This is my prayer not only for myself but for all those I love. This is my prayer for the incarcerated and their families. This is my prayer for all of us.
We sit by someone on a bus or get in a conversation in line at the grocery store and someone speaks truth to us. It may not be a welcome or comforting truth. Or it may be so comforting that we struggle to even consider the possibility that it is true.
We read a Facebook message that says something that we feel is hardly new or noteworthy, but it causes us to itch a bit as a new take on it wanders in and out of our thoughts throughout the day.
A bit of a song or Bible verse from a long-ago Vacation Bible School or church camp gets stuck in the merry-go-round of our mind and we wonder where that came from at this particular time.
We are thinking about going back to church and someone we just met is excited about a new church they visited recently. We are worried about a health issue and while we find the test for that comes back negative, something of an urgent and important nature is found during the process and a life is saved or improved.
Not everyone who brings important information or ideas or insights will arrive in a flaming chariot. It seems it would be much simpler if they did, but they don't. We are expected to keep our eyes open and trust in God's willingness to send help.