Dear Lord,

Life changes. It’s not a matter if things will change, it’s simply when. Sometimes it happens slowly, but often quickly. Sometimes for good, but often painfully. Sometimes in small ways, but often dramatically.

One of the most difficult things with which to struggle is the reality that things are different than they were. Indeed, they’ll never be the same again. And that always brings its own kind of grief.

Yet even if it feels like it, this grief is never the final word. Your love is. Because it reaches out, fills us to overflowing, brings healing and binds everything together in Your love in Jesus.

So our prayer today is simple. May every person who needs to experience this reality start experiencing it right this instant.