Prayer is truly a gift from God. It is moments when we can find ourselves more deeply aware of God’s presence in our lives, and more intimately connected to God (and to others).
And yet, it’s also, a challenge for lots of us. Most of us know the pain of prayers that aren’t answered as we had asked and the pain of loud silence.
Frederick Buechner, theologian and writer, once wrote, “According to Jesus, by far the most important thing about praying is to keep at it.” (pray without ceasing)
I’m pretty sure that we humans will never fully understand God, Divine, nor will we ever fully understand the magnitude of the gift of prayer, how it works, what it does, and what it really is…..
but…. don’t give up on it. Keep praying.
And today…. I recommend just saying to God,
“God, here I am; help me know you are here, too.”
And keep at it!
Peace in our journeys,
Pastor Steve Melde