Today I will dismiss the popular cliches about positive thinking and the typical advice to overcome pain, grief, discouragement, and any type of loss. If we approach the test of life confident only in our own abilities or the abilities of others, we have failed the test before it is even given.

It is prayer alone that will guide, sustain, and strengthen us, for only prayer connects us with our Higher Power. And as we pray, let us find the warmth of companionship with those who will watch with us.

Matthew 26:40-41
When he went back to the disciples, he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “Couldn’t you stay awake with me for one hour? Stay awake, and pray that you won’t be tempted. You want to do what’s right, but you’re weak.”
God’s Word Translation

Today I will pray my way to God’s altar and not follow the script of some self-help book.

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