"Negligence" (sonnet)

Dear Lord, we both know I don’t pray enough.
I get distracted, or I just forget.
Don’t get me wrong, Lord--You know I regret
Ignoring You, but making time is tough.
No. You know that’s not true. I’m just afraid
Of what would happen if I talked to You
Because You’d talk back, and then what would I do?
No more excuses. All my cards are played.
I think I’m ready. Go ahead and tear
The scales off of my eyes, so I can see
My negligence and beg You honestly
For grace that’s almost more than I can bear.
Lord, make me humble, wash me clean again.
Please hear my prayer in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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