Jesus tells us to pray for our enemies, a challenge for me right now, and yet I know that is what I am called to do as a Christian. I, who have had very few enemies in my life, now have millions (everyone who didn’t vote as I did). I’m being a little dramatic here, but admitting and naming millions helps me welcome the truth of how I feel.
When I woke up yesterday I asked God what God wanted me to do. My mind jabbered on and on. And then I heard God’s small voice telling me to pray, pray without ceasing as Paul suggests in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. That’s it. No long conversation. I’m doing the best I can, but it sure is hard to stop all the chatter, analysis, judgments that I do so well as a human being.
Oh, 1 Thessalonians 5:16, in the verse just prior, Paul tells us: rejoice always.