Teach Me to Pray

As you enter the house of God, keep your ears open and your mouth shut. It is evil to make mindless offerings to God. Donʼt make rash promises, and donʼt be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So let your words be few. ~ Ecclesiastes 5:1-2 NLT

Take the cotton from your ears
so you can hear God.
Put cotton in your mouth
for you have nothing to teach Him.
When did Sunday dresses
become t-shirts and cut-off jeans?
Who let people start applauding in
Holy, holy, holy.
Holy is his name.

Lord God, teach me to pray,
and teach me that listening
is worth more than telling in prayer.


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