“Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank you for having heard me. I know that you always hear me…”
John 11: 41-42a
Lord of the Universe, how your ears must ring and your heart overflows with the prayers of the world.
You watch over the sparrow and observe the ants.
World leaders bow their heads to you; parents cry out for help.
The trees dance in your honor and the birds sing your praise.
Majestic choirs tell of your love and you smile at the soft bedtime prayers of a young child.
Thank you for listening, Lord.
For hearing my repetitive prayers, my concerns, and my whining.
For celebrating with me with good news and staying by my side when I fall.
Your attentiveness to each of us reflects just a portion of your endless unconditional love.
It is hard to comprehend that with all the noise, talk, racket and clamor heading towards heaven, you hear each individual whisper.
You tenderly gather each word, spoken and unspoken.
You collect each tear.
You enfold each heart.
You find home within and nestle for eternity.
Thank you for always hearing me, Lord.