Psalm 56:5-7 (JDV)
Psalm 56:5 They twist my words all day long; all their thoughts against me are evil.
Psalm 56:6 They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps while they wait to cut my throat.
Psalm 56:7 Will they be delivered from their trouble? God, bring down the nations in wrath.
Now, David, that does not sound like a very Christian prayer. You are supposed to love your enemies.
But I have learned something about prayer by listening to my grandchildren, and some of my friends who do not seem to have a regulator for their mouths: honesty is refreshing. When my sky Father is listening in his confessional, he does not want me to censor my prayers. Belt them out and blurt them out. He wants my prayers to be brutally honest.
Father, here’s what I’ve got. Here’s what I feel.