February 20th

All Prayers Allowed

Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my cry of supplication. —Psalm 86:6

There is so much we may be asking from God: huge things like healing for those sick with the coronavirus, safety for those exposed to it, unity for a country divided, a chance for kids to go back to school, a return to “nor­mal” life. Then there are the many smaller things we may be praying for: patience with family members in a crowded house, a break in the weather so we can get outside for a bit, a respite during a hectic day, or something different to occupy our time during a day with nothing much to do. How­ever big or small our “asks” may be, the psalmist today reminds us that we can bring anything and everything before God in prayer. Nothing is off-limits with God.

FOR PRAYER: Speak to God about what you most desire right now, knowing that God is present and attentive to you.