I trust the spirit of God within.
When a friend or loved one is hurting, I may wish I could change their circumstances, give them a new start, or free them from a destructive habit. But I must lift my love and caring above the situation, look past my perceptions, and set my faith on God within them. I pray knowing my loved one is in God’s loving care and blessed by the healing activity of Spirit. I seal my prayer with the affirmation: Thy will be done. I release attachment to any specific outcome, resting in the assurance of divine results and timing for all concerned. In praying for others, I give them a personal and powerful gift—an expression of my faith in them, in the spirit of God within them, and in the enduring power of prayer.
Pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.—1 Thessalonians 5:17-18