The prayer that is a spiritual feeling

Sometimes prayer simply can't be put into words. It's an unmistakable, irresistible sense of God's goodness, an assurance that in His presence all is well.

My husband and I had just moved into a large student housing complex with our two young children. One evening the older—a three-year-old—was out in the yard playing with other children. As it grew dark I went out to get her, but she was nowhere to be found. All the other children had gone in, and I could feel fear rising within me. I immediately began to pray, but I found myself frantically running everywhere. In a few minutes my husband, the neighbors—everyone around— were in on the search but to no avail.

Finally I realized I must get still. The Bible reminds us, "Be still, and know that I am God." Ps. 46:10. I stood very still in the dark of the evening, affirming the all-presence of God, good. I knew that divine Love would help me if I would just listen.

By sight unseen
August 3, 1987

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