THAT EVIL MAY BE DEFEATED
AND THAT RIGHT MAY PREVAIL
It’s hard to know how to pray these days.
The country is in such turmoil, and clearly, we need God’s help. But I find it hard to keep my daily supplication from sounding like a blog post (like my last blog post, for instance).
How do I implore His benevolence, without presuming He endorses my particular agenda?
What’s the proper way to frame my appeal to One whose perspective is eternal and all-encompassing?
The cute graphic above — currently circulating online — hints at the difficulty of keeping willfulness from imposing itself on prayer. Apparently a lot of people face this challenge.
I suspect the answer to my quandary lies in trust. Which is to say: in trusting that God knows what’s best, and assenting to His will, no matter how He permits things to work out.
Easier said than done, I’m afraid.