There are many times I think about just how amazing it is that God really understands our situations, our frustrations, our challenges, even my sighs. To sigh is to emit a long, deep audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness or a similar feeling. I sigh for a world in need of healing and love. Have sighs for the marginalized and sighs for those who don’t know God but have a seeking heart. This quote by Brother Roger of Taize speaks into my heart: “God understands all human languages. God understands our words. But he also understands our sighs and our silences. And silence is sometimes all there is to prayer.” I will remind myself that a sigh is sometimes all there is to prayer as well. Prayer practice: “Transform my sighs.”

by Cathy