In my walk with God, I tend to approach God from the side. I don’t ask for help; my prayers of petition aren’t even verbal. Instead, I sit quietly with my need until I can picture myself handing it over.
I might want enough money to pay my bills, but I don’t use my English words to ask for this. There is no please or thank you. Instead I sit with the pain and anxiety, and I imagine Jesus sitting with me.
I believe Jesus lives within me all the time. It’s no secret to God that I have a problem because God feels what I feel. I know that no problem is bigger than God, so I’m comforted in my deepest anxiety by the presence of a sustaining power.
This message is an excerpt from “Not every prayer ends with ‘Amen’” by Karen Craigo in the June 2018 issue of Gather magazine.
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