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Psalm 86:11-12

The prayer to ‘knit my heart unto thee’ is as poetic as it is profound. Weaving the sinews of our will into the will of God echoes the prayer of Jesus as he faced the cross: ‘Not what I want but what you want’ (Matthew 26.39b nrsv). His example shows us that it is far from a light thing to ask God to teach us his way and to promise to walk in his truth. When we reach desperate moments in life we can be heard trying to bargain with God: ‘If I get better I will do whatever you want me to do.’...

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