You who pray, take heart. You don’t have to heave your prayer over a wall, an abyss of distance between you and the Holy One. Your prayer need not be enhanced to be noticed or embellished to be worthy.
The God at the far reaches of the universe is also within. The Holy Presence will never fail you or abandon you.
“We do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit intercedes for us with sighs to deep for words.” We do not pray to God: God prays in us. We merely hold the space.
We do not know how to give as we ought but the Spirit gives us gifts too deep for words. We do not know how to forgive, but the Spirit intercedes with blessed surrenderings. We do not know how to grieve, but the Spirit cries in us with tears too deep for words. We do not know how to wonder, to lament, to bless, to trust, to heal, to dare, to thank. But the Spirit intercedes.
We do not know how to live as we ought, but the Spirit intercedes for us with lives too deep for words.
To every day, to every moment, to each breath and every heartbeat we say, Amen.