the mystery of prayer

We pray, our God,
as those who believe
in the mystery of prayer—
absolutely believing prayer makes a difference—
a profound difference—
a transformative difference within circumstance.

We don’t know,
when we pray,
what that difference will be.
We don’t know how to identify it—
name it—expect it.

But we believe
that sharing our concerns and celebrations with each other
and inviting You into them
effects transformative possibility.

And because You’re You,
within all that we don’t know,
we trust that mystery …
which is to say,
we trust You—
in Jesus’ name,
amen.

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