A READER ASKS

Simple Grace - - From The Editor -

“Dear Lord, I’m pray­ing for so many other peo­ple right now that I’m get­ting anx­ious about miss­ing out on my own time with You. I know that sounds ter­ri­ble given the fact that I’m not deal­ing with what they are: My niece is un­der­go­ing chemo, my best friend is in the midst of an ugly cus­tody bat­tle and my sweet­est of­fice col­league lost her hus­band last month. But be­tween ask­ing You for strength and heal­ing for them and hon­or­ing other prayer re­quests that come up, I’m emo­tion­ally drained. By the time I get around to You and me af­ter tick­ing down my prayer list for oth­ers, the best I can of­fer is a brief, ‘Thanks for lis­ten­ing.’ And pray­ing is start­ing to feel like a chore. Can You help lead me in a bet­ter way?”

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