O you who answer prayer! (Ps 65:2)
Addressing God in this way speaks of faith and hope. We believe that prayer is answered. Our experience can be that prayer may not always be answered in the way that we originally wanted it to be. In hindsight we might glimpse God’s plan for ourselves and others. Thus our experience can help us to grow in faith, hope and trust.
Starting on a journey of faith, the young people in our care must be supported to pray. That might come from opportunities for prayer – both formal and informal – with which they are provided. It could also come from judicious sharing of our own faith journeys. With the Holy Spirit at work in them and us, we journey closer to the faith, hope and trust of the psalmist.
Have a great week!