What is the purpose of prayer?
Read: “Thanks for the Privilege of Prayer”—Quiet Spaces, page 63
Our Will and God’s Will
What does “Thy will be done” mean to you?
Asking for Your Heart’s Desire
In your journal, write a deep desire of your heart. Then write a short prayer, asking God to fulfill this desire. Without judging or reflecting or reconsidering, write down every reason why God can’t or won’t give you the desire of your heart. Reflect on the ways you limit the power of prayer.
Opening to Possibilities
God of all possibility, help me to open myself to the many ways in which you answer my prayers. God of all power, remind me often that you are Lord of creation. God of great love, teach me as you would a loved child that with you all things are possible.
How would you feel if God answered a prayer that you didn’t expect to be answered? Has this ever happened to you? How did you react?