You know what I long for, Lord;
you hear my every sigh.
1 JOHN 5:14 (CEB)
This is the confidence that we have in our relationship with God: If we ask for anything in agreement with his will, he listens to us.
What a radical idea—that a deity would care or even listen to what mortals have to say.
Thank you, God, for caring enough to tune into what is important to me. I realize that much of what I say is childish babbel to you. But you understand and respond lovingly. Help me to tune into what you're saying so that my longings and prayers match up with your will. I expect that will lead to even more fruitful conversations. Amen.
Our Father in Heaven,
we hold your name in the highest regard.
Please come and establish your reign here on earth
so that everything that happens here will align
with what is happening in heaven.
and we’ll forgive those who have wronged us.
Shield us from the trials and temptations that come our way.
Lastly, we pray that you would protect us from all forms of evil. Amen.