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Written by Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941), an English writer and pacifist. This is an excerpt from her book “The Light of Christ.”

We can never forecast the path God’s energy of rescue will take. It is never any use saying to God, “I am getting desperate! Please answer my prayer by the next mail and please send a blank check.” God will answer but not necessarily like that; more probably God will transform and use the unlikely looking material already in hand—the loaves and the tiny fishes—looking up to Heaven and blessing it and making it do after all. A priest was once asked if many miracles happened at Lourdes. He said, “Yes, many; but the greatest are not miracles of healing, but the spiritual miracles, the transformation of those who pray desperately for cure of this or that and come back, not physically cured, but filled with peace and joy, surrendered to the Will of God, conformed to the Cross.”


Written by Rick Warren, a contemporary pastor and author.

Dear God, thank you that you love me and want to keep me from depending on other things instead of you. Forgive me for when I’ve depended on my job and other people instead of you. Thank you that you haven’t forgotten me. Lord, the days ahead may be a little scary at times, but I understand now that the path to a miracle is through uncomfortable territory. I understand now that the source of a miracle will be unexpected, so I shouldn’t try to figure it out. I should just trust you. When you tell me what to do, and it doesn’t always make sense, I will still do what you want me to do. Help me to remember that you’re all I need and that where you guide, you’ll provide. I want to learn to trust you one day at a time. I want to go your way, not my way. I want to follow you, and I ask you to save me and come into my life. I claim your promise that if I trust you, you’ll meet my needs. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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