Doodles as I ponder this prayer from AW Tozer: “Father, I want to know You, but my coward heart fears to give up its toys. I cannot part with them without inward bleeding, and I do not try to hide from You the terror of the parting.
I come trembling, but I do come.
Please root from my heart all those things which I have cherished so long and which have become a very part of my living self, so that You may enter and dwell there without a rival. Then shall You make the place of Your feet glorious. Then shall my heart have no need of the sun to shine in it, for You will be the light of it, and there shall be no night there.”
Right before he demonstrated how to pray, Jesus taught us how to pray: simply and as one who is known. (Matthew 6:7-8)
After all, we come before a God who knows us intimately- we never need to introduce ourselves to him. And we come before a Father who cares for us deeply- we never need to to try and get his attention.
I love the simplicity and sincerity of A.W. Tozer’s prayer.
Go trembling, but go before Him.