia, and I’ll take it!!!

It seems a little funny to me that I spent so much time with the prayer of a fictional character from a popular movie, but someone wrote the prayer and whoever wrote it must have known the Bible so well that the language of the Bible just flowed naturally, as if it were simply part of the author’s vocabulary.  It was so easy to pick a verse for every line.

Searching for the phrase:  “All My Heart” took me to Psalm 111.  This short Psalm covered so much of what I’ve discovered about God as a result of journaling through this prayer.  God does great works and its a delight to study them.  His work is full of spendor and majesty.  God is righteous, gracious, and merciful.  He cares for us and keeps His promises.  The precepts taught through the Bible are trustworthy.  God alone is our redeemer.  The fear of the Lord gives us wisdom and putting faith into practice gives us a good understanding.  God’s praise endures forever!!!

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