In this fourth and final full week during September the word of the week will be “yes”.
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Sometimes our prayers can become full of words so for this final week we are stripping it back with a single word to focus on each day alongside a short Bible reading. This might be an opportunity to take a more reflective, meditative approach. Why not try journaling or doodling in response to the focus word?
Our new focus word is "please".
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.