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Day 10: Be Real, He Can Take It

“How long, oh Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, ‘VIOLENCE!’ but you do not save me. Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong?” ‒ Habakkuk 1: 2-3 (NIV)

Have you ever heard a talented pray-er (one who prays?) I sometimes try to be that person with flowery words, straight out of King James or Shakespeare. Talented pray-ers have a great gift. For me, however, flowery prayers can be a way to hide.

In truth, the best prayer I ever prayed—one that kept my life from going off the cliff—was an angry one. I think I even cussed. (I