“I called out to God from habit more than from expectation and because I had no one else to call to” (Richard H. Schmidt, 245).*
God, I thank you for taking the brunt of my blame and anger. Thank you for being with me even through my doubts and fear.
God, I thank you for hearing my prayers and rescuing me when no one else cared or could. Thank you for being my comforter, and my shepherd.
Thank you for being there when I call on you when I am in distress; and somehow and in some way, you have that answer for me.
Like Richard, I too call upon you out of habit, but you know God some habits are good for our health and our souls. I pray that I will never break this habit. I pray that someday my prayers won’t be out of habit, but a desire to have that special relationship with you. Amen.
Schmidt, Richard H. Praises Prayers & Curses: Conversations with the Psalms. Forward Movement, 2005.