Often, people ask ‘how can I pray?’ This becomes an even more pointed question in times like the ones we are living in- times of crisis and worry. One way to pray that I have practiced since I was a young boy is to simply have a conversation with God. Here is how one such conversation could go tonight…
As another day comes to an end, I thought I’d take some time to talk to you before bedtime. Thinking back over the day I can see how I let time, experiences and people go by today without recognising you among them all. Life can get stressful in these times and, even though those are the times when I need you most, they are the very times that I forget to call on you. Often it’s only in hindsight that I see this. I’m sorry. But at least I’m trying. I hear God loves a trier! Tomorrow I’m going to try even harder to include you in all the time, experiences and people I meet. Will you please help me do that?
Looking back I also realise that there were good moments today. It’s usually small moments of good things that happen in my life, although every now and then there are big things too. I want to say thank you for all that is good. I recognise all those things as gifts from you.
As I end my day there are some situations and people I’d like to place into your hands. I’d list them here, but I know you know them already. My job is to trust you and I’m trying hard with that too.
So, night night God. I love you. See you tomorrow.
Good to hear from you as this day ends. I know how stressful life can be for you right now and I understand how you can lose sight of me. I want you to know that I don’t hold those times against you. I appreciate that you are trying and, yes, I love a trier! I will definitely help you in all things.
I’m so glad you recognise the small and big good things in life. Enjoy them. And I appreciate your thanks.
I know all of the intentions you have and I want you to know that I am with you and all creation at all times, always and all ways.
Night night my friend. I love you. Sleep well.