Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ by Viktor Frankl.
Today I pray, “Dear God, Thank You for calling me forth to express myself and to share this expression with others. This experience means so much to me. I love You. Amen.”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage:
“It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life — daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.”
Prayer is my right action and right conduct. When I think about someone, as though they enter my thoughts by chance, I know that I must pray for that person. Be it my closest loved one, an acquaintance, or someone I have never met. I started this practice, praying for someone once the thought of them surfaces, a few years ago. And, to me, it is baffling to think what a difference this one, small action has made in the world. This remains simply what life expects of me. Prayer is my answer to life’s ultimate question.