This prayer comes from a book I’m reading right now – . This is the prayer following a chapter about dealing with those painful emotions – grief, anger, loss, and pain. It’s been quite timely for me. I have work to do in these areas.

Lord Jesus, when I think about my losses,it can feel like I have no skin to protect me. I feel raw, scraped to the bone. I don’t know why you have allowed such pain. Looking at Job helps, but I must admit I struggle to see “something new birthed out of the old.” Lord, grant me the courage to feel, to pay attention, and then to wait on you. You know that everything in me resists limits, humility, and the cross. So I invite you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to make your home in me as you describe in John 14:23, to freely roam and fill every crevice i my life. And may the prayer of Job, finally, be mine: “My ears have heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.” In Jesus’ name, Amen.