“Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.” Matthew 21:22 NRSV

Thought

God knows what you need before you pray. God asks only that you lift your broken heart in prayer that is soul-searching and introspective; in prayer that allows listening and meditation; in prayer that is possible only within the silence of the heart; in prayer for divine wisdom and insight.

Prayer

God, on this day of rest my heart and mind are attuned to you. I ask in faith for your soul-sustaining grace, knowing that it is mine to receive. Amen.

Assurance

God listens; I know that God is always there for me.

Originally published in Beyond the Broken Heart - Daily Devotions for Your Grief Journey,
Abingdon Press 2012