January 29, 2012
“Prayer is such an ordinary, everyday, mundane thing. Certainly, people who pray are no more saints than the rest of us. Rather, they are people who want to share a life with God, to love and be loved, to speak and to listen, to work and to be at rest in the presence of God.” – Roberta Bondi
Knowing that God hears my prayers every time I speak to Him reassures me. He never closes His ear to me. He never turns His back on me. He never cuts me off mid-sentence or walks away. He is never critical and never runs and gossips about my struggles. He never scolds me or yells at me when I mess up. He is patient, loving, forgiving and He always wants to help me. His Word is my answer to ALL of my problems! And although, many times, He answers in ways I may not understand, or agree with, I know He answers, because He is faithful!
“Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in all circumstances.” (1 Thess. 4:16)