A young widow knelt by a grave, speaking audibly, as though her late husband could hear. A friend watching asked, “Do you pray?”
The widow answered, ” It’s hard to pray to a God I can’t see, who doesn’t talk back to me.”
“But you talk to your husband. Does he talk back to you?”
“I remember what he said when he was here, so I can imagine what he would say now.”
Prayer works the same way. Share your heart. Remember what Jesus said when he was here—read the Gospels—and try to imagine what he’d say to you now.*
*adapted from Jocelyn Green, The Widow of Gettysburg, p. 38.