UTTER NEED


Here’s a good one from Ben Murray.  This should be our constant prayer!

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23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

-Psalm 139: 23 and 24 (KJV)
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“Utter Need”

 

Patient Lord,

We come before You in utter need.

Our lives are continually broken and shameful,

And we would but repent,

Yet we enjoy our own revelry.

 

We come before You in utter need,

For we are so sinful that we cannot but sin

Unless we have Your guiding Spirit

Who is so ever ready to help our weakness.

 

We come before You in utter need,

Because our very fiber is infected.

Our every motive and desire is sinful;

And even our good curves back into self.

 

We come before You in utter need,

For we know that You will respond.

Your gracious love and mercy is what we desire,

Though we deserve damnation and misery.

 

We come before You in utter need,

Utter need for complete remorse.

Thank You for meeting the need,

And knowing no sin.

Ben Murray

 

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