Teach Me to Pray

I fully know
     that I must pray,
Not just at times,
     but every day. 
 
But the sin
     That dwells in me,
Makes praying
     A difficult activity.  
   
I enjoy more
     Doing other things, 
Than kneeling down  
     Before my King.      
    
I pray out of duty
     And with hypocrisy,
Not with delight,
     And for God’s glory.
 
Truly to prayer
     I’m naturally allergic,
Left to myself,
     My life will be tragic!  
 
O my Lord,
     With Thy disciples I say,
“Jesus Christ,
     Please teach me to pray
 

NOTE: I wish to thank Pastor Sherman Isbell and Mrs. Anna Renkema for helping me improve this poem.

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