God has so beautifully provided for us—if we pause to notice. A lot of people experience lack, even life-threatening lack, making us feel like we’re in a constant state of it. But I see abundance, bounty—gifts all around. Almost every delicious thing in the world is at my disposal.
Recognizing abundance: That’s a kind of prayer. It’s a prayer of thanksgiving and praise, and it’s a vital personal reflection and meditation. Not every prayer starts with “Dear God,” and prayers need not end in “Amen.” These days, few of my prayers do. I’m recognizing the value of just being with the Lord, in companionable silence or in readiness to hear.
This message is an excerpt from “Not every prayer ends with ‘Amen’” by Karen Craigo in the June 2018 issue of Gather magazine. Today is the 20th Sunday after Pentecost. We remember Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, pastor in North America, who died in 1787.
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