Read Psalm 55
Listen to my prayer, O God; don’t hide yourself
when I cry to you. Hear me, Lord! Listen to Me!
For I groan and weep beneath my burden of woe.
In April of 2002 I lost my husband, Bill, to cancer. After my family left and I was alone, I became more and more afraid. I didn’t know what to do. One day when I was in one of my tirades, I suddenly stopped and sat down. “What is wrong with me, Heavenly Father?” Then I knew. As I prayed, there was a knock at the door — my neighbors. Then the phone rang — a friend. A prayer answered.
There I was, surrounded by friends and God’s love, and I knew exactly what to do. Each time I became afraid, I prayed and talked to a friend or family member and got through the worst part of my grief. Now, here I am living my life with God and with peace in my heart.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, hear our prayers to calm our fears. Help us to help others when they are in need. Give us all peace throughout the world. In Jesus’ name, amen.