Sometimes in prayer we feel overwhelmed by need. Too often we respond by giving our list of what we think the people or situations for which we are praying need most, when in reality they need the presence of God. Because Emmanuel, God with us, changes things.
But God is already there. Then what?
I have lately been thinking of a new way to pray. Rather than telling God what I think should be done, I am curious to know what can happen if I instead say, "My Lord, what can I do to help Your Kingdom come in this situation?" I am curious to hear my Lord's response, knowing that I may well be asked to be the answer to my own prayer.