Hymn: “I Often Say My Prayers” by John Burton


I often say my prayers,
But do I ever pray?
And do the wishes of my heart
Go with the words I say?

I may as well kneel down
And worship gods of stone
As offer to the living God
A prayer of words alone.
For words without the heart
The Lord will never hear,
Nor will He to those lips attend
Whose prayers are not sincere.

Lord, show me what I need,
And teach me how to pray,
Nor let me ask Thee for Thy grace,
Not feeling what I say.

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